Archive: May 2011

Man Proposes To Girlfriend Via Mural (Updated With An Awesome Time-Lapse Video!)

Around the corner from my apartment, there's a wall that is frequently reserved by graffiti artists for commissioned murals. Sometimes those murals are hideous, often they're merely "meh," and occasionally they are truly beautiful. Such is the case with the mural currently occupying the space. Jeff Gurwin, 28, proposed to his girlfriend, Caitlin Fitzsimons, 27,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Wendy Peffercorn From “The Sandlot”

In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters -- Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few -- but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from "The Sandlot." Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2011

Prince William And Kate Middleton Are All Smiles On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

The newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair in a never before seen photo shot by Mario Testino. The famed photog snapped this pic on the same day that he shot the couple's official engagement photo, which explains the happiness beaming from their face.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011

Sarah Palin Rides In Motorcycle Rally, Making A Presidential Run Look Certain

"How do you wear all this leather and stay cool? I love that smell of the emissions." Sarah Palin not only loves hunting. Apparently, she's into motorcycling, too, even if she doesn't get wearing head-to-toe leather in the summer. Palin is currently on a bus tour of the Eastern U.S., and yesterday headed to Washington,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 31, 2011

An Open Letter To Spray-On Sunscreen

Dear Spray-On Sunscreen, Can you believe it? Summer has finally arrived! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the temps reached the 80s, the sun was shining bright and full, and I spent the daylight hours worshipping in its glory. Because I am serious about protecting my precious skin from harmful UV rays, I hit…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011

First Look: David Fincher’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

I must admit, I've been skeptical about the forthcoming American movie version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." I sucked down Stieg Larsson's series last summer and thought the Swedish films did a fabulous job translating the books to screen -- so what's the point of another director and cast redoing what has already…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Demand Time To Bone

“There are no secrets at our house. We tell the kids, ‘Mom and Dad are going off to kiss.' They go, ‘Eww, gross!' But we demand it.”-- Brad Pitt on how he and partner Angelina Jolie sneak away from their army of kids in order to get some alone time. I love that "kiss" really…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2011

For The Week Of May 30-June 5, 2011

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)You won't care to be tied down by too much right now, so get ready with excuses because you will want to dole them out by the dozen this week. The less you make your unavailability a grand announcement, the bigger your freedom will be. So plan in advance!Libra (September

By: Kiki T / May 31, 2011

Do Not Want: Stoner Style

The baja hoodie has long been a wardrobe staple for stoners, surfers and philosophy majors. I was lucky enough to meet a combination surfer/stoner/philosophy major in a creative writing workshop my freshman year of college. He was lauded around campus for his flowing beard, his free verse poetry about going to the zoo and not…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 30, 2011

Would You Wear: Peacock Eyelashes?

Peacock eyelashes -- how whimsical and quirky, right? Or ... how annoying and weird. Depends on how you look at it. I wish I could actually see what these lashes look like straight on, but sadly, Modcloth is instead only offering a dramatic glance at them. So tell us, would you wear these birdbrained lashes?

By: Julie Gerstein / May 30, 2011

Little Shop Of Helen

Dame Helen Mirren is a very accomplished lady. In addition to the many parts she's played, we can now add the role of "carnivorous plant" to her resume. This week, Helen unveiled her new namesake plant, the "Helen," at London's Chelsea Flower Show. The "Helen," born and bred in Sri Lanka, is a rare hybrid…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 30, 2011

Conceptual Artist Cherry Tree Makes Perfume From Her Urine

Conceptual artist Cherry Tree has a scent of mystery about her. And the smell of urine. Her urine. And it's intentional. For the last five years, Tree, who splits time between Missouri and Spain, has been turning her own urine into perfume. "I am very much into recycling," Tree, born Charity Blansit, told AOL Weird…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / May 30, 2011

The Dating Cycle Explained

It is difficult to break free from the vicious dating cycle, which is so perfectly summed up in this diagram. Like hamsters on wheels, we keep going in the hope that at some point someone wonderful will come along. Then we can break the cycle … hopefully forever. Until then, we just keep running. [I

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 30, 2011

Are You Wearing A Dress? Are You Sure?

Click here to see larger image. How many times have you seen a garment at the store and wondered, Is that supposed to be worn as a shirt or a dress? And how many times have you seen a woman come to the wrong conclusion? This helpful flowchart should give you a leg up i…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 30, 2011

10 Changes “The Bachelor” Franchise Needs To Make If They Want Us To Take Them Seriously

Am I really about to get involved in the latest season of "The Bachelorette" with Ashley Hebert, a girl who in my estimation, is not really ready to settle down? I say this because at the end of last season, when she and Brad Womack were getting down to brass tacks, she hadn't even considered

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 30, 2011

Love James Franco? Totes!

Do you love James Franco enough to wear a tote bag with his visage on the front? Enough to profess your love in type on said tote bag? Enough to withstand the jeers and sneers of passerby who think you're kinda weird for loving the stoner guy from "Pineapple Express"? Well in that case, by…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 30, 2011

Reality TV Repeat Offenders: Stars The Networks Love, Even If We Don’t

There's some very promising summer TV coming our way, and then there's some lazy, regurgitated shlock that makes me groan. Why? Because some of the networks' newest reality shows don't just feature concepts we've seen before, but the stars are recycled as well. And we really didn't even like some of them the first (or…

By: TV Squad / May 30, 2011

Jason Bateman Gets Buried In The Sand

Happy Memorial Day! Behold, the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly. It is basically everything I want on this holiday—the beach and Jason Bateman. EW has dubbed Jason the official "Boy of Summer 2011" since he has two movies coming out in rapid succession—"Horrible Bosses" and "The Change-Up," co-starring Ryan Gosling. Personally, I love that Jaso…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 30, 2011
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