A guy friend told me last month that despite his ability to meet women when he’s out, he has several online dating profiles. He, like some of my other friends, suggested I set up an account on Match.com or its equivalent now that I’ve reentered the dating scene after several years.
When I gave him the same line I’d given other people—“I don’t think I need to”—he said, quite matter-of-factly, “Everybody needs to. It’s just how things are going to be now.” Keep reading »
Watch your little, genetically perfect back, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: Gisele Bundchen is pregnant and due to give birth next year, sources tell People magazine.
Reps for Bundchen refuse to comment, though.
Tongues have wagged for awhile over what looked like a baby bump. Will Tom Brady and Gisele confirm, or keep us guessing?
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By now, you’ve probably seen the promo for tonight’s “special episode” of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ approximately 98 times. If you’re one who likes to jump to conclusions, you’re probably assuming that the big announcement the commercial teases is that Jon and Kate are getting divorced. But I’m not so convinced—they’ll probably drag out that drama for another eon or so. After the jump, my best guesses at what this big announcement could be: Keep reading »
The preliminary hearing for the Chris Brown and Rihanna drama will take place today in a Los Angeles courtroom, to determine whether there’s enough evidence for the case to go to trial. Contrary to what all you “Law & Order” fans think, there are not usually any big, jaw-dropping surprises in court. Everyone involved usually has a pretty good idea of what’s going to happen. So, to save you from all the suspense, here’s what to expect. Keep reading »
File this one in the “are you kidding me” bin: I’m not completely believing the Jalopnik and AP story, but apparently, local traffic cops in Omsk, Russia, are wearing cardboard cutouts of Brad Pitt over their faces as a way of getting motorists to slow down and obey traffic laws—and it’s working! Can you imagine? You’re pulling an illegal U-turn and you see Mr. Fight Club himself staring you down from across the street? I think NYC traffic cops should don Bradley Cooper masks. I’d pull over. [Jalopnik and AP ] Keep reading »
Who’s your nipple role model?
Have no idea what we’re talking about? Good. You haven’t been brainwashed by yet another plastic surgery trend we don’t understand: nipple surgery to change the shape, color or size of your areolae. Keep reading »
Could you go a year without sex? By choice? Taking a 12-month vow of chastity, writer Hephzibah Anderson did just that and wrote all about it for the U.K.’s The Guardian. Taking the vow shortly after another relationship ended, Anderson says: “I’d turned 30 a few months before taking my vow, and among other things was looking for a fresh way of pursuing love into that new decade,” explaining, “I’d had enough sex without love; maybe it was time to look for love without sex?” For her, that meant a year of chastity. She writes:
It was a drastic response, but in the weepy aftermath of one more failed liaison, that was what made it so appealing. My year would start not from the time I’d last had sex, but from the day I made my decision. After all, I’ve had dry spells that have lasted longer than 12 months. It was the choosing that was crucial. Might it change the kind of men I attracted and my response to them? Would it enable me to fall back in love with romance? Would I be able to last 12 months?
After the jump, read some of Anderson’s thoughts, observations, and lessons from her deliberate celibacy and find out if she indeed lasted the full year. Keep reading »
It’s been 10 days since the controversial election in Iran. And ever since, Iranian women have been protesting in full force for a fair election. But on Saturday night, a devastating video began circulating the internet that showed a young woman, Neda, dying after being shot in the heart at a protest in Tehran.
Warning: The video after the jump is extremely graphic and unsettling. It shows Neda falling in a big pool of blood. Another video making the rounds on the web shows her face, blood streaming out of her nose and mouth and her gaze completely blank. Keep reading »
Throughout history, the French have certainly contributed their own interpretation of la femme through fashion and cultural sophistication. Things are about to get way more interesting thanks to a new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris: elles@centrepompidou features over 500 works of art exclusively by women, taking over most of the huge modern museum. Spanning the early 20th century to the present, the collection divides itself into themes like “The Activist Body” or “A Room of One’s Own,” which uses Virginia Woolf’s manifesto to explore the concept of personal feminine space. Keep reading »
Fad drugs may come and go, but drinking will always stay in style. Which is perhaps why NYC bar Local 138 asked fashion designers to concoct cocktails for its summer drink menu. Marc Jacobs created an updated mint julep which he called the Marc Mint Martini, while Ralph Lauren made a rum punch with fresh crushed raspberries and lime juice. Tory Burch’s bevvie, the Tikki Tini, is the loudest with blends of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. If you’re in New York this summer, give them a taste at this bar in the Lower East Side, where you just might overdose on hipness if not from your drink. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »