Helen Mirren and John Malkovich are Full of Surprises: Links You Need to See


Helen Mirren revealed this weekend that she regrets not telling more people to “fuck off.”Chatting with the New York Daily News at Badgley Mischka’s Fashion Week show, Mirren said she appreciated that women these days feel comfortable speaking their minds. She said:

Unfortunately, at least for my generation, growing up, we didn’t [tell people to ‘fuck off’], and I love the fact that girls are so much more confident and outspoken than my generation were.

If Helen Mirren charged a dollar for an audio clip of her saying “Fuck off,” she’d never have to work again.

This weekend, we reported that Ghostbusteremeritus Ernie Hudson will return for a cameo in Paul Feig’s upcoming Ghostbusters remake. Apparently he’s not the only one: The Boston Herald reported that Annie Potts, who played the Busters’ secretary Janine, will also make a return appearance in the new film.

Chvrches fans may be having a slightly more enjoyable Monday than the rest of us. The band’s second album, Every Open Eye, is available online in full on NPR First Listen. For everybody else, John Malkovich is working on a record… Sort of? According to A.V. Club, Malkovich’s Like a Puppet Show will feature songs by other artists made from a recording of him reading Plato’s Allegory of The Cave. Remixing honors go to Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Dolores O’Riordan, Ric Ocasek and Dweezil Zappa.

This is the first track, “Cryoblue Cheese O,” by Ric Ocasek:

At face value, a personal essay warning about the dangers of writing (and editing) personal essays for the internet sounds like an exercise in tedium, but Mandy Stadtmiller’s mini-memoir on her time managing XOJane’s famous “It Happened to Me” column points out a valuable truth about writing in the digital age: The unceasing hunger of a blog turns all writing, no matter how personally important, into Content, which will be prodded by busy managers and scrutinized by an increasingly insensitive public.

In other words, be careful with your life story before you decide to send/sell it off.