Archive: Oct 2012

Hitched: How I Became A Homemaker

Flipping through my mom’s old yearbooks as a kid, I was taken by the bouffant hairdos and the small-town charm of her tiny East Texas high school; I was also amazed that there appeared to be basically two clubs in the whole place. Guys got funneled into the Future Farmers of America. The young women?

By: Andrea Grimes / October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween: Here’s “The Shining” Done “Seinfeld”-Style

Adding a laugh track can make just about anything better. Witness how the '70s horror classic "The Shining" is transformed into a total comedy fest with the addition of the "Seinfeld" theme song and a friggin' laugh track. It almost, almost makes Jack Nicholson seem like a kitten. Okay, not really. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

Halle Berry Wants To Play ’60s Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

Here's a biopic we could get behind: Halle Berry is really, really interested in playing the civil rights activist Angela Davis onscreen. Halle's been saying in interviews for years that she wants to portray the professor and writer (and a professor a UC Santa Cruz, where Amelia went to school) on film. "Her story i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2012

The 8 Stages Of Being Trapped In Your Apartment For Days

1. Excitement. You've got supplies! You've got wine! You've got enough kettle corn to last for a year! You're finally going to watch all five seasons of "Breaking Bad" and people will stop making fun of you for never having seen it. You are pumped and ready to be a shut in for days, week…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 31, 2012

Henri The Cat Suffers Existential Angst On Halloween

Halloween is here and Henri the existential French cat has succumbed to the meaninglessness of it all. Alors, I don't think you can watch this without getting bummed. Sorry. [YouTube]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2012

Cee Lo Green Accused Of Sexual Battery

Cee Lo Green has been accused of sexual battery against a woman at a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The "Voice" judge denies any wrongdoing. [Evil Beet Gossip] Tina Simpson allegedly found out about Joe Simpson's rumored 21-year-old boyfriend by discovering pictures of the two together that had been taken in the Simpson's California home.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2012

7 Disconcertingly Intimate Things I Have Said To Starbucks Customers

As I've mentioned before, I used to work at Starbucks. I learned a lot during my time there, made a lot of friends, and spilled a lot of mocha powder. I also said a lot of things that were totally normal in the context of the job, but could easily be misconstrued as dirty talk…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 31, 2012

Mindy Kaling Says Gross Is Funny

“Do you remember that episode of 30 Rock where Liz got the cheap Lasik and starts crying out of her mouth? It was so funny and a bit grotesque. I just thought, This is the funniest, coolest thing ever. In The Office, I didn’t get that many opportunities to go, Yeah, I’m completely willing to

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

10 Weird, Wacky And Totally Superfluous Things You Can Buy From The Lillian Vernon Catalog

When I was a kid, my mom always got the Lillian Vernon catalog. Because that was a million years ago, it was an actual paper catalog, and I used to peruse all the weird toys and products, begging my mom to buy me yet another sticker book, or a colored pencil set. While I'm not…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

Let Me Pet You: Orphaned Walrus Edition

Hey, a baby is still a baby -- even if that baby happens to weigh a couple hundred pounds. This is Pakak, one of two orphaned baby walruses who are being cared for by the staff at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska. Palak, and his brother Mitik were orphaned after becoming separated from

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

Ladies, Skrillex Is On The Market Again, I Repeat, Skrillex Is Single

Love is dead. Wee dubstep moppet Skrillex and girlfriend Ellie Goulding have split, their love apparently a casualty of Hurricane Sandy, or STDs or whatever, who cares? Actually, according to Us, it was the travails of a long distance relationship. It's over," said a "source" who is frayuns with Goulding told the mag. "There's no bad…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

Ryan Gosling Pays Surprise Visit To Deaf School Fundraiser

Ryan Gosling is not going to let a little think like NYC being underwater to keep him from doing good deeds! He paid a surprise visit to a school event in Austin, Texas, which is raising money for the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation and posed for pics with fans. That's our boy. [Gossip

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hurricane Sandy has us all topsy turvy, which means Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Talk Presidential Debates And Other Important Stuff

I was too wrapped up trying to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy to watch last night's episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars," but this interview with the GOILS will have to suffice in the meantime. Julie Klausner chatted with the queens about important election issues (like which candidate is hotter), dressing up Halloween and…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2012

October 30: What Are We Wearing Today? Hurricane Sandy Edition

Halleloo! New York City is still a hot mess, with power outages and flooding affecting millions of people. Amelia is still without power — send positive thoughts to her and Lucca. But the show must go on and that's why we're doing What Are We Wearing Today?: Hurricane Sandy Edition. We are all working from home…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8 With … Jessica Alba?

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 yesterday, and it did so with a special celebrity guest: Jessica Alba. Microsoft invited the actress to tout the phone's "Kid's Corner" feature, which allows parents to control what apps kids have access to, touting her as a "great example of the kind of people who we think Window…

By: Newser / October 30, 2012

Ready For A Shot Of The World’s Strongest Beer?

Do you love beer but find it annoying that you have to drink so much of it to build up a nice solid buzz? Meet Armageddon beer, a Scottish concoction that's 65% alcohol by volume and, according to the company co-founder, "delivers a supersonic-charged explosion and delivers the drinker to Drunksville.” In order to create…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Hurricane-Proof Rain Boots

This whole Hurricane Sandy thing has reminded us how unpredictable and destructive weather can be -- especially if you're caught outdoors without some protective rain gear. But there's no reason you can't beat the rain and look cute, too. That's why we've combed through and found ten tough-as-nails, water-resistant pairs of colorful and cheery rai…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 30, 2012

Squirrel Accidentally Dresses Up For Halloween

I'm sure this squirrel didn't mean to get its head stuck in this Halloween decoration and scare the ever living crap out of the neighbors. But still, the results were effective. [Humor Train]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2012

Beauty How-To: How To Get An Old Hollywood Makeup Look For Halloween

Old Hollywood makeup can work well for a variety of Halloween costumes, whether you're dressing up as Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page or Jessica Rabbit from "Who Killed Roger Rabbit" (a costume we highly recommend). This makeup look works on non-Halloween days, too. It's quick, easy and very, very bold. Watch Rachel give Julie some va-va-voom…

By: The Frisky / October 30, 2012
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