“Eat, Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert Takes On Marriage

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, was published in 2006, and her followup book was touted in the back of at least 200,000 copies of the book. Tentatively titled Weddings and Evictions, it was described as a memoir about Gilbert’s “unexpected journey into second marriage” and was supposed to hit shelves in 2009. But Gilbert scrapped her 500-page draft of the book and told her publisher she needed more time. What she had wasn’t working.

Because Eat, Pray, Love had been such a huge success, staying in the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list for 57 weeks, Viking wanted the followup to come out as quickly as possible. But her editor gave her another year, and this second draft, now called Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage will be published in January. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Dating As A Bisexual Woman

One of the first times I went on a date with a girl, she asked me, “Are you bi or gay?”

“Well, I’m still figuring that out,” I told her.

Her response was: “I knew you were too good to be true.” I then fell all over myself in an effort to explain to her that, although I was unsure about how to define my sexuality, I was definitely into girls, more so than I’m into guys. I am not and have never been bi-curious, bi for attention or bi only when men are around. Since then, I’ve figured out that I’m solely into girls. So I guess I wasn’t too good to be true, huh?

But, alas, in parts of the gay community, being bi or being a lesbian who has hooked up with guys in the past is like having horns or an incurable disease.
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Quick Pic: The Geekiest Shoes On Earth … Or In Outer Space

Sneakers, the final frontier! Voilà Airwalk’s new “Star Trek” shoes, complete with Enterprise logo. Geeks with foot fetishes should be squirming in their crew suits right about now. [InventorSpot.com] Keep reading »

Please Help Me Step Away From This Questionable Item

You know how sometimes you come across a pair of shoes or a dress or whatnot and you simply have to have it? And there’s no rhyme or reason to it and said object of desire probably only looks good on whomever it’s being modeled on and definitely won’t do you any favors in real life? I am currently having that moment. I know that this new Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony unisex scarf pullover is going to make me look like a scary little old lady (one who is an extra in a medieval period film and playing a peasant). I also realize that the fabric — a blend of polyester and wool — will likely be itchy and possess asthmatic-like breathing problems. And the price tag, a whopping $495, is clearly insane. I mean, really cray-cray. Then again, part of me believes that it will be yummy and snuggly all fall (maybe it’s a Snuggie I’m really after?), and come winter, it’ll look smashing layered beneath a nice black overcoat. Judging by the fact that they only have one color left in stock, I’m not alone. Still, can anyone set me straight here? I’m afraid I’m going to make a very expensive mistake. [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »

Update: The Reality-Star-Bikini-Model Murder Just Gets More Gruesome

More details have emerged about the “Megan Wants a Millionaire” contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins who allegedly murdered his new wife, bikini model Jasmine Fiore. The poor gal, who was found stuffed in a suitcase inside a dumpster, was missing her teeth and had her fingers cut off. Apparently, the murderer was trying to make the victim difficult to identify. Keep reading »

After You’ve Googled Your Date, Check Out His Persona

Yesterday’s cautionary tale about Googling your date got me thinking. My last blind date (before which I did no investigation) was seriously a nightmare.

As Tom and I sat down for a glass of wine, he launched right in: “I am under investigation by the Federal Government.” I smiled and laughed. “I’m serious,” he said with a strangely vacant smile. “What for?” I asked shifting in my seat and starting to sweat a little bit. “They are accusing me of insider trading, but I’m innocent.” “Great!” I said relieved. “Unless I get indicted,” he said, “then I would go to jail.” I gulped my wine down, asked for the check, and sprinted in the rain as fast as I could to the nearest subway station.

So now my friend wants to set me up on a blind date and I want to make extra sure that I have all the dirt on this dude before proceeding. Never again will I suffer a repeat of the Tom scenario. So, following Wendy’s sage advice, I Googled this guy’s name AND email address.

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How Far Will Funny Get A Guy?

Show me a person who doesn’t have at least a handful of characteristics she or he is looking for in a mate — or date — and I’ll show you the real-life leprechaun I keep as a mascot on my rooftop garden. Whether it’s brains, a great bod, or a timeshare in Boca Raton, we all have a list — some are even written down somewhere — of the things our significant other must possess. Topping the list for a lot of us is a great sense of humor, but exactly how important is having your funny bone tickled? AskMen.com recently compared “funny” against a host of other “most wanted” characteristics to see how a good sense of humor stacked up when women are doin’ the choosin’. Are those sitcoms that feature a beautiful wife with a pudgy but hilarious husband telling the truth? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »

What Is Female Sexual Dysfunction? “Orgasm Inc.” Documentary Finds Out

When the pharmaceutical company for whom she was working granted filmmaker Liz Canner permission to film behind the scenes, she thought she would make a movie about women, sexuality and pleasure. Instead, Canner’s documentary, “Orgasm Inc.” turned into a story about the cold hard cash that can be made from making women come. Or trying, anyway. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Tyrese Gibson Is A Single Man Again

  • Tyrese Gibson’s lengthy divorce, property settlement, and custody battle with his wife of 10 months has finally been finalized. [Starpulse] — At least she survived 10 months. I don’t think I would have made it that long.
  • Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick say they’re planning for their baby by purchasing baby clothes and studying parenting. [People] — I hope Kourtney also takes a look at some single parenting books because I suspect she’ll eventually be one.
  • Jennifer Aniston is rumored to have questioned why Bradley Cooper chose Renee Zellweger over her, according to a “pal.” [Us Weekly] — It’s because you reek of desperation, hon, but we’ve all been there at some point.

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Crave: WMF Coffee for One

Who doesn’t love coffee? Especially when you can bring it wherever you go, coffee maker and all. Check out this all-in-one mug and portable coffee maker, it makes exactly one cup for your sipping pleasure. The best part is that the only work you have to do is press a button. If that’s still too hard, then check the handy video. [$25, Keep reading »

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