Archive: Sep 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: A Lovely Little Reminder

A bad economy makes for grumpy bosses makes for stress at work makes for emotional breakdowns in the bathroom.

Hang this pretty print above your desk and remember that it’s true. [$15, 8×10 Digital Print]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 29, 2010

Mary-Kate & Ashley Would Prefer To Be Invisible Designers

“[The Row] was something where we didn’t want our names on it. I even went as far as being, ‘OK, who can be the frontman?’ We can make the clothes and someone else can be the frontman’ … Instead, it was more about letting the product speak for itself and us being quiet. It’s five…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 29, 2010

Meet A Group Of Feminists Who Aren’t Afraid To Go Topless

Well, that’s one way to get the job done: A feminist group in the Ukraine has gone to extreme measures to get out their message. Members of FEMEN, a Ukrainian feminist group, have taken to topless protesting to get their point across. The group supports everything from equal pay and anti-sex trafficking bills to fighting…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 29, 2010

The Women Who Might Be Taking Lindsay Lohan’s Roles

I think when Lindsay Lohan started getting into trouble with the law, no one was particularly concerned and assumed that she would eventually find her way out. But it’s become clear that Lindsay’s really going for that rock bottom. And while the starlet has posted bail and entered yet another rehab facility, a few producer…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2010

Quickies: Betty White Goes “Inside The Actors Studio” & Alexis Neiers Is Writing A Book

Catch Betty White chatting with Bravo’s James Lipton on “Inside the Actors Studio” tonight at 8 p.m. [BravoTV.com]
Nine-year-old Mackenzie Foy has been cast as Edward and Bella’s daughter Reneesme in “Breaking Dawn.” [ONTD]…

By: Annika Harris / September 28, 2010

Adrian Grenier’s Documentary, “Teenage Paparazzo,” Premieres Tonight

Looking for something to watch after the Britney Spears episode of “Glee” tonight? I’ve got the perfect thing. Back in January, Jessica Goldberg told you that “Teenage Paparazzo” was her favorite flick at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s a documentary made by Adrian Grenier—yep, the dude from “Entourage”—and it happens to be premiering tonight…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Radio Show Says Lady Candidate Has A “Tight Little Butt”

The WRKO radio show in Boston referred to Republican state treasurer candidate Karyn Polito on air as having a “tight little butt,” after a listener called in asking if she was “hot.” Polito responded that their comments were “over the line” and not “right.” Oh, damn, where’s that post I wrote earlier today about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “No Ordinary Family” Not Your Usual Superpower Show

Did you like “The Incredibles”? Yeah, pretty much everyone did. So it seems like kind of a brilliant idea that ABC created a live-action show that tells a very similar story. “No Ordinary Family” is about a police-sketch artist father who plans a trip to Brazil for his family because they’re increasingly disconnected and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2010

Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Neil Young To Mark Ronson

This week we have some old favorites: Neil Young and Eric Clapton. Also, Ben Folds collabs with an Academy Award-winning screenwriter for some smart pop perfection. Plus, there’s new tuneage by Deerhunter and Seal. But one record is going to blow the lid off this fall—Mark Ronson and The Business Int’l are serving up fresh,…

By: Simcha / September 28, 2010

“Lone Star” Already The Season’s Most Underrated Show

Last week was the big un’ when it comes to fall television. Sixteen new shows premiered—some of them seeming like instant classics while others flopped. Perhaps one of the biggest stories to come out of last week was that “Lone Star,” expected to be a big hit, just didn’t draw in very many viewers.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2010

Brad Womack Is The Next “Bachelor”: 12 Reasons This Is A Terrible Idea

When I heard the rumor last week that Brad Womack had been chosen to be the next “Bachelor“—AGAIN—I rolled my eyes so hard that I gave myself a headache. But apparently, it’s not a rumor—it is true. Brad was “The Bachelor” in season 11 and famously rejected both of his final two women—DeAnna Pappas and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2010

If You Could Wear Your Voice, This Is What It’d Look Like

Ever since you got booed off your high-school talent show for a particularly breathy rendition of “My Heart Will Go On,” you resigned your singing career and spared your friends the embarrassment of your voice at karaoke night. For bad singers who want to look good, there’s now a Berlin-based clothing line that creates personalized…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 28, 2010

Jane Aldridge Constantly Violated Dress Code—Did Your Outfits Get You In Trouble, Too?

When you’re a teenager and have a closet like Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge, you’d imagine that the high school halls would be your runway. Turns out, Jane’s dreams were often cut short because she was constantly getting in trouble at school for her fashion choices. In this video (starting around 42 seconds), she…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 28, 2010

Banned Books Week: In Which We Enter The Land Of Forbidden Literature

This week is Banned Books Week — a time to celebrate and acknowledge all the great and not-so-great works of literature that at one point or another have been considered too hot or too controversial for libraries. Among the most famous banned books? J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to

By: Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2010

Khloe Kardashian Found Herself When She Found Lamar

”I feel like sooooo much has happened in just one year. My life has changed so much, and I as a person have changed even more. I have never been happier, never been so at peace, never been so in love. I am a better person because of Lamar. I laugh constantly! He brings so…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2010

Is It OK For An Elementary School Teacher To Have A Sordid Past?

How would you feel if you knew your young child’s art teacher used to be a prostitute? This is the question at the heart of a news story making waves this week in New York City. Melissa Petro, a “well-liked” elementary school art teacher in the Bronx for the past three years, was recently reassigned…

By: Joanne Hinkel / September 28, 2010

An Ode To Brittany, Our Favorite Gleek

Holy “Toxic” “Baby One More Time!” Tonight is the big Britney Spears episode of “Glee.” We are obviously excited for Britney’s appearance as dentist John Stamos’ receptionist—after all, BritBrit’s guest-starring roles are usually awesome. But we’re even more excited because our favorite “Glee” character, Brittany, will finally get her chance to shine.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2010
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