Carrie Wasterlain

Crave: Mario Badescu Facial Spray (Win One!)

If you need to refresh your face during these hot summer months, Mario Badescu’s facial spray is a great way to do it without hopping in the shower five times a day. The spray is made with aloe and rosewater and smells like, well, roses. It works well on all skin types and delivers a…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 26, 2009

Miyazaki’s “Ponyo” Is One Fly Fishy

A new heroine, Ponyo, will be making her debut on American screens on August 14. The film made a whopping $165 million in Japan, where it was originally produced, and won the Japanese Academy's award for best animation film and best score.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 26, 2009

Looking For 10K? Donate Your Eggs To Research

Looking to make a quick (or not so quick and kind of painful) buck in the recession? New York State is now offering stipends of up to $10,000 to women who donate their eggs to stem-cell research. Researchers are enthralled by this idea, as it means more experimental eggs for them, but some critics fear…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 26, 2009

Quickies!: Best Week Ever Helps Burger King Out With Offensive Slogans

Since Burger King marketers were obviously having trouble coming up with offensive slogans, Best Week Ever decided to help them out. [Best Week Ever] He made questionable remarks to actor T.R. Knight about being gay, but Isaiah Washington has now joined the NO H8 campaign for gay marriage equality. […
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 25, 2009

Crave: Bath & Body Works Jelly Flip-Flops

While most are annoyed about the jelly shoe comeback, we have to admit we're kind of thrilled. Jellies are pretty, comfy, the coolest texture, and are wearable in the sun, in the rain, on the beach, and pretty much everywhere else. Plus, the word “Jelly” is just so fun to say. These jelly…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 25, 2009

Plan B Available Over-The-Counter In Canada

Last week, Plan B was approved for over-the-counter status in Canada. Canada is now the fifth country to allow women to purchase Plan B without a prescription or a consultation with a pharmacist. In other words, Plan B will be available on Canadian drug-store shelves, no questions asked.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 25, 2009

Quickies!: Daryl Hannah Arrested For Trying To Save The Environment

Daryl Hannah was arrested, along with 31 others, for protesting mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia. [PopEater] Finally, a celeb who was arrested for a good cause. Take a hint, Chris Brown. Known for taking things to the extreme, Courtney Love is now extremely skinny. Her backless dress flaunted—or revealed—her bony frame. […
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 24, 2009

iPhone Apps You Shouldn’t Be Without

I have to admit, before last night, I had never downloaded an app. I protested profusely against them for as long as I could, but now I find myself wanting to download more and more. (I went through the same routine with the iPhone, insisting that nothing could be more confusing and unnecessary than having…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 24, 2009

Quickies!: Ryan O’Neal Is Set To Wed Dying Farrah Fawcett

Despite her life-threatening struggle with anal cancer, Farrah Fawcett has agreed to marry longtime love Ryan O’Neal. O’Neal says that during her brave battle with cancer, he has only fallen more deeply in love with Fawcett. [Pop Eater] – Aww. Kate and Jon Gosselin have filed divorce papers in a Bucks County Courthouse…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 22, 2009

Sarkozy Says Burqas Aren’t Welcome In France

President Nicholas Sarkozy stood before the French Parliament today and proposed a ban on burqas, garments that completely cover a woman and mask her face, in France. According to The New York Times, he stated: “We cannot accept in our country women imprisoned behind bars, cut off from social life, deprived of identity.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 22, 2009

Three Stupid Studies That Waste Money

Three new studies have come out over the weekend that do anything but blow my mind. In fact, they annoy and perplex me. I’m all for research, but not when my tax dollars are funding what seems to be the accumulation of useless information. After the jump, three studies we could have done without.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 22, 2009

Quickies! Joe Jonas Reveals Miley Cyrus Is Dating His Brother Nick

Joe Jonas slips up and reveals that his brother Nick and Miley Cyrus are dating (gag), during an interview with Larry King. [PopEater] -- The awkwardness that ensues is almost too much to take (watch the video to get the full effect.) Ryan Reynolds is a fine actor, but even more impressive are…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 19, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For June 20th-21st 2009

Saturday “2009 MTV Movie Awards” on MTV at 10 am “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” on TBS at 10:45 am “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” marathon on Bravo at 2 pm…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 19, 2009

Swaziland Introduces The “Love Test” To Fight AIDS

Embedded video from CNN Video An estimated 26 percent of the population of Swaziland in Africa is HIV positive. But instead of instilling fear with grim AIDS campaigns, the Population Services International charity has introduced a new technique for raising awareness: The “love test.” (Check out the clip above.)…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 19, 2009

Quickies!: Dr. O’Malley Officially Leaving “Grey’s Anatomy”

A source told Us Weekly that T.R. Knight has officially left the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" behind. [Us Weekly] -- The source says he’s “had enough of ABC”, which is perfect, because I’ve had about enough of George O’Malley! Hilary Clinton fractured her arm during a fall on the way to the White…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 18, 2009

Rapist Of Four-Year-Old Girl Sentenced To Only One Year

After being convicted of raping a four-year-old girl, ex-convict and Oklahoman native David Harold Earls is being sentenced to only one year in prison. He reportedly “struck a deal” in which 19 out of 20 of the years he was supposed to spend in jail were suspended. So, how on earth did this happen? Supposedly,…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 18, 2009

Is A He-Cession Good News For Women?

According to researchers, bloggers, and bitter, unemployed men, our recession has a gender-specific twist. They argue that the recession is in fact a "he-cession," since four out of every five people who have lost their jobs during the past two years have been men. The shift in unemployment is due primarily to jo…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 18, 2009

Quickies!: Stephanie Pratt Opens Up About Bulimia

Stephanie Pratt opens up to Us Weekly about her recent struggle with bulimia. She said it was very difficult to work with “skinny girls.” [Us Magazine] -- Uh, is the size zero blonde referring to herself with that statement? Chris Brown’s attorney was denied rights to view confidential LAPD files regarding Rihanna’s case.
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 17, 2009

The Sotomayor Attacks Continue

In case Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor hasn’t been unfairly ridiculed enough, she is now being criticized for her membership in the club Belizean Grove, which she described as a “private organization of female professionals from the profit, nonprofit, and social sectors.”…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 17, 2009

Kate Gosselin Spanks Her Kids — Controversy Ensues

Photos of Kate Gosselin spanking her daughter in public have sparked quite a bit of controversy. Some are calling it “normal,” while others are deeming it “abuse.” While Gosselin has used questionable scolding techniques in the past (she reportedly chased one of her kids with a wooden spoon), I don't think she's the only mother…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 17, 2009