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Can’t wait until the musical “Nine” comes out? Join the club. We’re just dying to see how a serial rom-commer like Kate Hudson will muster singing alongside old pros like Fergie, Marion Cotillard and Nicole Kidman. But, hey, when it comes to style chops, you be the judge! Speaking of Kate, with the jeweled glitz and ivory white train, she’s looking awfully bridal. Maybe she had Alex Rodriguez on the brain?
Paste Magazine has put together a genius spread, “Evolution of the Hipster,” detailing the ascent from The Emo to The Meta-Nerd. Having witnessed an embarrassing number of these stages, I’ve got to commend them on their accuracy. Especially for the evolution of accessories like American Spirits, beards and Sparks, the queen of alcohol-enhanced energy drinks. It’s tragic that it took a whole decade to discover and eschew so many mediocre things, like keffiyahs and trucker hats. Have hipsters run out of cultures to appropriate? What’s next? Do we start over with yuppies? I’ve got my fingers crossed for a hipster “Mad Men” phase that never ends. Back to Prohibition fashion! It’s time to put your new years predictions down for 2010, what’s the next evolutionary step for the hipster? Adulthood, maybe? [Paste Magazine] Keep reading »
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like everyone I know (and all of their pets) are planning on getting married. Not that I have anything against the institution, but I am hardly gung-ho about it. It just seems like an expensive formality to me. (Although I reserve the right to change my mind, and will duck while all married people throw rotten tomatoes at my head.) It’s good to know that there are other people in the world that feel the same way as me. In a recent Blackbook interview, Mila Kunis admitted that getting married to boyfriend Macaulay Culkin is pretty low on her priority list. “Not to say that I don’t believe in it, but it’s just not something that’s important to me,” she says. “But I will have children. I’m too selfish to have them now, but when I do, I don’t feel like I need to be married. I need to have a person in my life who will care for me and my children—nothing else.” Thank you, Mila. Well put. [Celebitchy]
With Hollywood marriages being as fleeting as they are, it’s no wonder that Mila isn’t alone in her thinking. I suppose avoiding marriage is a surefire way to avoid a crazy pre-nup. After the jump, some more celebs who aren’t rushing to the altar.
Kelis has had one crazy year. First, she got pregnant with then-husband Nas‘ baby. Then, she filed for divorce and had to fight him for spousal support. After that, she gave birth with her mother and sister by her side. We’re pretty sure she’s looking forward to the new possibilities that come with a new year. “2010 is around the corner and I can’t wait to put out new music and spend time with real music fans on tour again,” she said in a released statement. And the stars are already lining up for her. Keep reading »
Photo frames are for displaying your precious memories. And what could be more mantle-worthy than a wedding pic? We already showed you “21 Christmas Presents That Are Just Wrong,” but look at what I found while holiday shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue: a pricey frame that comes with an idyllic pic of a bride and groom, blindfolded. Kinky! Guess high-end retail is supposed to be aspirational. And while a little bondage on your big day might spice things up, if you actually wind up with a wedding photo like this, you’re totally going to have to hide it when you have kids. But if you’re not a breeder, heck, you should just keep this sexy gratis stock art in the frame. [Digital Foci 8" Image Moments Digital Frame, $100, Saks Fifth Avenue]
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Sports Illustrated named Derek Jeter Sportsman of the Year for his role in bringing the Yankees their
fifth 27th World Series this year (his fifth time helping to do so!). Now, we don’t know much about baseball, but we do know a thing or two about dating. And so does Jeter, come to think of it, because he’s dated at least eight famous women. He definitely has a type, preferring exotic-looking brunettes with subtle blond highlights. Check out who has dated this Most Valuable Playah …
The health care reform debate generally seems like a mud-slinging slop fest, but at least it made some progress for women. Today, the Senate passed an amendment to mandate insurance companies to provide coverage of mammograms, pelvic exams, and other preventative services for women. It’s unclear if it covers birth control, though. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) put forth this amendment (estimated to cost $1 billion over the next 10 years) to fund possibly life-saving prevention measures.
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