“I have a problem. I’m not only compelled to purchase weird-looking pants online, I also can’t stop myself from wearing said pants despite the fact that they are usually highly unflattering. There are my gray silk harem pants, my black Comme des Garcons for H&M drop-crotch trousers, pants with wide, exaggerated pockets and, I’m afraid to tell you, a pair of jeans that have a bustle affixed to the back. I love fashion and find joy in experimental and avant-garde clothing, but I’m afraid my passion has spilled over into fashion victim territory. Please help!”—Erin
Today on Style 911, a bit of self-help. Let’s talk poor sartorial choices, after the jump! Keep reading »
After a hot night of debauched heterosexual sex, my beloved, Anderson Cooper, waves goodbye to me. I’ll be announcing my pregnancy shortly. We’re going to name him Anderson Cooper, Jr. Also? How ’bout dem guns! [9/21/09, NYC] Keep reading »
On Saturday, Zooey Deschanel married Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard in what will be remembered as the indiest of unions ever. The top-secret wedding took place in Seattle and Gibbard’s band mate broke the news on Twitter when he said, “Wedding day! So excited.” Zooey’s already crossed over to music with her band She & Him and now Gibbard will be acting in John Krasinski’s “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” which comes out on Friday. Although every emo boy with a hard-on for Zooey is probably crying and rocking himself back and forth in his closet right now, we’re secretly super excited to see what kind of indie rock magic this couple makes together. [Actress Archives]
In celebration of this adorable union, we’ve picked the 10 cutest couples in Hollywood! Keep reading »
Cult skin company La Mer has a new-ish concealer and you’d better believe we were down to take it for a spin. In fact, some of us around here are real concealer devotees because, well, if your skin doesn’t look good, that fire engine red lipstick isn’t necessarily going to distract anyone. Plus, it’s always fun to wear expertly applied concealer and deny you’re wearing any makeup at all, right? At $65, The Radiant Concealer SPF 25 is not for the faint of wallet. On the other hand, it’s much cheaper than a jar of Creme de la Mer and contains some pretty fancy ingredients like tourmaline and malachite to reflect light and an Asian mushroom called Viapure Poria that instantly calms your skin. The cream-to-powder texture is heavenly, of course, and we like that it contains a little brush to fill in even the tiniest of lines. If you’re a concealer junkie and spend all of your beauty savings on making your skin look dewier than a milkmaid’s then you may just wanna check it out. Keep reading »
How do I love Neil Patrick Harris? Let me count the ways. I love him for his incessant high-fiving on “How I Met Your Mother” and for making me actually feel empathy for the world’s ultimate cad. I love him for suiting up in a white tuxedo to host Sunday’s Emmy Awards. I love him for his diabolical turn in Joss Whedon‘s too-fun-for-TV “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog.” I love him for having a kick-ass voice and doing the Broadway thing with ease. I love him for his cameos in “Harold and Kumar” movies. I love him for the sexy creased brow. I love him for playing a teenage doctor who posed deep questions about the meaning of relationships to his computer eons before Carrie Bradshaw.
But more than anything, I love Neil Patrick Harris for being openly gay. Keep reading »
Almost everyone suffers from some kind of phobia. The most common ones? Fear of spiders (Arachnophobia), heights (Acrophobia), enclosed spaces (Claustrophobia), even clowns (Coulrophobia). But have you ever heard of Genuphobia? Yeah, me neither. But 25-year-old-Brit Sarah Lister knows waaay too much about this condition—it’s a crippling fear of knees. When she experiences the merest sight or the gentlest touch of anyone’s kneecaps, Sarah goes from peaced out to passed out in five seconds. Kneecaps send her into a dizzying panic, leaving her flustered, angry and sweating profusely. This crazy fear makes the average day at the beach or summer night out to see her fiancé play football a total nightmare. She fears that her Genuphobia could ruin her upcoming wedding and she is determined to tame her kneecap nightmare with a strict regimen of hypnotherapy. [Daily Mail]
Now would probably be a good time to admit that I have my own really bizarro phobia … a fear of fireworks. Keep reading »
Last night Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to take on the “Late Show With David Letterman” when he made an appearance on the late-night talk show and discussed Afghanistan, the economy, health care, and heart-shaped potatoes. The President made the day of a woman from Missouri named Mary Apple when he asked to take a look at the wrinkled heart-shaped potato she brought to the show. The woman threw the potato up to Letterman and he handed it to Obama who said, “Well, thank you so much for sharing.” While Obama said the potato was the “main reason” he was there, Letterman’s Top Ten list gave several other possible reasons Obama agreed to do the show, including: “Wanted to congratulate Dave on the big Emmy win.” (Letterman lost the Emmy to Jon Stewart for the seventh year in a row).
Personal aside: Letterman films his show in my neighborhood, just two blocks from my apartment, and yesterday afternoon I met up with my husband, who was on his way home from work, and we were lucky enough to catch President Obama leaving the studio after his interview! It was a thrill to see all cops rev their engines in the front of the motorcade and then see the President himself drive past, but the best part of all is that Obama actually looked right at us, like us, personally, and smiled and waved! And I even have a video clip to prove it! Let’s face it: The heart-shaped potato may have been one draw, but I think the President really agreed to do “Letterman” so he could wave “hi” to me! Keep reading »
Emma Watson is off to Brown University this month, and we bet every girl on campus is clamoring to be her roommate just to get their hands on that insanely amazing wardrobe of hers. What they might find, however, are goods from Watson’s collaboration with People Tree, a fair trade clothing company. Keep reading »