Idris Elba is probably most famous for his role as “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s The Wire. I remember wanting more after watching a really brief intimate scene with this Brit and an actress on that show, but the producers didn’t answer my prayers. I’m hoping Obsessed, which he stars in opposite Beyonce in 2009, will satisfy my hunger to see his chiseled, well-oiled physique. I guess it’s only fair to mention that besides being a kick-ass television and theater actor, Idris is also a DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis/Big Driis the Londoner, and a hip-hop soul recording artist. Keep reading »
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Last winter I searched everywhere for a pair of red CFMPs in my budget to wear to my journalism school graduation. I didn’t find them and ended up settling on a pair of leopard-print pumps instead. I didn’t give up my quest, though, and was really excited when I saw this pair in a Victoria’s Secret catalog yesterday. The platform peep-toe pump is not new, but the details on these are sick. I love, love, love the snakeskin embossing on the heel and platform and the stitching adds a menswear-vibe, making these pumps perfect with pinstripe wide leg trousers. And of course, they’ll look equally sexy with nothing else, too. [$120, J.LO by Jennifer Lopez, Victoria's Secret] Keep reading »
Now that Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitch has designed a line of boldly patterned Band-Aids, fashion people are trying to convince the world that these bandages are the must-have accessory, even equating it with a bracelet or handbag. But any sane person over the age of 5 knows this is a load of bull. As someone that occasionally walks into walls, I have a real problem with broadcasting my accident-prone tendencies. I’d prefer to just wear a temporary tattoo or a Swarovski crystal tattoo or stick with my REAL kick-ass tats. Those at least don’t have the ick-factor of a Band-Aid.
Fashion types are known for wanting attention and I have no problem admiring someone’s style, but I refuse to give them my sympathy for a cut that probably doesn’t exist. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes tried this fad in the ’90s and it didn’t work. Rapper Nelly adopted the Band-Aid look in ’00s and has since abandoned it. So fashion world that I know and love, please stop this stupid trend right now before all the editors at New York Fashion Week start looking like they went to New York Presbyterian Hospital instead of Bryant Park. [New York Times] Keep reading »
This year is definitely looking up for Beverly Hills, 90210 fans. First, The CW network is bringing back the famous zip code with new drama and characters, but some of our old favorites are set to make cameos as well. And then, to our delight, Apple has released a limited edition iPod Nano 8GB that has custom laser etching with official Beverly Hills, 90210 artwork and each iPod in this 2,000 limited edition series is numbered. You can personalize it with your name or some other self-expression. We can’t think of a better way to catch up on Beverly Hills, 90210 and the new 90210 when it starts September 2. [$269, CBS Store] Keep reading »
Yesterday, we reported the controversy surrounding L’Oreal Paris’ latest Feria hair color ad featuring spokesperson Beyonce with lighter skin and a pointier nose. The ad, which is in the Sept. issues of Essence, Elle and Allure, created a stir among celebrity bloggers who definitely noticed a change in Beyonce’s appearance. As expected, L’Oreal Paris issued a statement denying any altering of her skin or features, but does not offer any explanation for the pretty obvious difference in her appearance. A representative for Beyonce said the entertainer would have no comment other than L’Oreal’s statement. Her tight lips on the subject don’t come as a shocker, though, because she very rarely comments on anything. [Newser] Keep reading »
Most women need clitoral stimulation to achieve an orgasm, but there are some of us that can climax with just vaginal stimulation. Now, we can all get lucky by barely touching our lady parts. The makers of “Slightest Touch” say their device can trigger an intense orgasm without touching the genital area.
Here’s how it works: Drink an electrolyte sports drink 20 minutes before using the device, then attach two electrode pads extending from the “Slightest Touch” to the inside of ankles and then turn on the device to start the stimulation. The device doesn’t actually cause an orgasm, instead, it stimulates the nerves sending gentle pulses up the woman’s leg for between 10 and 30 minutes leaving her on the verge of climax. Keep reading »
L’Oreal Paris’ latest Feria ad, featuring spokesperson Beyonce, has been getting some unintended attention in the last couple of days because the company has been accused of digitally lightening the entertainer’s skin and editing her nose to appear pointier. Though L’Oreal denies the accusations, the difference between the ad and the real Beyonce is striking. L’Oreal’s deal with Beyonce in 2006 was part of a growing trend to include black women in ads for beauty products that were traditionally marketed solely to white women. And black women took notice because Beyonce is one of the biggest entertainers of our time. Although she in no way represents a majority of black women, we were excited to see someone that resembled us and to have products, like hair dye, that would work with our hair texture.
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