Watching Mad Men has made me slightly nostalgic (well as “nostalgic” as I can be for an era in which I wasn’t even a zygote) for the days when people drank at 9am (at work too!), men wore suits every day, and women rocked brooches and perfectly coiffed up-do’s. But it also has made me think about traditional gender roles, particularly the role of the woman in the home — cooking, cleaning, attending to the social calendar, and raising the children. Now that women are largely active and succeeding in the work force, “women’s work” has become something that a lot of women don’t want to do, have to do, or know how to do. While I love to cook and cleaning is my OCD vice, I can’t sew to save my life and wouldn’t know what to do when it came to making a table centerpiece. Catherine can’t cook and doesn’t have an interest in learning — but because so many of our mothers still fit these roles when we were growing up, do modern men still expect their future wives to nurture in the same way, despite having careers outside the home? In a nutshell, will Catherine’s future hubby be letdown when she tells him, “Sorry mister, I am not going to learn how to cook your mother’s famous tuna casserole”? I decided to ask the guys on my IM whether they still expect modern women to be “domestically skilled”. Keep reading »
This Monday, we’re upin’ our usual threesome to a foursome! To whom do we bestow this honor? Two American teams that each won the 4 x 400 races in their sports — the men’s swimming team and the men’s track team. These eight athletes aren’t afraid to go for the gold — they came out from behind and grabbed it. Their efforts were so inspiring, even we were breaking a sweat. So, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones, and Jason Lezak, along with LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, David Neville and Jeremy Wariner — in honor of your gold medals, we’d like to let you know you’ve also placed in our hearts. [NBC]
My parents always told me that dorks would make better husband. At 22, I can’t say that I’m ready to weigh on in who is the best husband material, but I will definitely agree that dorks deserve some loving. Especially the ones who have made my Top Ten most lovable dorks list…feel free to add your own in the comments!
10. Jason Segel as Peter Bretter in Forgetting Sarah Marshall First of all, can we say full-frontal nudity? This guy has balls…no pun intended. His sexy TV star girlfriend (Kristen Bell) kicks him to the curb and he treks to Hawaii to mend his heart only to run into her and her new lover. He sticks it out, showing some courage and meets a new hottie along the way. Peter Bretter is a sensitive, loving fella who definitely won major points by the end of this film. Keep reading »
Harry Potter isn’t afraid to put it all out there. Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as the magical teen titan Harry Potter, earlier this week admitted he has neurological disorder, dyspraxia, which affects his coordination. But he can still cast a spell on you! Just check out his pony play spread in the September issue of Vogue. He’s riding horses and they’re all bareback — giddy up! Although the weird fetal/grandpa shot creeps us out, we’ll blame it (like the Miley Cyrus photo controversy) on famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. Sure, he says he stripped down to promote the new Broadway play he’s horsing around in — Equus — but we’ll take any excuse to see this barely legal babe in the buff! [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
Yesterday, we delineated the celebrity lesbian personalities, from LUGs to Toppers, that create the broader Venn diagram of the womanly community. Since we love our readers, especially their comments, we decided to take reader “Lilo” up on her challenge to break down the different types of straight males. So, here’s to all the men we’ve loved before….
We’re really looking forward to seeing Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona because he has this chameleon-like ability that allows the actor to disappear in front of the audience. He looked completely menacing and psychotic in No Country For Old Men, so we’re psyched to see him in another romantic role. We’re hoping for some hot and heavy action between him, Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall, so we can get a great look at his beautiful body and hear him whisper sweet nothings in his Spanish accent. Girlfriend Penelope Cruz is truly a lucky woman. Keep reading »
Last week I guest hosted Maxim Radio on Sirius and one of the topics we covered was whether men find it unattractive when women curse or use words like “douchebag” — it was unclear from the calls we got whether men stand firmly on either side, so I decided to ask the guys on my IM the same question. Do men really think a woman saying the f-word is unattractive or is a lady with a truck driver’s mouth even hotter because of her profane language? Their answers, after the %$#&ing jump… Keep reading »
The tag line for the Vietnam War movie spoof Tropic Thunder is “Get Some.” That’s exactly what we want to do with the stars: stud Ben Stiller, juicy Jack Black, and dreamy Robert Downey Jr. It’s easy to see why it opened at number one at the box office. Even out of character, we’re sure this threesome would still make us giggle! To be fair, the whole of Tropic Thunder is raining men — the entire cast is male with bonus babes Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, Steve Coogan, Brandon T. Jackson, and Monday Ménage alum Danny McBride. It’s a big screen flick filled with sweaty, beefy, funny dudes, slinging guns, and running around Hawaii in hot army duds. Clearly, our kind of movie. Keep reading »
Rihanna’s got hit singles, happenin’ style, and a hot attitude. We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy! But apparently Chris Brown is. So, who is the
rapper rapper/R&B singer she’s so comfy with that he A) gets to see her hair wet, B) comments that she needs to “cover up” to stop attracting male admirers, and C) still claims they’re just friends? Keep reading »