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Quotable: John McCain And Snooki Sitting In A Tree

“I kind of think she might be too good looking to go to jail.”

— John McCain on Snooki’s recent legal woes. Snooki recently called McCain “really cute.” Ew. [via New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Betsey Johnson Brings The Noise To “Project Runway”

Fans of the ’90s, tulle, and “Sassy” magazine, get ready! Ebullient designer Betsey Johnson will be the guest judge on tonight’s episode of “Project Runway.” Tonight, the designers will be asked to make wearable items out of party store supplies (crepe paper bolero, anyone?).

It’s a tough challenge — apparently one designer ends up in the hospital tonight — and we’re wondering how Betsey’s quirkiness will mix with Michael Kors’ wit and Nina Garcia’s steely reserve. Betsey’s crazy style would have probably been “auf-ed” by Heidi Klum and the rest of the P-Run gang, so we’re expecting sparks to fly at the judging table. Keep reading »

What’s Your GTL Situation?

Over the years, the Frisky’s personal spiritual guide Mike “The SItuation” Sorrentino, of “Jersey Shore” fame, has given us many things to think about. Among them, how his lifestyle of Gym, Tanning, Laundry (GTL) applies to our own lives.

That’s why each Frisky lady gave us her own take on GTL (I personally follow CBL — Coffee, Brunch, Laundry). Check ‘em out after the jump and give us your own in the comments. Keep reading »

Hedge Fund Daughter’s Vanity Project Comes Out Of The Closet

Meet Emma Lasry. She’s the 18-year-old daughter of Avenue Capital Group hedge fund honcho Mark Lasry and the “closet bitch” behind “Closet Bitch.” And OK, yes, we kind of hate her. It’s not just that she’s 18 and has somehow coerced her father, friends and Khloe Kardashian into supporting this massively slick vanity project. Or that she’s pouncing around in a ridiculous biker-chick-meets-Ann-Taylor-at-the-outlet-mall leather get-up. It’s that her overproduced track encourages her fellow prep-school brats to come up with similar self-serving, ego-tastic projects. Plus, we think she’s going to be pretty embarrassed by all this when she gets to college.

Either way, at least her dad likes it: “The song is really good,” said Papa Lasry “It’s a catchy tune.” [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Why Are So Many Afghan Women Killing Themselves?

More bad news out of the Middle East: Fresh off Time magazine’s cover story on the state of Afghanistan (with accompanying extremely disturbing cover photo), a new report from Afghanistan’s Health Minister found that more than 23,000 women and girls attempted suicide there last year — a “several-fold” increase on previous years.

Around 48 percent of Aghanistan’s 23.6 million people are women — so that means around .2 percent of the country’s female population has attempted suicide. Compare that with the U.S. — where 2005 statistics found that 6,730 women committed suicide — or .004 percent — and you’ll see how shocking that really is. (Attempted suicide statistics are unavailable but most reports say there is one death for every 12 to 25 attempts.)

Why are so many Afghan women taking their own lives? Keep reading »

Have You Ever Made Your Guy’s Beard or Mustache Go Bye-Bye?

On last night’s “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart unveiled his new beard-free face. He said that he decided to shave the scruff after he and his family had a heart-to-heart about it and his kids told them they hated it. Now Jon has 30 percent more face and looks 100 percent less like a grizzled homeless man.

As you can probably tell, I’m not a fan of beards — or mustaches (unless they’re on Magnum P.I. and sitting squarely above a half-unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt). I may have even one time traded sex for the promise of a clean-shaven upper lip. And I know I’m not alone. Have you ever come face-to-face with unwanted scruff on your significant other’s face? Did you put up and shut up, or convince him to get rid of the offending facial hair? Keep reading »

It’s Quittin’ Time! Your Best Quitting Stories

We’ve been abuzz this week with news of flight attendant Steve Slater’s dramatic exit from a Jet Blue plane and (presumably) his job. Then we heard about the (confirmed as totally fake) woman who quit her job via a carefully worded series of dry erase board messages. It reminded us of one of our all-time favorite quitters — W. Neil Berrett — who quit via a GIANT SHEET CAKE (tasty and to-the-point!).

While we’ve certainly fantasized about leaving past jobs in a cloud of smoke, booze and tears, we’ve never actually done anything like the folks above. But we’re betting that some of you have a similar flair for the dramatic. So what’s the best or worst way you’ve ever quit a job? Keep reading »

Single Ladies, Rejoice! This Guy Wants to Make Sweet Music With You!

Ladies, this karaoke king is looking for love, and he’s not afraid to show it — or his chest. Sam, 45, from Sacramento, Calif., is “always trying to break new ground in karaoke,” and enjoys pop and rock — but absolutely NO COUNTRY, OK? This karaoke addict has a penchant for lo-fi video graphics and just wants a Tammi Terrell to go with his Marvin Gaye — or a Cher to his Sonny, if you will. Won’t you make him happy? Keep reading »

Starved For Celebrity: 10 Celebs With Bad Body Habits

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We were shocked and saddened to hear that “True Blood” star Kristin Bauer admitted that she pretty much starves herself to stay in shape for the show. “The other day I realized as long as I’m in this business, I’m going to be hungry” she told PopEater. “The camera really does add 10 pounds. I’m trying to stay under the weight I want to look like on TV. It’s a good incentive to stay slim and is probably adding years to my life.” What?! Perpetual hunger is no way to live, but it’s sadly common in Hollywood where celebrity ladies live and die by the scale. Bauer’s honesty is almost refreshing, amid a slew of celebs who claim that they stay stick thin through regular exercise and eating healthily. But many famous women aren’t immune to the pressures to be supernaturally thin — and we’ve compiled a list of other celebrity women who admitted that the fame game has had a negative impact on their health and body image. Take a lesson from them — thin is not as important as healthy.

Holy Chopsticks! Pop Tarts Sushi?

Big news in the snack world: Pop Tarts has unveiled its new flagship store in New York City’s Times Square — and a new taste sensation: Pop Tarts sushi. You’re on ideas fire, Pop Tarts!

What is Pop Tarts sushi? It’s minced bits of Pop Tarts wrapped in Fruit-by-the-Foot. Basically, it’s our wet dream of a snack. The snack scientists over at Pop Tarts have come up with around 30 new tarty treats, all of which combine the delicious high-fructose corn syrup-infused breakfast treat with surprising ingredients (Pop-Tarts Ants on a Log, anyone?).

The store will also feature Pop-Tarts themed light shows and Pop-Tarts video games, all of which we’re sure will be highly instructional. [NY Times] Keep reading »

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