Cheapskate: 10 Things Under $102 At Creatures Of Comfort

We love clothes, um, a lot. Whether they’re from Walmart, JCPenney, or Gap — or on the fancier side — we think getting dressed in the morning is fun. We don’t, however, like to spend tons of money on new dresses and jeans. After all, we have 401ks to contribute to and rent to pay. As much as we like the nicer stuff and will splurge from time to time, we like sales even more, which is why we’re such Gilt Groupe and clearance fanatics. For this edition of Cheapskate, we’re showing off 10 items under $102 from the clearance section of one of the coolest stores that has an online home, Creatures of Comfort. Most of the designer clothes they sell go for big bucks; luckily, these won’t break the bank. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Miley Cyrus, Behind The … Music

At her show last night, Miley took the G from her rating and made it gangsta, straight up. Wearing booty shorts and backin’ it up doggy-style, she might as well be on the cover of a rap album, circa 1993. Well, we’re not sure about the audience, but at least she came to get down. [Anaheim, 9/23/09] Keep reading »

Malaysian Muslims Blacklist Beyonce. Other Stars Who’ve Been Banned For Religious Reasons.

In 2007, Beyoncéwas forced to cancel a concert in Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, because the fundamentalist Pan Malaysian Islamic Party is “against western entertainment that promotes hedonism.” Now that she’s scheduled to play there on October 25, uber-religious folks are up in arms again and working hard to get her banned. See, in Malaysia, performers are supposed to wear very P.C. clothes and cover themselves from chest to knees. They aren’t allowed to jump, shout, hug or kiss onstage. In other words, fun is not to be had. [AP via Yahoo]

Beyoncé isn’t the only performer who’s drawn the ire of religious countries. Here are five other stars who’ve been banned from countries or came close to it. Keep reading »

Parents Blame Facebook For Their Daughter’s Suicide

Here’s the saddest news ever: Holly Grogan, a 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl in Britain, jumped off a road bridge and killed herself last week, allegedly after a barrage of mean messages on her Facebook wall appeared. Her parents blame “cyberbullying” and said in a statement, “Holly struggled to cope with the huge pressures placed upon her by the modern complexities of ‘friendship groups’ and social networking. Every responsible parent will empathize with our constant battle to instill self-belief and confidence in our children.” [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

A Peek At Big Spender Britney Spears’ Credit Card Bill

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Ever wanted to know what a megastar spends in a month? Lucky for you, Britney Spears’ credit card bill for the first 11 months after her dad took control of her finances has been leaked to TMZ. Wait, Britney only has one credit card? Time to diversify, girl. Also, considering the insane amount of my credit card bill over the past year, I’m surprised that BritBrit, who makes zillions, only racked up $112K. After the jump, how BritBrit spent her money this year. Keep reading »

Have Hot Tub, Will Travel

Every once in a while, I’m sitting somewhere and I get the urge to soak in a hot tub. OK, this doesn’t really happen to me, but I’m sure that’s what the people behind SpaBerry are banking on. For $4,999, you can buy this portable two-person spa that works with any 110V outlet once filled with water. Also available are various BerryWraps, as the company calls the $399 stickers that change the look of your SpaBerry. We’re big fans of the Blueberry Wrap, because when you think about it, who wouldn’t want to soak in a tub of giant blueberries? [SpaBerry via Trendhunter] Keep reading »

Crave: Names And Notes Napkin Rings

Back-to-school blues? Satisfy your nostalgia with something both classic and reusable like these Names and Notes napkin rings, which are like mini-chalkboard place cards. Outfitted with a layer of black matte paint, the set of four comes with a white pencil for writing the names of your dinner party guests and an eraser sponge (clean slate, clean plate?). Or, you could use these doodads to discreetly pass notes (“Do you like me? Circle one: Yes, No”). We’d try decorating our table with white and black plates to match. [$58 for four, Gessato.com]
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Tinseltown Toys With A Barbie Movie

Get ready to roll your eyes. Universal Studios announced today that they’ve reached an agreement with toy giant Mattel to make a live-action Barbie movie. I repeat: Universal will cast an actress to portray a doll that feminists argue would be unable to walk upright due to her proportions. But anatomical incorrectness is only one of the reasons that Barbie has remained in the realm of plastic and cartoons until now. Producer Laurence Mark is canvassing writers to find that perfect family-friendly storyline that goes beyond the drama I remember of spending 90 minutes trying to yank those @#$* knee boots on and off over those flippin’ plastic heels. Once the problems of casting and inflating the actress with a superhuman ability to balance have been solved, here are our predictions for what will happen in this movie. [Variety] Keep reading »

MAC Gets Back To Black

The webs have been buzzing over MAC‘s much-anticipated new all-black collection, Style Black, for awhile now. We’re excited to report it finally launched today! We are not just talking about eyeliner here, we’re talking black lipstick, baby. Now, we’ve all decided that the latter is one helluva tricky trend, but today we’ve got options. The line includes three Glimmerglass glosses that make black lips a little more wearable: There’s Blackfire Sheer black with berry-ish pearl; Bling Black Sheer, which is translucent black with a gold glimmer; and, of course, Blackware Creamy, which is a true black for the truly brave. Either you like to roll goth-style or you don’t, but we definitely plan on snapping up a couple of the limited editions. Check out the whole collection here. Keep reading »

Do Women Prefer Doin’ It While Drunk?

Who hasn’t had a drink or two before hopping in the sack? I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been guilty. I mean sex—especially with a new person—can be a daunting task. A nice little buzz can help alleviate some stress or spice things up a bit, right? But hold on one second before you polish off that cosmo. Do you really need that drink to get down? A new study conducted in the U.K. about women, sex, and alcohol suggests that maybe the answer is yes. The study concludes that not only do women seem to prefer drunken sex to sober sex, but we also are using alcohol to compensate for confidence, especially about our bodies. After the jump, some more sobering stats that may make you think twice about drinking before getting it on. Keep reading »

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