20 Valentine’s Day Gifts It Would Suck To Receive

From anxiety over one’s relationship status (or lack thereof), to figuring out a non-lame way to celebrate, Valentine’s Day, more than any other occasion, has the power to elicit panic in even the most reserved, well-tempered individuals. Perhaps the most nerve-wracking experience of the whole occasion is choosing an appropriate gift, one that sends just the right message without inadvertently offending anyone in the process. Worse than the stress in choosing a perfect gift, though, is the disappointment in receiving one that totally sucks. After the jump, 20 Valentine’s Day gifts we hope you don’t get stuck with this year. Keep reading »

Kristen Bell In A New Showtime Series, Joseph Gordon-Levitt In “The Dark Knight Rises”

Oh, Hollywood. Even as it’s sleeting and grey-as-can-be outside, you have brought some news that makes it seem as if it were a bright sunshiny day. First, I am very excited to hear that Kristen Bell, who I adored on “Veronica Mars,” may be headed back to the small screen in the Showtime series, “House of Lies,” which has been greenlighted for a pilot. Kristen will co-star with Don Cheadle in the series about two competing corporate management consulting firms as Ivy league grad, Jeannie Van Der Hooven. Hello, Serena Van Der Woodsen. [TV Squad]

Also exciting: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks for a role in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Keep reading »

Happy Daughters Play Video Games With Dad

Fathers and daughters who game together stay together, according to a new study. Researchers found that adolescent girls who played video games with their parents (more specifically, their dads) were happier, less aggressive, better students who were more connected with their families. The same results did not apply to the boys. Of course, we’re talking age appropriate games like “Guitar Hero,” not “Grand Theft Auto” or “Call of Duty.” I’m not the least bit surprised. I don’t think these results are as much about video games as they are about the importance of daddy/daughter bonding time. Back in the day, pre-video game culture, my pops and I bonded over breakfast. Old school. Point being, adolescent girls need their dads, whether they are playing video games or chatting over Egg McMuffins. Hopefully we don’t need a study to remind us. [Live Science] Keep reading »

Mind Of Man: Snow Sucks When You’re Single

As I write this, the floating concrete mall known as Manhattan is experiencing a “wintery mix,” which is what happens when Old Man Winter has food poisoning. Walking to work this morning I got snow up my nose, elbowed in the fat wings by a grumpy Hobbit wrapped in scarves waiting for the subway, and went ankle deep in an enchanted ice puddle. It had to be enchanted, because I’m sure it laughed at me as I cursed. As a little kid, I was certain that snow was just God shaking a giant powdered donut over my house, but now that I am older, I know that snow is just Death’s dandruff. The winter is only enjoyed by Vikings, Tauntauns and people in relationships. Keep reading »

8 Baby Gifts We’d Like To Get For Mariah Carey’s Twins

Earlier this month, Nick Cannon let it slip that Mariah Carey is due in late April. This is after accidentally revealing in December that she was, in fact, pregnant with twins. Apparently, the two aren’t letting their babies’ gender be a surprise—the word on the street is that one of their babes is a boy and the other is a girl. Basically, the have ordered the sample platter of babies.

This, of course, complicates gift gifting. After the jump, the presents we’d get for Mariah and Nick’s babies, if we were invited to the shower. Which, uh, we won’t be. Rude. Keep reading »

Could James Franco Be The First Oscar Host To Also Win?

James Franco is getting way into the singing and dancing required for his Oscar co-hosting duties on February 27th. “This weekend we did shoot some of the pre-tape sections. Anne Hathaway and I did some dancing, some choreographed dancing, and I recorded some vocal tracks,” he said. “I had a great coach. He pulled it out of me. It really makes me want to do a musical on Broadway.” James is also excited that he’ll be able to bring his Grandma, of Funny or Die fame, to the soiree. “That’s one of the nice things about being the host is you get to invite a bunch of people,” he said. “So [my family is] all coming. Grandma is coming and she might just be on camera.” [OK Magazine]

Which brings us to an important question: while James is hosting, he’s also nominated for Best Actor in “127 Hours.” Has an Oscar host ever won a little golden guy? Keep reading »

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