Archive: Jul 2011

Guy Talk: What’s The Difference Between Privacy And Secrecy?

Last week’s discussion about guys, porn, and honesty raised a number of interesting questions. How much truth do we owe our partners about what we do when they’re not around – and how much should we share about what runs through our heads? Almost everyone agrees that outright lies are bad. But are there…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / July 28, 2011

Ubertan: An Herbal Self-Tanner You Can Snort?

I had to read this Daily Mail article about a dangerous, self-tanning nasal spray at least three times before I understood what was going on. It was so incomprehensible to me. Here's the breakdown: in the UK there's a self tanning product called Ubertan that's all the rage in salons. It's an herbal nasal spray…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2011

Amy Winehouse: Did Alcohol Withdrawal Kill Her?

As Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black climbs back onto the charts and whispers begin about a treasure trove of unreleased songs, Winehouse's family has a hunch about what we might find in her toxicology report—that she died from alcohol withdrawal. They believe that laying off the alcohol cold turkey may be what…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 28, 2011

Girl Talk: My Adventures In An Open Marriage

I am in an open marriage. I know what you are probably thinking because, the first time a friend said this to me, I quickly felt myself growing judge-y. My knee-jerk thought was, She’s just doing this to please her husband. How sad. And then, Oh, they must want raise their kids commune-style. Can’t relate.
By: Rachel White / July 28, 2011

Your “To Do” List Has Never Smelled Better

We're officially too old to use those fun smelly markers at work. Do they even make those anymore? We lived for those things in elementary school. Now you can get a whiff of your childhood and still appear to be a respectable adult with this pack of Smencils. These gourmet scented pencils smell yummy and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2011

What Is Bad Ass? Alex Trebek Chases Burglar, Injures Achilles Tendon

Alex Trebek is gangsta. The "Jeopardy" host—who's been doing his gig for 27 years now, by the way—showed up at an event yesterday on crutches. Naturally, the press wanted to know what happened. The answer: "What is a thwarted robbery?" Apparently, Trebek woke up in the middle of the night and found a burglar rummaging…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 28, 2011

22 Guy Careers That Sound Great On Paper, But Just Aren’t In Actuality

When I was younger, I thought that dating a professional baseball player would be awesome. Free VIP seating at every game, the notoriety of being a celebrity wife, plus getting to look at a chiseled, athletic body every day? Sign me up! I thought. Well, life has taught me to be more of a realist.
By: Kamilah Black / July 28, 2011

Morning Quickies: Tim Gunn Thinks Hillary Clinton Is “Confused About Her Gender”

  Tim Gunn thinks Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is "confused about her gender." The claws came out when Gunn went on "Lopez Tonight" and dissed Clinton's "big, baggy menswear tailored pantsuits. No, I’m really serious. [They're] unflattering." Wow. Inappropriate. She's pushing 70 and works in government — what exactly do you want from her?
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2011

An Open Letter To Ryan Gosling And His New Bleached Locks

Dear Ryan Gosling, Oh Ryan, you're so funny. You know, I know what you're doing, right? Sure, you may be telling people that this new look is for a movie, something called "The Place Behind The Pines" that I will obviously see 10 times. But I know you're really just trying to look le…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2011

“Crazy About Pippa”: Pippa Middleton And Her Butt To Get Their Own TLC Special

Is Pippa Middleton interesting enough to warrant her own hour-long TLC special? Someone thinks so! "Crazy About Pippa" will air August 9th at 9 p.m. (EST) and will dish about all fascinating things Pippa-related: her famous sister, her famous sister, her famous sister, and oh yeah, her butt. Pippa is well-dressed, rich, pretty, and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2011

Julia Roberts Is Too Airbrushed For The U.K.

Breaking News: Julia Roberts and model Christy Turlington -- both women in their 40s -- are not the dewy, fresh-faced nymphs these ads for Maybelline and Lancome would have you believe. In fact, these airbrushed within-an-inch-of-their-lives ads have gotten both cosmetics companies in trouble with the United Kingdom's Advertising Standards Authority, which regulates truth…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 28, 2011

Evening Quickies: “Bridge & Tunnel” Was MTV’s “Jersey Shore” That Never Happened

  Back in 2009, MTV filmed, but never aired, 12 episodes of a reality show called "Bridge & Tunnel" about Brianna and Gabriella DeBartoli, two party girls from Staten Island. I'm sorry, it's not Staten Island — it's DRAMA ISLAND! MTV aired "Jersey Shore" instead, which, let's be honest, was the better $$$ decision. But…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Summer’s Eve Pulls Their Racist Douche Ads Offline

Summer's Eve pulled two of their racist douche commercials offline after an outpouring of complaints over their depictions of black and Latina women. Summer's Eve's PR defended their ads — like the sassy black vagina spoke with an "urban" accent and talked about how much money she spends on her hair — a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2011

Evan Rachel Wood Kills A Justin Bieber Tune At A Karaoke Bar

  Have you ever given into the urge to karaoke and then really regretted it afterward? Not Evan Rachel Wood. She was a karaoke superstar at a bar in Beijing recently and you'll never guess what song she picked. She sang—no, killed (in a good way)—Justin Bieber's "U Smile."…
By: Kamilah Black / July 27, 2011

In Which We Learn That Balmain’s Concept Of Affordable Is Very Relative

In the world of super high-end designer Balmain, it's not unusual to charge upwards of $5,000 for a pair of leather pants or $7,000 for a coat. So, the fact that Balmain has decided to release a lower-priced line sounded like good news to us. Until we found out that the price point…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 27, 2011

Björk Is Back, And Ready To Attack

Raise your hand if you are excited for Björk's new album, Biophilia, which will drop in late September. Luckily, she has cut the suspense, releasing her first video from the album, "Crystalline," this morning. Not only is the song thorougly embedded in my head now, the video is also dope. Not that I should…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 27, 2011
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