- “The Soup!” on E! at 10:00 a.m.
- “That 70′s Show” on ABC Family at 11:00 a.m.
- “I am Legend” on HBO at 12:00 p.m.
Jonand Kate Gosselinbrought this on. They won’t go away, and they’ve dragged their bad parenting blame game so far into the bright center of the media spotlight that it doesn’t even matter I never watched the show. I know who they are and occasionally find myself taking sides, which I shouldn’t. They both seem crazy. Poor kids are so “Truman Show”‘d, there’s probably no hope. But, they did get me thinking about all my old fantasies about having famous parents. The old “I’m really adopted, but one day my real parents will find me, and then everything’s gonna change around here … ” fantasy. You know what I’m talking about… Keep reading »
Everyone has a story to share about a bad breakup with a bad boyfriend. The one who cheated, the one on drugs, the one who said that totally unforgivable thing about your mom. Bars across America are thick with tales of the sad sacks that girls have loved and righteously dumped. I’m less sure of what to do with my story about the bad breakup with a bad friend who happens to be a boy. Keep reading »
People magazine will release a “New Moon” special to the ravenous, adoring masses tomorrow. The tween girl set will dutifully purchase it, their mothers will surreptitiously steal it, and every dude will hate it. We’ve told you why chicks dig vampires and men don’t, while Esquire says it’s because the vamps are batting for the other team, but this doesn’t begin to cover it. Men, well, straight men have hated vampires since Bram Stoker — they’re hardwired for it. Keep reading »
After seeing Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page cute it up on the rink in “Whip It,” we’ve been wanting roller skates. For the faint of heart, those not quite ready for the large investment or face-smashing of actual roller derby skates, these seem like a great bet. With clean lines and the retro white and pink fashion reminiscent of childhoods spent watching Michelle Kwan — how could you go wrong? Strap these bad girls on and wait for the lights to dim, the disco ball to spin, and rock out with awkwardness to “I Will Always Love You.” [$59.95, SkateBuys] Keep reading »
The anti-plastic bag movement is in full fashion force with this kitty cat shopping bag. Bio-friendliness plus kittens? And shopping? We could hardly want for anything else. Except maybe for a real-life cat to put into the bag and to not make any puns at all about bags and cats until we’re safely at the end of this post. But, seriously, some things are so cute we could just plotz. Phew. Safe! [$11.99, BlueQ] Keep reading »
I’ve been obsessively watching “How I Met Your Mother” after discovering it late (super late) in the third season. Actually, I let it slip that I wasn’t watching it and then got harangued by everyone I knew for not knowing what it meant to be the married “Lily” of the group. Since then, I’ve been loving Neil Patrick Harris‘ bad Barney. His Lothario-dude, who would be a creepy, sadistic psychopath in real life, is adorable on TV as he wham-bam-thank-you-ma’ams his way through the ladies of New York. Except, this season he is adorable in a brand-new way. He’s found love with Robin, an uncomfortable, wince-inducing, awesome, making-out and having-googly-eyed-Sunday-brunch kind of love. And I love that he’s in love. Which got me thinking about all the other fictional characters that I’ve wanted to watch fall in love. Or at least get kissed. Keep reading »
First, the story of how to get fired. Hapless waiter Jon-Barrett Ingels had the kind of experience that garners some extra happy-hour attention and gasps over martinis, but it all went south once it hit the internet. He’d served Jane Adams, star of HBO’s “Hung” and when he delivered her $13.44 bill, she turned red and explained that she’d left her wallet in the car but she’d be right back to pay. Jane didn’t return and Jon-Barrett felt stung. But, he felt even worse the next day when her agent called to pay the bill — sans tip. He tweeted about it, and one month later her people saw it. She came in, gave him his three-buck tip, and he got fired. Here’s how to avoid a similar catastrophe after the jump. Keep reading »