Wanna Write For British “Skins”?

Are you a wannabe screenwriter between the ages of 16 and 22 in the U.K.? Good, well then we’ve got a gig for you. “Skins” is looking for writers of the young, cool, not-at-all-professionals variety. “We’re looking for someone to come and help us with the development and writing of ‘Skins’ series six,” writes the show’s co-creator, Jamie Brittain. “We’re a bit obsessed with finding new, young, exciting voices to help us write our show, so we thought we’d run a competition to find some. We’ve done stuff like this before and it’s worked out really well.” Keep reading »

Natalie Portman’s Engagement Ring Is Vegan

This just in: no sentient beings of the Earth were harmed in the custom making of Natalie Portman’s engagement ring. Her one-of-a-kind ring, designed by Jamie Wolf under the consult of Benjamin Millepied, has been customized to fit her vegan, earth-friendly lifestyle. The glittering, antique diamond is surrounded by certified conflict-free stones and made of recycled platinum. Phew. I will certainly rest easier tonight. [People] Keep reading »

Welcome To Barbra’s Dollhouse

In a photo spread in Harper’s Bazaar, Barbra Streisand shows off her dream home. Well … it’s a home and the block’s worth of shops she has created to display her stuff. My favorite is this pic of her in her doll shop. She also has an antique dress shop, a ribbon shop, a sweet shop, and a red room where she keeps her various awards. The block should be called “People Who Need Things.” Isn’t this just a more sophisticated form of hoarding? [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »

Dior Haute Couture Brings The Glam To Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Show

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Not to pull a #humblebrag, but I’ve been to my share of fashion shows. They’re pretty boring. I’ll go to more in the future, I’m sure, but only if work requires — with a few exceptions. Should I ever be sent an invitation to a Dior haute couture fashion show in Paris, I’d cancel my plans, sell all my furniture to afford the last minute plane ticket and book it to the nearest airport. Dior just presented their Spring/Summer 2011 haute couture collection and it was a straight-up spectacle of over-the-top, fantastical, but completely gorgeous clothes. I’m not usually blown away by models — I mean, human clothes hangers, right? — but these bitches worked it. How could they not? Keep clicking to see what I mean…

James Franco And Kate Hudson To Do A Linda Lovelace Biopic? That Sounds Familiar.

“Armageddon” and “Deep Impact.” “Capote” and “Infamous.” It’s a time honored Hollywood tradition for two movies to come out months apart about same exact topic. And it looks like it’s about to happen again. Late yesterday, Deadline.com reported that James Franco and Kate Hudson are in talks for a biopic about Linda Lovelace and her husband, Chuck Traynor, who Lovelace later said coerced her into porn. The movie will be based on the book The Complete Linda Lovelace and will be made by the dudes behind “Howl.” [Huffington Post]

It sounds pretty awesome. Except that, as you’ll remember, there’s already a Linda Lovelace biopic in the works called “Inferno.” Keep reading »

Dater X: Why I’m All About Younger Men

Last week, I met a friend for coffee and, as we sipped our cappuccinos, I pumped her for details on the date she’d been on the the night before. “It was alright,” she said, sounding unenthused. “He was just really … young.”

“How young?” I asked, worried we might be talking about a guy with a fake ID.

“Twenty-six,” she said, wincing ever-so-slightly as she pushed out the words.

“That’s not that young,” I said, rushing to the defense of this guy I’d never met. But as I pointed out that there was five years between them—not the biggest age differential ever—I could tell by the look on her face that it wasn’t going to change her mind. When you’re not feeling it, you’re just not feeling it—and I respect that. Keep reading »

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