John Krasinski is not particular high on my list of celeb crushes; in fact, most of the time he’s not even on my radar (to be fair, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Farrell take up most of my hot celeb mental real estate), but damn, John Krasinski in this outfit just became my #1 celeb crush. I have such a weakness for guys in cardigans, but throw in a striped tie and a checkered shirt and I don’t stand a chance. Emily Blunt is one lucky lady. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
In case you needed more proof that our president is awesome, check out this clip of Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the most recent round of “Star Trek” movies, describing the first time he met President Obama on the campaign trail. “He gave me the … Vulcan salute,” Quinto explains, “And I was like, ‘I really want to hang out with you so much more now. You’re cool.’” Sigh. This story warms my nerdy, liberal heart. [Team Coco]
As much as I can appreciate a grand cathedral or a museum filled with classic paintings, sometimes there’s nothing better than a big, beautiful rainbow stretching across the sky. After seeing a particularly stunning specimen appear over the Portland skyline this weekend, I got to wondering about the best places in the world to see rainbows, and I found seven locations where the climate and landscape combine to create epic rainbows on a regular basis. Who wants to join me on a rainbow world tour? Click through the gallery to see where we’re going!
Dear Whoever Was In Charge Of The Guest List For The Upscale Walgreens Opening Party In Hollywood,
I’m sitting here at my computer, sipping my second cup of coffee, and looking at photos of Fergie and Mark McGrath posing on the red carpet. This might sound like a pretty standard moment in the life of a pop culture blogger, but there’s one difference: instead of smiling genially at the reminder that Mark McGrath still exists and is starting to look like a wax museum version of himself, I’m seething with rage and disappointment. Because you see, Mark and Fergie weren’t just posing on any old red carpet, they were posing on a red carpet rolled out for the opening of a new upscale Walgreens superstore in LA, and, due to a seriously tragic oversight, it seems I wasn’t invited… Keep reading »
When 13-year-old Mckenna Pope asked her 4-year-old brother Gavin what he wanted for Christmas, he answered “a dinosaur and an Easy-Bake Oven.” Best Christmas list ever, right? But Mckenna soon found out that getting him a living, breathing dinosaur would be much less complicated than getting him an Easy-Bake Oven, thanks to the gender-specific way Hasbro markets the popular cooking toy. Boys, it seems, aren’t supposed to want Easy-Bake Ovens.
As Mckenna did more research, she “found it quite appalling that boys are not featured in packaging or promotional materials for Easy Bake Ovens,” and she found the implications even more disturbing: “I feel that this sends a clear message: women cook, men work.” So she decided to do something about it… Keep reading »
With apologies to Jackie O, I think Michelle Obama is the most stylish first lady this country has ever had, and her fashion choices just keep getting better. Case in point: the stunning Michael Kors gown she donned for the Kennedy Center Honors last night. With its glittering gold fabric and jeweled neckline, it’s a little edgy and totally elegant. This right here, folks, is an iconic fashion moment. Check out another pic of Mrs. O’s amazing dress after the jump! Keep reading »
When loafers and smoking slippers started showing up in women’s shoe sections, I was skeptical. Was this Hugh Hefner-inspired footwear really going to catch on? The answer, I soon found out, was a resounding “YES!” These days, everyone from your 15-year-old niece to Hollywood’s leading ladies are rocking these casual kicks. Click through to see how 10 celeb ladies are styling their loafers…
This sea salt soap would be the perfect stocking stuffer for all the hard-to-buy-for guys on your gifting lists this year. Not only is the graphic design on point, the soap itself is full of clarifying minerals and it lathers up enough to be used in place of shaving cream. Beautiful and efficient is a great combo. [$6, Mabel & Zora]
I love cannoli, but they’re so rich I can barely finish a normal-sized one without getting a stomach ache. When I saw a picture of the world’s largest cannoli, created for the New England Dessert Showcase last year, I didn’t exactly want to eat it. I did, however, want to climb inside it like a sleeping bag, doze off, and have sweet dreams of chocolate and ricotta. [Boston Foodie]
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is that it’s one of the only socially acceptable times to dress like a human disco ball. If I had my way I would wear this dress every day of my life (even days that included grocery shopping and dentist appointments), so I get really excited to peruse all the gold sequin blazers and red sequin mini dresses that fill the stores every November. But I understand that not everyone shares my philosophy that there is no such thing as too many sequins. Maybe you want to add a little sparkle into your wardrobe this holiday season without going overboard. Maybe you’re looking for something festive you can wear to work without looking like that crazy Christmas-obsessed lady who has a motion-activated Santa Claus figure on her desk. Whatever your reason, I found 10 lovely pieces of clothing that are embellished with a mere smattering of sequins, just for you. Click through to check ‘em out…