Emily Horne, the bigamist who was married to five men at the same time, could have faced up to seven years in jail for undermining the institution of marriage, but a judge delivered his sentence today, and Horne escaped with a 10-month suspended sentence after the court heard she was receiving treatment for a personality disorder.
Judge Mushtaq Khokhar labeled Horne a “manipulative woman,” which could be especially true now, as she has said she is considering a vow of chastity in preparation for becoming a nun. Somehow, we can’t see a woman who seems to be addicted to marriage putting an obstacle in her way of marrying husband number six. [Times Online] Keep reading »
These sandals are the perfect accent to any outfit, whether you’re heading to the beach or out on the town. They’re unique and fun, come in six colors, and are currently half-price. Wear them in black for a sleeker look or in bright orange for a refreshing pop of color. They’re classier than flip-flops but can also be worn casually — they look great with everything from dresses to jeans. Conclusion? They’re adorable, cheap, and versatile, and they’ll make your feet feel fabulous. So, indulge your toesies, and go strut your stuff in these sexy sandals. [$34.98, Steve Madden] Keep reading »
As rational, educated women, we know in our heads that when it comes to the often outlandish promises skincare companies make, applying a so-called wrinkle cure will not actually erase lines from our face. As people bombarded with airbrushed images of perfect, supernaturally youthful skin and famous idols who fight each skin fold with a double dose of Botox, it’s safe to say that we’re warily interested in aging and the lack thereof. And when it comes to beauty products in general, is it really so crazy to ask for something that does what it promises? According to a Daily Mail report, we may be getting closer to true product efficacy and real, not just promised, miracles in a jar. Keep reading »
According to WWD, there will be a new family in residence at the notorious East Hampton estate of Grey Gardens come this September. NYC interior designer Celerie Kemble and her family have just signed a five-year agreement to lease the property, and if there’s anyone would could thoughtfully perk up the historically grim estate, it’s Kemble—known for her fanciful and fresh, yet still traditional aesthetic. Not that the house needs it: The squalor and raccoon-infested property of Big and Little Edie is long gone. When the house was sold to Ben Bradlee and wife Sally Quinn in 1979, the couple began to completely renovate and re-build the property, turning it into a jewel of a place. Kemble’s children will love the wild and ever-so-slightly over the top wildflower gardens, and according to Kemble, the history of the home was also a selling (or renting) point: “I believe a house should have personality, and Grey Gardens is one of the greatest and most graceful of characters I can imagine out there.” We’re jealous. [WWD] Keep reading »
If you’re an avid “ANTM” fan like me, then of course you remember the seemingly sweet and likable Cycle 7 winner, Caridee English. I was sympathetic toward her after she revealed her childhood struggle with eczema, and I totally rejoiced when she beat that annoying, know-it-all Melrose. (I can almost hear her awful voice ringing in my ears, “I was so skinny as a child that I had to learn to make my own clothes!”) That’s why I was floored when I found out that Caridee might be America’s Next Top SLOB. An anonymous New Yorker recently outed her, claiming that she sublet her apartment to English and her boyfriend via Craigslist. When she moved back in after a couple of weeks, this unsuspecting victim found her apartment looking like a cross between a sorority house and a mental institution. Now that’s a reality show I’d like to see: “Reality TV Sublets Gone Wrong.” After the jump, the disgusting details of Caridee’s alleged trail of destruction. [Gawker] Keep reading »
Katy Perry did a quick armpit check while performing at the Moison Amphitheatre. She doesn’t look offended, so her deodorant must be effective. [Toronto, 7/26/09] Keep reading »
This week is shaping up for awesomeness all around in TV land. Jillian will finally pick her dude on “The Bachelorette,” though we have a sneaking suspicion that it will be Reid rather than the two she’s kept around for the finale. Diddy returns to make a band—this time, his own. “More to Love” and “Holidate” will both premiere. NeNe’s braless ta-ta’s return to Bravo in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” And Shark Week 2009, kicks into gear! Keep reading »
Remember when Zappos.com was just a cute little website where you could get amazing deals on shoes? Well, today our fave place to score heels and flats alike is a multi-million dollar company that has attracted the attention of Amazon. In fact, the online giant has scooped up the company for almost one billion dollars. (We made the same face too!) The purchase was announced earlier this month and will be fully completed in the fall. Despite the major news, don’t expect any dramatic changes. Tony Hsieh, Zappos’ CEO, recently sent out a video promising, “We plan to continue to run Zappos the way we have always run Zappos.” If that means continued great selection, amazing customer service and an uber-generous return policy, then the deal is A-OK by us. But we’ll be paying close attention. [Tech Crunch] Keep reading »
Ladies, gentlemen: “Transformers” is not a movie about acting.
I know! It came as a surprise to me, too: I had always believed that “Transformers” aspired to be a sensitive exploration of the human psyche. As it turns out, however, it’s a movie about giant robots fighting each other.
So, no: “Transformers” is many things, but it is not a movie about acting. However, when its star Megan Fox said as much in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it set off a firestorm of controversy, most of which can be summed up in the title of a post on the blog Zelda Lily (“Feminism in a Bra”): “Megan Fox Is An Ungrateful Bitch.” Keep reading »
Gym addicts may not be the shallow narcissists we think they are. Most people — more than 54 percent of 2,882 polled by EveryDay Health and the American Council on Fitness — said their health was the reason they exercised, not a quest for the perfect beach bod, and they’re doing it for their loved ones. More than 90 percent of the participants were women with an average age of 44. Seventy-nine percent of the total respondents said they would still work out even if there were a magic pill to maintain a trim and fit physique. Only 15 percent said they’d become inactive couch potatoes. One researcher said she felt reassured that health was more important to exercise fanatics than appearance and weight control. She also suggested that people might be unwilling to give up exercising because it’s a great stress reliever. [Reuters] Keep reading »