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The Season Premiere Of “My Strange Addiction” Features “Maskers” (AKA Something New To Haunt Your Nightmares)

The Season Premiere Of "My Strange Addiction" Features "Maskers" (AKA Something New To Haunt Your Nightmares)
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Let’s be clear: there’s nothing “strange” about men dressing up as women; if that’s what you’re into, whether it’s just for fun, or a sexual kink, or you moonlight as a drag queen, go for it. But there is something a little odd about “maskers,” men who dress up in head-to-toe latex female doll outfits, including totally fucking nightmare-inducing face masks. Listen, if that’s what you’re into, as the dudes featured on the season premiere of “My Strange Addiction” apparently are, I’ll support your right to do just that, and acknowledge what’s strange to me might not be strange to you, but I probably am not going to want to stare your flat, expressionless, plastic face for too long as, sorry, it terrifies me. We’ll see how long I last when the episode airs on January 7.

The Girlfriend Of Walmart Shooting Victim John Crawford III Died In A New Year’s Day Car Crash

The Girlfriend Of Walmart Shooting Victim John Crawford III Died In A New Year's Day Car Crash

Talk about an additional tragic turn in an already tragic story: Tasha Thomas, the girlfriend of John Crawford III, the man who was shot and killed by police in a Cleveland-area Walmart as the couple talked on the phone, died in a New Year’s Day car crash. Police say Thomas was a passenger in a car being driven by Frederick Bailey, 30, on New Year’s Day when the car, which was allegedly going 90-100 miles per hour, hit a pole and overturned multiple times. Both Thomas and Bailey were thrown from the vehicle and were killed. Police were able to identify her because her address matched the address Thomas gave to police when she was interrogated following Crawford’s death. His passing, along with the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others, spawned the Black Lives Matter movement, which has brought police brutality, particularly against Black men, into the national spotlight.

“It’s just tragic,” Michael Wright, the Crawford family’s attorney, told the Guardian Friday, “It is a sad set of circumstances continuing from what happened at Walmart.” Our hearts go out to Thomas and Bailey’s loved ones. [Guardian]

If I Was A Rich Celebrity With All The Money, I Would Hire Anh Co Tran To Be My Personal Hairstylist

Hell, if I was a rich celebrity with all the money, I would hire Anh Co Tran to do all of your hair too, dammit, that’s just how awesome I think he is. You get a haircut, and you get a haircut, and you get a haircut — we all get HAIRCUTS! The LA-based hairstylist is known for his soft undercut, which gives hair of all lengths and types what he calls a “lived-in” look. He’s all about embracing the hair’s natural wave, which he emphasizes with a curling wand, alternating the direction of each curl starting with away from the face in the front, then towards the face, then away, etc. so you don’t get that weird, sausage curl look.

I don’t live in LA, so I can’t get a cut from Tran himself, but I showed my hairstylist friend one of Tran’s haircuts for inspiration and she jumped for joy because he’s apparently one of her hair gurus. She did a kick ass job recreating his soft undercut on my hair, giving me one of the best ‘dos I’ve had in years. So, if you’re in need of a fresh new look and want some inspiration to pass along to your hairstylist before they start chopping, click through this gallery of some of Tran’s best cuts for women with straight, wavy and curly hair and see if one speaks to you! [Mister Anh Co Tran]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is A Married Man!

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt married his super accomplished girlfriend, Tasha McCauley, who founded a robotics company, in a secret ceremony on December 20. Another good one off the market! Mazels and stuff. [NYMag.com]
  • Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82. [People]
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin were spotted on a dinner date, so maybe their romance isn’t over? [People] Keep reading »

Amelia’s 5 Favorite Things From 2014

Amelia's 5 Favorite Things From 2014

Sure, there’s the stuff that shows up on roundups of the year’s most popular music, movies, TV shows, books, trendy lettuces, vibrators, painful caught-on-video mishaps, or what have you. But a better way to sum up your own year in culture is to take a look at the things that really hit home and stuck with you. Here are the five things Amellia discovered and loved the most in 2014! Keep reading »

Macklemore On Race In America: “As A White Person, We Have To Listen”

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  • Macklemore gave a great interview with NYC’s Hot 97 in which he discusses white cultural appropriation of hip-hop and what white people can do to support the Black Lives Matter movement. (I don’t think he explained that pencil thin ‘stache though.) [Hot 97]
  • Giada DeLaurentiis has split from her husband of 11 years. You know, I kinda can’t help but wonder if this is tied to Matt Lauer’s split from his wife — there have been rumors that something has gone on between Giada and Matt. Hmmmm…. [Us Weekly]
  • This interview Bill Cosby did in early November features some … odd comments about the relationship between the characters of Cliff and Clare Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.” [News One] Keep reading »
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