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Amy Winehouse Is Back — Sort Of


About four years ago, I was lucky enough to see Amy Winehouse perform at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom shortly after the release of her album Back To Black in the U.S. She was amazing. Her singing was top notch, her stage presence was utterly transfixing, and she was wild in a way where you knew if she kept it just reined in enough, she would go on to have a long and illustrious career. Well, we know what’s happened since. Amy is back to performing again, but video from a recent show in Brazil confirms to me that she’s still go a long way to go before she’s back on the right path. Yikes. Keep reading »

11 Awkward Celebrity Run-Ins With Their Exes

14 Super Awkward Celebrity Ex & Other Woman Run-Ins

There are something in live that I would like to be witness to, but from a distance and with a pillow to cuddle for comfort and hide my face behind. According to Grazia (via Page Six), Jennifer Aniston recently had a “tearful” meeting with her new boyfriend’s ex. Aniston has been dating Justin Theroux for a few months now and the two are said to be serious, but Theroux was either just leaving or just recently out of an 11-year relationship with Heidi Bivens. Considering Aniston famously saw ex-husband Brad Pitt leave her for Angelina Jolie, it seemed strange that she would take-up with a guy who was already spoken for, and she has denied that there was any overlap. Alas, that is probably not of any comfort to Heidi, who is said to be heartbroken about the split.

So what went down on their little date? According to a source, ”Jen told Heidi that she understands what a painful time she has been going through and explained that she wanted her to know, hand on heart, that she would never steal another woman’s man. … Heidi apparently got quite tearful during the meeting, as it was understandably a lot of take in.”

Hmm, at first I was, like, “How dare Jennifer Aniston impose herself upon this woman to explain her side? The only person who should be explaining himself is Justin.” But then again, having been through a remarkably similar situation myself (my ex left our nearly 5-year relationship and immediately took up with another woman), I wouldn’t have minded hearing from my ex’s new chick. I was wondering what she was thinking anyway, why not get the truth (hopefully) from the horse’s mouth?

Regardless of how smoothly it went, talk about awkward. I do not envy Jennifer, Heidi, or any of the other celebs involved in awkward run-ins in this slideshow.

R. Kelly Sings “Happy Birthday” — To Himself


Oh damnit. It was R. Kelly’s birthday and we totally forgot to send him a singing telegram! No worries. The man took care of it for us. Keep reading »

Quickies: Andrew Garfield Fills Out Spidey’s Suit Nicely

  • Yum. Here’s your first look at Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. Nice bulge. [The Superficial]
  • Astrologist Susan Miller would like to assure you that your astrological sign has not changed. [Twitter]
  • Backstreet Boy AJ McLean is headed back to the ‘hab. [Just Jared]

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5 Things I Plan On Doing With My Time Now That I’m Not Dating Or Drinking

Here’s the thing about drinking — it’s a multi-tasking activity and it makes lots of things even better. Here are just some things I really enjoy doing with a glass of wine in my hand:

  1. Taking a hot bath while reading a gossip magazine
  2. Liveblogging award shows and “The Bachelor”
  3. Cooking and eating
  4. Playing fetch with my dog in our building’s long hallway (since our apartment is small and it’s too cold for the dog park right now)
  5. Reading in bed

For the record, these are all frequent activities in my life and I will miss my friend Vino when I am doing them during this period of sobriety. Because I’m also giving up men — particularly the dating and sexing of them — I know I need to find new activities to put my energy into, especially things that wouldn’t be improved by, say, my favorite cocktail of Cristalino champagne and grapefruit juice. Keep reading »

Snooki Makes Over A Tween In Her Likeness


I should probably find this video of Snooki giving an 11-year-old a makeover in her likeness — heavily applied bronzer, poof, and all — really offensive. She’s a kid! She doesn’t need to look like a Jersey guidette with alcohol running through her veins! But I don’t know, I found this makeover kind of adorable and silly and funny. I mean, Snooki is a cartoon character. Like Dora the Explorer. What’s the harm in that? Keep reading »

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