I’ve had some sucky breakups in my day. The guy who dumped me after we had sex. The guy I had been living with. But no breakup has hurt for so long afterward as the friendship ending between me and my best friend, James*. James and I became close in 8th grade and stayed thick as thieves through high school, college, and our first few years living on our own in New York City, when we never lived more than walking distance from each other’s apartments. James was more than a friend; he was family. When our friendship ended, I mourned the loss as if he were a brother. He had been more like a brother to me than my own brother over the years.
Now he’s engaged to his longtime girlfriend. And I found out about it over Facebook. Keep reading »
For the most part, I’m super excited when one of my friends gets engaged. Good for them, finding the person of their dreams and shit. But what if your friend gets engaged to someone terrible? How are you supposed to respond to that? Because telling her how you really feel — “Do you really want to make the biggest mistake of your life?!” — is out of the question, and staring at her outstretched, blinged-out hand in horror would be, you know, rude, comedienne Sasheer Zamata has some suggestions for how to respond, without lying, when your pal tells you she’s marrying some douchebag. Step 7, “Gestures and Sounds,” will probably be my go-to. [The Hairpin]
I watched the movie “Something Borrowed” in its entirety on Sunday afternoon. I was cleaning, and dealing with a cold, and, sue me, I will probably watch anything with Ginnifer Goodwin in it if given the opportunity.
Have you seen it? Good, don’t. I’ll tell you about it instead. “Something Borrowed” stars Goodwin and Kate Hudson as Rachel and Darcy, two diametrically opposed best friends both in love with Dex (played by Colin Egglesfield and his eyebrows). Dex is Darcy’s fiancé, but he’s Rachel’s true love, and therein lies the problem. Dex and Rachel are supposed to be together and they embark on a weird physical and emotional affair and lie their faces off to Darcy about it. Keep reading »
Imagine a world with peanut butter but no jelly. Fred with no Barney. A world without duos would be a lonely one, because nobody likes to go through life’s most challenging, harrowing and intimidating obstacles all by themselves. That’s why pop culture is brimming with dynamic duos — both real and imagined. Whether it be in the thunderous confines of an arena, the skies of a make-believe world, or in the break room of an office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, we’ve long been captivated by two people who find common ground and work together to achieve wonders.
In the new movie “2 Guns,” Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play battling spies who must set aside their differences, become a team and kick some major ass if they have any hopes of staying alive. Her are 10 more duos who have teamed up to overcome life’s most difficult situations. Read more at Ask Men…
Lady friends are often the best — and only — friends that you need. The friendship you have with your close female friends can be the most rewarding, frustrating, hilarious and meaningful relationship you will ever have in your life, including children, pets, significant others. Chicks before dicks, always! In celebration of the importance of female friendships, we asked one of our favorite funny ladies, Gillian Jacobs, to share with us her favorite ways her girlfriends always have her back. Check it out!
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Admit it, you’ve had a frenemy or two in your life. We may not mean to get in these weird passive-aggressive one-upping relationships, but suddenly there you are, saying something like, “You are so brave to wear your hair like that.” Here, “Happy Endings” (R.I.P.) actress Eliza Coupe and Lauryn Kahn play nasty, vindictive, totally hilarious frenemies. This is the most recent in the “Frenemies” series, but it’s worth it to watch all three. [Funny Or Die]
How do you become friends with your ex after a shitty breakup? The short answer: Time heals all wounds. The long answer? Well, that’s a little more complicated. And it’s especially complicated if your ex has done something incredibly douche-y or terrible to you. Case in point: My Crappiest Break Up Ever (™), in which my live-in boyfriend broke up with me over IM while we were both at work. Even while it was happening, I knew that some day, in the very distant future, I’d find that incredibly funny. Like now. When I can laugh with him over Gchat about it.
I never thought I’d get to that point with Alex, or that I’d ever want to. But lo’, three years later, and we’re totally buds. How did this happen? Keep reading »
The relationship between a gay man and his straight female friends is one that’s shrouded in mystery, a magical friendship forged in a land where unicorns roam free, glitter rains from the heavens, and the cosmopolitans never stop coming. If you’ve watched enough TV in the past 20 years, the gay male-straight female friendhip has been exalted, put on a pedestal as the ultimate bond for all straight, lonely women. Thus was born the myth of the “fag hag.” As a woman with gay male friends, I’ve always bristled at this term, finding it offensive to both, but wondered if there really was something to it. Is there magic in the relationship between a gay man and a straight woman? Do women with lots of homosexual male friends use those relationships as substitutes? I knew I couldn’t answer this myself, so I called up the person who knows me the best — my best friend, Greg. Join us as we attempt to debunk the “fag hag” myth, once and for all. Keep reading »
As we covered last week, ladies’ night is essential. It’s time to check in with your girls, escape, and really get your bond on while leaving the work week behind. It’s also an evening that calls for sequins and stilettos; well, usually.
If you’re out owning the streets with your crew, you’re bound to get into some situations that can be both sticky and fun. What’s a night without a little drama? It’s a night you could have just stayed home, that’s what. So, do the night right, and don’t miss a beat. Keep reading »