“Big Sexy,” TLC’s New Reality Show About Plus-Size Women In NYC

Rarely is there a reality show whose “stars” don’t make me stabby. (Or who look like they’re going to stab me, in the case of “Mob Wives.”) But the chicks on TLC’s “Big Sexy” actually seem like people who would be my friends in real life: funky, funny, and down-to-earth. The show, which debuts Tuesday night at 10 p.m., follows five full-figured females trying to make it in New York City’s fashion biz. This ain’t the gilded-lily “The City,” y’all: in this preview, we see the ladies being asked to pay $30 to enter a club while skinny-minnies behind them in line are let in for free. (After cussing out the bouncers, they stalk off.) I hope the entire show isn’t just incidents like this where they are discriminated against for being plus-sized because that would be depressing. Still I’m willing to give it a chance to counteract all the brain damage sustained by every minute spent watching Olivia Palermo onscreen. [AOL TV, TLC] Keep reading »

Culturista: Your Guide To The Week From “Shark Night 3D” To Beirut’s New Album

Sadly, it is the last week in August. The past few weekends have been nasty out (thanks a lot Irene) and thus, I’m starting to get a little depressed about the fact that summer is slipping away. But never fear. As a friend reminded me the other week, this amazing season actually lasts until September 23rd. So schedule in a few last barbecues and a beach trip. And check out this week’s best movies, TV shows, albums and more. Keep reading »

Man Arrested For Shaving Girlfriend’s Head While She Slept

“Surprise! I shaved your head while you slept!” are not exactly the words a woman longs to hear after a fight with her boyfriend. After being kicked out by his girlfriend following a fight, 26-year-old Florida man, David Bustos, broke into her apartment and decided to give her a buzz cut with his electric hair clippers while she slept. She woke from her slumber when he accidentally cut her scalp with the clippers. She fought Bustos off until he hightailed it out of there. He was later apprehended and charged with domestic battery. Authorities found sections of braided hair on her bed. Let’s hope for the sake of womankind that this was Bustos’ last haircut. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Cuddle Comfortably With The Modular Love Mattress

Last night, I was chatting on the phone with a handsome and extremely tall (ahem, 6’7, and it’s niceeee) fella — let’s call him “The Tree” — I’m exploring a romantic connection with (this is my complicated way of saying “I haz a big ol’ crush on a giant and he has a crush on me too!”) when he mentioned something about not usually being a big cuddler. I, on the other hand, love nothing more than to have my limbs intertwined with another’s, so I was perplexed. “But why?” I asked. Keep reading »

5 Things To Know About Romola Garai From “The Hour”

I could take or leave BBC America’s “The Hour,” about Brits who run a political news program in the 1950s. It’s a thinly-veiiled “Mad Men” knockoff with a bit of mystery swirled in. Yet, every time I see that actress Romola Garai is onscreen, I cannot look away. In addition to being naturally gorgeous and possessing a vintage ’50s wardrobe to die for, Garai plays producer Bel Rowley in the show’s leading female role. Think: Peggy and Joan rolled into one with a British accent.

I knew I recognized her from somewhere, but couldn’t place quite where until I read that she played older Briony in “Atonement” and the lead in “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.” Two, uh, very different roles. After the jump, a few more must-know details about Romola Garai: Keep reading »

Amber Heard Is In A Relationship With A Woman, But Isn’t A Lesbian

“To say I came out implies that I was once in. Let me be straight about that—no pun intended—I never came out from anywhere. I’ve always lived my life the way I’ve wanted and have been honest with myself and everyone around me. It didn’t really affect anything in my career. I don’t think the producers and directors I’ve worked with care one way or another … I don’t want to be labeled as one thing or another. In the past I’ve had successful relationships with men, and now I’m in this successful relationship with a woman. When it comes to love I am totally open. And I don’t want to be put into a category, as in ‘I’m this’ or ‘I’m that.’ … [Gay marriage] is an important issue, and I’m fighting for the right to get married. For other people.”

Amber Heard of “The Playboy Club” explains to Playboy magazine that while she is in a three year relationship with a woman, photographer Tasya Van Ree, she doesn’t want to be categorized as bisexual or lesbian. I understand what she’s saying, but I have to wonder if the fact that she’s an actress playing largely straight roles has anything to do with her hesitance here. [ONTD, Playboy] Keep reading »

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