Christina Hendricks Loves Her Husband Too Much to Slum It Around the House In Her Sweatpants
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Christina Hendricks Loves Her Husband Too Much to Slum It Around the House In Her Sweatpants

By Dustin Rowles | Pajiba Love | May 15, 2013 | Comments ()


Let's just lead by saying that a reporter for Variety has tweeted that USA is officially in negotiations to bring back "Happy Endings," though it may not be done for a few days.


Speaking of ABC, I was not impressed with most of the trailers for their new shows (all the sitcoms pale to "Happy Endings") but, as always, Jimmy Kimmel was the highlight of their upfront presentation. Here are his five best jokes. (Uproxx)

You can watch the first episode of "Goodwin Games" right now. The sitcom was picked up by Fox last year, but won't debut until May 20th. It's got Scott Foley, and the stripper from "HIMYM" who left "HIMYM" to do this show, which was essentially cancelled before it ever aired. Looks cute, though. (Vulture)

Christina Hendricks refuses to wear sweat pants at home, because she "doesn't want to do that to her husband." Do what, exactly? Dress comfortably? In my experience, I've never seen a hot woman who didn't also look hot in a pair of sweatpants. (Celebitchy)

You know whose husband probably didn't give a rat's ass if she wore sweat pants? June Carter Cash. Here's a heartbreaking letter Johnny Cash wrote to his wife, two months after she died (and two months before he died). (Letters of Note)

Speaking of bizarre gender politics, here are some famous book covers that were changed to "appeal to women." I kind of want to shove that Franny and Zooey book cover up the ass of whatever man thought up that idea. (Unreality)

Continuing in that same vein, Zoe Saldana thinks that she's "androgynous" because Zoe Saldana doesn't know what androgynous means, apparently. (DListed)

These mothers, who take to Facebook to talk about how great they are as mothers, don't even bother with humblebrag hashtags. They just flat out embarrass themselves. (STFU Parents)

Say what you want about J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, there is no denying that the men of the film look damn nice in a suit. (GoFugYourself)

Speaking of Star Trek, Abrams sure likes to mention that he wasn't even a fan before he began directing, almost as much as he likes to mention that he never watched all the episodes of "Fringe," a television show HE CREATED. (Slashfilm)

Here's a catch-all story for geeks: In Britain, a scuffle broke out between "Doctor Who" and Star Wars fans and the police had to be called in to break it up. (Telegraph)

The Tobias Funke sizzle reel justifies the return of "Arrested Development" all by itself. (Grantland)

Here's the origin of 9 great British insults, like "wazzock" and "git." (Mental Floss)

Isabella Rossellini is so weird. (The Mary Sue)

If Josh Kurp were still writing for us, this post would go over like gangbusters here: 20 Reasons Why The Cult Of (Benedict) Cumberbatch Is The Internet's Strongest (WG)

Shia LaBeouf will finally play a role he was born to play: A douchebag villain. (FSR)

I'm not sure it's possible for Terry Richardson to sink even lower, but hey! Here's James Franco with a noose around his neck. (Videogum)

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    I think you are misunderstanding the Hendricks comment. What was left out is what she does wear: A full length Burqa. She is required to wear that at home in order to keep her husband off her and allow him to function as a normal human being. If not, he would never leave the house, and she would never have time to get anything done.

  • jen

    how is a caftan sexier then sweat pants? mrs. roper wore caftans!!!

  • Jezzer

    Did you read the STFU Parents article, Dustin? The "Mom's Gold Star" segment is always about parents who post about their kids on Facebook WITHOUT making asses of themselves.

  • Jezzer

    James Franco with a noose around his neck is a bad thing?

  • vic

    FYI: You posted the Zoe Saldana link twice, the other time being instead of the Mental Floss link about the origins of British insults.

  • Jeebus H Christ on a Cracker, Karl Urban, you have got to stop. My heart can't take much more of you and your show hasn't even started yet. STOP IT.

    (Don't stop.)

  • Dave Dorris

    OK, "Hurt" and now this? Fuck you Pajiba.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    I can't even be mad at the silly things Christina Hendricks and Zoe Saldana say. I adore them. Live your truth, ladies. You do YOU.

    But that Johnny Cash letter should have come with a warning because it gave me all of the sads. All of them..

  • Slash

    I know whoever styled Hendricks' hair for that picture deserves an award of some kind. Damn.

  • Anita

    What the hell, with the Isabella Rossellini clip? Dreams. Haunted.

  • John W

    "I’ve never seen a hot woman who didn’t also look hot in a pair of sweatpants"

    I concur.

  • KatSings

    Oh keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    And CHen...darling dear...sweatpants can be sexy. Literally anything can be sexy, but sweatpants totally can be. My husband thinks I look hot in sweats and a workout tee with no makeup on and my hair in a ponytail. It's all good.

  • ,

    I think you look good that way too, and I've never seen you.

    Srsly, some of the best-looking girls I ogle are on the rare occasions when I'm in some coffee shop on a Sunday morning and they come in all bedraggled in sweats aand Ts and hair all messily pulled up in a clip and bleary-eyed and so, so vulnerable looking. Like "PLEEEEEEASE somebody anybody, just take me back to bed PLEEEEEASE."

    Adorable, yinz are.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Relevant: The snozberries taste like snozberries.

  • Kris

    I don't know what's with Christina Hendricks' husband, then. My husband thinks yoga pants and a tank top are super sexy.

  • $27019454

    My husband thinks "no pants" is sexy.

    He's also a fan of "no bra," "no shirt," and other variations on the naked-wife theme.

  • Kris

    I regard nudity as the coriander of hanging around the house - it needs to be deployed sparingly and in unexpected places. Otherwise things get boring.

    Mainly, though, I just need pockets. They're convenient even when going from room to room.

  • There is a world of difference between sweatpants and yoga pants. Yoga pants are sexy. Sweatpants, on the other hand, are like Crocs in that they communicate that the wearer has just plain given up and twenty years from now may need a wall removed to exit their house.

  • Kris

    Actually, the "abandon hope all ye who wear this garment" is the muumuu. Which, disturbingly, often start out as caftans.

  • Becks

    I love Christina Hendricks with all my heart but sweatpants would be an upgrade to the nonsense she usually wears.

  • Arran

    He probably does too. She's the one saying "I can't do that to him".

    Though if it turned out he really was telling her that he didn't want her to wear sweatpants, well, fuck that guy.

  • Kris Talbot

    I dated that guy a long time ago. He also hated jeans, which are pretty much my uniform. One day he called me to meet him at a coffee shop downtown, and told me exactly what he wanted me to wear - a short white skirt and a flimsy black and white top that would be more suitable to a club. By this point I had grown a spine, and showed up wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and chucks. He walked in, saw me, and threw a hissy fit in front of the whole coffee shop. When he paused for breath, I walked into the bathroom, changed into the (ridiculous) outfit, walked back out and announced, "Sorry, dear, is this better?" At which point everyone laughed at him. I was pretty much waiting for the lease to be up before I dumped him, anyway.

  • Arran

    You dumped him? But he sounds like such a keeper!

  • Pantsless Wonder Woman

    Unless he means "instead, please wear no pants". Then he's got a point. No pants is the best pants.

  • Jim Lee, is that you?

    (The norms don't get it, but the nerds just busted a gut. If they weren't busy kicking each other's asses)

  • Arran

    This comment means your user name makes a lot of sense.

  • mograph

    Finally, somebody who gets the dynamic.

  • Bert_McGurt

    "In Britain, a scuffle broke out between “Doctor Who” and Star Wars fans and the police had to be called in to break it up."

    In entirely unrelated news, local eyeglass vendors have been spotted cavorting raucously between pubs, drunkenly singing the ELO classic "Mr. Blue Sky".

  • SnowMan

    Regarding the changing of book covers to appeal to women:
    1. I think the cover needs to accurately reflect the content, the same way a movie trailer shouldn't make a serious movie appear to be a comedy.
    2. That being said, I think a cover should be as gender neutral as possible. Nobody-- male or female-- should be embarrassed to be seen holding a book because of the cover. One of my favorite authors is Caitlin R. Kiernan. If you ever need to support the argument that horror or dark fiction can also be literature, Kiernan is a perfect example. At some point after "Twilight" struck gold, when teen girls and their mothers became the dream demographic for book sellers, someone redesigned all of Kiernan's covers to have some kind of goth teen on the cover. Now, most of these covers are sort of accurate reflections of some character in the book (very few of them are teens, and fewer still would actually call themselves "goth"), but they miss by a mile when it comes to accurately reflecting the tone and personality of the books. And, of course, it makes me feel like a skeevy weirdo to be reading a book with a teen girl on the cover, regardless of what I know is actually between those covers. If I hadn't already know of Caitlin Kiernan, I never would have even picked up one of her books in the store to read the synopsis. Kiernan deserves better than that. She deserves the opportunity to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. As does every author.

    3. Was tickled to see "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" in that gallery. Because you know who I love more than Caitlin Kiernan? Sherman Alexie.

  • jennp421

    Dustin, the book covers aren't actual real covers - they are the result of someone's challenge to change book covers if they were written by members of the opposite gender to prove a point about how women authors are marketed as opposed to men.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Thanks for pointing that out - as I was reading the story, my thought was: who decides that the design of a book targeted towards women is the *inferior* design? The assumption that masculine = neutral/appealing to all and girly = bad is irksome to me.

  • pajiba

    Ah, I see. Well, point well made!

  • googergieger

    "Abrams sure likes to mention that he wasn’t even a fan before he began directing"

    "I believe you."-Literally every Star Trek fan in the world.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I'd settle for a husband who doesn't leave the house in sweatpants.

  • ,

    Is down to the mailbox and back OK? And if so, then he's outside anyway, and what the hell, might as well go to the store.

    How about bedroom slippers? I've worn them places accidentally AND on purpose. I doubt anyone noticed or cares, because as Red put it, "Seriously, how often do you really look at a man's shoes?"

    BTW, Mrs. , works from home, usually bareassed and in a raggedy nightshirt. I make her coffee and give her kisses AT HER OFFICE, ON THE CLOCK! HAH!

    Anyway, I think she's adorable.

  • lowercase_ryan

    that guy doesn't exist.

  • BWeaves

    I married that guy!!! I win.

  • $27019454

    My husband is so very that guy, too!

    Wait. Is your husband a surfing peruvian engineer?

    Call me. We need to talk.

  • BWeaves

    No, my husband is a professional astronomer. His idea of a good time is staring off into space. He likes to dress up in suits and ties, and CUFFLINKS. Gawd, cufflinks turn me on.

  • $27019454

    Riiiighhteous. Cufflinks are rad. Imo git me somma dose.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I am training my son to be that guy.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Fair enough.

  • googergieger

    "You can watch the first episode of “Goodwin Games” right now."

    I read that as Godwin's Games, and I'm like, "they are going to make a sitcom about bringing up Hitler?"

    Which personally, in my personal opinion, and I don't want to ruffle any feathers here, but I think the guy was a real jerk.

  • Ben

    Untill I read this comment I still thought it was that.
    Thanks for killing the dream.

  • Jerce

    Hey, c'mon now, don't be all judgmental; he built the Autobahn and he was vegetarian and loved animals.

  • SnowMan

    If Zoe Saldana is androgynous, then I guess that means I find androgynousness super freaking hot.

  • I happily volunteer to help Ms. Saldana fully understand what androgynous means. I assume it involves naked fun times. All good lessons (and some of the better bad ones) involve naked fun times.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I think the term is Androsexual. Which also sounds like you're giving it to your phone.

  • JJ

    Not to be confused with being an Andresexual, which is attraction to former pro wrestlers. They like to call themselves "Fezzies," dress up in one shoulder singlets, and speak only in rhymes.

  • mograph

    ... and dream of large women.

  • zeke_the_pig

    I just can't with that Johnny Cash letter. I just can't. I'm accessing feelings I didn't even know I had.

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    Were they everything you never knew you always wanted?

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  • zeke_the_pig

    They're, uhh... Sweaty.

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