Who Should Jon Gosselin Date Next?

Jon Gosselin really knows how to play the field. First we thought he was a dating a 23-year-old schoolteacher who would be appearing on the TLC show. Then he was trotting off to France with Kate’s plastic surgeon’s daughter. Now the NY Daily News is reporting that the father-of-eight arrived and left a dinner party with a Star Magazine reporter. Jon sure is making the rounds, but we’re not so impressed with his choices. Here’s who we wish he’d go after. Keep reading »

Check This Out: Fashematics.com

Don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology … but when it comes to arithmetic, we’re pros. Especially when math is fashion-related, like at Fashematics.com, a hilarious blog that decodes a style’s sum of its parts by adding up different influences to speculate on how a designer arrived at his inspiration. OK, so the posts aren’t that complex and analytical, but rather, well, here’s an example: How did Alexander McQueen come up with that infamous puffy coat/bubble-headed runway look? One dash of tribal art, plus a pinch of BMX biker. And Miu Miu’s to-die-for fall ’09 orange print dress? One half tire track, one half snake. Some of the observations, however, are spot-on, like the take on Francesco Scognamiglio’s blue blouse, which actually does look like a combination of orchids and Italian cake. In the mix you’ll also find some equally funny, but non-runway related equations: Cupcake + steak = McDonald’s Cheeseburger Deluxe, or photocopy machine + Mr. Burns of The Simpsons + a skeleton = W Magazine.

If only being on the math team had been this fun in high school. [Fashematics.com] Keep reading »

“True Blood” Recap: Jason Is Rewarded

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 »

What Does “Being A Gentleman” Mean These Days?

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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 »

TREND ALERT: SUNGLASS ACCESSORIES

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 »

Buck-Wild Bushes: Secret Service Agents Dish About The Bush Twins In A Tell-All

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 »

Hot Outta the Oven: How To Make a Cream Puff

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 »

Couple With The Same Name Ties The Knot

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 »

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Wish Men Knew About You

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 »

RIP Walter Cronkite And Frank McCourt

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 »

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