Archive: Sep 2011

Morning Quickies: “Black Swan” Interns Sue Over Unpaid Coffee-Fetching

Two interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan” are suing Fox Searchlight Pictures because they don’t believe their coffee-fetching and lunch order-taking qualified as “educational” enough to justify labor laws about unpaid internships. [New York Times]
In honor of Banned Books Week, check out the women authors and books for young wome…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2011

6 Men’s Fashion Trends We Love

Men’s fashion trends are really hit and miss. Remember JNCO jeans, for example? Or button-up shirts with silver dragons printed across the back? So upsetting. Lately, though, men’s trends have been on point. From workboots to elbow patches, here is a roundup of some of the current men’s looks we’re loving. Keep up the good…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 30, 2011

Oh Hey, Just Some Robots Having Sex, No Biggie

In my nightmares, this is what the future of mankind looks like. Like, 347 years from now, the aliens are going to come and turn us all into cyborgs and force us to act out our archaic sexual practices in museums. (This is actually a window display at a Russian department store. I have no…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2011

The Sober Pill Is On The Way

Scientists are hard at work on a pill that will limit the effects of alcohol on our brains, so that we can drink more without acting stupid. An experimental “sober pill” was given to a group of mice who, despite being sufficiently sauced, did not act like drunken a**holes. Uh, how do drunk mice normally…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2011

Patti Stanger’s Relationship Theories, Debunked

Patti Stanger did not make many friends this week when she argued that gay men aren’t into monogamous relationships. “There is no curbing the gay,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live” in front of Andy Cohen looking like he just got run over by an angry real housewife. “I’ve tried to curb you people…

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

Michelle Obama Stocks Up At Target

The First Lady was spotted on a bit of a shopping spree at Target this week. I honestly did not realize she could just waltz into Tar-jay like any ol’ bargain-seeker; does the Secret Service have to do a sweep of the store first? Also, I wonder if she’s got any Missoni in those bags… [Buzzfeed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2011

Sherri Shepherd Says You Can Get Freaky At Any Size

“Fat sex, skinny sex, if you love the way you look and you love your body, then it doesn’t matter the sex is gonna be good. Because I’ve seen celebrities that have sex tapes and they are skinny and they are boring as hell. I got a girlfriend pushing 250 and she is a good…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 30, 2011

10 Animals So Ugly They’re Actually Cute

On Wednesday, we mourned the passing of Heidi the cross-eyed possum, a creature so ugly she actually swung all around the spectrum to being cute again. We suspected Heidi was not the only critter in the animal kingdom with such charms. Nature’s bounty may be filled with golden retriever puppies and newborn kittens, but it’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2011

Evening Quickies: Bristol Palin “Whore” Screamer Apologizes

Stephen Hanks, the Hollywood agent/sexist d-bag who screamed at Bristol Palin that her mother is a “whorey whoreface whore,” issued an apology statement to E! News through his lawyer. “I am very passionate about politics, and believe in equality for all Americans,” Hanks said. “I expressed my feelings in an improper manner in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

Today’s Lady News: FBI Definition Of “Rape” Criticized

The FBI’s working definition of “rape” was roundly criticized on Friday at a meeting of police chiefs, sex crime investigators, and victims’ advocates. The definition of rape used by the FBI is “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.” But that definition does not take into account sexual…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Karaokes As Axl Rose

Two things we absolutely love: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and old-school Axl Rose. So imagine how much we loved Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” in the style of Axl Rose Tuesday night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” “This guy does the best Axl Rose,” Jimmy said before challenging Joseph to sing a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 29, 2011

September 29: What Are We Wearing Today?

I’m sick at home and the ladies are looking sick — in a good way! — at the office. Okay, that was lame. Whatever. Anyway, click on to see what some of the ladies are wearing today!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2011

Reebok’s Butt-Toning Sneakers Don’t Actually Tone Your Butt

Wait, you mean you actually have to exercise to tone your butt? Damn it!

That collective groan you hear are the scads of Reebok EasyTone customers who spent over $100 each on a pair of sneakers that the Federal Trade Commission recently ruled has “deceptively advertised” its customers. The FTC ruled that EasyTone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchinson’s E-Harmony Commercial

True love knows no bounds. I mean, who are we to come between grammar expert Courtney Stodden and her new hubby Doug Hutchinson? How can we judge a couple of fame whores undeniable romantics who are just looking to make some quick cash off a reality show share their joy with the world? After all,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 29, 2011

Style 911: “Find Me Cheap & Cute Ts, Please!”

As a girl who has just started down the road of personal style, I noticed a few things about my wardrobe. Since high school, most of my outfits were based on thrift-store and band tees. When I began to branch out from that, I avoided all tees and went for the interesting pieces… Then I…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 29, 2011

Jon Hamm Talks Rape Prevention, My Heart Swoons

“It is an important thing to instill in a younger generation about the impact of rape, the lasting impact of rape. Children from grade school to high school to college are incredibly susceptible and incredibly malleable, as we all know. To get them early, to teach them about the facts and figures and other realitie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

KFC Condoms Are Finger Lickin’ Good

Is KFC branching out into prophylactics? No, although that would be, um, interesting. This here rubber is just one of the many mock-ups of corporate-sponsored condoms on the kickass Tumblr blog, New Condoms. I’m partial to the M&M’s condom myself! Though I don’t know how dudes will feel about a condom that suggests “It melts in your…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

11 Celebrities Who Have Insured Their Body Parts

Holly Madison is starring in “Peepshow,” and fully recognizes that her breasts are her “primary money makers” right now. That’s why she has taken out an insurance policy to the tune of $1 million with insurance company Lloyd’s of London to protect them. “I’ve heard about people getting body parts insured and I thought, why…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 29, 2011

Saudi King Spares Woman 10 Lashes For Breaking Driving Ban

Saudi Arabia is on a roll with this not-treating-women-too-much-like-2nd-class-citizens thing! Earlier this week King Abudllah announced that women could vote and run in elections. Then on Wednesday, a member of his staff told the AP a Saudi woman will be spared a punishment of 10 lashes for flouting the country’s ban on women driving.  The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

Ashley Tisdale Channels Mackenzie From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

My all-time favorite “Toddlers &  Tiaras” contestant, Mackenzie, is baaack! Ashley Tisdale expertly spoofs an “all grownup” version of the loud-mouthed, ni-ni sucking, Tasmanian devil in this Funny or Die parody. Leah Remini lends her funny as Mackenzie’s enabling mother. Why didn’t I think of this first? My flipper’s off to you, Ashley.

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 29, 2011
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