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Critic Expands on Blurred #AskThicke Lines

RobinThickePaulaCoverIn the summary view of New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica, when VH1 threw open the doors Monday to a Robin Thicke Twitter Q&A, the result was stored-up agita, frustration and discomfort.

But very cleverly, Caramanica does not dwell on the details of this Twitter “tsunami.” Instead, after a brief sampling of the waves, he remarks that very few people focused on the matter at hand – Thicke’s new album Paula – and remedies by asking about two dozen questions that coulda, shoulda been posed.

Here, from that list, are two of FishbowlNY’s favorites:

Have you considered, instead of touring this album, only performing it outside windows in acts of hostile serenade?

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Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Drawing Heat Once Again

Vanity Fair‘s 18th annual Hollywood Issue hasn’t even hit newsstands yet and it’s already drawing heat. At issue, once again, is the three-panel fold-out cover, which, this year, features 11 actresses dressed in 20′s glam. The four actresses who made the actual cover–Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain–are all white. Adepero Oduye and Paula Patton, the only non-white women to take part in the shoot, are pictured in the fold-up panels to the right.

Not a big deal? Well, this is about the twelfth time this has happened. Jezebel has a rundown of the various Hollywood Issue covers, and just how many times actors and actresses of color were pushed to the side, off the cover. After about the fourth or fifth time it’s clearly no longer an accident or coincidence.

Essence Announces Black Women in Hollywood Honorees

Kerry Washington, Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier, Paula Patton, and Shonda Rhimes will be the honorees at this year’s Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The fifth incarnation of the annual event will be held February 23rd at the Beverly Hill Hotel.

“Black women actors, writers, directors and producers still lack diverse opportunities in Hollywood and, unfortunately, are often overlooked during awards season,” says Essence Editor-in-Chief Constance White. “The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon exists to provide a fitting tribute to the brilliant talent and accomplishments of African-American trailblazers like Kerry, Pam, Paula, Octavia and Shonda and celebrate their collective work as an inspiration for generations to come.”

Essence plans to stream an hour of red carpet coverage of the event on its website.