Archive: Nov 2011

First Time For Everything: Getting Naked In Class

“Sit down, you forgot to act,” my teacher said, and my cheeks burned. It was less than two minutes into my scene and he was already stopping it. I was a 23-year-old acting student. The assignment was to come up with an imaginary circumstance and an activity to go along with it while improvising a…
By: Jennifer Garam / November 30, 2011

Black Friday Pepper Spray: Shopper Who Doused Customers May Have Acted In Self-Defense

A California shopper who unleashed a blast of pepper spray on at least 14 Walmart customers on Thanksgiving night was not charged with a crime. Police say she may have been acting in self-defense. Los Angeles Police Department detectives in the San Fernando Valley reviewed a YouTube video and store surveillance footage, and interviewed witnesse…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 30, 2011

Kate Moss Channels Ziggy — Stardust, That Is

Glamorous supermodel Kate Moss does the androgynous thing on the latest cover of Vogue Paris, where she evokes a Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie. Moss is pretty hot, and Bowie's not too bad either, so the combination of the two on one cover is pretty powerful.
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

Patti Stanger’s Meanest “Millionaire Matchmaker” Moments

"Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger's mission is to help rich jerks find true love, but if she happens to throw a few harsh insults in the faces of her unwitting potential matches, well, it's all in good fun (and good television). Our friends over at New York compiled some of Patti's most egregious moments of verbal…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

Etsy Spotlight: 9 Nerdy Pencil Sets

Themed pencil sets add a wonderfully retro feel to any desk, nightstand, or bookbag, and they also make fantastic stocking stuffers. We scoured Etsy shops for the nerdiest writing implements and settled on these 9 sets, decorated with references both helpful (chemical element symbols) and not-so-helpful (assorted quotes from "The Big Lebowski"). Write on...
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 30, 2011

Porcupine Refuses To Share His Corn And I Don’t Blame Him

Teddy Bear, a North American porcupine, doesn't like to be interrupted while feasting on corn on the cob. His handler may think he's being grumpy or selfish, but seriously, I would bite a bitch if she gave me corn and then tried to pull it out of my mouth while I was eating. That's just…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 30, 2011

Morning Quickies: Kourtney Kardashian Pregnant With Baby #2

Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Scott Disick. The couple already have a two-year-old son, Mason. Congratulations! [Us Weekly] Meanwhile, newly single sister Kim Kardashian is worried she'll never be a mom. [Popbytes] Is "Pan Am" cancelled? Actress Karine Vanasse tweeted the show is only coming back…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2011

Bucket Seats & Back Beats: 9 Celebrity Inventors

Celebrities -- so fluffy, so innocuous, so silly and pointless. It seems we're surrounded by manufactured celebs these days. But for every Paris Hilton there's a Hedy Lamarr -- a strong, brilliant woman who succeeded in both the celebrity realm and in scientific endeavors.
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

The Most Protective Dress Ever

 Designer Nguyen Minh Tuan wanted to create a dress that would raise awareness about World AIDS Day (which is every December 1, FYI). So she cobbled together more than 700 condoms to create this very latexy confection. [Dog and Pony Show]…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

Woman With The World’s Longest Fingernails Plays Golf

There's a great article in the Daily Mail, which features the woman with the world's longest fingernails doing "every day stuff" like brushing her hair, driving her car, and playing golf. Chris Walton, aka "The Dutchess," a musician and grandmother, is known best for her 20-foot long fingernails, which she hasn't trimmed i…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 30, 2011

Get The Look: Celebs In Vintage-Inspired Lingerie

You can find anything on Tumblr these days, but if it's contemporary celebrities styled in retro lingerie you're looking for, we've got you covered. We just discovered Bubbles Boutique and productivity has fallen to the wayside — we can't look away. Before you check it out for yourself, I've compiled a few of the very best (and…
By: Rachel Krause / November 30, 2011

Evening Quickies: Do You Care If A Candidate Cheats? (Or Is Accused Of Cheating?)

Yesterday, an Atlanta woman named Ginger White told reporters she had a 13-year-long affair with Herman Cain. Ginger's claim comes after a month of various women coming forward to say Cain, who has been married for 43 years, sexually harassed them. All of this could certainly be bad news bears to the guy's marriage,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011

Today’s Lady News: iPhone’s Siri Won’t Help You Find The Morning-After Pill

Siri on the iPhone won't tell you where to find the morning-after pill, but it will help you find Viagra. [Reproductive Health Reality Check] Plus, 10 things Siri on iPhone will help you get instead of an abortion, like escorts. [Raw Story] Ohio's State Senate president, a Republican, said his party…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2011
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