Supposedly, disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is considering another run for public office, and the mother of the call girl at the center of the scandal that brought down the “Love Gov” is speaking out. In an interview with the New York Post, Ashley Dupre‘s mother, Carolyn Capalbo, opined of Spitzer’s slow-but-steady career resurrection: “Only in America.” Dupre, in contrast, is “having a rough go”; surely, coming back from being outed as a sex worker who brought down a politician is no easy feat. A friend of Dupre pointed out that in this case the woman gets the short end of the stick: “The woman always ends up the filthy, marked whore and he ends up coming back the savior of politics.” Dupre may have gotten paid, but it seems she’s the one paying now. [New York Post] Keep reading »
If you’re Catholic and you know it, pray before sex! Roman Catholic couples are being encouraged by
the Church [UPDATE] prominent church group the Catholic Truth Society to say a prayer before sex in order to “purify their intentions.” Cause, you know, sex shouldn’t be about fun. The Prayer Before Making Love goes, ahem:
Place within us love that truly gives, tenderness that truly unites, self-offering that tells the truth and does not deceive, forgiveness that truly receives, loving physical union that welcomes. Open our hearts to you, to each other and to the goodness of your will. Cover our poverty in the richness of your mercy and forgiveness. Clothe us in true dignity and take to yourself our shared aspirations, for your glory, for ever and ever.
The next time I’m having sexual relations with a man, I am going to say this prayer, just to see what he does. Will it scare him? Or add a new level of kink? [Daily Mail]
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In the six weeks or so since my wedding, I’ve had a chance to reflect on how my life has changed as a married woman. There are a few subtle differences (extra ring on my left hand, saying the phrase “my husband,” cooking with fancy pots and pans), but the truth is, life hasn’t changed much. Drew and I lived together almost two years before tying the knot, so other than opening a joint checking account to save our wedding money and deposit cash into once a month for future travels, we haven’t done much differently as husband and wife than we did as boyfriend and girlfriend. But when I think way back to my days before Drew, when I was still very much a single gal, it occurs to me that while there were certainly things I loved about my single life, if I had a chance to live those days over, there are several things I’d do differently the second time around. After the jump, the top five things I’d do if I had a “do-over” on my single life. Keep reading »
Remember those eye-popping Nina Ricci heel-less high heels? You can see someone try to walk in them here or get a closer look here. Well, it looks as if Ricci’s Olivier Theyskens may have gotten the idea from a more obscure fetish designer, Kronier. The outrageous Kronier line is decidedly fetishistic and probably best for those who like to encase themselves in rubber before heading off to the rave, and the Kronier boots look a lot like the Riccis. You can watch a video of Kronier’s heel-less boots dating back to 2006 here. In any case, there’s probably no one “inventor” of the heel-less shoe; Antonio Berardi did something similar in 2008. But it begs the question: Why do designers want to see women walk in shoes without heels? Keep reading »
No, it’s not an “SNL” skit. It’s the latest video advert from Gucci, a “behind the scenes” look at their fall/winter 2009/2010 line. If you like listening to crazy-thin models with wackadoodle names talk over each other about each other while wearing clothes that you cannot afford and striking random, gawky poses, you will love this spot. All that model chattering aside, I would die, and I do mean die, for those thigh-high, skintight boots. Baldor? Is that actually one of the model’s (real? fake?) names? Ah, fashion. [Haute Macabre] Keep reading »
We love Rachel Zoe with all of our heart, but we can’t deny that she’s a little absurd, especially the way she speaks. Funny or Die takes on our favorite stylist in this video of “Rachel Zoe Outtakes.” If Taylor and Brad ever do start getting along, Rachel’s going to have half as much to talk about. [Funny or Die] Keep reading »
Some people are afraid of “normal” stuff: dying, war, rejection. Some people are afraid of “weirder” things: dust, meteors, sushi. Whether your fear is odd or not, it may have a weird name. Mamapedia rounds up “25 Fears You Never Knew Existed,” and some of the names for phobias are as weird as the fears they describe. Take, for example, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. It means you’re afraid of … long words. Peladophobia is the opposite of this — a fear of bald dudes. If you’re an arachibutyrophobiac, you’re afraid of peanut butter (which is understandable if you’re allergic). And phobophobes? They’re afraid of phobias. What strange things give you anxiety attacks? Tell us in the comments! [Mamapedia] Keep reading »
I love my body and I’m in touch with my beautiful lady-flower and all that. But the few days of the month that I’ve got PMS are hellacious. Yep, it really blows. I turn into a complete stereotype and it’s just embarrassing: chocolate cravings, tears, not fitting into my skinny jeans, the whole nine yards.
We all know the menfolk in our lives generally can’t relate to this drama. Lucky for me, my dad raised four daughters, so he knew to pick up chocolate ice cream and tampons at the grocery store and then disappear into the TV room until the storm blew over. But if the guy in your life is clueless, it’s time to read him your PMS Bill Of Rights—before he eats the last Haagen-Dazs bar and you read him the riot act instead. Keep reading »
And he also spills the beans. In the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Levi Johnston says that there wasn’t much parenting in the Palin household, that Sarah wanted to keep Bristol’s pregnancy a secret and then adopt the child when it was born, and that she quit her job as governor so she could make triple the money writing a book. Do we believe him? Maybe. Regardless, it will make for a very entertaining read! [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »