Archive: Apr 2010

Disturbing Trend: Mother/Daughter Plastic Surgery

As we saw on “The Hills” this week, there is no way in hell that Heidi Montag’s mom would’ve joined her on the operating table. But apparently, lots of mother/daughter pairs are getting plastic surgery together. Prime example, Christie Brinkley and daughter Alexa Ray Joel, the new Prell girl. Alexa checked in to have a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2010

Frisky Rant: The Mommy Wars Go Digital

Mommy bloggers are crazy. No, not because they blog about every mind-numbingly boring burp and giggle — because they do it despite the fact that their readers are just vicious to them. For example, The New York Daily News tells us about mommy blogger Shellie Ross, who lived every mother’s worst nightmare when she found…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

‘Splain Yourself: Designers Call $500 Khakis A “Steal”

We’ve long known that manufacturing costs and retail prices are all about power plays, not mathematics (we’re looking at you, luxury denim). An article in The New York Times takes a look at fashion pricing, this time from the designer’s point of view. Recently, there’s been an increase in super expensive men’s khakis, some of…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

Is This Starlet’s Ultra Bloody Photoshoot “Art”?

Which starlet released two ultra violent (NSFW!) photos today, calling them art? She shot them for an upcoming book by photographer Tyler Shields called The Dirty Side of Glamor, but to me, there’s nothing glam or sexy about violence against women, suicide, or snuff films. See the pics after the jump… [Amy Grindhouse]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2010

A Guy Reveals Why He Wants You, Not Porn

How much porn have I watched in my life? I don’t know, how many breaths have you taken?

No, no, I’m exaggerating. How many times have you said “like”?

Here’s the thing: When it comes to having sex, most people don’t actually want it to be like the porn they love. At all.

By: Lemondrop / April 29, 2010

Maryline Blackburn Beat Sarah Palin At Miss Alaska, And Now Is Running For Office

World, prepare for the next beauty queen-turned-politician. Maryline Blackburn defeated Sarah Palin in the Miss Alaska Pageant in 1984, showing off her vocal cords in the talent competition and becoming the first African-American woman to win, err, enter the pageant. (Sarah’s flute-playing earned her Miss Congeniality.) Since then, Maryline moved to Atlanta, became a singer,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2010

Girl Talk: It’s Time To Cut The Baby Talk

There comes a point in every relationship when two people become so cozy together that they start to create their own private, little world. One person’s neck becomes a perfume shop, a place where you could bury your nose for hours. The other’s chest becomes a bedroom piece as essential to sleeping as the bed…

By: Laura Kusnyer / April 29, 2010

Sandra Bullock’s Tactics For Hiding Baby Louis

With Sandra Bullock’s baby revelation yesterday, one question keeps coming to mind—how, exactly, does one conceal a baby for three months, especially while under the intense scrutiny of Oscar buzz and mega-scandal curiosity? Yes, she did drop some serious hints. In her Oscar speech, she thanked “all the moms who take care of babies and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2010

The Chairless Strap: The Chair That Wasn’t

Behold the Chairless, a seat strap designed to make you feel like you’re sitting in, um, a chair. The belt-like design is actually nothing new and originates from an Indian tribe in Paraguay. Looks like some design nerds just decided to make the product cuter by adding preppy color combinations (they remind us of those…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Mom Committed Suicide”

My boyfriend’s mom committed suicide a couple of days ago, most likely from stress from her divorce, financial issues, and selling of their house. Right now he has the support of his immediate and extended family. I’ve been blessed with zero death experience, so I’m not sure how this would affect him as a person,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 29, 2010

Your Daily Cry: The “Mother And Child” Trailer

The rest of you don’t cry every day? Oh, uh, me neither. But I did tear up at the trailer for “Mother and Child,” a film starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Kerry Washington, about how three women’s lives are affected by adoption. Karen gave a baby up for adoption at 14; Elizabeth…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

In Defense Of Jesse James

Alright, enough with the Jesse James bashing. There, I said it. I’m tired of it. Lady blogs, celebrity blogs, gossip blogs, every single other kind of blogs — they’re all beating him up like he’s the latest, greatest punching bag. Get over it. He messed up. Why is everyone so hell-bent on bashing him? Sure,…

By: Susannah Breslin / April 29, 2010

10 Ways Jake Pavelka Could Extend His 15 Minutes Now That He’s Off “Dancing With The Stars”

Last night, Jake Pavelka was ousted from “Dancing with the Stars,” ending his run on three ABC reality shows in a row. Maybe he should’ve undone a few more buttons? Oh wait. Anyway, today, he appeared on “GMA” to talk to George Stephanapoulos about it. Of course, Jake says that the “Dancing” experience…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2010

This Vodka Will Leave A Mark On Your Knees

In case you thought this was a joke, for a limited time return an empty case Flirt Vodka (a Bulgarian brand) to your local Flirt-carrying liquor store and get a free pair of knee pads. Klassy! [Copyranter]…

By: Lily Q / April 29, 2010

The 8 Most Empowering Experiences Of My Life

The other day, Wendy wrote a list of the different things that make a woman feel beautiful, outside of hearing the words from a man. I noticed that many of the items on the list were experiences — successfully cooking a great recipe, doing yoga, etc. — and it got me thinking about some of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2010

Put Charles In Charge Of Your Wardrobe

For the hipstertastic dressers out there who came of age in the ’80s, this shirt is for you. With retro stripes and a loose cut, the icing on the cake is a photo of dreamboat (well, maybe) Scott Baio screened onto the chest. OK, so if you don’t love Chachi, you might be appalled by…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 29, 2010

Why Katie Holmes Will Make A Great Jacqueline Kennedy

Post-Joey Potter, everyone thought Katie Holmes would have a long and fruitful career. But then she met Tom Cruise, got married, and had baby Suri. Ever since, she’s taken notably few roles. This week, however, she’s signed on for a big one. She’ll be starring in the History Channel’s 8-part miniseries “The Kennedys” as Jackie…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 29, 2010

Can Someone Explain Why Sandra Bullock’s Adoption Is “Sweet Revenge”?

Wronged wife Sandra Bullock dropped the bombshell-of-all-bombshells when she announced on the cover of People magazine yesterday that she adopted a baby boy in January. And while I’m happy as a clam for Sandra and little Louis Bardo Bullock, I also find the way the media’s handling the story to be quite odd.

The

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010
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