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Ashton Kutcher And Little Sister, I Mean, Step-Daughter Collaborate On Duet


Nineteen-year-old Scout Willis recently sat down with step-dad Ashton Kutcher to perform a song they wrote called “My Sober” for a YouTube vid. It’s a sweet little ditty and I like the simplicity of Scout’s voice over Ashton’s humble guitar strumming, but I’m sort of distracted by the fact that theirs is technically a parent/child relationship. I mean, he looks like he could be her boyfriend or older brother, especially decked out in that football jersey. It weirds me out. [PopEater] Keep reading »

Dior Haute Couture Brings The Glam To Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Show

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Not to pull a #humblebrag, but I’ve been to my share of fashion shows. They’re pretty boring. I’ll go to more in the future, I’m sure, but only if work requires — with a few exceptions. Should I ever be sent an invitation to a Dior haute couture fashion show in Paris, I’d cancel my plans, sell all my furniture to afford the last minute plane ticket and book it to the nearest airport. Dior just presented their Spring/Summer 2011 haute couture collection and it was a straight-up spectacle of over-the-top, fantastical, but completely gorgeous clothes. I’m not usually blown away by models — I mean, human clothes hangers, right? — but these bitches worked it. How could they not? Keep clicking to see what I mean…

Girl Talk: Knowing What I’m Worth

Sunday morning, at 2:30 a.m., I was jostled from my deep slumber by the obnoxious trill of my cellphone alerting me to a new text message. I knew it had to be one of two people. Anyone else who would text at such a late hour would be being rude, but a booty call is just playing by the rules.

I didn’t get the little rush I usually feel when I realize someone wants to come over to bang me in the middle of the night. I didn’t even really feel flattered. I glanced at my phone to double check — yep, Likely Candidate #1, the 28-year-old who was probably hoping for a good luck f**k on behalf of the Jets before that evening’s championship game. I clicked my phone to silent and got back underneath the covers. Not interested. This was kind of a big deal, as two weeks ago — before I began my sex/dating/drinking sabbatical — I would have texted him back in the affirmative and spent the 15 minutes before he arrived ensuring I didn’t have bad breath and that my armpits were shaved. Keep reading »

The 5 Biggest Lies Rom-Coms Tell

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I am a complete sucker for a romantic comedy. There are a few that I would genuinely recommend as a quality film to just about anyone; “Going the Distance,” for example, was hilarious, steered away from the usual rom-com tropes, and actually felt realistic. But for the most part, rom-coms, while enjoyable in a mind-numbing sort of way, follow a basic formula that further certain romantic untruths. I would like to say I have been immune to their subversive messages, but the fact is, the happy endings found in rom-coms have a way of implanting in your brain as things that could actually occur in real life. They won’t. Here are the five biggest lies rom-coms tell about sex and relationships.

Make Your Wine Breathe Faster

Even if you’re currently on a drinking sabbatical, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about how to make your next glass of wine the best it can be. Everyone knows that wine that has been allowed to breathe tastes better than popping open a bottle and immediately chugging away. But who wants to wait 10 minutes for a fresh bottle to aerate? Not us winos! That’s why the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator is a boozehound’s best friend. Open a bottle of red, hold the decanter over your glass and pour away — in the process, the Vinturi “creates an increase in the wine’s velocity and a decrease in its pressure,” resulting in a perfectly aerated glass of vino in the time it takes to pour. Who’s thirsty?

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10 Bad News Dudes I Shouldn’t Be Attracted To

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My favorite blog Cheese People, has been really lax at posting lately, so I’ve had to find a new time-waster to be inexplicably obsessed with. The lucky winner: Bad News Dudes, a tribute to all the guys “we shouldn’t be attracted to.” Because “if loving them is wrong, we don’t want to be right.” A few of the men included:

Jared Leto: “First he was that awful dude on ‘My So-Called Life.’ Now he wears guyliner and is in that awful band. In spite of all that, I think it really would only take me thirty seconds to get to Mars. If Jared Leto were on Mars.”

Fidel Castro: “In real life were we to ever meet, I would try to kill him.¬†However, my techniques for murder would definitely include seduction first. Just look at that f**king beard.”

Scott Disick: “I have a feeling hair pulling and dirty talk are part of his repertoire, along with dressing like an idiot.”

In reading through their selections, I developed a few new crushes I never thought of before — mmm, Triton from “The Little Mermaid” — but I also have some suggestions of my own. Click onward for 10 guys I shouldn’t be attracted to … but f**k it, I can’t help it, I just am.

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