Most of Hagan’s time on stage was spent chronicling discussions between her agent, herself, her editor, and her publishing house’s legal counsel as they tried to figure out what could be safely printed. “You can say that a baby is fat,” she revealed, “but you can’t say that a three-year-old is fat.” She was also counseled to “Try to avoid anything involving fetuses cannibalizing other fetuses” (this in reference to “Suri’s” belief that Beyonce’s child, Blue Ivy Carter, was originally a twin).
The site, if you haven't seen it, offers feminist statements over pictures of Gosling looking hot and bothered. But the goal, at least initially, was just to make a silly study guide. Henderson, a graduate student in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin, having recently learned about the Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling meme, thought it would be funny to pair feminist theory with the puppy-dog-looking celebrity. “It was literally supposed to be seen by like, five people,” Henderson said. Henderson put up five images on a Friday in October; by November, she had a book deal.
John Hill was on a roll. It’s a John Hill roll, which is to say it rolls fairly quietly, and very smoothly. The 38-year-old architect, blogger, and author was in the McNally-Jackson bookstore in Soho on Monday night, treating a small audience to a voyage around the five boroughs by way of a slideshow based on his just-released Guide To Contemporary New York City Architecture (W.W. Norton). The crowd, a good mix of old and young, was predominantly local (evidence the accents during the Q&A session) and distinctly not design-world-looking (viz., dressed normally), and as the slides flipped past each new-built, glass-enclosed edifice, Hill gave a capsule-length taxonomy while listeners nodded and issued satisfied little noises of recognition. The Hearst Building: “Hmph.” 497 Greenwich: “Ahmpf.”
When Kanye West recently introduced his private parts to the Internet, it seemed like every gossip blog up and down the web food chain scrambled to post the story.
The self-shot nudes reportedly made their way from the MySpace inboxes of West's female fans to the homepage of MediaTakeOut.com, “the most visited urban website in the world.” News of the photos exploded on Twitter and they were posted, or at least mentioned with a blushing link, from TMZ.com to MTV.com (even Jezebel got in on the action.)
But West spilling out of his boxer shorts was nowhere to be found on ConcreteLoop.com, the niche black celebrity gossip and community site, despite the fact that Kanye West is a major character on the site.