Many boys wear bad jeans. Not always, but it happens. Next time your boy goes denim shopping, tag along and keep him from making the same mistakes once again. Whether that boy is your boyfriend, your dad or any other male with whom you spend any amount of time, they’ll resent you at the time but appreciate it once they realize it no longer looks like their asses are eating their pants.
- Boys shouldn’t wear skinny jeans. Period. Next.
- Avoid pockets that are too big, small, low or embellished at all costs. There’s really no reason to have a rhinestone-encrusted tiger on your ass.
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Listen to this ingenious, cost-effective, do-it-yourself security idea. A Georgia woman was home alone recently when an apparently homeless man began trying to break in. When he opened the door, girlfriend got on the floor and began scratching like a dog, which scared the man off and sent him running. She imitated some other dog behavior, too, but the police report isn’t saying what. Could she have peed on his leg? [AP]
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The online scientific journal Perception just published findings that claim young men rate women with healthy BMI’s (between 18.5-25) as “the most attractive and healthy looking,” as opposed to thinner ladies. Shocking, we know. Additionally, women were also more into guys with average builds, and both sexes were not turned on by the overweight either, which may be attributed to the fact that they were perceived as unhealthy. A professor associated with the study had this to say: “A take home message for young people is that maintaining a normal weight benefits current health and will improve good looks.” Uh-huh. While none of this information is the slightest bit revelatory, given the current model debate raging on and on, here’s some more conclusive evidence for the advertisers and editors that insist (extreme) thin is in. (Evidently, it’s not and never has been?) [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! This week it’s all about thoughtful guitar tunes from The Swell Season, Chuck Prophet’s protest songs, and Devendra Banhart’s glammed-up grooves. But girl, if you’re looking for some action, turn up twinzies Tegan & Sara’s sixth record, cause this hot new album will make you go all dirty dancin’ to their Sainthood. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »
There was a time when I adored Scarlett Johansson. Actually, I still adore her—but her overachieving is starting to drive me nuts. Call it a case of Failed Potential Syndrome, but I’m getting sick of her making myself and, oh, every other woman in the world look like chopped liver. In addition to being a big ol’ movie star, a songstress with two albums under her belt, a model with multiple ad campaigns, a shoe designer, the wife of Ryan Reynolds and the woman who won the accolade “Sexiest Woman Alive,” there’s one more arena Scarlett is dipping her toes into. In December, she’ll be making her Broadway debut, starring in Arthur Miller’s classic “A View From the Bridge,” opposite Liev Schreiber. In the play, she’ll be a 17-year-old whose older cousin (Schreiber) is obsessed with her, and when she falls for another guy goes looney tunes. People are predicting that the 14-week run will sell out in minutes. So, Scarlett, what’s next? Want to write a book or 20? And produce and direct? Or do a hard-hitting reality TV series a la Jessica Simpson’s the “Price of Beauty.” Or you could run for office. Wouldn’t want to turn 25 without ruling the world first. Bitch. [Broadway Buzz] Keep reading »
The days of dyeing your hair to hide the gray might be gone for good, thanks to L’Oreal. They’ve invested over $900 million dollars (whoa) last year alone into research regarding hair color, to most recently find that it’s quite possible gray hairs could be a thing of the past. Basically, in non-scientific terms, hair loses its color because of the disappearance of melanocytes. But a treatment could be developed to re-pigment the hair before all of the melanocytes are gone, through pills and hair care products. The treatment is still quite a while off – about ten years – but there’s hope! In the meantime, they’ve developed a new colorant called INOA (Innovation No Ammonia) that is so gentle on hair it’s actually good for it and could restore it to its virginal state. We’re certainly not getting any younger, but it sounds like our hair is. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
“Date-rape drugs are largely an urban myth used as an excuse by women who booze themselves into a stupor, it has been claimed.”
That’s the first line from an article in today’s Daily Mail, about a new study out of the University of Kent that suggests many women mistake being drunk for being drugged. Of course, there’s more to this story than the “journalists” at the Daily Mail would have you believe. For starters, it’s not that women are using “I was drugged!” as a way of excusing bad drunken behavior, but rather than they may be confusing the side effects of being intoxicated — nausea, dizziness, etc. — with those associated with being roofied. Additionally, a far more comprehensive article in the Telegraph quotes Adam Burgess, of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, as saying, “Young women appear to be displacing their anxieties about the consequences of consuming what is in the bottle on to rumors of what could be put there by someone else.” Keep reading »
Doesn’t it seem like Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss were playing their “Mad Men” characters with their recent nuptials? When Christina, aka Joan, got married in July, she talked extensively to InStyle Wedding beforehand, telling them all about her dress and how fiancé Geoffrey Arend proposed under a chandelier. After the wedding, she released lavish photos to People. Meanwhile, Elisabeth, aka Peggy, was mums the word about her wedding to Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live.” But surprise! They got hitched over the weekend in a simple wedding held in Long Island City, New York. Even though Moss appeared on “The View” on Friday, she played ultra-coy about her big day. When Barbara Walters asked her about the wedding date, Elisabeth said, “I can’t tell you that,” even though a more spotlight-loving celeb would’ve barked, “In 48 hours!” In fact, Moss didn’t make any kind of announcement about the wedding at all—Whoopi Goldberg, a friend of Moss’ after they worked on “Girl, Interrupted” together, broke the news as a follow-up on yesterday’s episode of “The View.” Keep reading »
Please tell us these “Teapups” handbags are for children!? We found them while browsing the Barneys website, and while, clearly, these stuffed dog bags seem more like toys than grown-up fashions, we wouldn’t be surprised if Paris Hilton had started this hellish fashion trend. As it so happens, one of the models, a girly Chihuahua with a pink plaid coat, appears to be named after the heiress (what are we teaching our children, people?).
Perhaps Teapups will catch on with dog enthusiasts? You can pick from Malteses, Yorkies, and Dachshunds … woof! All we know is, we are getting serious flashbacks of that heinous stuffed animal bag by Rick Owens that costs $925. Yikes. [Barneys] Keep reading »
I have a potentially major confession to make. While I find “Gossip Girl” entertaining and enjoy the mildly provocative characters—not to mention, Chuck Bass‘ beautiful face—the show actually makes me sad. See, I worshiped its predecessor, “The O.C.” The California drama was a victorious, witty, fast-paced and semi-authentic (if not clusterf**ky) portrayal of teenage life at its most dramatic. Though they are essentially the same show set on opposite coasts, the differences are enough to make me scowl disdainfully every time I hear, “That’s one thing I’ll never tell, xoxo, Gossip Girl,” while the Phantom Planet-scribed theme song “California” always made me feel infinitely warm and fuzzy. Keep reading »