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5 Reasons We Love…Rachel Maddow

1. Maddow consistently holds her own with loud mouths like Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as a regular panelist on MSNBC. She’s so impressive that she scored a hosting gig for her own news show, The Rachel Maddow Show, starting tonight at 9pm on MSNBC.

2. Despite reports, she refused to be “prettied up” for her new show. And thank goodness – like we need another fembot anchor with too much eyeliner and teased hair.

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Digital Time Capsule With Superstar Sperm Is Being Sent To Space

Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital DNA and snippets of human history as a time capsule to be stored at the International Space Station. The paranoid gamer is worried androids, the apocalypse, and natural disasters could make us all extinct. His fear has inspired him to create the project, called “Operation Immortality,” to ensure a future for humanity. So who’s genetic code is he cracking? So far, brilliant comedian and well-known narcissist, Stephen Colbert, has agreed to donate, but even the average Jane can offer up her stuff too! All you have to do is play the free trial of Tabula Rasa and your name could get selected at random to become a sample. But if DNA seems a bit too personal, you can simply send a message to the Universe by typing a note about the 21st Century here. Mr. Garriott will be collecting information until October when his shuttle launches. So, with a month to go, we’d like to recommend a few good peeps we think the future could use…

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Monday Menage: Trueblood

Much of the hype leading up to HBO’s Trueblood focused on how hot it would be to get freaky with a vampire, which, judging from last night’s premiere episode, is a goal of main character Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). But vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) is not the only hottie on this new show. If you combine the wise, mature and dangerous Compton with concerned boss-with-a-crush Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), and bad boy sex fiend Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), you’d have the perfect man. On their own, these characters equal up to little more than a one night regret, but together they offer everything a girl could want. You’d get advice from Compton because he’s been around for centuries. Merlotte would provide romance and protection for your best damsel in distress act. And your relationship with Stackhouse, who already has a reputation in the small town of Bon Temps, would be purely physical because he doesn’t seem too bright. Keep reading »

MTV VMAs: Totally Crappy In Every Way

Did the budget get majorly cut for this year’s award show? Sure seemed like it, given the scaled down event space and the horrendous lineup of performers. Host Russell Brand was either hysterically funny or horribly flat, depending on who you ask, but I think everyone can agree that the British comedian (known for his role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall) was basically off the teleprompter the majority of the time, inciting anger in teen virgins (like Jordin Sparks and the Jonas Brothers) and Republicans (we’re sure Speidi didn’t appreciate his firestorm of insults spewed about President Bush and Sarah Palin). Suffice it to say, if Sparks, the Jonas Brothers, and MTV producers have anything to say about it, Brand will be getting a full body cavity check the next time he goes through immigration — that is, if he’s ever allowed in the States again. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Sarah Palin’s Glasses, Mourning Jenny The Gorilla, And Evil Credit Cards

  • Apparently Sarah Palin’s glasses ($375 Kazuo Kawasaki titanium frames) are in high demand. We think she looks like an ad for Lenscrafters. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
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    Sarah On Sarah: Haskins Targets Palin & P.A.N.T.H.E.R.S.

    Whether Sarah Palin is a politician you already support or don’t support, this video from Current’s Sarah Haskins (Sarah, I am still waiting for you to return that note I sent you, where I asked “Will you be my best friend? Check ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.) is hilarious. Will Palin help McCain seize the P.A.N.T.H.E.R. vote? Guess we’ll find out in November! Keep reading »

    The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For September 6-7th 2008

    Weekends can’t be all about going out and socializing, especially if your city is about to get hit with residual weather from Hurricane Hannah. The weekend should also be a time to relax and catch up on TV, so The Frisky is adding a new weekly feature that will tell you what cool programs and marathons will air from Saturday morning to Sunday night. This weekend we’re all about The Rachel Zoe Project: Preview Special, Pieces of Me: Britney’s Greatest VMA Moments, the VMAs themselves, the premiere of True Blood, and the next episode of Mad Men. [TV Guide] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: McCain’s Body Language, J. Lo The Mother, & An Elephant With A Smack Problem

  • Jennifer Lopez dishes on motherhood, marriage and her glamorous life in October’s Elle. [Shine.yahoo]
  • John McCain had displayed some very interesting body language at the RNC last night. [Daily Bedpost]
  • A new study found that natural birth triggers maternal bonds, which means women who have C-sections are less attached. [Tango]
  • A four-year-old bull elephant kicked his heroin addiction after a three-year detox. [Asylum]
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    QR Codes May Change The Way We Pick Up People At Bars

    You know those QR codes that Ralph Lauren Rugby is using so you can use your phone to buy clothes instantly? Well, a couple designers have a new idea about how to use them. Marguerite Charmante and Wolfgeng Peter Schmiller put QR codes on a dress, and, hypothetically, a guy could see a girl waiting for a drink at the bar and scan the code on her dress using his phone. Instantly, he could be directed to her Facebook page (or blog, or whatever website she wanted), and he could assess whether or not he wanted to go after her. Just another way technology could help us become creepy stalkers! [Make] Keep reading »

    This Month In The Lady Mags: Sex Marathons And Relationship Advice From The Obamas

    Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Elle? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, Editor of GlossedOver.com, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for magazines! The September issues are thick with the latest in fashion. While the style pages are touting ghastly amounts of fur, pastel winter coats, and all-lace suits, perhaps the romantic advice is more palatable. What are the relationship trends for fall? Let’s take a look. Keep reading »

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