10 Secret Boyfriends Throughout Time

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Secret Girlfriend” premiered last night on Comedy Central. In honor of the show, the lovely folks at BuzzFeed rounded up 10 secret girlfriends throughout time, from Marilyn Monroe to Stephanie Birkitt. And again, this has inspired us to look at the dude side of things, since it’s not just men getting some under the radar. Here’s a look at 10 notorious secret boyfriends, starting with Tom Cruise, whom Cher dated behind closed doors in 1983, right after “Risky Business.” We have no idea why she would do such a thing. Did she not see the undies scene? [People]

How Far Is Too Far When It Comes To Designer Knockoffs?

Leave Alexander McQueen alone! Sheesh, can’t the guy get a break? First Lady Gaga had to mess up his Fashion Week glory; now Steve Madden is all up in his face. The reason? McQueen is suing the affordable shoe company for copying the design for his “Faithful” bootie, a sexy open-toed number with leather snap-flaps and a stiletto heel. According to WWD, “the complaint alleges that the Steven Madden model is a ‘studied imitation’ that reproduces all those elements in the same manner.” OK, we get it: Madden made a knockoff, but isn’t that what their business is about? If they’ve been copying trends for so long, should it really matter now?

We do get the moral principle of copyright infringement (clearly); however, we do have to wonder how much of McQueen’s sales were really impacted by Madden’s cheaper model. Are Steve Madden customers really the type who would, or even could (uh, we can’t), buy the high-end version? [WWD] Keep reading »

Marie Claire Debuts Plus-Size Style Column

Like Glamour, Marie Claire has decided it needs to offer more content geared toward plus-size readers. In the November issue, the magazine introduces Ashley Falcon, a size-18 stylist who will be doling out fashion advice in a new column.

In the issue, she shares a little about her experiences working in fashion despite not being able to fit into sample sizes, offering thoughts like, “I long ago made peace with the fact that I’ll never look good in a slinky dress or pleated paper-bag-waist pants, even if Coco Chanel herself came back from the dead and hand-stitched them for me,” and “Big girls love accessories — they always fit, no size tags required.” She also tackles jeans-shopping for women with fuller figures, giving her top three picks for pairs that flatter. Next up, she hunts down cocktail-chic clothes “for all sizes” for the holiday season. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: The Better To Hear You With, My Dear

And you thought the Bagel Heads were weird! Australian performance artist, Stelios Arcadious, grew a real ear with his own stem cells and then had it implanted into his arm to use as a “remote listening device,” explaining: “someone in Venice could listen to what my ear is hearing in Melbourne.” As if cell phone companies weren’t already hurting enough in this economy! [via Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Poll: How Soon Into A Relationship Do You Fart In Front Of Your Man?

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Dating Don’ts: Why You’re Still Single

I’ve been writing relationship advice for nearly ten years now and the number-one question I get asked—by readers and friends alike—isn’t anything filthy or even fun. It is: “How come I can’t meet anyone?”

Depending on your situation, there are a variety of answers to this question, but mostly, finding someone to tongue wrestle with on a regular basis comes down to a combination of luck and timing. That said, there are things you can do to ensure that you never even come close to falling in love. Keep reading »

PostSecret Confessions On Life, Love, And Sex

Our friends at Nerve have an excerpt from the latest book by Frank Warren of PostSecret fame: PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God. If you’re not familiar with PostSecret, it’s a website where readers submit homemade postcards that reveal their most intimate confessions. In a slide show, Nerve has selected some of the best of the bunch, many of them focusing on relationships, with confessions ranging from happy masturbation fantasies to wishing one’s ex dead. [Nerve] Keep reading »

What You Missed: Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Premiere At Alexander McQueen


As we reported yesterday, Alexander McQueen‘s big live-streaming fashion show was ruined by Lady Gaga when she let it slip on Twitter that her new single, “Bad Romance,” would premiere there. Unfortunately, unless you’re a fashion editor or part of the style elite, you didn’t get to see or hear anything because the rush of Gaga fans to the website caused it to crash. So without further adieu, here’s what you missed. Do we likey? Keep reading »

Levi Johnston Getting Nakey For Playgirl

I see London, I see France, I’m gonna see what’s in Levi Johnston‘s underpants. He’s going to be taking it all off for Playgirl! Levi’s lawyer said yesterday it’s a “foregone conclusion” that he’ll pose for the mag and that the images will be online by the end of the year. He also revealed that Levi’s hired a personal trainer and is working out three hours a day, six days a week to get ready for the photo shoot. Though judging from photos we’ve already seen, maybe he doesn’t need that much work? [People] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Galliano’s Mellow Yellow

A model floats down the catwalk on a cloud of saffron yellow at John Galliano‘s runway show for his spring/summer 2010 collection. [10/7/09, Paris] Keep reading »

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