I recently read Jeff Mac’s very funny book, Manslations (Sourcebooks), which is basically a phrase book for ladies to help us decipher the Language of Lads. It’s certainly a time-saver for those of us used to spending hours IM’ing our friends, dissecting last night’s date’s behavior.
But the fact is, men aren’t the only ones who say one thing and mean another . . . some miscommunications transcend gender lines. Here are eight… Keep reading »
Are you a sex machine? A bag lady? A perpetual second-place finalist? According to a new book called Ms. Typed, you just might be. Author Dr. Michelle Callahan was on the “Today Show” yesterday morning promoting the book, which offers advice based women’s dating personalities. In this clip, she explains how you can identify your type and what you can do to overcome some of your destructive dating habits. I wonder if there’s a type called “Doesn’t really want to watch televised sports” because, honestly, that’s, like, a recurring issue in ever relationship I’ve ever had.
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Fu Shitou was married to Wei Jinhua for three years before he learned his wife was a transvestite. Fu married Wei after she befriended his sister-in-law. The truth about her biology was revealed recently when Wei was stopped by police and strip-searched when she fled her home after an argument. She later confessed to a court that she is a man. Fu expressed shock that he didn’t know. “But we never had sex — I just wanted someone to take care of me,” he told police. The judges allowed Wei to go free, however. Some websites are saying Fu was gullible, but maybe he was just lonely and willing to get companionship in any way. [The Sun]
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Zac Efron (Harajuku) lovers greet the star at an airport in Tokyo, where the swine flu scare prompted his fans to proclaim their love for him via fashion statements. Perhaps they read our DIY swine flu mask story? The star was delayed for an hour as doctors checked him for the virus. We think that was just an excuse to make him take his shirt off. We so can’t blame them. [Tokyo, 5/13/09] Keep reading »
Last night, former supermodel Paulina Porizkova revealed that she got booted from her position as judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” Producers told her that she had an ego problem and had to go. They gave Paulina the news on her birthday over the phone. [KansasCity.com] Ego problem? They have met Tyra Banks, right? Paulina is hardly the first supermodel judge to strut her stuff out the “Top Model” door. Keep reading »
We were psyched to learn that L’Oreal hired “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Freida Pinto as its latest spokesperson. This is the first shot from the upcoming ad campaign. She looks … lighter. L’Oreal, have you learned nothing from the Beyonce debacle? [via Daily Mail U.K.]
Update: L’Oreal sent us this statement:
“L’Oréal Paris is thrilled to have Freida Pinto as a new spokesperson. The photo that accompanied our announcement is an existing publicity photo of Freida provided to L’Oréal by her management as we have yet to begin our initial project with her (or commenced any photography to date.) We are looking forward to working with Freida on her first L’Oreal campaign, which will take place in the near future.”
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Washington University engineers have figured out how to turn a smartphone into an ultrasound machine. This cellphone displays data from a USB ultrasound probe, which could allow for increased prenatal care in developing countries as a cell phone and probe are easier to transport and cost less than a regular ultrasound machine. Researchers say we can expect our cell phones to perform genetic testing, blood screening, and even MRIs in the next few years. Check out a demonstration of the device after the jump. [CellPhones.org via The Daily What] Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston looks sneaky on the set of “The Baster.” [New York City, 5/13/09] Keep reading »