Call it karma. Call it what nearly every “Bridezilla” viewer has wished, during one episode or another, would happen. Call it whatever you want. But the news that Karee Gibson Hart, who appeared on WeTV’s “Bridezillas” this summer, was arrested for her outrageous and vile behavior on the show sort of makes me smile. Actually, screw “sort of.” I’m grinning from ear to ear right now. Did you see her episodes? Keep reading »
Besides the fact that Amelia and I have used Maybelline Great Lash mascara since, like, childbirth, I’ve gotta add that after almost a decade spent chatting up makeup artists and various beauty experts, it’s hands (lashes?) down the preferred mascara of runway shows, photo shoots, red carpets and regular old everyday folks like you and me. So when we heard about a new version of ye olde standby called Maybelline Great Lash Big, we got nervous. Will we love it as much as the old version? What if it’s not as good? What if it’s — gulp — even better? In order to get a variety of opinions (some more objective than others), we not only tested Big in-house but we also sent it out to readers. Whether or not you should buy this mascara (spoiler alert: Yeah, it’s awesome!), and five different mini-reviews after the jump! Keep reading »
In Jamie Bufalino’s sex column in Time Out New York this week, a 30-year-old straight woman writes in to tell Jamie about a super-embarrassing moment she experienced during sex with her new boyfriend recently. She says:
This evening we are fooling around and I am straddling him but no actual intercourse. All of a sudden—OMG Jamie, I can’t even write this—I felt some sort of warm liquid under me…I don’t know WTF happened, there seriously was no warning whatsoever…but somehow, my body released runny, watery, disgusting, liquidy s**t. Not a lot, but definitely enough. Again, no signs of it coming, no stomach gurgling, no slipped fart, nada. Just straight-up liquid s**t. I stopped immediately, hopped into the shower, and wanted to curl up and disappear. He was actually very polite and understanding about it. I want to know, how the hell did this happen?!? Why was there no warning?!? I’m so disgusted and humiliated that I don’t know if I have the courage to ever see him again.
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The one and only time I experienced a condom breaking, I rushed to my doctor to get a prescription for the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill. This was before it was available over the counter. When the doctor explained the complications—the pain, nausea, and bleeding—I was terrified to take the pill and decided to wait it out a day or two. Luckily, I never had to actually use it. I know there has been lots of debate about whether or not it is a good idea to make EC pills easily accessible to young adults. I’ve generally thought it was a good idea because, really, who would want to take a pill with those side effects unless they HAD to, right? That’s why when I read this article in the Times of India about how emergency contraceptives are being used as casual contraception, I was concerned. Keep reading »
Twitter is down for the count. The massive social stalking site, depended on by 45 million bored office workers, celebrity-obsessed girls and tech-savvy geeks, is down due to “a denial-of-service attack.” People who perpetrate attacks like this use millions of computers to access a specific site. The site can’t handle the massive increase in new users and has to shut down. I could let this slide if the rest of my social-networking sites were working. But, horror of horrors, Facebook and LiveJournal are having issues, too! This is kind of like a social apocalypse. Looks like I’m going to have to work on that report I’ve been procrastinating on after all. Or pretend it’s 2003. I wonder how Friendster’s doing? [Washington Post]
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There’s been plenty of talk of airbrushing in the news this week, and we have no doubt that 51-year-old Sharon Stone‘s bod was given the same treatment for this Paris Match cover. They certainly didn’t skimp on the body oil, that’s for damn sure. In spite of all of Stone’s cuckoo banana antics (or maybe because of them), we still kind of love her, and agree that in general, despite the Botox, boob jobs and who knows what else, she looks pretty smokin’. That said, do you find it to be totally effed that being “body confident at age 50!” basically has to involve plastic surgery — you know, in the celebrity magazine world, anyway? Maybe in addition to airbrushing labels, there should be plastic surgery warnings slapped on ads and glossy spreads, too.
Uhrm yeah, I guess that’s all we really have to say here, except one also might add that if you’re gonna get a boob job, this seems like a fairly tasteful size, no? Keep reading »
Now that we’ve had a night to take it all in, us Frisky-folk are absolutely obsessed with Susan Boyle‘s Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot results! If you haven’t already, take a look-see at the photos… Keep reading »
In episode five of “MERRIme.com,” Merri’s online dating adventures are starting to become a full-time job, as she goes on multiple dates in one day. In fact, she’s starting to mix up her various gentleman admirers, but I guess that’s what happens when you accept every date you’re asked out on. Also, Merri is busted still wearing her engagement ring. Girl, NO. When the ex and I broke up, I took mine off immediately, though I have to admit, I did pull it out from time to time. My advice — put that bad boy in a safety deposit box and don’t pull it out until you’re ready to sell. Oh, and things are looking up for Merri … here comes Patrick. [MERRIme.com] Keep reading »
Lisa Ling’s speaking agency sure didn’t waste a second. Yesterday evening, not 24 hours after Lisa’s tearful reunion with her sister, Laura, one of the two journalists imprisoned in North Korea who Bill Clinton somehow managed to bring home, the email above popped into my inbox. I do a lot of programming at my college, and usually when I get a message about a speaker my gut response is, “Wow, that would be amazing.” But yesterday my reaction was more like, “Soon, much?”
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