My female friends (both of them) have asked me in the past whether guys are as prone to kissing and telling as women. It’s a tough question, because I don’t know how often women talk about men they’ve become romantically involved with (though my guess would be “constantly”) or what level of detail you use. I do know that sex and romance aren’t topics that men typically avoid in conversation with one another. Keep reading »
Do you guys realize that it’s been five whole days since we wrote about either Jon or Kate Gosselin? I know you appreciated the vacation. And sorry to break the streak, but there were big happenings in Gosselin land over the weekend. On Saturday, the former couple began mediated arbitration. The day got off to a photo-op-baiting start when Jon showed up with a dozen long-stemmed roses for Kate, supposedly still under the guise of wanting to reconcile, though he’s continued his relationship with Hailey Glassman. Kate refused the roses, of course. Then the two sat down at a table with assorted lawyers and mediators and talked through issues like child custody (Jon is expected to give it to Kate), dividing up their assets, and child support. Arbitration was scheduled to continue today, but things went so smoothly on Saturday that today’s session wasn’t necessary. The arbitrator should have a decision on all these issues within a month, which means the two could ring in the new year as singletons. And maybe we won’t have to pay attention to them anymore? Please. [People] Keep reading »
“It was incredibly annoying when I saw Taylor’s transformation. I realized just having a pre-pubescent girl’s body wasn’t going to work for me any more. In fact I saw him and thought ‘Jesus, I’m going to get fired.’”
– Robert Pattinson, who started working out with a trainer after Twilight Saga co-star Taylor Lautner gained 30 pounds of muscle [Marie Claire UK] Keep reading »
Ha ha ha. On the very same day that HarperCollins released Sarah Palin‘s memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life, new book publisher O/R put out its first offering—Going Rouge: An American Nightmare. The covers are almost identical, though instead of the red hoodie and sunny sky, the mock version uses a stock photo of Sarah in a red suit against a stormy sky. Going Rouge is a collection of essays about Sarah Palin, curated by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed, both editors at The Nation, and written by authors and journalists like Eve Ensler, Katha Pollitt, Frank Rich, Tom Perrotta, and Naomi Klein. And the tome is apparently causing a ton of confusion. When USA Today ran a review of Palin’s book in today’s issue, the piece was accompanied by a photo of Going Rouge. Fox News Channel made the same mistake in a segment last week. (Or were these errors the work of Palin-hating employees playing a prank?) And O/R publishing has evidently been contacted by oodles of reporters wanting to chat with Palin. “One website not only thought we were Ms. Palin’s publishers but called the book Going Rough,” joked the book’s co-publisher. So what do you think—is this funny satire, or over-the-line sabotage? [NY Post]
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Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) The Fashion Peacekeepers are here to say, hey, can’t everyone’s styles just get along?
Amanda Peet was snapped wearing this getup on the red carpet for the NYC premiere of “Brothers.” At first glance, we looked at this mismatched outfit and thought it was a total failure. Right? There are about four different trends going on here—animal print jacket, boyfriend jeans, Breton shirt, ballet flats. (Maybe it was laundry day at the Peets’ house?) Yet, there’s something about Amanda’s outfit that seems familiar, like it almost came out of your own closet and could work. We’re not totally hatin’, but we do have a few style suggestions, after the jump! Keep reading »
Welcome to the Frisky “Sex Diary,” in which an anonymous person shares the details of her sex life over the course of a few days. Sometimes these entries are filled with revealing romps, while other times there is nary a naked moment in sight. Some of these diarists are frequent contributors. Want to share a page from your sex diary? Email email@example.com. All entries will be anonymous. Keep reading »
If you think colon cleanses, air diets, and cookie diets are bizarro fads, you haven’t heard anything yet. There’s a new dieting trend based on … well … Jesus. That’s right. If you want to be thin, you should pray your way there on a faith diet. While there have been faith diets around since the ’80s, there seems to be a sudden increase in converts. The idea is to take the principles of Christianity and apply them to eating. Keep reading »
A tipster sent this photo — and a few more — to Gawker. Apparently shot in 2006, the series features Katie Couric gettin’ DOWN on the dance floor at some unidentified party. Too many glasses of sauv blanc, K? [Gawker] Keep reading »
Last time I was a bridesmaid, the dress was brown. Not the sort of brown that makes you look like death as you plot ways to get back at the bride after you’ve fulfilled your bridesmaid duties, but just brown and shiny enough that I’ll never wear it again. Given that I spent a couple hundred bucks on the damn thing, I’m obviously none too pleased about the fact that it will sit in my closet forever because I feel guilty throwing it out and un-cute wearing it.
Now, however, it looks like I might get a do-over. My brother is getting married in September and the chances that the bridesmaids dresses will be a flattering and re-wearable black are looking good. His (awesome) fiancée and I checked out a few options the other day, settled on a style, and now I’m just waiting with bated breath for her to decide between black and purple. Keep reading »