But also, I’m trying to raise some money for Goods 4 Good.
Instead of getting me a gift or buying me a drink, maybe you could give a few dollars to help Malawian children stay in school? I’d be much obliged.
Please and thank you. Meghan
FUCK YEAH MEGHAN! And fuck yeah, we donated: $30 from the FY30s girls. Welcome to an ass-kicking decade.
Fuck Yeah Rebecca Gayheart! The Urban Legend and 90210 actress just starred in a verrrry popular online video - 2,557,642 pageviews on Gawker and counting! Not too shabby, to be the 38-year old star of a sex video. (Unless you happen to think it’s shabby to be the star of a sex video.) She was also the star of those incredibly effective Noxema commercials back when I was a teenager (we ALL had those little blue tubs of cream in our bathrooms, though I am not convinced it actually did anything). The slogan still holds true for Gayheart today: “Noxema Girls Get Noticed.” Indeeeeeed.
I am a recent convert to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and I am delighted to report that the beautiful and hilarious Kaitlin Olson, who plays Deandra “Sweet Dee” Reynolds, just turned 34 this past Tuesday. Happy fuck yeah birthday!
This scene above is from The Nightman Cometh, which, along with Dr. Horrible, is making people too cool for musical theater totally love musical theater. Sweet Dee is, of course, totally believable as she sings to the Tiny Boy, Baby Boy that she wants/needs to make love to her (played by her brother). Her fine stagework is made all the more impressive by the fact that she cannot raise her arms.
Though I sometimes long for Dee to realize she’s gorgeous and land some rich dude and be done with it, she is, of course, appalling, which makes her, of course, more appealing. From Fafarazzi.com: “Although Deandra was originally written as a female voice of sanity to contrast with her ill-intentioned co-stars, the character became an equal participant in the gang’s illicit and morally questionable activities after Olson was cast.” Thank. God.
So: Fuck Yeah to the gorgeous, hilarious and talented Kaitlin Olson! Alas, she’s got one year until she’s ugly and untalented, according to Colette Burson, co-creator of “Hung.” Crazy how that happens!
FUCK YEAH DOREE SHAFRIR!
A few months ago, Doree wrote a piece for the New York Observer with which I vociferously disagreed, all about how thirtysomething women in New York have issues about marriage, or wanting marriage, or being perceived about wanting marriage. Not my experience! But! As anyone who reads this blog is well aware, I am all for women in their thirties owning their Fuck Yeah Thirties-dom, so brava to her on her new column for Jezebel, all about being thirty. (Back when I turned the big 3-0 I did a series for the National Post in Canada called “Turning Thirty” that, alas, is not online though, hilariously, it is hinted at in my old Mediabistro resume page. If anything was gonna date me, that would!)
Anyhow! Women in their 20s are awesome and then they get a few years older and learn a bit more and they become even more awesome. So brava to Doree for putting that out there. Welcome to the Fuck Yeah club, baby!
God, who wouldn’t find these women amazing? I wouldn’t throw them out of bed, I’ll tell you that.
BTW, I think (hope) the Jonah Hill’s mother thing is a joke…but yes, Amy Poehler indeed played Rachel MacAdam’s mom in “Mean Girls” - and by the way Poehler got it wrong, she was actually only 7 years older (Poehler was born in ‘71, MacAdam was born in ‘78).
Just getting in under the wire (well, NYC time at least) —
Happy Birthday Evangeline Lilly — Welcome to your FuckYeah 30s! You’re already pretty FuckYeah and while we expect even more FuckYeah from you in the future, we appreciate the FuckYeah you already contribute.
Man, FuckYeah is a versatile word.
Leslie Mann is 37. Married to Judd Apatow, stars in his movies. Could be the weak link and yet - so isn’t. Is hilarious and real and gorgeous and accessible. Pairs off easily with very hot men (Paul Rudd, Zac Efron); holds her own comedically; has ridiculously gorgeous straweberry blonde hair. Also, I have no idea why her career seems to have stalled briefly after Cable Guy, which was a highly underrated movie. But anyway - she’s 37 and fabulous, and even Zac Efron wanted to bone her, so bite me, Colette Burson, co-creator of Hung.
Photo by Kevin Mazur for Wire Image, via IMDB.
"We auditioned a lot of people,” says Colette Burson, the co-creator of “Hung.” “It is incredibly difficult to find beautiful, talented, funny women over 35.” →
Did I say Fuck Yeah? I meant Fuck YOU.
One of your three FY30s administratrixes (administratrices?) was part of the team that launched Mediaite, which has a feature called the Power Grid that seems to have garnered some attention, because despite their complaints people love lists and rankings and all that stuff. Anyway! The particular administratrix in question took a little look to see how some Fuck Yeah Thirtysomethings were doing in the rankings. And looky here! Former-Survivor-finalist-turned-View-cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck does pretty well! She’s #9 on the list of TV Anchors/Hosts, sandwiched between David Letterman and Matt Lauer. Rawr. She’s just two behind her co-host, Media Grande Dame Barbara Walters (who could not have been any more Fuck Yeah in her 30s - that’s when she broke into the TV bigtime as a co-host on the Today Show, trailblazing for women as she fought like hell to be recognized for her work, and then followed it up by nabbing great interviews).
Anyhow! Hasselbeck! Love her or hate her (depending on your side of the political divide), you can’t deny that she’s (a) passionate (b) outspoken and (c) hot. She’s not always (d) correct or (d) informed but she’s got (e) convictions and (f) is one of a number of FY30s women unembarrassed by their pregnancy curves, and providing inspiration that some good old fashioned sweat can get that body back. (We’ll take her word for it; sometimes, being FY means taking a nap on the couch.) The point is, love her or hate her (see above) she’s an FY30s powerhouse. And can you think of another Surviver person who’s even come close? She’s one of few who made the leap from reality TV guinea pig to bona fide legit-TV superstar. Love her or hate her, that’s pretty fuck yeah.
Woo hoo, look who’s having a Fuck Yeah Birthday! None other than BRIAN VAN, newly welcomed to the hottest decade going! For his birthday, Brian Van is celebrating and honoring the Legal Aid Society of New York. Brian Van is all growed up and givin’ back to society! Whiffle bats are for kids. So: ogle the photo above, but not too long because it’ll burn your eyeballs. And in honor of BriVan’s ascendance to FY30s coolness, donate here.
(Pic via Nick McGlynn, who is still in his 20s.)