Recently, I put myself in a tangle that I will be the first to admit was stupid: I took someone’s bait when I just should have kept my head down and my mouth shut. And this chafed like a subcutaneous rash. Ugh … you did it again! You need to have more control over yourself!
I sat with this for a few days, wondering why I keep letting myself keep doing this. One of the things I admire about my boyfriend is when emotions are running high, he can just check out — deescalating a situation like a good police officer. Me? I take that bait. I escalate. And you know what? It wasn’t worth engaging in. The woman who was baiting me was just being a bully. She was trying to intimidate me and demarcate lines of power, which pissed me off. I’m not keen on authority that I don’t respect.
Then something brilliant occurred to me last night: I can’t control petty behavior and I can’t control what other people’s defense mechanisms are, but I can change the way I see situations like this. And the way I see it now is I don’t need to be a bitch to get what I want. Keep reading »
Our new-favorite-least-favorite reality show, “Pretty Wild,” didn’t post any videos online this week, so we have no idea what party girl Alexis Neiers and her pals are up to.
Thankfully, the evening news program “Dateline” has stepped in to keep a steady stream of spoiled-child dumbassery flowing freely! Friday at 9 p.m. (EST), “Dateline” will air a spot on the Hollywood “bling ring,” which is the group of Los Angeles teenagers — including Alexis Neiers, pre-reality show — who allegedly broke into the homes of actors and actresses to steal their clothes, money and jewelry. (You can read more about the Hollywood “bling ring,” and how they got busted, here.)
“Dateline” couldn’t possibly be as entertaining as watching Alexis on “Pretty Wild.” But who are we kidding? We have nothing better to do at 9 p.m. on Friday. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, may announce their engagement in June, with a wedding possibly to follow in November. Tina Brown at The Daily Beast swears up and down “a highly placed source in royal circles” says it is so! Brown’s source claimed June 3 and 4 have been “mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries” — because I guess when you are British royalty, you need a whole damn weekend to tell people you’re gettin’ hitched. Brown also speculates Will and Kate’ll make it legal during a November ceremony, because by then a Parliamentary election will be over. Plus, November is the same month Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip married in 1947.
A royal wedding would be fun! Still, keep in mind that rumors about when Will and Kate are getting married circulate every six months or so, so … grain of salt. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
There are three things any person, anywhere in the world, who uses the subway is deathly afraid of happening:
- The subway gets stuck underground while the mariachi band is inside your car.
- A crazy guy pulls a knife on you.
- You barf.
Most people will be lucky enough to never experience their public transportation worst nightmare. But not me. No, not me!
On Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a startling lack of common sense on my part, I went into the New York City subway system when I had food poisoning. Keep reading »
Classy move, Tiger Woods
, invoking your dead father in your new Nike
ad. Opportunistic. Gross. Typical of you.
I’m sorry, Tiger, but are we supposed to feel bad for you because you are a cheater and a liar? Because your father died? Because you lost some endorsement deals? Ummm, we don’t. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Hey, there’s a reason the cast and crew of “Mad Men” aren’t in musical theater! But if you can ignore how they all sound like a cat slowly dying, it’s pretty cute. And yes, somebody gets naked. (It’s not Jon Hamm, unfortunately.)
If The Frisky subjected you to a video of us warbling a show tune off-key, which one would you want it to be? Tell us in the comments! [YouTube] Keep reading »
“I’m not going to lie: There are times I play mind tricks on myself, like that the French fries are poison. With desserts, I’ll let myself have just one bite, but I’ll look like a freak when I’m eating it, like when I did Duncan Hines commercials as a kid, just savoring every morsel.”
— Fergie, on her healthy-eating tips that would make Michael Pollan proud [Elle] Keep reading »
“You all need to calm down. People are so black and white about this. Because she kept the baby everybody said the film was against abortion. But if she’d had an abortion everybody would have been like, ‘Oh my God.’ I am a feminist and I am totally pro-choice, but what’s funny is when you say that people assume that you are pro-abortion. I don’t love abortion but I want women to be able to choose and I don’t want white dudes in an office being able to make laws on things like this. I mean what are we going to do — go back to clothes hangers?”
— Ellen Page on the controversy surrounding her role in “Juno” [Guardian UK] Keep reading »