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Quickies: Crying Ghost Girl & Paris Hilton Puts Out Voodoo Hit on Cristiano Ronaldo

Halloween means spooky, spooky ghosts are lurking, so check out what you see in the above video. [Urlesque] — Scary crying ghosts girl or figment of the collective imagination?

By: Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For Oct 31st-Nov 1st 2009

Saturday

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on AMC at 10:00 a.m.
“Ghosthunters” on Syfy at 11:00 a.m.
“Slumdog Millionaire” on HBO at 12:00 p.m.

By: Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

Stop It, Lindsay!

Remember those “Mr. President” leggings? The ones with the nudge-nudge, know what I mean knee pads? Remember how you thought that was bad? Now, Lindsay’s ruining fashion with her leggings all over again. Sort of a White Snake meets Julia Roberts’s “Pretty Woman” before the big-man rescue, but with the addition of way, way more…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

Taking Halloween As Seriously As A Wedding

I love Halloween. I want to believe that everyone loves Halloween — like it’s a universal Tim Burton-style Christmas — and that we all come together, unified, for the sake of weirdness and costumes, zombies, vampires, princesses, and gore. I’m torn, though, on whether I love it enough to take Vogue’s costume suggestions. For the…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

My Conflicted Elliot Stabler Love Story

I’ve had unconventional fictional character crushes for about as long as I can remember. I remember being about 9 years old, snuggled into bed, forehead to forehead, with my friend Julie at a sleepover, while we talked about who we liked. She was all about Arnold Schwarzenegger, his “Kindergarten Cop” and “Terminator.” I, however, wa…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

Sesame Street’s Reign Of Cuteness Continues

The best address in America has always played host to the cutest and brightest puppets, and now like a grand socialite giving her 40th birthday celebration, the show has created a simply amazing guest list for the upcoming season. Set your DVRs, volunteer to babysit, or call out sick and stay home to watch kids’…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 30, 2009

The Girl’s Guide To The World Series (From A Woman Who’s Rekindled Her Love Of Baseball)

Last year, when the Phillies won the World Series, I cheered myself hoarse, posed with a police officer for a triumphant picture, and called my mother from the happily delirious mob I joined, beer in hand, to march down Broad Street. It was amazing — I have the Facebook pictures to prove it. And, I…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 27, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For October 24-25th 2009

Saturday
“Obese and Pregnant” on Discovery Health at 10:00 a.m.
16 and Pregnant” on MTV at 11:00 a.m.
America’s Next Top Model” on Oxygen at 12:00 p.m.

By: Erica Maxwell / October 23, 2009

The Ugliest Men In America

TotalBeauty.com looked into a serious matter, gave it the research it deserves, and came up with real answers. They know where the dogs are, and I’m not going to keep you in suspense. The cities with the ugliest men are the following:…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 23, 2009

Quickies: David Beckham’s Face Will Appear On Condoms & Scientists Discover Sexiness Gene

David Beckham’s face will be printed on condoms (which will be available for sale) at a Madrid art museum’s new exhibit called Tears for Eros. [Guardian] — Because that’s sexy and not creepy at all?
In his first radio interview since the Rihanna incident, Chris Brown claims he wants another chance and that “at the…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 22, 2009

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For October 17-18th 2009

Saturday
“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.

By: Erica Maxwell / October 17, 2009

Bad Celebrity Parents: Jon And Kate Gosselin Signal The End Of The Mel Gibson Daddy Fantasy

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.

By: Erica Maxwell / October 16, 2009

The Bad (Boy) Friend Breakup

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…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 16, 2009

Quickies: Anna Nicole Smith’s Sordid Death & Taylor Swift’s “SNL” Hosting Opp

Hearings have begun concerning Anna Nicole Smith’s last painful days when she was too weak to walk and could only drink Pedialyte through a baby bottle. [L.A. Times] — The more that’s revealed about her story, the sadder and sorrier that it becomes.
A road map for how women pick their Halloween costumes! Does it…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 15, 2009

The Real Reason Men Have Always Hated Vampires

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…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 15, 2009

Chicago 400 Pro Girls/Ladies Roller Skates

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…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 14, 2009

Adopt A Kitty Shopper

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…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 13, 2009

If “HIMYM”‘s Barney Can Do It: Other TV Characters I Want To Find Love

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 bee…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 11, 2009

How Not To Get Fired While Social Networking

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…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 10, 2009