My name is Kate. Just Kate—not Kathleen or Catherine or anything like that. I’ve always really liked my name. I like that it’s one quick, strong syllable. I like that it means “pure.” I like that it’s a woman’s name and isn’t at all girly like Katie. I even like the celebrities—Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett—who share my name.
However, I don’t like that it’s really freaking common. Keep reading »
Air New Zealand is redefining the term “high fashion.” This pink Trelise Cooper frock will be pushing beverage carts past patrons in 2011. Offended by what some are referring to as the “Barbie uniform,” there has been sharp opposition to the dress. We think any demeaning qualities the design may inspire is overshadowed by the fact that the dress itself is just plain ugly. But alas, pink has, for better or worse, long been a flight attendant staple since the days when they were called stewardesses. Check out more bubblegum flight attendant fashions after the jump. [Jaunted] Keep reading »
I’ve had this pop culture fantasy for awhile. Wouldn’t it be awesome if ABC took a bunch of rejected “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants, stuck ‘em in a house together (with a hot tub, natch), turned on the cameras, and let them run wild? Oh wait. I can stop wondering. BECAUSE ABC IS ACTUALLY DOING THIS. According to the NY Daily News, ABC is planning a new reality show — called “Bachelor Pad” — with this exact premise, to air this summer. Chris Harrison has signed on, as well as a few unnamed past contestants including — and this is interesting — some past winners. Hmm … Martin Hilton, executive producer, tells The Hollywood Reporter, “All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show. It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.” It’s like “The Bach,” minus the cheesy faux romance and rules, with a big helping of “Real World”-style whoredom! Hot tub hookups aplenty! Cat fights! Many, many hotties! Summer cannot get here soon enough. [NY Daily News]
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We’ll come clean: Opening Ceremony is one of those concept stores we love to follow and write about, but have we ever bought anything there? No. We believe the term is called … aspirational living. Anyhow, now’s the chance for us to step across the gilded threshold because the high-end retailer has teamed up with Levi’s to launch a special collection with a $150 price cap. The range will include some denim items, including jackets (nice, bringing them back), plus a bunch of unisex pieces (everyone’s favorite thing these days).
Interestingly, a large chunk of the line will be devoted to corduroy. Teen Vogue reports that there will be “eight different shades including lavender and curry.” The material is definitely classic, but come to think of it, we haven’t worn our corduroy pants in quite some time. How do you feel about them? Different for girls than guys? [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »
What a mess: the one-child policy instituted in China in the 1980s to control the population has caused a total lopsidedness in the dating pool. A recent study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences found that in 10 years there will be a serious “bride shortage,” as 24 million Chinese men will have no partner of marrying age. And you thought you had trouble getting married … Keep reading »
If you’re on antidepressants, chances are, the person you’re dating will find out. (If they don’t, then you’re really good about keeping a secret, and maybe they should be worrying about something else.) Maybe it’s not a big deal, and maybe your partner is even on medication. But for some women, this discovery can become a pivotal point in the relationship. As someone who has been on antidepressants for more than half of my life, I’ve dealt with this confrontation on several occasions. Some of the men I’ve dated have appeared to not care, or just didn’t feel like delving into the emotional side of why (that’s fine—not like I enjoy explaining these things). Others have suddenly looked at me differently, as if the confident, charismatic woman I am didn’t come from within, but from a pill. Keep reading »
Conan and Leno may be the center of the current late-night shake-up, but that isn’t stopping the other late night hosts from having a little fun with the situation. Last night Jimmy Kimmel did an impeccable Leno impression while Chevy Chase did a terrible Conan. Letterman made sure to get in a few jabs at his former (and soon-to-be-again) biggest competition, and Craig Ferguson has some choice words for the peacock network causing all the commotion. By the way, what do you guys think of Conan’s letter
and how neither he nor Leno seems to think any of this is their fault? I agree that NBC is jerking them around, but if either of them had decent ratings, none of this would have happened. Call me crazy, but in my book the responsibility for making a show successful lies mostly with the host. If the host is boring or unlikable, there’s not a lot the network can do about that. [via NYMag.com
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“There was no making out! Unfortunately, I did not get any out of this big sex scandal that supposedly happened. If I had known that I was going to get accused of it, maybe I would have gone for it! We’re bogged down with confidentiality agreements, but I will say that it’s a TV show and there’s a lot more to that story and it has nothing to do with sex.”
— “Bachelor” contestant, Rozlyn Papa, who was kicked off the show on Monday night’s episode, discusses the experience on Mix 103.7′s Fisher in the Morning show in her hometown of Richmond, VA. She went on to add that she has a 7-year-old son and:
“That’s the one thing that upsets me about this whole scandal thing. They know I have a child; they knew I had a child going into this, and they still kind of threw me under the bus and tried to make me look bad.”
Huh, who woulda thought a reality show would edit footage and storylines to put people in an unflattering light?! Next you’ll be telling me that a raunchy dating show maybe isn’t the best place for a single parent to set a good example for her young child! [via US Weekly] Keep reading »