Quick Pic: On The Road Again

Britney Spears is driving again. Consider yourself warned. [Los Angeles, 7/30/09] Keep reading »

We Time Our Blinking So We Don’t Miss The Action

Us humans have to blink, and we need to do it often. But while we watch movies, it appears we switch it up. Apparently, when sitting in a movie theater, we slow down our blinking, doing it enough to keep our eyes moist, but not enough to make us miss too much of the action. In the end, during a 150-minute movie, we spend a total of 15 minutes blinking. Even more interesting—we time said blinks strategically. Often, a group of people in a movie theater will blink at the exact same time. Synchronized blinking! That’s pretty sweet, huh? [NewScientist.com] Keep reading »

Perpetually Pregnant Mother Tries To Keep Her 14th Baby

A woman in England is giving OctoMom, the Gosselins, and the Duggars a run for their money. Theresa Winters is pregnant with her 14th child, but she’s never actually raised any of her other 13 kids past the age of two. Social Services keeps taking them! After the perpetually-pregnant mother was “taken into care” when she was younger, Social Services deemed her unfit to care for her children. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Hussein Chalayan Is ‘Weirded Out’ By Models Who Design Clothes. Is He Justified?

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Hussein Chalayan, the designer who brought us the bubble dress and the disappearing outfit, is “weirded out” by models who design clothing. (Amazing that a dude who crafted a dress made entirely of faux bubbles finds anything “weird” at all!) Then again, he has a point: If we toiled away at design school only to be outsold by celebs and models who wave their magic wands at their “people” and call it designing, we’d be pissed, too. We’ve rounded up a few model-slash-designers to gauge whether or not we agree with Chalayan. Amber Valletta recently announced a collaboration with sportswear line Monrow, adding herself to a growing list. A few other pretty faces have already gone down the designer road. Let’s assess. [The Cut]

Crave: Rain Pumps Keep You High And Dry

Here on the East Coast, we’ve been experiencing a bit of a bummer summer: rain when you least expect it and, well, more rain. And when it’s hot and pouring, the last thing we want to do is stick our feet into stuffy Wellies, not to mention lug them to work. Enter the City Slipper by SWIMS, a silicon cover made to fit high heels. Made for days like today (beautiful, sunny morning; torrential afternoon), the galoshes can fit almost any pair of pumps, and even have soles made to handle wet weather (as a touch of added cuteness, the bottoms are imprinted with maps of international cities). For the ladies who prefer flat soles, there’s also an adorable ballerina model that comes in a bunch of colors including a girly bubble gum pink or a classic yellow. You might just start praying for rain. But please don’t. On the other hand, while these are kind of genius in some ways, are they too ugly (not to mention far too expensive) to wear, even when it’s pouring out? [$88.38 and up, Swimstore.com]

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Shiantology? We Propose Some Other Celebrity Religions.

And on the seventh day, they created Shiantology. That’s right, a group of fans has founded a religion based on Shia LaBeouf. Their mission statement says:

“Characterized by a belief in the power of Shia’s spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences (in particular, hand smashing, car crashes, and drunken outbursts in Walgreens) through self-knowledge, spiritual fulfillment and copious amounts of Arizona Ice Tea. Shiantology places an emphasis upon Shia’s immortal spirit, Shiacarnation, an extrascientific method of pshiachotherapy (Shianetics), and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, daily SHIA WALKING POSTS.”

And if that weren’t amazing enough, check out their Shiart collection of Shia’s mug in place of religious icons. [Shiantology]

Amazing. This has inspired us to come up with some new celebrity-based religions. Keep reading »

“The Real World” Hits A New Low

Last night, I found myself watching “The Real World: Cancun,” which has failed to entertain ever since I realized it only made me feel sad about having missed the bisexuality boat. (Also, do you need to have a weird name, like Bronne or Jonna, to get cast on this show now?) So, you know how every season since Miami, the cast has had to do some sort of “job”? In the past, they’ve worked for a radio station, run a spray tanning salon, worked for Outward Bound, and were employed by South by Southwest. Aside from the spray tanning nonsense, they’ve all been pretty cool gigs, especially when you consider the career potential and mental aptitude of most of the cast members. This season, however, the job actually matches the job skills, but not in a, uh, positive way. Keep reading »

Judd Apatow Writes Good Female Roles—For Leslie Mann

We’re sick and tired of the “Is Judd Apatow A Sexist Pig Because His Main Characters Are Loser Guys Who Date Women Who Are Too Good For Them?” debate.

No, he’s not. True, Katherine Heigl said “Knocked Up” was “a little sexist.” But that woman complains about everything.

Nevertheless, whether or not Apatow’s a sexist pig has taken on a life of its own and become something he has to answer for. Earlier this week at a screening of his latest film, “Funny People,” Apatow told an audience:

“I think, really, what a lot of these issues are is that women are romanticized in movies. [My] movies go pretty hard at having women have as many problems as men. They make mistakes that are as big as men’s. So when someone says ‘Knocked Up’ seems sexist, I’m like, ‘Really?’ I mean, Seth [Rogen] has an earthquake, and he grabs his bong before his pregnant girlfriend. That’s pretty bad. But I try to weigh it evenly so it’s not really about men or women; it’s just about miscommunications and us at our worst.”

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The 10 Best Of The Ikea 2010 Catalog

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The Ikea 2010 catalog is out, and we plowed through 376 pages of Swedish furniture to find the good stuff so you don’t have to waste your time. Even if you aren’t in market for a striped love seat slipcover or checked chair cushions, there are plenty of useful knickknacks and accessories to kit out your apartment.

Quick Pic: Bikinis Are The New Parisian Streetwear

Here’s how cereal brand Special K wants to motivate the French: “After my bikini challenge with Special K, the hardest thing is deciding.” Apparently, however, you only get four choices. [Mademoiselleaparis.com] Keep reading »

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