No, you are not looking at a picture of Russell Brand with his stoner Uncle Ned. (Also, I have no idea whether Russell has an Uncle Ned.) That is, however, Alec Baldwin in costume for the upcoming flick “Rock of Ages.” Who knew he could do rock star? [People] Keep reading »
“I wish her the best — that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in nine or 10 years … We were two birds of the same feather — small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person. I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers.”
– Justin Timberlake on his ill-fated romance with fellow teen pop star Britney Spears in the new issue of Vanity Fair. I believe there are two kinds of people in this world: people who hold out hope that someday fate shall bring Britney and Justin back together and people who just don’t give a crap. I am in the former camp and it makes me sad these two kids don’t even talk anymore. Sigh. I mean, honestly, they once wore fancy matching denim ensembles on the red carpet — that’s a connection that shouldn’t just be tossed away. [ONTD] Keep reading »
My bikini has been through the ringer — two summers ago, I learned how to surf in it; I wore it every weekend to the beach in Long Island the summer after; in December, I rocked it on a week-long vacation in Mexico. It’s so faded and stretched out that when I went to the beach this weekend and dove in the ocean to cool off, the bottoms were pulled almost entirely off by the force of the relatively small wave. It’s time for a new bikini (I prefer them to one-pieces) and preferably one that I can swim in. Here are 12 cute options that hopefully won’t leave me — or you — indecently exposed.
Way to perpetuate the myth that girls suck at math, Forever 21.
The retailer pulled a dopey magnet that says “I’m too pretty to do math” after complaints. Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, who runs a media literacy non-profit for kids, posted on her Facebook page that a friend of hers complained to Forever 21 about the sexist magnets and the store actually pulled the item from Forever21.com. According to her Facebook wall, the company wrote:
“We apologize if the magnet offended you in any way. We have received numerous emails regarding this item and it has been forwarded to upper management for review. However, please note that the item has since been taken off our website for purchase.”
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First Judd Apatow produced “Bridesmaids,” a decidedly girly movie co-written by Kristen Wiig. And now, it looks like others are interested in taking the Apatowian sense of humor—gross-out comedy, adults in arrested adolescence—and transplant it to an unexpected demographic. And thus, we have “The Waiting Game,” a pro-abstinence flick for the Christian set. In other words, it’s a “sexless comedy about sex.” The flick will star Candace Cameron and it even has a cameo by Ted Haggard, the pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado who was brought down after it was revealed he paid a gay masseuse for sex. Keep reading »
We tend to think of human trafficking as something that happens over there, a crime committed by someone else. But, as discussed in a piece in the current issue of The New Yorker, it turns out that human trafficking is part of the bedrock that keeps the U.S. military afloat in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. And poor women from around the world are its victims. Keep reading »