The new movie “Hello I Must Be Going” stars Melanie Lynskey as a newly divorced woman and Chris Abbot (Marni’s hot woodworking ex-boyfriend on “Girls”) as a much younger (like, 19-year-old) man who enter into a fling. The film’s gotten very mixed reviews (not that those will stopping us from seeing Charlie get naked), but it does highlight a hidden truth. The allure of a younger guy being all up in your business can be powerful. Even if you, as an older woman, know that he’s got little or nothing to offer you in the long run. When I was 27, I had an 18-year-old boy chasing me around for a summer, and though I found it sort of depressing (I mean, he invited me to come stay at his parents’ lake house — with them), a lot of women would jump at the chance to make out with a young, fresh dude.
Have you ever hooked up with a much, much, younger guy?
File under: Problems we didn’t know we could even have. Because women don’t have enough of a perfection complex in our culture, now comes the latest plastic surgery craze: toe-slimming surgery, for those with toe-bese phalanges. Apparently plastic surgeons are seeing a rise in people requesting toe-shortening and slimming procedures. Surgeon Oliver Zong says the operation was born out of patient requests. But just because you ask, doesn’t mean that a plastic surgeon will perform it. Says Dr. Hillary Brenner, of the American Podiatric Medical Association, “I don’t think it’s ethical unless you’re having pain.” Keep reading »
This morning, students at Penn State University were watching television in anticipation of the release of the Freeh Report, the inquiry into the Penn State sex abuse scandal headed up by former FBI investigator Joeseph Freeh. But as 9 a.m. rolled around — the appointed time when the 267-page report’s details would be released and revealed on CNN — the school’s televisions suddenly went blank. When the TVs came back on, they were broadcasting a local public access channel instead.
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These days, everybody’s got a digital camera on their dang Smartphone. Which is why I think it’s about time we kicked it old school and returned to actual printed photos. The Fujifilm Instax MINI 7s White Instant Film Camera is one of the tiniest instant film cameras ever, and produces perfect, “Instagram”-ish photos that you can actually have and hold immediately. How retro! [$62.99, Amazon]
I’m a tiny bit obsessed with R. Kelly, for a number of reasons. One of them: His epic “Trapped in the Closet” 32-part song and video masterpiece. R. Kelly said that it was like he had made up a whole new genre of music and entertainment, because it was telling a story with words and music. Noooooooooow, just think about that for a minute. Also, he is the guy responsible for bringing the phrase “real talk” into the modern vernacular, so extra credit for that, too. Plus, he’s just clearly so out of his megalomaniacal and bonkers mind. How can you not totally love this dude?
His new autobiography, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, is a rollicking ride, to be sure. Which is why it needed a very special person to recite it on “Jimmy Kimmel” this week. Someone like… Keep reading »
What must it be like to be Tom Hanks, parent of rapper monstrosity Chet Haze? Is it just one constant embarrassment? Witness Haze — looking here like a freshly scrubbed JV swim team member off to his first homecoming dance — in his new video “Do It Better,” in which he gets into quite the tête-à-tête with a Kim Kardashian-alike. He can, he promises, “do it better” than her. By which, we assume, he means horrifying his parents. [YouTube]