Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Sure, there are cheese heels and meat dresses, but edible fashion is so much more crazy cakes than that. Don’t believe us? We’ve found a bra made from candy, a dress made from pasta and maybe even a cream-puffed wedding gown. Check ‘em out after the jump!
Another season of summer guilty pleasure “Big Brother” starts up next week — and we’ve got your first look at the new cast!
This year, eight new houseguests and some “notorious” and “dynamic” duos from past seasons of the show will live together in the “Big Brother” home.
While the returning players haven’t been announced just yet, the newcomers vary from 23-41 years, with professions like VIP cocktail waitress and legal file clerk.
Peep show glasses — mugs and glasses that have stripping models on the side — have been around since the 1940s. In 1941, a company called Meyercord created and patented the technology that allows the white clothes to disappear when moistened. Most of the time — like, 99 percent — the images were of sexy, scantily clad women, but we loooooove this ’70s mustachioed beefcake on the right. Have a tall, frosty glass of this guy, please. [Collectors Weekly] Keep reading »
I’ve been obsessing about where and when I would have my first close encounter of the third kind since middle school. My teacher, Mr. Vice, was a little bit of an alien conspiracy theorist. His bulletin boards were covered with clippings from the National Enquirer, which at the time, mostly did articles about Oprah being fat and alien/Bigfoot/Loch Ness Monster sightings. He spent our four hours a week together showing us an array of videos — “Aliens and the Mayans,” “The Truth About Roswell,” Aliens in Ancient Egypt,” “Crop Circles: An Extraterrestrial Playground.” When I started sleeping on my parent’s floor in the middle of seventh grade (I convinced myself that our back yard doubled as a UFO landing strip, I mean we did live in Arizona) they pulled me out of the gifted program. I tried to push images of flying saucer abductions out of my mind as I drifted off to sleep. My parents told me it would never happen, that Mr. Vice was a lunatic. Maybe Mr. Vice wasn’t crazy, maybe he was a man before his time, or even an alien himself sent to prepare us for his race’s arrival. Keep reading »
- Kate Middleton makes wearing a red maple leaf on her head somehow not look Gaga while visiting Canada. [Celebuzz]
- Salma Hayek’s husband, the millionaire fashion exec Francois-Henri Pinault, has been outed as the father of Linda Evangelista’s kid. He allegedly hooked up with the supermodel when he and Hayek were “on a break.” Both women have four-year-old children by Pinault. [Gossip Cop]
- Reese Witherspoon is in talks to play jazz singer Peggy Lee — another singing role! — in a script by Nora Ephron. [New York Post]
- Fans are flocking to the late Princess Diana’s former homes today, which would have been her 50th birthday. [People]
- When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now: “We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a second income.” I can’t even deal with the sexist … and the stupid … and the brain freeze … [Jezebel]
- Slightly less worse than yesterday but still terrible: Kansas is denying a license to all but one of its abortion clinics temporarily today. The Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kansas, is the only abortion provider to remain open. [Mother Jones]
- Eleven highly dubious diets that people actually tried. [The Hairpin]