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Sex & Celluloid: Sex Scenes That Made Us Queasy

Sex and violence sell, and it’s as true in Hollywood today as it was during Shakespeare’s time. But combining the two seat-fillers tactics can often result in the opposite of sexy, and as many hot sex scenes involve a little bit of teeth and nails, the examples below represent the most borderline-disturbing sex scenes mainstream Hollywood has ever confronted us with. Keep reading »

Is Photoshopping OK When It Makes Someone’s Body Bigger?

I think we all agree that magazines have gone a little overboard with Photoshopping photos in a quest for perfection on their beautiful, glossy pages. It can be detrimental to women’s attitudes about our own bodies when we see models with pencil-like legs and whittled-down waists. But what about when photo retouching makes women larger than they are in real life? Is that also bad for us “real” women? Keep reading »

“NYC Prep” Preliminary Reaction: OMFG

“NYC Prep” is set to debut next week, and as I expected, reactions from the Upper East Side community have increased in anticipation of the premiere. The show, which will follow five privileged Manhattan teens, has trouble written all over it. Recently, we’ve learned a bit more about the filming process, parental reaction, and have even gotten to know one of the characters, Sebastian, better because he naively accepted our Facebook friend request! Keep reading »

Dating On The Cheap: Head To Ikea

You probably won’t find Michelle and Barry O. making eyes over a plate of Swedish meatballs in the cafe any time soon (though you never do know!), but The New York Times is claiming more and more of us are heading to the Scandinavian superstore for a few romantic moments alone. Ahh, love amongst the Lack storage solutions! And parents are taking full advantage of the child care centers called “Smaland,” dumping the little rugrats off for up to an hour and a half of supervised playtime in the ball pit, and heading to the couch section to read the paper together in silence. (Actually, Ikea estimates that “Smaland” attendance has jumped roughly 20 percent so far this year in its stores in major American cities.)

I bet it makes for a tab that you’ll both be fighting to pay. Don’t worry, sweetums, it’s my treat this time! [NY Times] Keep reading »

A Girl’s Guide To The Roller Derby

I am admittedly not the most athletic lady alive. Last time I was on wheels was at a friend’s 8-year-old birthday party at the local roller rink. I held onto the outside rail and eventually ditched the rink altogether to eat a soft pretzel on the sidelines. That’s why I am obsessed with the roller derby, which the New York Times is dubbing a new trend even though it’s been back with a vengeance for years. It’s awesome to watch girls tearing it up out there on the rink—even if I can’t. From the punk-meets-club kids style to the quirky team names (Texecutioners, Mason Dixon Roller Vixens), roller derby is faster and sexier than it was in the ’70s. Here’s what you need to know about “jamming.” [New York Times] Keep reading »

A Chair To Cradle Your Nether Regions?

I just had the biggest WTF moment watching this promotional video for the Divided Salli Saddle Chair. It’s designed like a saddle with a slit in the middle and it’s supposed to be good for the lower back…and more importantly your genitals. The idea seems intelligible: it’s a chair that mimics your standing posture. Cool. Except that the video isn’t even a pinch of cool. Watching that close-up of the dude in spandex tea bagging the chair was just not okay. Skip to the 1:35 mark if you want your ears to squirm at hearing the most awkward pronunciation of the words ‘testicle’ and ‘penis’ ever. I dare you! Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelorette” For June 15th 2009

There are 10 dudes left, including three of my original picks — Jake The Pilot, Hottie Kiptyn, and Mark The Pizza Guy. Who will last past this round, in which Jillian takes the fellas to Whistler for a snow day? Find out, starting at 8 pm EST… Keep reading »

Quickies!: Designer Alber Elbaz Is Bringing Back The Power Suit

  • Designer Alber Elbaz was so inspired by Glenn Close’s “Damages” character, he’s basing a new line of power suits on her. [NY Mag] — I hope Hillary is reading this!
  • Adam Lambert is borrowing Lady Gaga’s producer, RedOne, to help him with his new album. [Perez] — We just hope Lambert doesn’t borrow Gaga’s style, as well.
  • Congrats to Megan Fox, who has learned that sex sells. [The Sun] — Yes, Megan, baring your legs from hip to toe while flaunting perky breasts will get you noticed. Congrats on figuring that one out!

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Panty Burglar Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison

Talk about a panty raid. Thomas Williams, a 25-year-old Ohio guy, was sentenced to nine years in prison today after stealing underwear from about 20 women since 2006. He got caught in April, as he trolled for new victims on Facebook, and when the police searched his house, they found more than 300 pairs of women’s underwear! In the end, he plead guilty to eleven felonies, including nine counts of burglary and misdemeanor voyeurism. He’ll be able to apply for probation after four and a half years. [AssociatedPress]

Um, don’t guys know that they can buy used panties on Craigslist? But more importantly, WTF? Why does a guy need 300 pairs of underwear for, unless he’s building a ship sail or insulating his house? Still, this crime surely isn’t worth nine years of his life. Williams is in counseling now, so do you think he got what he deserved, or do you think it’s a tad harsh for an unhinged panty-raider? Keep reading »

A Dream Wedding For Star Trek Fans

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Destination weddings are all the rage in this recession, and now one lucky couple will get to live long and prosper with a “Star Trek” wedding of their dreams. The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is holding a contest to find a couple who wants to be married or renew their vows on the bridge of the Enterprise inside a Star Trek exhibit at the Institute. The deadline to apply is June 24, so engaged Trekkies, you’d better hurry up and submit a photo and paragraph explaining why you’d want to say “I do” on the Enterprise. Sadly, we doubt Chris Pine will be able to make it to the ceremony. [Franklin Institute via Luxist] Keep reading »

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