Why does it seem like the older I get the more hectic and crazy my life becomes? Back in college, things were so simple. Wake up early-ish, go to class, come back to the dorm, and have a few bongs and burritos with friends to unwind. On the days I went to work, I never felt spent because I didn’t really have that much responsibility. And when I returned back to my dorm … yep … more bongs and burritos. Oh, how things have changed. I don’t know about you, but by the end of a long work day, I am so drained and stressed, I’m looking for just about any excuse I can think of to kick off my high heels. (OK, I don’t usually wear high heels but go with me here.) That usually includes some version of going out with my friends, gorging on some good food, and, most importantly, throwing back copious glasses of red wine. I must admit my routine of nightly hedonism is starting to take its toll, both on my beauty sleep and my wallet. Let’s face it; I just don’t bounce back from a night of drinking the way I did when I was 21. Maybe it’s time to go green in the stress relief department. Maybe it’s time for me to become a “Stiletto Stoner,” only without the stilettos. Keep reading »
I know, I know. If you see one more send-up of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” you’re going to slit your wrists. After seeing the versions done by football players on “Glee,” Justin Timberlake on “SNL,” and indie rockers Pomplamoose, what else could possibly be done to add new intrigue to this poor, copycatted tune? Well, someone very dear to my theatre-loving heart is rumored to be having a go at the ditty. In perhaps the best “Sex and the City 2″ spoiler news ever, Us Weekly reports that Ms. Liza Minnelli herself will be performing the song in a wedding scene during the film. OK … I’m so giddy I forgot to wonder who is getting married. I seriously can’t wait to see Liza turn that bitch out. I wonder if she’ll do it in full Fosse getup? [MSN] Keep reading »
I know we all have “Mad Men” fever these days. On the off chance that you have become desensitized while watching Betty Draper suck those cancer sticks and throw back cocktails with her bun in the oven, let me remind you once again that smoking while pregnant is hazardous to the baby. Wait? You already knew that? But in case you need just one more good reason to quit lighting up while knocked up, a new U.K. study about smoking while pregnant is likely to scare the s**t out of you. Keep reading »
A nude photograph of Brooke Shields taken when she was 10 (yes, 10!) was removed from a London exhibit this week after Kidscape, an anti-child-abuse activism group in the U.K., declared it a “magnet for pedophiles.” Whoa … back up. Brooke Shields? Kiddie porn? How? Artist Richard Prince’s piece of Shields was set to be part of the “Pop Life: Art in a Material World” exhibition at the Tate Modern opening this Thursday. Prince’s infamous piece is a photograph of a photograph (yes, twice removed … how post-modern) of a heavily made-up 10-year-old Shields originally taken by Garry Gross — shot with the permission of Shields’ mother. Is it weird to anyone else that Shields’ mother would be down with it in the first place? The piece has shown in museums such as the Guggenheim in the past without hoopla, but the Tate Modern removed the pic and shut down the entire room. So what do you think? Kiddie porn or art? [People] Keep reading »
Have I mentioned that I’m not a huge fan of Katherine Heigl? Or romantic comedies in general? Yes, I believe I have. Let the record reflect that being dragged to see “The Ugly Truth” in the theater was my worst nightmare. The movie even made my popcorn taste bad. In case you missed this winner of a film, it’s about two people in the work place with opposing points of view about love. Do I smell sexual tension resulting in a “happily ever after”? Ding ding ding! That’s why I got a little bit fired up when I saw Movieline‘s amazing list of movies with interesting plots and star power that got murdered this year. As in, got quietly brushed under the rug, locked in film vaults, or sent straight to video stores to make room for the likes of Sandra Bullock’s blockbuster “The Proposal.” Kill me now. After the jump, the top five films that never were that I would have preferred over the same old BS. Keep reading »
Thirty-five-year old Connecticut woman Janet Lee, aka “the foremost psychic in New England,” called the police in July to report that she was attacked outside her Greenwich office. So who dunnit? Lee claimed it was a gang of rival psychics. What, is there like a psychic mafia? I wonder what the motive could possibly be: “She sees more dead people than we do … let’s beat her up!” The gang of psychics allegedly left threatening messages on her phone before they came to “get” Lee. Only one thing stood in the way of their capture — Lee didn’t quite seem to know their names. Wait … I thought she was psychic? Is this story sounding a wee bit far-fetched to anyone else? After a thorough investigation, police have deemed it crazytown and are now charging Lee for falsely reporting a crime. Police think she may have been beaten up by someone she knows. Or better yet … maybe it was a ghost? [AOL] Keep reading »
Because I’ve been single for so long, my married friends often like to give me unsolicited advice. “I know what your problem is!” Elinor had a sudden revelation as her newborn baby suckled at her breast. Now that she is a wife to a man and a mother to a boy, her new favorite thing is to live vicariously through my love life. But what seems titillating to her is just plain old depressing to me.
“What is it?” I replied.
“You need to start dating men.” Keep reading »
What’s the best way to get press coverage before an election? A scandal, of course! Take, for example, East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer, who has been blowing up since photos of him in drag surfaced on the web. What a coincidence that it’s just days before his primary election! While Brewer won’t confirm that the photos are actually of him (umm … they look exactly like him), he kind of gives himself away saying, “You need a sex scandal to get to the next level.” Maybe he’ll be running on the ticket as Erica Brewer? [BuzzFeed]
John Edwards, step aside with your little scandal. After the jump, some more shady mayors. Keep reading »