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Washington’s millionaire boyz club

Over the holidays, I was watching that old Marilyn Monroe comedy “How to Marry a Millionaire” on Turner Classic Movies (okay, I have no life). This week, a new report suggests (to me, at least)  that if Hollywood were to produce a remake of that…  …

Marilyn Monroe plastic surgery files to be auctioned off

Medical files proving that screen icon Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery including on her nose and chin are to be sold at auction next month, auctioneers said Tuesday. The files going under the hammer include X-rays of the “Some Like It Hot” sex symbol who died aged 36 in 1962,…

New book claims Marilyn Monroe hoped to marry John F. Kennedy

Marilyn Monroe, who notoriously had an affair with John F. Kennedy, apparently believed she was going to marry the president, even phoning the White House to tell his wife. The story, reported in a new book out Tuesday by journalist Christopher Andersen, asserts that Jackie Kennedy even told Monroe that…

Russian artist who impersonated Marilyn Monroe and Vladimir Putin dies at 43

Top Russian artist, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, who painstakingly transformed himself to resemble Adolf Hitler, Marilyn Monroe and Vladimir Putin for avant-garde photo performances, has died at 43, Russian news agencies reported Thursday. Mamyshev-Monroe drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Bali, Russian news agencies reported, citing the Russian embassy in Jakarta.…

Bamboo Reviews: Mad Men, Season Two

Warning: Pure spoilage. We just finished watching the second season of “Mad Men” yesterday, and boy, is that a satisfying show. It’s hard to review an entire season of a show, especially such a complex one, so I’ll make this post more just a collection of observations. Feel more than…

Cindy Brady, now there’s a hot chick

Why does American Apparel have to fuck up everything good with a thick coat of demoralizing sleaze? Even setting aside the complexity of their labor issues (they say they pay fair wages, their employees say they’ve been union-busted), there’s a lot that you would initially like about the company. I…

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