Has Michael Cera Broken Charlyne Yi’s Paper Heart?

Well, hipster ladies, there you have it. George-Michael Bluth is single now: Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi hath broken up, says Star magazine. Charlyne Yi played the giggly stoner girl in “Knocked Up” and Michael Cera is, of course, Michael Cera. According to a source, “He’s been with her since before he was super famous and now all these girls fawn over him. He’s itching to date other people.”

No one would care about the alleged Yi-Cera breakup if not for the fact the two are starring in a quasi-documentary/quasi-comedy “Paper Heart” together and doing the press junket thing to promote the flick right now. Awkward. [IMDB]

UPDATE: Thanks to commenter _jsw_ for pointing out the correct spelling of Charlyne’s name. Keep reading »

Support Victims Of Domestic Violence With Just A Few Simple Clicks

Last week our own Judy McGuire shared her story of being in an abusive relationship. This week, she emailed me to let me know that Safe Horizons, a NYC-based domestic violence program, is currently in competition for a $100,000 grant. She and I would like to encourage you to vote for them by heading to ClickToEmpower.com and clicking on “Safe Horizons.” There are other wonderful organizations competing against them, so vote for whoever you’d like, but Safe Horizons is our favorite.

In other domestic violence advocacy news, that couple whose wedding procession video became hot s**t on YouTube last week are now using their global fame to raise money to combat domestic violence, in part because the music playing in the video is by Chris Brown, who beat up his girlfriend Rihanna earlier this year. Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz explain on their new website that they want to direct all the viral attention towards a worthy cause. “Due to the circumstances surrounding the song in our wedding video we have chosen the Sheila Wellstone Institute. Sheila Wellstone was an advocate, organizer, and national champion in the effort to end domestic violence in our communities.” It’s awesome to see two people using their sudden fame for good, isn’t it? [Star Tribune] Keep reading »

Woman Jumps In Front Of Train, Search For Body Ends In Her Bed

French police were hurriedly searching for the body of a 58-year-old woman who threw herself in front of a train on Tuesday, assuming the 93 miles-per-hour impact would have sent her body flying. There was only a little blood on the platform and on the train itself, so the police brought in helicopters to help in the search. Hours and hours later, they stopped searching when the woman’s partner found her at home in bed. Apparently, the woman dragged herself home with only a broken arm and a few other injuries. Sadly, this wasn’t the woman’s first suicide attempt either. [Reuters]

Um, the woman survived a train going nearly 100 miles an hour? Maybe she’s experiencing some sort of “Groundhog Day” thing and every time she tries to kill herself, she wakes up in bed to “I’ve Got You Babe” and curses her existence? Keep reading »

Susan Sarandon Pole Dances With Her Daughter, Plus Other Wack Celeb Parent-Child Bonding

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It’s nice when big name celebrities make time in their high-profile lives to spend with their kids. Just take Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon. Susan recently joined her 24-year-old daughter, Eva Amurri, for some mother-daughter bonding time… pole dancing. Yup, Susan accompanied Eva to her daughter’s pole-dancing training for her stripper role in the third season of “Californication.” But Susan didn’t let Eva go at it alone. Like a good mother, Susan got up and slid down a pole herself. You know, just for kicks. [NYMag.com] While I’m sure Susan’s mommy-daughter strip outing was a well-intentioned and admittedly a funny one-time event, there are a few other parent-child bonding moments we’re not so sure we can approve of.

Dubai Doesn’t Want To Play Host To “Sex and the City”

For some rather obvious reasons, the “Sex and the City” sequel is having trouble getting permission to film in Dubai, a Muslim country. From all that glorified promiscuous sex down to the very name of the show, it’s no wonder that the set and the plot aren’t really meshing. But because we’re morbidly curious about how they’re going to make this even vaguely interesting, we’ve got a few ideas to help them speed up filming. [Daily Express] Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan Wants Marilyn Monroe’s Role In “Some Like It Hot” Remake

It’s quite obvious Lindsay Lohan thinks of herself as the second coming of Marilyn Monroe. Lindz has donned Marilyn-inspired looks for not one, but two expensive photo shoots. She even has a quote from “Some Like It Hot” tattooed on her wrist. Now she wants to take her obsession to the next level by playing Sugar Kane Kowalczyk in “Some Like It Hot,” a role Marilyn made famous. Director Brett Ratner, however, isn’t having any of that. Keep reading »

Crave: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Collection (Win One!)

We’re not quite sure where Amazonian white clay has been all our lives (oh, right, in South America), but now that we’ve met, never shall we part. If you have oily skin or even a troublesome T-zone, you dread these hazy mid-summer months when the humidity peaks and causes a minor catastrophe in the form of greasy skin, clogged pores, and the subsequent breakouts all over your face. Enter the new Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Collection (in stores next month), which, frankly, has saved the day. If you want frilly, perfumey product, then move along, but we’ve been road-testing this combination, and it works. Really. First, you wash with their gently exfoliating Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, rinse with Refining Tonic to remove excess oil and re-balance PH-levels, then mattify with Pore Minimizing Lotion, which makes your skin look all perfectly porcelain doll-ish. And for those evenings when you need a more serious detox, bust out the big guns: Their Cleansing Masque contains signature ingredient Amazonian white clay (note: it’s fairly traded), along with natural, absorbent bentonite (clay) and soothing aloe vera. Basically, we haven’t come across a better hangover helper since discovering Bloody Marys back in college. [$20.50 - $28, Kiehl's]

We’re giving five winners the entire collection–yup, all four products–but you have to work it if you want one. (PS: We truly recommend this for normal-tending-oily-to-full-on-oily-skin types.) The five best commenters from Friday, July 31 to Thursday, August 6 will win a set of their own. Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Are You Offended By The C-Word?

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, singer Rob Thomas says c**t is his favorite word, explaining, “I say it only around men, but I love it. C**t is in Chaucer, in Shakespeare! I say, Let’s bring it back!”

In “The Great List Of Super Offensive Controversial Words,” c**t is probably in the top five. (Look, I can’t even write it in full here.) In fact, I would venture to say that for many people, it is number one. It’s in my top five, but not on the same list. C**t is one of my favorite swear words ever, though I use it fairly sparingly, and am always aware of my audience. (In other words, not in front of my mom.) I just like the way it sounds. However, my inclination is to be bothered by Thomas’ use, mainly because he’s a man. But why is that a problem? Women call men “dicks” all the time. So what’s the big deal with dudes using the c-word, and is it better or worse to use it only around other guys? I analyze this to death, after the jump… Keep reading »

Whoa! We Spend A Lot On Alternative Medicine

The National Institute of Health announced this week that Americans spend $34 billion annually on alternative medicine. That’s a whole lot of duckets we’re slamming down on echinacea, zinc drops, acupuncture, etc—all treatments that the American Medical Association doesn’t really endorse, though people swear by them. It sounds like a ton, but we wondered: how does this stack up to what we spend annually on other health, wellness, and beauty items? [ABC News] Keep reading »

OK! Fakes A Cover. Nine Other Magazines Guilty Of The Same.

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The cover of OK! Magazine this week show’s a photo of a toned Jessica Simpson out for a jog, along with the words, “How I Lost 10 Lbs In 10 Days.” The cover proudly displays a “before” and “after” picture of Jess. Too bad the “after” picture was actually taken in 2007 and the before pic is, well, pretty recent. For shame, OK! Did you really think no one would notice? [Gawker]

The thing is, magazines BS their covers all the time. Check out some others who are guilty of this kind of cover slight of hand.

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