Why Do People Date Look-Alikes?

The Daily Beast put together a slideshow of celebrities who have a pattern of dating/marrying people who all look alike. In some cases, the resemblance is striking (David Blaine’s ex’s Josie Maran and Fiona Apple; Johnny Carson’s second and third wives, Joanne and Joanna, respectively). In other cases, the resemblance is limited to hair color or some other general physical feature (most, if not all, of Lance Armstrong’s exes are blonde, but other than that they don’t look all that similar). All this got me thinking: do you think people who date look-alikes — similar to people who date others who look familial — do so because they genuinely have a type, or do you think there’s a subconscious (or conscious) effort to recreate a former relationship or ex? [via The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

Win Baskets And Baskets Of Lube!

If you go through a bottle of lube like it’s going out of style, might want to check out Astroglide’s video contest for its new product, “Natural.” Simply upload a video response to the question, “How do you go green in the bedroom?” Uh, soy candles? Recycled, biodegradable, edible body paint? The grand prize winner will receive baskets and baskets of Astroglide lube! What you always wanted, right? [Astroglide.com] Keep reading »

The Fashion Peacekeepers: Shenae Grimes

Sometimes we feel like Us Weekly‘s “The Fashion Police” and other similar style critics can be a tad harsh. Also, they tend to have these really boring, conservative styles and we have to wonder what their real fashion credentials are. (Case in point: US Weekly‘s “Top Cops” include random comedian Stefanie Novik and Chet Cannon of “The Real World, Brooklyn.” When did they ever go to design school!?) Today, we feel the need to rescue “90210” star Shenae Grimes from lockdown over at E!, where her outfit has officially been dubbed “heinous.” Sure, maybe not everyone is enough of a risk taker to rock leather, a floral print and lacy tights at the same time, but she looks healthy, happy and cute, the outfit is totally appropriate for a young chick to wear to an edgy Nylon mag party in Hollywood, and the nods to the ’80s are bang on trend. So poo-poo to you Fashion Police! Where’s your badge anyway? [The Fashion Police] Keep reading »

Remembering Aaliyah Through Her Videos

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Yesterday marked eight years since singer Aaliyah died, along with her entourage, in a plane crash in the Bahamas. Her three albums, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, One in a Million, and Aaliyah, which was released the month before her death, were each certified double-platinum. In remembrance, we take a look back at some of her best videos.

Holler! Ladyfolk Have Had The Right To Vote For 89 Years!

Today, August 26th, is a really big day in U.S. history. Yes, it’s Macaulay Culkin’s birthday, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. Today, 89 years ago, the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution went into effect, giving women the right to vote. Today has officially been dubbed Equality Day and lots of ladies around the country are celebrating.

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Film Version Of Tucker Max’s “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” Does Not Thrill College Women’s Center

You’ve probably heard of Tucker Max, blogger and author of the memoir I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, who regaled the bestseller list with stories of sex with many, many women and excessive drinking. (The charming cover illustration is of a man holding a beer bottle and pointing to a blonde chick, whose face is cut out with the words “Your Face Here” written instead. Because we’re all inter-changeable, you see.) Max is that particularly awful brand of d-bag who is proud of critics who call him morally depraved and immature; in fact, his book is blurbed with hateful things people have said about him.

So, of course, Hollywood gave this fellow a movie deal! The film version of “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell,” which focuses on strip club/bachelor party shenanigans, debuts on September 25 and North Carolina State University planned an advanced screening today, followed by a Q&A session with Max.

But then the campus Women’s Center caught wind of the flick, which it said is sexist and encourages behavior leading to sexual assault. Surely you’re wondering, what’s so bad with this film? Keep reading »

Crave: Debbie Meyer CupCakeGenius

For those of you lucky enough to have tasted the delicious goodness of a Crumbs cupcake then get ready for some good news. This Debbie Meyer CupcakeGenius has a silicone stopper frame that allows you to fill the middle of desserts with frosting, fruit or anything else you see fit to put inside. Mmmm, late-night cupcake binges just got tastier. [$20, Debbie Meyer CupCakeGenius] Keep reading »

“Pickle Surprise” Is The Scariest Thing I Have Ever Seen


Watching this “Pickle Surprise” video made me feel like I was trapped in some kind of nightmare. There is something highly disturbing and vaguely sexual about watching a bunch of cross dressers advertise (I use that term loosely) pickles and mayo. BuzzFeed calls it the gayest video on the internet, but if that’s gay, well, I’m going straight. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

“Mad Men” Gets Futuristic

Could this be the start of a new hobby for those of us suffering from end-of-summer malaise? Yesterday, lexicographer (I had to look it up, too) Ben Zimmer noticed that one of the props on this past Sunday’s episode of “Mad Man” was a three-volume edition of The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, which was first published in 1987 — well over 20 years after the current season supposedly takes place. Sterling Cooper’s CFO Lane Pryce — the character whose desk housed the OED — explained on Twitter: “Regarding my office library, I was asked to hold on to those books by a nervous young man named McFly.”

The set decorators on “Mad Men” are usually meticulous with this kind of thing, but now I can’t help but wonder what else from 1965 on has slipped by unnoticed? Show of hands: how many of us will watch the show next week with an eagle eye looking for a dog-eared copy of a John Irving novel on Peggy’s bookshelf, or a bottle of Diet Coke in Joan’s kitchen? Or, perhaps, your seasonal malaise isn’t quite as bad as mine… [via NY Mag] Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Melanie Griffith & Brad Pitt Rehab Bound? Kendra & Kourtney Breastfeeding?

Just when you’ve eased into your week, the tabloids try to elbow their way in to distract you from your work. Look away! But you can’t. You must know who’s in love, who’s in rehab, and who’s having a much worse week than you. It’s only natural that you indulge in some guilty reading and we’ve summed up the top stories so you don’t have to even leave your desk/house. You’re welcome. Keep reading »

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