Magazine Cover of the Week: V Excited for Hitchcock.

Words can’t describe how excited I am for Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson’s turns as Alfred Hitchcock, his wife, Alma Reville, and Janet Leigh, respectively, in Hitchcock, to be released in Australia in January.

Hollywood has always has a penchant for biopics, but Hitchcock could be next year’s My Week with Marilyn or Iron Lady, and I can’t wait to see the unrecognisable Hopkins in the titular role, and Johansson in the iconic shower scene, which she recreates for V Magazine.

Image source unknown.

On the (Rest of the) Net.

Tyra Banks writes an open letter to girls in the modeling industry—and girls in general—about Vogue’s new eating disorder mandate. [Daily Beast]

Hot off the heels of his first Sydney and Melbourne shows, the beauty that is Prince’s “Kiss”. [One a Day]

Scarlett Johansson sets the “toilet paper rags” straight on her body image. [HuffPo]

I’m not a big Delta Goodrem fan, but since she’s been the victim of vitriol on The Voice, I’m starting to warm to her. I may not be a fan of Delta’s, but I do love me an underdog. [MamaMia]

Terry Richardson and “hipster sexism”. [Daily Life]

A Jezebel reporter infiltrates America’s “rape capital”, Missoula, Montana.

Are All Men Pedophiles?, asks a new documentary. [Buzzfeed]

Comedian Hasan Minhaj rips Ashton Kutcher and PopChips a new one for their brown-faced Indian impersonation. Not cool. [Best Week Ever]

Magazines: Scarlett Johansson on THOSE Photos.


I haven’t had a chance to pick up the new Vanity Fair yet, but after reading Scarlett Johansson’s comments on the nude photos of her that have surfaced in recent months, I can’t wait to see what else she’s got to say on sexting and slut-shaming (sext-shaming?):

“‘I know my best angles,’ she says with her trademark insouciance. ‘They were sent to my husband,’ now ex Ryan Reynolds. ‘There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno.’ She adds saucily, ‘Although there’s nothing wrong with that either.’”

Jezebel goes on to say:

“We appreciate Scarlett reminding the world that the only person who did something wrong in this situation is the guy who violated her privacy, not the adult woman who sent sexy photos to her partner.”

Amen to that!

Elsewhere: [Jezebel] Scarlett Johansson Would Like That Nude Pic Slut-Shaming to End.

Image via Daily Stab.

Magazines: Seeing Double.


This week’s cover comes courtesy of US Glamour‘s November 2009 issue (below), making a colourful reappearance on this month’s Cosmopolitan Australia.

I have to say, I think Cosmo has done a better job of complementing the flirty shot of Scarlett Johansson with the bright green background and typical busy cover.