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Michele Bachmann Says Hurricane Irene Was A Message From God To Politicians

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

–Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann explaining the recent earthquake and hurricane on the East Coast. So there you have it; God was just sending a strongly worded text message to politicians, is all. [NYMag] Keep reading »

Justin Bieber Is Turning Into Rachel Maddow

Justin Bieber, now you’re just effing with us. You’ve gotta know about Lesbians That Look Like Justin Bieber, right? Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards are kind of hilarious, considering the complete lack of videos played on MTV these days. But at least we can count on one thing from them: insane fashion. Everyone has carte blanche to come dressed up as a pile of trash, or a geisha robot or whatever–and this year, that’s exactly what happened. After the jump, check out how Beyonce, Katy Perry and all the rest fared.

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The MTV Video Music Awards

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The MTV VMAs
The MTV Video Music Awards are kind of hilarious, considering the complete lack of videos played on MTV these days. But at least we can count on one thing from them: insane fashion. Everyone has carte blanche to come dressed up as a pile of trash, or a geisha robot or whatever–and this year, that’s exactly what happened. After the jump, check out how Beyonce, Katy Perry and all the rest fared.

Science Finds A Way To Make Bulletproof Silk

We typically think of silk as a soft, delicate fabric, difficult to wash and easy to destroy. But scientist Randy Lewis, in collaboration with Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi, found a way to transform silk into a bulletproof skin-like material. Okay, great. So what? Well, the idea is that the pair’s early experiments will one day evolve into a synthetic human skin product — for use with burn patients — and help create artificial tendons and ligaments.

The silk skin (pictured) was created using genetically modified silk worms, which had been injected with spider genes. Spider silk is known to be five times stronger than steel. “Randy and I were moved by the same drive I think, curiosity about the outcome of the project,” said Essaidi. “Both the artist and scientist are inherently curious beings.” Keep reading »

Ooh, Fashion! “Glee” Pays Tribute To Fashion’s Night Out


I really want to like “Glee,” but I can’t deal with all the musical interludes. Too much singing! Too much Lea Michele, who seems like she’d be that totally over-dramatic neurotic friend who’s always crying in public. But this video of the cast performing David Bowie’s “Fashion” in honor of next month’s upcoming “Fashion’s Night Out” is a perfect little dollop of the series. Plus, who doesn’t love some Sue Sylvester? Though we really wish they’d just let Chris Colfer (love you Kurt!) take the lead on this one, it’s nice to see everybody all dressed up and strutting their stuff. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Anna Wintour Doesn’t Think She’s Powerful

“I don’t think of myself as a powerful person. You know, what does it mean? It means you get a better seat in a restaurant or tickets to a screening or whatever it may be. But it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to help others, and for that I’m extremely grateful.”

Vogue editor Anna Wintour on the spoils of power. Wintour also noted that though her powerful position may garner better restaurant seats, she’s also had to deal with cruel portrayals because of her position. Though when pressed, she refused to point to any specific examples (“The Devil Wears Prada,” we’re looking at you.) [Forbes] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The “Good Old Fashioned Orgy” Premiere

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We can’t even pretend to know where to begin with the premiere of “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.” Lake Bell was there, looking vampy, and Mary Carey was there, looking like Mary Carey. According to the film description, the movie is about a group of thirtysomething friends who attempt to throw themselves an orgy. Jason Sudeikis is involved. This isn’t going to end well. But did the clothes at the premiere fair better? Well…

Land Yourself A Big Strapping Man With This Perfume

Leave it to a Harvard guy to figure out a way to market male attraction to women. That’s exactly what Ivy League grad Shaan Hathiramani and his team of “researchers” did by creating a new fragrance called Eau Flirt, which they claim will do all the work of attracting men. “We’ve also conducted kind of uh, clinical studies to figure out what get guys excited,” said Hathiramani. Apparently the answer is: pumpkin and lavender, two of the main notes of Eau Flirt. (We would have guessed beer, pizza, the smell of plastic packaging on a new Sony Playstation, etc.) Too bad Hathiramani didn’t spend as much time researching what attracts women to buying products; the package design and marketing for Eau Flirt are an Eau Disaster. Need more convincing? After the jump, see a “very scientific” example of how men seem to prefer Eau Flirt over Chanel No. 5. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Kathy Griffin Confesses Her Love For Justin Bieber


Following on the heels of Jim Carrey’s not-at-all creepy video love letter to Emma Stone, Kathy Griffin has released her own love letter to Justin Bieber, for whom she expresses her undying love, “even with those lesbian bangs.” [Evil Beet Gossip] Keep reading »

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