Archive: May 2011

Plum Sykes On The Hazards Of Being Pretty

"A lot of people try to diminish anyone who's pretty by saying, 'Oh, they're probably stupid.' Which is terribly unfair; when someone's ugly, you don't say, 'Oh, they're probably clever.' But I always wondered to myself whether those dismissive things are invented by men or invented by women. I think a lot of the time…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2011

Scarlett Johansson Channels Marlene Dietrich

Woo hoo! A celebrity has decided to do an homage to an actress of yesteryear, and it is not Marilyn Monroe. In the newest issue of W, photographer Tim Walker snapped Scarlett Johansson done up as Marlene Dietrich, complete with penciled-in eyebrows. Oh, and she dressed up as Buster Keaton and Elvis too.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 28, 2011

Quickies: Amy Winehouse Is Back In Rehab & Miley Cyrus Hates On Urban Outfitters

Amy Winehouse downed vodka before checking back into rehab at The Priory in the UK this morning. Get well soon, Amy, because you're so talented. [PopEater] Snooki may be busy filming "Jersey Shore" in Italy as we speak, but she's apparently laying off the pasta. Snook's new focus on health includes eating healthy…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2011

And The Prize Goes To … The Ultimate Summer Beach Bag Essential!

Sigh. Seriously, I think the hardest part of my job is picking the winners for our various giveaways. You guys post such awesome answers, I end up having to seek second and third opinions on who should take home the booty. Last week, I asked you to tell me your ultimate summer beach bag…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2011

Kittens Need Hugs, Too

It's TGIF -- and a holiday weekend! -- so just trust us, you're going to want to watch this deliciously anthropomorphic kitten video all the way through. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: NYPD “Rape Cop” Jurors Speak Out

After yesterday's acquittal of two NYPD cops accused of raping a drunk woman who needed assistance getting into her apartment, several jurors speak out about the case. Do the jurors comments change how you feel? [NY Times] The Daily Beast's Jesse Ellison on the time her friend was raped by a cop.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2011

Really Now, What’s Going On With Brad Pitt’s Style These Days?

We used to be able to count on Brad Pitt for reliably tasteful and appropriate grownup and sexy style. But lately? Lately, as Amelia's noted to me over IM on numerous occasions, the man is looking like a broke-down grandpa. I take the style to be "East L.A. Low Rider Fanatic" meets "Early-Bird Special…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011

Coco Shares Her Secret Talent With The Twitterverse

Jessica can juggle. Kate can solve a Rubik's Cube. I can touch my tongue to my chin and play "Mary Had A Little Lamb" on the piano with my big toe. Coco can balance a can on her ass. What's your secret talent? [BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2011

6 Concepts For Pippa Middleton’s New TV Show

Pippa Middleton's backside is already famous. If The Enquirer's sources are accurate, we may be seeing a whole lot more of P-Middy from the front. Word on the 'bloid circuit is that Oprah Winfrey is pursuing Pippa to become daytime royalty at OWN. Yes, you read that correctly, Pippa Middleton may get her…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2011

Watch The “Dark Girls” Documentary Trailer

The trailer for "Dark Girls," a new documentary about black women and their skin tone, had me in tears by the end. "Dark Girls" examines racism and colorism both inside and outside of the black community and the societal devaluing of dark-skinned blacks (cough, Psychology Today, cough) dating back to slavery. I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2011

Get Your Fortune Told By Miranda July

In honor of her upcoming film, "The Future" (which I predict I will love based on the trailer), Miranda July has created an interactive web oracle wherein she divines your future via a colorful spinning wheel. While she understands that we may be super skeptical of this new form of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 27, 2011

One Big, Happy Illegitimate Family

Say cheese! Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger took great joy in getting the entire family together for photo ops -- the wife, the kids, the mistress, and the love child. That takes some giant balls right there. I'm wondering if Maria Shriver found this at all strange? Awkward family photo, indeed. [TMZ]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 27, 2011

Urban Outfitters Steals Another Indie Artist’s Work … Again

Jewelry artist Stevie Koerner sells her "A World of Love" pendants on Etsy (left). They're adorable little charms in the shapes of states with hearts cut out of them. Urban Outfitters liked the pendants so much that they decided to copy the charms, almost exactly (right), and call them "I Heart…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011

How Not To Respond When Your Partner Doesn’t Hit The Big O

"You didn’t finish, did you?” he asked. “No,” I said. I’ve lied before, but I’m trying to wean myself away from it. Lying only adds a layer of mental unease to any lingering physical dissatisfaction I might be feeling, and assuaging false pride rarely seems like a good deal. The dishonesty (to myself) leaves a…
By: Emily Heist Moss / May 27, 2011

Style Icon & Lady You Should Know: Kreayshawn

Nevermind that the spelling of her name is absolutely BEWILDERING, Oakland rapper Kreayshawn's jam "Gucci Gucci" is one of the catchiest songs about fashion ever. The chorus, "Gucci, Gucci, Gucci, Louie, Louie, Fendi, Fendi, Prada/Those basic bitches wear that s**t so I don't even bother," is an ode to getting out of the labelwhore mindset.
By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011

Roseanne Barr Headed Back To The Small Screen?

Doesn't everyone wish they had an aunt like Roseanne Barr? Well, apparently, Chelsea Handler does. Chelsea revealed this week that she is in talks with Roseanne to have her join the cast of "Are You There Vodka?," the NBC sitcom based on Chelsea's best-selling book which stars "That '70s Show"'s Laura Prepo…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 27, 2011

Maya Rudolph Says She’s Been Pregnant For Six Years

“I think I’m 25 months pregnant. [I'm due in] two more months ... in dog years, so that’s 25. Honestly, because it’s my third, I feel like I’ve been pregnant for like six years, seriously ... [A homebirth] was not my plan, but that’s what happened because the baby came out really fast. Luckily, she…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 27, 2011

Because I’m Crazy: My Fake Nails & Hair Weave Fascinator

So, a few weeks ago, when the Greatest Wedding of All Time happened and all those classy British people got to wear crazy things on their heads, I got a little bit obsessed with fascinators. You know, like the weird toilet seat cover Princess Beatrice wore, and then auctioned off. I had a…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 27, 2011
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