How Not To Embarrass Yourself While Applying For A Job

Rough day today? You simply must read The New York Timesprofile of twin sisters Kristy and Katie Barry, age 24, who provide a solid eight minutes’ worth of entertainment. Kristy and Katie graduated from Rutgers last year, they’ve applied to 150 jobs, and they still haven’t landed that dream job in journalism— either sports reporting or having their own TV show.

The twins, who work as bartenders and dog walkers, have tried all the usual job search tactics—you know, mailing a package of chocolate-covered peanut butter balls to potential employers, befriending editors on Facebook, taking improv classes and playing softball to hunt for leads. No luck! Are you shocked? Keep reading »

A Flight Attendant Takes On Oprah Winfrey In Court

Here’s a doozy of a celebrity lawsuit for you. Corrine Gehrls was a flight attendant on Oprah’s private jet, until she was fired in June. Apparently, a second flight attendant and Oprah’s goddaughter told the Big O that Corrine had sex with pilot Terry Pansing during a flight, and Oprah was not amused. Now, Gehrls is suing for $75,000, saying that the accusations are totally false and that she’s been defamed. The crux of her case are polygraph tests from both her and this pilot saying that they never bumped pelvises on duty. Oprah has a grand tradition of beating every lawsuit that comes her way—lord knows she can afford the lawyer bills—so do you think Gehrls has a chance on this? [Reuters] Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Chic On The Street: Rome Oct. 12th 2009

When I discovered that over-the-knee boots were fall’s “must have,” I flashed to the opening scene of “Pretty Woman” and promptly dismissed them from my future. After seeing the look executed on a non-prostitute, I may have to reconsider. The thigh is the limit for Marta; her Calvin Klein Jeans dress and Zara boots both just reach. Keep reading »

Why Todd English Is The Worst Fiance Ever

The next time a guy screws me or one of my friends over, I will remember that it could be worse … I could have been engaged to celebrity chef Todd English. In a move that can only be described as sociopathic, douche castle Todd English ditched fiancée Erica Wang and 150 guests and skipped out on his $150,000 wedding at the St. Regis last week. In a statement, English said, “It was never intended this way, but our relationship has not been positive for some time.” Erica has a much different story. She thinks things went downhill when she refused to sign a prenup saying that if the couple split she would get big, fat ZERO. Get the full saga, after the jump. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Uniqlo Wants To Make Some Bread

Uniqlo just opened a new store in Paris, France, and clearly knows how to target Parisians—by putting ads on the baguette wrappers at your local boulangerie. [Paris, 10/9/09] Keep reading »

Eileen Fisher Gets A Bit Cooler, But Don’t Call It A Comeback

Is Eileen Fisher now cool because she’s rejuvenated her line, or just because the New York Times says she is? You probably know Eileen Fisher as the flax-glorifying designer ex-hippies or your middle school art teacher wore. Up until now, we’ve definitely placed her in the slightly grotesque momtastic category, but now we’re reconsidering. Indeed, the Times also harps on Fisher’s recognizably lame reputation: “Those women fueled the company’s growth, but for the fashion-conscious, Eileen Fisher clothes had as much style and shape as a burqa. To them, the line was designed for graying bobos who dabbled in ceramics and had lifetime subscriptions to The New Yorker.”

But now she’s decided to make the brand “hipper,” and has done so by including some less baggy styles, more girly accents, and, most notably, an eco-line. In our humble opinion, Eileen Fisher has made some upgrades to the overall image of her company, and there are some pieces we’d consider buying were it not for the hefty price tags (who knew an EF knit suit could cost $400?). After the jump, our picks from her improved collection, with one caveat: Most of the cute stuff has already sold out. If you want something you might have to wait. Just goes to show you how much getting a feature in The New York Times style section can boost your business. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Current Obsession: My New Radius Toothbrush

About two months ago, I was chillin’ with a married couple I know. Sitting by the bathroom sink were two toothbrushes with bristled heads that were TWICE the size of what I was used to seeing. “Why do you both have toothbrushes that look like they are made for a GIANT?” I asked them.

“Oh yeah, we just got those,” my friend replied. “They’re supposed to be insanely good for your teeth.” Huh. Keep reading »

Kater Gordon, The 27-Year-Old Emmy-Winning “Mad Men” Writer, Gets Fired

About three weeks ago, 27-year-old “Mad Men” scribe Kater Gordon won an Emmy for the episode “Meditations in an Emergency,” which you know as the one where Betty Draper does the deed with some dude in the women’s powder room of a Manhattan bar. Kater was kind of like Weiner’s personal Peggy Olson. She started off babysitting his kids, but after the two started talking television, he hired her as his personal assistant. During season one of “Mad Men,” she became his writer’s assistant and by the end of season two was given the opportunity to co-write the season finale. For season three, she was promoted to full-fledged staff writer. But, surprise, Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Kater has been fired. “We think [Kater's] done a great job, particularly for someone whose career has progressed so quickly,” a show insider told Finke. “Now, however, Matt has reluctantly decided that their relationship has reached its full potential. There’s absolutely no doubt that Kater will continue to have unprecedented success in her career as she spreads her wings.” [Deadline] Keep reading »

She’s Miley Cyrus And She’s Here To Say … She’s Done With Twitter In A Major Way


When Miley Cyrus shut down her Twitter account last week, most peeps (ourselves included) assumed it was because her new dude told her to. But in the video above, Miley refutes that, saying that she nixed her account because she was sick of documenting the minutest minutiae of her life. She definitely has a point but, uh, did she really have to make this faux rap video complete with her friends as backup dancers? This is more embarrassing than her pole dance, in my opinion. Keep reading »

Sorry, Meghan McCain, But You Don’t Get An Award For Not Being A Bigot

Following Meghan McCain‘s tweets has always been a strange endeavor. Under the Twitter handle mccainbloggette, Sen. John McCain’s 24-year-old daughter is as likely to tweet “God bless the troops!” as she is “Off to Perez Hilton’s party!” She doesn’t tackle many tricky political issues, but follow her Twitter feed and read her columns for The Daily Beast and it’s clear there is one social issue dear to her heart: gay rights. The girl’s a Grade-A fag hag — there’s no question about it. Just read how aflutter she got this weekend, tweeting while thousands of people marched in Washington, D.C. for marriage equality. Keep reading »

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