The Word: In defense of Marilyn Manson?

A fine predator of the male species, indeed?

In yesterday’s column, I brought up the news that everyone’s favorite ’90s goth (besides blood-sucking era Angelina Jolie), Marilyn Manson, is dating chanteuse Lana del Rey. And, perhaps it was shallow of me, but I asked what it was about the creepy rocker that attracted some of Hollywood’s most beautiful women (Rose McGowan, Dita Von Teese, Evan Rachel Wood are three of his most famous conquests). Luckily, you wrote in:

“The best I can do is remember that ignorance is a natural part of the human process.”

 ”He’s creepy outwardly, I’ll grant you and beyond strange. He is also intelligent, well spoken, charming and masculine (despite the makeup and freaky gender-bending BDSM clothing)….He’s good at making interesting conversation and accomplished at drawing women in. A fine predator of the male species.”

 ”The answer is so simple that you missed it completely! Ask yourself how Ric Ocasek got Paulina? The reason you don’t get it is that you are not a fan of Marilyn Manson. Your biased view inhibits your clarity.”

My biased view? No. It’s just curious. I’d like to file this under that weird phenomenon of how  once-popular Hollywood men whose careers are currently on a downward slide — see: Valderrama, Wilmer; Culkin, Macaulay —  still get so many successful, hot girlfriends and George Clooney gets a former WWE wrestler. Ladies, I’d like a word.

Jessica Simpson is ready to have her baby (along with everyone else)

How ready is uber-pregnant Jessica Simpson to deliver her baby? So ready that she’s already talking about her pregnancy in the past tense (ed note: I wish I were writing about it in the past tense; her gestation period feels longer than that of a blue whale’s). “I had a great pregnancy,” Simpson tells Hello! Magazine. “Eating and not having to worry too much about it has been fun. Taking a break from working out has definitely been fun. But I’m ready for it to be over. I’m ready to have my body back! I feel like I could pop at any second.” Fingers crossed!


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