What Disney Movies Taught Me About Being Gay

What Disney Movies Taught Me About Being Gay

Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” is almost certainly a lesbian, according to stand-up comic James Adomian, who lovingly refers to the iconic Disney diva in a recent viral bit as a “big dyke with a butch haircut.” Adomian, who is openly gay, doesn’t believe that Ursula deserves the negative treatment she receives in the movie. “Every time I’ve ever met a woman like that in my life,” he says, “she’s been awesome.”

To an extent, Adomian is right: Ursula definitely has deep roots in queer culture. According to bonus materials on “The Little Mermaid” DVD, Ursula was modeled after the famous drag performer Divine, star of the original “Hairspray.” Keep reading »

Tell Your Story Through Style: 4 Tips From “Orange Is The New Black” Costume Designer Jenn Rogien

Tell Your Story Through Style: 4 Tips From "Orange Is The New Black" Costume Designer, Jenn Rogien

Whether you realize it or not, your clothes tell the story of “you.” From night shift nurses who spend their downtime watching college football to working moms who enjoy long morning hikes and good wine, our personalities and hobbies are often reflected in what we choose to wear. Jenn Rogien, the costume designer for hit shows “Orange Is The New Black” and “Girls,” is no stranger to storytelling through style. “Style is a powerful visual expression of a woman, her best traits and the aspects of her life that matter most to her. Each woman, just like every character, has her own story,” she says. “I’m fortunate enough to bring some truly memorable characters to life using their wardrobe as a visual storytelling element.” Jenn has partnered up with T.J.Maxx to help women tell their own style stories, and has four important tips to help women visually express who they are. Keep reading »

You Might Want To Do Cardio Before Strength (Or Not)

Today in research not achieving very much: The American Council on Exercise sponsored a study to see what order of workouts is most effective when you’re doing both cardio and strength training in one go. I’m going to skip to the very very conclusion of their findings and then fill you in on the caveats: Basically, they found out that sometimes it’s better to do cardio first and sometimes it’s better to do resistance training first, and also all bodies and workout needs are different, and also do what you need to do for yourself, which is really, really vague. Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 10 Bangin’ Breakfast Sandwiches

The key to my heart is through my mouth in the form of scrumptious breakfast sandwiches. Rarely have I met a bacon, egg and cheese that I didn’t like, but some breakfast sandwiches are certainly superior both in taste and in creativity. Recently, I’ve been devouring the Egg & Cheese from Spreads Sandwich Shop, which consists of over-easy organic cage free egg, avocado, black bean chipotle hummus, monterey jack cheese and tortilla chips on a brioche bun. SIGN ME UP, and while you’re at it, find me a gown because I’m about to marry that sandwich. Here are 10 other brekky sammies that will make you drool.

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin Will Marry Tomorrow

  • George Clooney and fiancé Amal Alamuddin arrived in Venice, Ital,y for their wedding. They’ll be symbolically married tomorrow followed by a civil ceremony on Monday that will make them officially husband and wife. Mazel tov! [E!]
  • Stevie Nicks on her pregnancy with Don Henley and life with Fleetwood Mac. [Billboard]
  • Randy Jackson’s wife Erika has filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage. They have two children together. [Just Jared]
  • The birth of Snooki’s second child was filmed for her MTV reality show “Snooki & JWoww.” She and the baby’s father, Jionni LaValle, plan to marry later this fall. [Page Six] Keep reading »

Anti-Trafficking Activist Somaly Mam: “I Didn’t Lie”

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  • Cambodian anti-trafficking activist Somaly Mam says she never lied about her past, despite allegations in Newsweek last year. (Marie Claire)
  • Noted literary sexist Ed Champion’s Twitter account has been suspended after he harassed and threatened author Porochista Khakpour. (Daily Dot) Keep reading »
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