1. The backlash against her Vogue cover is very telling

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  2. There is one thing she is exceptional at, an art that, like anything else, she mastered through discipline and well-played instinct. This is being famous.
     

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  5. Today would have been Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio’s 60th wedding anniversary.

    Here, in photos, a romance for the ages…

     

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  7. The success of The Hunger Games meant that [Jennifer] Lawrence said goodbye to her old life — which allowed her to disappear into roles in films like Winter’s Bone — and embraced life in the spotlight. Thus far, celebrity has been ridiculously kind to Lawrence. Far and wide, people tweet wishes to be her BFF, or pit her against actresses who have fallen out of favor. Her every stumble or statement is fawned over. But the adoration hints at the backlash that will inevitably come when her very human actions fail to live up to the superhuman expectations thrust upon her.
     

  8. It’s one of the weirdest continuing commercials on the tube today — a crudely animated series of ads that feature Antonio Banderas and his sexy accent as the voice of a bee who is shilling for allergy medicine. Nasonex’s ads are almost too weird to work, and yet they appear to, simply thanks to the unshakeable recognizability of their bee-voice. Banderas? More like Beederas.

    11 actors you might not realize voice commercials

     

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  10. Last week, Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Carter celebrated their fifth anniversary by visiting Cuba, along with their mothers and a small entourage of bodyguards. The power couple better known as Beyoncé and Jay-Z did what you’d expect of tourists to the historic capital of a tropical island: Walked around Old Havana in summer clothes, taking pictures (her) and smoking cigars (him); dined out in restaurants (even though, less typically, police had to be called to keep crowds of fans at bay) and on rooftop terraces; and danced to some of Cuba’s famous music.

    But tourism, of course, is prohibited under America’s 50-year-old trade embargo against communist Cuba. And living it up on “Cuba or, as the informed refer to it, ‘the island prison,’” makes Beyoncé and Jay-Z “useful idiots extraordinaire,” says A.J. Delgado at Mediaite. “While dining, partying, and enjoying the best Havana has to offer, Beyoncé and Jay-Z not only legitimize and support the repressive regime, with both their presence and their cash, but turn a blind eye, cruelly, to the perils and languishing of the Cuban people.” This is especially galling because they are “proud African-Americans,” and Cuba is “notorious for relegating its black population to second-class status, or worse.”

    How were Beyoncé and Jay-Z able to visit Cuba?

     

  11. The Hollywood Foreign Press announced its nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe awards early Thursday. Who was snubbed? Who came out on top? A few of our picks:

    Losers: AMC, Game of Thrones, Matthew McConaughey
    Winners: Anne Hathaway, Quentin Tarantino, Girls 

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  12. The American Music Awards celebrated its 40th anniversary Sunday with a rather colorful telecast that brought together the country’s most popular musicians, singers, and songwriters.  In one of the night’s biggest (and most awkward) moments, Jenny McCarthy accosted winner Justin Bieber with kisses.

    Here, a look back at 11 more iconic snapshots from the AMA archives.

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