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Ack! The Last “Cathy” Comic Strip

All good things must come to an end — and so it is with Cathy Guisewite’s comic strip, Cathy. After a 24-year run, Cathy said her final “ack” this past weekend. In the final strip, she and hubby Irving (whom she dated for, oh, 20 years) announce to Cathy’s parents that they’re having a baby girl. So long, old chum. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

9 Celebs Who Will Always Be One Character

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Every time we look at Claire Danes in those terrible Latisse commercials, we freeze up — that cannot be the same incredible talent who played Angela Chase on “My So-Called Life”!

We will always think of Claire Danes as Angela Chase, despite her turn as autistic cowgirl Temple Grandin or any other role she might take. Try as she might, Claire Danes is permanently Angela. Click through to see eight other actors who never quite escaped their signature role — and tell us in the comments which actors you’ll always associate with one particular character.

Two Terrible Women Vie for Worst Mom of All Time

In one corner, we have Jayla Hamm, 18, the mother of a 22-month-old toddler who she taped to a wall using green electrical tape. In the other corner, we have Carol Lynn Schnuphase, a Michigan woman who bilked her neighbors out of $7,000 by claiming that her 12-year-old son had cancer. How did she convince them? She shaved the kid’s head and drugged him. Keep reading »

Another Gay Teen Commits Suicide After Being Outed

This past week, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college student at Rutgers University, jumped to his death after finding out that his roommate, Dharun Ravi, secretly broadcast Clementi having gay sex over the Internet. Clementi posted about the incident — and told his dorm’s resident adviser — before jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

While we can’t ever know how much — if at all — Clementi’s roommate’s actions had to do with his decision to kill himself, we can say that Clementi is one of a frightening epidemic of gay teens committing suicide in recent weeks. Keep reading »

Do You Have Strictly Platonic Cross-Sex Friends?

Can men and women be just friends? If you ask any Hollywood film producer, the answer is a resounding “no.” Hollywood’s magic formula for success seems to take seemingly platonic friends, and make them “suddenly realize” how in love they are. (See: “When Harry Met Sally” for proof.) But what about real life? Are platonic friendships between men and women ever truly just that?

Stories of truly platonic relationships do exist: Witness our Jessica’s story of platonic friendship, after the jump… Keep reading »

Woman Makes PowerPoint Of Her Sexual Conquests, Goes Viral

Most of us keep something of a running tally in our heads of all the people we’ve fooled around with, but few of us would ever dream of putting that information into a PowerPoint presentation. Yet that’s exactly what one graduating Duke University senior did.

And now the PowerPoint — complete with photos of each conquest — has become a viral Internet sensation. Keep reading »

Heidi Klum’s Victoria’s Secret Run Comes To An End

“All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria’s Secret. It has been an absolutely amazing time.”

—Too-gorgeous-for-words Heidi Klum on stepping down from Victoria’s Secret after 13 years as an Angel. Don’t be too sad—you’ll still be able to catch Heidi on “Project Runway,” shilling her clothing line, and on hot husband Seal’s arm. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Celeb To Watch: Beau Garrett’s “Legacy”

Name: Beau Garrett
Age: 28
What You’ve Seen Her In: “Turistas,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” the upcoming “Tron: Legacy”

Find out what we love about her, after the jump. Keep reading »

Who Should Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

Hard to believe, but the Beastie Boys are really kind of old. This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that the Beasties, along with 14 other nominees, were selected for the short list for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Among the nominees for rock immortality: The Beastie Boys, Jon Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Chic, Donovan, Dr. John, the J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer, Joe Tex, Tom Waits, and Chuck Willis also made the short list.
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Mitchell And Cam Finally Kiss For The Camera On “Modern Family”

Blink and you might have missed it: The revolutionary first on-air kiss between “Modern Family” gay couple Mitchell and Cam took place last night, and it was about as steamy as a kiss between a grandson and his grandma. The bigger kiss in the scene was between Mitchell and his father Jay. As if to show that not all same-sex affection is the same (of course), Mitchell and his father peck before he and Cam do. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

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