Archive: Fri Aug 2012

It’s The Shirtless Paul Ryan Photo You’ve Been Waiting For!

In Very Serious Political News,  TMZ finally found the shirtless Paul Ryan photo the Internet has been dying to see. As soon as I heard about Paul Ryan’s insane workout routine, I knew I needed to see what the Republican vice presidential nominee was hiding under that Brooks Brothers button down. Not too shabby,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2012

Longtime Tennessee Abortion Clinic Forced To Close

A longtime abortion clinic in Tennessee is shutting down as the result of a new law called the Life Defense Act, which requires doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Volunteer Women’s Medical Center in Knoxville has provided women’s health care to TN women for 38 years but had to close because the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2012

Beauty School Instructor Allegedly Forced Students To Trim Her Pubic Hair & Walnuts Are Good For Your Nuts

Students are suing a Montana beauty school for sexual harassment. One of the complaints was that an instructor would force students to trim her pubic hair and then use the dirty trimmers on customers. NO. Ewwww! [Huffington Post]
Here’s a guide to the polite way to give directions while receiving oral sex. Or…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Marvelous Mousepads To Decorate Your Desk

I had such a case of the Mondays this week and accidentally spilled coffee all over my mousepad. My search for a replacement brought me to Etsy, where I found tons of cute, unique options that would add a hearty dose of style and personality to any desk. Ready to give your mouse a smooth…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

The 12 Most Bizarre Products For Women

Contrary to popular (male) belief, women are simple creatures. We like flip cup and Theroux novels just as much as the next guy. Playing the Devil’s Advocate, here, I know that men and women are very much different, and advertisers have to market different things, but c’mon! Women want an electric razor/vibrator combo about a…

By: College Candy / August 17, 2012

Johnson & Johnson The First Major Corporation To Eliminate Harmful Ingredients From Personal Care Products

We are extremely fortunate in that our collective public consciousness of harmful chemicals used in beauty and personal care products, even those targeted towards babies and children, has grown exponentially in the past few years. Celebrities like Jessica Alba and Josie Maran have made it their mission to raise awareness of what we’re voluntarily putting…

By: Rachel Krause / August 17, 2012

Jessica Biel Looks Worlds Better Following A Fresh Bangs Snip

Finally, a major positive improvement on the fringe front! Jessica Biel trimmed up her sheepdog bangs into something shorter and choppier, and they look infinitely better. Was this mod, ’60s-ish vibe what she was going for all along? It’s very Jane Birkin and, as with all things Birkin-esque, I strongly approve … and she looks pretty…

By: Rachel Krause / August 17, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Stylish Summer Scarves For $35 Or Less

When the weather is in the triple digits, wrapping extra fabric around your neck is the last thing you want to do, but trust us: as summer winds down and temperatures drop a bit, a lightweight scarf can be a great way to add some interest to your outfits and stay comfortable on breezy nights.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

A Guy Named Walter White Was Busted On Meth Charges

This guy! This guy! Okay, so he doesn’t look much like Bryan Cranston, but I don’t know — when you’re a meth dealer named Walter White, maybe it’s just about living out your destiny. White was busted for meth manufacturing in Alabama because of course. No word on if he’s got a wife named Skylar…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2012

Drag Queen Barbie Is Ready For Her Close-Up

Everyone, I’d like you to meet Drag Queen Barbie. Created for Mattel (yep, this is a real, official, honest-to-God Barbie) by design duo The Blonds, the cross-dressing doll is decked out in a bejeweled mini dress, satin-lined fur cape, and some seriously smoky eye makeup. Drag Queen Barbie is a collector’s edition, so she doesn’t…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

Maria Louise Del Rosario: 8 Things To Know About The Girl With The Anal Tattoo

Earlier this week the world watched as 22-year-old Maria Louise Del Rosario screamed, “Dude, it feels so f**king good,” as she got her boyfriend’s name tattooed in her butthole. The video immediately went viral, receiving over 3 million views in three days. The Broward-Palm Beach New Times’ music blog County Grind tracked her down and got…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2012

Halle Berry Enlists Help From Salma Hayek In Custody Battle

The bitter custody battle continues for Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry.

The latest twist? Halle has enlisted help from fellow high-profile mama, Salma Hayek. According to The New York Daily News, Salma submitted a confidential court declaration on Halle’s behalf, arguing that France is a safer place for children of celebrity parents. Read more…

By: Celebrity Baby Scoop / August 17, 2012

What Is “The Snooki Formula”? A Casting Agent Explains

“Start with a polarizing stereotype, saturate with unapologetic flaws, and then add in a dash of humanity for good measure. Snooki is this party girl with tons and tons of makeup and she’s loud and obnoxious. But then she cries and calls her mom or gets pregnant or something and then you find yourself kind of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2012

Hero Of The Day: The Train Conductor Who Stopped To Help A Kitten On The Tracks

So often we hear about public transit disasters, so it’s nice to actually hear a positive story about the New York subway system. Conductor John Ross was pulling the Franklin Shuttle train out of the Brooklyn Botanical station when he spotted a small, helpless kitten on the tracks. The cat was apparently imitating Drunk Me…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2012

An Open Letter To Vanessa Carlton For Her 32nd Birthday

It appears that, following in the footsteps of the Goservention, which intervened on Amelia’s obsessive fandom with Ryan Gosling, we are going to have to have a Vanessa Carltonvention with our intern Daley. — Jessica

Dear Vanessa,

You know those idiots who have come up to you saying “Oh my God, Vanessa, I’m…

By: Daley Quinn / August 17, 2012

Amy Poehler Feels Your Embarassment

Is there something wrong with me that I totally relate to “Ask Amy,” Amy Poehler’s video advice series for teen girls? Because I still tuck my dress into my panties all the time and embarrass myself in front of everyone, like, every week. When Amy Poehler gives a gentle lecture about needing to learn how…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2012

“Dexter” Pits Brother Against Sister In Season 7

The full trailer for season seven of “Dexter” — which premieres September 30 — is out and dannnnnng it looks bananas. I was a little worried that the cliffhanger at the end of season six — when Deb walked in on Dexter mid-kill — would end up not amounting to much in season seven, with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 17, 2012

10 Celebs Who’ve (Tried) To Trademark Catchphrases

More Ryan Lochte news! In addition to becoming an actor, Ryan has just filed the paperwork to trademark his annoying catchphrase, “Jeah!” which he says means something “good.” According to an interview he did a few years back, he appropriated the word from the rapper Young Jeezy, who said “Chea!”…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 17, 2012

Katie Holmes Spends $14K On … Lingerie

Katie Holmes is indulging in some hardcore retail therapy following her split from Tom Cruise—and the “closet’s worth” of new clothes she has reportedly purchased includes $14,200 worth of lingerie, Australia’s News Network reports by way of the National Enquirer. “She also bought 15 pairs of pricey Christian Louboutin shoes and went on a tear at Barneys New…

By: Newser / August 17, 2012

Help Support “It Was Rape,” Jennifer Baumgardner’s New Documentary!

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, each year, 207,754 men and women are victims of sexual assault and 54 percent of the instances were not reported to the police. With occurrences of rape this high, filmmaker and author Jennifer Baumgardner need…

By: Daley Quinn / August 17, 2012
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