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On The Rack: Breasts And A Starlet’s Career

Yesterday, Amelia noticed something different about Ali Lohan’s physique, so that got me thinking about how breasts, or a lack thereof, can affect a young starlet’s rise to fame. Here’s a list of celebs whose breasts have affected their careers.

  • Soleil Moon Frye is best known for her role as Punky in the television sitcom Punky Brewster. When she was 16, Soleil had breast reduction surgery, going from 36DD to 34C because she had back problems. But knowing our culture, I think she also wanted to be taken seriously as an actress and later as a director.
  • To me, Raven-Symone represents a normal body size. She has curves that are proportional to her height, and she’s one of a few thick girls catering to the preteen girl demographic. But every time I watch That’s So Raven, I wonder why her breasts and the rest of her torso are always covered because it makes her look larger than she really is. Then I realized this is a technique to make Raven, 22, look more like a teenager for her roles on that show and in The Cheetah Girls movies. But choosing to cover her curves has led to a malicious debate online: Is Raven fat or all breasts?
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Quickies!: Panic Attack! I Dreamt I Was Pregnant

  • Dreaming that you’re pregnant is usually a positive thing, and indicates that you’re growing in your life or in a relationship. [Dear Sugar]
  • Spend some time with your girlfriends, instead of your guy. Here are some ideas. [Dear Sugar]
  • Here’s the scoop on how to survive a verbal beat down from your boss. [Asylum]
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    Quickies!: Willie Nelson For President, Gastrosexuals, & The Benefits Of Marriage

  • There’s a write-in movement underway, complete with campaign song, to elect country music icon Willie Nelson as the next President of the United States. [The Boot]
  • Are PETA’s ads sexy or sexist? [Daily Bedpost]
  • A new breed of man has been identified: the gastrosexual, who uses his cooking skills to woo and seduce. I’ve got one! [Elastic Waist]
  • More than one in 20 couples have married for better health benefits. [Tango]
  • Morning sex is the best way to start the day, but it’s not easy to initiate with a one night stand. [College Candy]
  • IM-ing someone is so much more casual and less stressful than the first phone call. [College Candy]
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    Heath Ledger’s Baby Mama Is Dating Spike Jonze

    Michelle Williams has been struggling to remain strong for daughter Matilda after Heath Ledger’s death in January. But now, she seems to have found some happiness with director Spike Jonze. “Michelle kissed Spike with a closed mouth on the corner of his lips,” says an eyewitness to who saw the couple leaving Jonze’s Manhattan apartment. “There was definitely a little bit of caressing going on. She was clutching his arm. The body language was very romantic.” Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Viagra May Be Helpful To Women On Antidepressants

  • A new study suggests Viagra may help women on antidepressants, which can destroy sex lives. Yay! More pills to pop! [Tango]
  • College degrees no longer guarantee a job and adequate wages. [College Candy]
  • According to a new study, a man’s testosterone level will increase when he is talking to woman, regardless of whether he’s attracted to her. [Asylum]
  • Sienna Miller and her free-loving, CGI pubes star in Hippie Hippie Shake. [Dlisted]
  • GONORRHEA OF THE THROAT. Nuff said. [Dear Sugar]
  • What if The Bachelorette was polyamorous? That is such a good idea for a spin-off. [Boinkology]
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    Mother Saw Suicide As The Solution To Foreclosure

    A 53-year-old mother and wife committed suicide in Taunton, Mass. soon after faxing a letter to her mortgage company saying by the time they foreclosed on her house later that day, she would be dead. After the mortgage company received the fax around 2:30 p.m., they called police, who found Carlene Balderrama’s body at 3:30 p.m. Keep reading »

    Brides Are Demanding Botox For Bridesmaids

    Hiring a hairstylist and a makeup artist used to be sufficient for the big day, but not anymore. Brides are increasingly demanding or strongly suggesting their bridesmaids, mothers and mothers-in-law get all types of cosmetic enhancements, like Botox, Restylane, and even breast implants. In most cases, the brides are replacing the customary mani/pedi bonding session with trips to an aesthetician, where she foots the bill, but some bridesmaids are actually willing to pay for these treatments themselves. I can understand a bride wanting everything to be perfect on her wedding day, but perfect to me means showing loved ones as themselves. The bride has the right to choose the bridesmaids’ dress, but she has no right to demand cosmetic enhancements. Why risk a friendship over a wrinkle, an acne scar or sun damage? The only way I’d get Botox for a demanding bride is if she paid for it and I could get it in my armpits, which I imagine is extremely painful, but I hate sweat stains. [New York Times] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: The Recession’s Impact On Birth Control & Porn

  • This recession is now affecting our birth control choices. [Daily Bedpost]
  • …And our porn. [Huffington Post]
  • According to a London paper, we are all perceived as 20% more attractive than we think. [Tango]
  • An OB/GYN should know the right buttons to push, but pushing them in a professional encounter is inappropriate. [Tango]
  • Keep track of your sex life. [Boinkology]
  • The D-Bag Questionnaire. [The Dating Lame]
  • Who has access to rape kits? [Feministing]
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    Hot Outta The Oven: Summer Salad With Feta

    Our usual “Hot Outta The Oven” chef, Teri Tsang Barrett, is on vacay this week, so our lovely intern Annika stepped up with this recipe for a take on a Greek salad. Clearly this one should not be hot outta the oven.

    Since, the Food and Drug Administration announced last week that tomatoes are safe to eat again, I thought this recipe for a tomato salad with feta and cucumbers sounded refreshing on a hot summer evening. Tomatoes contain powerful antioxidants, like vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene and lycopene. This salad is not only healthy, but would be perfect for a picnic date, just add the Sangria or beverage of choice. Keep reading »

    Frosting Can’t Compare To Tequila

    There’s no denying that the best part of a cupcake is the frosting, and now that the whole cupcake craze is dying down, a handful of bakeries are offering up the best of this treat in small shot-sized cups. Frosting shots have been billed by College Candy as the delicious answer to a regular shot, but without the hangover. I, however, don’t think anything can compare to good, old-fashioned tequila. Keep reading »

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