Welcome To Barbra’s Dollhouse

In a photo spread in Harper’s Bazaar, Barbra Streisand shows off her dream home. Well … it’s a home and the block’s worth of shops she has created to display her stuff. My favorite is this pic of her in her doll shop. She also has an antique dress shop, a ribbon shop, a sweet shop, and a red room where she keeps her various awards. The block should be called “People Who Need Things.” Isn’t this just a more sophisticated form of hoarding? [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »

Dior Haute Couture Brings The Glam To Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Show

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Not to pull a #humblebrag, but I’ve been to my share of fashion shows. They’re pretty boring. I’ll go to more in the future, I’m sure, but only if work requires — with a few exceptions. Should I ever be sent an invitation to a Dior haute couture fashion show in Paris, I’d cancel my plans, sell all my furniture to afford the last minute plane ticket and book it to the nearest airport. Dior just presented their Spring/Summer 2011 haute couture collection and it was a straight-up spectacle of over-the-top, fantastical, but completely gorgeous clothes. I’m not usually blown away by models — I mean, human clothes hangers, right? — but these bitches worked it. How could they not? Keep clicking to see what I mean…

James Franco And Kate Hudson To Do A Linda Lovelace Biopic? That Sounds Familiar.

“Armageddon” and “Deep Impact.” “Capote” and “Infamous.” It’s a time honored Hollywood tradition for two movies to come out months apart about same exact topic. And it looks like it’s about to happen again. Late yesterday, Deadline.com reported that James Franco and Kate Hudson are in talks for a biopic about Linda Lovelace and her husband, Chuck Traynor, who Lovelace later said coerced her into porn. The movie will be based on the book The Complete Linda Lovelace and will be made by the dudes behind “Howl.” [Huffington Post]

It sounds pretty awesome. Except that, as you’ll remember, there’s already a Linda Lovelace biopic in the works called “Inferno.” Keep reading »

Dater X: Why I’m All About Younger Men

Last week, I met a friend for coffee and, as we sipped our cappuccinos, I pumped her for details on the date she’d been on the the night before. “It was alright,” she said, sounding unenthused. “He was just really … young.”

“How young?” I asked, worried we might be talking about a guy with a fake ID.

“Twenty-six,” she said, wincing ever-so-slightly as she pushed out the words.

“That’s not that young,” I said, rushing to the defense of this guy I’d never met. But as I pointed out that there was five years between them—not the biggest age differential ever—I could tell by the look on her face that it wasn’t going to change her mind. When you’re not feeling it, you’re just not feeling it—and I respect that. Keep reading »

“Mrs.” Is A Dirty Word

Hold your horses, this post is NOT about marriage bashing. But married ladies, I have an important factoid to share. The abbreviation “Mrs.” is actually short for the word “mistress.” In more innocent times, a mistress was the woman married to the master of the house, but as you know, the meaning of the word has devolved a bit. So, unless you enjoy referring to yourself as a homewrecker, it may be safer to make up a new prefix for married women. Like “Mar.” Your husband will be happy to know that his abbreviation, “Mr.,” is short for “master.” You may want to continue referring to him as “master,” ya know, if you’re into that kind of thing. [OMG Facts] Keep reading »

Kourtney And Kim Kardashian: The Coupled Up Versus The Single Girl

Because we haven’t witnessed nearly enough of the mundanities of the Kardashians‘ lives, E! has a brand new series called “Kourtney and Kim Take Manhattan” that premiered on Sunday. The show follows the two sisters as they open up a Dash boutique in Manhattan. I thought I would rather bang my head against a wall than watch, but I’m noticing an interesting dynamic emerging between these two. Kim and Kourtney couldn’t be at more different life stages—Kim has vowed to remain single for the year and has her mind on dudes, dudes, dudes, while Kourtney has a baby and a boyfriend who, if the previews aren’t deceptive, is going to propose soon. And like happens in so many friendships and sister relationships, the two bump heads over their relationship status. Mainly in the way the two want to spend their time outside the boutique. Keep reading »

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