Archive: Jul 2009

The Rumor Mill: More Topshops In The New York Area!?

Swirling, unsubstantiated rumor has it that British mega-brand and recent New York immigrant Topshop--yes, the place to whence our collective wages go--will be setting up shop in Brooklyn next year. While we're all excited for the Brooklynites who'd no longer have to cross the bridge for Topshop's particular brand of decently-priced designer knockoff…
By: Lily Q / July 30, 2009

Is Katherine Heigl Annoying?

This week Newsweek asks: "Why Is Katherine Heigl So Annoying?" a question some of us may have asked ourselves once or twice already. Newsweek wonders: "The Grey's Anatomy' star was supposed to be America's new sweetheart. Now we've all turned on her. Is it her fault, or ours?" Ken Levine may have the…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 30, 2009

Is The New Knee Pad Trend For You?

Trend de la Creme reports: "It's Official: Knee-Centric Leggings Are a Trend." Lindsay Lohan created a pair last year, and now they're everywhere, from Ann-Sofie Back to Marc Jacobs to Henrik Vibskov. So, what's the reason? Why would girls want to wear knee pads? It's hard not to think of one thing.
By: Susannah Breslin / July 30, 2009

Have A Baby Using Brad Pitt’s Sperm (Sorta)!

Well, I can breathe a sigh of relief. If I still don't have a man when my baby-making clock starts ticking down, I can get the sperm donor of my celeb-worshiping dreams. A sperm bank in Los Angeles -- where else? -- has launched a new feature where you can search for potential spooge depositor…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2009

Gina Carano Is The Female Face Of Mixed Martial Arts

Some girls sleep with teddy bears. Some girls like to watch mixed martial arts fighting. I would be the latter. What's MMA? A full contact sport that's a mix of boxing, wrestling, and martial arts. It's bloody, it's hardcore, and it's one of the most popular sports in the country. You may…
By: Susannah Breslin / July 30, 2009

Models Strip Down For Guitar Hero

Four sexy, naked women and one not-so-sexy man are the stars of this latest viral marketing video for “Guitar Hero 5,” since obviously nothing says rock ‘n’ roll like naked chicks. Although the video is ambiguously titled “Naked Girls Get Interrupted,” the words appearing across the actors' nether regions point to song titles featured i…
By: Justine Fields / July 30, 2009

An Indie Rock And Yoga Festival? Other Summer Gatherings Of Our Dreams

Last weekend, a festival called "Wanderlust" rocked the beautiful hills of Lake Tahoe, California. This festival combines sweet musicians like Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, and Jenny Lewis with yoga classes taught by pros. Sadly we missed it, but we still think that's a pretty sweet combo. [WanderlustFestival.com] Here are some…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 30, 2009

Who Should Make The First Move?

Should the guy or the girl make the first move when it comes to sex? Men discuss. Related stories: How to Survive Your First Year of Marriage Finding a Date at the Dog Park He Wants to Watch Me with Another Ma…
By: YourTango.com / July 30, 2009

Horror Stories: Outfits That Have Confused Your Boyfriends

So you know how sometimes you're about to go out on a date and you're feeling pretty damn great about your outfit selection, and then you meet up with the boy and it becomes immediately clear that the outfit you thought was artsy and cool is wildly confusing to him and he has absolutely no…
By: Lily Q / July 30, 2009

Quickies!: Criminally Bad Hair In Mug Shots

We've seen horrible mug shots before, but never has hair been so criminal. [Dumb As A Blog] A 53-year-old obsessed fan of Miley Cyrus was recently arrested. He claims she sent him “secret messages” through her TV show. [TMZ] – Sorry dude, you misheard her. She said, "Dude, you are too…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / July 29, 2009

Mila The Beluga Whale Saves A Drowning Woman

Free Willy, who? Mila the beluga whale is officially the most amazing creature under the sea. Well, at least, under the pool. During a free-diving competition at the Polar Land pool in China, Mila noticed a diver in distress. On the way up from holding her breath at the bottom of a 20-foot-deep pool, panic…
By: Daniela Guernica / July 29, 2009

The Sartorialist + Hilary Duff Femme DKNY Ads Revealed

Remember when we told you Hilary Duff was going to play a new girl on campus on "Gossip Girl"? Well, she also snagged a gig as spokesperson for the Femme for DKNY Jeans line, and the sneak peek is out. If you're wondering why these gritty NYC pics are so different from her…
By: Deborah Findling / July 29, 2009

Two Women Fight For Rights In Afghanistan

Throughout this year’s Iranian presidential elections, women flooded the streets. Now, improving women’s rights is a hot topic with Iranian lawmakers. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the women in Afghanistan. Many hoped that a U.S. presence in the country would bring more focus on the women’s movement. But it turns out that…
By: Daniela Guernica / July 29, 2009

The End Starts Here For Rodney Smith

We heart Rodney Smith. If you don't recognize the name, don't worry, you'll certainly recognize his pictures. One of our faves is this pic shot for New York mag of a couple smooching on top of a sea of taxis beneath a bridge. Now that you're up to speed, go check out his freshly launched…
By: Deborah Findling / July 29, 2009

Ciara’s Ex-Hairstylist Spills The Goods

While Ciara is sporting her cute short 'do all over town, her hairstylist is simmering. Shirlena Allen, who says she's been styling Ciara's hair for over a year, says pictures of Ciara's edgy "new" haircut posted on Twitter were totally misleading. According to Allen, the photos were taken over a year ago by…
By: Zandile Blay / July 29, 2009

Sudanese Journalist Beaten For Wearing Pants

Earlier this month, Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein, a Sudanese journalist, went out to dinner with a group of 12 women. Police filed into the restaurant and arrested the women for wearing "indecent apparel." In other words: pants. Ten of the women were called to the police station and given 10 lashes two days later. Lubna wa…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 29, 2009
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