This week, Ellen DeGeneres was announced as the new face of CoverGirl. While I’m a big fan of the very out and very outspoken talk show host, I feel a little uneasy about where CoverGirl is really coming from with their latest cover girl choice. Without a doubt, DeGeneres is likable, quirky, relatable — heck, she’s even “easy breezy.” But hawking a major cosmetics brand? I don’t know. To me, it feels gimmicky and phony, like a marketing ploy, in the same way the Dove campaign for “real beauty” did. As it turned out, Dove airbrushed those real women into oblivion. I didn’t buy that Dove ever thought real women with real cellulite and real curves were really beautiful. Nor do I buy that CoverGirl really thinks Ellen is representative of their very airbrushed All-American girl image. I mean, it’d be one thing if she were a lipstick lesbian, but does Ellen even like makeup? Maybe she does. Maybe she doesn’t. But I’m willing to bet she’s not hung up on it. Color me cynical, but using unconventional beauty to sell products designed to bring women closer to the ideal standard of conventional beauty just seems disingenuous to me. So what do you think? Keep reading »
Last Sunday, Miley Cyrus went to church with her family and a hot new dude. Now, everyone’s talking about model/aspiring singer Justin Gaston, and whether he is or isn’t Miley’s new boyfriend. One thing’s for sure, though. He’s afraid of spiders. Who can have a relationship with a man who can’t even kill bugs around the house?
Justin appears in the music video for Taylor Swift’s “Love Story.” In it, he wears a period costume, which means he can play a range of characters: old-fashioned heartthrob and modern-day heartthrob.
He’s modeled for Diesel, Gianfranco Ferre, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Baby’s got a six-pack.
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For most, the onset of puberty is coupled with an obsession with sex. From that point on, it’s all about the V-Card. How are you gonna lose it? Who will be your lucky swiper? When and where will it happen? My personal experience involved my high school boyfriend’s bed, some candles, and Dave Matthews playing in the background. For others, it’s a tree in the woods, a pool table at a frat party, the bathroom of a pizza parlor. Clearly, the cherry-popping event inspires. In that spirit, we’ve got 10 songs about losing it.
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Hayden Panettiere, star of “Heroes,” wants you to vote — although her schedule might not allow her to do so. Hey, she’s a celebrity! She gets to follow a different set of rules than you do. [Funny or Die] Keep reading »
From pop-punk designer Betsey Johnson, this chic-but-street timepiece’s unusual face and studded band give girls-on-the-go an edgy twist. Being on time is the new punk rock. [$95, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Floral prints don’t have the greatest fashion reputation. Stuffy garden party outfits, your grandmother’s bedspread, every dress Elaine ever wore on Seinfeld — these are the stuff of fashion nightmares. This fall, flowery fabrics are cropping up all over the place. Even though spring is generally thought of as the flower power season, pair these looks with autumnal colors like rust, orange, and gold, and you’ll be in the roses. Keep reading »
A long time ago, I dated this guy who was a celebrity. He had his own TV show. You probably know who he is. But let’s not go there, shall we? At the end of our first date, he took me to his house in the Hollywood Hills. When I walked in the door, I found there were four life-sized, anatomically correct sex dolls sitting around on the furniture. They were RealDolls. They cost several thousand dollars a piece. Some of them were dressed. Some of them were not. It was kind of awkward. While he went in the kitchen to get a beer, I sat next to one of the dolls. She was cold and clammy. I pulled at her tongue, and it came out in my hand. I wondered what he saw in them. Ultimately, our relationship was short-lived. Maybe he preferred inanimate objects to me. Today, after I read this report about a sex doll who was thrown away by the side of the road, I wondered whatever happened to those love dolls. Keep reading »
Rachel Zoe is such an absurd character that we’ve developed a slight obsession with her and her reality show. Everything about her — from her kooky wardrobe to her catch phrases to her paycheck — is totally over the top. Want to possess the essence of Rachel Zoe? Here are 10 tips. And don’t forget! Halloween is right around the corner. We’re thinking about going as a posse of Zoe-mbies. Keep reading »
There’s a new terror in the skies: pornography! Recently, American Airlines began offering passengers internet access on cross-country flights. Guess what fliers were found watching mid-air? Suffice to say, it wasn’t “Atonement.” Now, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants is demanding in-flight Wi-Fi firewalled and salacious sites blocked. Some folks are crying censorship, but considering the close proximity of flying, maybe X-rated surfers should considering saving “Debbie Does The Eastern Seaboard” for home. [CNET News] Keep reading »