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Inside 5 Celebrity Yard Sales

This past weekend, Teri Hatcher threw a garage sale at her house and raised $20,000 for Los Angeles charities. The sale was invite-only, and browsers paid $50 smackeroos to get in the door, though Teri did treat them to her favorite cupcakes, flown in for the occasion from Coral Gables, Florida. Some items for sale included Coach purses, Disney hotel packages, boots signed by Eva Longoria Parker, never-worn clothes, and toys. Hatcher was joined by guests like Camryn Manheim from “The Practice” and Jane Lynch from “Glee.” Hatcher says the garage sale was her daughter’s idea, but apparently she enjoyed herself. “You get motivated by the giving,” she said. “I can’t wait for the next one!” [People]

Interestingly, celebrities seem to throw yard sales all the time. And thank goodness, since they no doubt have better stuff than busted toasters and some scratched-up records. Keep reading »

What’s The Point Of This Artist’s “Rape Tunnel?”

This is Richard Whitehurst, a Clevelad, OH based artist. His latest project is a 22 foot long tunnel made out of plywood, which leads to a small “project room.” If you choose to go through the tunnel, you should know something. When you get to the room, Whitehurst will be waiting, and he’s going to rape you. Um, what?

According to Whitehurst:

“I’ve constructed a 22 ft tunnel out of plywood that leads into the project room. There is no way in or out of the project room except for this tunnel. As you travel through the tunnel, it gets smaller and smaller, making it so that you have to crawl and put yourself in a submissive position in order to reach the tunnel’s destination. At the end of the tunnel the subject will find me waiting in the project room and I’ll try to the best of my ability to overpower and rape the person who crawls through.”

Okay, so what’s the point of this little art project? Is it rape if the “victim” enters into the tunnel willingly, knowing what lies again? Jessica suggested maybe it has something to do with the nature of consent, but I think he could be making some sort of convoluted point about how much responsibility victims hold for the crimes against them. More than likely, however, he could just be being SHOCKING and CONTROVERSIAL for the sake of attention. He does emphasize, “I want to make it clear that I plan to make the experience as unpleasant as I possibly can to anyone who dares to crawl through the tunnel. I will try to the best of my ability to make them regret their decision.”

Regardless, what is anyone getting out of this little art project? This is an example of something I consistently despise about shock art — the message isn’t clear and isn’t meant for anyone but the academic elite to digest. We — meaning you and I and everyone else not smart enough to “get” the point — are not “supposed” to understand. It’s not meant for us. But I believe real art should be meant for the masses — that’s not to say it should be simplistic, but art should make everyone think, not just those with an Ivy League degree or pretentious sense of self-importance. Here’s to hoping a 300 lb man comes crawling through Whitehurst’s rape tunnel! Good luck, buddy. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Robbers Steal $400K Worth Of Underwear And Pantyhose

Last week in an intricately planned heist, thieves stole about $400,000 worth of underwear, tights, garters, stockings, and shoes from a truck making deliveries to the chain store Next. How? They cut open the sides of the parked vehicle. The Leicestershire Police have no leads, and only know that the robbery occurred between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. Given the sheer quantity of items stolen, they believe that there was probably more than one thief and that a vehicle was used to move the goods. In an effort to gather information, cops have asked people to “keep a lookout for anyone selling the items described” or to contact them “if you know someone who has acquired items similar to those we described … and you are suspicious of how they obtained them.” Basically, the po po has absolutely no idea who stole this stuff and are totally screwed unless someone walks by sporting it all at once. What we want to know is, why are these people wasting their time robbing pantyhose trucks? With those cop-confounding skills, they could be robbing banks. Perhaps they’re gathering pantyhose disguises for the largest bank robbery ever? [Metro] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Get Your Claws Into Some Fast Food

Fast food and acrylic nails — two things that aren’t doing women any favors. [Offbeat Earth via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

What The Hell Is “Rape-Rape”?


We’ve already posted about Roman Polanski being arrested this weekend for that decades-old “sex with a minor” conviction, but after watching the ladies of “The View” argue over the issue this morning, I felt compelled to write more. For starters, in the clip above, Whoopi Goldberg, who I never expected to be a rape apologist, coins a term I’ve never heard before — “rape-rape.” Apparently “rape-rape” is NOT when you drug a 13-year-old girl with alcohol and a Quaalude and then have anal sex with her. That’s something else that’s, apparently, not as bad. WTF? Keep reading »

Eww, “Mad Men,” Eww


“Mad Men” has been a lil’ up and down for me this season, with some serious highs — the “everyone has a talent” episode! — and lows — slowwwwww moving storylines, for one. On last night’s episode, something totally climactic happened, but it gave me a case of the pukes. Yes, “I wanna take you in that bedroom, lock the door, take your clothes off with my teeth, throw you on the bed, and give you a go-around like you’ve never had,” is a hot pick-up line — but uttered by Duck?! VOMS.
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Smelly Germans And Lazy Laddies Top The List Of Worst Lovers

According to a survey of 15,000 women, German men are considered the worst lovers in bed, thanks to poor hygiene, while “lazy” Englishmen and “too quick to finish” Swedes came in second and third. Latin men are apparently the best in bed, with Spanish men, Brazilians, and Italians coming in first, second, and third. OnePoll.com determined the results after polling women in 20 countries on the best and worst lovers of other nations and then asking them to explain their reasoning. For the full list of the men ranked, click after the jump. Keep reading »

What Do You Have To Atone For This Yom Kippur?

Happy Yom Kippur! Today is the Jewish Day of Atonement and while some of us are members of the tribe (Simcha, Kate), others of us are not, but still consider this a great day to reflect on some of the sins we’ve committed and would like to repent for. We bare our souls (some anonymously) and bow our heads after the jump, and urge you to atone away in the comments! Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Khloe Kardashian Gets Married, But Is It Legal?

  • So, Khloe Kardashian married her boyfriend of one second, Lamar Odom, on Sunday. However, because they wanted E! to pick up the tab (in exchange for it being filmed for her reality show), they didn’t have time to work out the pre-nup deets and, therefore, it might not be legally binding? [Page Six] — Whatever, I still think this wedding was of the shotgun variety.
  • Hey, Jude Law is a pig! He’s supposedly refusing to see his infant daughter until a DNA test proves he’s the father. [Daily Express]
  • OMG, Javier Bardem totes went to the gyno with Penelope Cruz which means she must be pregnant!!! [NY Daily News] — Or he was just nice enough to come along to her pap smear?
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    The Edgy Olympics!

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    Lately I’ve noticed that more and more R&B, hip-hop, and pop stars are going the way of Rihanna and edging out their looks. Whether it’s rocking a fauxhawk, going with crazy colored nail polish and lipstick, sporting the oddest ’80s-inspired threads, or cropping their hair, today’s music scene It Girls are in competition to prove who is the edgiest. Keep clicking to see what I’m talking about …
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