Yeah. Star Magazine Went There.

In celebrity “journalism,” there are few rules. An Us Weekly article on, say, Jennifer Aniston wanting to adopt a baby could be filled with nothing but quotes from unnamed sources. Cover lines asserting that “Sandra Bullock Takes Jesse Back!” or “Jessica Simpson Is Getting Cold Feet!” often pertain to a story that says something far less OMG, like that Sandra and Jesse supposedly had a pleasant phone conversation or Jessica was spotted looking “sad” one day. But generally, when it comes to children — specifically the children of celebrities — tabloid magazines play it safe, focusing on photos of the tots looking adorable or incredibly wordy stories about their extravagant birthday parties. But not Star! This week’s issue of the magazine features a cover story alleging that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s twins, Vivienne and Knox, have Down Syndrome. A story like this doesn’t just toe the line of inappropriate, it crosses it, loops back around, and crosses it again. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Denim & Chambray Dresses You’ll Want To Wear This Spring

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Instead of continuing to bitch and moan about how the weather outside is terrible and depressing and that I have a overwhelming distrust of anyone who actually prefers a “wintery mix” to, say, the balmy heat of summer, I am going to focus on the positive. That lil’ groundhog guy didn’t see his shadow today, therefore predicting an early spring! I want to send Punxsutawny Phil a present. What do groundhogs eat? He deserves a treat today. Perhaps a nice bottle of champagne.

Anyway, in honor of Phil not predicting more doom and gloom, I say we look ahead to spring fashion, namely denim dresses. Hollywood has apparently been hogging the sun from the rest of the United States, because they’ve had positively amazing weather for the last month and celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Kate Bosworth have embraced the spring-like temps by rocking denim frocks. While it may be dismal outside today, in not too long, the sun will be shining and our legs will be bare — here are 10 denim dresses you can look forward to wearing when that blessed time comes.

YSL Ad Banned For Simulating Drug Use


A commercial for Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance has been banned in the U.K. because the ad supposedly shows models “simulating drug use.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) “therefore concluded it was irresponsible and unacceptable for broadcast.” In the ad (above), the character of “Belle” runs her finger down her arm and the ASA concluded that action “could be seen to simulate the injection of opiates into the body.” The ASA also felt that Belle’s movements later in the ad, including one in which “her body [seizes] upwards while lying on the floor,” could be viewed as “simulating the effect of drugs on the body.” Personally, I just think she’s dancing like nobody’s watching. Kind of hilariously, the Daily Mail U.K. notes that the ad has already been viewed by 44 million people and that a whopping 96 percent of French women (specifically!) didn’t think there was anything inappropriate about the commercial. So what do you think? Do you side with the crusty old ASA or those hip French ladies? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Would You Want To Get A Pair Of Panties In The Mail?

Personally, I’m not into lingerie being given as a gift. If my boyfriend gave me a super fancy bra and panty set — one that was clearly to be worn in the confines of the bedroom and not under regular clothing because all the bells and whistles would make for unsightly panty lines — for Valentine’s Day, I would be polite about it, but would feel kind of gypped. Talk about a gift for the giver! Anyway, our friends at The Gloss have alerted me to an even creepier version of this selfish gift-giving tradition. Knickermail, which of course launched just in time for this holiest of holidays, let’s the buyer pick which color panties they want to send and write a personalized message, and then off they go to the recipient. Frankly, I don’t want a totally random pair of tacky satin panties landing on my doorstep. For starters, who is going to be sending these? I would hope a long-distance boyfriend, intent on sending lingerie to his beloved, would take the time to pick out specific pieces that would suit her style and his boner’s taste. And a boyfriend who doesn’t live far away would just deliver his gift in person, no? The only other type of guy who would send panties in the mail is a creepy stalker, right? This is more like a KnickerFAIL to me. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

12 Lovey-Dovey Tattoos For Valentine’s Day

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This Valentine’s Day, why not express your love for your S.O. with some ink? This guy proposed to his sweetie via tattoo. Judging by the ring on her finger, I think she said yes, or at least inked it somewhere on her body. Here’s hoping that these two never break up. After the jump, some more romantic tattoos. [The Gloss]

Jane Fonda Poses Without Photoshop

What’s that? Wrinkles on the cover of a national magazine? Could it be?!?! Jane Fonda, looking fabulous at 73, posed on the cover of Good Housekeeping (you know, that magazine your grandma reads?) sans airbrushing. “I feel sorry for these young actresses coming up,” Fonda told the magazine, continuing:

“If they have a dimple on their buttock, there’s a close-up of it in some gossip magazine. So there’s a cult of perfection. Consequently all the young people who emulate celebrities think they have to look perfect and that’s so destructive.”

Granted this is observation is coming from a woman with plastic surgery who is famous, in part, for her line of aerobics videos. But hey, I’ll take my feminists in Hollywood where I can get them. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

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