The mothers on “Toddlers & Tiaras” are notorious for making questionable judgment calls when it comes to their children. Bare midriffs, heavy makeup, risque dance moves, spray tans, Red Bull. and flippers all can be considered “too mature” for kids. Wendy Dickey is the latest pageant mom with her head on the guillotine for dressing her 3-year-old daughter Paisley up as Julia Robert’s character from “Pretty Woman.” Her costume wasn’t any worse that some of the others I’ve seen on the show in the past — I seem to recall a girl dressed as Daisy Duke — it’s the implication of the costume that is unnerving. A tiny prostitute. Not the look most people want to associate with a 3-year-old. Wendy is standing by her costume choice. “I’m raising my child just as well as any mother does … I take my kid to church every week … at least I’m not forcing them into sports and getting my child injured like some parents … People need to look at their own family and what they’re doing. I don’t know why people are focusing so much on pageant moms when there’s much more harmful things people are letting their children do!” she said. Keep reading »
And it’s official—ABC has confirmed that Ben Flajnik is in fact the new “Bachelor.” I’m just not sure how to feel about this news. Ben is cute and sweet, and the fact that he is a winemaker makes him quite a bit sexier. But he’s also a thinker—a thinker who sounds like a robot with feelings when he talks—and I’m just not sure that it will be that fun to watch for an entire season. Plus, ABC seems intent on making him sound as nerdy as possible in this bio: “A rare, modern Renaissance man, Ben dabbles in a lot of hobbies and crafts, such as crab fishing, sailing, golf, skateboarding, surfing, playing piano and singing in a tribute band. He is also quite handy with a hammer and saw, and loves fixing and building things, as well as landscaping. The woman who will share his life will also have to share one of his other great loves: his Jack Russell Terrier, Scotch.” He loves landscaping?!?! Woo hoo! [AOL TV]
Luckily, we watched as Ben courted “Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert, so we have the inside track of what the lucky ladies who end up on his season should do to win points with him. After the jump, 10 things to do if you want to win Ben’s love. Keep reading »
“Mad Men” season five is still months and months away, and these unofficial promo posters are only adding to the anticipation. Whose lipstick is that? What’s in those letters? Do the sunglasses mean Don is going to California again? Am I just overthinking everything? Probably. Like I said, these posters are not official but they were done by an ad agency for AMC so I can’t help but wonder, What does it all meaaaaan? 2012, get here already! (Check out one more perplexing poster after the jump.) [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
When we heard ’90s sisterly girl group Wilson Phillips was somehow gifted a reality TV show by the TV Guide Network — tentatively titled “The Wilson Phillips Project” — we were stoked. Really stoked. But then we realized that our expectations of what an awesome show this could potentially be would most likely never be met. That’s because reality TV producers probably think viewers want to see lots of shots of Carnie Wilson talking about her weight struggles and fighting with her thinner, more boring sister. They probably also think we want to see Chynna Phillips deal with her ever-exploding family drama (mom and are Michelle and John Phillips, from the Mamas and the Papas, and sis is Mackenzie Phillips). But what we really want to see? The three women in vests. On a mountain top. Belting out “Hold On.” [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
If you’re big whores like we are, you’re intimately familiar with the panoply of birth control options out there. The Pill. The patch. The Depo Provera shot. And of course, good old condoms. So we are delighted to hear there is a new option for those of us who are not responsible enough to feed and care for a goldfish, much less a baby: the birth control ninja. This tiny ninja hangs out inside your ladyparts and kicks the ass of any sperm that tries to sully one of your precious eggs. Quick, get yours now before the religious right gets them banned! [YouTube] Keep reading »
Behold, my thoughts on Sunday night’s “True Blood.” Why so late, you ask? Well, the long weekend got a little wonky on me. Because Sunday night felt like Saturday, I forgot to watch it and next thing I knew it was Monday and I was behind on “Bachelor Pad.” But, last night, I finally caught up with Sookie, Eric and the crew. And overall, I felt a little … let down.
After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF moments of this week’s episode. I can’t believe that this Sunday brings the finale. It really feels like this should only be the halfway mark. Keep reading »