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NYPD “Rape Cop” Accuser Speaks Out About Verdict

The woman who accused NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno of raping her in own home while his partner, Franklin Mata, stood watch, released a statement yesterday responding to the jury’s acquittal. The 29-year-old woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, says that the verdict “brought me to my knees” and is “overwhelmed by the support” offered by those who have chosen “to speak up in my honor.” The media has already given Moreno’s wife Julia the opportunity to trash the accuser, so I feel it’s only fair to print her statement in full, after the jump… Keep reading »

Zoe Kravitz Now Appreciates Her Parents’ Hippie Style

“I used to be a little embarrassed by how she and my dad would dress, but now I steal their clothes all the time. My dad has totally taken my Cat Stevens T-shirt, but it’s OK, I have his Black Flag one and that’s amazing. And my mum…There’s this little vintage store where she lives in Topanga Canyon [California] called Hidden Treasures. It’s just a local spot, but we’ve been living there forever, so my mum will often donate her stuff. She took a bunch of stuff down while I was away and I went there when I got back and bought five of her things. I got home and was like, ‘I can’t believe I just paid for your clothes!’ Out of everything in the store, I’d bought my mother’s things.”

– Zoe Kravitz, who stars in “X-Men: First Class,” chats with ASOS about growing up with super boho Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet as parents. The insane coolness of Lisa Bonet aside (such a style icon!), I totally relate to Zoe on this. My dad was, is, and always will be a hippie — in perspective, definitely, but also sartorially, from the top of his ponytailed, yellow-spectacled head to the tips of his Birkenstock-clad toes. Don’t even get me started on the battered Volkswagon van — with the political bumper stickers and Rastafarian curtains — he took me to school in! As a kid, I’ll admit, his look totally embarrassed me, but when I became a teenager, I started stealing his vintage Ts and worn-in Levi’s. Seriously, I wish I had his “Jesse Jackson ’88″ campaign T-shirt for my summer wardrobe… [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Check Out The First 3 Minutes Of “True Blood” Season 4!


For the last month, I’ve been getting my soft-core porn fix from HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” that nerdy show based on a series of books beloved by nerds like our own John DeVore. It has the same appeal for me as, say, a V.C. Andrews novel did when I was 13 and just learning to masturbate. There’s wordy purple dialogue and lots of nudity and, oh, yeah, incest between an attractive blonde brother and sister. Sunday’s episode featured lots of tits, anal play and a noticeable lack of merkins considering the show is supposed to take place well before Gillette was invented. Anyhoo, the main problem with the sex on “Game of Thrones” is that, well, save a few hotties, the dudes are not very attractive. That’s why I am so excited for “True Blood” to return on June 26 — thanks to rampantly naked Vampire Eric (played by Alexander Skarsgard), the summer is gonna get a whole lot hotter. Above, the first three minutes of the season four premiere. Are you horny, er, psyched for “True Blood” to return? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Man Proposes To Girlfriend Via Mural (Updated With An Awesome Time-Lapse Video!)

Around the corner from my apartment, there’s a wall that is frequently reserved by graffiti artists for commissioned murals. Sometimes those murals are hideous, often they’re merely “meh,” and occasionally they are truly beautiful. Such is the case with the mural currently occupying the space. Jeff Gurwin, 28, proposed to his girlfriend, Caitlin Fitzsimons, 27, by having the above mural painted on the East Village wall — the Scrabble tiles are a reference to the couple’s mutual love of the game, and the pug is representative of Caitlin’s mom’s dog Parky. Fitzsimons saw the mural on her way to meet Jeff for dinner — she cried and said yes! Thank goodness, as the mural is going to be up for a month. Congrats to the happy couple! And check out an awesome time-lapse video of the mural going up, after the jump… [Village Voice, EV Grieve] Keep reading »

Prince William And Kate Middleton Are All Smiles On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

The newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appear on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair in a never before seen photo shot by Mario Testino. The famed photog snapped this pic on the same day that he shot the couple’s official engagement photo, which explains the happiness beaming from their face. Cute! [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

An Open Letter To Spray-On Sunscreen

Dear Spray-On Sunscreen,

Can you believe it? Summer has finally arrived! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the temps reached the 80s, the sun was shining bright and full, and I spent the daylight hours worshipping in its glory. Because I am serious about protecting my precious skin from harmful UV rays, I hit the drugstore to stock up on sunscreen with SPF 30; for my face, I selected a cream variety, and for my body, I chose you, Spray-On Sunscreen. Keep reading »

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