Here’s my worst first date story: she told me she was lactose intolerant, but ordered the French onion soup. I thought, “How irresponsible.” Every woman I know has at least one horrifying dating disaster tale. Most women have multiple ones. They usually begin with “I met him on Match.com” or “He was the best friend of my second cousin’s college roommate” and end with a daring escape, a mad dash into a cab, and unhinged texts from the guy for the next two weeks.
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Bridget Jones is having a baby?! The British 40-something “singleton” will be back in a third film, this time focusing on her quest to become a mama. Based on author Helen Fielding’s newspaper columns instead of a book, Renee Zellweger will once again pork up her teensy frame to play the full-figured female cluelessly sabotaging her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and fighting her lingering attraction to ex-boss/lover Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). No writer or director has been chosen yet to tell what should be a ridiculous adventure on the baby trail. So here are our predictions for Bridget’s third entry about life with “workaholics, alcoholics, commitment phobics, perverts and fu**wits” … and maybe a baby. [Variety] Keep reading »
One of Britain’s most celebrated music conductors, Sir Edward Downes, died last week at the age of 85, along with his wife Joan, 74. How? They drank “a lethal cocktail of barbiturates provided by an assisted-suicide clinic” in Zurich, Switzerland. Lady Joan Downes was in the final stages of terminal cancer, but Sir Downes was in relatively good health. According to friends and family, Downes simply did not want to live without his wife, whom he had been married to for over 50 years. They died lying down, holding hands, with their children around them.
This story absolutely crushes my heart. Assisted suicide is a very controversial issue, but this particular story is so sadly, well, romantic, I’ll be curious to see what the response is. What do you all think? [NY Times[ Keep reading »
Usually, we fall into one of two categories: sneaker girl or stiletto stan, and the two never meet. But over the last couple of seasons, designers have come up with amazing hybrid trainers that offer as much style as they do comfort. From sleekly designed patent sneakers to athletic-inspired stacked wedges, there are dozens of options which allow you to opt for comfort without skimping on style. Click through for the best of the best!
Happy belated birthday! I hope you’ve given some thought to my suggestions in the last letter I wrote to you. It seems perhaps you have since you’ve maintained a healthy weight over the last few months and haven’t yo-yo’d all over the scale. Personally, I think you look great with a little meat on your bones and it’s not your size that I’m writing about now — it’s your love life.
Oh, Jessica. Jessica, Jessica, Jessica. I heard Tony dumped you the night before your birthday and I was just furious for you! What kind of jerk dumps a girl the night before her Ken-and-Barbie birthday?! But then I heard that the impetus may have been some texts Tony found on your phone from your ex, John Mayer. Oh, Jessica! You and I both know a man doesn’t go snooping through your phone or email unless he’s got reason to be suspicious! So what gives? Are you really still hung up on John?
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Real Housewife replacement checklist: Dyed Blonde hair? Check! Fake boobies? Check! Paralyzed facial muscles? Check! Huge bank account? Double check! That’s right, the producers of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” have cast a new blonde bombshell for the show’s fifth season. Since original cast member Lauri Waring Peterson will not be returning, they needed to find a replica quick. Based on her picture, it seems like they’ve been successful. The newbie is Alexis Bellino and she’s a 32-year-old (yeah, right) socialite. Oh, and she’s on Facebook. That’s all the juicy details I’ve got for now, but don’t you just love how easily replaceable these ladies are? When Mischa left “The O.C.” the show completely collapsed. In Bravo’s reality land, such a travesty could never happen. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
When you think of environmental consciousness, your probably flashes to organic-food eating, composting, solar-energy-loving people. Not whore houses. But a Berlin brothel owner is hoping to make an impact by offering a $7 discount (off the $100 for a 45-minute session) for patrons that arrive on bicycles. Since 2002, Germany has given legit labor contracts to about 400,000 women prostitutes, but business isn’t going so well. Thomas Goetz, the owner of “Maison d’envie” (haha…House of Envy), says, “The recession has hit our industry hard, obviously we hope that the discount will attract more people. It’s good for business, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for the girls. We have around 3-5 new customers coming in daily to take advantage of the discount.” [Reuters] Keep reading »
“The idea of making my own perfume makes me want to vomit.”
— Emma Watson on wanting to be known for her acting, not a cheap scent with her name on it. [WWD] Keep reading »
I was once in a yoga class where two girls who had never taken a class before didn’t realize they needed special clothes. Watching them attempt a half-pigeon in their jeans was not only painful, but also embarrassing. Now, however, things are different thanks to the invention of yoga jeans, brought to you by Second Clothing. Apparently, the downward dog-friendly pants have been around for a while, but are only just catching on. Keep reading »
Megan Fox hates watching herself in movies so much that before she saw “Transformers 2″ she had to drink champagne, and fast. But she isn’t alone. A lot of celebs can’t stand to see themselves on the big screen. Interestingly, the celebs who tend to shield their eyes are the ones that we go ga-ga for. Check out the hotties who don’t see their own movies, after the jump. Keep reading »