With the holiday season quickly approaching and the recession still affecting everyone’s wallet, gift giving is going to take an interesting turn this season. But don’t they always say the best gifts are those from the heart and not pre-packaged from a store?
Robert Verdi, style expert and TV host, detailed his favorite gift ideas for the Wall Street Journal, ranging from totally practical to totally random. Five tips, after the jump!
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It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, the Flaming Lips head back into the womb, Michael Bublé brings his retro stylings into the present, Shakira lets out her claws, and Say Anything gets self-conscious. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump.
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Eva Longoria-Parker was not on Capitol Hill to argue in favor of making “Desperate Housewives” a more entertaining show, but to discuss Hispanic Heritage. [Washington, DC, 10/13/09] Keep reading »
January Jones, aka “Mad Men”‘s Betty Draper, is on the cover of November’s GQ, and in the accompanying article, she eats queso and drinks beer while talking about the progression of her career. A boyfriend’s mom actually helped her learn manners and get rid of her Iowa accent, even after she and the dude broke up! Keep reading for January’s take on Betty and how another ex, who told her she wouldn’t make it in Hollywood, helped her get where she is today. Keep reading »
Billy has a major birthday this year. The iconic (or basic, depending on your point of view) bookcase from Swedish flat-box retailer Ikea has reached a milestone in its life. This year, Billy turns the big 3-0. Designed by Gillis Lundgren, who was Ikea’s fourth employee and also developed the flat-package concept, the bookcase was introduced in 1979. Today, more than 41 million Billys have been sold worldwide, and they continue to be made non-stop in the village of Kättilstorp, Sweden, where, each night, more than 6,000 flatpacks go out the door.
To celebrate Billy’s big day, Ikea has introduced several new colors to the line. Now, in addition to black, white, and a couple wood tones, you can get a Billy in red, blue, and silver, along with three limited-edition patterns. But how do you class-up a bookcase that costs as little as $59.99? Keep reading for our five tips. [Ikea Fans] Keep reading »
Because no dog should have to leave their sex appeal in their lingerie drawer, pet owners can now dress their furry friend in a slutty Halloween costume to match their own! Spoiled Rotten Doggies offers identical costumes for trampy ladies and their pooches — like Treasure Hunting Pirates (left) and Sexy French Maids! Lucca and I are sooo gonna get laid this Halloween! [Spoiled Rotten Doggies via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
January Jones looks nothing like her “Mad Men” character Betty Draper while gracing the November cover of GQ. Inside the mag, she dishes about an ex who told her she wasn’t cut out for acting. Find out which famous celeb it might have been here. Keep reading »
Ladies: beware of gentlemen furiously checking their iPhones
with suspiciously thorough knowledge about the early ’90s punk
scene. Pepsico’s energy drink company AMP UP
is hawking a free app that feeds men lines based on a woman’s interests, like whether she’s a “treehugger” or a “goth
.” The Before You Score app proclaims to help dudes demystify 24 “types” of our confounding species, including flattering ones like “cougar
,” “rebound girl,” “princess
” and “out of your league.”
Guys? If you need to consult your iPhone so you can talk to us and/or fake an interest in politics or the environment in order to be interesting, you’re out of our league already. Keep reading »
In a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Robert Pattinson said that he is totally bewildered by his fame and hopes that “New Moon” will calm down his rabid fans since he’s not the focus of the film. Yeah, fat chance on that. Still, Robert seems to have pretty good perspective on the whole thing. “I just don’t take any of it seriously,” he said. “It’s just a job and while it’s a job I love, girls scream out for Edward [Cullen], not Robert. I still can’t get a date.” Wait just a second. Robert “Sparkles” Pattinson can’t get a date?!?! Not only did he crush the Kristen Stewart rumors, but now fans are going to try to drag him home! [The Insider]
Interestingly, plenty of celebs lament the difficulties of dating while famous. After the jump, a selection of those who say it’s especially hard. Keep reading »
Yesterday, Louis Vuitton follower and fashionisto Kanye West let down his fans, er, again. It seems like forever ago that the rapper announced that he’d be putting out a fashion line called Pastelle, which he first mentioned in the song “Stronger”: “So go ‘head, go nuts, go ape s**t, ‘specially in my Pastelle…” Since then, Kanye’s rocked a few teasing pieces from the supposed collection, like a too-cool-for-school bomber jacket and a borderline corny teddy bear sweatshirt. Keep reading »