Archive: Nov 2009

What Do You REALLY Want For Christmas This Year?

A garden center in the U.K. is apologizing today for a very un-PC brochure they reportedly sent to about 900,000 homes recently. An ad in the brochure suggested that men “Make her feel special with a clothesline this Christmas,” prompting some women to criticize the store for its old-school sale tactics. Margaret Green, from a…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 30, 2009

Dear Wendy: “I Don’t Get Along With My Boyfriend’s Friends”

“I have been dating a wonderful man for a year now. We get along well, but there is a sore spot in our relationship: I don’t get along with his friends. I’ve never had a problem getting along with any of my ex-boyfriends friends before, so this is new territory for me. I’m a bubbly…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 30, 2009

Who Are These White House Party Crashers?

I’m a little bit obsessed with Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the 40-something winery owning couple who crashed the Obama’s State Dinner last week. After photos of the pair at the event appeared on their Facebook page while the White House said they were not on the guest list, the Washington Post offered up a theory…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 30, 2009

Helena Christensen Is Pro-Nudity Past 40

Could middle-aged women become the new ideal of female hotness? It would seem Helena Christensen thinks so, as the 40-year-old supermodel has been making moves to adjust image standards. She appeared nude on the cover of i-D this month (along with Eva Herzigova and Claudia Schiffer), and is also in the buff for a spread…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

Girl Talk: Am I Really That Special?

My boyfriend is 10 years older than me. We’re in love and it’s awesome. There are many, many perks to dating a dude who is older, some of which you can read here. But there’s one tiny downfall, at least for me. In his 40 years on earth, my devastatingly handsome boyfriend has had more…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

French Marie Claire’s Bedazzled Babies

This month, the French edition of Marie Claire ran a spread featuring jewelry with babies as the models. Was this supposed to be a cute idea that turned out ultra creepy? Is that baby wearing a bracelet as an arm cuff? The tagline: “My baby, my treasure … ” [MarieClaire.fr]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 30, 2009

Your Cordury Skirt Is a Sin

I don’t love corduroy skirts either, but this guy seems to have a major hatred for the fabric. Can someone give this guy a job as the fashion police for UsWeekly? [Buzzfeed]…

By: Bianca Posterli / November 30, 2009

New Perez Hilton Book Out Tomorrow

And people say reading is good for you? Perez Hilton‘s second book of 2009, True Bloggywood Stories: The Glamorous Life of Beating, Cheating, and Overdosing, hits bookstore shelves tomorrow, and it’s being billed as the perfect holiday gift for any tabloid hound. His Gosspiness claims that the book is full of juicy, can’t-read-anywhere-else tidbits, but…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 30, 2009

Fun With Family: Roman Polanski Ruined My Thanksgiving

Well, sort of. The director was at the center of an argument between my brother and I that started almost as soon as we sat down for Thanksgiving dinner.

[For reference: Polanski was apprehended by Swiss authorities, after he fled the United States in 1977 before he could be sentenced for having “unlawful…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

Chris Brown Un-Invited From “Good Morning America” Performance

“Good Morning America” has finally come to their senses had a change of heart and realized booting boy-kisser Adam Lambert off their show while booking an appearance by girlfriend-beater Chris Brown wasn’t a smart move. After admitting they received tons of complaints for this switcheroo (including from Frisky readers!), this weekend ABC un-invited Brown from…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2009

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair!

Lady Gaga broke out the braids while performing in Toronto. [11/28/09]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

Star Couplings: Tiger Woods’ “Other Woman” Isn’t Mistress, She Says

The reputed “other woman,” Rachel Uchitel, is denying having an affair with Tiger Woods. [People]
Details of an alleged domestic violence incident between Anthony Michael Hall and ex-girlfriend Diana Falzone have come out. [PopEater]
Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal have not split, says a rep. [Us Weekly]…

By: Annika Harris / November 30, 2009

Were You Turkey Dropped This Weekend?

If your relationship ended over the long Thanksgiving weekend, you’re not alone. The Thanksgiving breakup is such a common phenomenon it even has a name: the turkey drop. Carly MacLeod, a junior at Washington University and the “romance columnist” at the student paper, tells NPR that turkey drops are often the result of long-distance college…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 30, 2009

Corduroy Skirts Are A Sin!

The photo alone is funny, but here’s the background story. Chris Pesto (the guy holding the “cord skirts are a sin” sign) is a student at Syracuse University and noticed two people holding “Homosexuality Is A Sin” signs on campus. Though he supports their right to express their, uh, opinion, Pesto — who is gay…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

Sex & Celluloid: What The Hell Is Wrong With Robert Pattinson?

I’m sorry; I didn’t see “New Moon.” I’m not even one of those too-cool-for-“Twilight” hipsters or anything, in fact, I read the first book in Stephenie Meyers’ Twilight series, saw the first movie, and actually thought, Wow I love vampires and they are attractive and I would like to have sex with them. But the…

By: Drew Grant / November 30, 2009

Wrap Yourself In This Booty Buddy Blanket

BuzzFeed calls it the “hipster Snuggie.” Urban Outfitters calls it the Booty Buddy Blanket. I call it $68 worth of fugly.

By: Susannah Breslin / November 30, 2009

For The Week Of November 30-December 6, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)Who cares what happens behind closed doors? Let go of judgments and dare to give into your curiosities. This is your time to free yourself from the rules you’ve placed on yourself and explore the possibilities. No one is asking for more than you can give, so be kind to…

By: Kiki T / November 30, 2009

Quotable: Patrick Stewart On Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence

“The truth is that domestic violence touches many of us. It is very possible that someone you know – a friend, sister, daughter or colleague – is experiencing abuse. One in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in her lifetime. And every week two women are killed by a current or former…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2009

Blind Item: The Real Reason Behind The Shaved Head Trend?

This blind item is so juicy and sad if it’s true. All of this is alleged, of course — via Crazy Days and Nights:”This female singer has a very unique hair style. She said she came up with the idea on her own. I’m sure she did after the fact. It was necessitated though by…

By: Annika Harris / November 30, 2009
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