Dear Dr. Derm, forgive me for what I’m about to say.
So, yeah, “tan me” is way hotter than “pasty-and-pale me.” (And by way hotter, I’m not intimating that I’m incredibly good-looking—or even a little good-looking—it’s about that little bit of bronze that balances out my sometimes ruddy skin, makes my hair look blonder without the $250 highlighting bill and let’s me walk out of the house with some Aquaphor on as lip gloss and nothing else). But, since tanning is universally known to cause bad stuff (hi, cancer), I refrain and instead hit the bottle.
Either way you go, the bottle tan or the UV-ray real thing, getting bronzed often produces the most brutal (and totally hilar) stories. To wit…
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The Who’s legendary guitarist, Pete Townsend, just got dumped by his wife of 40 years. She stood by him through drug addiction and child porn accusations, but now that the 63 year old rocker has got a 35 year old girl friend, wifey Karen Astley can finally see he’s beyond help. While we bet Grandpa Pete can still play a mean pinball, now he’s looking more like a pinhead for dating a woman who is younger than his own daughters. SCORE bro- um, NOT! But skeezy Papa Pete isn’t the only 60-something who has robbed the cradle for coochie. Here are some other famous old farts popping Viagra like their girlfriend’s have to pop zits…[DailyMail]
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Magazines try to put celebrities on their covers who will sell copies on newsstands, but some stars just don’t seem to attract readers the way others do. WWD searched newsstand sales numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations and found that Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, and Lauren Conrad seem to do consistently well, no matter what magazine cover they’re on or what month the issue comes out. Vanity Fair‘s July Jolie cover was that magazine’s best seller for 2008, as was her November W. Beckham’s Elle and Allure covers were those magazine’s best sellers, and Conrad’s Shape cover sold more than that magazine’s other issues. Some cover stars you would think would do well actually fluctuated based on what mag they were on and month their cover came out. Both Eva Longoria Parker and Scarlett Johansson were best sellers for some magazines and worst sellers for others. Do you buy magazines based on who is pictured on their covers? [WWD] Keep reading »
What, you thought Kanye West wasn’t going to say anything after “South Park” accused him of being an egomaniacal gay fish last night? Of course he struck back, with a 234-word all-caps rant on his blog. First things first, check out the clip from the episode and then click past the jump for the best of his most egotastic moments. [Kanye West] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week five winners will receive three TweeCards. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »
April is STD Awareness Month, and we asked you to share your STD-related stories so we could learn from
your each other’s mistakes. If you have a tale involving sores, Valtrex, or a judgy gynecologist, send an email to email@example.com. We will keep your identity anonymous.
I wanted to let you know about my experience with an STD because although I feel uncomfortable telling anyone else about it, I think it’s important for other people to be aware. In November I noticed bumps on the outside of my genital region and thought they were just pimples. They didn’t go away, and when I told my boyfriend he freaked and said he had them too. He blamed me for getting infected, but I hadn’t been with anyone else since we started dating! Keep reading »
Life is full of moments when you just don’t know what to say. Like when a friend loses her job (or gets one), ages another year, or saves your ass at a work meeting. In these and plenty of other instances, an email saying, “Happy birthday!” or “You rock!!!!” doesn’t cut it, no matter how many exclamation marks you use. If you’re a good person, you’ll send a witty note from TweeCards. We’re pretty sure clever is the new thoughtful. [$3.50 each, TweeCards.com]
We’re giving five readers three TweeCards each, but you have to work if you want your friends to think you’re the most thoughtful/clever person they know. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, April 10 through Thursday, April 16 — will be awarded with a set of three. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. NOTE: To be eligible you must include in your profile the state and country where you live! Keep reading »
A larger waistline may enhance a man’s chance of being promoted in the U.S., whereas overweight women have little prospects of being promoted, according to a study published recently. Researchers found that only 5 percent of male and female bosses at 1,000 leading companies in the U.S. were considered obese — an average of 36 percent of men and 38 percent of women of a similar age are obese in the United States. However, they also found that of the leading male bosses, 61 percent were overweight — only 41 percent of males the same age are overweight in the United States. In contrast, overweight women made up only 22 percent of the chief executives, compared with 29 percent of same age women in the U.S. “The results suggest that while being obese limits the career opportunities of both women and men, being ‘merely overweight’ harms only female executives – and may actually benefit male executives,” said researcher Mark Roehling, an associate professor of human resource management at Michigan State University. The study also backs up previous research that shows weight standards for women are harsher in white, middle-class communities. The study also suggests there’s a preference for larger-sized men and smaller-sized women in the business world. “It appears that the glass ceiling effect on women’s advancement may reflect not only general negative stereotypes about the competencies of women, but also weight bias that results in the application of stricter appearance standards to women,” said Roehling. [News.Scotsman.com] Keep reading »