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Online Confessional: Come Clean About Playing Dirty

Nerve.com, a sexy site for singles in New York City, has wormed its way into our pants with smutty copy and personal ads. Just yesterday they added yet another guilty pleasure: a relationship confessional. No priest necessary. Within a day, the section is brimming with tales of love — lost, hot, and sloppy. From “I once left a twenty on a nightstand after a one night stand with a really snobby bitch who had blown me off a year earlier” to “I seek out women that I’m not attracted to online. I talk to them, make them feel super-duper special, and get their hopes up. Then when it’s time to meet I withdraw and act aloof and end up never talking to them again,” the gossip is juicy. It’s perfect fodder for a slow day at work — when you’re not surfing The Frisky, that is. Keep reading »

Sign Of The Times

The Seattle Times is more uptight than, well, the subject of The Vagina Monologues. The paper refused to put in an ad for a local production of the girl power play by Eve Ensler because the image, a heart made out of labias, wasn’t “appropriate for their audience.” (But we’re pretty sure that well-informed newspaper readers already know about the vag.) The cherry on top of this story: the upcoming performances are sponsored by two reputable institutions, the National Council of Jewish Women and The Museum of History and Industry. The ad has been in other publications as well as put on display around town without complaint. The Seattle Times‘ refusal to print the ad has left Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg of B’nai Torah bewildered: “We have it hanging in several different places in our Temple.” The show will go on, as scheduled, despite the prudish press. It’s just sad and ironic since the purpose of the play is to openly and honestly discuss the va-jay-jay. [Ad Week] Keep reading »

Scarlett and Natalie Act Like Sisters

Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are BFF’s! To promote their new movie, The Other Boleyn Girl, in which they play sisters who vie for the love of King Henry VIII, they’ve been hitting the talk show circuit together. On The Today Show, while being interviewed by Matt Lauer, these gal pals kept giving each other sideways glances and then giggling, which we all know is girl code for “you’re my bestie” and “we totally have to rip on this later.” The pretty pair shares more than laughs, they’re together, all vamped up, on the cover of W magazine this month. While the picture will give your boyfriend something to lust after, their interviews will make you fall in love! Despite how perfectly cool they look and act, when they talk to each other, like any good girlfriends, their endearing insecurities come out. Scarlett says she’s sick of being called a “ho-bag” ever since she told Allure that gets tested for AIDS every six months and Natalie laments that she thinks people perceive her as boring. “I don’t think you’re boring,” Scarlett quickly reassures her. “Thanks, I appreciate that,” Natalie replies. Aw, that’s what friends are for. Their real dialogue is better than the movies! Although we definitely can’t wait to see them together on the big screen. [W Magazine] Keep reading »

The Daily Hotness: Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds has been on everyone’s lips this week. While we wish he was pressed against ours, rumor has it he and Scarlett Johansson might be engaged — the blonde bombshell was seen shopping for wedding dresses with her mom over the weekend. Although they’re denying the rumor, there is no denying how hot Ryan is. He’s so funny and yet still so fine. While we loved him in the ABC sitcom Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place back in the day, did you see him in that tight grey suit on the red carpet at the premier of Definitely, Maybe? This Van is driving us Wilder! Keep reading »

Dolly Puts The Back In Backwoods Barbie

While accepting an award in New York City last year, Dolly Parton said she had been known for two things throughout her career. “I’m talking about my music and my lyrics,” she joked. Sadly, it’s the two things on our dirty minds that are holding her back, no pun intended. Ms. Parton, 62, who has fittingly nicknamed her monumental boobs “shock” and “awe”, has postponed her tour due to back problems caused by carrying that weight a long time. The sequin-loving singer/songwriter will be stuck in bed for 6-8 weeks, but is expected to make a full recovery and begin touring in support of her soon-to-be-released record Backwoods Barbie in April. Yeehaw! Until then, we’ll just be watching the music video for her new single, “Better Get To Livin’” featuring Amy Sedaris (of Strangers With Candy fame). Get well soon, Dolly! [The Sun U.K.]

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Sexercise: Sweat It Out

We’re not sure if the British NHS (National Health Service) is just trying to lower their state health care costs or get their employees laid, but the agency is saying that having sex is a cure-all catch-all, lowering your risks for everything from heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis to the common cold. Ha! Finally proof that being slutty is good for you. (DUH!) But to get the full benefits of sexercise, as we ladies know, it’s got to be a release for both of you. And doing it right will even save you money on products. According to the NHS, orgasms prevent wrinkles from deepening, burn 300 calories an hour, make your hair shiny, and your skin smooth. O, it’s magic all right! [BBC] Keep reading »

Japan Is For Lovers

Sure, from square watermelons to batteries that run on pee, Japanese culture can seem a little backwards to us Americans. On Valentine’s Day, traditionally, Japanese women give the men they’ve had their eye on chocolates. Then a month later, on White Day, the men have the same opportunity to gift give. While the holiday pairing sounds middle school-style romantic, it doubles the amount of days singles want to die. But luckily, Tokyo-based cosmetics marketers Hime & Company understand that flying solo is hard to do. In addition to sick days and vacation, the sensitive CEO, Miki Hiradate, offers his employees paid leave after bad break ups: up to the age of 24, you get one day a year, 25-30 years of age get two days, 30 and up’s get three days, plus two extra mornings off for everyone to shop away their sorrows! It’s like the man knows we want to curl up and cry while surfing the internet for cute shoes. Keep reading »

Tame Your Manimal

Shamu, the talented killer whale, can stun audiences daily by jumping through mid-air. It’s an impressive show that takes a lot of training. Although most wives aren’t looking for athletic feats from their husbands, author Amy Sutherland was determined to find out if the same techniques they use to make animals jump on command would work on her spouse. After spending a year in animal-trainer school, Ms. Sutherland was ready to try out her tricks. While it may seem like a plot line for a sci-fi villain — a seductive woman trains men to bow to her will — the tips she learned worked like a charm on her partner. As if an obedient husband wasn’t enough of a pat on the back, her article on her experiences, published in The New York Times in 2006, received the most email response of any article all year! Now she’s sharing her secrets in new book released this week entitled, What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage and a movie is in the works. Her husband, who nowadays can always find his keys and doesn’t hover over her while she’s cooking, is onto her game and even uses the same techniques himself. In fact, “Shamu” has become a verb in their dialogue — as in, “Are you shamuing me?” [Newsweek and Amazon] Keep reading »

Researchers Prove You Can Love Someone Foreva-Eva

No pressure if you’re just keeping a relationship together to score a sweet present on Valentine’s Day, but according to the Wall Street Journal, neuroscientists in New York have been able to prove that you can love someone forever. While a group of pessimistic psychologists were trying to plot the decline of passion in couples over the course of two decades, they accidentally discovered a handful of couples who were still in love. Keep reading »

Hot Pieces Of Ass: The Guys Of Gossip Girl

The young guys of Gossip Girl, the hit CW show about Manhattan’s elite teens, are so sexy they make us feel like cougars. The barely legal boys, Penn Badgley (nice guy Dan), Chace Crawford (tortured prepster Nate), and Ed Westwick (bad-boy Chuck), are getting even closer than the steamy scripts permit in this month’s Out magazine. It’s a three for the price of one issue, since the gay men’s mag has found a way to fit them all into one frame and made the Gossip Guys cover boys with a full spread inside. The three were photographed wrestling, playing with Nerf guns, and crossing swords — not like that, you pervs! We’re talking fencing here! Whether or not they’re gay, straight, or taken (Crawford has been linked to country star Carrie Underwood), we can all get some hot prep school boy action without having to wait until Wednesday’s episode. Now that’s something we can all get behind. [Out Magazine] Keep reading »

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