The number of men who wear makeup seems to be picking up a bit, thanks to famous guys like Zac Efron and Pete Wentz, who probably have cosmetic bags of their own in their bathrooms (as opposed to “borrowing” their gal pals’ products). Some people think it’s okay for guys to use a little concealer to cover up the occasional blemish, but it seems to be going a bit farther than that. “It looks really gay — and I’m a gay boy,” hair and make-up artist Bradwyn Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald “It looks a bit drag. Give a guy a license to put it on and they’ll be heavy-handed.”
In my life, I’ve only known a few guys who wear makeup, and there’s been a spectrum of intensity. One male friend of mine uses a moisturizer with self-tanner, but it looks natural and not at all orange or makeup-y on him, as he’s normally darker anyway. And then in high school, one of my friends who had lovely blue eyes wore mascara regularly to draw attention to them, and I think when he went out, he would even put on a subtle amount of eyeliner or eyeshadow. [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham have two children together, and she’s pregnant with their third. We often wonder why they never seem to talk about getting married, or even engaged, because clearly things are good between the two (not that everyone needs to get married). But recently, Mark referred to Rhea as “his future wife.” While talking how he spent his 37th birthday, Mark said, “I had a beautiful day with my kids and my future wife. We went to brunch.” We are “awww-ing” right now. Maybe Amelia should follow suit. Instead of calling her fiancé her fiancé (because she hates that word), she could call him her future husband. [AHN] Keep reading »
Move over ecstasy, there’s a new club drug gaining popularity in New York — and it’s legal! According to a bouncer, Preparation H, the hemorrhoid cream, is being slathered across dance floors by men who are trying to look extra-ripped for the ladies. Because, you know, nothing says macho quite like the scent of butt balm.
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Did you see that movie? You know the guy who lives next to Samantha and has tons of sex? Well, not only is he quite attractive, but he also seems like a really hardworking family guy. The 32-year-old French actor Gilles Marini has been inundated with phone calls, emails, and job offers since the movie (and his goods) premiered, but he sounds so nice! “I just was not expecting this at all,” he told Reuters. “Maybe people will see me as the naked guy for a bit but as soon as someone gives me a chance to do something else I can prove I can do that. “I am not 18 years-old with this smacking me in the face so that I lose control of what I am. It is a blessing. I am very humbled and touched by all the attention. It is wonderful for my life, for my family and for my future.” Also, if you’re logged into MySpace, you can view this sepia-tone photo of him with Johnny Depp on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Remember that poll we posted yesterday about the two couples who embarked on a daily sex regimen to add the spice back into their love life? I was surprised to see the overwhelming support behind this idea (so far, over half of you are game!) and decided to quiz the guys on my IM as well. I expected them to be even more gung ho about the idea — after all, what guy doesn’t seem to want a roll in the hay at least once a day? — and was surprised to see them respond, well, the way I expected you ladies to. Their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »
This morning I was watching VH1 on accident (I am more of a MTV kind-of-girl) and this video from some dude named Justin Nozuka came on the tube. He sings those kind of songs that you sing around a beach bonfire — like Jack Johnson or Ben Harper-type jams. I went to college in Santa Cruz, so I’m not the kind of snot who thinks music like that is lame. Besides, Justin was hot. So I looked him up, and here he is! He was born in 1988, which meant I had to do the math to make sure he was legal (he’s 20, obvi). Anyway, I officially predict that Justin is going to be a big hit in the U.S. (he’s originally from Canada), especially with the ladies. Click here to see the video that caught my eye. Keep reading »
Jon Hamm plays Don Draper on Mad Men, you know, that show I am totally obsessed with right now. Don is mysterious and complex and seriously sexy, even when he is being a total a-hole to his wife. Relative to the other d-bags he works with at the Sterling-Cooper ad agency, he treats his secretary Peggy with respect. And Hamm plays him to perfection. Seriously, sometimes I catch myself licking my lips while watching the show. It is embarrassing. Anyway, Hamm has been in a relationship with Jennifer Westfeldt, from Kissing Jessica Stein, for, like ever, which makes him 10,000 times cooler in our book. Keep reading »
We love sex. You love sex. Well, that’s out of the way.
Seeing as we’re both in agreement over the importance of sex, the excitement of sex, the giggle-inducing, gasp-inspiring, slow-motion tsunami of gooseflesh-triggering awesomeness of sex, we can move on to why it is we can’t really talk about S-E-X.
Women think men are mysterious when it comes to knocking boots, or worse, single-minded and simplistic. We’re not. You’re mysterious, and that’s not playground rhetoric. The difference between what we want and what you want, our needs and yours, is the difference between banal home theater instruction manuals and more exotic hieroglyphics.
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Until a couple months ago, I didn’t know any single guys who owned cats. Men are supposed to be into dogs, or so we’re told, them being “man’s best friend” and all. I randomly looked up the word “wuss” in an online dictionary, and the sample sentence reads, “Cats are for wusses, dog men say.” But I live in a city where dog ownership could be compared to driving a Hummer. Being in possession of either requires a big commitment in both time and money, and just as it’s impossible to find a parking spot big enough for an H3, dogs can be an inconvenience. So, men seem to being latching onto cats as an acceptable furry friend no longer reserved for lonely single women — I’ve met two who own two cats each in the last month alone.
An excerpt of self-professed “cat man” Tom Cox’s book Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man reads: “Being a heterosexual man and admitting to another heterosexual man that you like cats can feel a little like telling him that you still sleep alongside your childhood collection of teddy bears.” He has six cats.
I’m wondering what you think about guys who own cats — cool or creepy? [NOTE: I never really understood why some people are so into cats, but then I saw a tiny kitten AND met a cool cat in the same week, and now I'm changing my tune.] [The Times, U.K.] Keep reading »
Mmm, mmm, mmm Reggie Love. The ladies love Reggie Love. But who is Reggie Love? He’s Barack Obama’s “body man”, his personal aide who shadows him on the campaign trail, plays basketball with him every primary day (he was once a star on Duke University’s basketball team), and has the inside info on what the Presidential candidate likes to eat. But unlike most assistants who go unnoticed, Reggie has caught the eye of reporters, including the NY Times, who profiled the handsome 26-year old, as well as Obama supporters on the campaign trail. During pep rallies you may hear plenty of cheers for the nominee, but there’s also been plenty of cat calls (“Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!”) for the 6’5 hottie — um, anyone know if he’s single? Keep reading »