“The Bachelorette” debuts tonight, and I’ll be liveblogging all the action. In anticipation, I checked out the 30 guys who will be vying for Jillian Harris’ heart (nearly half will be sent home by the end of tonight’s episode). While the jury is out on their personalities, I’m not so psyched on the incredible sameness of the guys ABC picked. I realize not nearly as many men must apply to be on “The Bachelorette” as the number of women who apply to be on “The Bachelor,” but surely there could have been some diversity? All the guys are between 25 and 35 (seriously, 25?), sport polo shirts, and have manly jobs like “pilot,” “pizza entrepreneur,” and “lifeguard.” Based on the information, I went with my gut and guessed who would be my five favorites this season. Check their stats out after the jump … Keep reading »
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Last week I had a new OK Cupid date, this time with someone who fit my type. You see, I have a type that I wish were my type: guys in plaid, guys who are sensitive, guys who look like they’d be friends with Ryan Gosling, guys who are over 5’9″. And then I have my real type: the guy who I’m inexplicably drawn to and drawn to me, too. This type of guy is dark-haired, under 5’9″, and extremely confident.
This latest guy (let’s call him the Sneakerhead) fit my type to a T, but he had some bonus features: a cool sneaker collection (you can tell a lot about a guy by his shoes), a good tan (a product of his half-Argentinian ancestry), he was a hip-hop fan, and he wears glasses. Oh, and he has a tattoo. And he doesn’t have a doughboy body. He’s my real type, plus perfection. Keep reading »
We should’ve known it was coming. In the same vein as “Nailin’ Paylin,” a porn spoof based on Nadya Suleman, the woman who birthed octuplets now known as “OctoMom,” is about to hit an adult video store near you. Naturally, the title came easily. “CoctoMom” will spoof the baby-obsessed mom’s need for sperm donors. I, for one, am frightened.
Likewise, the “Twilight” franchise is getting its own XXX movie in the form of “Twilight of Virginity,” which, I guess, is about vampires sucking blood and popping cherries. Which of these two do you think will be the most successful? [Examiner] Keep reading »
Performing at 17th Life Ball, which benefits AIDS and HIV patients. [Vienna, Austria, 5/17/09] Keep reading »
“Probably the sexiest woman I know is my mother. She’s an ethereal angel. Nobody looks like that woman. If I could meet my mother and marry her, I would. I would be with my mother now, if she weren’t my mother, as sick as that sounds.”
– Shia LaBeouf in Playboy Keep reading »
Get excited, people! “The Bachelorette,” starring our favorite Papa Bach reject, Jillian Harris, debuts tomorrow! I’ll be liveblogging the show every week. Fingers crossed this season is entertaining, scandalous, and filled with dudes way hotter than Jason Mesnick. Keep reading »
In Bad Mother, author Ayelet Waldman encourages women to aspire to be “not bad” mothers and resist the pressure to meet the extremely high standards of success that society has for women and motherhood. Waldman wants women to stop trying so hard and just be. She argues that mothers can and should be honest, flawed, and, yes, selfish sometimes — your ability to care for your children will not suffer.
Waldman’s book is a welcome change from the usual motherhood self-help nonsense that lines the shelves at Barnes & Noble. The book deal was struck after Waldman wrote a controversial piece for the New York Times‘s “Modern Love” column a few years ago. In “Truly, Madly, Guiltily,” she wrote about loving her husband, author Michael Chabon, more than their four children. Her confession came about after observing how many other mothers didn’t seem to have as active a sex life with their husbands, a fact she attributed to their focus on being moms rather than wives.
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What do you think he’s got in there? PB&J sandwich? Ham and cheese? Lunchables? [NYC, 5/15/09] Keep reading »
Sometimes I think men get a raw deal. There are so many assumptions and rumors about what guys are attracted to and what they have sexual fantasies about — often perpetuated by magazines, websites, and books that speak to them (Men’s Health, I’m talking to you!). Ultimately, I think most of these are myths. For example, do men really have a virgin fantasy? Are they actually turned on by the idea of deflowering someone? I asked my guys on IM … Keep reading »