Archive: Jan 2013

Lena Dunham Writing HBO Show About Bergdorf’s Personal Shopper

Lena Dunham has been hired to write a new HBO show about a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper, based on the memoir of 85-year-old Betty Halbreich. [Racked] Hide your boobies! A North Carolina state representative introduced a bill today to clarify the indecent exposure law to come down harder against nipples. (See what I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2013

Tennessee Reintroduces “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Tennessee's state Senate has reintroduced a bill that would ban elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality because it is not "natural" reproduction. The bill reads that anything other than natural reproduction is "sensitive," "inappropriate," and "best explained and discussed in the home." Clearly if children are not exposed to gayness, they will never…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2013

Tara Reid Hangs Out With Her Bizarre BFFs, Trades Hair Tips

The caption on this photo says "Tara Reid takes Jedward out on the town," as if Jedward--who skyrocketed to ersatz-fame when they competed in Eurovision a few years ago--are her pet beagles or something. And maybe they are! She has hung out with…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013

January 31: What Are We Wearing Today?

Last day of January, WTF? Click on to see what we're wearing today....
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

Cristóbal Balenciaga Preferred To Dress Fat Women

An all-too-common complaint about fashion designers today is that they don't produce clothes in nearly enough sizes. Size and weight are similarly loaded subjects within the industry, and fashion's apparent favoritism towards the thin and thinner is hardly unchartered topical territory. The house of Balenciaga, newly helmed by Alexander Wang following beloved creative director Nicola…
By: Rachel Krause / January 31, 2013

Watch Eve Ensler’s “Man Prayer,” A Prayer For All Men

February 14th isn't just Valentine's Day: it's also V-Day, the day dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women. The playwright Eve Ensler, whose play "The Vagina Monologues" is performed all over the country on V-Day to raise money for local shelters and crises centers which help women, is commemorating this year with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2013

9 Photos Of Beyonce Prepping For Her Super Bowl Half-Time Performance

Will you be watching this Sunday's Super Bowl? I will probably tune in, as I love any excuse to nosh on various chips, dips and crudites and holler at the TV about men in tight outfits. I think I'm rooting for the 49ers, mostly because I went to school in Santa Cruz, CA, which is,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

Kim Kardashian Leaves Gym With First Signs Of A Baby Bump Or Just Lots Of Layers

Consider this my one and only contribution to the Kimye Baby Bump Watch Spectacle 2013. I hate myself. [Photos: Pacific Coast News]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

This Alexander Wang Video Seems A Little Racist-y, No?

This new Alexander Wang video features a slew of famous faces: Alessandra Ambrosio, A$AP Rocky, Shannan Click, Simon Doonan and Natasha Lyonne -- and an extremely fake pregnancy belly. But the main star is Anjelah Johnson, who reprises her "Mad TV" character Bon Qui Qui as a new salesperson in Wang's flagship boutique. In thi…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013

Style 911: What Do I Wear With These Velvet Maroon Pants?

"I could really use your advice about this pair of velvet Levi's that I bought. I have been a jeans-only girl my entire life, so the last time I was at the mall I decided to be a little adventurous and went ahead and bought these pants without any thought as to how…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013

Learning Disabled Man Is Court Ordered Not To Have Sex

A UK man, only known as "Alan," was deemed intellectually incapable of having sex by a High Court. In a case that the judge called “legally, intellectually and morally” complex, Alan, a 41-year-old with an IQ of 48 (considered moderately learning disabled), was found incapable of having the capacity to consent, and therefore, of engaging…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2013

Rachel Maddow Has Some Advice For Republicans On How To Talk About Rape

Did you know that House Republicans go on a retreat every year? (I imagine Democrats do the same, by the way.) Do they serve tea sandwiches and practice trust falls? Who knows. On last night's "Rachel Maddow Show," Maddow discussed one of the scheduled retreat activities we do know about (which took place between between archery…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

Girl Talk: On What It Means To Be A Real Friend

In fall of 2010, I went through maybe one of the lowest points in my life. I was dumped over IM by my live-in boyfriend (yes, that one) and due to a zillion circumstances outside of my control, my work life was in complete chaos. I walked around for weeks with a burning…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013

How Do You Feel About Teal Eye Makeup?

We've been feeling an unexpected dash of color on the eyes as of late, probably in an effort to counteract the SAD effects of gloomy winter weather. Elle Fanning is definitely a pioneer of adventurous, avant-garde fashion and makeup, but I happen to think this is one quirky liner look that anyone could…
By: Rachel Krause / January 31, 2013

Hamster Makes Pretzel Stick Its Bitch

This video, aptly titled "Mission Possible," has been my go-to for self-soothing all week. The concept is fairly simple: a hamster attempts to eat one of those giant pretzel sticks. It's a nail-biter. Will the pretzel stick fit in the hamster's body? Will it pierce through the hamster's heart and kill it? Miraculously, the hamster…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2013

I’m Not Ashamed To Love Fruity Cocktails: A Non-Beer-Drinker’s Lament

It always starts the same way: "Come out for drinks!" Maybe, I think to myself. I need to do more research. "What's the name of the place?" I ask.  "O'Dooley's Irish McIrishman Pub," someone says. I get a pit in my stomach. I fire up Google. I find the page on MenuPages. My fears are…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2013

Meet The World’s Most Idiotic Teacher, Carly McKinney (NSFW)

Carly McKinney, a 10th grade math teacher at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado, has been placed on administrative leave after a local news station found half-naked pics, photos of the 23-year-old smoking pot and  inappropriate Tweets under the handle @CarlyCrunkBear on the internet. Even though pot is legal for personal use in the state…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2013

That’s A Lot Of Look: Isabel Lucas’s Candy-Stripe Dior Mini

Isabel Lucas is a regular freakin' fashion plate, but that doesn't exempt her from falling victim to a textbook case of runway looks not translating well in real life. This minidress seemed paler, floatier, more ethereal when it was marched down the Christian Dior catwalk back in September; photographed on Isabel at the opening of…
By: Rachel Krause / January 31, 2013

Frisky Rant: “Star Wars” Vs. “Star Trek” — J.J. Abrams Needs To Pick A Side!

I need to get something off my chest. I am really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really not happy that J.J. Abrams will be directing "Star Wars: Episode VII."…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

This Disney-Obsessed Bride’s Family And Friends Must Really Like Her

When Jamie Blanke married her new husband Eric Chandler, they did it in style -- Disney style. The bride, who was raised by two Disney fanatics, really wanted to be Princess Ariel (you know, the mermaid from"A Little Mermaid"). But she didn't stop at dyed red hair, a fish-netting veil and mermaid-style dress (all of…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013
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