Archive: Oct 2012

Tales Of First Dates During Hurricane Sandy

I was kind of bowled over to hear that not just one but TWO of my close friends had planned first dates during Hurricane Sandy. WHAT? I say this as a person who HATES staying inside my apartment for too long, but seriously, I don’t care how amazing the guy was, I wouldn’t have stepped…

Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2012

Rachel Zoe’s Son Skylar Is Being Adorable Again

Poor Amelia is still stuck without power or internet, so I feel like it’s my duty to pick up the slack on the cute celebrity baby beat til she’s back online. So, to fulfill our quota for the day, here’s a picture of Rachel Zoe’s big, serious baby Skylar Berman toddling around Kitson Kids. Just…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Watch The New Trailer For “The Carrie Diaries”

The new trailer for “The Carrie Diaries,” starring AnnaSophia Robb as the young Carrie Bradshaw, is out and it’s the fun froth you would expect. You’ve got to hand it to the “Sex & The City” franchise: they sure are dedicated to fantasy! We’re not sure how many suburban girls fresh off the boat from…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 10 Things You’re Probably Overreacting About

In the early stages of dating, decoding and deciphering signals can be the hardest part. What’s his normal behavior? What’s his I really like you behavior? What’s his I’m about to ghost you behavior? It’s all a bit murky when you’re not familiar with a person’s normal modus operandi. And it creates a perfect storm…

Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2012

Man Sues His Wife For Giving Birth To Ugly Baby, Wins $120,000

Once upon a time, a man in northern China named Jian Feng married the girl of his dreams, and soon his beautiful wife gave birth to a baby girl. And that’s where this fairytale ends, because Feng took one look at his newborn daughter and declared that she was extraordinarily ugly. Since Feng believed that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

This Cat Is What I Look Like When I’m Watching My Stories

Is there anything funnier than a cat sitting up like a person? How about a cat sitting up like a person watching TV? Not bad, Internet, not bad. [YouTube]

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Julie Gerstein / October 30, 2012

10 Inappropriate Celeb Tweets About Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday the east coast was slammed by a devastating natural disaster, and you know what that means: celebs are tweeting about it. Many famous tweeters had heartfelt thoughts or well wishes to share, but a few of them weren’t quite so tactful. We’ve compiled 10 of the most inappropriate celeb tweets about Hurricane Sandy, from…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Olivia Munn’s Gets Graphic

Olivia Munn wore this graphic Peter Pilotto dress to the International Women’s Media Foundation’s 2012 Courage in Journalism Awards. I kind of like it, but I don’t know, the sleeves seem a bit unnecessary and clunky. Plus, I’d take it up a couple inches, too. What do you think?
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Julie Gerstein / October 30, 2012

Men Explain Why They Think Catcalling Works

“Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” is a show I keep meaning to start watching, especially because of skits like this. Kamau hit the streets to talk to talk about street harassment, asking women how it makes them feel and asking men why they do it. Surprise, surprise, boys: Yelling “Check out that ass!” at…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

The Soapbox: Trying to Make Sense Of The NYC Nanny Murders

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

Last week, two young children, Leo and Lulu Krim, were allegedly stabbed to death by their nanny in their home in Manhattan. The children’s mother discovered the bodies as Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny, began to hack at her own throat. Although the nanny survived, she is hospitalized and…

Kate McGuinness / October 30, 2012

Thank Goodness For Pretty Thank You Cards

Finding the motivation to send a proper thank you note is almost impossible–unless I have a stack of beautiful thank you notes sitting on my desk, in which case I’m so excited to use them that I start thanking everyone for everything. Thank you, 5th grade teacher, for believing in me! Thank you, best friend,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Edward Furlong Arrested For Domestic Violence At Airport

Onetime teen heartthrob and current troubled adult Edward Furlong was arrested this morning at the Los Angeles airport on felony domestic violence charges. Furlong was arguing with his girlfriend around 1am when he allegedly grabbed her arm, leaving visible marks, TMZ reports. Read more …

Newser / October 30, 2012

Good Job, Internet! The Best Hurricane Sandy Memes

What do you do when you’re forced to stay home from work with bottles of booze and a flickering Internet connection? Make Hurricane Sandy themed memes, of course. I found all these on Tumblr and Facebook.
If you see any great memes floating around, email me at and I’ll update this gallery with the…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

Coco Endures Hurricane Sandy The Only Way She Knows How

Coco from “Ice Loves Coco” held a one-woman wet tee shirt contest in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. Given how it appears she lives right on the water in New Jersey, I’m surprised she wasn’t evacuated.  [Daily Mail UK]
David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon both taped their nightly talk shows to empty theater…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

UPDATE: A Hurricane Sandy Update

As you might have heard, Hurricane Sandy was absolutely brutal as it plowed through the New York City area. It left hundreds of thousands (maybe millions at this point) of people without power. Amelia is one of those affected. She’s fine, reading by candlelight, I presume, with Lucca at her feet, eating non-perishables. Jessica, Julie,…

Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2012

7 Things I Am Qualified To Explain To Middle-Aged Republican Men

It seems like every day another Republican politician is bloviating about the definition of rape as if he, a middle-aged man, is the true authority on the subject. As Tina Fey said so perfectly in her speech at the Center for Reproductive Rights, “If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a $2…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Awesome Mom’s Reaction When Her Black Son Wanted To Be A Princess

Last week we watched an interesting social experiment on the TV show “What Would You Do?” where actors playing a mom and kids went to a Halloween costume store looking for non-gender-conforming costumes. A little boy begged to be a princess and a little girl begged to be Spiderman, while nosy shoppers (mostly) discouraged the…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

Comedienne Issa Rae’s New Project: “The Michelle Obama Diaries”

The First Lady puts on a polite face in public. But you know behind closed doors, she’s talking some shit about Ann Romney’s horse and Mitt’s orange spray tan. Check out this new webseries by comedienne Issa Ray, of “Awkward Black Girl,” fame that imagines just what it is Michelle Obama is thinking … but…

Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 2012

An Adorable Echidna Puggle Belly & 13 Other Animal Bellies To Help You Weather Any Storm

Have you ever seen an echidna puggle? Until earlier today, we didn’t even know something called an echidna puggle even existed. But then one of these little guys was orphaned and found on a dirt track near Australia’s Central Coast. Look at this cutie! Look at his little belly! He’s currently being hand-reared at Sydney&#8217…

Julie Gerstein / October 30, 2012

Anderson Cooper’s Daytime Talk Show Cancelled

Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show “Anderson Live” has been cancelled after two klassy seasons of Honey Boo Boo, Meow the morbidly obese stray cat, and “Human Barbie Mom.” Poor guy. Now he’ll only have one show on TV bearing his name. [People]
President Obama says he’s “not worried” about Hurricane Sandy’s effect o…

Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2012
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