8 Bachelorette And Bridesmaid Traditions We’d Be Glad To See Go

Spring is in the air, peonies are in season, and bank accounts are slowly being drained … it can mean only one thing — wedding season has arrived! I’m attending a wedding this weekend in Napa and am quite excited for all the festivities — seeing old friends, drinking wine, eating yummy food, hearing the exchanging of vows, crying tears of joy, cutting a rug at 3 a.m. with a bottle of bubbly in my hand, etc. But as the movie “Bridesmaids” so hilariously illustrated, wedding culture — specifically bridesmaid culture — often goes too far. Many pre-wedding celebrations have become more of a bizarre, self-indulgent spectacle and less about rejoicing in true love. And the expectations made of bridesmaids? Well, I have heard some horror stories that make me want to punch a giant cookie. After the jump, eight bachelorette and bridesmaid traditions we’d be glad to see go. Feel free to add your own (or disagree!) in the comments!
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Bert Gets Down To Brass Tacks With Andy Samberg


Who knew that Bert, as in the best friend of Ernie, was such a hard-hitting interviewer? In this edition of “Conversations with Bert,” his version of “Inside the Actors Studio,” the yellow guy talks to Andy Samberg of “Saturday Night Live.” While Bert missed the obvious question of asking about his threeway with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, he did ask how Andy feels about socks. “From my perspective, anyone who has a problem with socks needs to grow up. It’s been a long time coming. Socks are here to stay, and people who are anti-sock, to me, it’s immature, it’s short sighted — short minded,” replied Andy. To which Ernie added: “One day I’m hoping every sock will meet its match.” The rest of the interview is equally as amusing. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

What The Inside Of A Mermaid Looks Like

Once and for all, the Brazilian artist Walmor Correa answers the age-old question, how do mermaids poop? He does not adequately explain, however, how she becomes pregnant. [Walmor Correa via The Hairpin]
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10 Celebrity Trends We Hope Don’t Take Off

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We often look to celebs for our cues about what will be hot in fashion, hairstyles, lifestyle, and pop culture. But alas, they are only mere mortals and sometimes — like the rest of us — they make bad decisions. Some celebrity trends are just … well … not cool. Click through to see some trends that we are praying don’t catch on. Tell us what trends you’re not feeling in the comments!

Kim Kardashian Engaged To Kris Humphries: She Gets A Giant Rock And Glittery Mini-Horses

Kim Kardashian is engaged to her boyfriend of six months, Kris Humphries — and announced it in true Kardashian fashion on the cover of People magazine. She said she “didn’t expect” he would propose now and was especially shocked to come home on May 18 and see the words “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” spelled out in rose petals on her bedroom floor. Humphries gifted her a 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring that, judging by its twinkly-ness on the cover of People, rivals Kate Middleton’s ring in the bling-bling department. The lucky guy even planned out an engagement celebration beforehand with Kardashian mama Kris Jenner, complete with mini-horses covered in glitter. Yes, mini-horses covered in glitter. I, for one, cannot wait to see what Kim and her future hubby come up with for the wedding. I have a sneaking suspicion it may be televised. [People] Keep reading »

Chelsea Handler Had An Abortion At 16

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“I had an abortion when I was 16. Because that’s what I should have done. Otherwise I would now have a 20-year-old kid. Anyway, those are things that people shouldn’t be dishonest about it … People are too P.C. We need to be focusing on other things. We’re seeking out such grossness in human behavior and want such mindless entertainment. ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and some of these other shows are more racist. Or ’16 and Pregnant.’ Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you’re a teenager? Are you serious? I mean, that makes me want to kill somebody.”

Chelsea Handler reveals to The New York Times that when she was a teenager, she got pregnant and opted to have an abortion. Hmmmm … somehow I’m way more interested in this than the profile writer’s observation that Chelsea has the “pre-silicone lushness of a ’60s Playmate.” We want to hear your story, Chelsea. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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