Archive: Nov 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Let’s Get Ready To Play Dysfunctional Family Bingo!


Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah, everyone! If you’re like the vast majority of people, then your family is at least a little bit dysfunctional. Why not turn this year’s awkward moments, blowout fights, and tense dinner table debates into a super fun game? Just print out this handy Dysfunctional Family Bingo Card and mark off each square…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I’m Thankful For My Weekly 12-Step Meeting

A quick note on anonymity. Support group meetings like these are anonymous. The stories told by others and their names are not to leave the room and therefore all references will be very vague and general, with only a specific focus on my takeaway as it pertains to my situation. I’m also not attempting to

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2013

Dream Or Nightmare: A Kentucky Fried Chicken-Scented Candle

I recently went on a fall candle shopping spree, so every room of my house is now filled with blissful smells like balsam wood, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, firewood, and cranberry peppermint. But you know what scent is missing from my candle lineup? KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN. Luckily, a Kentucky candlemaker named Kathy Werking has created just such…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2013

Former ESPN Editor Warns Son To Get Texts Proving Consent To Sex

Never have sex with a girl unless she’s sent you a text that proves the sexual relationship is consensual beforehand.  And it’s a good idea to even follow up any sexual encounter with a tasteful text message saying how you both enjoyed being with one another — even if you never plan on hooking u…

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Watch This: Amber Riley Wins “Dancing With The Stars,” Has Some Inspiring Words For Women

The gorgeous, ebullient, and crazy-talented Amber Riley won “Dancing With The Stars” last night with her partner Derek Hough. Anyone who watched Amber’s energetic performances knows her win was well deserved, but I especially loved what she had to say to all her female fans who rooted for her this season:…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2013

Dater X: When The Single Slog Sets In

I’m just going to come out and say it: I can’t stomach being single anymore.

With the exception of a few men who’ve come and gone, lasting only a few weeks here and a few months there, I’ve been dating unsuccessfully for about four years now. There have been periods of time where…

Dater X 2.0 / November 27, 2013

Twerking On The Subway Tracks Is So Hot Right Now

Eat your heart out, Miley Cyrus. Anyone can hump Robin Thicke’s Beetlejuice costume on a stage full of people. But it takes real cojones — and, um, possibly a death wish — to jump down on the tracks of the New York City subway system and twerk on the rails. DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME,…

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Prince Harry Says George Is A Screaming Child, Prefers Antartica

Harry’s currently in Antarctica for his trek to the South Pole, and he’s given an interview about his thoughts on the upcoming journey and his family’s reaction to him on such a dangerous undertaking. He explained that Prince William was jealous of his trip, adding, “My brother, yeah, I think he’s just quite jealous that I managed to get…

Celeb Dirty Laundry / November 27, 2013

#KanyeJobTitles Is The Internet’s Best Response To Kanye’s Latest Boast

Nope, not quite done talking about Kanye’s Big Day Out yet! One of the other notable quotes that came out of Kanye’s mouth yesterday, beyond all the gushing he did about Kim Kardashian, was when he, while telling Angie Martinez why he was dropping Nike and starting a partnership with Adidas, explained his intension to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2013

Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi & Prince William Sing “Livin’ On A Prayer”

Prince William joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift onstage for a royal rendition of “Livin’ On A Prayer” and it was quite cute. [Celebitchy]
Jennifer Love Hewitt gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Autumn. The actress also secretly married the baby’s father, her “Client List” costar Brian Hallisay.

Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Kanye On Kim: “The Most Beautiful Woman Of All Time”

Hey, how was your day yesterday? Chances are it was probably more chill than Kanye West’s, who made the interview rounds in NYC Tuesday, with his fiancee Kim Kardashian by his side. Some of the interviews were cordial and fun and Kanye was in a good mood — like when he and Kim sat dow…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2013

11 Ways To Recreate A “Friends”-Style Thanksgiving (In GIFs!)

There’s nothing I love more than sitting down with a heaping bowl of stuffing and rewatching “Friends” Thanksgiving episodes. Providing us with some of the best Turkey Day episodes of all time, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Rachel brought it EVERY year, leaving me wondering what the holidays would be like if I were…

Katie Oldenburg / November 27, 2013

Let’s Watch Harry Styles Lift Weights

One Direction has posted a video of their workout routine, and it’s every bit as adorable and energetic as you’d think. Harry Styles, who says he’s “training to be Thor,” let’s us all in on his Bikram yoga routine. Hot yoga? I’m impressed. These guys are simply too cute. GIF after the jump! [NYMag.com]…

Claire Hannum / November 27, 2013

Frisky Eats: 11 Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Will Impress Your In-Laws

This Thanksgiving, make it your mission to blow your hard-to-impress in-laws or crotchety relatives away with something other than the expected bottle of wine or pumpkin pie. May we recommend that you come armed to Thanksgiving dinner with a simple side dish that is super easy to make, but seems like you slaved away all…

Ami Angelowicz / November 27, 2013

Alec Baldwin Speaks Out About MSNBC Firing, Denies Using Slur

Alec Baldwin spoke to the New York City blog Gothamist on his firing from MSNBC today and insisted he never used the phrase “faggot,” when he allegedly called a paparazzo a “cocksucking faggot.” Explained the “30 Rock” actor, ” I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a…

Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

11 Women You Didn’t Know JFK Slept With During His Time In The White House

Someone call Shonda Rhimes, because it looks like Scandal‘s President Grant may have taken a page or two out of Jack Kennedy’s philanderous playbook. During the Kennedy family’s tragically too short time in the White House, hubby Jack got laid by 11 women who were definitely not his wife. We’ve all heard the rumors that he…

College Candy / November 26, 2013

Supreme Court To Take Up Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

The case filed by Hobby Lobby, a craft store owned by Christians who don’t believe in birth control and refuses to cover it under the Affordable Care Act, is headed to the Supreme Court. In March 2014, the highest court in the land will take up the question of whether a company can refuse…

Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

I Wouldn’t Have Pegged Kim Kardashian As A Chicago Fan

The band, not the musical (although I bet she prefers the movie). But a Chicago T is exactly what Kim is wearing for a casual day of strolling daughter North West around in the the freezing cold in NYC. I wonder what her favorite song is? “I Don’t Want To Live Without Your Love”? “You’re…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2013

Blackface Solange Knowles Costume Doesn’t Go Over So Well For White French Elle Editor

Elle France beauty editor Jeanne Deroo has learned the hard way that, nope, dressing up in blackface to “honor” your favorite musician, Solange Knowles, isn’t okay.

Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2013

Style Stealer: Kim Kardashian Does Black From Head To Toe

Something about New York City style that I’ve yet to fully embrace: people here wear a lot of black, especially in the colder months. Like, black from head to toe. Nothing chicer! I’ve heard it said. I actually love black and would wear it more often, if not for the fact that my dog Lucca is a big time…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2013
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