Kelly Ripa Talked About Working Out Of A Janitor’s Closet And Sharing A Bathroom With The Audience During Her Early Days At “Live!”
Kelly Ripa covers the latest issue of Variety, and in the interview she talks about the epic highs and lows of her 22 years hosting Live! 52-year-old Kelly says that when co-host Ryan Seacrest decided to leave the show, she was nervous about her job. Ryan and her husband/future co-host, Mark Consuelos, assured her she’d be fine, but she told them she still had “a little PTSD” based on how ABC executives had treated her in the past. Kelly tells Variety that when she first started at Live!, ABC wouldn’t let her have an office. They stuck her in an empty janitor’s closet! They also wouldn’t give her a private bathroom. She had to line up with the studio audience to use the public toilet, even when she was pregnant. Variety describes her treatment as outrageously sexist. Kelly says that, at the time, she didn’t realize how bad her situation was, and her ignorance was her superpower. Huh. I thought her superpower was her freakishly short arms. Continue reading
Naomi Watts did an interview with Entertainment Weekly and talked about menopause, ageism, and showbiz, baby! 54-year-old Naomi says that when she hit it big with 2001’s Mulholland Drive, she was 33 (“on death’s door” in Hollywood years), and she was told to hurry up and do a bunch of movies before turning 40, the age when she’d become officially “unfuckable.” Because, as everyone knows, a woman’s vagina seals shut the moment they enter their fifth decade. Unfuckable!
Here’s some bleak news. Supermodel Paulina Porizkova is now completely invisible to men now that she’s in her fifties. In a new interview with The Times, 56-year-old Paulina explains that she’ll gussy herself up and try to flirt with dudes at parties, but they’ll walk away from her “mid-sentence” to hit on ladies 20 years her junior. Ugh! Poor Paulina has now entered a universe many of us have looong been familiar with: the reality in which certain men look through us because they don’t consider us fuckable. As a supermodel, it must be a terrible shock. Quick, somebody get this quinquagenarian a thermal blanket!
Pink Offered To Pay The Fine That The Norwegian Women’s Handball Team Received For Breaking The Bikini Dress Code
Last week the Norwegian women’s beach handball team got in official shit for wearing “improper clothing” in a match against Spain. No, this has nothing to do with the Olympics; the team was playing in the European Beach Handball Championships, which is run by the European Handball Federation (EHF). The EHF’s dress code states that female teams must play in sports bra-style tops and bikini bottoms (even though the men’s handball teams get to wear tanks and full shorts). At the beginning of the tournament, the Norwegian women petitioned to ditch the bikini bottoms and wear the shorts they train in, but the EHF threatened them with fines or disqualification. But by the time they made it to the bronze medal game against Spain (which they lost, oops), the ladies decided enough was enough. They wore shorts in protest of the dress code and were fined 1,500 euros (about $1,700).
Pink read this story, looked at all the cash, diamonds, and gold bars stacked in various corners of her mansion, and tweeted that she’d be happy to pay the team’s fines. She added that the EHF are the ones that should be fined, for sexism!