I have a little problem. I tend to obsess over why a guy suddenly pulls “the fade” or ends things just as they’re, seemingly, getting good. It’s one thing if the guy simply is not interested in pursuing anything further because of a lack of attraction, but what about the guy who does think I’m hot, awesome, and funny? (He did, didn’t he?) Where the hell does he go and why? According to a guy writer for Cosmopolitan, there are five reasons why guys dump women they’re “into.” I got a guy friend, whose opinion I trust, to give me his thoughts on each of them, lest I take them all incredibly seriously. Keep reading »
Most of us gave up our prima ballerina dreams right around plié. We’re starting to think we should have stuck with things, because apparently the payoff can include dancing your heart out in Chanel’s couture atélier. The lucky ballerina who got to do it was Elena Glurdjidze, a member of the English National Ballet, who wore a Karl Lagerfeld-designed tutu for the dance of “Dying Swan,” which will be performed in London’s Sadler Wells Theatre this month. With over 100 hours of work, the exquisite skirt was comprised of 2,500 feathers. In this video, Lagerfeld films Glurdijdze in the costume, dancing around the Chanel logo in his Paris studio.
Amid rumors that Karl is leaving Chanel, this film seems to only reinforce his connection with the label; Coco Chanel was a dance lover and designed costumes for a number of ballets. If Chanel made some affordable ballet flats, we’d be all up in those now, ready to show the Kaiser our fancy footwork.
Watch the video at Chanel.com. Keep reading »
A new genre of confessional literature has men opening up about what they really thought when they became a father. The dads know they’re supposed to be overcome with joy after the birth of a child, but many felt demoralized, depressed, or just plain bored. Author Michael Lewis is breaking what he calls “a great conspiracy of silence” with his book, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood, which exposes what he and other men really felt when their child was born. “I wrote my book because of this persistent and disturbing gap between what I was meant to feel and what I actually felt,” Lewis said. It’s great that men are opening up about their feelings, but if Lewis were the father of my child, I don’t think I’d want to know, let alone read, how he really feels about our little bundle of joy, er, depression. Keep reading »
In a beauty world where you can change the color of your hair, the size of your breasts, and even the length of your nose, why should those with earlobes that chafe their shoulders have to suffer? Well they don’t anymore with my latest beauty find: The Neck Stretcher. Keep reading »
Televangelist Pat Robertson has said some pretty ridonkulous things. But recently, he topped even himself when, during a conversation about a bill protecting gay folks from hate crimes, he said it’s a slippery slope towards protecting “someone who likes to have sex with ducks.” When they heard this quote, Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, who make up the group Garfunkel and Oates, made this hilarious pro-gay marriage music video, appropriately titled “Sex with Ducks,” celebrating the hypothetical freedom to “quack that swan.” So “put your beak in mine” and watch. Keep reading »
Adam Lambert is making losing “American Idol” look so, so good. Not only did he just ink a deal with RCA Records, which plans to unleash his first album early next fall. But he also scored a spot on this week’s cover of Rolling Stone looking super glamtastic. He has a neon green snake on his leg that is inches away from his crotch, eying it like a sex-crazed maniac. (Oh man, that snake is getting more action than I am.) In his interview, Adam says that (shocker) he is gay. He waited until this interview to come out because he though it would be cooler to unleash the secret to Rolling Stone rather than to some local newspaper. Adam said a “psychedelic experience” while experimenting with “certain fungeses” that made him realize “Idol” was his chance for fame. After the jump, the choicest quotes from the interview. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
We’ve talked about how you can tell the size of a guy’s penis before sampling the goods, but how can you tell how he’s gonna be in bed before doing the deed? Oh, I’m so glad you asked! Women — and men — the world over have had to learn the hard way (or, as the case may be, the not so hard way) that their new guy doesn’t have it going on between the sheets. Now you can be spared their agony! After the jump, 12 signs you know he’ll be bad in bed (without even taking your clothes off). Keep reading »
While most couples are trying to lessen the expense of their wedding during these tough economic times, couples in Japan actually rent extra family members, friends, and coworkers. In Japan, a wedding is seen as a formal event, so it must be attended by as many people as possible. Bosses usually give speeches and colleagues or friends perform at the party. But if a cousin, boss, or some other guest can’t attend, the bride or groom can hire a staff member of Office Agents for 20,000 yen ($200) to come in their place. “Suddenly, a guest might not be able to make it. Or maybe you are concerned about the gap in the number of guests you have compared to your partner. Or, there are many temp workers these days and they may be uncomfortable inviting the boss,” said Hiroshi Mizutani, who heads Office Agents, to Reuters. At one wedding, each of the groom’s 30 guests were fake friends and family. But this firm doesn’t just rent wedding guests. They also specialize in fake funeral attendees, secretaries for those that want to seem more important, and even lovers to introduce to the family. Keep reading »
We (almost) feel bad for celebs sometimes. For famous peeps, like Katherine McPhee, getting chased down by the ‘razzi on the mean streets of California is part of everyday life. But what’s a celeb to do when the cameras are rolling and their manicured feet just won’t move fast enough in those $8,000 stilettos? Well, fortuantely for celebs in swanky Beverly Hills, a certain homeless woman is willing to come a-running when things start to heat up. This woman, who goes by the name Quween on the Scene, curses, lurches, and yells threats until the paparazzi leave her celebrity friends alone. Check out these videos to see her in action. Keep reading »
The former “Blossom” star appeared on “What Not To Wear” earlier this month, and she seems to have learned a thing or two about dressing because her outfit last night wasn’t half bad! Stacy and Clinton must be so proud. [LA, 6/9/09] Keep reading »