Quick Pic: A Joyful Return

American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling are reunited with their familiars after being pardoned by the North Korean government yesterday. [Burbank, CA, 8/4/09] Keep reading »

“NYC Prep”: Who Will Save PC’s Soul?

Oh, how time flies! Can you believe the season is almost over?! I know, I didn’t realize it either, but apparently last night’s episode was the penultimate of “NYC Prep,” with the finale just next week. As for another season of “NYC Prep,” things aren’t looking too good considering the low ratings and defensive attitude from Manhattan schools.

Perhaps I was so shocked to realize there was so little time left because this episode was a real bore: Producers continue to put Camille in awkward situations, including her trip to Harvard; Sebastian tosses his hair around; and PC continues to be a hopelessly lost boy. Keep reading »

Gallery: Shark Week Chic!

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Nothing says The Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week like ridiculous shark paraphernalia! And since we know you are all shark chic all week, check out these T-shirts (uh, one’s a bit more subdued than the other) and a few more ideas for living la vida “Jaws.” Da-dum … da-dum … da-dum … da-dum da-dum da-dum DA-DUM! [$48, Urban Outfitters; $24.50, Delia's]

Your Pashmina Has No Place In June, July, Or August

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We’re all for buying things in one season and wearing them into the next (and the next and the next if possible), but some clothing items should stick to the time of year they were intended for. These include turtlenecks in winter, flip-flops in spring and summer, and scarves whenever the thermometer reads at least below 65.

Today is the hottest day we’ve had in New York this year, and I saw a woman wearing a summer dress with a thick scarf wrapped tightly around her neck. Maybe she was covering a hickey, but she looked inappropriate. Isn’t the whole point of summer to not wear more than you have to? A thin cotton or silk scarf can work during this time of year if worn loosely or not in a manner that suggests your neck needs warming. Generally though, if you’d like to accessorize on a hot day, a scarf won’t make you look French, it will make you look idiotic. Pick a necklace, and save your scarves for when your neck actually needs to be kept toasty.

What’s The Deal With Probiotics And Weight Loss?

Everyone knows that there are good bacteria and bad bacteria. And we know that touching and ingesting yucky things is how we pick up most bad bacteria. But how exactly does one get the good stuff in her system? Probiotics, that’s how. And new studies show it’s good for all kinds of reasons. Keep reading »

Woman To Wed Fairground Ride

Amy Wolfe, a 33-year-old church organist from Pennsylvania, is so in love with the magic carpet fairground ride, 1001 Nachts, at Knoebels Amusement Park, she plans to “marry” it and change her surname to Weber to symbolize her spiritual marriage to it. Wolfe suffers from objectum sexuality, a condition that makes her sexually attracted to inanimate objects. She first fell in love with the ride when she visited the park at 13. “I wasn’t freaked out, as it just felt so natural, but I didn’t tell anyone about it because I knew it wasn’t ‘normal’ to have feelings for a fairground ride,” she says. Ten years later, she began a “courtship” with 1001 Nachts, traveling 160 miles 10 times a year, and riding it over 3,000 times. She sleeps with its picture on her ceiling and carries around its spare nuts and bolts to feel closer to it. “I love him as much as women love their husbands and know we’ll be together forever,” she said. Yeah, that’s what she says now — wait ’til she gets tired of picking up his dirty socks and putting the seat down every time he uses the bathroom!

The BBC did a documentary recently on others who suffer from objectum sexuality, including a woman in love with the Eiffel Tower, another in love with the Golden Gate bridge. Check it out above. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Rihanna Wants To Be Near Chris Brown

  • Rihanna‘s lawyer says his client wants to do away with the order of protection against Chris Brown. [E! Online] — I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re back together already.
  • Kelly Rutherford has settled her custody case with ex-husband Daniel Giersch. The two will share joint legal and physical custody of their two sons. [Us Weekly]
  • Jessica Simpson is reportedly trying to make Nick Lachey a little jealous by hanging with John Mayer and sister Ashlee. Supposedly, she wants Nick back. [OK! Magazine] — I don’t really believe this one.

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How To Wear: Thigh High Boots (Without Looking Like A Hooker)

We, much like the rest of the even vaguely fashion-y world, are rather obsessed with thigh high boots for fall. (And speaking from experience — I got my first pair of thigh highs two years ago — I can tell you they’re as bitchin’ in real life as they are on the runway.) The thing is, all that gloriousness can be a little challenging to reign in. And when it’s not correctly executed, you will look like a hooker. (Think Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.”) Because we love you and want to help you avoid being propositioned by dirty old men in bars, check out our tips for styling thigh high boots. Keep reading »

“Bachelorette” Bombshell: Did Ed Cheat With Two Women?!

I knew Ed Swiderski couldn’t be trusted! This week’s Us Weekly drops a bomb — Ed allegedly had not one, but TWO girlfriends while filming “The Bachelorette,” slept with both of them during the filming process, and even expressed that Jillian Harris wasn’t his type. Ed and Jillian appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning to refute the story, but Us Weekly based their allegations on interviews with the two women, plus emails and text messages allegedly between them and Ed. Check out the “GMA” interview here and read the whole Us Weekly story. Do you think Ed is a snake or these two women are just out for publicity? Personally, I think one thing is clear — shoulda picked Reid, Jillian! Keep reading »

New Favorite Blog: Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches

In our weight-and-beauty-obsessed culture, there’s something almost fetishized and taboo about an image of a skinny girl eating a big, honking burger. That’s why I’m oddly obsessed with a new site aptly titled, Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches. It’s a blog “dedicated to skinny girls chowing down and stuffing their gullets full of sandwiches … or tacos, wraps, burritos, hoagies, subs, hamburgers, sloppy joes, paninis, tortas … or just about any combination of meat and bread products.” After the jump, some of my favorite featured photographs. Keep reading »

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