We heart vampires
, but even we know they’re just having their day in the sun. Vamps are a trend that will soonish return to the darkest depths of subculture. But who, or rather, what will rise to take their place? Benicio del Toro
is backing the werewolf camp. Check out this trailer for his new flick, “The Wolfman.” Oh, if only we could get our claws in him! But is Benicio beastly enough to reign in world werewolf domination? Or will zombies kill it? Let’s examine the evidence in this blood-thirsty supernatural face-off!
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As I said before, there might not be a point in going to see “The September Issue,” since so many clips from the documentary are available online. But you’ll find me at the movie theater on Friday night, when the movie comes to NYC, especially after watching the above clip in which fabulous editor-at-large André Leon Talley shows off his Louis Vuitton-Damon-Dash-Ralph-Lauren-Piaget tennis ensemble. [via NY Mag] Keep reading »
Earlier this month we reported on Ray-Ban’s new virtual mirror, a program that allows you to see how sunglasses will actually look on you before you order them online. Now The Daily Makeover has announced a revolutionary antidote to being attacked by rabid perfume sprayers at your local department store: virtual makeup application. But will it replace the real-life makeup counter once and for all? [Tech Crunch] Keep reading »
Blame my older sister, the kindergarten teacher, but I believe in the Golden Rule. Whether you’re my boss, my intern, my boyfriend or my third-cousin-twice-removed, I will treat you with the same amount of respect as everyone else.
Why am I wired this way? Other kids were really cruel to me from grade school through high school—whether putting Scotch tape in my hair during class, calling me “Cabbage Patch Kid” because of my chubby cheeks, or circulating my name on a list where girls were ranked by their hotness and I was rated 3 out of 10. That stuff made me feel terrible most of the time and I don’t want anyone knowing what that’s like. Instead, I try to be kind to every person, regardless of how popular/attractive/smart they are, and not be a kiss-ass, ever.
It’s striking to me, though, how not being an ass-kisser has ruined my friendships with some very pretty women. In fact, my only friendship Titanics have happened when I’ve stood up to extraordinarily beautiful women and lost out. The Pretty Girl wanted me to play by her rules; I didn’t want to do it, so Pretty Girl read me the friendship riot act and ditched me. Forever. Keep reading »
Who else is sad that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is taking the next few months off from “The View” for maternity leave? (She had her third child this month.) I am, mainly because Lizzie helps instigate some of the show’s most entertaining brawls, and it wouldn’t be fair to expect Sherri Shepherd to up the crazy in her absence. Thank goodness “View” producers have hired Meghan McCain to cover for Hasselbeck. She’s going to do a three-day guest spot starting September 9. Also on board is former Fox News anchor E.D. Hill, who called Barack and Michelle Obama’s infamous fist bump a “terrorist fist jab.” Wait, should Hasselbeck be worried that “The View” might find a permanent replacement? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Now that Beth Ditto is designing a plus-size line and schilling for Chanel, has fashion found a new obsession? New York hipster designers ThreeAsFour are collaborating with one very special lady for their spring 2010 collection: Yoko Ono. While details on the September 17th presentation are still vague, editors and stylists are already atwitter with the news that Ono, who created exclusive prints for the line, might perform tracks from her much-anticipated upcoming album, “Between My Head and the Sky,” at the show. Either way, between ThreeAsFour’s predilection for experimental installations (during their fall show, models tended bonsai trees) and Ono’s “interesting” taste (she spent the earlier part of this year judging an interactive haiku competition and staging an exhibition of John Lennon’s final bloodied clothing), this could end up being THE event of New York Fashion Week. (Or one of them anyway.) Stay tuned… Keep reading »
When Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, 18, was crowned Miss Universe, she got so excited she could barely keep the crown on her head. It’s the second year in a row that a Venezuelan has won the tiara, and the sixth win since the pageant began. So why all the wins? Because in Venezuela, beauty pageants are kind of like a national sport. After the jump, the insane details of this pageant-obsessed culture. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan had a rough weekend. It started out kind of chuckle-worthy, when she left her BlackBerry sitting on a deli counter at a Manhattan bodega. The store worker asked LiLo to prove that the BlackBerry was hers before giving it back to her, but when one of her friends called the phone, it didn’t ring. So the deli dude asked Lindz to look at the security tapes with him. Lindsay freaked out and one of her friends dialed 911. The shop owner said, “Who is she? Is she a star? I’m no celebrity. I’m not nothing. I’m only a restaurant worker.” [NY Daily News]
But this is nothing compared to what was happening back at Lindsay’s home in Hollywood… Keep reading »