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Michelle Rodriguez Pours Herself Into A Dress And Inspires The Russian Headline "Homina Homina Homina"

By Joanna Robinson | Pajiba Love | August 15, 2012 | Comments ()


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You don't know. That might be what it says. It's not like any of you speak Russ-what? SOME OF YOU DO? Dammit. Anyway, I've always loved Michelle (except for when she was Ana Lucia) and she looks positively scrumptious in these photos. (T&L)
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If you prefer your necklines a little higher and hems a tad lower, then enjoy this new trailer for "Downton Abbey" Season 3. Can't watch the trailer at work? Don't worry, the squirrelbrains over at Vulture have recapped it in insane detail. Matthew and Mary are fighting about money? Ahhh, same as it ever was. (Vulture)

Devo is coming out of semi-retirement to release a single about Mitt Romney's dog. It's called "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro." Oh god in heaven, please let this be the Tina Fey as Sarah Palin of the 2012 campaign. (Boing Boing)

Atlantic has the winners of the 2012 Travel Photography contest. And sometimes, when my inbox is flooded with K-Stew and Jennifer Aniston news, I want to move to that little isolated cabin in the last photo. Just make it all go away. (Atlantic)

Speaking of K. Stew, as you no doubt heard, she won't be continuing on as Snow White in the SWATH franchise. Leaving us with just ATH. Which is not as fun to type. Anyway, for once, I believe the studio when they say this has nothing to do with "slut-shaming" and everything to do with a) money and b) KRISTEN STEWART IS TERRIBLE. Let's all take a look at what Jodie Foster wrote in defense of Kristen Stewart (who, I repeat, needs no defense for her personal life...just the part where she tries to act). Coming from a brilliant woman who is a) a former child actress and b) someone who actually knows Stewart, it's an interesting read. (The Daily Beast)

Stewart's former Sparkle Man will be playing TE Lawrence (you know, of Arabia) in a new Gertrude Bell biopic starring Naomi Watts. If you haven't read Gertrude Bell's bio, "Desert Queen", I highly recommend it. Great read. (H-Wood)

The Billfold has a great article on how to get whatever you want from customer service. I mean, you may feel like a terrible human being at the end of the day, but at least you'll have flight vouchers. Also, nice "You've Got Mail" header image, Billfold. You people really get me. (The Billfold)

Despite his sloth-gifting ways, Kristen Bell claims she won't marry Dax Shephard until same-sex marriage is legal in California. They really are one of my favorite Hollywood couples. (Celebitchy)

Abby Elliot is leaving "SNL" which, you know what, I've always deeply disliked Abby Elliot on "SNL." So don't let the door hit your Kardashian impression on the way out, Abby! (WG)

The Wrap has 5 Breakout Movie Stars of Fall 2012. YES! LANDRY! (The Wrap)

Speaking of breakouts, Pajiba has been trying to make Olivia Thirlby happen for awhile now (watch The Wackness!), but it looks like this really might be her year. Homegirl landed a sumptuous spread in "Vanity Fair." This is as good a time as any for you new Pajiba readers to brush up on your Olivias. Wilde, where you been? (VF)
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  • Viktor

    Caption in Russian says: 'Stand still. Die. Rise again.' White letters are too small to make out.

  • denesteak

    you know what's better than that customer service/soul-eating article? All the advice that's pouring out in its comments section! Seriously, I am taking notes here for whenever I return to the states. (Here in the developing world, we have a whole different set of customer service issues.)

  • John G.

    Thanks for the intro to The Billfold. Bookmarked!

  • Anne At Large

    Who is letting Mister Sparklevamp play TE Lawrence?!?! Gertrude Bell was a hell of a woman and I loved the Georgina Howell biography of her, but it wasn't that flattering to TE in the first place. Now this? Sigh. At least Naomi Watts sounds like potential interesting casting. I'll have to see how Desert Queen compares but the Howell book is pretty compellingly written (it helps that she led an insanely fascinating life).

    http://www.amazon.com/Gertrude...

  • Quatermain

    "Devo is coming out of semi-retirement to release a single about Mitt
    Romney’s dog. It’s called “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro.” Oh god in heaven,
    please let this be the Tina Fey as Sarah Palin of the 2012 campaign."

    Unfortunately, nobody's given a rat's ass about Devo for a good thirty years so I'd pin my hopes on people who aren't answers to obscure trivia questions, if I were you.

  • John W

    Emily Blunt, Emily Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Emily VanCamp, Emily Browning vs Olivia Wilde, Olivia Thirlby, Olivia Munn, Olivia Williams, Olivia Newton John.

    Who you got?

  • Fredo

    Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Beals and Jennifer Jason Leigh laugh at them. Namely cause they got THE Single White Female (every woman's worst nightmare).

  • John W

    I see your Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Beals and Jennifer Jason Leigh and I raise you Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jessica Chastain, Jessica Pare', and Jessica Simpson.

  • John W

    Kristen Stewart, Kristen Schaal, Kristen Wiig, Kristen Bell, Kristen Johnston got next.

  • melissa82

    Landry playing Phillip Seymour Hoffman's son? That's just about as perfect casting as you can get for a father-son duo.

  • Bandit

    That 2nd picture of Rodriguez has me questioning my sexuality...

  • Groundloop

    My attraction to Michelle Rodriguez is tempered by the fact that she could kick my ass. Actually, most (all?) women could kick my ass because I don't believe in hitting the womenfolk, and I have a glass jaw. But Michelle Rodriguez could seriously kick my ass.

  • TheOtherGreg

    Olivia Thirlby looks a bit like Rachel McAdams in that pic.

  • missbisque

    I'd be more inclined to listen to Jodie Foster (though, I don't entirely disagree with her in this case) if I didn't so acutely remember her taking up for Mel Gibson. Sell your sanctimony somewhere else. And please make up for the loss of Maverick, which I can no longer enjoy due to half-jewishness and whole contempt.

  • Fredo

    I admire that Michelle Rodriguez refuses to accept a demure attitude as the price of stardom.

    I also admire that ass.

    Wait, did I say that out loud??

  • Goddamn this is almost too much hotness for zeke to handle.
    And it's about time Thirlby broke through to the wider consciousness. Girl's blessed with looks and talent.

  • Ugh, call centers. I hate having to call about problems because most of the time they can't help you - I've never worked in one but I'm sure they have a specific script they have to stick to and limited info they can give you. At least, it seems that way.

    You know what also works? Emailing every officer of a company. I'm talking Pres, VP, CEO, the works. When we had trouble with our internet service (they disconnected us accidentally, long story), I sent a complaint to every person whose address I could find, and one of their lackeys actually emailed us back and we ended up getting 6 weeks of free service, plus a personal phone call of apology from the officer himself.

  • ZombieNurse

    I used to work in a call center, and trust me, sometimes elevating your
    complaints just makes you kind of a dick. Not in all cases, of course,
    but it happened a lot and usually the customer who did it came out
    looking like a complete asshole. Maybe our center was an exception to
    the rule, though. The call center agent is given a script and/or
    specific directions and rules to follow when taking a call. Usually we
    could help you if you were just patient and gave us enough time to
    figure out what to do and how to fix the problem, but in a lot of cases,
    customers didn't want to be patient. Our hands were also sometimes
    tied by the corporation's regulations and some things that were asked
    for were specifically something we were told we couldn't do.

    Some people just didn't like that, and then they'd
    elevate their complaint to the CEO, VPs or whatever, who would
    immediately give in because they wanted to look like the "Good Guy"
    instead of standing by rules THEY created. Sometimes they didn't even know enough about what was going on that by giving in to a customer's demands that they were creating problems on every level below them. Also, a call center agent could get in a lot of trouble or even fired if a customer complained about not getting what they wanted, even if the agent was just following the rules they were given. Working in a call center sucks.

    That's not to say there aren't legitimate reasons to elevate things or complain about agents, though, and not everyone who did that was in the wrong. I'm just saying that sometimes doing it makes you a dick. Pick your battles!

  • Tinkerville

    I second the Twitter route. Companies do *not* want negative tweets showing up under their official twitter accounts and so the people working them often contact you directly if you write a public tweet about an issue.

  • KatSings

    TheMaskedEmu has worked call centers. They really, legitimately, cannot help you. Which is why you escalate. However, Twitter has become my go-to for fixing things. Most big companies have that monitored and respond ASAP to negative tweets. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't, but it's easier and frequently more effective than phone calls.

  • blacksred

    I third Twitter and Facebook. I use Yelp, and everything else. And if that isn't getting the response I want I say well let me call my local news station.

  • AudioSuede

    Agreed on Abby Elliott. She never really made me laugh more than once or twice. Though her Meryl Streep impression was f***ing gold. The thing I'll miss most about her is when her intro sequence is playing and I get to drunkenly shout, "POOPING ON THE SIDEWALK!"

  • letsspoon

    Haha, God DAMMIT I love that Meryl sketch. Genius.

  • elsie_the_first

    Is that who she is? Man, I cannot stand that pose.

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