• In an interview with The Sunday Times, Cameron Diaz says, “I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think its healthy.” She goes on reveal that she finds it to be “empowering”, and while partaking in risqué shoots has demanded that heels weren’t “high enough”. In essence, we women are sexual beings and want to embrace our sensuality at our discretion. Got it? (Complex)
• It turns out Rihanna’s 777 Tour left a lot to be desired. A slew of journalists and fans affectionately known as the #Rihanna150 were a bit underwhelmed by their experience on board the singer’s plane. They were less than enthused to find photos of a topless RiRi smoking and getting high, while the star was purporting the need for her to get “rest” and maintain her “health” as reasons for seemingly avoiding them. Fatigue and frustration boiled over into full on chaos as the journos began chanting for the pop star to exit her private quarters and give them something worth writing about. Gawker kept us updated with the latest to occur on Rihanna’s plane, and managed to snag an anonymous report from one of the said journalists:
“She barely does any of her own singing, which isn’t a huge pearl-clutcher, but at least Britney danced a little. For Rihanna, just licking her lips during a song constitutes a taxing, elaborate physical routine that deserves a couple of mid-performance tequila shots.
The fans who won seats on the plane from radio and Internet promotions went from feeling a little disappointed that they hadn’t seen more of the main attraction to wondering miserably when they’d be able to sleep or go home. That is not something you’re supposed to feel when you win a fabulous contest, probably.”
Ooooh.. Ouch! But all’s well that ends well. The Unapologetic songstress apologized to her displeased guests as they descended into New York; the final stop of the tour. (Gawker)
• Yoko Ono has teamed up with Opening Ceremony to create a menswear collection reflective of her late husband, John Lennon. She’s said to have drawn inspiration from “Fashions for Men”, a set of drawings the singer received as a wedding gift in 1969. Opening Ceremony is now set to unveil the pieces come November 30th. Look for stand-out pieces like, “trousers with a hand silhouette sewn over the crotch (approx £210), a jumper with eyelets cut out around the nipples and a battery-operated lightbulb bra which can be worn underneath said top (£160).” Just what I always wanted, too! How’d ya know, Yoko? (Telegraph)
• According to a new consumer report by MarkMonitor one in five online shoppers are duped into buying counterfeit goods (Uh-oh). As it turns out, 20% of people in Europe and the US who shop online for discounted designer wares wind up making purchases from fraudulent websites. Chief marketing officer of MarkMonitor, Fredrick Felman said, “Consumers are being waylaid by rogue e-commerce sits, causing brands to lose business. The findings from our shopping report underscore the importance of developing proactive protection strategies in the digital age.” Use your coins wisely, folks! (Vogue UK)
• Kate Upton has landed a deal with Mercedes-Benz. The ever gorgeous model reportedly shot a commercial for the luxury brand this past weekend with Usher that is set to air during next year’s Super Bowl. February 3, 2013 looks like it’s going to be an epic night! Can’t wait! (The Cut)