“Selena Gomez wears a trench, insane leather boots & a bindi in NYC” links

Selena Gomez’s boots are kind of amazing/tacky/interesting. [Moe Jackson]
Anne Hathaway better be wearing panties. Still, this is a terrible outfit. [Celebslam]
Am I the only who kind of hates Demi Lovato’s voice? [Grantland]
“Being handsome” is a crime in Saudi Arabia. [Gawker]
Kim Kardashian shows off her… ugh. At least she’s wearing panties. [Amy Grindhouse]
Recap of the season finale of Duck Dynasty. [Reality Tea]
That crazy sorority girl resigned from her sorority. [The Frisky]
Melissa Gilbert & Timothy Busfield got married. [Bitten & Bound]
Check out the newly redesigned $100 bill. [Bossip]
This is a really cool story about an amateur photographer. [OMG Blog]
Heidi Klum is still flat-ironing her hair too. [Yeeeah]
Kellan Lutz makes a Lutz appearance on Kellan Lutz’s Sesame Street. [PopBytes]
Vintage Brad Pitt on Head of the Class. [Seriously OMG WTF]
The Rock had emergency surgery! [Limelife]
Kelly Brook’s boobtastic FHM Turkey shoot. [Hollywood Rag]
Guillermo Del Toro is working on some stuff with HBO. [The Loop]
Poppy Montgomery gave birth to a baby girl. [Life & Style]

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  1. marie says:

    I like the boots and actually kinda liked her too until she got back with Beiber, gross.

  2. Jane says:

    wtf is up with her and those bindis. Should I wear a sombrero around her for kicks?

    • X says:

      From our cuisine to the clothes we wear to tea, tobacco, tribal tattoos, and the very lengthy list goes on, the world has survived through taking and appropriating different aspects of cultures. My ancestors are from India, I grew up here in the states. I much prefer to see aspects of the culture survive. It is beautiful. Like hena, it has been appropriated by so many cultures. What’s so horrible ’bout it?

    • blaize says:

      I’ve never heard of a Mexican person taking offense to a non-Mexican person wearing a sombrero, and I’d be shocked of Selena Gomez minded. My own Grandmother isn’t offended by people wearing things from her culture, and she’s Indian.

    • Hakura says:

      I agree with X. I’ve always loved playing with my makeup & accessories, & have worn bindis before. I see no difference in wearing them, or clothing designs specific to a certain culture other than your own.

      • Britt says:

        I wear Salwar Kameez and Churidar Kameez, and I am caucasian Australian. I love to wear these outfits, they are beautiful and colourful and fun!

        Half of the population in my town are Sikhs and we embrace every part of their culture, their temple which is amazing and peaceful, their clothing, their food and their festivals.

        Let her wear the Bindi, who does it really affect??

    • Leen says:

      I’m Palestinian and I take no offense to hipsters wearing my cultural fringed scarf. (Actually, Penn Badgely is wearing a green one in the other post). I think a lot of people on the same page. In fact, I kind of enjoy it and to me it’s a point of conversation with others since not many people know it is Palestinian/Arab.

  3. roxy750 says:

    Here we go….Selena’s brain is about to leave her body in 5….4….3…——>she’s about to turn into the next young Disney Star turning into a cray cray oversexed woman. She is way too young to start this crap. Ugh

    • jess says:

      She’ll be 21 in 2 months (Yes, I looked that up haha). I think it’s right around normal for her to be trying to be “sexy” and a “woman”. I tried to “grow up” right around that age too.

      I haven’t seen any signs of her going crazy or being oversexed yet.

    • blaize says:

      A person has the right to wear whatever they want. If a male celebrity can go around in nothing but low slung jeans, or go naked in a music video (as Adam Levine did) without being labeled crazy and oversexed, then I don’t see why a female celebrity can’t do the same- wearing nothing but a bodysuit on stage or posing nude without being labeled for it.

  4. Diana says:

    That sorority letter was just hilarious and when I thougt nothing could top it, there goes Michael Shanon reads it in the most perfect way ever!

  5. serena says:

    She looks good in everything, but that trench made it seem like she hasn’t anything under. LOL

  6. Kassandra says:

    LOVE the coat! Would actually love the shoes more if they were closed toe; the open-toe is throwing me off.

  7. Sarie says:

    Are the boots Disney standard issue now? My daughter’s Merida doll came with those boots in blue.

  8. The Original Mia says:

    She looks cute.

    Kim is ridiculous. Absolutely, positively ridiculous.

  9. F5 says:

    She looks terminally cheap in everything.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I read something about that photographer story a while ago, sounds really interesting.

  11. yeahright says:

    I kind of like her outfit but that bindi has got to go. It’s just very 1996 when you’re not Hindu.

  12. tifzlan says:

    I love Selena but i am so annoyed that she’s wearing a bindi.

    • Sam says:

      I get that. I’m not Hindu, but I do practice yoga with many Hindi women, and from what I understand, Bindi is a deeply spiritual and religious marking. It represents the Third Eye chakra and some of them believe it helps focus and retain internal energy. I’m not saying Selena shouldn’t be allowed to wear it – I think she should. I just think it’s really ignorant to take something that is really important to the spirituality of other people and reduce it to a decoration. I’m not even Catholic and I feel the same way about people who wear rosaries.

      Although, maybe she’s into Indian spirituality. Remember Madonna? If she’s legitimately a follower of that tradition, that’s different. But I’ve never seen anything to suggest that she is.

      • AB says:

        Gotta clarify – besides representing the ‘third eye’, ‘bindis’ are very much a fashion accessory for Indian women (not just Hindu women). So, Selena is not offending ANYONE…she looks very Indian here and could actually pass off as an Indian girl if she wore an Indian attire.

      • Mira says:

        Agree with AB. I’m Indian and I’m not offended by Selena. If anything I’m tired of people being so sensitive. Bindi has a spiritual meaning, but it’s also evolved into a very popular fashion accessory. If anything I think it’s cool of Selena to wear a bindi.

      • evyn says:

        She looks ridiculous.
        It’s just like when all the celebs were wearing Kabbalah bracelets.

      • Grace says:

        I’m Hindu and I’m offended. The only reason I’m offended is that even AFTER she was told that it’s not cool to wear a bindi in that way she put a smirk on her face and kept doing it. There are 20 different major religions but she clung to that one.
        There’s no reason for that kind of disrespectful behavior. She has a ton of money and she could do something entirely different with her look.

      • Hakura says:

        I may get myself jumped on, here, but I can accept that. I have never intended any disrespect on *anyone’s* spiritual practices, but have worn a bindi (when I am not Hindu) many times with my outfits. I admire the beauty of it, in the same way many admires any accessory.

        I would wear one not as a claim to those religious beliefs, but because I thought it was beautiful in the way one would find certain makeup or jewelry beautiful. When not meant as disrespect, I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with wearing something beautiful.

        Many cultures & religions have been sources of popular (accepted) styles in all manners here in Western culture, & still are.

    • pamspam says:

      Grace – I agree. I once made a similar faux pas…not out of any intended disrespect, but out of an admiration of the style. I made it a costume, and I shouldn’t have. Once it’s pointed out that you’re doing something a bit culturally insensitive, why not just knock it off?

      • blaize says:

        Because a person has the right to wear what they want. I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in making racial divisions on ANYTHING- to do so is, at best, fueling racial prejudice and at worst, an act of racism all by itself. That’s my opinion.

  13. MBP says:

    I’m getting a Salma Hayek vibe in that second pic of Selena.

  14. Emily says:

    Am I the only person who is always wondering if her head really is completely massive or if she just has big hair? Her head seems HUGE. always.

  15. elceibeno says:

    If she wasn’t so pretty I would hate the shoes. She deserves someone more mature than Justin Bieber though.

  16. KellyinSeattle says:

    I saw her on Late Night….NOT a good singer!! And her outfit belonged on Cher.

  17. Dee Cee says:

    Too much hot-boxing, sluggardly romance with the Bieber.. makes a person disturbed, crude-wonky.. but she’s gonna crash and burn pushing this sensitive spiritual issue forward and is it worth the public humiliation, to use a Bindi as a decoration.. ah.. loss of dignity..with the apology that follows, see Reese Witherspoon.. ha ha

  18. Isa says:

    I think she is beautiful and I love her outfit.

  19. pop! says:

    I really don’t like Demi’s voice. They play Skyscraper at work and it’s almost torture, because it offends me on multiple levels. There’s her voices, then there’s the concept of ‘breaking’ paper (i stand by my shared thoughts to coworkers and managers that you cannot break paper), and the rhyming of words to the same word. I don’t dislike her personally, but I can’t jive with her

  20. kim says:


    She’s cute but doesn’t pull off the boots

    She looks high in those pics??

  21. Hateonit. says:

    Speaking of teenage Disney stars with no fashion sense…. I’m surprised there’s no post about Miley and her being supposedly done with Liam….

  22. ZaraB says:

    Love Duck Dynasty!!

    Cannot believe half-pint married Timothy Busfield. He reeks of douche to me.

    Hm, didn’t Poppy Montgomery and her babydaddy break up their respective families to get together? Tacky, very tacky. Violet is a nice name though.

  23. e.non says:

    oh man, west looks like he can not wait to get the hell out of nyc and back on that plane — any plane.

    i’m enjoying the hell out of how both appear to be so friggin miserable. my bad…

  24. Grace says:

    I rarely say this about women but she’s a little bitch. She constantly likes to piss on other people’s religions.
    It’s going to bite her in the ass one day.
    ETA Now I have to go say extra mantras because I’ve harmed someone verbally.
    Sigh…Her generation. Ugh.

  25. mkyarwood says:

    The bindi thing needs to stop. With everyone.

    • AB says:

      @mkyarwood – dont snark on bindis just because you dont wear them/like them, it is part of Indian culture (though not all Indian women wear them)…however, everyone is welcome to wear bindis or -not wear them, really not a big deal.

      • Hakura says:

        @AB – I agree. Many seem to be ignoring a point you brought up earlier, about how not *all* wearing of bindi (by Indian women) are meant to be representation of their religion. That many do wear them because they’re simply beautiful.

        I don’t believe simply wearing one expresses disrespect. Obviously I would never wear one to any sort of spiritual place/house of worship/India, out of respect.

  26. Sita says:

    Seeing her with a bindi on her forehead makes me quite sad. Cultural appropriation is harmful and frankly, I feel as if my culture has become a commodity in the Western world. My culture is not a costume, not a damn trend. What also hurts is that if I were to step outside my house wearing a traditional, big red bindi… I’d never receive praise and whatnot, like her, I’d be called racial slurs (happens every time). Naturally, I speak only for myself!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I am sorry to hear that you get called slurs! That really makes me sad. Shame on those people.

    • Hakura says:

      I’m horrified to hear that you’re attacked for your cultural/religious practices. I hate to say it, but since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, so many Americans have become aggressive toward any religious traditions outside of Christianity. Too many ignorant people don’t even realize that Hindu is NOT related to Islam at all, not to mention *radical* Islam (which is the true problem, not Islam in itself).

      Our doctor is a Sheikh, who wears a turban & the tradition long beard. Many take out their ignorance on him as well, & he’s a wonderful person. He’s so against the actions of Islam extremists that it causes him to rant openly at times. I can’t imagine being accused of being part of it simply for my tradition appearance.

      It’s shameful to have to admit this about my own country.

  27. Andrea says:

    I just hope everyone who is offended that selena is wearing a bindi, was also offended when gwen stefani did it years ago. Or Madonna. A quick search shows Vanessa Hudges, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry wore bindis at events that weren’t related to india or anything like that at all. I don’t recall any conterversy on any of those people.

  28. JudyK says:

    She’s almost 21…she looks about 12, but maybe that’s her I.Q., which would explain her reuniting with spoiled-brat Beiber.

    Okay, I love the boots and wish I were young enough to wear them.

  29. Tastykakes says:

    Why on earth are people getting all worked up over a bindi. Celebrities… and anyone and everyone really, wear crosses, those kabbalah bracelets and the like as personal adornment all the time, often without much thought and you don’t see much rage (although a passing memory of Madonna’s “scandalous” crosses come to mind). Would you honestly say everyone who wore a cross necklace or earrings was a devout christian or catholic? Please. There is really no significant difference here. If a piece of body decoration is important to you, that’s super. Wear them proudly for whatever reason you choose. But to many others who don’t share your particular selection of spiritual worship, it’s just a piece of jewelry.

    It is not worth getting upset over someone else’s jewelry.

    LOVE the boots.

    • MisJes says:

      I agree with you, and I think this post was very well written.

      Personally, I am Catholic, and whilst a Holy Cross bears a spiritual/religious significant for myself, I don’t for a second expect it to automatically mean the same to everybody else.

    • Hakura says:

      @Tastykakes – I agree with MisJes. This post was very well written, & doesn’t do so in a way that should be taken offensively.

      I’ve said it before. I’ve worn/wear bindi ocassionally, as jewelry. I’m sure *many* styles & jewelry got their start representing another culture or religion. I just hate that so many people here are reacting as though we’re putting bindi on our foreheads as some sort of ‘middle finger’ to their beliefs. It doesn’t mean that at all.

      There are enough things about society & the world to be upset/offended/angry about. I think including *this* in it is a waste of time & those feelings.

  30. chloe says:

    her face still looks like that of a baby

  31. Joanna says:

    i think she does a great job of looking sexy without looking trashy. kk needs her stylist.

  32. Hakura says:

    I think she looks pretty good here, with exception to the overdone hair extensions. That seems to be a big trend lately.

    She has a beautiful face, but it does look much younger than she is. I think that’s why so many judge her harshly when she wears something age appropriate to her 21 years. Even I was shocked to realize she was that old.

  33. You look so amazing and stunning. Women undeniably love handbags and purses and each and ever stylish thing.

  34. AB says:

    @Hakura – I know! People need to relax! trust me I’m coming from a place of authenticity (with Indian Hindu origins) and in India, women appreciate when women from other countries, cultures try the bindi or any other Indian fashion accessory (bangles etc). So, go ahead and rock on the bindi if you like, I wont mind! :) Ironically, in USA I dont wear bindis cos I’m bothered about the responses (prejudiced?) I’ll get…