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Kat Dennings Slams Justin Bieber’s Instagram: ‘He’s Too Young To Be Posting Shirtless Pictures’

10 Jul

When it comes to Justin Bieber‘s shirtless photos, Kat Dennings is all like, “Baby, baby, baby no!”

According to the 2 Broke Girls star, the 19-year-old is far to young to be flaunting his topless bod for his 10 million followers on Instagram. During a recent interview with E! News, Dennings clarifies the sly dig she made last month, which read:

Justin Bieber’s Instagram is making me uncomfortable

– Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) July 19, 2013

“I would like to clear up what I said about Justin Bieber’s Instagram,” the 27-year-old actress says. “Here’s the deal. I said that about his Instragram because there’s so many shirtless pictures, and I feel like he’s too young to be posting shirtless pictures!”

“I mean good for you, you’ve got that side stuff and you’re real young,” she continues.

Dennings’ sentiments echo actress Olivia Wilde‘s feelings toward the singer’s fondness for going shirtless. In March, the Incredible Burt Wonderstone star tweeted, “Bieber, put your f***ing shirt on. (unless you lost all your shirts in a fire in which case my condolences and please purchase a new shirt.)”

“You know, it’s something I’d say to my little brother, and I probably have said it. You know, just, ‘Put your shirt on. It’s cold out there.’ I meant it with all the love in the world,” Wilde later said of her intentions on The Tonight Show.

Who Needs Lovers With Drinking Buddies Like These: ‘Drinking Buddies’ Reviewed

13 Dec

Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson in Drinking Buddies.

As overused tropes in film go, can men and women ever really be friends might just be the most common. In Drinking Buddies, writer/director Joe Swanberg asks this question once again, the answer being a resounding maybe. While the film’s theme may be as old as movies themselves, Drinking Buddies manages to feel entirely modern; the film’s maybe-emotionally-stunted adult adolescents who drink too much beer and eat too much takeout will feel entirely familiar to viewers of a certain age. It’s also incredibly intimate. For a movie with only very brief nudity, Drinking Buddies feels almost voyeuristic to watch, in the way that too much honesty and vulnerability can be embarrassing to witness.

Drinking Buddies takes its time. From its onset, it’s never in any hurry to get someplace, happy instead to simply follow its four main characters’ journeys. Kate and Luke (Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson) are extremely close coworkers at a craft brewery. Chris and Jill (Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick) are their respective significant others. Drama ensues when a weekend camping trip to Michigan complicates the relationships between all four.

Much of Drinking Buddies‘ success falls on Wilde. Despite nearly a decade of trying to become A Thing, she’s still best known (to me at least) as the girl from the Bait Shop Mischa Barton went lesbian with on The O.C. In 2012, she made three movies. Name one. But here, Wilde has perhaps finally found where she belongs in Hollywood. In Drinking Buddies she’s this pulsating ball of unbridled energy: dangerous, unpredictable, confident, damaged, passionate, absolutely magnetic and, most importantly perhaps, exceedingly memorable. She’s flanked by a capable supporting cast: Johnson does his familiar rough-around-the-edges good guy schtick, gravel-voiced Livingston and Kendrick, charismatic as ever as Johnson’s young girlfriend. Kendrick is particularly impressive here, tapping into a youthful timidness seemingly with the wisdom of someone looking back, and not as an actual 28 year old herself.

What feels so fresh, so different about Drinking Buddies is that it’s unafraid to make bold choices. Drinking Buddies is not When Harry Met Sally… Swanberg isn’t just exploring romantic relationships, he’s exploring friendships, as well, and complete strangers. And who says perfect for each other can’t just mean friends anyway? It’s a nice subversion of the friends-who-should-be-more romantic comedy genre. And while Drinking Buddies is witty and light-hearted it is at its core a dramatic character study.

In a world where the lines between coworker and friend and friend and lover are paper thin, is any relationship ever fully defined? Add alcohol to the mix and everything starts to look like a grey area, doesn’t it? Drinking Buddies may not have the answers to all these questions, but isn’t the journey supposed to half the fun anyway?

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