Little jewel

Papa John Phillips, known as such by dint of being one of the Mamas and the Papas — to my knowledge, he’s never been in the pizza business — sired five children, of which Bijou Phillips, who turned 39 yesterday, is the youngest. She’s been described as a “wild child,” probably because she quit school at 14 and moved into a Manhattan apartment. She had a brief career as a model, which she apparently didn’t like, and in 1999, at nineteen, she cut an album, I’d Rather Eat Glass.

Bijou Phillips gives you That Look

Bijou Phillips semi-formal

Bijou Phillips dresses down

She sustained an acting career for better than a decade; after a brief stint on Fox’s Raising Hope, she reported that she was going to devote herself to her family and her health. She and Danny Masterson — they were wed in 2011 — have a five-year-old daughter; in 2017, she had a kidney transplant, presumably not because of eating glass.

And from that one album, this was the single, “Wnen I Hated Him (Don’t Tell Me),” which did not chart:

Phillips has co-writer credits on 11 of the 12 songs, including this one, and wrote the last one herself.


  1. fillyjonk »

    3 April 2019 · 10:53 am

    embarrassing confession: for at least the first full year of my knowledge of the chain, I thought “Papa John’s” was THAT Papa John.

  2. McGehee »

    3 April 2019 · 1:07 pm

    It never occurred to me. I knew Cass Elliott was “Mama” Cass because she was one of the group, but I wouldn’t have assumed anyone else in the group was similarly known.

    Also, to me no one else in the group was similarly known.

  3. The Other McCain »

    8 April 2019 · 9:52 am

    Rule 5 Sunday: Satellite Girl

    […] Dustbury: Bijou Phillips and Rena Takeda. […]

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