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Monica Lewinsky Wrote About Her Affair with President Clinton in Vanity Fair

By Geek Girl Diva | Pajiba Love | May 6, 2014 | Comments ()

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Monica Lewinsky, who has never looked better than at 40, opened up for the first time about her affair with Bill Clinton. I like her. She has a good head on her shoulders. (VF)

Flavorwire has collected all the best Instagram shots from last night’s Met Ball, including the one above with feminist Lena Dunham and anti-feminist feminist Shai Shai Woodzicle. (Flavorwire)

I think we’ve reached the point where Lupita Nyong’o can do no wrong fashionwise. (GFY)

The Walking Dead almost got made for NBC, but didn’t because of one really, frakking stupid studio exec. AMC should send the guy a fruit basket. (WG)

Mary-Kate and Ashley let Elizabeth go to the Met Gala in her skating outfit. (Lainey Gossip)

Lea Michele is trying reallyreallyreallyreally hard to look sexy. It’s just not working. (Dlisted)

Composer Bear McCreary wrote up a fantastic breakdown on how he created The Cellist Theme for Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and just how much playing Amy Acker did. Musical minutiae in the best way. (The Mary Sue)

Adam Levine bleached his hair platinum. I’m conflicted. I like Adam when he speaks, I don’t when he tries to do sexy. Tell me how I feel about this? (Celebitchy)

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey sounds just like it’s right up the average Pajiban’s alley, because anevilweasel calls it "brilliant, dark, witty, sharp, dirty, irreverent and hilarious." Hmm… is Kadrey hanging out around these parts? (Cannonball Read 6)

The Shiba Inu that inspired the Doge meme had it’s own Vine and it’s kind of perfect. (Death and Taxes)

A Louisiana Fox affiliate “accidentally” (uh huh) interrupted a Cosmos segment on climate change. Accidentally. (Fark)

12-year-old Feng Hui from China proves that however good you thought you were on skates as a kid, you sucked. This is just awesome. (The Chive)

Geek Girl Diva dislocated her shoulder trying to skate as an adult.

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  • People talking about a Clinton's presidency run, Monica Lewinsky in the news...someone take that remote away from Adam Sandler before he rewinds us all the way back to 1978 and we have to endure Jimmy Carter again.

  • Temmere

    Honestly, I always thought Monica Lewinsky was pretty hot. Sort of a poor man's Sherilyn Fenn.

  • Jezzer

    Yeah, let's criticize Lea Michele for trying too hard to look sexy while calling Lena Dunham a feminist icon in an outfit that makes her look like someone's squeezing a cupcake out of its little paper cup.

  • John G.

    you're missing how Lea Michele's soul is made of dead puppies, and deserves scorn.

  • They both look like idiots. All the damn time. Ugh.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • e jerry powell

    Chamomile tea?

  • e jerry powell

    Lupita Nyong’o makes some disastrous shoe choices.

    Adam Levine's hair is horrible on anyone but an urban lesbian under thirty.

  • phofascinating

    OOF the comments on the VF Lewinsky article are a NIGHTMARE.

  • TK

    I was JUST about to post the same thing. That is one brutal fucking group of judgmental bastards. I hope they all get stung by bees while on the toilet.

  • AngelenoEwok

    Man, "eaten by seagulls," has been my default fantasy for judgmental bastards for a while, but "stung by bees on the toilet" just sounds so much more delightful and sit-commy. I'm switching over to that one full time.

  • JoeK

    How hard would it have been to write "Lupita Nyong’o can do no nwrong'o?" 2/10, would not wear.

  • Miss Jane

    What!?! No mention of Kirsten Dunst wearing the Deathstar?

  • Mrs. Julien

    I refuse to acknowledge that Rodarte exists, but if I did, it figures they would reference the Return of the Jedi.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I always think I like Rodarte, but then I remember it's Roland Mouret I like. Though I don't think the Death Star dress was too bad as far as Rodarte goes.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Roland Mouret makes beautiful clothing.

  • emmalita

    I feel like no one is talking about it because it's such an obvious play for attention.

  • mairimba

    Can we all agree that what Lupita was wearing was not a dress? It's not a dress!

  • BWeaves

    OK, the Chinese skater just make me want to take up roller blading.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    It is pretty awesome...though also from 2011 (?). So I wonder why the original poster couldn't even do a "here's what she's up to now" add on.

  • Bedewcrock

    Dolce & Gabbana's decision to dress Kate Upton like that:
    "We're going to jail anyway! F*&K IT!"

  • Mrs. Julien

    I think many designers panic in the face of proportionally large breasts. This was the Charles James exhibit, she should have been wearing a structured 50s bombshell dress. Va. Va. VOOM!

  • Also, Neil Patrick Harris looked like an asshole at the Met Ball. Ugh. This is making me mad at people at like and I do not approve.

  • Davis

    Everyone at the met gala looked like dickheads, 15,000 grand for a ticket? Plus Kate Upton was dressed like a Nigerian woman at a wake

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ah...yes. He did look bad. I like his husband's look - it was so out there it came back in. BUT. The fact that it is the same suit as NPH's, and the fact that they both had on pretty ugly clompy shoes which were clearly visible because of the terrible length of those pants...

    I'll also say that NPH was wearing a little too much makeup for my tastes. His prerogative, I know, just expressing my opinion.

  • mairimba

    Maybe he forgot to remove his Hedwig make up.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I saw so many Broadway people on the carpet, and then I remembered, oh yeah, a Monday night. They can be there.

    I would've liked it better if he had come as Hedwig. Now HEDWIG could wear Lupita's dress, headband and all.

  • I think we’ve reached the point where Lupita Nyong’o can do no wrong fashionwise.

    Nope. Nooope. Sorry, I love the girl, but that is the most hideous piece of "clothing" I have ever seen outside a Project Runway "unusual materials" challenge. It's heinous. It's trashy. It's offensively ugly. I feel so embarrassed for her.

  • Siege

    For some reason, when I saw Adam Levine's hair, all I could think of was the Nazi boyfriend from 'The Sound of Music'.

  • I was watching that with my wife and I said the same thing. He's lucky he's not blue-eyed, because if he was, between the hair style and the hair color, he'd have a Hitler Youth/Aryan Superman kind of thing going on.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Aha! "Wife" now. So that's why you disappeared for a while. Congrats!

  • Thanks. Yeah, that's why I disappeared for a bit. My father surprised us at the reception by handing me an envelope. I, naturally, said 'What's this?' He said 'It's tickets and information for your honeymoon. You leave the day after tomorrow for St. Lucia. Pack a couple of shirts because you're going to be there for a week and a half.'

  • emmalita

    Congratulations, my Internet friend! I hope the two of you have a long and happy life together.

  • The first month has been pretty decent so far. Although I did have to pretend to enjoy burnt fish for dinner last night because she might be smarter, prettier and better with people than I am, but I'm a waaaaay better cook.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Yay surprise honeymoon! (good thing you asked what it was. I would've assumed check/cash and not opened until morning. Thus forcing a parent to keep asking, "soooo....opened your gift yet?")

  • Like Tony Stark, I don't like being handed things, so I tend to establish the provenance of envelopes, packages, et al fairly quickly.

  • Slim

    Found out that a friend went to college with Bear McCreary and they remain buds and I totally geeked out. I can hear BSG themes in my dreams. He says that Bear is the nicest guy.

  • emmalita

    I've heard lengthy interviews with him. He sounds like a lovely person.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ahhhh, Met Ball. Elizabeth Olsen is my worst for the night. Katie Holmes is damn close.

    There wasn't a whole lot of awesome or risk at the event, but I really liked Paulina Porizkova's drama - it was also beautiful - and Janelle Monae looked incredible as well.

    I...was actually kind of amused to see Lupita flop. (it was for me anyway. It was definitely Not Good.)

  • L.O.V.E.

    I can see the Elizabeth Olson twins from here!

  • luthien26

    That is totally a re-purposed figure skating dress, isn't it?

  • Mrs. Julien

    It's 267 re-purposed figure skating dresses.

  • luthien26

    It's time for Elizabeth to start looking over her shoulder for Tanya Harding, methinks.

  • Aaron Schulz

    wow she needs a bit of tape or something

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I forgot about the illusion netting! and the shoes. BLEAGH. And it doesn't fit. And it would be tacky even if it did fit.

    BUT, I did forget one of my other runners up for worst. Our First Concubine, with her semi-homemade space-Cinderella gown...Miss Sandra Lee. All my love.

  • emmalita

    I saw Elizabeth Olsen's shoes from the side and thought they were cute. The dress, not so much. This Sandra Lee thing is a horror.

  • Sara_Tonin00


    I wonder what cocktail she's invented to go with it.

  • emmalita

    Something with Marshmallows, grain alcohol and, I hope, fire.

  • L.O.V.E.

    She looks like the Tin Man's private parts.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Worse than Rosamund Pike?!

    ETA: I'm confused. I haven't seen a picture of Porizkova and, believe me, I have looked at a lot of pictures.

  • L.O.V.E.

    And Shailene Woodley fittingly has some forest brush coming out of her beebopboop.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • Sara_Tonin00

    yeah, this is ugly.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Well, I see Maggie Gyllenhall is playing the live-version of the Hawk Moth from 'Silence of the Lambs"

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I confused her with Karolina Kurkova. Oh, those Polish models with double initials. She is maybe wearing the only Marchesa dress I have ever liked. (I'm kind of surprised it's not a Posen, since he seemed to be the only other designer with really big dresses there.) And I have not seen Rosamund Pike, so I'll have to look at that.

    ETA: Rosamund's is weird, but not nearly as disastrous as the Olsen's pointy nips in that terrible dress, or Holmes' massively unkempt look. I mean, even if you go with that dress, how does someone with money and connections and a nice head of hair go so badly on top?

  • Mrs. Julien

    Oh ya, Kurkova was shutting it down.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I have no idea who Karlie Kloss is, but this is a dress

  • Sara_Tonin00

    She's a model, and yes, that is a lovely dress. I love a patterned ballgown (I liked Haydn's dress, and I loved that flowery Herrara Lucy Liu wore to some event a few years ago) but it's a pretty standard ballroom cut. I need wow and risk at the Met Ball.

  • L.O.V.E.

    I hear ya, but that is some exquisite detail and the gloves give it a bit of an edge.

    The risky that I liked actually was Nicole Richie's. I also liked the modern cut of Rosie Huntington-Whitely's. And for something more risque I think Olivia Munn found the right balance. Poor Brie Larson. That outfit is just 50 shades of wrong. she gets my worst dressed. And does she know someone put one of those fake dog poops on her head?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    definite yes to Rosie and Olivia. I thought Olivia looked like a lovely Hawaiian princess in a good way. A very ScarJo hairstyle too.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I thought Olivia Munn looked GREAT! So pretty.

  • Kala

    I'm sorry, but Adam Levine looks like a goddamn criminal. For the last few years he's given off an obnoxious "I know I'm hot" vibe that turns me right the hell off, but he's stopped just short of reaching John Mayer-esque jerkoff status. But this hair. That selfie. They look like they're about to do a home invasion.

    Unrelated bitchy aside: Lea Michele managed to make herself look twenty years older in that get up. Damn.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    They both keep trying to make "fetch" happen.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I don't get how bleached hair makes someone look like a criminal.

  • Kala

    Bleached hair doesn't automatically make someone look like a criminal, but Adam Levine in that selfie gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm pretty sure it's my sense of taste that is primarily responsible for my revulsion, but he seriously reminds me of a fashion plate version of Robert De Niro in Cape Fear.

  • Right? I just...don't these people look in a mirror?

  • Mrs. Julien

    You mean Lea Michele? She tries so hard, doesn't she? It's like she has a checklist of what she thinks is sexy and tries to hit all the points and fails.

  • L.O.V.E.

    You did not just use "Monica Lewinsky" and "good head" in the same paragraph.


  • bleujayone

    "...good head on her shoulders." My words she IS talented, isn't she? I obviously didn't give her enough credit. I mistakenly assumed it was on her knees.

  • Dustin may have had something to do with that.... >.>

  • dizzylucy

    "I think we’ve reached the point where Lupita Nyong’o can do no wrong fashionwise."
    Disagree. I love her, she's gorgeous and talented and lovely, but Pocahontas trapped in a fishing net is WRONG.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Its just never a good idea to use bead curtains found on clearance at a Michael's as a dress. She is lucky she didn't get shoved when someone mistook her for the opening to a fortune teller's shop.

  • emmalita

    I recognize I'm in the minority here, but I love this dress on her (except for the headband). She pulls it off. Um, I could not pull this off, and neither could most people.

  • I agree about the headband. I know that a guy who un-ironically wears sleeveless shirts probably shouldn't be giving out fashion advice, but I've always thought that headbands are generally a bad idea regardless of where are you are or what else you're wearing

  • Bert_McGurt

    I'd love to pull it off. Whether she'd let me is another matter altogether.

    /raises eyebrows seductively

  • emmalita

    Bert, I'm sure you would look fetching in that dress.

  • mairimba

    It's not a dress!

  • Mrs. Julien

    And yet she said yes to it.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I feel like it *might* have had a chance without the headband, but I'll never be able to see it the first time without the headband, (also, the shoes, the shoes, oh no no no, the shoes.)

  • L.O.V.E.

    That headband makes her look like she is communicating with either the Cyclons or KITT form Knight Rider.

    And those feathers are what janitors use when they want to dust the sides of escalators.

    Those shoes are from one of those "sexy" tinkerbell Halloween costumes.
    Not a good look.

    I am being absolutely snotty, but her taste is usually impeccable and this looks like she is smiling out of embarrassment after she lost a bet.

  • Mrs. Julien

    That dress is some bullshit warrior princess bullshit.

  • emmalita

    We're just going to have to disagree. I may be influenced by how happy she looks. She looks like she is having the best damn time.

  • Mrs. Julien

    That's because she is a lovely and joyful person. It's also why she is so likeable.

  • mswas

    Now that she's People's most beautiful person of the year, she can wear whatever the hell she wants. #inyourfacePeople

  • Mrs. Julien

    Here we have a woman like Cher; a woman of inherent elegance and style; a woman who can wear, and this is the important part, almost anything and still look fierce and glorious. This is not that almost.

  • Kala

    Agreed. This is the first fashion misstep I've seen from her. I'm not mad at her for being adventurous, especially since she's been batting a thousand until now, but this getup looks like a DIY Halloween flapper costume.

  • ceebee_eebee

    My first thought was she was wearing a giant dream catcher. Really bizarre.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It's been described as her national costume for the Miss Universe pageant.

  • At first, I was like "huh"? But it worked for me. Then again, I never claimed to know fashion. ::grin::

  • emmalita

    Kadrey's Sandman Slim series is one of my favorite ongoing series. I particularly recommend the audio book read by McCleod Andrews. Not a dry lion in the house.

  • I read that, and then immediately picked up the rest. It's a really good read. My one criticism is that it occasionally becomes -so- grim that it's almost in danger of self-parody.

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    Uncle Connor got Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG use this link C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Unless he rode it out of Hell to prevent the Apocalypse, no-one cares.

  • NateMan

    I checked out the audio preview and wasn't a fan. I do like the series, though it's a bit sparse. Kadrey has great ideas but it doesn't feel like there's a lot of depth. Butcher Bird is another of his I enjoyed but had the same issues.

  • emmalita

    Everybody has different taste and I like you even if you don't love one of my favorite series. Sandman Slim isn't the deepest series, but it is fun and engrossing. Kadrey goes big, and it doesn't always work perfectly. I like Kadrey's voice, so I'm willing to go along for the ride.

    Eta: great review anevilweasel.

    Edit again - McCleod Andrews has a sneering sarcastic voice that works really well for the Stark in my head. It works for me in a way it might not work for a heterosexual guy.

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