It wasn’t all immaculately turned out Tilda Swintons and stunning Zoe Saldanas at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. No, there were some terrible fashions, too. And though some of these actresses may have won big at the SAGs, they definitely disappointed on the style front. Click through to find out who sagged at the SAGs.
Last night, Hollywood’s most self-congratulatory award show was held, as actors celebrated each other. That meant that everyone who is anyone cleared their schedule to make it down the red carpet and, for the most part, they brought it in the style department. First up — our picks for the best dressed of the night. Later, Julie will present the worst dressed, and after that, she and I debate those we disagreed on. We don’t always see eye-to-eye…
A little over a week ago, we introduced a new feature, Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha, in which we document egregious examples of companies trying to sell shirts as dresses, or celebrities forgoing pants, or, well, you get the picture. This week we have some awesome reader submissions to add to the mix. Remember, if you’re shopping online or checking out celebrity photos and spot a Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha moment, send the link to email@example.com and we’ll feature it in a post. Stay vigilant. Wear pants when necessary. And click through for this week’s roundup of awkward crossed legs and thigh clenching…
The key to not feeling poor, I’ve discovered, is choosing the right things to spend your money on. I skip cable and splurge on fancy dinners. I deny myself cab rides so I can get weekly pedicures. It’s all about making financial choices that make me feel good. If you are reading this right now, then you’ve probably surmised that I make my living as a writer. We all know what this means: (relative) poorness for life barring some stroke of financial luck. And there are none in my foreseeable future. But I’m not whining. At the start of each year, I decide on a few choice purchases that will make me feel rich. This past year, it was a duvet cover, a Mac laptop, a fancy coffee maker, a maid once a month, a weekend beach share and pair of expensive French boots. Click through to see what I’m spending my hard earned duckets on this year. Don’t worry, it’s not a horse. But a girl can dream.
L’chaim! Another one joins the tribe! Drew Barrymore is reportedly converting to Judaism before she marries fiance Will Kopelman, because being a shiksa won’t fly. It’s time to start brushing up on the Torah and boot up that old episode of “Sex and the City” where Charlotte converts for Harry Goldblatt. [New York Observer]
Drew Barrymore isn’t the only blushing bride making the move to matzo. Many celebrities have made the spiritual switch for love.
Zoe Saldana is kind of, maybe just a little bit, having a moment. She progressed from a young ballerina yearning for success in 2000′s Center Stage to the prettiest Na’vi in Avatar. Now, she’s taken on a public persona as Bradley Cooper’s latest (rumored) arm candy, not to mention a good samaritan who rushed to the aid of a woman injured in a car crash last week. She also appears to have an uncanny eye for style: she’s evaded many of the fashion pitfalls that many young (and not-so-young) actresses face. Basically, the girl can do no wrong, from the red carpet to the streets of Culver City. Keep reading »
Late last year, several female students in the town of LeRoy, New York, came down with a bizarre illness. They began experience Tourettes-like symptoms, including painful tics and spasms and vocal outbursts. The girls all went to their doctors, but no physical or medical cause could be found. The high school the girls attended was tested for potential environmental toxins, but none were discovered. And finally, it was determined that the 12 girls who experienced these debilitating symptoms were actually suffering from mass hysteria. Keep reading »
Fox Searchlight knows what they can get away with in the U.S. — not much — but when it comes to marketing their movie “Shame” abroad, they wanted to push the envelope. Now, they didn’t dare put Michael Fassbender’s exposed cock on the Hungarian promotional poster, but they sure as s**t tried to get away with using his semen. What a cool, edgy font. I wonder if I can download it somewhere? Anyway, sadly, the Hungarians were not too fond of the poster and it was banned — but not before being uploaded to the internet and convincing me I need to see the film ASAP. Nice work, Fox Searchlight! [Anomalous Material]
Let’s take a look at some other movie posters that were banned for being too sexy and provocative.
Ladyparts are oh-so-problematic. They smell. They’re hairy. And when you wear super-tight clothing, they don’t automatically invert inside your body like an oyster to prevent camel toe. Can’t a girl give herself a yeast infection in peace? Luckily, the marketplace has generously stepped in to “help” us “solve” this beguiling conundrum. We just heard about the Smooth Groove, an invention out of Britain that looks like a snazzy, black-and-white athletic cup. Smooth Groove’s website claims, without attribution, “A staggering 55 percent of women, irrespective of age size or weight experience camel toe at some point.” Um, really? Who is conducting those surveys?! No one has ever asked me about my camel toe. [Smooth Groove]
Let’s check out some more camel toe prevention products for those who like their dignity intact, as well as their leggings extra-snug.
Educational television in the 80s and early 90s was undeniably awesome: I mean, we had LeVar Burton encouraging us to read, an astronaut teaching us how to draw, a Jack Russell Terrier acting out Don Quixote, and a variety of manic scientists conducting crazy experiments for our viewing pleasure. No wonder we turned out so charming and clever. Ready for a trip down memory lane? Here’s a roundup of our favorites and the important lessons they taught us. Feel free to add your own TV memories in the comments!