Riding a fixed gear (aka no brake) bike in the city is something of a point of pride for many too-cool-for-school city bicyclists. I personally think it’s stupid and asking to die, but whatever. In any case, my famous boyfriend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
, plays a fixed-gear-riding bike messenger in the new movie “Premium Rush,” running from the cops as he tries to deliver a mysterious envelope. Truthfully, this movie looks kind of terrible. But will I see it? I have to support my fake boyfriend, don’t I? [NYMag
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Designers David and Phillip Blond make outrageous, sparkly and flirtatious clothes. Their latest collection is inspired by Playboy (and we’re guessing will have some kinda tie in with the new “Playboy” TV show). Their bunny costumes were so off the charts fabulous they made even me want to try and shake a little bunny butt. Okay, not really, but close! Check out their wild collection after the jump!
Perhaps this will be the season that Liz Lemon finds love? “30 Rock” has put out a casting call for a new love interest, and it certainly has our mental gears turning. On the show, Tina Fey‘s character has been wooed (or tried to woo) Dean Winters, Jason Sudeikis, Matt Damon, and Jon Hamm. Who could possibly be next in that trajectory? The show is looking for an unknown between the ages of 36 and 40, who can embody “California-bred with liberal values and a youthful innocence.” But we don’t want to limit ourselves just to that. After the jump, who we’d like to see get the part. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, we enjoyed a delightful “open letter” from Iris Alonzo, creative director of American Apparel, to Nancy Upton, the Dallas woman who won the company’s plus-size model contest by spoofing the nature of the contest. Iris Alonzo was not amused that the lovely Nancy Upton bested the competition with her hilarious pics in which she posed laying in a bathtub of ranch dressing and indulgently squeezing chocolate syrup in her mouth. Iris Alonzo was also not amused about the piece Nancy Upton wrote for The Daily Beast entitled “My Big Fat Photo Spoof,” which explained her actions: because American Apparel was “co-opting the mantra of plus-size empowerment and glazing it with its unmistakable brand of female objectification.” Why, the company was so hopping mad it told Nancy Upton they would be giving the prize to someone else. “While you were clearly the popular choice,” she wrote, “we have decided to award the prizes to other contestants that we feel truly exemplify the idea of beauty inside and out, and whom we will be proud to have representing our company.” Harsh.
We posted Iris Alonzo’s open letter (sent to us via email) on Wednesday and urged readers to write. I have no idea of knowing how many of you did write her, but one Frisky reader got in touch to say she heard back from American Apparel’s creative director. We’ve got their email exchange after the jump! Keep reading »
Joe Manganiello made us swoon earlier this year when he said of his fiance, Audra Marie, “I always dreamed of finding someone who is beautiful and sweet, equal parts. And I did.” But sadly, the couple has split. Sources say the problem was that Joe was hesitating in picking a wedding date while Audra had already bought a dress, picked her bridesmaids, and started registering for gifts. Joe once said in an interview with Women’s Health that he takes breakups very seriously. “Once you’re a pickle, you can’t turn back into a cucumber,” he explained. “People just keep bouncing off their exes and wasting each other’s time. If you go back, you’ll be dealing with the same stuff that drove you apart in the first place.” So, we’re guessing it is totally over.
This is sad, but because Joe is one of the most desirable dudes in Tinseltown, it’s great news for the rest of female kind. Now we all have a chance! After the jump, some ways to impress Joe, should you ever meet him. Keep reading »