in the news for whatever reason, these 10 made me sit up and take notice in 2010:
uh-oh, did i lose you already? no, no, come back, it’s not going to be that kind of a list.
i’m no Twihard, believe me.
i just think Ms Stewart is one smart cookie, who is growing into her beauty and her craft, really well.
i first noticed her in Panic Room with jodie foster. she was mesmerising.
in public she’s surly and awkward and kinda rude, but, oddly, i don’t mind that. just shows she’s way too smart to be playing the hollywood bullshit, don’t you think?
and it’s been a huge year for her coming off the release of New Moon late last year, then Eclipse and The Runaways.
whatever you think of the character of Bella Swan (and personally, i LOATHE her), you can’t argue with the way stewart has brought her to life. top notch, and y’know, hot. and half-australian, so what’s not to like.
once again i have managed to get through an entire year without seeing a Jennifer Aniston film.
which doesn’t say a lot for Ms Aniston’s choices as an actor.
so why is she so ubiquitous?
this pic is her GQ cover shot from late in the year. it’s hard to argue with that kind of sexy, really, isn’t it?
but she also seems like a genuinely nice person. and she must be smart and good at what she does, because people keep paying her to do it, and clearly plenty of people keep going to see her stuff. not me, though.
i’m happy and content to just keep looking at the photos and watching the occasional episode of Friends.
and probably, that’s the key right there. watch Friends, fall in love with Rachel, argument over.
a late entry in the 2010 stakes.
if you have not yet bought this month’s FHM with Ruby Rose on the cover, then (a) shame on you and (b) what the hell are you doing sitting in front of a computer, get out there and spend some money.
it’s been a busy year for the MTV vj/dj.
engaged, unengaged, time in the US trying to break into the flickers. it’s been all go.
thank god she’s gone back to the black rather than the blonde — when will people learn that peroxide blonde just washes you out?
i agree with Ms Rose about many things, not the least being that love-making starts at dinner. gorgeous.
7. Dawn French
a perennial favourite with Stringer, dear readers. apart from the fact she and hubby Lenny Henry broke up, there was the release of her first novel, Tiny Bit Marvellous, which was a tiny bit hilarious, actually. frankly, Ms French doesn’t have to do much to make me take notice. situation normal.
the last surviving Golden Girl following the deaths of both Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur in recent times, Betty White’s career at 88 is hotter than it ever was.
A Superbowl commercial for Snickers started the year out with a bang, there there was a hosting gig on American comedy institution Saturday Night Live, and now she has a full-time gig in sitcom Hot in Cleveland, which has just been renewed for a second season.
There’s been no stopping her.
she is the geriatric equivalent of justin bieber right now.
fiesty as hell, and horny to boot, by her own admission.
she’s a pistol and here’s hoping she has plenty more in her.
Picture it. 2012, washington DC.
barack obama has been hamstrung since he lost Congress in 2010 and made that ridiculous tax-cut deal with the republicans.
Nancy Pelosi primaries him from the left and gets named as the Dems’ nomination for the ’12 presidential election.
she kicks mitt romney’s ass from arlington to california and bingo, a president who’s not only female, but can ACTUALLY GET SHIT DONE.
say what you like about the way JG came to power (hilarious), and say what you like about her handling of Wikileaks (appalling), but the fact is as Australia’s first female prime minister she’s coping way more bullshit scrutiny than a male PM has ever had to.
ranga, enormous earlobes, terrible dress sense — she’s had to endure bullshit commentary on all of the above, most of it, sadly, from right-wing female commentators with less sense of feminism than your average pro-wrestler.
JG’s smart, savvy, and i suspect, would be a lot better off if the blokes just quit getting in her ear.
she’s had my vote from the beginning and i suspect i’ll be hanging in there because, i swear, if one more left-wing leader disappoints me this year (are you listening Anna Bligh?) i am fair dinkum going to neck myself.
it’s been a big year for Australia’s openly gay Finance Minister.
after the disaster of Copenhagen this time last year when she was Climate Change Minister, she’s seen a change in portfolio and a bucketload of pressure from the gay community to start talking publicly about opposing her party’s policy on same-sex marriage.
she steadfastly refused to go against the party line until she felt there was an appropriate venue for it, namely the labor party conference in Adelaide, late in the year.
all power to her, say i.
principled and determined. smart and frankly, has hotness potential in spades.
but she does take 50 words to say something where 5 would do. that takes real skill.
big year for another Stringer perennial favourite.
an oscar early in the year for The Blind Side and then a few days later, the arseclown she married admits he cheated and pisses a very good thing up against the wall.
we kind of all knew it was coming too, didn’t we?
but sandy’s so nice and she seemed so happy, none of us wanted to say so.
and then she went ahead and adopted a little boy and seems to be really doing well, so hooray!
and, just quietly, she is still smokin’ hot.
yes, predictable, i know. i can’t help it.
apart from my partner, my mother, and my therapist, maddow has been a female constant for me this year.
smart, funny, liberal, and jesus god, all kinds of hot.
i’m attracted when she’s in t-shirt, glasses and boots up to her ankles in oilspill, and i’m attracted when she’s wearing makeup and some ludicrously too-girly shirt while she mixes a cocktail.
so what does that say?
probably more about me than her, i suspect.
nevertheless, her ability to explain the miasma of awesome crappitude that is US politics has me fascinated day after day.
now, if she’d only run for president.
seriously. i wish i could show you the pic, but you’re just going to have to go and click on the link.
geek porn. only not, really. excellent.