Archive: Aug 2012

Gabby Douglas Was Told To Get A Nose Job

Gold medal Olympian Gabby Douglas claims in an upcoming Vanity Fair article that a staff member at her former gym in Virginia Beach once told her to get a nose job! Lord, it sounds like everyone sticks their foot in their mouth around Gabby. (The gym denied this incident ever occurred.) [Vanity Fair] Catherine O'Hara…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

Courtney Stodden Is Old Enough To Do Real Porn & Squeezing Boobs For A Cause

Courtney Stodden turned 18 this week. For most of us, that means we can vote or get an anal tattoo if we feel like it. For Courtney, it means she got an Italian Greyhound puppy named Dourtney and tons of porno offers. So far she hasn't accepted any. [The Stir] This is the pop culture…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 31, 2012

Harrod’s In London Debuts Gender Neutral Toy Store

Harrod's, the famous department store in London, has finally debuted their gender-neutral toy store in which toys are grouped by theme, rather than "boys" and "girls." The toy store has sections for stuffed animals, books, candy, and other toys but doesn't stick to an exclusively pink or blue color palette. Very cool!  [The Mary Sue]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

Bringing Dead People “Back To Life” Via Hologram Is Kinda Wrong

When the late Tupac Shakur "appeared" via hologram at the Coachella festival, everyone ooh-ed and ahh-ed. It wasn't the first time a dead celeb had resurfaced in hologram form (Celine Dion sang a duet with a hologram of Elvis Presley on "American Idol" in 2010) and it won't be the last time, either (Simon Cowell

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Watches $150 And Under For Keeping Time In Style

When it comes to watches, my priority is not being on time — in fact, I've worn my fair share of broken vintage versions just for the look of them. I can't be alone, right? (Or am I?) Regardless, I covet the hell out of gorgeous, brutally priced timepieces (whether they're functioning or not). Rolex?

By: Rachel Krause / August 31, 2012

RIP, Iconic Feminist Shulamith Firestone

Shulamith Firestone, an iconic figure in the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 67. Firestone was the author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case For Feminist Revolution, which she penned at age 25 and which became one of the key texts of second-wave feminism. Dialectic, which was reissued i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

Sexy Celebrity Boudoir Photos

A lady's private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room is often referred to as her boudoir. It's an old-fashioned, Victorian practice which, in modern times, became a popular photography style. Any picture, candid or posed, where the subject is either partially clothed or in lingerie, is considered boudoir style photography. If you've flipped through the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 31, 2012

Awesome Customer Service Experience: MinkPink Rules

Generally, I am too lazy or busy to bother writing complaint notes to companies when their products let me down. And often, my rage/annoyance dissipates before I have the time or resources to do anything about it. But after having a problem with a MinkPink dress, I felt the need to complain. And I am…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2012

Facepalm Republican Tom Smith Assumes Women Are Talking About Shoes

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle! Tom Smith, the Senate candidate from Pennsylvania who last week compared pregnancy from rape to having a baby out of wedlock, has verbal diarrhea again. Last week, Smith introduced vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan at a campaign event in PA and was filmed working the crowd. As you can see…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

The Soapbox: In Comedy Is “Fat & White” The New “Sassy & Black”?

I was recently contacted through my website by a pregnant black woman who inquired about hiring me to perform standup at her baby shower. She and her husband were diehard comedy fans, and thought it would be fun to have a comic perform for their guests. "How did you find me?" I asked. "I Googled…

By: Erica Watson / August 31, 2012

Richest Lady In The World Says Poor People Need To Stop Having So Much Fun

Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart is really concerned about your welfare. That's why Rinehart -- who is considered the richest woman in the world, with an inherited fortune of $30.1 billion -- helpfully offered her unsolicited advice on how to be stupid-rich, just like her. She says that the poors are just having too much

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2012

Well Played: J. Lo’s Stripey Style

On Thursday J. Lo was spotted out with her three kids -- twins Emme and Max and boyfriend Casper Smart. ZING! But seriously, I love this casual maxi-dress on her -- she looks comfortable and ready to tackle whatever it is Emme and her over-sized stuffed animal puppy throw her way. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2012

Girl Talk: On Hearing Men Talk About Women’s Bodies

I was on the train, heading back to NYC from New Jersey and there were three guys sitting behind me. They were talking about life. Which meant that they were mostly talking about girls. “Sometimes some girls ask me if I have an ideal woman,” said the guy with the deep, commanding baritone, his voice…

By: Kate Fridkis / August 31, 2012

Classic Stripes With Some Verve

You can never have too many striped shirts: they dress up, they dress down, and they are, above all, classic. I'm loving Madewell's colorful take on a classic striped long-sleeve T, which I'm already joyfully matching in my head with colorful jeans already in my closet. How can you not be happy in a plum…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

Woman Arrested For Castrating A Guy With Her Bare Hands

A woman in Shelby, North Carolina, performed an incredible feat of strength -- and a horrible crime -- when she castrated a man with her bare hands. Joyce Maxine Gregory admitted that she squeezed a man's scrotum out of his testicles (that has gotta hurt). She and the man, who has not been named, got…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 31, 2012

Style 911: What Should The Daughter Of The Bride Wear?

My mom's getting married next month, and I don't even know where to start when it comes to finding a "daughter of the bride" dress. Mom is pretty laid back and hasn't given me much guidance, fashion-wise, because she's been so busy with wedding planning. Any tips would be much appreciated! --Proud DOB Congrats to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 31, 2012

Disney Characters Go Under The Knife For Barneys’ Holiday Campaign

In the latest installment of fashion's never-ending quest to butcher every chaste relic of childhood, Barneys New York has cast beloved Disney characters as this year's subjects of their famed holiday campaign. They aren't quite the precious figures you might recall; in fact, the luxury department store has given these familiar faces a bit of…

By: Rachel Krause / August 31, 2012

Tori Spelling Gives Birth To Baby Finn!

Tori Spelling gave birth to baby number four: Finn Davey McDermott was born last night. [Us Weekly] The cover of Pippa Middleton's party planning book is out. The crazy thing is 400 pages and costs $50. [Betty Confidential] Remembering Princess Diana 15 years after her death. [Socialite Life] New couple alert, maybe: Heidi Klum i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2012

7 Types Of People You’ll Meet While Canvassing For A Political Campaign

With election season upon us, the call is out for campaign volunteers, and many of us are hitting the pavement to help the candidates and causes we believe in. Besides phone-banking, the most common form of civic engagement is canvassing, which basically consists of hanging out on the street with a clipboard or going door…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 31, 2012

Will You Be Wearing Matching Lips And Nails This Fall?

So I guess matching your lipstick to your nail polish is kind of a thing now? A bevy of designers, from Giorgio Armani to Zac Posen, walked coordinating shades down the runway last season, but something about its slightly contrived nature led me to believe it was just one of those things that wouldn't take…

By: Rachel Krause / August 31, 2012
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