A Diet Lip Balm?

Talk about a lip balm that promises to change your life. If you’re craving gooey, cheesy, and fried things, it’s time to reapply Burner Balm, a lip balm that promises to boost your energy and suppress your appetite. The $6.99 balm contains soy oils, caffeine, green tea extracts, and hoodia—which some think is a speedilicious appetite killer, but without a whole lot of proof. The company’s website encourages you to reapply under lipstick up to six times a day, but warns that the caffeine might keep you up at night. Meanwhile, people actually concerned with your health are afraid that the company is exploiting women’s fears about gaining weight. [Metro] Keep reading »

When Celebrities And Porn Stars Do It

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Celebrities and porn stars. Two strange breeds that sometimes do it. Most of the time Hollywood celebrities stay on their side of the Hollywood Hills and adult movie stars stay on their side in the San Fernando Valley, otherwise known as Porn Valley. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes they intermingle. Maybe it’s their mutual thespian interests. Maybe it’s the sex. Check out some of the most interesting love connections between celebrities and porn stars.

Quickies!: Were Laura Ling And Euna Lee Careless?

  • Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were imprisoned in North Korea until earlier this month, are being criticized by activists who say they compromised the refugee-saving program they reported on because, after the two women were arrested, police raided the areas. [Gawker] — Guess their homecoming welcome is over?
  • The New York Post ran a picture of Jennifer Aniston being tossed into a trunk while filming “The Bounty” with her co-star, Gerard Butler. In the photo, her legs are flailed open and bloggers freaked out, calling it a crotch shot. [Gawker] — Apparently, some people don’t know the difference between a vagina and a leg?
  • If you want to spice up your dating life, take your partner to yoga! Everybody’s doing it or, at least, more people are. [Health.com] — You can even use some of those positions, er, elsewhere.
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    Ask The Astrosexologist: If We Break Up Can We Still Be Friends?

    I emailed a few months ago about a lesbian couple — an Aquarius and a Libra. Your advice was to break up with her and I did, after a few months. Then we got back together and broke up again, all because I don’t know if I’m gay or straight. I know this isn’t what you usually do, but my friends suck at giving advice, and I have no one else to talk to.

    I love her, I do, but I think it is more of the “I’m comfortable with you, and I care about you a lot,” kind of love — the friend kind. I want her in my life, but I know that if we break up again, she’ll be crushed. She might use the suicide thing against me again and I know I can’t take that. She is completely head over heels for me, and I’m never sure what I feel for her. I don’t get the sparks when we kiss anymore, but I get them when I see a girl and a guy kiss in a movie or what have you. I’m actually 90 percent sure I’m straight, but then there are days that I think I could stay with her forever. I’m about to start college in the fall, and I would really like to know what I’m doing when I get there. – Confused One Keep reading »

    Everyone Has “Off” Style Days, Including Mary-Kate

    Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted leaving the gym this weekend, looking not quite her normal hobo-chic self. This just goes to show that rocking the “just rolled out of bed” look can actually take some work. We’re sure Mary-Kate was just caught on an off-day, although we have to say that this unflattering get-up is particularly out of character for the normally well-styled Olsen twin.

    Letting yourself go can actually be great every now and then—not giving a crap if you wear makeup to the grocery store, or being OK with spending an entire weekend without showering. Do you ever let yourself go from time to time? If so, why? Fatigue? Relationship troubles? Vacation? How long does it last? As for us, we admit to occasionally indulging in a week of bad style and poor eating to jump-start a renewed regime. [FashionIndie.com] Keep reading »

    Nerd Girl Porn: The Hotties Of “True Blood”

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    When I came across these photos of Mehcad Brooks (who plays “Eggs” on “True Blood”), I realized something. Bon Temps, Louisiana may just have the hottest men in all of TV Land. Keep clicking to see proof…

    Who Wants To Walk In London Fashion Week?

    Jean Charles De Castlebajac (try saying that five times fast) is launching a diffusion line this fall at London Fashion Week. (Not too surprising given the habit of big designers looking to make money a little more quickly and easily.) What is surprising, however, is the fact that he’s not casting the show from the same crop of 200 or so lovely, skinny ladies who crawl the catwalks for pretty much every show around. Instead, he’s holding an open model search for “real” girls and boys 16 to 25.

    So if you’ve always harbored a semi-secret desire to be a model, send a picture to rsvpcasting@jc-de-castelbajac.com before September 7th and keep those fingers crossed. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

    Amber Valletta Rocks High Fashion Clothes We Can Actually Afford

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    Now we’re talkin’: High fashion looks we can afford on a low budget. For its September 2009 issue, V Magazine features supermodel-turned-actress Amber Valletta in a spread titled “Amber’s Next Act.” The Arizona-born beauty is starring in the upcoming sci-fi flick “Gamer” with Gerard Butler. So maybe to contrast with what will likely be a very techy film, stylist Clare Richardson gave Valletta a very simple, stripped-down look (literally). Here are the goods…

    We love this Armani Exchange white t-shirt in the opening spread. It’s called the Clean V-Neck Tee and retails online for only $25.

    NY Times Tells Writer It’s Not OK To Call J.C. Penney Shoppers “Fat”

    Remember the J.C. Penny scandal of the week before last? Recap: New York Times style writer Cintra Wilson managed to offend the masses by calling Middle Americans fat, J.C. Penney shoppers fat, and even managed to insult their mannequins with the barb, “[J. C. Penney] has the most obese mannequins I have ever seen. They probably need special insulin-based epoxy injections just to make their limbs stay on.” She apologized for her behavior once with the rawtha dismissive: “You know I didn’t mean it that way, so please remove the knot from your panties and when you’re ready, join me for a cigarette and several Pucker martinis,” followed by a more “heartfelt,” “I very much regret that my J. C. Penney article in the Times caused any wounded feelings whatsoever, particularly to people who already feel they take more than their share of abuse from our very shallow and ridiculous society. I sincerely apologize.” Er, yeeaahhh… Keep reading »

    How To Style A Faux Hawk

    Despite rumors to the contrary, mohawks are not “soon to be everywhere.” Unattractive, perpetually over-gelled and a staple mostly reserved for those who are trying too hard, it’s simply not a hairstyle that we see gaining too much traction any time soon, New York Magazine. But while the thought of the masses cropping their locks into that woefully misguided style makes us feel like gagging in advance, we are willing to make a concession for: the lady faux hawk.

    You see, though it does technically copycat the mohawk in its singular focus on one protruding hair ridge down the center of the head, it does so with much more class and dignity. Plus, if you decide you’re sick of playing the badass, you can easily wash it out the next day. We’ll show you how to master our beloved faux hawk after the jump. Keep reading »

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