Please Help Me Step Away From This Questionable Item

You know how sometimes you come across a pair of shoes or a dress or whatnot and you simply have to have it? And there’s no rhyme or reason to it and said object of desire probably only looks good on whomever it’s being modeled on and definitely won’t do you any favors in real life? I am currently having that moment. I know that this new Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony unisex scarf pullover is going to make me look like a scary little old lady (one who is an extra in a medieval period film and playing a peasant). I also realize that the fabric — a blend of polyester and wool — will likely be itchy and possess asthmatic-like breathing problems. And the price tag, a whopping $495, is clearly insane. I mean, really cray-cray. Then again, part of me believes that it will be yummy and snuggly all fall (maybe it’s a Snuggie I’m really after?), and come winter, it’ll look smashing layered beneath a nice black overcoat. Judging by the fact that they only have one color left in stock, I’m not alone. Still, can anyone set me straight here? I’m afraid I’m going to make a very expensive mistake. [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »

Update: The Reality-Star-Bikini-Model Murder Just Gets More Gruesome

More details have emerged about the “Megan Wants a Millionaire” contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins who allegedly murdered his new wife, bikini model Jasmine Fiore. The poor gal, who was found stuffed in a suitcase inside a dumpster, was missing her teeth and had her fingers cut off. Apparently, the murderer was trying to make the victim difficult to identify. Keep reading »

After You’ve Googled Your Date, Check Out His Persona

Yesterday’s cautionary tale about Googling your date got me thinking. My last blind date (before which I did no investigation) was seriously a nightmare.

As Tom and I sat down for a glass of wine, he launched right in: “I am under investigation by the Federal Government.” I smiled and laughed. “I’m serious,” he said with a strangely vacant smile. “What for?” I asked shifting in my seat and starting to sweat a little bit. “They are accusing me of insider trading, but I’m innocent.” “Great!” I said relieved. “Unless I get indicted,” he said, “then I would go to jail.” I gulped my wine down, asked for the check, and sprinted in the rain as fast as I could to the nearest subway station.

So now my friend wants to set me up on a blind date and I want to make extra sure that I have all the dirt on this dude before proceeding. Never again will I suffer a repeat of the Tom scenario. So, following Wendy’s sage advice, I Googled this guy’s name AND email address.

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How Far Will Funny Get A Guy?

Show me a person who doesn’t have at least a handful of characteristics she or he is looking for in a mate — or date — and I’ll show you the real-life leprechaun I keep as a mascot on my rooftop garden. Whether it’s brains, a great bod, or a timeshare in Boca Raton, we all have a list — some are even written down somewhere — of the things our significant other must possess. Topping the list for a lot of us is a great sense of humor, but exactly how important is having your funny bone tickled? AskMen.com recently compared “funny” against a host of other “most wanted” characteristics to see how a good sense of humor stacked up when women are doin’ the choosin’. Are those sitcoms that feature a beautiful wife with a pudgy but hilarious husband telling the truth? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »

What Is Female Sexual Dysfunction? “Orgasm Inc.” Documentary Finds Out

When the pharmaceutical company for whom she was working granted filmmaker Liz Canner permission to film behind the scenes, she thought she would make a movie about women, sexuality and pleasure. Instead, Canner’s documentary, “Orgasm Inc.” turned into a story about the cold hard cash that can be made from making women come. Or trying, anyway. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Tyrese Gibson Is A Single Man Again

  • Tyrese Gibson’s lengthy divorce, property settlement, and custody battle with his wife of 10 months has finally been finalized. [Starpulse] — At least she survived 10 months. I don’t think I would have made it that long.
  • Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick say they’re planning for their baby by purchasing baby clothes and studying parenting. [People] — I hope Kourtney also takes a look at some single parenting books because I suspect she’ll eventually be one.
  • Jennifer Aniston is rumored to have questioned why Bradley Cooper chose Renee Zellweger over her, according to a “pal.” [Us Weekly] — It’s because you reek of desperation, hon, but we’ve all been there at some point.

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Crave: WMF Coffee for One

Who doesn’t love coffee? Especially when you can bring it wherever you go, coffee maker and all. Check out this all-in-one mug and portable coffee maker, it makes exactly one cup for your sipping pleasure. The best part is that the only work you have to do is press a button. If that’s still too hard, then check the handy video. [$25, Keep reading »

Vintage Sex Ed: Caught In The Act

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since I suffered through awkward sex-ed videos of swimming, talking sperm and dancing ovaries in junior high. Feeling a little nostalgic, I did a search for “vintage sex ed” on YouTube this morning and found this gem from the ’70s. Poor Ricky! Not only does his mom walk in on him at the most inopportune time, she proceeds to ruin any chance he might have to “feel good” in the future. Then again, as her voice plays back at the end, it’s hard not to wonder if maybe she didn’t just give him more fodder for the job… Keep reading »

Adam Lambert Does Not Want You To Throw Your Sex Toys At Him On Stage

You may have heard that rabid fans of “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert have taken to throwing sex toys at the singer when he’s on stage. It started out as the usual bras and panties. Then, things got kinky. Handcuffs. Whips. Dildos. You name it; they pummel him with it. At first, Lambert said, it was “exciting,” but when he almost got hit in the head with a bra, he wasn’t so sure. Judging by what he does when a phallus lands on stage in this video, I’m guessing he’s really over it. Keep reading »

Yazbukey Jewelry Gives Good Face

You know how sometimes you just think—Man, I really wish I had a necklace with Billy Idol’s face on it. Plaguing, right?

Good thing we found out about Yazbukey, a French design duo who create necklaces with pendants depicting the faces of famous people. Using plexiglass as a base and shoelaces as fastenings, Yazbukey puts together silhouettes of your favorite icons including Billy Idol, electronic music-maker Sebastien Tellier, and yes, even Barack Obama (although … it’s not quite the most accurate rendering). The collection also includes coin purses shaped like mice, necklaces with art deco motifs, and brooches in the shapes of cartoon thought bubbles. These necklaces might not be “pretty,” but will they up your cool cred? Hellz, Yazbukey! Get them at Colette.fr. [Yazbukey.com via Cool Hunting] Keep reading »

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