4. Angie Harmon
I will forgive Angie Harmon for backing John McCain during the 2008 elections. No one is perfect. She more than makes up for it by playing a BAMF on Rizzoli and Isles, a show that I just discovered this year. Plus she's a good old fashioned, Southern, praying mama. Angie may have some questionable political leanings but I still think she and her raspy voice are awesomesauce.
3. Kat Dennings
I know...I'm so late to the party with Kat Dennings. Apparently, she has been a favorite of fan boys for just short of forever. I've seen some of her movies and thought she was funny. But she didn't make it to the girl crush list until I started watching 2 Broke Girls. I love how much her character hates hipsters. (I, too, hate hipsters.) But her overall snarkiness is what keeps me watching the show. And I don't think she's faking it either. Honestly, you can't fake that kind of snark.
2. Mindy Kaling
Not even gonna front. Until I read her book, I had NO shine for Mindy Kaling. I just assumed that the reason she played Kelly Kapoor so well is because that's how she was in real life. And Kelly Kapoor is the kind of girl who gets on each and every last one of my nerves. You laugh at her because she's funny. But you can't stand her because she's obnoxious.
I ended up picking up her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) after I read a brief snippet about it in Entertainment Weekly and couldn't stop laughing. I figured if a 10 line write up could send me into hysterics then the book was going to be epic. I literally bought the last copy Barnes and Noble had. (That's always a good sign.) I spent the next week reading it during my plane rides and layovers. I can't tell you how many side eyes and worried looks I got from people because I would just randomly burst into mildly hysterical laughter. (The worried looks were from people who thought I was crazy and were hoping against hope that I wasn't about to do something insane.)
Once I finished the book I wanted to be Mindy's friend in real life. She seems like the kind of girl who wouldn't judge you for saying that not all babies are cute. And she would go shot for shot with you in regards to who could tell the most embarrassing stories. In short, I want her to be my home girl in real life. (I need to figure out how to make that happen.)
1. Paula Patton
*sigh* My crush on Paula Patton is ridiculous. I mean it is unyielding. Some days I want to be her because she seems like so much fun and she's so pretty. And other days I want her to be my 2nd bestie. (C'mon y'all...Toya is now and forever the 1st bestie...I don't care who comes along.) I once read an article where one of her co-stars (I think it was Andre 3000) said that she's not only sweet but helpful. He said something to the effect of "Pretty girls like her aren't usually helpful." Okay, so let me get this straight, she's crazy hot (her husband, Robin Thicke, put her on the cover of his FIRST (yes FIRST! do your research!) album)
she's nice to her co-workers and she's helpful when she really doesn't have to be. Yep....I need to be her friend.
Robin Thicke's new album accomplished two things: 1. It made me like a whole album of his for the first time since A Beautiful World and 2. after listening to the commentary for Love After War on Spotify it made me realize how much he loves his wife for being so ride-or-die and I love a woman who stands by her man. So she just added yet another favorable trait to her already long list of endearing, redeeming qualities. It's official, I love her. She is my ultimate girl-crush. I want to be her friend so badly. If I ever get the chance to meet her I can't promise I won't act a complete fool. Seriously, it probably won't be pretty.