Today In Terribleness: The Children’s Edition

Childhood is supposed to be marked by innocent playtime, school, and family. Children shouldn’t have to endure anything more serious than parents’ divorcing or the death of a relative. Recently, however, children have been in the news for reasons that would make most adults unable to cope. Keep reading »

Organized Gift Giving Is Better Gift Giving

It may only be Aug. 18, but it’s never too early to get crackin’ on your holiday shopping. While some of you may operate well under pressure, I need to start thinking about it now. Even if I don’t buy the presents right away, it makes me feel less desperate because at least I know what’s out there.

This year, I may go all-out and get super organized, making friends and family fill out this cute vital stats sheet designed by Made in England (and available to download for free). Yes, you might come across as a little anal, but calling your sister on Dec. 19 to ask for her shoe size kind of ruins the surprise. [Made In England] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Swim Cap By Philip Kingsley

If you have sensitive or colored hair, you know that pools are your nemesis, making discoloration and brittle ends inevitable. This may no longer be the case thanks to hair genius Philip Kingsley’s Swim Cap, $33, a deep conditioner that actually waterproofs your strands. The idea is you apply the cream under your swimming cap pre-dip, and your hair absorbs the protective formula first and guards against the harsh effects of chlorine. It’s also a good option for beach-goers looking for protection against sun, wind, and salt water. As a regular swimmer, I’ve found that the product hasn’t tampered at all with my blond hue, and even leaves my hair softer and shinier after I rinse and blow-dry it. I’d recommend Swim Cap for non-swimmers as well looking for a good weekly hair conditioning treatment. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Jennifer Esposito Looks Gam-ourous

Jennifer Esposito showed off her gorgeous gams at the “Inglourious Basterds” premiere. She keeps the look tasteful by wearing a mid-length full skirt with a three-quarter length blouse. I want this whole outfit! [NYC, 8/18/09] Keep reading »

The Queen Of Queens? Anna To Make Awkward Store Appearance

So, we are already cringing at thoughts of Vogue editor and fashion royal Anna Wintour addressing the masses at Macy’s in the New York borough of Queens, of all places. The collision of these two worlds is guaranteed to be the stuff good reality shows are made of. (Too bad they’re no longer filming the soon-to-be released documentary “The September Issue.”) Wintour will be joined by designer and “Project Runway” host Michael Kors on September 10 at the department store, where the duo will be on hand to showcase fall trends and sign t-shirts for the first 50 folks in line. The appearance kicks off the city-wide launch of Fashion’s Night Out, a multi-day “shopping” event meant to jump-start fall retail sales across the country. [Racked]

Question is, will Wintour pull a Cintra Wilson and write about how disturbingly “middle-class” Macy’s is in her next editor’s letter? Only time will tell. Keep reading »

Gallery: Go Beyond The Basic Tee

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Sure, the T-shirt is one of the simplest garments, but when it’s been embellished with sequins, embroidery, or some other bits, it becomes the focus of any outfit. It’s time for you to go beyond the basic tee, and we’ve got 11 picks for you.

The New Cast Of “Dancing With The Stars” Dishes About Their Two Left Feet

The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres on September 21 and the producers have nailed down a pretty dope cast. We were really surprised to hear that former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be sashaying across the stage, along with Macy Gray, Melissa Joan Hart, and Aaron Carter. After the jump, hear what the new contestants have to say. [ABC News] Keep reading »

The Gap Ganks Its Latest Ad Campaign From American Apparel

The hilarious part of this is that a quick glance at this new Gap ad will only send interested customers running to the rival they ripped off. (In fairness, they did add a dash of Calvin Klein, circa the Brooke Shields days.) Back to the drawing board! [AdWeek via Scanner] Keep reading »

Gallery: Tranny Beyonce And Other Amazing Cross-Dressing Impersonators

More Details On Real Housewife NeNe Leakes’ Stripper Past

During last season’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show, when Andy Cohen asked NeNe Leakes if she was a stripper in the past, she played coy and said, “Yes. I strip for my husband.” But she’s totally come clean in her memoir, Never Make the Same Mistake Twice. She was a stripper, in an upscale Atlanta club. She danced using the stage name Silk and says, “I could make $500 off one guy just by turning him on.” NeNe doesn’t regret her decision to gyrate on a pole for money. Read on for some other choice quotes from her book. Keep reading »

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