JENNIFER LAWRENCE: CALLING SOMEBODY FAT ON TV SHOULD BE ILLEGAL
Jennifer Lawrence hates the word "fat." And during an appearance on the ABC News special "Barbara Walters: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013", the 23-year-old criticized people who bash the way women look.
J.Law says, "I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. Why is humiliating people funny?" "I get it, and I do it, too. We all do it," but that doesn't make it okay.
She adds, "I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation, on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool. So all of a sudden being funny is making fun of a girl that's wearing an ugly dress."
Lawrence recently admitted in an interview with the U.K.'s Harper's Bazaar that when she first got into acting, somebody told her she was fat and "that I was going to get fired if I didn't lose a certain amount of weight."
Now, she says, "If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet,' I'm like, 'You can go f––– yourself'.
"If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words, because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?"
PSY BEAT OUT MILEY CYRUS FOR THE MOST-WATCHED MUSIC VIDEO OF 2013
The music video for Psy's song "Gentleman" had almost 600 million views this year, making it the most-watched music video on YouTube in 2013. Psy's "Gangnam Style," still holds the most-watched-ever title.
Here are this year's music-video runners up:
2. Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"
3. Miley Cyrus – "We Can't Stop"
4. Katy Perry – "Roar (Official)"
5. P!nk – "Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess"
6. Robin Thicke – "Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell"
FRIENDS FAKE OUT DRUNK DRIVER BY MAKING HIM THINK HE'S BEEN IN A COMA FOR 10-YEARS
Friends of a Louisville, KY man who has already been arrested for 5 DUI's pulled off an elaborate prank when he passed out from drinking: they convinced him he'd woken up from a ten year coma by turning the office into a hospital room.
YouTube prankster Tom Mabe ("MabeInAmerica") used an office mocked up as a hospital room and a team of actors who posed as medical teams to pull it off.
He even screened fake news reports into the room as his friend woke up confused as to how he'd been "out" for ten years.
Actors pretending to be nurses and doctors told him it was 2023 and he had been in an accident 10 years ago after a night of heavy drinking.
Finally a doctor came in to check feeling in his legs and ended up taking his mask off, showing he was Tom Mabe, and yelling at him about having 5 DUI's.
After filming the prank they put it on YouTube hoping to keep other people from driving drunk.
PAUL WALKER'S DEATH: DRAG RACING HAS BEEN RULED OUT?
The rumor mill was working overtime yesterday as reports that Paul Walker and his pal were involved in a street race right before the crash that killed them.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department the crash is being treated as a one-car accident, and NBC News is reporting that the Sheriff's Department ruled out drag racing as the cause of the accident.
NBC took to Twitter and said "Porsche traveling approx. 45 mph near curve where speed limit dropped to about 15 mph." The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is still investigating, but already has said speed was a factor.
A Sheriff's Department captain says that people they've interviewed so far have reported seeing only the red Porsche on the street. "The only eyewitnesses to come forward saw a single speeding car."
Paul Walker's sister on the street-racing rumor: 'It's a complete lie!'
Paul Walker's sister spoke out yesterday and says her family was devastated by 'lies' that the actor died while drag racing.
She said: "They were absolutely not racing, that's a complete lie. It hurts us when we hear these lies and it makes our grief worse and more painful. These are irresponsible allegations and people are trying to make out speed and racing was the reason for his death when it was just a terrible accident."
Producers decide to go ahead with the release of Paul Walker's film ‘Hours' in two weeks
Producers of ‘Hours', starring Paul Walker, say they're sticking to the planned release date of December 13.
The drama focused on Hurricane Katrina, and Paul is in every frame of the movie. Co-starring Genesis Rodriguez, the film follows Walker after hurricane that devastated New Orleans in 2005. Walker and Rodriguez play a couple about to become parents whose lives take a tragic turn when their baby is born with an illness during the chaos that came with Katrina.
Audiences in 15 select U.S. cities and video on demand viewers will be able to see the film starting December 13.