A Contestant From Paris Hilton’s “My New BFF” Is Dead

Sad news for Paris Hilton—Kat McKenzie, the runner-up on the U.K. version of “My New BFF,” died suddenly this past Friday. “It is devastating to hear of her loss, my thoughts and wishes go out to her friends and family. Love you Kitty Kat. RIP,” Paris tweeted from Dubai, where she is currently filming the next installment of “My New BFF.” The details of McKenzie’s death are unknown but police haven’t revealed any suspicious conditions. McKenzie was a former pole dancer from Guilford, Surrey. Let’s hope things turn out better for the besties in Dubai. [Examiner] Keep reading »

Latisse Saves Brooke Shields From Inadequate Eyelashes

Have you seen that commercial with Brooke Shields hawking that new prescription eyelash cream? Poor Brooke! First she waited until she was 22 to have sex because she felt fat or too tall or whatever, then she had the postpartum depression, and now we learn how she’s endured unthinkable life-long trauma because of “inadequate” eyelashes. Thank God for Latisse, the world’s first FDA-approved prescription treatment for such an ailment! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Was Roger Federer’s Gold Lamé Bag Anna Wintour-Approved?

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The Really Rich Housewives Of New York City Want More Money

There’s drama, drama, drama over the next season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” While Kelly Bensimon, the newbie housewife-that-everyone-loves-to-hate, is officially on board, the original cast members––Bethany Frankel, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin (there was no mention of LuAnn de Lesseps)––are rumored to be stalling on signing their contracts for the third season because they’re holding out for six-figure deals. Aren’t these women already loaded?! I hope these six-figures are going to Creaky Joints, the arthritis charity the Housewives threw a benefit for last season.
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Diesel’s Magic 360 Mirror: Horrifying Or Awesome?

They say the truth will set you free. Sure, if it has absolutely nothing to do with you. When it comes to, oh, say, your pants size, it’s often best to deny, deny, deny in order to avoid imprisoning yourself in an uncomfortable reality. So when faced with Diesel’s new 360 mirror, there’s no escaping the truth: The “magic” mirror projects an image of the viewer’s behind in order to see how jeans fit. Installed now as an experiment in the retailer’s Madrid store, the device is meant to add ease when it comes to finding the right pair so that the shopper doesn’t have to ask someone how their butt looks or paralyze themselves by pulling an awkward spine-twisting movement. So, the question is, would you want to confront your butt, (and maybe get a better pair of jeans out of it)? Or just trust the opinions of salesladies and friends? Which, you have to consider, might not be entirely truthful. [High Snobette] Keep reading »

Five Things To Know About Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams is a longtime “friend in my head” — that’s what she calls celebs that she knows about, but doesn’t actually know — because, as a radio, talk show host, and author, Wendy gets to say a lot of the things I think, but can’t actually say. She dishes on everything from relationships and celebs to even her own private life. But she’s not another wannabe attention whore willing to do anything. Her mere presence can have someone with something to hide quaking in their shoes, but she’s quite hysterical when she’s over-sharing details from her life. We’ll be glued to our TV set when “The Wendy Williams Show” premieres July 13. Keep reading »

The Power And Politics Of Height

I was intrigued by the amount of interest and opinions voiced in last week’s posts about height, which led me to think that there was more on this topic than is usually discussed. When I think about height, it is usually in terms of style. As the fashion industry tends to favor the long of limb, I am not always thrilled by my lack of inches. What I found particularly interesting was that most of you who said you were short did so with pride and without fashion phobias. Clearly I was not on the same page as everyone else, so I began talking to women in all ranges of the height spectrum to see how they felt about their height and why. The results were staggering: women viewed height in the context of power and politics. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Britney Spears Gets A Malibu Barbie Makeover

The pop star poses for the latest Photoshop Candies campaign.
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10 Women You’d Be Daft Not To Follow On Twitter

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You may find this hard to believe, but SamRo, Lindsay, Ashton, Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, and Perez Hilton aren’t the only peeps on Twitter.

We’re not saying to delete aplusk or lilyroseallen from your Twitter feed.

But you know how one of your brain cells dies every time you read a tweet from LiLo? We promise, read just one tweet from any of these 10 fabulous women who work in women’s rights activism, politics, TV, or online media, and those brain cells will grow back three-fold. Really. It is proven by science!
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Unfogging The Fashion Future

A recent New York Times article stated that for every step fashion step forward, fashion took three steps back. This theory got me thinking, is it true that every new trend is actually a revamped version of trends past? While there is certainly no lack of innovation in fashion, very few styles are completely fresh and unseen. Even the most outrageous shapes and lines have often been seen before, possibly centuries before. Don’t believe me? Don’t those Grecian dresses look familiar? Haven’t you seen Oxford shoes in some period movie? Aren’t corseted women in every museum around the world? Oh yes, every runway show has at least a few items that harken back to the good old days. Taking inspiration from the past is hardly a minus on the creativity scale, as long as the styles are not taken too literally. Rather, I take comfort from the fact that I can predict the fashion future. With the arrival of a new decade, new president, new economic climate, etc., there are bound to be dramatic shifts in style. Instead of blindly stumbling into the fashion of a new era and decade, I have taken a cheeky peak into my fashion fortune telling ball to study the secrets of the fashion future inspired by the fashion past. Read what trends from olden days will make big come back after the jump. Keep reading »

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