It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Present Tense,” who wasn’t crazy about the pearl necklace her boyfriend of one year gave her for Christmas and worried he was going to give her something similar for her upcoming birthday. “I don’t want to seem like I’m not grateful, because I am, but I never wear jewelry and am not really a fan of pearls.” She said. “Should I just act like I like it and let him buy me another or is there some way I can let him know that pearls just aren’t my thing?” After the jump, find out whether she got another pearl necklace for her birthday or not. Keep reading »
In 1966, Marlon Brando penned this letter of admiration to a stewardess who helped nurse a sick patient back to health during a flight. Yes, friends, one of the most beautiful men to walk the Earth also wrote love notes. He was a romantic! Some of you may find it unsophisticated (his salutation is “Dear Lady” and some of his grammar is sketchy), but if I got this letter from Marlon Brando, I would probably dissolve into a puddle of goo upon reading. Especially the part where he points out her “gothic aspects.” Swoonworthy. Check out the full transcript, after the jump. [Letters of Note] Keep reading »
A poll on ApprovalPolls.com asks if CBS reporter Lara Logan, who was beaten and sexually assaulted on February 11 while reporting from Tahrir Square in Egypt, is to blame for the attack on her.
Though this poll was probably put up by some random nobody, it’s not at all unheard of that there are people who think Logan is in some way to blame. After all, what was a woman — a blonde! — doing in a dangerous place like Egypt?! PopEater is even reporting that network executives “met to discuss if female journalists belong in the Middle East,” which is hella depressing. (Meanwhile, some commenters discussing the story on sites like Huffington Post explicitly blame CBS.)
I can’t even believe I have to repeat this but it’s worth repeating: the only person to blame for a sexual assault is the person who does the assaulting. Period.
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We liked it when Emma Watson
chopped off her hair—something she wasn’t contractually allowed to do while filming “Harry Potter
“—into a sleek and sophisticated “you don’t own me” pixie cut. But now, apparently, Emma is having second thoughts about the hair. “I am trying to grow it but it’s slow, it’s taking a while obviously,” she said. “If I want to keep acting then it’s more flexible for me to have it longer for different roles, it’s quite a specific cut.” [People
Pish posh, Emma. If you like your hair short, stick with it. For every Keri Russell, whose career tanked post cut, there’s someone who did great rocking short hair. After the jump, stars whose careers thrived when their hair was shorn.
I’ll console myself with the fact Blake Lively has a pair of Louboutins named after her (and I don’t!) with the fact these heels are kinda fugs. Right? [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
“It’s easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work. That’s effective. But that’s the weird thing about grief. You can’t prepare for it. You think you’re gonna cry and get it over with. You make those plans, but they never work. It hits you in the middle of the night — well, it hits me in the middle of the night. I’m out walking. I’m feeling quite content. And it’s like suddenly, boom. It’s like you’ve just done that in your chest.”
—Liam Neeson opens up in Esquire about discovering wife Natasha Richardson’s skiing injuries were far more serious than initially thought, and the grief he feels over her death. Grab a tissue box if you want to read the full article. It’s beyond sad. Keep reading »