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 »

Woman Sends 34 Co-Workers To The Hospital By Spraying Stank Perfume

Okay, this makes no sense, but here goes. At a call bank center in Texas, 34 people were hospitalized after a woman gave herself a spritz of perfume. At first, a few people started complaining about feeling dizzy and short of breath. Pretty soon, a ton of people were feeling sick. Fire officials were called to the scene because folks assumed that it must have been carbon monoxide or toxic fumes in the air. Nope—it was nasty eau de toilet. In addition to the 34 people taken to the hospital, another 110 were treated on the scene. Peeps still don’t know what kind of perfume it was, but I hope they find out soon so I can make sure never to buy it. Ever. [Yahoo News] Keep reading »

Sexual Spam Emails, Illustrated

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Approximately 349 emails find their way into our spam folder on a daily basis, and no matter how we try to get rid of missives like, “No problem with pounding her,” new ones keep coming. Australian art director and graphic designer Elliot Burford illustrates the titles of emails he finds in his junk mail folder with simply adorable line drawings that misconstrue the subject lines’ original meaning in an almost Amelia Bedelia-like manner. Click through for a few of our favorites. [Elliot Burford]

Old, White Men Are Getting Fired First. Feels Good To Be A Woman?

It used to be that the newest and youngest workers were the first to go when times got tough. But that’s not how it’s been in this recession. A lot of old white dudes are being shown the door, and joblessness rates for peeps age 55 and older are the highest they’ve been since the Great Depression. Conversely, Black women are totes fine, with joblessness rates almost eight percent lower than in 1983. Keep reading »

William Shatner Performs Sarah Palin’s Tweets, They Turn To Poetry

Fingers crossed, will obsession lead to romance betweenWilliam Shatner and Sarah Palin? On Monday night, Shatner did a spoken word performance as only the master of sexy slow talk can do, and last night on Conan O’Brien, he performed some of Palin’s tweets proving he needed no more than 140 words to create a masterpiece. [E!Online] Keep reading »

William Shatner Performs Sarah Palin’s Tweets, They Turn To Poetry

Fingers crossed, will obsession lead to romance betweenWilliam Shatner and Sarah Palin? On Monday night, Shatner did a spoken word performance as only the master of sexy slow talk can do, and last night on Conan O’Brien, he performed some of Palin’s tweets proving he needed no more than 140 words to create a masterpiece. [E!Online] Keep reading »

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