Archive: Jun 2009

Quickies!: Is This The Next Chris Brown?

Aubrey “Drake” Graham, Rihanna’s rumored boyfriend, has scored a record deal with Young Money and Universal Republic. And like Rihanna, he has collaborated with Kanye West and Jay-Z. [Perez Hilton] — At least he doesn’t have that deranged baby face look like Chris.
Neverland will host a huge memorial service for legions of Michael Jackso…

Annika Harris / June 30, 2009

Olay Taps Twiggy

Who says only sexy-young-things like Bar Rafaeli and Beyonce can sell beauty crap? The U.K.’s Daily Mail is reporting that Olay has just named the almost 60-year-old model Twiggy as its new face for a 12-month magazine ad campaign for Olay Definity. Check out her hawking Olay back in ’85 and the photo the company…

Nina Carbone / June 30, 2009

Throw Your Child A Swine Flu Party!

We’ve heard of chicken pox parties, where parents get their healthy kids together with ones who have the pox hoping that they’ll pick up the germies. The idea is, since you can only get chicken pox once, to get it over with so that kids can build up their immune systems and avoid getting chicke…

Justine Fields / June 30, 2009

Chillax At The Beach In The Ostrich Chair

It has been a while since I brought you anything seriously wacky from the blogosphere. I hit a dry spell. This time I have found something pretty nutty. Actually, I am a bit thrown off as this oddball find looks like it might really do what the box says it will. How unusual!

Ali Jawin / June 30, 2009

Love Vandal: The Feeling Doesn’t Always Pertain To Human Beings — Or Living Things

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to

Catherine Strawn / June 30, 2009

Don’t Mess With A Pissed Off Supermodel

Word out of the Paris police department is ’90s supermodel Karen Mulder was arrested for “threatening to attack her plastic surgeon.” Oui, really. Apparently Karen took prank-calling to a whole new level and started making “vicious” phone calls to her doctor about, apparently, having a previous surgery reversed. (Above, Mulder last year and also i…

Nina Carbone / June 30, 2009

Drop The Dough! Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough Contains Deadly E. Coli Strain!

Put down the cookie dough! Last week, Nestlé recalled 30,000 cases of their delicious refrigerated cookie dough when the Food and Drug Administration linked dozens of E. coli cases to the product. Yesterday, the sad news was confirmed—the Nestlé Toll House cookie dough contains E. coli 0157, a potentially deadly strain of the evil poop-inducing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 30, 2009

Scientific Study: Do You Have What Men Want?

Let’s get science-y. I read this study today about how women can be attracted to a number of different things, physically. (I am assuming this study was done in the US or some western European country). Men, on the other hand, are attracted to mainly the same things and no, the answer is not “vagina&#8221… / June 30, 2009

Cheetos, Cats, & Other Items Used As Weapons

How exactly can Cheetos be used as a weapon? It’s not 100% clear from the police report, but evidently Chester’s delicious cheese doodles somehow figured into a domestic assault when a verbal fight turned really bad between a Tennessee couple. I think I would believe this story a little more if it were between two…

Justine Fields / June 30, 2009

Woman Allegedly Punched By NYC Cop

A NYC cop allegedly punched a woman, grabbed her breasts and told her he was going to “treat her like a woman.”

Chrissie Brodigan, 32, tells Gothamist she exited a NYC subway with her pet pug, who was throwing up, when a cop tried to issue her a ticket for not carrying the dog…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Get Hot Goods (In More Than One Way) For Cheap!

Screw eBay, this morning on the “The Today Show” we learned of an auction site way better (and cheaper) than Meg Whitman’s site. Retired Detective Tom Lane came up with a website to sell off all of the stolen goods police stations seize, calling it Profits are split with the individual precincts that hand…

Nina Carbone / June 30, 2009

Shooting For Sperm

In “you are nastier than sin” news, word is that some woman is selling the semen of pro athletes to (desperate) women who yearn to have a baby by a baller. Or better yet collect child support from one. It seems she’s collected the sperm of a dozen athletes and is ready to sell off…

BET / June 30, 2009

Quick Pic: How Many Hail Marys Will This Ad Agency Be Saying?

The British Advertising Standards Authority banned this Federici ice cream ad after readers complained about the nun’s “seductive pose.” Yeah, we don’t like thinking about what she was going to do with that spoon, either.

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Album Drop: New Releases From Moby, Jeremih, Rob Thomas, and Wilco

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week’s big releases are from electronic madman, Moby, Midwestern guitar slingers, Wilco, sensitive man goin’ at it solo, Rob Thomas, and “Birthday Sex” boytoy, Jeremih. Yes, it’s an all male line-up. You’ll beg to put it in your… iTunes.

Simcha / June 30, 2009

Five Love Lessons From “Gone With The Wind”

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the publishing of Margaret Mitchell’s epic Civil War novel, Gone With The Wind. I’ve read the book 20 times (that’s 20,960 pages in total, y’all!), watched the movie at least a dozen times, and have gleaned numerous lessons, particularly about relationships, with the turn of every page. I’ll share,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 30, 2009

5-Year-Old Is Sole Survivor Of A Plane Crash

Yemenia Airways Flight 626 very sadly crashed early this morning in the Indian Ocean. And of the 142 passengers and 11 crewmembers on board, the sole survivor is a 5-year-old boy. The flight was set to land at the Comoros Islands having originated in France, but descended through bad weather and lost contact with air…

Justine Fields / June 30, 2009

The 2010 Met Ball Is Gonna Be Mini

With the Metropolitan Musuem of Art cutting fourteen percent of it’s staff (169 employees, to be exact) and the economy, well, continuing to not do so hot, there’s a big, giant question mark as to next year’s Vogue-sponsored Costume Institute Gala reports Fashion Week Daily. According to two uber-insiders, the 2010 Ball “will be a…

Nina Carbone / June 30, 2009

Vibe Magazine Folds

The demise of the magazine industry continues. VIBE magazine has folded. This comes just after fellow music magazine Blender went the way of the gun, so this loss was not entirely unexpected with the drop in music buys coupled with a crash in ad sales. VIBE was started by music producer (who worked on Michael

Deborah Findling / June 30, 2009

Vanity Fair Says McCain Aides Disliked Sarah Palin As Much As (Some Of Us) Did

Vanity Fair doesn’t tell us anything that Palin-watchers (er, Palin-stomachers) didn’t already know.

called the McCain/Palin ticket “a marriage of convenience”—and a “fiasco.”…

Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009
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