It’s Wednesday night, your parents are out, and you’re alone in your big, empty suburban house. What do you? If you’re a 14-year-old boy in Prospect Heights, Illinois, you hire a prostitute online. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it), the boy’s “Risky Business”-esque plan was foiled when the prostitute arrived and instead of deflowering him, sprayed him with pepper spray and stole his piggy bank. Yep, seriously. Police tracked down the prostitute at a nearby motel and charged her with armed robbery. It’s unclear if the boy will face consequences for trying to pay for sex, but I think it’s safe to say he won’t be reenacting any more Tom Cruise movies anytime soon. [Gawker]
Bloody Mary garnishes used to be pretty basic: a celery stick, olives, maybe a cocktail shrimp or two. Then came bacon strips and mini cheeseburgers. And now, well, look at this bloody monster, served up by O’Davey’s Irish Pub in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It’s topped with a slightly precarious looking tower of garnishes including popcorn, bacon, peanuts, beans, sausage, a soft pretzel, nachos, cheesburger sliders, a hot dog, pickles, crackers, cheese curd, and a Brewers flag. If this doesn’t cure your hangover (and give you a different kind of stomach ache), nothing will. [Neatorama]
“When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car. I think I’ve played a lawyer so many times in movies, I think I am a lawyer – and clearly I’m not a lawyer. So, I learned a lot.”
–Reese Witherspoon finally broke her silence about her arrest for disorderly conduct in a Thursday morning interview with “Good Morning America.” As we all know now, Reese went a little crazy on the Atlanta cop who was arresting her husband Jim Toth for DUI, launching into a “Do you know who I am?” rant. In the interview, Reese does seem genuinely apologetic and appropriately mortified about her behavior. “I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked,” she explains. “I said all kinds of crazy things. I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant! I said crazy things.” Oh Reese, Elle Woods would have prepared much better arguments than that. [NY Daily News]
Welcome to a new style feature, my friends. The title is pretty self-explanatory (OMG! I love your hair!), but basically, since I’m always on the lookout for hair inspiration, I thought it would be fun to give a weekly shoutout to some of the fabulous ‘dos from around the web. First up: this perfectly messy chignon style from Kate over at The Small Things Blog. I love styles that purposefully look a little undone because there’s no pressure to have a shiny, slicked back finished product–if you miss a few pieces or position the bun slightly off center, it just adds to the effect. Check out her video tutorial to get the look for yourself (in about five minutes, natch!).
This past weekend Nick and I went to The Grand Ole Opry and it. was. awesome. The auditorium itself was beautiful, and I was blown away by performances by Rhonda Vincent (seriously, watch her bluegrass version of “Jolene” and try not to fall in love with her!), The Striking Matches, and a bunch of classic country crooners paying tribute to the late George Jones. But my favorite thing about it? The fashion, of course! From the 80-year-old guys wearing sequined blazers to the preponderance of cowboy hats and bolo ties in the audience, it was country-fried glamour at its best. I couldn’t resist seeking out a few Opry-inspired must haves. Get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
By all accounts, 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot was a model student at Bartow High School in Florida. She got good grades and had never been in trouble. On a recent morning before school, Wilmot mixed a couple household chemicals together in an 8-ounce water bottle that caused, according to witnesses, a small popping sound and a puff of smoke. No one was hurt and no property was damaged. Wilmot immediately explained to school staff that she was conducting a science experiment out of curiosity. Her principal, Ron Pritchard, believes her: “She made a bad choice. Honestly, I don’t think she meant to ever hurt anyone. She wanted to see what would happen [when the chemicals mixed] and was shocked by what it did.”
This story could have ended there, but since Wilmot’s experiment caused an explosion, she was taken into custody by the school police officer, charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds (a felony), and will be tried as an adult. She was also expelled from school. Say what?! Keep reading »