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Well Played: Rose McGowan Is The Perfect Pale

Well Played: Diane Kruger
Few people can pull off the jaunty newsboy cap. Read More »
Well Played: Jessica Alba
Looking lovely in leather at Versace. Read More »
Well Played: Duchess Kate
She steps up her princess style game. Read More »
Well Played: Blake Lively
Facts are facts: you done good, Blake. Read More »

Rose McGowan: I’m not sure what she’s been up to lately, but hey, major props to her for keeping it so pale. In a Southern California world rife with tanorexics, McGowan’s vibe is decidedly gothy. This white sundress perfectly offsets her alabaster skin. And oh, the shoes? Can we say, “yes, please”? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Watch: A 12-Year-Old Breakdancing Master

Dealbreaker: No Dancing
He would not shake his groove thang. Read More »
Watch: A 12-Year-Old Breakdancing Master

Ignore the overwrought soundtrack to this little mini-movie, and instead focus on the amazing moves of 12-year-old Justin Beer, the pint-sized breakdancing master featured here. Beer’s got the chops to be a major breakdancing sensation — before he’s even out of middle school. [YouTube]

Style Stealer: Christina Hendricks Is Best In Black

SS: Olivia Munn
How to get her airport chic look for less! Read More »
SS: Michelle Williams
This is how you mix patterns, y'all. Read More »
SS: Tilda Swinton
Hell yes, finally a Tilda look we can wear ourselves! Read More »
SS: Alessandra Ambrosio
The model does white just right. Read More »

Christina Hendricks was radiant in an all-black ensemble at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2012 Installation, whatever that is. We love how this look can work good on a variety of bodies — the black pencil skirt is slimming, and the sheer shirt is sexy and feminine. After the jump, we give you the keys to Christina’s sartorial kingdom, with a simple, easy-to-wear ensemble. Keep reading »

“Call Me Maybe,” Draggy Dude On Chatroulette Edition

Carly Misconceptions
5 ridiculous misconception's Winona's boyfriend has about Carly Rae. Read More »
"Call Me" Addiction
This dude needs an intervention for his "Call Me Maybe" addiction. Read More »
Call Me Cookie
Cookie Monster sings "Call Me Maybe." Watch »
No, Really, Call Me Maybe?

Somehow I’ve made it until just now before hearing the song “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. I know, it’s really quite amazing that I’ve managed to avoid the most catchy, popular, ear-defying song of the moment. I’d planned on avoiding it forever, but then this video, featuring a mysterious bikini-ed man, made it’s way into my inbox, and I was forced to hear it. Is Chatroulette still a thing? Because I guess people are still on there, which is weird. But either way, if I had to hear “Call Me, Maybe,” I’m glad it happened this way — with a dude in drag freaking out a bunch of teenage boys on the Internet. [YouTube]

Frisky Rant: Rude Salespeople Can Really Ruin Your Day

Shopping Ban
This writer banned herself from buying -- and it backfired. Read More »
How Rude!
painting nails photo
Painting your nails during a flight is obnoxious to others. Read More »
Versace Snobbery
Donatella Versace photo
Donatella didn't want real women modeling her new H&M line. Read More »

Call it the “Pretty Woman” syndrome: When a salesperson at a store is too snotty or insolent for words. Whether we’re talking Urban Outfitters or Louis Vuitton, a snotty, bitchy, over-the-top entitled shop person can totally ruin your day. And while a good salesperson can convince you to buy something you don’t need or actually want, a bad one can have you in tears.

As someone who’s worked in service before — at about a zillion coffee shops — I understand that sometimes a retail employee is simply having a bad day. But when a salesclerk wields their power over you in a disrespectful or humiliating way, it can make you feel like you don’t actually deserve to be there.

And that’s the crux of it isn’t it? The idea that some of us deserve to shop at a particular store, and others don’t.   Keep reading »

Mom From “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Loses 240 Pounds

Crazy Weight Loss
Christian Bale joined the Fighting The Hot Club. Read More »
Fat-Shaming Jessica
On Jessica Simpson, her pregnancy, and reclaiming the word "fat." Read More »
Mom From "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" Loses 240 Pounds

If you’ve ever seen the film adaptation of Peter Hedges’ novel What’s Eating Gilbert Grape you’ll remember Darlene Cates. She played the matriarch of the Grape clan, Bonnie Grape, a woman who’d ballooned to more than 500 pounds and relied on her kids to take care of her. Cates, who’d never appeared in films prior to “Grape,” has a compelling back story. She was spotted by “Grape” director Lasse Halstrom after she appeared on an episode of “The Sally Jessy Raphael Show,” about people who were homebound because of their weight.

In a recent interview with The Dallas Morning News Cates revealed that after the movie, her weight continued to  be an issue. In 2011, she spent much of the year in the hospital, suffering from weight-related complications. But recently, Cates lost more than 240 pounds, and is down to 331 pounds. She’s looking forward to acting again, but refuses to take roles that lambast or ridicule overweight people. Cates still has trouble walking, but says that she no longer suffers from diabetes and has started doing physical therapy. Here’s hoping we see her on the big screen again soon. [Huffington Post]

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