My mom has a boyfriend.
For most children of divorce this is nothing new–or perhaps all too common–but for me, this is big. Really big. You see, my mother has been single for most of my life. She has great friends, a close-knit family, and a job she feels passionate about, but she’s never really had a guy in her life since my parents divorced.
A typical Friday for her involves her bathrobe, the couch, our dog, and “The Daily Show” accompanied by the phrase “I like my life just the way it is!” Now, I realize that this sounds like the ideal Friday night for many people, myself included. But, it’s not really about the bathrobe or the TV shows or even the fact that it’s a Friday night. It’s about seeing some variation of this over and over again: My mother, alone. Keep reading »
A bridal salon at Costo? Perfect! So now you can buy 5,000 bars of soap, 10 gallons of olive oil, 24 pairs of new socks, and your wedding gown all in one trip. Not to mention all the free samples you can munch on while you deliberate. Kirstie Kelly’s signature bridal collection will be popping up in various Los Angeles area Costcos for the budget-conscious bride. The collection of six couture gowns range in price from $699 to $1399 and come in sizes 2 to 24. Not that I have to shop for a bridal gown anytime in the imminent future, but if I did, I wouldn’t be opposed to purchasing it at Costco. How about you? Would you get your wedding dress at Costco? [CBS] Keep reading »
Twenty-four year old New York City shrink, Sarah White, felt there was something missing from the classical therapy tradition. And that thing was getting buck naked. According to her, talking about your problems while fully clothed encourages repression instead of open expression. That’s how she became “the naked therapist.” Sarah begins her sessions, which occur via webcam, Skype, or in person, fully clothed and by the end of the hour she is in her birthday suit. (Video is slightly NSFW.) Not surprisingly, she has lots of male clients, who, she claims, find it easier to introspect while watching her strip down to her skivies. Duh. Of course she has her male clients’ full attention while she’s naked. SHE’S NAKED! A guy will say just about anything you want him to while sitting across from an attractive woman in the buff. Keep reading »
Holly Madison wants us to know that she isn’t perfect. And so she allowed Life and Style magazine to publish a photo of her in a bikini without retouching. I don’t see much in the cellulite department, but Holly insists that it’s there. “I have cellulite—and had it even when I was at my absolute thinnest. I’m never not going to have cellulite,” she said. “People need to just accept that it’s there.” Good point, but I’m actually more interested in that scar on her lower back that looks suspiciously like a butterfly tramp stamp that’s been lasered off. [Huffington Post]
Posing for photos sans retouching has become a big celebrity trend. And I gotta give it up for them—there is something reassuring about seeing that famously gorgeous ladies don’t just come that way and understanding that there’s an entire industry that makes people look the way they do on glossy pages. After the jump, more stars without retouching.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., may have smoked pot, was into tantric sex, and once almost died while kayaking, according to a new, tell-all memoir by his ex-girlfriend, Christina Haag. The hot piece of Kennedy ass and his blabby ex dated for five years during the ’80s; later on in life, JFK, Jr. married Carolyn Bessette, with whom in died in a tragic plane crash in 1999 after only three years of marriage. Keep reading »
A little science for ya, about the world’s most typical person. National Geographic did some really extensive research of seven billion people to find out what a average human is like. As I suspected, I am completely atypical. I’m a left-handed female with a bank account who uses way too much water, not a 28-year-old Chinese man. Very fascinating. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »