Just because you’re not on one of those hot-right-now vampire shows doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired by the look. Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick give in to the power of the night in a leaked photo from an upcoming issue of Elle. [Gossip Girl Insider] Keep reading »
First came tweets from space. Then there were tweets from the grave. Most recently, tweets came from the maternity ward. Now, London’s Royal Opera House, one of the most prestigious opera companies in the world, is producing a Twitter opera that will debut next month. Every line in the show will be a tweet of 140 characters or less that was posted on the company’s Twitter page. If you want to contribute, check it out on … where else? Twitter. Keep reading »
Remember when journalist Rita Cosby’s tell-all, Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith‘s Death, hit shelves only two months after the buxom blonde’s death? Cosby alleged that Howard K. Stern, Smith’s former paramour, had an intimate affair with Larry Birkhead, Smith’s ex. Yesterday, a judge ruled that Stern could move forward with a defamation lawsuit. However, only 11 out of the 19 libelous statements made by Cosby hold weight, ruled Judge Denny Chin. The judge said the references to alleged homosexuality were not inherently defamatory: “I respectfully disagree that the existence of this continued prejudice leads to the conclusion that there is a widespread view of gays and lesbians as contemptible and disgraceful.” [E! Online] Keep reading »
Lisa Price, the owner of Carol’s Daughter, has proven herself to be a savvy businesswoman. Carol’s Daughter is not only sold on HSN but also at Sephora. Now, Price has joined Disney to launch a new collection of grooming products with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from “The Princess and the Frog” on the labels. The collection, which will be released in October, includes a shampoo, conditioner, hair detangler, and bubble bath. Like all Carol’s Daughter products, they contain natural ingredients that are especially helpful when styling black hair, but which can be used for any hair texture. [Black Book] Personally, I liked it when this beauty line was a well-kept secret. Keep reading »
Here’s a little insider secret: Celeb makeup artists rely heavily on peach makeup tones to make their clients look glowy and fresh on the red carpet. Take Rachel McAdams, who went monochromatic for “The Time Traveler’s Wife” premiere last night with peach blush, browny-coral shadow and an apricot lip color. It’s nice and light, looks good on lots of different skin tones, and is a great alternative to Pepto-Bismol pinks. Wondering what products to pick up? Well, it so happens we have a few peachy faves … Keep reading »
It’s a cliche, but it’s true: when I was really ill from depression last summer, it became easy to see who really cared about me and who had only stuck around me for other reasons.
I had been hooking up with two different guys that summer—”Brandon” and “Mark.” Brandon and I had developed what I’d thought was a deep friendship and mutual respect for each other’s careers; Mark and I had passion and affection. Both of them knew how I’d been struggling with sadness for the past eight months or so.
But both guys flat-out disappeared after I told them I’d been diagnosed by a doctor and prescribed medication. Did naming it make it real? Did calling it what it was make it scary? It hurt to sit with the reality that Mark and I had been in his bed together on Saturday night, but when I texted Mark on Monday morning to say I’d gotten a scrip for Lexapro, he never replied. Keep reading »
Jon Gosselin took his daughter Leah to the UPS Store to help him pick out cards. Hopefully, he wasn’t sending cards to any of his girlfriends. [Reading, PA, 8/13/09] Keep reading »
In Dinosaur Soup Recipe Book, you’ll find 50 inspiring – and questionable – explanations written by kids on how to concoct their favorite foods. From Tripple Bibble Muffins, which take a hose to make, to Special Strawberry Pie, which involves adding a bowl of chocolate to a barrel of strawberries, these adorable recipes make up for their lack of sense with their ample creativity. You may not end up with anything edible, but you’ll be giggling the whole way through. [$16, Bob's Your Uncle] Keep reading »
If Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg get their way, there will be no more sale racks to sift through for deals. But it’s a bit more complicated than that, as The Wall Street Journal explains. What is “Fashion’s Night Out”? Keep reading »
Chick lit just got a whole lot less expensive. No, the price of the sometimes throwaway-quality books hasn’t gone down, but many recently published and upcoming books in this genre take the recession into account. Storylines in recession chick-lit books include dealing with a husband being investigated for embezzlement, scrimping on extravagant expenses after going through a divorce, and wearing less expensive clothes. Dang! Is nothing sacred? Keep reading »