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 the chicks on TLC's "Big Sexy" actually seem like people who would be my friends in real life: funky, funny, and down-to-earth. The show, which…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

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 the fact that summer is slipping away. But never fear. As a friend reminded me the other week, this amazing season actually lasts until September…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

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 girlfriend following a fight, 26-year-old Florida man, David Bustos, broke into her apartment and decided to give her a buzz cut with his electric hair…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2011

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 romantic connection with (this is my complicated way of saying "I haz a big ol' crush on a giant and he has a crush o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 29, 2011

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 mystery swirled in. Yet, every time I see that actress Romola Garai is onscreen, I cannot look away. In addition to being naturally gorgeou…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

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 way I’ve wanted and have been honest with myself and everyone around me. It didn’t really affect anything in my career. I don’t think the…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

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 #1 thing that Jack would never do? Punch a woman. Unfortunately, it appears that Matthew Fox, who played the iconic character on "Lost,"…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

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 Jack The Ripper-esque figure killing people who were stuck in their flooded homes during or after Irene. But reading just one news story about Leonard…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

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 the plotline as I have in seasons past. Something about Marni/Antonia as the big bad just doesn't seem that dire to me compared to, say,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

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 spare. This is the story of how I fell in love with Netflix.
By: Laura Kusnyer / August 29, 2011

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 "I do" in a lavender Azzedine Alaïa gown, custom-made by the designer. What do you think of her non-traditional look? Would you -- or did…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2011

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 show is always confusing, mainly because MTV hardly plays music videos anymore, so it seems strange to have an awards show for them.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

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 sibling — got engaged last weekend. I love him and his fiancée, but I was very upset when I found out today that they are…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 29, 2011

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 purchase this spatula because I happened to get it for my brother-in-law, a pretty well-known chef, and he recently told me that it is the…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 29, 2011

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 start listening to me here?' Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2011

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 generally hunkering down for the worst case scenario. For Irene's visit to New York City, many people had to evacuate their homes. Some lost power…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2011

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?
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2011

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 at the first film during last night's VMAs. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the film, introduced the clip, my palms started to sweat, and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 29, 2011

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 them: insane fashion. Everyone has carte blanche to come dressed up as a pile of trash, or a geisha robot or whatever--and this year, that'…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2011
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