You know how sometimes you’re like, “Yo, whatever happened to that guy who played simpering Billy Campbell on ‘Melrose Place’?” And then it turns out that Billy Campbell is actually Andrew Shue, and Andrew Shue is the founder of Do Something, an organization that encourages people to, presumably, Do Something to make the world a better place. Every year, Andrew and pals host the Do Something Awards, which honors people who have really Done Something extraordinary, and a slew of celebs come out to fete them. (Including, presumably, his old “Melrose Place” castmates, who go, “Oh, so that’s what Andrew’s been up to!”)
Now that we’ve cleared that up: The 2012 Do Something Awards were held Sunday night, and here’s what everyone wore.
“The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape. And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we are talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and certainly doesn’t make sense to me. So what I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”
– President Barack Obama, on completely asinine comments made by Representative Todd Akin over the weekend, that women who experience what Akin-termed as “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant. In other news, feel free to send campaign contributions to Akin’s Senate opponent Claire McCaskill to make sure this bozo doesn’t get another term. [Huffington Post]
What were the most cutting edge men of the 1950s wearing to the beach? Butt-baring barely-there swimwear, if this old reel is any indication. This fashion show, highlighting the creations of campy Brit designer Dale Cavana, features male models with shockingly tiny waists, revealing animal-print banana hammocks, and de rigeur “leisurely” knotted ties. Enjoy! [YouTube]
I watched the ’80s classic “Better Off Dead” this weekend, and wow, hindsight really is 20/20. First off, it’s pretty clear that John Cusack’s character Lane Meyer is kind of an obsessive psycho when it comes to his girlfriend Beth. Um, hangers with her picture on them? Cuh-raaaaaazy. Second, Beth is pretty much a wet blanket, and it’s so obvious that Lane’s neighbor, exotically cool French foreign exchange student Monique, is a way better match. For one, she’s French. But also, she likes sports, and can fix a car, and can spot Lane’s major problem (that he gives up before even trying) from a mile away. Plus, her fashion is so, so good.
For most of the movie, she wears an oversized winter coat with a porkpie hat and a lot of boyish layers. Somehow it totally works, but we realize her look may not be for everyone, so we’ve updated the baggy boyish thing with some contemporary touches. Click through to see our interpretation. Keep reading »
Normally I think of fedoras as exclusively the accoutrement of douchebags and Frank Sinatra impersonators. But somehow little Skyler Berman — the Big Serious Baby of Rachel Zoe and husband Roger Berman — can totally get away with it. Lil’ Sky-Sky (I can’t confirm that this is an R. Zoe-approved nickname, but one can imagine) wore the offending baby hat out on a hike with his sartorially-inclined parents. Nice jumpsuit on Ms. Zoe, by the way. On most anyone else it’d look like a knockoff gas station attendant uniform, but on Rachel Zoe, it looks tres glamorous. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
In the endless quest to create new, exciting and compelling reality TV shows, it seems that producers sometimes engage in strange equation-making. Z-list celebs + jungle setting + strange tasks = “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.” Or desperate single ladies + mansion setting + one eligible dude = “The Bachelor.” But the math for the latest reality TV iteration, “Stars Earn Stripes,” seems all wrong. In this one, military professionals + Z-list celebs + real ammo and explosions is supposed to equal good TV. But many feel that the show — which stars Nick Lachey and Olympic skier Picabo Street, amongst others — not only makes a mockery of the important work of the Armed Forces, but also glorifies war. Keep reading »