Don’t let the name fool you — this mix is purely for mellow nighttime listening. Sure, there’s a couple of “less mellow” jams on there, too, but for the most part, these are some of my fave slightly darkwave-y, at-home-with-the-cats kind of tracks. Enjoy! And tell me what your songs of summer have been in the comments. Keep reading »
Everyone, I’d like you to meet Drag Queen Barbie. Created for Mattel (yep, this is a real, official, honest-to-God Barbie) by design duo The Blonds, the cross-dressing doll is decked out in a bejeweled mini dress, satin-lined fur cape, and some seriously smoky eye makeup. Drag Queen Barbie is a collector’s edition, so she doesn’t come cheap, but hey, $125 is a small price to pay to add a fierce gender-bending Barbie to your heteronormative doll collection. Currently available for pre-order at Barbie Collector, Drag Queen Barbie will be released just in time for Christmas, but if Santa forgets to bring you one, don’t get too discouraged–you can always DIY your own with a fabulous Barbie dress and a willing Ken Doll. [Clutch]
“Start with a polarizing stereotype, saturate with unapologetic flaws, and then add in a dash of humanity for good measure. Snooki is this party girl with tons and tons of makeup and she’s loud and obnoxious. But then she cries and calls her mom or gets pregnant or something and then you find yourself kind of liking her.”
– Reality TV show casting agent Sarah Monson explains her “Snooki principle,” which she uses to cast shows like “The Bachelor” and “Survivor.” If you need more advice on how to be a “polarizing stereotype” with “unapologetic flaws,” Monson has written a whole book on the subject called Me On TV: The First Ever Kick-Ass Guide To Get You On Any Reality TV Show. Yes, a whole book of tips on how to act like a backstabbing lunatic with no personal dignity! [Business Insider]
The full trailer for season seven of “Dexter” — which premieres September 30 — is out and dannnnnng it looks bananas. I was a little worried that the cliffhanger at the end of season six — when Deb walked in on Dexter mid-kill — would end up not amounting to much in season seven, with Dex convincing Deb that it was a one-time moment of insanity. But the trailer definitely indicates that Deb finds out much, much more as the season goes on, forcing her to choose between the brother she loves (and, ahem, is in love with) and the job she’s devoted to. But just how far with Dexter go to keep her quiet? I’ll guess we’ll have to watch to find out. Can’t wait!
Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, each year, 207,754 men and women are victims of sexual assault and 54 percent of the instances were not reported to the police. With occurrences of rape this high, filmmaker and author Jennifer Baumgardner needs your help to end the silence through her forthcoming documentary film, “It Was Rape.” Keep reading »
I’ve never really had any desire to go on a cruise until I heard there would be one with HOT CHEFS ON BOARD. Bravo’s “Top Chef” has announced a five-day voyage, which will set sail in April of 2013. Best part: Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will be hosting along with some other favorite “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants from past seasons including — I’m only mentioning the boys — Hubert Keller, Tim Love, Michael Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn, Hosea Rosenberg and Angelo Sosa (who actually kind of frightens me). No mention of the Voltagggio brothers YET. But they are besties with Mike Isabella so maybe? Guests will eat their way from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico while participating in fun activities like mock “Quickfire” challenges. Um, yes please. Tickets are on sale now for a $699 per foodie fan. I need it. [Hollywood Reporter]