The Boob Tube: Must-See TV For The Week Of January 24, 2011

You have plans this Saturday night. Yes, you do. At 9 p.m. on the 29th, you will be watching Tiffany and Debbie (fine, Deborah) Gibson in their SyFy movie, “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.” And it should be either (a) awesome or (b) so bad it’s fun to play “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ along with. I’m betting on the second. But there are other exciting things happening on the small screen, too, as this week brings the return of many of our favorite shows. Find out what after the jump. Keep reading »

Fashion Fail: If Your Bad At Grammar, So Am I

I know I am not immune to the occasional grammatical mistake. On a day when a lot is going on at work and I’m in a rush to get something posted before dashing off to a meeting, I have been known to make mistakes. But let me tell you something — if I am going to be advertising my availability via a flirty T-shirt, I make damn sure that my grammar and punctuation are flawless. [via The Gloss] Keep reading »

George Clooney Says Marriage Just Isn’t For Him

“I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married. Yeah, so I’ve proven how good I was at it, and I just … I’m allowed one.”

George Clooney responds to his dad, Nick Clooney, prodding about when he plans to get married on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” since he has been with Elisabetta Canalis for two years now. This would be reason #1 why you should never appear on a national news program with a parent in tow. [People] Keep reading »

No Strings Attached: How Not To Be A Friend With Benefits

There are times in every woman’s life where her body wants either what her heart can’t handle or her brain knows better. You know the drill — you want a man, but not a relationship. Or, more to the point, you want some loving, but don’t want any complications. All the booty; none of the baggage.

Maybe you’re wildly attracted to a dude physically, but find him mentally or morally lacking—like a tanning technician or a bounty hunter. There’s no way you’d ever date him, but why should you deny yourself the pleasure assets might provide? Answer: Not a reason in the world.

This weekend, the Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher rom-com “No Strings Attached,” about a friends with benefits relationship that gets all screwy when the two try not to fall in love, was number one at the box office. With that in mind, here are some tips for ensuring your FWB situation scores just as big. Keep reading »

Best Gift Ever: Hubby Builds “Sex And The City” Dream Closet For His Wife

Wanna know who I hate? The Long Island woman whose husband hired the “Sex and the City” set designers to convert a spare bedroom into the Park Avenue closet Big gives Carrie. Set designers Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz said an unnamed retired businessman spent $175,000 to makeover a 400-square-foot guestroom into the closet of any Manolo gal’s dreams. The lucky lady’s “SATC” closet now features sliding drawers for accessories, racks organized by designer, and 400 pairs of shoes, according to The New York Post. The set designers said they inventoried each of the woman’s items to make sure there was a space for it in the dream closet — and the result is it’s “very similar” but “bigger” to Carrie’s. Jealous. [UPI.com] Keep reading »

Military Commission To Recommend Women For Combat Roles

Women soldiers should be allowed to serve in combat alongside male soldiers, a military commission is set to recommend in March. Presently, women soldiers are not allowed to be assigned to combat roles out of concerns they have weaker physical abilities, yet women can be attached to units that do fight in combat. Therefore, military experts say, women are already technically fighting in combat through that “loophole.” But because women soldiers are not recognized for doing so, the experts continue, they are falling behind in their military careers. According to the investigatory commission, which was established by Congress and the White House, the military has been concerned that “women in combat impede mission effectiveness because they cannot handle the same equipment or tolerate the same physical stress as men.” Yet experts say those concerns were based on more traditional modes of warfare where physical strength perhaps was more important. More modern warfare, some experts say, places less emphasis on physical strength and in any case, the women who have fought in combat through the “loophole” have done so quite capably. Keep reading »

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