Every year, students from fashion colleges all over the world submit designs for Triumph Inspiration Award, a competition to find “the most inspiring and inspirational lingerie design.” On Monday, the 10 finalists from Japan’s Bunka Fashion College showed off their, um, creative undergarments. My, oh, my! Undies with over-sized frowning lips on the crotch? Knight-armor inspired ensembles? You won’t find these at Victoria’s Secret, but they could make for some great medieval or anime role playing! [Trend De La Creme, Zimbio]
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Whenever I see non-alcoholic beer on the menu at a restaurant, I always wonder what kind of crazy, misguided person would order such a thing. Well, I found out recently when I went to a bar with my friend who is preggers. She’s missing the beertastic taste of her fave booze, so she ordered up a non-alcoholic beer and began sipping away. A few minutes later we looked around and realized that people were staring—or rather, glaring—at her. I guess it looked like she was swigging away with little regard for the bun in her oven?
Although these bar-goers had the wrong idea, way more women that you’d think sip the real stuff while they’re pregnant. A recent study shows that 12% of women drink alcohol while they are pregnant. Considering that more than half of non-pregnant women don’t drink at all, this number is high. Pregnant chicks ages 35 to 44 are the worst offenders. Almost 18% of these women drink up. Interestingly, less than 9% of pregnant ladies ages 18 to 24 chose to drink. Keep reading »
Back in the third grade, my best friend Jess and I were obsessed with the movie “Clue.” We watched the video every day after school and knew all three endings backwards and forwards, mostly because we were obsessed with Tim Curry and Michael McKean. Turns out that Jess and I weren’t the only fanatics—the movie is being remade by none other than Gore Verbinski, the CGI genius who turned a corny theme park attraction into the megazillion dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Will Colonel Mustard, with a pipe, in the billiard room, be our new Jack Sparrow? Yes please!
We love our “Clue,” but the game is pretty unique: it’s already plot-oriented, it has glam characters (Miss Scarlett! Mr. Plum!), and a creepy mansion setting. But we’re a little dubious about these other board games that are being turned into movies. Seriously—flicks based on Monopoly, Candy Land, Battleship, and Ouija? Keep reading »
Filming a climactic scene for “New Moon” in Italy with co-star Kristen Stewart. [Montepulciano, Italy, 5/27/09] Keep reading »
So I guess we’re not the only ones shunning, shagging, and marrying? On a recent Australian radio show, “Kyle and Jackie O,” Katy Perry was posed the familiar question: Shoot, shag or marry? The players: Pete Wentz, Benji Madden, John Mayer. Perry didn’t take long to answer. “Well, Pete seems like a really good dad, as of lately. So no offense Ashley, if you believe in multiple wives, I would marry Pete.” Okay, agreed. Then she followed up with this: “I don’t know if I could marry John Mayer, it would just be so intense. I’d definitely shag the s**t out of him though. I can go on record saying that.” Whoa. John Mayer, I’m sure you can get Katy’s number. CALL HER. [X17]
Of course, that left Benji. “I guess I’d have to shoot Benji, he’s a nice guy, but someone’s got to go down.”
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We get it, Beyonce, Sasha Fierce is great at dancing. Now can we have an exciting video, please? I’m rather disappointed by the crop of videos Beyonce is putting out for her I am…Sasha Fierce. The “Diva” video was just a mash-up of her other videos. And now “Ego” looks like it was filmed the same day she did “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” “Ego” would have been perfect for a video that told a story, but Beyonce only has time for a tried and true trick. You’d think Beyonce, who wants to be a celebrated actress, would take any opportunity to act instead of continuing to shake her butt. Keep reading »
Stilettos aren’t the only kind of footwear enjoying a cult following. An increasing number guys —and girls —are developing a sneaker fetish that rivals anything Carrie Bradshaw ever had for Manolo Blahniks. The diehards are officially called “sneakerheads” and they are shelling out anywhere from $250 to well over $1000 for specialty kicks like classic Air Jordans or the brand new (and already sold-out) Air Yeezy’s, designed by Kanye West for Nike. Sneakerheads are a clean bunch and refuse to walk through grass or dirt to preserve the pristineness of their sneaks.
Proof that this phenomenon is reaching a fever pitch? Sneaker Pimps, an international convention which was launched in 2003 by Australian skater Peter Fahey, had only 200 attendees its first year. Earlier this month, the sixth annual Sneaker Pimps convention was held in Atlanta and guests were in the thousands. Outkast artist Big Boi, a self-confessed sneaker-holic, was in attendance and said, “You can really tell a lot about a person through the shoes, so I always like to keep me a fresh pair.” We know the feeling. [CNN] Keep reading »
Jon & Kate Plus 8? Make that nine. The embattled couple has been on over nine tabloid magazine covers in the last month, including four consecutive Us Weekly covers. Seriously, I nearly didn’t buy the fourth this morning, but my addiction to celebrity gossip is a tolerant son of a bitch. Honestly, I know that people are interested in the Gosselins — the season premiere on Monday racked up 9.8 million viewers — but how many more words can possibly be written about these idiots? He’s a cheater! She has bad hair! They have eight kids! The end. Keep reading »
Jessica Simpson made headlines with her MTV reality show “Newlyweds,” especially after her famous Chicken of the Sea line. The show ended, as did Nick and Jess’ marriage. That’s why I was surprised to hear that Simpson is giving reality TV a second try with a new show, “The Price of Beauty.” This time around, the focus will be on “society’s scrutiny of women’s bodies.” Simpson, who has received a lot of flack in the press for a spike in weight exaggerated by a very unforgiving pair of high-waisted jeans, pitched the idea to several networks, according to Us Weekly. “The idea behind the show is that she and a friend set off on a road trip around the world in search of what people find beautiful and why,” a source from the magazine said. Keep reading »