What’s Your Ideal Skirt Length?

Every few weeks, without fail, trend makers come out with a new style forecast, predicting what everyone will be wearing in the coming months. RIght now, The New York Times style section is calling for longer hems, citing dresses and skirts that skim ankles or end at the calf. But when you’re short, those longer lines don’t always work well. At five feet tall, I find that the perfect length for me is mid-knee–short enough that I look proportioned, but not so short that I feel like I’m dressing too young for my age (32). But everyone’s different, and what’s mini for you, might be maxi for someone else. So tell us: what’s your ideal skirt length? And what’s your favorite go-to skirt? Keep reading »

Natalie Portman Doesn’t Smoke Pot Now That She’s Old

“I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years. I’m too old. I wish I was that cool, but I’m like an old lady now. I’m in bed by 10 p.m. I can’t do that anymore.”

Natalie Portman talks to EW about her new medieval stoner flick, “Your Highness.” I definitely understand her saying she no longer smokes pot because, well, she’s pregnant. But to use the “old lady” excuse? Man, I am so over women in their late-20s and early-30s talking about how they’re old. Please, we have many years ahead of us to knit and play gin rummy at the senior center. For now, can we just be happy being young? [Newser] Keep reading »

7 Stars Going To Extremes To Prep For Photoshoots

Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison of “Glee” looked pretty yummers on the cover of Details. Apparently, it didn’t come completely naturally. Matt has a secret for making his six pack look more like an eight pack. For three days before the shoot, he ate nothing but sweet potatoes. “I had to have a six-pack on show,” he explained. “My trainer said eat ­nothing apart from sweet potato and very little water. The potato acts as a sponge and your body literally shrinks and gets ripped and tight.” [Daily Mirror]

Ahhh, how equal things feel when dudes get all manorexic. Yeah, I’m kidding. Eating nothing but sweet potatoes for three days is pretty darn insane—not to mention nutritionally a terrible idea. But sadly, it’s not the first time I’ve heard a celebrity say they went to extremes to prepare for a photoshoot. After the jump, some more examples. And please, please—do not try these at home. You look great just the way you are.

Quickies: Watch Matthew Morrison Sing In A Gay Boy Band & LeBron James’ Mom Arrested

  • I promise, watching this clip of Matthew Morrison singing in a “gay boy band” called Boys R Us is well worth your time. He calls it “the gayest thing” he’s ever done. [NYmag.com, Celebuzz]
  • Alec Baldwin says “30 Rock” will end next season — not just because the actor’s contracts expire in 2012 but because “Tina is gonna have a big career directing films and writing.” I don’t disagree with that. [NYmag.com]

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Today’s Lady News: Texas A&M Wins Women’s NCAA Championship

  • Texas A&M beat out Notre Dame for the women’s NCAA basketball championship on Tuesday, the team’s first national title. Congratulations! If someone who knows/cares about sports can explain to me the significance of this, I would appreciate it. [ESPN, Houston Chronicle]
  • Apparently, Tina Fey’s pregnancy presents a “feminist dilemma”? [Salon]
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was named chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, prompting a colleague, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), to praise her good qualities on C-SPAN but also suggest the position was “going to strain her.” Some wonder whether Rep. McDermott may have made the same comment if a male representative had been named. [Politico]

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Meg Ryan: Director?

Meg Ryan hasn’t gotten many roles since she—well, let’s be honest—messed up her face. Which is such a shame, because I watched “When Harry Met Sally” the other day on cable, and was reminded of how great she can be. So I’m glad to hear that she is settling into a new role behind the camera. Yep, homegirl is set to direct her first movie, “Into the Beautiful,” a flick about a group of friends reuniting, a la “The Big Chill.” Keep reading »

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