Archive: Aug 2011

“Big Sexy,” TLC’s New Reality Show About Plus-Size Women In NYC

Rarely is there a reality show whose “stars” don’t make me stabby. (Or who look like they’re going to stab me, in the case of “Mob Wives.”) But…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Culturista: Your Guide To The Week From “Shark Night 3D” To Beirut’s New Album

Sadly, it is the last week in August. The past few weekends have been nasty out (thanks a lot Irene) and thus, I’m starting to get a little depressed about…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 29, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Man Arrested For Shaving Girlfriend’s Head While She Slept

“Surprise! I shaved your head while you slept!” are not exactly the words a woman longs to hear after a fight with her boyfriend. After being kicked out by his…

Ami Angelowicz | August 29, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Cuddle Comfortably With The Modular Love Mattress

Last night, I was chatting on the phone with a handsome and extremely tall (ahem, 6’7, and it’s niceeee) fella — let’s call him “The Tree” — I’m exploring a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 29, 2011 - 4:20 pm

5 Things To Know About Romola Garai From “The Hour”

I could take or leave BBC America’s “The Hour,” about Brits who run a political news program in the 1950s. It’s a thinly-veiiled “Mad Men” knockoff with a bit of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Amber Heard Is In A Relationship With A Woman, But Isn’t A Lesbian

“To say I came out implies that I was once in. Let me be straight about that—no pun intended—I never came out from anywhere. I’ve always lived my life the…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 29, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Matthew Fox Arrested For Punching Woman

Jack Shepherd may drink heavily. He may have resolved not to press the button, and made a slew of other assorted decisions that led to a castaway’s demise. But the…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 29, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Why Aren’t News Stories About “The Hurricane Killer” Calling It Domestic Violence?

While reading news reports this weekend about the hurricane that swept the East Coast, the phrase “the Hurricane Killer” caught my eye. With a moniker like that, I imagined some…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2011 - 2:40 pm

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The Witch/Vampire War Escalates On “True Blood”

What the heck? There are only two more episodes left in this season of “True Blood.” This season has really flown by, and yet—I don’t feel nearly as engaged in…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 29, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Girl Talk: My Netflix Queue, My Future

I never thought it would get this serious. First it was an after-work thing. Then it was weekends. Eventually we were seeing each other anytime I had two hours to…

Laura Kusnyer | August 29, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Sofia Coppola’s Purple Wedding Wonder

Over the weekend Sofia Coppola married longtime boyfriend and baby daddy Thomas Mars, frontman of the band Phoenix. But rather than go for the traditional white wedding thing, Coppola said…

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2011 - 1:40 pm

The 2011 MTV VMAs: The Best And Worst Moments

Last night, as the East Coast was coming out of our hurricane cocoons, the music-eratti descended on Los Angeles for the 26th annual MTV Video Music Awards. Now, this awards…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 29, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Dear Wendy: “Am I Turning Into A Bridezilla?”

I’m getting married in August and have been planning the wedding for over a year, so the date has been set for a while now. My brother — my only…

Wendy Atterberry | August 29, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Pancakes, I Am Your Father

I am not recommending that you purchase this spatula just because it happens to be shaped like Darth Vader, although that is pretty awesome. No, I am recommending that you…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 29, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Michele Bachmann Says Hurricane Irene Was A Message From God To Politicians

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to…

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Hanging With Irene: 8 Reasons Why I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Hurricane

Hurricanes can really suck. Before Irene stopped by, I was in a state of panic, braving long lines at the grocery store, desperately seeking flashlights, taping up my windows, and…

Ami Angelowicz | August 29, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Justin Bieber Is Turning Into Rachel Maddow

Justin Bieber, now you’re just effing with us. You’ve gotta know about Lesbians That Look Like Justin Bieber, right? …

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2011 - 11:40 am

First Look: “The Hunger Games” Teaser Trailer

Let the games begin! I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins young adult book series, so imagine my excitement at finally getting a sneak peek…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 29, 2011 - 11:20 am

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards are kind of hilarious, considering the complete lack of videos played on MTV these days. But at least we can count on one thing from…

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2011 - 11:00 am
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