On Tuesday night, I went to a yoga class. Truth be told, I really enjoyed it. But on the way out of the studio, I couldn’t help but overhear another student in the class say to her friend, “I feel so connected to the universe after that.” As someone who recoils at new agey expressions, I instantly felt turned off. I mean, yes, it felt lovely to exercise, breathe, and stretch—even though people speak of it in these terms, it never feels that spiritual to me.
So imagine what I thought when I read a Daily Beast piece this morning about the “yogasm”—the phenomenon of women having orgasms during a yoga class.
Apparently, this is a thing.
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“I feel almost embarrassed revealing this, because the genre has been so degraded in the past twenty years that saying you like romantic comedies is essentially an admission of mild stupidity. But that has not stopped me from enjoying them. I like watching people fall in love onscreen so much that I can suspend my disbelief in the contrived situations that occur only in the heightened world of romantic comedies. I have come to enjoy the moment when the male lead, say, slips and falls right on top of the expensive wedding cake. I actually feel robbed when the female lead’s dress doesn’t get torn open at a baseball game while the JumboTron camera is on her. I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.”
—Mindy Kaling of “The Office” confesses in the new issue of The New Yorker that she is a closet romantic comedy junkie and dreams of writing one some day. She goes on to break down the archetypes of the rom-com: the Klutz, the Ethereal Weirdo, the Woman Who Is Obsessed with Her Career and Is No Fun at All. Thanks to Mindy for defending this genre. Because when you’re feeling down on a Sunday night, nothing can cheer you up faster than cooking a good meal and watching a terrible rom-com. [New Yorker]
“It bothers me because, obviously, I know she’s healthy. She eats more than I do sometimes. She’s just a very [conscientious] eater, as far as what she eats. She eats pretty healthy, but she works out pretty hard too and she actually takes pride in the way she looks and it’s a shame that people will jump on the bandwagon just because she is fit … Whenever you get a picture taken of you, there’s always an angle that looks unflattering for anybody and it’s unfair to use those pictures as the basis of the way that you actually really look. She’s in fantastic shape and very healthy and I love the way she looks.”
—Eddie Cibrian talks to “Access Hollywood” about all the hubbub over LeAnn Rimes‘ super skinny body. While I like that he is defending his wife, he does realize that a lot of the photos drawing the concern have been posted by LeAnn herself, right? [Zap2It]
Since Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have outshone her of late in the alien-esque fashion, Crayola-colored hair department, it appears that Rihanna has decided to go a little bit country. While shooting a new video for “We Found Love” in Ireland, it appears that RiRi has fashioned herself a bikini out of bandanas. What do you think? She also apparently shocked the owner of the farm she was shooting on by going topless for a few minutes, but that is another story. [Huffington Post, MTV]
“On Tuesdays before elimination, Hank would come over to the set and bring a bottle of wine, and we would have sex in the trailer before the results show. Whenever you saw me smiling on camera on Tuesdays, it’s because I just had sex.”
—Kendra Wilkinson writes in her new memoir, Being Kendra, about how she kept her spirits up for “Dancing With The Stars” elimination shows. Hope this year’s contestants are listening. [PopBytes]
Apparently, Kendra and her husband Hank Baskett are into having sex just about anywhere but the bedroom. More after the jump. Keep reading »
On “The Playboy Club,” Sean Maher plays a man who is gay, but is in a sham marriage with a bunny. And it appears that art is sure imitating life here. This week, Sean sat down with Entertainment Weekly to reveal that, like his character, he is gay and has been hiding it for the 14 years he’s been working as an actor on TV shows like “Firefly.” Not only that, Sean is a family man. He has been with his partner Paul for nine years and they have two children, Sophia and Liam. (Take that, Patti Stanger.)
“This is my coming out ball,” Sean exclaims in the article. “I’ve been dying to do this … I’ve never been asked about it publicly, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t paint a different picture.”
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Oh those silly celebrities. Recently, we have noticed so many famous ladies winking at the camera. Now in a few cases—like for Kate Beckinsale and Lindsay Lohan—the pose looks beautiful. But in most cases, it turns a person into a wonky faced one-eyed ogre. Seriously, winking at the camera can even make a supermodel look bizarre. Here’s hoping that after seeing this, folks put the kabosh on the popular facial posturing.
“I cry during ASPCA commercials, other than that I’m pretty cold-hearted … We tried to make ’50/50′ as honest as we could. Life is funny and sad and even when Will was going through treatment we were still sitting around having the most ridiculous conversations.”
—Seth Rogen talks about his new movie “50/50,” about his best friend Will Reiser’s diagnosis with cancer, and answered a reporter’s question about whether he has a soft side. What?!?! Seth cries at ASPCA commercials, too? We are obviously kindred spirits as those commercials make me go through, like, a box of Kleenex a week. [Monsters and Critics]
How can you tell George Costanza is entering a room? From the little bit of light shining off his bald spot. Sure, it might not be the most desirable characteristic, but it made the otherwise-horrible George slightly endearing. So we were kind of shocked when, last week, actor Jason Alexander showed up to an event … with a full head of hair. The thing is, we know Jason in his natural state. And so can assume he must have done Hair Club For Men or some such thing. And still, with hair, he just doesn’t look right. [The Daily What]
This got me thinking—some guys are just meant to be bald. When they grow in hair, it just looks wrong. After the jump, prime examples.
Celebrities seem to get into trouble on airplanes way too often. Usually, they did something kind of wack—like when Gerard Depardieu emptied his bladder or when Josh Duhamel refused to get off his BlackBerry. But when Leisha Hailey of “The L-Word” got booted off a Southwest Airlines flight yesterday, she says it was for a very different reason. She says she was kicked off the flight for kissing her girlfriend.
“I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a ‘family’ airline and kissing was not ok,” she tweeted yesterday after the incident. “This is an outrage. I demand a public apology by @SouthwestAir and a refund. Hate is not a family value. I will never fly this airline.”
She claims to audio and video of the entire incident, and is now calling for a boycott.
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