If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and not been happy with what you saw reflected back at you, 150 Pounds is the novel for you. Written by Kate Rockland, the book tackles a heady issue for many women — body image — through the perspectives of two authentic and often at-odds female bloggers, as they examine what the “right” message is to send women about weight. Rockland’s voice is funny and smart, and despite the girly cover, 150 Pounds avoids the usual chick lit tropes. Much like cupcake, you won’t be able to put it down. [$15.82, Amazon]
So, it’s Day 5 of my life without he who I am not supposed to name but for SEO purposes will name just twice, once in the headline and once here RYAN GOSLING. Last night, I took my first bath without him. By that I mean, I took my first bath, basking in candlelight, drinking wine, without catching up on gossip about him on my iPad. It was hard, but I did it. Continue with me on this journey via the video above. (Please note: this video is SFW.)
It should come as no surprise that I am stupidly excited for “The Vow,” the latest Nicholas Sparks-esque [Thanks to the commenter who caught my error! -- Editor] romance starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. Based on the trailer, “The Vow” looks like almost everything I loved about “The Notebook” (Rachel McAdams! Memory loss!), minus he who I am not allowed to name, plus everything I loved about “Dear John” (Channing Tatum! Overwhelming odds!), multiplied by “Eternal Sunshine” and “50 First Dates.” In short, I will be there on Feb. 10, box of Kleenex in hand.
In honor of “The Vow,” let’s take a look down memory lane, specifically at the many romantic entanglements star Rachel McAdams has found herself in on the big screen… Keep reading »
I love me some Taylor Swift, but honestly, I never thought she was the Vogue type. Tay-Tay is more suburban mall than bombshell and all those princess dresses are not exactly fashion-forward. But lo and behold, here she is on the February 2012 issue of Vogue with straightened hair and a big-ass wide-brimmed hat. Taylor looks more grown-up than usual here … which I suppose is the point of posing for Vogue, no? [Styleite]
Over the weekend, the feminist blogosphere was all a-titter with the “news” that Jay-Z has sworn off using the word “bitch” in his rap lyrics after the birth of his baby Blue Ivy Carter. A poem posted online, which RollingOut.com claims was written by the rapper, says he’ll no longer use that “degradation.” Read it, after the jump! Keep reading »