As you’ve probably read, Farrah Fawcett has terminal cancer and isn’t doing well. While Fawcett and those around her are praying for a miracle, it’s likely she’ll pass away soon. But what photo of her will they use for her obituary: something glamorous or less so? The one of her posing in a red swimsuit is her most famous, but it doesn’t exactly seem appropriate.
According to a study of obituaries in the Plain Dealer, the number of “age-inaccurate” photos accompanying obituaries has more than doubled since the late 1960s. In 1967, about 17 percent of obituary photographs in the paper showed the deceased at least 15 years younger than they were when they died. In 1997, it was 36 percent. Keith Anderson, an assistant professor of social work at Ohio State University said the results reflect society’s views on aging and appearance: “Our findings suggest that we were less accepting of aging in the 1990s than we were back in the ’60s.”
Yep, we’re all afraid of getting old. When someone dies, you don’t want to think of them at their worst. Instead, you want to remember the good old days. It’s likely that this is even more true of Hollywood stars, especially those who are most well-known for work they did earlier in their lives. [LiveScience] Keep reading »
The Post-It note has a bad rap. After Berger the narcissistic novelist dumped Carrie Bradshaw via Post-It on “Sex In the City,” the sticky yellow paper has been seen as a wussy way to get served. Of all the horrible ways a gal can get dumped, this message was by far the worst! But last night on the “Grey’s Anatomy” season finale, McDreamy and Meredith vindicated the little square. When they ran out of time to get married for real, the two exchanged memos, er, vows, and sealed it with their signatures on a Post-It note. We hope the marriage sticks too! Keep reading »
The Huffington Post reports five things not to do on a date. They include talking about an ex, being cheap, and getting drunk. (Really? Getting drunk made the list? We can fondly remember many dates when getting drunk was the saving grace!) While we agree with some of the list, we can’t help wondering why they stopped at five. Drawing on our own dating past for inspiration, we can think of plenty more dating don’ts to include. After the jump, 15 more things never to do on a date.
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She’s got eight rugrats underfoot. Her husband Jon may have a 23-year-old woman on the side. But what’s keeping Kate Gosselin, the matriarch of the “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ brood, sane?
Her hair. It seems viewers can’t get enough of Kate’s hedgehog ‘do, which features long, highlighted strands in the front and spikes in the back. “Everybody wants it,” she bragged to Entertainment Weekly. “My hair stylist gets calls from all across the country.”
But you can’t have it, beyotch! “I have very, very thick hair, so it’s not going to work for everybody,” she warned.
You’ve got to admit, Kate personal life might become tabloid hell if “Jon & Kate Head to Divorce Court,” but at least she loves her hair. Sometimes, we know, that’s all we need. [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »
Kate Winslet is suing the Daily Mail over comments the paper printed about her exercise regime. This isn’t the first time she’s sued a publication about statements regarding her body image, and we bet it won’t be the last. Kate’s “curvy girl” shape and healthy attitude about eating and exercise are as important a part of her image as puffy lips are to Angelina Jolie.
In a suit she filed for nearly $300,000 in libel damages, Kate claims an article in the Daily Mail “injured her personal and professional reputation.” The suit stems from the paper’s retort to a quote Kate had given to Elle about how she stays in shape. In the magazine, she said, “I don’t go to the gym because I don’t have time, but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home.” In “Should Kate Winslet Win an Oscar for the World’s Most Irritating Actress?”, writer Liz Jones doubted this was actually Kate’s exercise routine, and speculated that the star probably had to work out a lot more to maintain her figure. Keep reading »
Public discussion of sex is taboo in China, where even kissing your significant other in public is frowned upon. But the builders of an adult theme park are trying to change all that. Love Land will be China’s first sexually explicit theme park when it opens in October in the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing. But with the increase of swing clubs, burlesque shows, and easy-access to online porn, what exactly does an adult theme park have to offer? Not much. Guests will be greeted by a signboard bearing the park’s name straddled between a giant pair of women’s legs topped by a cheesy red thong. There are giant genitalia sculptures and butt sinks for hand washing. Love Land will feature exhibitions about sexual history and proper condom use, and it will host sex technique workshops. The park will help visitors “enjoy a more harmonious sex life,” according to Lu Xiaoqing, Love Land’s manager. “We are building the park for the good of the public,” he said. “Sex is a taboo subject in China but people really need to have more access to information about it.” China seems to be embarking on a sexual revolution. The Chinese government recently launched a sex education campaign with the goal to get people to seek STD and infertility treatment. However, Love Land sounds pretty boring for people who have been allowed to discuss sex in the open. It probably won’t be the tourist destination for foreigners seeking a bit of debauchery. For that, they’d have to head to Jamaica’s Hedonism resort. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Sometimes I think men get a raw deal. There are so many assumptions and rumors about what guys are attracted to and what they have sexual fantasies about — often perpetuated by magazines, websites, and books that speak to them (Men’s Health, I’m talking to you!). Ultimately, I think most of these are myths. For example, do men really have a virgin fantasy? Are they actually turned on by the idea of deflowering someone? I asked my guys on IM … Keep reading »
Dell recently unveiled the Della, a small, lightweight laptop made for chicks. Basically, it’s the same as any other laptop, except the Della comes in a variety of pastel colors and styles and has a bunch of cutesy accessories to go with it. Like, oh mi gawd! Why do companies market products to women by emphasizing style and trendiness rather than something substantial—like, say, function? The deets on the new Dell after the jump … Keep reading »