Ivanka must have had the sense not to call Rosie a “fat pig” or similar when she and O’Donnell met, something her father hasn’t managed.
But Ivanka is a complicated figure in her own right, more palatable than her father in some ways but just as formidable.
That woman is Carrie Brownstein, one-time member of the band Sleater-Kinney, current star of The players: Rosie O’Donnell has been part of the national discourse lately because Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad at her for something she said 10 years ago and won’t let it go.
Wednesday night, a new development: The context: Political.
I was just really grateful he was happier.” Many celebrities have come out on their own terms recently, such as Ellen Page, Ricky Martin, and Michael Sam. Sleater-Kinney was on the rise in 1996, and was the biggest national magazine to profile the group.
Brownstein and her bandmate Corin Tucker were undoubtedly excited to be featured, but what landed in their hands after publication is not what they expected.
(born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, model, writer, actress, director, and comedian.
She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming the punk-indie trio Sleater-Kinney.
I'd gone through so many phases as a kid with my interests that my parents put their foot down with guitar.
She is punk as hell and likes to scowl on the red carpet, even though that punkness didn’t extend to turning down a Woody Allen movie.
A few years ago, she famously dated (and famously cheated on) co-star Rob Pattinson, to Donald Trump’s dismay.
Last season, 3.7 million viewers tuned in to watch characters like the impossibly earnest married couple Peter and Nance; or Toni and Candace—the gals who run the feminist bookstore Women & Women First; or Carrie and Fred, who seem to be a lot like the real-life Brownstein and Armisen, with the added bonus of being super tight with Portland’s mayor (played by Kyle Mac Lachlan). It’s like, now I’ve been doing for almost half the amount of time I did Sleater-Kinney, and Sleater-Kinney, that just seemed like I did that forever,” Brownstein says.
[People] just see me as this person they know from television, and then they listen to Sleater-Kinney and they think, ‘What is this scary music? The photo shoot over, she’s back in her street clothes—black jeans and boots, a distressed T-shirt, and a floral panel hat, the brim of which she tugs up and down as we talk.
So [the instrument] ended up being the [first] thing that I had to save up my own money for – and maybe that was the whole reason that I actually stuck with it." After high school, Brownstein attended Western Washington University before transferring to The Evergreen State College.