Archive: Feb 2012

“Downton Abbey”‘s Lady Sybil Crawley Is A Jewelry Model Now

Lady Sybil Crawley on “Downton Abbey” is my new girl crush and not just because she’s a rabblerousing feminist. The actress who plays Sybil, named Jessica Brown Findlay, is a jaw-droppingly lovely “English rose,” as they say. Jewelry designer Dominic Jones must agree, because he’s hired Jessica to appear in ads for his new jewelry…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Women Rule When It Comes To Words

Women! Our strange vocal tics and annoying upspeak patterns are actually groundbreaking and important, so says science. Linguists now say that a lot of the vocal embellishments women and girls use are actually a lot more sophisticated and refined than previously thought. Take that, Valley Girl doubters!

Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

You Caption It: What’s Happening Here?

Fashion! It’s all glitz, glamor … and … strange … alien … bug people? Well sure, if this photo from the Sergei Grinko fashion show in Milan is at all accurate. But what is it? I’m going with Zoidberg’s girlfriend, but best answer in the comments gets a gold star! …

Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

The Soapbox: Why We Should Stop Snarking On Angelina Jolie’s Thinness

Angelina Jolie, despite the fact that she was not a nominee, was the talk of the Academy Awards. There was the whole Leg Thrusting Debacle — the actress was quite dramatic about using the high slit on her dress to display her right leg — but the blogosphere was also exploding with comments and questio…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2012

Santigold And I Agree LMFAO Is The Worst

“I’m sorry, but LMFAO performed at the Super Bowl? Aren’t they a joke band? That type of shit makes me cry.”
– Musician Santigold on musical the worsts, LMFAO. Do you guys know that LMFAO has a song called “Sorry for Party Rocking?” If they were really sorry, they’d crawl into a hole and sto…

Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad “Lin” puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word “chink” is unacceptable for an ESPN headline.

His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Girl Talk: Please Don’t Invite Me To Your Pity Party

Anyone who thinks that women are the needy gender when it comes to Valentine’s Day was not up in my inbox on this particular Hallmark holiday.

Without fail I receive three phone calls on the special day, whether or not I am in a relationship. One call comes from my mother — who,…

Annie James / February 28, 2012

AnnaSophia Robb Snags The Lead In “The Carrie Diaries”

Understandably, the role of a high school-aged Carrie Bradshaw is highly coveted among legions of young actresses, but the character that led Sarah Jessica Parker to enduring fame leaves behind some seriously big shoes (Manolos, naturally) for a starlet to fill. “The Carrie Diaries,” Candace Bushnell’s prequel novel to the much-loved series, is coming to…

Rachel Krause / February 28, 2012

Hank For Senate: Cat Runs For Office In Virginia

The race for a Senate seat from Virginia may evolve into a cat fight now that one Springfield resident has tossed his collar into the ring.
Hank may not be the typical political animal: he has spent time on the streets; he’s never voted; and he really doesn’t seem to like wearing clothes to do…

Huffington Post Weird News / February 28, 2012

Shopping Guide: 12 Totally Springy Accessories

While it might not quite be spring weather, that doesn’t mean you can’t get warm up your cold weather wardrobe with a few colorful accessories. Bright scarves, necklaces, earrings and belts can help take your outfits from wintery to warm. Check out these cute key pieces!

Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

A Countertop Laundromat

Someday, my dream is to own a home, modest in size, but with room for its very own washer and dryer. Oh, to be able to wash my own clothes without having to spend an hour and a half at the sketchy laundromat three blocks away! If you’re one of the many people who does not live…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2012

Morning Quickies: Did Miley Cyrus Have Sex Under A Table At An Oscars Party?

Blind Gossip seems to be suggesting Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth had sex underneath a table at the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday night. If this is true — and I hope it is — I tip my hat to you, Miley! [Crushable
Sherri Shepherd from “The View” and Urkel,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

10 Totally Bangable Hot Royal Dudes

Yeah, yeah, Prince “Hot Ginge” Harry is cute, but he’s not the only royal hottie out there. In fact, we’ve uncovered a whole slew of really attractive, eligible princes and royal family members from around Europe. Click through to check ‘em out, and feel free to commence with your own princess fantasies, stat.

Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2012

Oscar Style Inspiration: Pretty Peplums

Tina Fey and Michelle Williams were two of the best dressed stars at the Academy Awards, and what did their gorgeous gowns have in common? Peplums! What’s a peplum, you ask? It’s a flared piece of fabric that creates an exaggerated hourglass shape. Peplums are super trendy right now and popping up on everything from…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 28, 2012

13 Chest Hairstyles That Won’t Get You Laid

I guess sometimes men get bored and think it’s a good idea to style their chest hair. Guys, this is a really bad idea, especially if you ever want to get laid again. Click through to see some of the most ill-advised manscaping of all time. …

Ami Angelowicz / February 28, 2012

Evening Quickies: Katy Perry’s “Interview” Cover Channels Elizabeth Taylor And/Or Megan Fox

Yep, that’s Katy Perry on the cover of Interview magazine. For real. Amelia thinks she looks like Megan Fox. [HuffPost Style]
Uma Thurman is expecting a baby with her boyfriend, Arpad Busson. This will be a third kiddie for Uma, who had two children with ex-husband Ethan Hawke. [People]
Natalie Portman and…

Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2012

Today’s Lady News: WA Pharmacies Don’t Have To Sell Plan B, Judge Rules

Pharmacies in Washington state are no longer required to carry the morning-after pill/Plan B following a ruling by a district judge. Two pharmacies had claimed that being forced to provide the morning-after pill infringed on their freedom of religion. [Nerve]
Jan Berenstain, the children’s book author who co-wrote The Berenstain Bears series with…

Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2012

Actress Sean Young Arrested For Allegedly Fighting With Guard During Post-Oscar Party

Actress Sean Young, who appeared inBlade Runner and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, was placed under citizen’s arrest by security at Sunday night’s Governors Ball after the Oscars. She allegedly got into a fight with a security guard.
Sources told TMZ that Young allegedly got into a fight with a security guard at the ball, which is hosted by the…

The Celebrity Cafe / February 27, 2012

February 27: What Are We Wearing Today?

Winooooooonaaaaaaa is here!!!! She is just as lovely and adorable and funny in person. We all have that “Winona’s in town” glow so if we look extra nice today, that’s why. Click on to see what we’re wearing today.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 27, 2012

Jennifer Aniston On Adopting Her New Puppy Sophie

“We were [at the shelter] for three hours. I was almost walking out with three puppies. That’s why we named her Sophie, because it was [like] ‘Sophie’s Choice.’ I was crying – it was so hard. … Sophie came right up to us. That was sort of a big indicator – they choose you.”
– Jennifer

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 27, 2012
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