Katie Couric On Being Called “Perky”

“["Perky"] used to bother me because I thought there was a sexist undertone to that word. It meant shallow and cute, but not somebody who had any depth. It did become a pejorative word, but listen, it’s better than ‘bitchy.’”

— “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric on the “perky” label she earned while co-hosting “Today” for 15 years. I don’t recall anyone calling Matt Lauer “perky,” do you? If I had to host “Today” starting at 7 a.m. every day, “bitchy” would totally be the word they’d use to describe me. [NY Times Magazine] Keep reading »

Some People Have Sex With Cars

Earlier this week, we learned about a woman who married her truck. Apparently, she is not alone in her romantic love for her vehicle. A BBC documentary, “My Car Is My Lover,” explains more about mechanophilia, a sexual attraction to machinery such as cars, bicycles, or airplanes. Consider me enlightened by the guy who wants to take a car home and “rape it silly.” Cars of the world … beware. I shall tune in for next week’s installment about the woman who married the Eiffel Tower. It’s good to know that I have options in case I am unable to land a human mate. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Festival Fashions: Celebrities’ Music Scene Styles

The Coachella Music Festival is in full swing in Indio, Calif. this weekend, and Celebuzz has your complete guide to dressing like a style-savvy celeb during the sunny music festival season!

It’s all about the sundresses, short-shorts and boyfriends when you’re listening to your fave tunes. It’s an all-star lineup at this year’s Coachella that includes Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon and Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Celebrities have been tweeting their excitement for the festival all week. Read more… Keep reading »

Hugh Hefner And Rupert Everett Separated At Birth?

In Coed magazine’s collection of photos “Hef: The Early Years,” I couldn’t help but notice how much young Hugh Hefner looks like Rupert Everett, the British actor best known in America for pointing out to Julia Roberts that no one was chasing her in “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” Well, at least if there’s ever a “Playboy: The Movie,” we have a casting idea. Keep reading »

Quickies: Marilyn Manson And LiLo Might Be Co-stars & Amanda Seyfried Owns A Dead Horse

  • Shock rocker Marilyn Manson reportedly wants a role in the Charles Manson biopic for which Lindsay Lohan has also auditioned. Marilyn supposedly wants to play Charles Manson’s right-hand buddy, while Lindsay wants to play Sharon Tate, an actress murdered by the Manson family. This flick sounds delightfully weird already. [TMZ]
  • Amber Riley from “Glee” recorded a video herself singing Adele’s “Someone Like You” and it’s quite beautiful. [Oh No They Didnt’!]
  • Jessica Simpson plans to wear a low-cut wedding dress because … of course. Meh, whatever. Own it, girl! [People]

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Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

  • This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist and 33″ hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year, Galia displayed Barbie at her school, Hamilton College, during its first National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. [MSNBC]
  • California’s state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would mandate public schools’ history classes teach students about gay, lesbian and transgender icons. (FWIW, Asian/Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities would also be required in the curriculum.) [The Week, San Fransisco Chronicle]
  • France may make it illegal to pay for sex, in order to criminalize clients of sex workers. Proponents of such legislation say it will help sex trafficking victims, who they claim account for 80 percent of sex workers. [Guardian UK]

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