Friday, March 27, 2009

The A Picture's Worth A Thousand Bloggings Post.

The above shot from Cindy's Allure spread is undoubtedly the Battle of Helms' Deep of said spread, based on reaction on the 'Net. I can't imagine why.

About the only really negative aspect of it is the "MILFs > 20-year-olds!" crowd, which is a bit unfair. Don't get me wrong, Cindy's claim that she looks "pretty good for 43" is an understatement (and combined with early reviews of MTV's new House of Style unfavourably comparing new host Bar Refaeli with her, this must be a great week for Cindy's sense of self)... but while Cindy is definitely more attractive than loads of women younger than her, she's also more attractive than loads of women her own age and older. Cindy Crawford's always been a load more fetching than the norm, so in a sense this is business as usual. Making it probably the only time that one of my fantasy women being pictured naked and creamed up (not the first dream-come-true musing this has brought up) can be described as "business as usual."

The point is, as fine as 40-plus women like Cindy, Halle Berry and Jennifer Aniston are this doesn't mean ladies an even longer way from Freedom Passes should be knocked. Besides, back when Cindy was in her 20s you can be assured she was on the receiving end of the same "older is better" treatment... my view is, everybody was younger once. (Plus there's always a time limit, but that bridge can be crossed when we come to it.) That said, would Scarlett Johansson have gotten such a reaction in a similar situation?

Quite possibly.

But would Agyness Deyn?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The In Memory Of Trouble Post.

Trouble, the cable channel that used to be The Children's Channel but gradually focused on teens and later on younger people in general (i.e. not older people), is being axed by Virgin Media - and repurposed for sister channel Living. The idea is that not content with having Living and Living2 AND having +1 channels for both of them, it'll eventually become Living3.

I have nothing really against Living - it may have contributed to the swollen ego of Tyra Banks (who, as The Soup pointed out, recognises that you can't spell "mentor" without "me") by running America's Next Top Model and Britain's Next Top Model, and it may have been a major player in the Jade Goody Affair, but any channel that brought UK viewers Charmed, The L Word, Veronica Mars and Boston Legal has to have something in its favour. Nonetheless, Trouble will be missed... aren't there enough lifestyle channels out there already?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The ...And Then Two Come Along At Once Post.

Gisele Bundchen is in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar. But more importantly, so is Cindy - taken by Peter Lindbergh in this spread. That is a must buy when I find it. And so is the newest Allure.

Many, many thanks to Fred Smithson's Celeb Girlz For Charity blog for the heads-up. Especially for this.

Monday, March 09, 2009

The When The Pixie Met The Leprechaun Post.


So over the weekend one of my TV Girlfriends/Mistresses/Concubines was invited to the reopening of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in... er... Hawaii. She was pictured smoking (or at least with a cigarette in her hand) but I haven't got a problem with that - she still has time to quit, and it is possible to be a non-smoking asshole.

She's pictured above with Michael Emerson from Lost instead of Heather Graham. I do have a problem with that. Babes should stick together...