Tufts University just passed a new rule I wish my alma mater had passed when I was still a student: no sex in the dorms when a roommate is present. Anticipating what the students call “sexile” — or exiling your roommate when you want to get busy — the college also made a rule that sexual activity can not interfere with a roommate’s privacy, study habits or sleep. Wait, isn’t having your privacy, study habits and sleep interfered with sort of a rite of passage in college? Anyway, just how they plan to enforce these rules is anyone’s guess. Clip above. [via CNN
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Sorry I’m a day late on this—I rely way too heavily on my DVR. On Sunday night, “America’s Best Dance Crew
” crowned a winner. For the first time in four seasons, the winning crew—We Are Heroes—is totally female. The group was founded by Hiroka “Hero” Mcrae, who moved from Japan to Los Angeles and decided to put together a crew of female dancers, even though she barely spoke English. She brought together gals who had everything from hip hop to ballroom dance experience, and somehow taught them all to pop like champions. Before appearing on “ABDC,” We Are Heroes performed with Kanye West
and (random!) Earth, Wind & Fire. The ladies aren’t sure what they’re going to do with the $100,000 prize money, but they do know what’s happening with their trophy—they are sending it to Hiroka’s grandmother, who is sick in Japan. [People
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Kelly Osbourne has a bone to pick with some ladies’ style. The “Dancing With The Stars” contestant was reportedly overheard saying at Teen Vogue‘s Young Hollywood party, “that she was ‘shocked’ at how short the skirts of female partygoers were since they were all so young.” We’re not sure when Miss Osbourne became such a prude, but obviously short skirts make her peeved. [NY Post]
Jealousy? Perhaps. But maybe just a natural reaction. How many times do you walk down the street, check out another woman’s outfit and think, Why? Whyyyy? Why, oh lord in heaven, would you ever wear that? What fashion choices piss you off? A few from us, after the jump. Keep reading »
Many men have some very disturbed ideas about sex and biology. For instance, a good friend of mine spent years believing that girls pee out their butts; he thought this until he was age 21. He was a certified EMT.
The subtler sex myths, though, may be the most damaging ones. They can ruin relationships and sex lives, even if they seem extremely obvious. Here’s a look at a few of the more common sex myths that a large number of guys tend to believe.
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Graphic designer Nicole Weiner created a series of ads for SLO-CAP (San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council) that deal with parenting. They’re certainly eye-catching, but what do they mean? Is the one above about how you shouldn’t let your daughters get you down, that your boobs may start sagging because you’ve breastfed your kids, or what? After the jump, check out more of the arresting ads and tell us whether you think they’ll help parents ask for help when they need it. [Behance Network via Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
Great news for all you folks who were terrified that you’d have to wait until the spring to read Sarah Palin‘s memoir—HarperCollins has decided to move the release date to November 17. [Happy Birthday, Me! -- Editor] That’s right, pitbull hockey moms, only two months and 18 days until you can read it! The book now also has a title, Going Rogue: An American Life, a nod to what a McCain aide said she was doing during last year’s election. Palin collaborated on the book with World editor Lynn Vincent, and reportedly reeled in $7 million smackeroos for her effort. She said she felt it was important to tell her own story since “there have been so many things written and said through mainstream media that have not been accurate.” Though I think it’d be pretty funny if it turned out to be sci-fi/fantasy with her as the star. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Just when “Circus” and “Womanizer” lost all their appeal, Britney Spears
debuted a brand-new single this morning on the Elvis Duran Show on Z100 at 7 a.m. Because that’s just the time we all want to hear dance music? Anyway, this song is called “3″ and it’s off her greatest hits compilation, “The Singles Collection,” which will be in stores in November. Enjoy, and start speculating what it’s about.
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Perhaps you’ve heard the exciting rumors that the team behind the “Real Housewives” franchise has been working on a new all-gay version of the show. Well, apparently, it’s really going to happen … and soon! Casting will start in the next couple weeks and creators hope to begin production in November. The show is tentatively titled “Kept” and will air on the MTV-owned all-gay channel, Logo. It will focus on the lives of wealthy and fabulous gay playboys in Manhattan who love to party it up at the hottest clubs and swankiest parties. If you thought rich housewives could be drama, just wait till you see men who have flatirons and know how to use them. Keep reading »
American Apparel: the store people either love to hate or hate to love. As for us, we go back and forth, at times comically appalled by its hijinks and shenanigans, other times in love with its new fashions. Shopping at American Apparel can feel like a guilty pleasure—you know you’re buying into hipster culture, yet you’re going to be just as happy to purchase the same zip-up hoodie that everyone else has.
Then there’s this, which does make us question the company’s true moral barometer. (Even though the latest scandal involved an ad which looked like teenage porn, the model was 23 — so, there’s no real legal encroachment there.) While the kids line is nothing new, these leg warmer items and the little one wearing them are. Seriously? That girl is practically a toddler and already practicing her Playboy poses. [American Apparel] Keep reading »
Love to read Craigslist’s Missed Connections and have a thing for dreamy illustrations? Have I got the blog for you! Sophie Blackall creates illustrations based on the missed connections left on the NYC boards — often with the misspelled, grammatically incorrect text included — and they’re totally beautiful and often hilarious. A few of my favorites above and after the jump… [MissedConnectionsNY] Keep reading »