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Frisky Q&A: Clinton Kelly Of “What Not To Wear” Is Judging You

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“What Not To Wear” is my go-to channel-surfing show — and if it’s a weekend marathon, I will binge on six straight episodes like Lady Gaga at a lobster hat sale. What’s not to like? The women (and occasionally men) nominated by their loved ones for “What Not To Wear” are all-too-relatable with their style problems: the baggy clothes, the closets filled with dresses that don’t fit anymore. And the hosts, Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, make all the funny-but-firm observations that most of us think but don’t want to say.

With hundreds of episodes filled with “fashion don’ts” under his belt, Clinton debuts a new book next week called Oh No She Didn’t! The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them. But don’t expect “What Not To Wear” makeovers past to get raked over the coals. No joke, Clinton said Oh No She Didn’t was written based on what he saw tourists wearing in New York City’s Times Square!

At the end of a long day filming “What Not To Wear,” Clinton called me for a, um, colorful conversation about the new book, hairy legs and armpits, and why you should leave French manicures to the whores. Oh, and he called me a “little bitch.” Keep reading »

“Bachelor Pad” Winners Share Their Plans For The Money. And They Are Lame.

I know this question has been burning a hole in your hearts for the past few weeks: Whatever happened to Dave Good and Natalie Getz, the pair who won “Bachelor Pad“? Well, they are no longer together, which seemed pretty obvious to anyone who watched the final episode. They opted to share the $250K grand prize, so each walked away with $125K, which translates to $90K after taxes. Natalie, as she promised, is spending her loot paying off her student loans. She’s also using the cash to found a celebrity stylist firm, which is tragic considering that the girl’s favorite item of clothing is the tutu.

But Dave has far sillier plans for his money. Keep reading »

Princess-ification Is Everywhere … Even The Bible

I am no Biblical scholar. Far from it. But there is one thing I know from the Bible stories that I have read: there weren’t any princesses. Or frilly dresses, tutus or tiaras. Not so in My Princess Bible, a pink-washed Bible storybook for young girls about “God’s special princess.”

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Further Proof That “The Secret” Really Does Change Lives

If this animated, Amazon customer review doesn’t motivate you to read The Secret, then I don’t now what will. Hey wait! How come my copy didn’t come with a deadly weapon? Maybe I should add one to my vision board. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Snooki Is Writing A Book! 8 Concepts She Should Consider

A few months back, our dear Snooki tweeted, “I have mind blowing news! I am officially reading my first book! Lmao! Nicholas Sparks ‘dear John!’ … I’m proud of myself.” But now, our favorite lady from “Jersey Shore” has graduated from reading books to writing them. Snooki will be releasing her first book in January, via publisher Simon & Schuster, who we hope have very patient copy editors on staff considering the grammatical atrocities of the tweet above. It’s called A Shore Thing and it’s a novel about a “girl looking for love on the boardwalk.” In other words, it’s thinly veiled fiction. And sounds totally boring.

After the jump, eight book concepts we think would’ve been a little better for Snooks. Perhaps her follow-up? Keep reading »

Jaycee Lee Dugard Writing A Memoir

Nothing could make me want to read a memoir by 16-year-old Justin Bieber. Nor am I interested in Demi Moore’s life story. Or Anne Heche’s, or Laura Bush’s, or basically 90 percent of the famous folks who have released autobiographies in recent years. But Jaycee Lee Dugard? Yep, that is a memoir I would like to read. Keep reading »

And The Winner Is … The Best First Concert Story

Last week, we asked you tell us about your first concert experience in the hopes of winning a copy of Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records. Check out the two winners’ stories after the jump. Keep reading »

Gabe And Jenny Hate Books, Love Dilbert


Gabe Liedman and “SNL” alum Jenny Slate are best friends. They’re also some of the funniest people we wish we were buddies with. In this video, Jenny and Gabe explore their thoughts on “what the hell is wrong with books,” Dilbert, and hating rice. [Urlesque] Keep reading »

Win This! “Our Noise: The Story Of Merge Records” Book

We pretty much think the last good music made came out in the ’90s — and the guys and girls of Merge Records were behind a lot of it. Indie rock bands like Superchunk, Seam, and Neutral Milk Hotel provided the soundtrack for our teenage lives and beyond.

Merge Records is special not only because of the great music it puts out, but also because the label founders are musicians themselves. Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance of Superchunk founded the label, and it’s their artist-focused aesthetic that really drives the Merge machine. Keep reading »

Is “Hunger Games” The Next “Twilight”?

Though The Hunger Games has nowhere near the level of pop culture saturation as Twilight, the young adult trilogy is quickly gaining the same rabid fan base. But the similarities between the two fiction phenomenons end about there. The Hunger Games books present a world much darker than Stephenie Meyers’ land of glittery vampires and sullen girls. The story revolves around a post-apocalyptic society controlled by a greedy government working from a place called the Capitol. Keep reading »

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