On last night’s episode of “True Blood,” Lafayette returned to the grill at Merlotte’s, Sam and Daphne bonded over being shapeshifters (though we still don’t anything about its connection to her big scar), and Mary Ann moved into Tara and Sookie’s house because that big ol’ mansion she was living in? Not hers. Meanwhile, in Dallas, we found out why Eric is so concerned about finding Godrick — it turns out, Godrick is his maker! Also, Godrick is totally the world’s first twink. Sookie decided she’d have to infiltrate the Fellowship Of The Sun to find out if they’ve got Godrick, but little does she know that Jason is one of them now. In fact, Jason is in so deep, he got a handy from Sarah, the preacher’s wife, in the bathtub as a reward for being such a devoted soldier of God! Clip above. Keep reading »
A few months ago, I accidentally shoved my foot in my mouth on a listserv I participate in. I got a bunch of irritated emails and issued numerous apologies. What did I do? I addressed the women as “ladies.”
Some women hate to be called “ladies,” I came to find out. It’s an outdated word, they said, which brings to mind white gloves, tea sandwiches, and balancing a book atop one’s head for good posture. (Betty Draper on Mad Men, for example.) The directive to “be a lady” or “act like a lady” usually encourages women or girls to become more like a retro gender construct—polite, smiling, quiet, compliant, modest, presentable—and they want nothing to do with it. I just assumed that because the word was so outdated, it meant nothing—and I was wrong.
So now I’m wondering, of course, about a lady’s counterpart. If “being a lady” has a stigma attached to it, does “being a gentleman” have a stigma, too? And what does “being a gentleman” even mean these days, anyway? Keep reading »
Amber Rose isn’t just inspiring club goers to chop off their locks and slip into catsuits, she’s also inspiring designers to pay more attention to sunglasses. Summer’s key accessory is now Keep reading »
At first glance, Jenna and Barbara Bush look like polite and proper daughters standing with their presidential parents, Laura and George W. But apparently the wholesome twosome were quite a rebellious pair. A new tell-all book reveals that Jenna and Barbara annoyed the bejeezus out of their secret service agents. And, sheesh, you know it’s bad when secret service agents start talking. A good portion of Ronald Kessler’s book, In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect, which will hit bookstores next month, is dedicated to the girls’ various escape methods and the wild goose chases they led their agents on. Not to mention the girls’ many public faux paus cleaned up by agents—most notably protecting Jenna after her drunk-off-his-ass fiancé started a fight in a bar. A former Washington Post reporter, Kessler documents the Bushies’ entertaining past while he looks into the Obama’s secret service present. Somehow I just don’t think protecting Sasha and Malia will be as tiring. Too much “Hannah Montana” is probably their biggest worry. [New York Post] Keep reading »
Mmmm, we just love the smell of fresh pastries out of the oven. What better way to kick off a dinner party but with delicious cream puffs. You can fill them with cream or turn them into an appetizer using salmon or something else. Here is a recipe my mom just sent for the perfect cream puff, complete with her special batter for the filling and choclate sauce. Use, edit and enjoy! (Plus keeping these in your freezer will make you look like the best dessert chef when you pull them out for unexpected guests) Keep reading »
When I Google my name, all I get is websites about Spain. But when Kelly Hildebrandt entered her name in a Facebook search, a cute guy in Texas with the exact same name popped up. Wanting to tell Texas Kelly about the funny coincidence, Florida Kelly wrote him a message. After exchanging a few more increasingly flirtatious messages, Texas Kelly left the Lone Star State to visit the “cute girl” in the picture. A short while after their encounter Kelly Hildebrandt proposed to Kelly Hildebrandt. The Kellys shared their story with NBC’s “Today Show”—just beware of Jenna Wolfe’s cheesy “name” jokes. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Oh, Men’s Health, I think I owe you a thank you note! Just when I think I’ve run out of stuff to blog about, you never fail to provide something so silly, so ridiculous, I’d be a fool to pass up the opportunity to poke some some fun. Today’s gem is an article called “50 Things Women Wish Men Knew,” which should really be called “20 Things Every Man Should Know Before He’s 10 and 30 Things Only Terribly Insecure, Needy, Neurotic Women Want Their Men To Know.” After the jump, 10 things from the article I can’t imagine any woman I know wishing her man knew about her. Keep reading »
It was another sad weekend in celebrity deaths. First Walter Cronkite, former anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” died in New York on Friday at the age of 92. Cronkite was known for his straightforward news delivery and for having the best voice ever. In fact, a 1972 poll found that Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America.” [CBS]
Then yesterday, Frank McCourt who wrote the uber-depressing-but-amazing Angela’s Ashes, died at age 78. Before writing this Pulizer-Prize winning book, McCourt taught creative writing in New York City. [CNN]
RIP guys! Also, is it just me or do they look an awful lot alike? Keep reading »
Starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Full disclosure. I knew I was going to be in love with this movie before I even saw it. Typically, this kind of over-hyping would cause me to end up being disappointed — “Marie Antoinette” directed by Sofia Coppola suffered this fate — but not so. I laughed, I cried, and Ryan Gosling, poor thing, has been usurped by the wonderfulness that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I know, I can’t believe it either.
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Auditions for the next season of “American Idol” are fast approaching, but wannabe singers may not be the only ones who are asked to leave the stage. Judge Paula Abdul‘s contract is up and she hasn’t been offered a new one yet. The producers are keeping quiet about what they plan do to with Paula, which is pissing off her reps. Paula’s manager said, “It does not appear that she’s going to be back on ‘Idol.’” Rumors that Paula may be leaving have sparked a “Keep Paula” movement on Twitter. It’s the second highest topic on the Twitterverse, right after “Indonesia Unite” and right before … “SpongeBob?” If Paula is giving up her judge’s chair, whatever will she do with her life? Here are our suggestions. [LA Times] Keep reading »