Shortsgate: Michelle Obama Dares To Bare Her Legs!

Oh holy hell. First Lady Michelle Obama has caught some flack for daring to wear shorts while on vacation with her family at the Grand Canyon in 100+ degree heat. (Emphasis all mine because I cannot fathom the absurdity.) This morning on “The Today Show,” The Washington Post‘s Robin Givhan and Mary Tomer, author of the upcoming book Mrs. O: The Face Of Fashion Democracy, discussed the brouhaha over Mrs. O wearing above-the-knee (GASP!) shorts. Apparently, some see this as her, I dunno, giving the middle finger to propriety and tradition since the look is so casual. The whole thing made me mega-stabby, especially since Lauer can’t help but acknowledge how ridiculous it is that they are even discussing the topic. If Obama had been wearing, say, a khaki skirt, would people have cared to comment? If the shorts had been below the knee, would that have been OK, or would the chatter then be about her looking frumpy? Also, isn’t there, like, a health-care debate going on? Keep reading »

Britney Does Letterman

Everyone’s favorite reformed (?) psycho-in-a-blond-weave, Britney Spears, made an appearance on “Letterman” last night, reading the Top Ten list which, appropriately enough, was titled “Top Ten Ways The Country Would Be Different If Britney Spears Were President.” Wearing a string bikini — and an enormous tropical flower behind one ear — and looking more toned and in-shape than she has in years, Brit-Brit sat atop a Presidential-looking desk and shifted her weight from hip to hip as she read each number. The appearance was certainly less disastrous than past televised appearances (the infamous MTV Music Video Awards, anyone?), but I couldn’t help but think her “charisma” seemed a little canned. What do you think? Keep reading »

Check Out These Pretty Fire Extinguishers

In case of a fire, you might be thinking about: your safety, your property or how beautiful your fire extinguisher is. If you fall into the latter thought pattern, then feast your eyes on these Fire Design fire extinguishers. (We agree — the name could have been a touch more innovative.) They’re available in bright, pop-y colors like pink, yellow and green, fun prints or custom designs. Of course, leave it to the French to come up with something this functional and fashionable. If you can actually read Français, then brave their website to purchase yours. A custom extinguisher will set you back abut $133, a, erm, cool price for a hot item? [Chic Report]

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Dudes: Please Stop Waxing Your Chests!

When did guys start waxing their chests? All I have to say about that is: It’s got to stop. If we wanted you to look like us, we’d date us. We want guys to look like guys, no matter how hirsute that makes you. That’s why we love you. Because you are what we are not. True story: I think the first time I saw some guy’s chest hair waxed into a distinct shape was about seven years ago. I was on the set of an adult movie. The guy was Ron Jeremy. And his chest hair had been waxed into the shape of … a heart. It was both totally horrifying and vaguely endearing. Keep reading »

A Toothy Necklace For A Whiter Smile

This advertisement is supposed to have us believe that if you chew HappyDent baking soda gum, your teeth will become whiter, brighter, and, oh, so much better. How does the company choose to convey this message? Frankly, I don’t know that selling us ladies on this product by way of a necklace made of human teeth — no matter how white they may be — is what’s going to make us rush out and buy their tooth-whitening gum. It’s rather creepy, isn’t it? Although, I do appreciate that it’s not telling us to lose our blubber, like PETA. But there’s just something cannibalistic about this advertisement. After the jump, check out a toothy closeup. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

In Case You Were Wondering…

Lately, everyone’s been trying to figure out if Lady Gaga is a lady, a dude, or something in between. Thank you, Mekara, for clearing that up for us. [Riley Dog] Keep reading »

Do We Live In A Rape Culture?

Normally, I’m not big on low-budget documentaries. But this new video called “Our Hidden Culture” really got me thinking. It argues that we in the United States live in a “rape culture”—where unwanted sexual attention is constantly lavished on women (hello, cat callers), where sexual violence is constantly portrayed in music and on film (that’s you, Eminem), and where women are always expected to be sexual creatures (thanks, Victoria’s Secret). When these behaviors are accepted as the norm, of course we see sexual harassment, verbal abuse, discrimination and, yes, rape. The idea here is that sexual violence is as much of a social problem as a personal one. These little things become so commonplace that we may not even notice them, but it’s these very attitudes that lead to violence. Keep reading »

Inside The “Sea Of Shoes” Bloggers’ House

We all click on over to fashion blog “Sea of Shoes” to soak in the photos of heels we can’t afford and the sometimes crazy but otherwise inspired styling by both mother and daughter Aldridge. But what I mostly can’t get enough of is in the background of their photos—the ah-mazingly decorated home they live in. Have you ever seen a more glam dining room (above)? Sigh. Style/SWOON just posted a better look at their eclectic and slightly madcap interiors. Get a home tour, after the jump… Keep reading »

Gallery: Erin Andrews Poses In Mud For GQ, Plus 11 Other Dirty Celeb Photos

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Think you’re gonna to film peeping Tom videos through a hotel wall of Erin Andrews naked? Fine, but Andrews can do her own dirty photos, thank you very much. And we mean literally dirty. The ESPN sportscaster got down ‘n dirty for GQ magazine when she posed in a football uniform, greasepaint and enough gobs of mud to make Babe squeal.

But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen celebs in dirt looking happier than pigs in mud. Click through to see our slideshow of the dirtiest celeb photos ever.

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