Mo’Nique And Mariah Carey Give Stellar Performances In “Precious”

“Precious,” adapted from the novel Push by Sapphire, is a gritty indie film directed by Lee Daniels about an obese and illiterate teen who is pregnant for a second time by her own father. Set in Harlem in 1987, the story follows Precious as she struggles with her insecurities and disastrous home life while using what resources she has to improve her life. Although, “Precious” has an impressive cast, Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Patton, and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe in the starring role, Mariah and Mo’Nique’s performances are already generating Oscar buzz. Mariah strips off the makeup and glitz from her normal life and steps into the role of a social worker. Mo’Nique is terrifying as she plays Mary, Precious’ mother, who is both physically and verbally abusive and delusional. Mary has the power to crush all of Precious’ hopes. Gabby also gives a great performance in her acting debut for someone who auditioned on a whim. If the book is any indication, “Precious” won’t wallow in the bleak details of the main character’s life. Instead it captures an energy that is pushed along by anger and hope. If you need more encouragement to see this film when it opens Nov. 6, consider that it won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including the coveted Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, and received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Keep reading »

Kate Moss Has A Temper Tantrum

Naomi Campbell isn’t the only supermodel with a temper! At last night’s GQ Men Of The Year Awards, Kate Moss stormed off in a huff (and a litany of curse words) after the host, James Nesbitt, made a joke about her being naked on the cover of the magazine. Why so moody, Kate? We’ve all seen your nipples 10,000 times before! [DListed] Keep reading »

Male Nail Polish Paints The Town Red In Berlin

Gone are the days of Marilyn Manson‘s goth-rock and black lacquered nails (we would hope). But apparently nail polish for dudes is experiencing a European revival in a much more colorful way. Makeup line Uslu Airlines has come out with a manicure product branded for men in participation with Berlin DJs and urban culture figures. The colors gracing the men’s hands are baby blue, metallic purple, and silver. Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Has Swayze Given Up Hope? Ellen Pompeo’s Cheating Husband?

It’s not even technically hump day since it’s a four-day week, so why are you even pretending you’re tired? To be fair, you blew too many brain cells on Labor Day weekend, and heaven knows you blew too many dollars. So save yourself from losing more of either by getting all your tabloid goo in one go, cause we’ve picked the most important cover stories from all the grainiest of tabloids. Enjoy! Keep reading »

10 (Imaginary) Websites Dedicated To Hot Guys Doing Random Stuff

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There’s something for everyone. Like seeing cute chicks pick up dog poo? Check out HCPUDS.com! You know what site I’d like to see? “Hollywood Hotties Showing Ass Crack” — like Seal, above. Check out the nine other sites dedicated to hot men doing random crap that I’d like to see…

Robber Returns To Scene Of The Crime To Ask Victim Out On Date

I’ve heard of pulling pigtails before, but Stephfon Bennett of Columbus, Ohio, had a whole new idea on how to get a girl. Diana Martinez was sitting in her car outside her apartment building with a friend, when three guys surrounded them, one holding a gun to her head through the window. They demanded all her money before she opened the door, knocking one of them over and getting away. She called the police and after filing her report, went inside her apartment. An hour later, she opened her front door. And Stephfon, whom she identified as one of the robbers, was standing there. Her cousin frantically called the police, scared that Stephfon would do something violent. Instead, he shyly asked Diana if she had a boyfriend and would like to go on a date. Too bad the police quickly arrived and arrested him—from his mug shot he actually looks kind of cute. Note to all the dudes out there: armed robbery is hardly the way to a girl’s heart. Who said chivalry was dead? [WBNS 10 TV] Keep reading »

Women Pick Houses The Way We Choose Men

Real estate company Coldwell Banker surveyed more than 1,000 people about home-buying decisions, and discovered men and women handle it differently.

According to the survey, 70 percent of women had made up their mind about whether a home was “right” for them the day they walked into the house, while only 62 percent of men had. And men were more likely to need two or more visits to make the call on a place. I like to think this is because women know what they want and go after it. However, it could also signal that we are way more into looks and don’t consider something’s potential. This sounds an awful lot like how we judge our dates; if they don’t give a good first impression, they usually don’t get a second date. [Coldwell Banker Real Estate] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: The ’80s Are In Full Effect In The SATC Sequel

Kim Cattrall, as Samantha Jones, channels the ’80s in costume and attitude while shooting “Sex and the City 2.” [NYC, 9/9/09] Keep reading »

Sept. 9: What Are People Wearing Today?

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There’s a chance of rain in New York today, but only one of us dressed for the weather. Heels help you avoid puddles by letting you walk right over them, right? How do you dress for gloomy weather?

A Bite Of The “New Moon” Soundtrack From Death Cab For Cutie

What could make Seth Cohen and every teenage girl in America squeal at equally loud decibel levels? The fact that a one-minute-and-45-second snippet of the first single from the “New Moon” soundtrack, Death Cab For Cutie’s “Meet Me On The Equinox,” is now available online. The movie doesn’t open until November 20, but if you pre-order the soundtrack now, you can be one of the first to download the whole song during the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend. Judging from the snippet, the song has the perfect wistful vampy vibe. We’re sure the rest of the soundtrack will be dope as well since it’s curated by music director Alexandra Patsavas, the lady who made “The O.C.” and “Twilight” soundtracks so addictive. Rumor has it that Thom Yorke and Kings of Leon will also have ditties on the album. [MTV] Keep reading »

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