Lena Dunham and Odell Beckham Jr.: A Breakdown

Lena Dunham Odell Beckham Gala

Okay, so here is what happened with Lena and Odell – don’t worry, it was confusing to me at first too – but let’s hop right into it.

Someone explained it perfectly on an EW Facebook comment on an article about this situation:

Lena + Odell

So… first thing first. 

Lena made an assumption about Odell Jr., on Twitter and in an interview. Lena stated that she assumed Odell looked at her like she was not his type, not even knowing what Odell’s type was at the time of this comment. I don’t even know Odell’s type. I don’t know anyone who does, famous or not.

Lena proceeded to say; “she thought she was not his type by the standards of shape he likes on women.” They were at a Gala, so Lena was presuming that his type was a model figured woman. In my attempt to try to find a silver lining, assuming that men like model shaped women is that not that weird to assume in general. The weird part comes later on – I know the situation seems very adolescence right about now.

Lena was conspiring up scenarios in her head about what Odell was thinking. Situations and movements that were going on his head, but were they really? That is the question. Lena posted a rampage on Twitter that said in Odell’s head he was thinking she was a “marshmallow.” Lena even went on to say that he was thinking she was a “child or a dog.” What all these tweets conspired up was the fetishizing of African-American men in the community. And from the looks of it, many people agreed with this on Twitter. Not only was Lena fetishizing Odell, she was fetishizing herself.

Lena then went on to say she had an attraction to Odell Jr., which is the okay part of the story. There was no issue with that aspect of the situation. But, to assume that Odell wanted to automatically have sex with her because she was a female is where this situation gets weird. Lena getting “rejected” by this athlete was too much for her to assume in this situation because he had not said one word to her at all. They never had a conversation, so why was Lena making these assumptions on Twitter and in interviews about the apparent situation at hand? The assumption that every guy wants to have sex with a walking human being is false. Not all men are sluts or the male equivalent of that.

I find it a little weird that Lena made a huge public display about the entire situation that never happened. What do you do in that situation? Where was her press team when she was tweeting these tweets? If it was about her “insecurities” all along, then why would she be Tweeting them knowing her huge fan base? Nothing against the insecurities, we all have them, but why go on a tweet spree about a scenario that never really happened?

That begs the question that should celebrities have some supervision on what they Tweet. Because if this was about her “insecurities,” she shouldn’t have been tweeting these thoughts in the first place and simply just stating them to Amy Schumer instead. But, what do I know? I mean the situation started because she told Amy Schumer what happened and they were having a discussion about it. She stated that in an interview, so that could be where it was even derived from.

The thought that these male athletes are on a pedestal is enough, but to assume they have to talk to someone at a Gala is another story. A ton of famous people do not associate themselves with other famous people at Gala’s or get together’s in a public setting. It is simply said, no one has to talk to anyone. If this was the real world, normally people don’t just go and talk to people randomly. They would scroll on their phone to try and pass the time on social media.

That leads to this question: Was she in the right? Was she in the right to tweet these thoughts? (Again, Twitter is about formulating your thoughts and posting them without thinking about it.) Celebs should have this right, because well, they are real people too; but, in these instances, it does lead to the question of supervising of their tweeting. When things like this happen, it makes me think otherwise. And from a personal standpoint, blaming this situation it on her “sense of humor” is a cop-out move. Her sense of humor does not make much sense to explain why she was tweeting what she did.

Odell was a trooper about the entire situation – he stated he did not want any problems with her and that was simply it. I am sure the entire situation was awkward for him since he never actually had a conversation with her. He was technically becoming famous for not saying a word. Which is probably weird on his end. All and all, Lena has a lot to figure out about the Twitter world – people will choose any moment to say something negative, but does that mean she should fall prey to it in the public eye?

What do you think Lena should have done? Was she in the right? Or was she in the wrong? Comment below and let us know what you think!

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Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood Music Video

Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated "Bad Blood" music video.
Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated “Bad Blood” music video.
The wait is finally over! Taylor Swift debuted her much anticipated music video for her hit song “Bad Blood” at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday Night. Swift had spent nine days promoting the video, slowly releasing posters for each member of its all-star cast.

Swift released posters on Twitter and Instagram of each one of her A-list friends who would appear in the video. The posters also included the name they had picked out themselves for the video. Swift picked “Catastrophe” for her name, while friends like Karlie Kloss and Lena Dunham picked Knock-out and Lucky Friori respectively. All in-all the video had eighteen of her friends in it, only one of whom was male: Kendrick Lamar (who added some rap verses to the song). The cast included Cindy Crawford, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Martha Hunt, Serayah, Ellie Goulding, Gigi Hadid, Hayley Williams, Zendaya, Lily Aldridge, Ellen Pompeo, Mariska Hargitay and Cara Delivingne. The last member to be announced was Swift’s best friend, Selena Gomez.

The video was directed by Joseph Khan, who also directed Swift’s “Blank Space” video and is responsible for other hit videos such as Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” video. The video centered around the theme of the song, which is about a friend betraying Swift (many believe it is about Katy Perry). The video opens with Selena Gomez double crossing Swift, leading her to enter training for a battle. The video spares no expense and is very elaborate. It even has some Hunger Games flair with some of the outfits. It is during Swift’s bad ass training scenes that we start to see all of the big name stars. However, each one is only in the video for about 10 seconds. Nonetheless, it is still worth watching. Swift did something unprecedented by having so many stars in one video. It shows just how well liked she has become within Hollywood. Additionally, the hype behind the video was incredible and Joseph Khan did an amazing job directing it.

Watch the video above and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Twitter using #glamorouspaper.

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Great Books by Female Comedians

Summer is not too far away, which means you’re going to need some great books to take to the beach. Look no further! Some very funny female celebrities have been penning some great memoirs/comedy books which are perfect for a fun, summer read. Check out the list below.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)

Mindy
Mindy Kaling’s first book came out in 2012 and is available on Amazon and in book stores.

Mindy Kaling got her breakthrough on The Office as a writer and a cast member, and now she’s an A-lister. Her first book came out in 2012 and her next one is set to come out later this year. She also stars in her own show, The Mindy Project, on Fox. She certainly has had quite a journey, and this book gives us a look into her life. She talks about her humble beginnings, her struggle with body image, as well as how she fell in love with comedy. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me is a really fun read with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Any fan of The Office would love reading about the secrets of the show and what the cast is really like. It isn’t all autobiographical; Mindy has some hysterical chapters on feeling awkward at a party, her fake movie ideas, and her revenge fantasies. Anyone who loves to laugh would enjoy this book.

Bossypants

Tina
Tiny Fey’s comedy book came out in 2013 and is available on Amazon and in bookstores.

Tina Fey has always been hilarious, on and off-screen; between Saturday Night LiveMean Girls, and 30 Rock, this comedian certainly has made a name for herself. In 2013, she added author to her list of accomplishments. Bossypants tells us all about Tina’s journey to achieve her dream of comedy. It lets us in on her recurring nightmares, her unlucky love life in college, and her perception of beauty. Tina gives us a behind the scenes look at how all of our favorite comedy shows are made. It’s hard to find anyone who isn’t a fan of Tina Fey these days, but even if you aren’t, you sure will be after reading this book.

Yes Please

Amy
Amy Poehler’s first book was released in 2014 and is available on Amazon and in bookstores.

Amy Poehler is just as funny and talented as her BFF and partner in crime, Tina Fey. Yes Please is Amy’s first book and it was released this past October. Amy is best known for Saturday Night Live, Parks and Rec, and co-hosting the Golden Globes. This comedy book is a hodgepodge of stories, advice, strange poetry, and photos. Not only is it hilarious, but it is very clever and it makes you think. Some chapters are called “Talk To Yourself Like You’re 90,” “Gimme That Pudding,” and “Parents Just Do Understand.” If you ever wanted to get to know Amy Poehler more, here is your chance because she is as honest and real as she can get in Yes Please.

Not That Kind of Girl

Lena
Lena’s book was released in 2014 and is available on Amazon and in book stores.

Lena Dunham is best known for starring on HBO’s hit show, Girls, but many don’t know that she also is a creator and producer for it as well. That being said, Lena is also an incredibly talented writer. Her memoir is made up of personal essays describing her various life experiences such as finding love, going through body image issues, and working hard to achieve her dream in a male-dominated industry. She gets real and personal when she tells us what she’s learned over the years, even with a section entitled “15 Things I’ve Learned From My Mother” and “17 Things I’ve Learned From My Father.” At the end, she even discusses her regrets. Not That Kind of Girl gives you and up close and personal look at the life of one of Hollywood’s most talented stars.

So which one of these books are you going to check out? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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