Behold, Britney Spears before she was a femme fatale in some mall-style glamour shots from 1998. Love the oversized boyfriend jersey with the cargo pants. Check out some more gems from this shoot here. Teaser: there’s one of her in a cowboy hat with plastic flowers and one of her wrapped in an American flag. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Breakups suck. But after a little time has passed, you may find yourself feeling relieved, reflective and actually — dare we say — thankful that you and your former dude are no longer together. Breakups and how they’re done can teach us lots of valuable lessons about who we are and what we want. They can also be maddening, depressing and straight up rude. Still, all in all, practically every breakup has made me thankful, too–either that I’m no longer with that person or that I’ve learned something valuable about them. After the jump, some of the breakups I’m most thankful for.
And tell us yours in the comments! Keep reading »
Celebrities from Rihanna to Vanessa Hudgens to Jamie Foxx have learned the hard way that if you’re a public figure and you take a photo of yourself sans clothing that is meant for private eyes, it’ll probably end up on the internet being gawked at over coffee breaks. Let politicians heed this warning, too. Yesterday, a Republican Congressman from New York, Christopher Lee, resigned over a shirtless cellphone photo that ended up on Gawker. Apparently, the Congressdude is fond of trolling Craigslist for women to date, even though he’s married. In mid-January, he responded to a CL ad with the headline, “Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?” He sent the image above—which shows that, for politician, he sure works out a lot—and a message that read, “Hope I’m not a toad. : ) i’m a very fit fun classy guy.” Keep reading »
The first single and title track off Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album Born This Way
has finally arrived! As expected, the song is a synth-heavy and highly danceable celebration of being yourself. Writes Andy at Popdust:
The lyrics spill out a riff on the “It gets better” story pop music titans have been trying to tell since last fall with a more unrepentantly anthemic take on what it is to be different: “I was born this way, hey!” is destined for millions of Facebook status updates and Twitter bon mots, but first and foremost, this is a song all of the many groups in Gaga’s monstrous coalition can dance to.
What do you think of “Born This Way”? Are you psyched for the album’s release in March? [Popdust] Keep reading »
For Valentine’s Day, instead of waiting for love letters that’ll never come—who sends those anymore, anyway?—we decided to practice a little self-love in the name of St. Valentine by writing them to ourselves. We invite you to do the same in the comments. Amelia, Jessica, and Kate have already shared theirs. Today is Ami’s turn … Keep reading »
I’m slightly obsessed with having long, luxurious eyelashes. Tell me a beauty treatment will give the appearance of curled and thick lashes, and I’ll say, “When’s my appointment?” I’ve had lash extensions that were so thick they prevented my natural lashes from growing. And I’ve also had my natural lashes permed. Unfortunately, the curl made applying mascara difficult and time-consuming. Of course, false eyelashes have intrigued me, but even after practicing, I still can’t apply them with deft. That’s why I was so excited to learn about Kiss Premium Eyelashes, which have patent-pending Red Application Strings for easy application. Keep reading »