As someone who is some small percentage Gypsy (my mother swears we’re Russian from the Caucaucus mountains), I’m more than a little bit fascinated by Gypsy culture. I’ve watched the UK version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” and have been blown away by the elaborate wedding ceremonies Gypsy families participate in, passing off their often very young daughters into marriage. Gypsy communities seem to be tightly knit and in some ways highly traditional (despite the short skirts that many of the young women wear to their friend’s weddings, Gypsy girls are expected to remain very, very chaste until marriage.)
Gypsies aren’t just a European phenomenon, either. A new TLC series documents the similar Gypsy culture in the U.S. — a people who also fight against immense prejudice and stereotypes, who love fiercely and who really seem to love a big, froofry, extravagant wedding dress. Check out the American version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” on Sunday nights at 10 pm EST, and check out some of the girl’s wild dresses here.
It’s Mother’s Day, so we thought we’d share this cute video of New Yorkers (including Reggie Watts!) thanking their mamas for all the special (“thanks for taking care of me while I was in jail”) and wacky (“for introducing me to punk music’) things they do. Don’t forget to thank your mom-figure today! [ThanksFa]
TGIF guys! This week has been totally awesome, but still, we are craving the weekend. This weekend I’m throwing a huge roof party to celebrate the warm weather and my roommate finishing grad school (congrats Abby!). What are your weekend plans? Tell us in the comments!
Costume designer Colleen Atwood created the dynamic showstopping costumes for Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and the like in the new movie, “Snow White And The Huntsman,” and in this exclusive video, she shows the costumes from the movie, and explains the motivations for all of her design decisions. Watch, and don’t forget to check out “Snow White And The Huntsman,” out on June 1!
Before any of you freak out, please know we have a deep and unabiding love for Mr. Johnny Depp. He’s amazing. He’s friggin’ adorable. And he will always be our number 1 (or 3) crush ever since he starred in the original “21 Jump Street.” But the man is clearly uncomfortable with being People’s Sexiest Man Alive because he mostly dresses like a country hobo just down to the city for a spoon jamboree. This has not in any way lessened our affections for him — nothing really could, not even the horrible “Rum Diaries.” — but take a gander at his sartorial history and tell me he’s not totally effing with us.
All right boys, explain this one. A high school team in Arizona opted to forfeit its chance at a championship because they didn’t want to play a team with a girl on it. Think about that and remind yourselves that it’s 2012. The team, which attends Our Lady of Sorrows Academy, forfeited the game rather than face off Mesa Preparatory Academy because Mesa’s second-baseman is 15-year-old Paige Sultzbach.
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