Our 10 Favorite Supergroups

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Surprise! It appears that Mick Jagger has formed a supergroup with some pretty darn unlikely collaborators. Apparently, Mick has gotten together with Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics), Damian Marley (son of Bob), A.R. Rahman (the guy who did the music for “Slumdog Millionaire”) and, perhaps most randomly, Joss Stone. The megagroup is going by the name Super Heavy and a source says, “They just finished a record and their first video and are talking to major labels about a deal. Each member has a very distinct and different style, but it works.” [NY Post]

Mick’s rep says that Super Heavy is just for fun and may not ever be for public consumption, but in hopes that we’ll get to hear it one day, here our 10 supergroups we absolutely love.

Bigots Admit They’ve “Lost” The Gay Marriage Battle In Our Generation

“We’re losing on [same-sex marriage], especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don’t know if that’s going to change with a little more age — demographers would say probably not. We’ve probably lost that. I don’t want to be extremist here, but I think we need to start calculating where we are in the culture.”

— Jim Daly, president of the right-wing group Focus on the Family, admits the younger generation is not as bigoted towards same-sex marriage as their elders. (I mean, hell, even Laura Bush supports it!) That’s great news, sort of. But our gay and lesbian friends and family can still only marry in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the District of Columbia. Until LGBT citizens can marry anywhere and everywhere they want, there’s no excuse to rest on our laurels! [Mother Jones] Keep reading »

Princess Beatrice’s Ridiculous Hat Goes For More Than $130K

You missed your chance! The eBay auction for Princess Beatrice’s crazycakes fascinator sold for more than $130,000. Proceeds from the auction will go to UNICEF and Children in Crisis charities through her Little Bee Initiative, which she set up for the purpose of the auction. Said Beatrice of the sale: “I’ve been amazed by the amount of attention the hat has attracted. It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise as much money as possible for two fantastic charities. I hope the winner of the auction has as much fun with the hat as I have.” No doubt. [The Telegraph] Keep reading »

7 Tricks To Outlet Shopping

Last week, I checked out the new Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth outlet store at Woodbury Commons, which is an hour drive outside of New York City. Woodbury Commons is an insane outlet destination shopping spot, and people bring friggin’ wheeled suitcases to tow their booty around. There are more than 100 shops there, but not everything is the deal you might think it is — it takes some maneuvering and smart shopping to get a really good deal. I found a Yigal Azrouel coat, which was originally retail priced at $1875 (ridiculous, I know), on sale for $370. If I knew math, I’d say that was a 85 percent discount or something. You guys probably hate it, but I think it’s a grown up and sexy interpretation of my Navajo craziness.

Anyways, I learned a thing or two about outlet shopping from the folks over at Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth and my day trotting around all 1,000 acres of Woodbury Commons. Keep reading »

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Semen Found On The Maid’s Clothes, French Newspaper Reports

Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s semen was found on the clothing of the New York City hotel housekeeper he allegedly sexually assaulted, according to the French newspaper, Atlantico. The NYPD reportedly examined her clothes for DNA evidence, and removed a portion of the hotel suite carpet. (This is why it’s very, very, very important that you do not take a shower, brush your teeth or wash your clothes after any type of sexual assault!) However, Strauss-Kahn’s defense team is said to be arguing that the sexual contact between the former International Monetary Fund chief and the unnamed maid was consensual. If you read the new details about the assault that I included in Today’s Lady News yesterday, you’ll likely agree with me that argument could be a stretch. Keep reading »

Jingle Punks: Classical Music Versions Of All Your Hipster Favorites

I’m in love with Jingle Punks, a self-described “hipster orchestra” that covers pop/rock tunes like MGMT‘s “Time To Pretend” orchestrally. (Oh, wow, “orchestrally” is actually a word, y’all.) Jingle Punks’ music is perfect for girls like me who enjoy both classical and pop music. And who doesn’t love a good cover? I bet you can’t listen to just one Jingle Punks song. [YouTube via Flavorwire] Keep reading »

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