Archive: Aug 2009

My First Pole Dancer

Save up those dollar bills kids, because this year you can blow your wad at the toy store on a stripper doll! It’s a wonder Miley Cyrus didn’t think to market a likeness of herself at the Teen Choice Awards before this brand beat her to it. [The Uniblog via BuzzFeed]…

By: Simcha / August 31, 2009

Jenna Bush To Invade Your Daytime Television Routine

First, we had to swear off “The View” when we found out that Kate Gosselin and Meghan McCain would be sitting down at the table with Joy, Whoopi, et al. Now, “The Today Show” is gonna be off limits, too. Guess who they’ve hired to be a special correspondent, reporting a story per month? Jenna

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 31, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Smooth Away Hair Removal Pads

I really hate shaving my legs. Then again, does anyone actually enjoy this activity? No matter what, I end up with a few nicks and bleeds. As for Nair? No way I would put up with the smell. And waxing? Forget it. Ouchy. So these doo-dads piqued my interest while I was in the drugstore…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2009

Famous Friends Reflect On DJ AM’s Death

We’re very sad over the news that DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, was found dead in his apartment this weekend. The New York Police Department has released new details on what went down—Goldstein was supposed to be heading to Las Vegas to DJ a party, only he never made it to the flight. Two…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 31, 2009

We’re Jonze-ing For “Where The Wild Things Are”-Inspired Jewelry

You may know Spike Jonze as the director of “Being John Malkovich,” the ex-husband of director Sofia Coppola, or the current paramour of actress Michelle Williams. But on the eve of the release of his latest movie project, a live-action adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, he’s getting into the fashion business in a…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 31, 2009

365 Days In Paris: You Say Goodbye And I Say Bonjour

I can’t believe I leave for Paris tomorrow. I haven’t slept in two nights. I’m so wired. The past week has been a complete whirlwind. Between packing, last-minute doctor appointments, and taking care of arrival details, I’ve also been organizing tons of goodbyes. I’ve lived in New York City for most of my life (I…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2009

Quick Pic: “I Dunno Jake…”

“…that hat looks sort of dumb.” [Venice, CA, 8/30/09]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2009

Star Couplings: Mandy Moore Responds To DJ AM’s Death

Mandy Moore released a statement saying she’s “absolutely heartbroken” over the death of former boyfriend DJ AM. [E! Online]
Katherine Heigl hosted a baby shower for Ellen Pompeo, who is expecting a daughter this October with husband Chris Ivery. [People] — You mean Katherine actually does nice things sometimes?
While Jon Gosselin was hosting a…

By: Annika Harris / August 31, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Mandy Moore “Heartbroken” Over DJ AM’s Death

“I am absolutely heartbroken. For those of us lucky enough to have known him, Adam radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones.”

-— Mandy…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 31, 2009

The Marky Mark Workout

Did you know that Mark Wahlberg once had a workout video? And did you know you could still buy it on Amazon? Now there’s no excuse for not having a funky bunch of bulging muscles. [via Buzzfeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2009

Over-Excitement On “The X Factor”

A contestant on the UK’s largest talent search show “The X Factor” got a little, shall we say, over-excited when his turn to sing, uh, came up. Steve, an unemployed 50-year-old man, sang “It’s My Party” while his daughters looked on in horror backstage. “I don’t know what’s happening,” uttered one as she…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 31, 2009

Woman Marries Her Former Doorman, Childhood Crush

When I was a teen, I crushed on many, many older dudes. When I was 14, there was Rob, who worked at my local video store and was easily in his mid-20s; at 16, I had it bad for Tony, who was also in his mid-20s and wore Tevas (don’t judge!); and at 18, Jesse,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2009

Does Your Computer Screen Need Cleaning? This Pug Would Like To Help You.

It’s not every day we clean our computer screens, is it? And those of us who watched the “Intervention” episode with Allison, who huffed computer duster, know that too much of that kind of thing can leave a girl a little loco. So, what to do? Hire a pug to do it, of course! All…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 31, 2009

Quick Pic: Crazy Cat Lady Crashes The Red Carpet

Stacy Haiduk from “The Young & The Restless” arrived at the Daytime Emmy Awards with a special friend for a handbag. We knew taxidermy-inspired accessories were kind of “in,” but we didn’t realize they were red carpet appropriate… [Los Angeles, 8/30/09]

UPDATE: According to DListed:The creepy cat of my nightmares is actually Stacy’s co-star…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2009

When Robots Kiss

In this strange video, two robots, their internal workings exposed, lean in for a kiss. Is this the most romantic thing since Romeo and Juliet or what? OK, maybe not.

By: Susannah Breslin / August 31, 2009

For The Week Of August 31-September 6, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)Your patience is running thin. To remain intact, realize it’s time to make a compromise or a total cut in your emotional dealings. No, it won’t be as painless as you’d wish, but trust it won’t be as harsh as you imagine. Don’t be scared of making the change, because…

By: Kiki T / August 31, 2009

Roxanne’s Revenge: Former Hip-Hop Artist Doesn’t Get Angry, She Gets A PhD

Some stories make me want to run through the streets screaming “Take that ‘the man’!” This is one of them. Before Salt-N-Peppa were pushin’ it and Lil’ Kim was blowing your mind with her dirty bird lyrics, Roxanne Shante was blowing up the airwaves with her single “Roxanne’s Revenge.” She was just 14 at…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2009

Assad Mounser Jewelry Line Teaches Us A Lesson

We guess good things come to those who don’t wait. A year ago, Brooklynite Amanda Assad was working as a publicist for New York-based shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo (check out his ultra high, dangerously sexy heels if you haven’t already). She started making jewelry in her spare time, and voilà! Now her oversize multiple charm…

By: Kat the Anonymous Fash Mag Editor / August 30, 2009
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