"Ellen's dying wish was that women of size make her death matter by advocating strongly for their health and not accepting that fat is the only relevant health issue."
A Minnesota woman received an incredibly brutal obituary written by her children from her first marriage, and people can't get over how savage it is.
Photo: Corbis Mary Ellen Mark, one of the world’s greatest documentarians, died in Manhattan on Monday. Mark became enchanted by photography as a student at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to travel the world gathering the trust of the people she met along the way and somehow finding the humanity in rather inhumane conditions, gravitating toward people who were generally regarded as outcasts. In addition to her photographs, Streetwise became a documentary that was directed by her husband and longtime creative collaborator Martin Bell. One look at her website and you’ll notice the encyclopedic cataloging of celebrity shoots ranging from President Bill Clinton to Christy Turlington.
Photo: Dr. Brandt, world renowned dermatologist, who worked on the faces of everyone from Madonna to supermodel Stephanie Seymour, has died. There is some speculation that he had become depressed after the New York Post pointed out similarities between the dermatologist and Martin Short’s character “Dr. Franff” on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Dr. Brandt, who was profiled in the New York Times last year, wasn’t just famous for his clientele, but for experimenting with some of the most innovative techniques on himself. Can I get that cream?” She also interviewed Dr. Brandt for Interview magazine alongside her friend, art collector, Warhol muse, and Dr, Brandt-fan Jenny Holzer.
The most memorable scene captures Miss Piggy’s first day working at the beauty counter at luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. After a troublesome lunch break, Piggy asks her co-worker, played by Joan Rivers, “Do you think I’m pretty?” Rivers then uses her signature over-the-top, offbeat sense of humor to show Piggy how a little rouge, lipstick, and defined eyebrows—“But pigs don’t have eyebrows!”—can lift your spirits. Rivers might have been heavy-handed with her application, but when I think about it, she was probably partly responsible for making me move to New York City and pursue a career in beauty. People today may know Joan Rivers as someone who made snarky comments about red carpet attire, but she was a pioneer in the world of comedy.