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Romantic Gestures: What Makes Us Gag & What’s Truly Heartwarming

Hate to say it, but some romantic gestures are gross and cheesy and not at all what we want when a guy is trying to make a statement. That said, there are some really, really sweet, kind, funny things a man can do to melt our cold hearts. Here are the ten things we’d seriously rather you not do to woo us, plus ten gestures that really will turn us to mush.

Things That Are Intended To Be Romantic But Provoke Gag Reflex
1. Having your date get down on his knees at a movie theater and serenade you to New Edition’s “Mr. Telephone Man”.
2. Having your date order for you (um maybe I wanted the chicken?)
3. Rolling in money “Indecent Proposal” style. Money is one of the dirtiest and most germ-infested things on the planet.
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The 10 Biggest Breakups Of 2008

More attention is paid when a famous couple calls it quits than when they tie the knot. How come? Because they’re more interesting duh! While breakups are sad, there’s something about famous people that makes the 50 times more dramatic. Perhaps it’s the various media outlets they trash talk to, the rumors surrounding them, or just the fact that everyone knows about it. Here are our top ten splits in ’08. Keep reading »

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Watch The First Five Seasons Of “Nip/Tuck”

We may be “Gossip Girl” fanatics, but there is a duo on TV that put Blair and Serena to shame, and that would be Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy. Before their return in January, you need to get hooked on “Nip/Tuck.” Despite the gore factor (which, trust, you get used to) this is the sexiest show on television. Not just a show about plastic surgery, “Nip/Tuck” is much, much more; drama, sex, murder, sex, scandal, sex, mystery, sex, you get the picture. Plus they have hilarious and wonderful guest stars — catch up on all the episodes online or through Netflix.

See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Wants To Get Closer To God

  • Jessica Simpson wants to become religious scholar. What inspired her? A documentary about the Da Vinci Code! Her father, a former-minister, must be kind of insulted. [The Sun U.K.]
  • Condom preference says a lot about a man. [College Candy]
  • The Mary-Kate Olsen pregnancy rumors are still on? Really? People, she’s a twig. It’s just not possible. [The Superficial]
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    Quickies!: Happy Holidays! Have A Free Pap Smear!

  • Happy Holidays from Planned Parenthood! The organization is giving away free women’s health services. [College Candy]
  • A flowchart to losing your virginity. [Holy Taco]
  • Jamie Lynn Spears had lipo during her pregnancy? No way y’all! She’s ready to sue. [The Superficial]
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    Crave: Mary Green Sleep Mask

    Sleep is essential for health, beauty, and overall well being. Of course, it can be hard to get quality shut-eye with the neighbor’s lights creeping through your shades – or your man reading late in the sack. Luckily, Mary Green makes this sassy series of sleep masks. Try wearing one on an airplane; you might make a new friend – or four. Sweet Dreams, indeed! [$21, A Tropical Affair] Keep reading »

    Who Should Britney Spears Date Next (With Or Without Daddy’s Approval)?

    In Rolling Stone‘s cover story on Britney Spears (on newsstands today), the singer describes some recent dates she’s been on, all “supervised” by her assistant. While none of the dates have been successful, it goes without saying that post-Federline and post-breakdown, Papa Spears is keep a very close eye on who his daughter hangs out with. While some say Britney still holds a candle for Adnan Ghalib, we think she should drop that trash and, when she’s ready, find herself a man who’s not going to use her. Who knows what her mom and dad will approve of — they don’t seem to want too many people to get close to Britney and her millions — but we have some suggestions that could totally work. Keep reading »

    We See Chick Flicks: Four Christmases

    Starring Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall, Tim McGraw, & Kristen Chenoweth

    Let me start by saying that I’m probably not the most biased reviewer, considering I’ve been dying to see this movie since it was cast. In terms of pure movie enjoyment and giggles, Reese Witherspoon is my favorite actress and Vince Vaughn is my favorite actor. Could I have been more excited to find out that they were in a rom-com together? Um, no. As I’d hoped, Reese was perfectly adorable as always and Vince Vaughn, playing himself, per usual, had me almost peeing myself from the beginning. Needless to say, this is the perfect post-Turkey Day movie. Light, fluffy, funny, and, oh hell, heartwarming. Full review after the jump… Keep reading »

    The Hills: LC And Justin Bobby? No Way, Jose!

    Despite my sometimes strong aversion to “The Hills,” my DVR was totally set for last night’s showdown. Poor Audrina, hasn’t she had enough trouble with “bad boy” Justin Bobby? Now she hears that her best friend hooked up with him? But would Lauren ever touch someone she hates that much? Hmmm. This was going to be a dramafest.
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    The Frisky Gift Guide: From Some Of Our Favorite Sites

    Autumn could be the fastest season. Just yesterday it was Indian summer and today there’s Christmas music on the radio, trees with twinkling lights, and my mother is asking for my Christmas list. Wait, she’s actually been asking since like August…but the point is that the holidays are suddenly around the corner! Black Friday is only a week away, so it’s time to start prepping your lists if you don’t want to be panicking in a sweat at the mall on December 24th (which is what my dad does.) Lucky for all of us, some websites out there have already created the ultimate gift guides. After the jump… Keep reading »

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