We were squealing in the office this morning to find out that two of our fave boy band outfits — New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys — will possibly going on tour together — creating some kind of all-powerful mega boy-band monster. The tour could start as soon as March 2011, and they might even produce a joint single to mark the occasion. Our minds are exploding at the sheer force of so much choreographed dancing and hair gel.
We’ve assembled some additional musical pairings we think need to hit the road together. Who would you like to see team up? Keep reading »
was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night and completely hijacked his interview (presumably to talk about his new movie “Going the Distance”
) to gently make fun of a preteen girl who accidentally started sending him text messages. Justin spent around 10 minutes going through his hilarious text exchange with this poor girl, who had no idea she was actually texting with the Mac Guy, and not her friend Eduardo. Check out the whole interview here
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“It just gets a dirty idea in your head. Like, ‘This girl is wild,’ or it’s just very sexual, like, ‘Let’s degrade this person.’”
—Fashion and party photographer (and BFF of American Apparel’s Dov Charney!) Mark “The Cobra Snake” Hunter on what’s so great about girls dressed in dirty clothes. Mr. Snake (can we call you that?), let’s make a deal: you keep your mouth shut about degrading women, and we’ll refrain from publicly ridiculing you for you for your terrible fashion choices. [The Observer] Keep reading »
The archetype of the sad sack single internet computer geek may soon have to be retired. A new study from the American Sociological Association found that people with internet access at home were more likely to be in relationships than those without.
And, it turns out, it’s likely that many of these relationships were found online. Keep reading »
Lynne Rosenthal just wanted a plain multi-grain bagel — and because of that she was kicked out of a New York City Starbucks.
It seems Rosenthal, who is a college English professor, wanted the bagel plain, without any butter, cream cheese or other condiments on top. But when her Starbucks barista asked her whether she wanted “butter or cream cheese” with it, she flipped out. Keep reading »
Occasionally we step away from the internet and actually put pen to paper. And when we do, we like to use these Know-It-All Pencils. Each colorful pencil is inscribed with a grammar tip or an interesting lil’ factoid, like the boiling point of water or Pi to the 10th digit. And each set of six comes lovingly packaged in a hand-printed muslin bag — the perfect pairing to a few clean white sheets of notebook paper.
It’s Wednesday, ye olde Hump Day, and we figured you might appreciate a pick-me-up. Here it is, in the form of a clip from the criminally underrated 2009 Amy Poehler/Rachel Dratch/Parker Posey movie “Spring Breakdown.” Watch the girls compete in a spring break talent competition with their pitch-perfect rendition of the Wilson Phillips classic “Hold On.” This is the girl band of our dreams. Keep reading »
The right to bare … breasts? This Saturday marks the third annual “Go Topless” protest in which women are encouraged to take off their shirts and go topless in the name of gender equality. Held simultaneously in nine cities around the country — including Denver, Chicago and Miami — it aims to end shame around women’s bodies. The group’s founder and “spiritual leader” Maitreya Rael (yes of the cult The Raelians) says, “as long as men can be topless, constitutionally women should have the same right, or men should also be forced to wear something hiding their chest.”
The GoTopless group sees their cause as aligned with the fight for women’s suffrage and equality. They also “aim to help men differentiate between nudity and sexuality” by demystifying toplessness and rendering it normal. Keep reading »