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9 must-follow celebrity Tumblrs
Tumblr might not share the self-love of Instagram, the off-color rants of Facebook, or the incoherent insanity that makes Twitter fun, but the blogging site has its fair share of stars—such as recent convert George Takei.
We thought we’d show Mr. Sulu what other celebs get their microblog on. Admittedly, Tumblr doesn’t look like East Hampton on a summer afternoon, but thanks to these faces, you’d never confuse it with a mall in Tulsa.
After joining Tumblr with a splash in April, Queen Bey showcases her enviable life in glossy, high-resolution photos that the paparazzi would die to capture—and we’d die to be part of. Beyoncé better not quit snapping candid moments and giving us a glimpse of what it’s like to be the world’s most popular singer, because we’re crazy in love.
2) Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Gordon-Levitt uses his Tumblr not to flaunt the perks of being an in-demand actor, but to promote his production company, HitRECord. Filled with casting requests, tour photos, and music picks, the Looper star’s blog occasionally gets personal—like when JGL used Tumblr to lambaste an article in GQ.
Photo via gifake/Flickr
3) Anthony Bourdain
The notably boisterous television personality and soon-to-be CNN star doesn’t hold back on his Tumblr. Bourdain uses the blog as an extension of his Travel Channel shows, No Reservations and The Layover, to reveal other stories that never aired. And he’s not afraid to let fans know his true feelings: Earlier this month he slammed the Travel Channel for an unauthorized Cadillac commercial tie-in.
4) Alicia Keys
Keys hasn’t quite kept on fallin’ in love with Tumblr, but she occasionally posts pictures, tour updates, and behind-the-scenes photos on a blog titled The Keys of Alicia (we get it!). If you’re burning to know what the R&B songstress (and mom to Egypt, 2, with hubby Swizz Beatz) is up to, then her Tumblr will put you in the perfect state of mind.
Photo via asterix611/Flickr
5) Aziz Ansari
Ansari uses his Tumblr as exactly as we hoped. It highlights the quirky comedian’s life with amusing family photos and Internet humor that shows us that despite how Hollywood he’s become, he’s still a nerd at heart. He also geeks out over cool Instagram photos of city skylines. He really is just like us!
6) Soulja Boy
Judging by the blinged-out photos on the one-hit wonder’s Tumblr, he’s somehow keeping his career (and bank account) afloat. There’s a lot of standing around, posing in front of fancy cars, and looking into mirrors, but if you stick around, you might be treated with an uncalled-for penis picture. If you needed a pretty-boy dossier on inordinate swag, than this Tumblr is it.
7) Eliza Dushku
The Dollhouse star is the girliest girl ever on her Tumblr. Pictures of pretty flowers, cute puppies, and oh-don’t-you-dare-OH-GIRL-YOU’RE-GOING-FOR-IT greasy snack are the central thrust of Dushku’s blog. She’ll also kindly remind you many, many, many times that she’s happily married to former NBA star (and failed actor) Rick Fox.
Photo via designerpassport/Flickr
The “Gucci Gucci” rapper’s Myspace-themed blog is quintessential Kreay. Adorned with a middle-finger cursor, the ’90s child reblogs bizarre, nostalgia-laden GIFs, anti-hater PSAs, and peculiar fan art. It’s no surprise that Kreayshawn, born from YouTube fandom, goes hard with her Tumblr usage.
9) Eli Roth
The “terror porn” film director titled his Tumblr “My Bloody Blog,” but it’s not that scary. The screenwriter doesn’t do much on his blog but post Instagram photos of his surprisingly normal life. The most frightful thing you might find? Throwback photos of Roth from when he was first breaking into Hollywood. Spooky!
8 things we just learned about Frank Ocean
It’s been four months since R&B stunner Frank Ocean turned to Tumblr to reveal that he’d once loved a man and three since he used the blogging platform to release his sensational sophomore album, Channel ORANGE. Since then, he’s risen to massive modern indie music fame, toured the world, and hung out with John Mayer and Jay-Z.
But what has Frank Ocean really been up to? And more importantly, what’s he about to do?
On Tuesday, Ocean took a break from posting unquantifiable equations and goofy pictures of Lil B on the local news to update his adoring fanbase on his matters and methods, both past and present.
“I want to write a novel about twins,” he writes at the top of a post titled “Thank You’s.” It’s all really cute and adorable and just another few reasons to take interest in Frank Ocean’s music if you haven’t yet done so.
Problem is, he dissolved the whole update into one paragraph and forgot to turn the caps lock off. So what we’re left with is a hodgepodge collection of silky smooth musings pieced together with all the attention to paragraphs and syntax as a page out of On the Road.
We thought we’d help by splitting the whole post up and itemizing each item by object of affection. Here’s what Frank Ocean’s been doing for the past three months.
1) He’s abandoned all religion.
Or at least that’s how we’re reading it. He writes: “I’ve sunken into passivity in certain areas of my life.. All while being the honest opposite of others. The number one rule in relationships, from what I hear, is to never just leave.”
OK, Frank, whatever that means.
2) He’s considering some type of move.
Ocean, who’s from New Orleans but currently makes his home in Los Angeles, writes that he’s thinking about heading for something a bit more bright.
“Sort of like my potential relocation to NYC or Tokyo,” he projects. “Or some place very far ahead from the coasts of California.”
3) He bought a dog.
Fact, and apparently he misses Frank. “He’s so big now. Damn,” Ocean writes. “He knows about as much as me, as to what the fuck is going on.”
4) He’s hanging out with the Pharrell a whole bunch.
And apparently Frank Ocean thinks Pharrell Williams looks 19 years old.
“They seemed like old friends,” he said of the great Neptunes’ producer and rapper Jay-Z. “I wonder how many trophies are lodged in their minds. I wonder why they still build.”
5) He flew all around the world.
“Had a special time,” he added. “I had brunch at the rooftop restaurant from ‘Lost in Translation.’ Like 9 times. I found absolute silence in a meditation session in that house in the hills.”
6) He was briefly in love again.
No word on the gender of the affectioned this time, however.
7) He’s somehow managing to maintain all sorts of interesting hobbies.
Ocean said that he wants to start a car club and had plans for an arcade. He’s eating steaks again, and he’s looking to make a change in his imbibement of milk.
“Oreos don’t work with almond milk like regular milk,” he writes. “That just came to mind. Not sure why.”
8) He’s writing more music.
“I have to write a song for someone now because they paid for my ticket and my hotel. And I let them,” he writes.
Hey, at least it’s something.
“I’m working on a lot of music,” he mentions again later in the passage. “I’m gonna get back to that now. Good night, moon.”
Thanks, Frank. Thanks for checking in. Goodnight to you, too.