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Jenny McCarthy: “The Best Advice I Have Is To Date A Lot”

With a new comedy special premiering this Valentine’s Day on EPIX, we were super pumped to get the chance to chat with Jenny McCarthy about everything from her affinity for new-age literature to her inability to watch a movie all the way through. If Dirty Sexy Funny is anything like Jenny’s candid advice on dating, beauty, and…

By: The Gloss / February 14, 2014

10 Valentine’s Day Fails That Will Make Your Crappy Plans Seem Romantic

Valentine’s Day is a beautiful holiday that comes but once a year. As it fast approaches, I’m sure you’re on the lookout for the perfect lovey-dovey token to give your sweetheart. This Valentine’s Day, I urge you to think outside the candy box. It’s time to push the limit and look for truly interesting gifts that…

By: The Gloss / February 14, 2014

Courageous Breast Cancer Survivor’s Naked Facebook Photos Reveal The Reality Of Fighting Cancer

A breast cancer survivor in Australia posted powerful, naked photos on Facebook to show the hidden effects of breast cancer on a woman’s body, which is something that goes largely unmentioned when we think about breast cancer. Her goal is to raise awareness about cancer prevention, and expose the reality of the disease, as opposed…

By: The Gloss / February 13, 2014

Stephanie Seymour’s Sexy Family Photos For Harper’s Bazaar Will Give You The Creeps

We always love seeing more of the 90s supermodels we grew up with, so we were thrilled to hear Stephanie Seymour was doing a photo shoot with Harper’s Bazaar. Then we heard that the shoot was with her sons, 20-year-old Peter and 17-year-old Harry, who are good-looking and interesting in the way that the children of supermodels and…

By: The Gloss / February 12, 2014

Cate Blanchett’s Secret For A Happy Marriage: Reading Each Other’s Email

Cate Blanchett seems to have it all together. While we were hoping the big personal secret she’d reveal this weekend would be the key to her perfect skin, she instead descended to Earth to reveal the secret to a happy marriage: Sharing an email address. Read more on The Gloss…

By: The Gloss / February 12, 2014

Female Olympian’s ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ Proves We’re All Still A Bunch of Prudes

Russian speedskater Olga Graf earned herself a bronze medal in Sunday’s women’s 3000 meter race, and then celebrated with what’s being heralded as a massive “wardrobe malfunction.”In what turned out to be the least revealing flashing of all time, Graf unzipped her suit after winning, and flashed a bit of chest. At this point, I…

By: The Gloss / February 10, 2014

It Happened To Me: I Saw A White Girl On My Train And I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It

The subway can be pretty crowded at night, especially coming into Brooklyn from Manhattan. We’re usually packed in like sardines before spilling out onto the platform in little clusters as we head deeper into the bowels of the borough. The scene was no different last Saturday night. After my evening of listening to raucous hi…

By: The Gloss / January 29, 2014

New App Can Tell You If You’re Going Out With A Sex Offender

If you’re an avid Tinder user or an OkCupid enthusiast, there’s a new app that can help protect you from the possible dangerous consequences of meeting up with people IRL. NameTag uses facial recognition software to give you all the details on a potential date– including whether or not they’re a registered sex offender. It’s basically…

By: The Gloss / January 11, 2014

The Truth About Egg Donation

I donated eggs — to gay men, through an agency, in exchange for money — twice in my twenties. At one point, I was in the Washington Post about it. As a result of going public, I’ve gotten a good number of questions about it, and more requests than I can count from young women writing for…

By: The Gloss / January 5, 2014

WTF? People Are Tweeting Their Incest Fantasies

I was clicking about the internet, looking for some news when I happened upon this gem of a piece on the Huffington Post entitled “There Are Plenty Of Twitter Users Who FInd Their Cousins Hot.” It’s just what the doctor ordered for a “Law & Order: SVU” fan with twisted curiosities.

On Christma…

By: The Gloss / January 1, 2014

I Cannot Handle How Much An Applebee’s New Year’s Eve Cost

An ultra-planned New Year’s Eve is rarely a perfectly smooth experience,* to say the least, what with wayward dates, freezing temps, and wildly crowded bars. But one restaurant franchise thinks you will be willing to spend an exorbitant amount of attending its NYE party because obviously, it is probably your best–if not only–bet. Ladies and gentlemen, I…

By: The Gloss / December 31, 2013

How To Deal With His Crazy Ex

He’s going to refer to her as “his crazy ex” so there’s not going to be an doubt that she is 1) an ex and 2) crazy. He’s most likely wrong about the latter, but let’s let that slide. What should you do? Find out on The Gloss …

By: The Gloss / December 28, 2013

Christmas Recut: What If “The Santa Clause” Was A Heart-Stopping Thriller? (Video)

It’s that magical time of year when we all gather together with our friends and family and rewatch the Christmas movies that we’ve all seen fourteen thousand times. Snuggled under a blanket, with a mug of hot cocoa in our hands, it certainly does feels like the most wonderful time of year. In an effort to add…

By: The Gloss / December 22, 2013

10 Holiday Inspired Baby Names That Make My Skin Crawl

I’ve known a few Noelles and Hollys in my day, so the trend of giving your baby a name inspired by the season when it was born—especially a magical season like Christmas—isn’t anything new. And we’ve all heard seasonal names like April, Summer, and Autumn before. (Secret confession: Autumn was my number one, all-time favorite…

By: The Gloss / December 7, 2013

You Should Boycott Louis Vuitton Because Kanye Said So

Kanye West just ordered us all to boycott Louis Vuitton. We know you were planning on buying at least six logo-covered Speedy bags on your lunch break this afternoon, but you’d better hold off on that for a few months, because Kanye says so and Kanye is the boss of you. Read more on The Gloss…

By: The Gloss / November 26, 2013

Alexa Chung Anxious To Design Cats For Your Nipples

Whether you think she’s crazy overrated or you actually want to emulate her manic pixie style, TV presenter/hipster It girl Alexa Chung is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. From her collaboration with Madewell to her memoir/scrapbook/style guide to her kinda sorta hangover-inspired makeup line with Eyeko, Alexa’s basically done everything except design her own clothing line. Read

By: The Gloss / November 24, 2013

10 Reasons Women Don’t Care If Men Like Their Clothes

All fashion-forward women must cease and desist IMMEDIATELY! Douse your closet in gasoline and light a match! We have reason to believe that some men don’t like some of our current fashion trends! 

Here’s the thing, nameless bros: femininity doesn’t exist just to entice men. We don’t spend every waking moment wondering how we…

By: The Gloss / November 21, 2013

On The Very Annoying Girls Who Dabble Like Tourists In The Sex Industry

One encounters a lot of tourists in the sex industry. While many clients are technically tourists–visiting from other cities, states, or countries–I’m talking about working tourists.

Work tourists are young women, usually either college educated or in the process of getting a college education, who hear about how empowering sex work is, and decide…

By: The Gloss / November 7, 2013

My Strange First Day Working In An Erotic Massage Parlor

I was not impressed at all with the lack of notice for my first appointment.

I barely had time to rush back to the little basement dressing room, change into shoes that weren’t completely ratty and gross, and gather my nerves before I got the text message from “Marjorie” informing me that my…

By: The Gloss / November 4, 2013

20 Sexy, Grown-Up Bras For Women With Extra-Small Breasts

If you have smaller breasts, it can be hard to find bras made for your body that aren’t made for preteens, because for some reason the lingerie industry has yet to discover that women’s breasts and bodies come in all sizes. After finding a slew of bras that are available in larger sizes, I got a…

By: The Gloss / November 2, 2013