We often think of a deep baritone voice as a sexy one, but it seems too cliché to think that a romantically-inclined crooner like Barry White would actually look the part. Yet, although most people’s voices don’t seem to strike a chord one way or the other, research has shown that a person’s voice can influence whether others find him alluring or unattractive. But once you connect the face with the voice, does the sound actually correspond to a knockout — or a letdown? Keep reading »
Shia LaBeouf. He’s not just some kid caught up in a world war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. He’s also a sensitive music video director who likes to shoot on Super 8. Rumspringa, a Los Angeles-based group that cites influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Grandmaster Flash, is one of the 22-year-old actor’s favorite bands. Last summer, he was at one of their gigs the night he ended up getting into the car accident that wrecked his hand, temporarily endangered his role in the “Transformers” sequel, and resulted in his getting his driver’s license suspended for a year. Perhaps to keep himself out of getting into any more trouble, LaBeouf directed Rumspringa’s latest video: “Mind’s Awake.” Interestingly, the song appeared in another video late last year that focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Keep reading »
New mom, Bristol Palin, appeared on Fox News last night to talk about what it’s like to be a new mother, in an interview she scheduled without giving her famous mom, Sarah Palin, much warning. Then she and Greta Van Susteren got to talking about abstinence and Bristol dropped a bomb, saying, “abstinence is not realistic at all.” So much for Mommy Knows Best! Keep reading »
It’s down to three! On tonight’s episode, Papa Bach takes the three remaining women — Jillian, Molly, and Melissa — on romantic overnight dates during which we will no doubt here the sweet sounds of face-sucking. BUT! The moment we’ve all been waiting for, DeAnna’s return to, supposedly, beg for Papa Bach back is also tonight! This is going to be GOOD. So check back with this post at 8 pm EST! Keep reading »
Many black women are quick to point out that there are no good single black men out here. It turns out, they might actually be right, which also may explain why more black women remain unmarried than white women. Forty-two-percent of black women have never been married, compared to 21% of white woman, according to national statistics. That’s double, chicks! Within the last two generations, marriage rates for African-Americans have dropped significantly. Between 1970 and 2001, the black marriage rate dropped by 34 percent, compared to 17 percent in the general population. African-American women are also the least likely group to get married in the United States. That’s pretty sad. And if they wed an African-American man, those couples have the highest divorce rate in the United States. So what the hell is going on?
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The 13-year-old boy, Alfie Patten, who fathered a baby girl, may not be the baby’s father after all. Rumors are flying all over London that his baby mama, 15-year-old Chantelle Steadman, was a tad on the promiscuous side and two other young boys may possibly be the father. Wow! Chantelle says none of this is true. She loves Alfie, lost her virginity to him and has never slept with anyone else. Fifteen and in love? When I was 15, I was thinking about passing my math test, not love. Keep reading »
Starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter
Based on the series of chick lit books by Sophie Kinsella, “Confessions Of A Shopaholic,” is the story of adorable, but bumbling “journalist,” Rebecca Bloomwood, who has a serious shopping addiction that has left her in major debt. This movie, as we’ve noted, hit theaters at a seriously awkward time — WE’RE IN A RECESSION, ZOMG! Hardly the most appropriate time for a film about a woman who has a romantic attachment to stores and the wares they sell. Maybe the producers hoped the movie would be “relatable” to the millions of Americans who are having rough times themselves. After all, Rebecca’s credit cards are declined! Rebecca is being stalked by debt collectors! Rebecca cannot afford her rent! It’s just too bad that the account cancellation notices paving Rebecca’s yellow brick road of woe lead back to Bloomingdale’s. Keep reading »
Most people have missed a flight at some point. And being upset about it is totally acceptable. But the woman in the video above actually threw a temper tantrum when she was told the gates to her Cathay Pacific flight to San Francisco had been closed and the plane had taken off without her. The airline said it had been calling her to the gate, but when she didn’t responded, a baggage handler unloaded her baggage from the aircraft and the crew closed the gate, per security requirements. We don’t condone this type of behavior because it’s embarrassing and childish — though hilarious when caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube! — but there are some things that would cause us to throw a tantrum. Read the situations in which we’d yell and scream and throw a hissy fit after the jump. Keep reading »
Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are
stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads.
“The Reader,” by Bernard Schlink (1995) is a former Oprah-fave. Now it’s an Oscar-nommed movie starring Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet in her Golden Globe-winning role as a German streetcar conductor who has nasty secrets and a penchant for teenage boys. Keep reading »