HBO and former “Daily Show”/”Colbert Report” executive producer Ben Karlin and “NYPD Blue” writer/producer Theresa Rebeck are developing a show that will take place in a small liberal arts college in the Northeast with “a onetime famous author who, after a tumultuous period as a feminist It Girl, is now a professor” as the main character. The role will likely be played by Tony winner Julie White (“NYPD Blue,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” “Transformers”). The series, “Women’s Studies,” is in development at this point, so no air date has been set as of yet, but we’re looking forward to seeing what they do with the premise. Watching a crazy, washed-up feminist trying to feel important in Vermont sounds right up our alley. [Reuters via Salon] Keep reading »
When we have friends over to our apartment, we usually spend much of the evening running around the kitchen like a chicken with its head cut off while trying to keep calm and avoid splattering tomato sauce all over the front of our party dress. Aprons might help prevent the latter, but they don’t really gel with our style — or they didn’t until now. Smocks are aprons so chic you’ll want to wear them as dresses. With eight different styles in fun patterns and colors, we think we’ll have to start entertaining more often so we’ll have a reason to fill our closet with aprons. [$39.95, SmocksDesign.com] Keep reading »
In theory, I love detox cleanses. The idea of spending three to five days concentrated solely on health and emerging energetic and, um, skinny, excites me. In reality, I can’t quite conjure the joy.
This is not to say that I don’t force myself through them on a semi-regular basis. I’ve tried a number of cleanses, from the popular BluePrint juice diet to the extreme Master Cleanse. I was excited when last week a friend (who is also into this stuff) recommended I try Gwyneth Paltrow’s regime from her GOOP newsletter. I was eager to try something new, something homemade that (I assumed) wouldn’t cost me too much. However, I ended up dumping the whole thing in three days. Keep reading »
Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman is putting on quite the show with the Royal Marines Commando Display Team! But the actor is actually about to scale the wall of The Sun newspaper in London, not film a pivotal scene in a gay porn. [London, 4/16/09] Keep reading »
In today’s New York Times Style section, there’s a profile of LuAnn de Lesseps, the soon-to-be-former C(o)untess and star of “The Real Housewives Of New York City.” You see, she’s got a book, Class With the Countess, to promote, despite havoc in her personal life that makes the timing oh-so-awkward. A few weeks ago, news broke that Count de Lesseps — from whom LuAnn was already separated — had taken up with a sexy younger woman halfway across the world, and the twosome were headed for divorce. Bummer, sure, but embarrassing, too, as the news comes on the heels of LuAnn braying about the success of her marriage on “Real Housewives.” Oh, and she gives advice on seducing and hanging on to a man. You can skip that chapter, ladies! Keep reading »
“I’m a Cancer gal (07/07/1989, born at 12:36 pm), and I recently started dating a Virgo (09/04/1989) that I have known for a number of years. Even though we only got together recently, I have a really good feeling about this relationship. I know I get obsessed easily, but I pretty much feel like he’s y’know… ‘The One.’ He’s also expressed similar feelings for me. So the other night he confided in me that he is still a virgin. Not because he hasn’t had the chance, he just didn’t feel right with the girls he did have chances with. Now, I am not a virgin, but I’ve only slept with three people and can probably count on my fingers (and toes) how many times I have had intercourse. I just worry that he’s not going to stick with the girl he first sticks it to, and is going to want to sow his wild oats later on. Am I freaking out unnecessarily or should I be worried?” – Cancer Gal Keep reading »
Chick flicks are generally the lamest of movies, but we still watch them, making them huge blockbusters and giving them the longest of lifespans on Netflix. Of course, part of the reason we keep seeing them despite their high cheese factor is because we all want to believe in the possibility of happy endings, but I think a lot of their popularity has to do with women feeling like they are one of the characters. Keep reading »
In today’s installment of GOOP, the newsletter we love to hate and hate to love, Gwyneth Paltrow bores us to tears with words of wisdom about “evil tongue,” i.e. speaking evil of others. Before asking her various gurus and life coaches and self-help experts to help her understand “the consequences of perpetuating negativity or feeling schadenfreude,” she talks about her experience with a “frenemy” and admits that her own tongue, GASP, is occasionally evil.
Back in the day, I had a “frenemy” who, as it turned out, was pretty hell-bent on taking me down. This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief and…happiness. There went the high road.
Naturally, we didn’t give a s**t about any of GOOP’s “lessons” about, um, s**t-talking, but we did go cuh-razy hypothesizing about WHO this “frenemy” could be. Frankly, it’s so obvious, it’s almost sad. Our theory, after the jump. Keep reading »
Kendra Wilkinson having fun at the Power Slide Competition. [Santa Monica, 4/15/09] Keep reading »
Oprah joined Twitter today, which I’m sure must be some sort of milestone in the life of everyone’s favorite social networking site. Now that the Fail Whale has truly gone mainstream, it’s more important than ever that you put your best tweet forward. I mean, you may think your Twitter behavior is innocuous enough, but if any of the following statements sound familiar, I’m afraid to tell you: You’re a Twitter loser. Keep reading »