You’ve Heard Of Shoenistas? Well Get Into Sneakerheads!

Stilettos aren’t the only kind of footwear enjoying a cult following. An increasing number guys —and girls —are developing a sneaker fetish that rivals anything Carrie Bradshaw ever had for Manolo Blahniks. The diehards are officially called “sneakerheads” and they are shelling out anywhere from $250 to well over $1000 for specialty kicks like classic Air Jordans or the brand new (and already sold-out) Air Yeezy’s, designed by Kanye West for Nike. Sneakerheads are a clean bunch and refuse to walk through grass or dirt to preserve the pristineness of their sneaks.

Proof that this phenomenon is reaching a fever pitch? Sneaker Pimps, an international convention which was launched in 2003 by Australian skater Peter Fahey, had only 200 attendees its first year. Earlier this month, the sixth annual Sneaker Pimps convention was held in Atlanta and guests were in the thousands. Outkast artist Big Boi, a self-confessed sneaker-holic, was in attendance and said, “You can really tell a lot about a person through the shoes, so I always like to keep me a fresh pair.” We know the feeling. [CNN] Keep reading »

Make It Stop: Jon & Kate Dominate The Tabloids

Jon & Kate Plus 8? Make that nine. The embattled couple has been on over nine tabloid magazine covers in the last month, including four consecutive Us Weekly covers. Seriously, I nearly didn’t buy the fourth this morning, but my addiction to celebrity gossip is a tolerant son of a bitch. Honestly, I know that people are interested in the Gosselins — the season premiere on Monday racked up 9.8 million viewers — but how many more words can possibly be written about these idiots? He’s a cheater! She has bad hair! They have eight kids! The end. Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Gives Reality TV A Second Shot. But Why?

Jessica Simpson made headlines with her MTV reality show “Newlyweds,” especially after her famous Chicken of the Sea line. The show ended, as did Nick and Jess’ marriage. That’s why I was surprised to hear that Simpson is giving reality TV a second try with a new show, “The Price of Beauty.” This time around, the focus will be on “society’s scrutiny of women’s bodies.” Simpson, who has received a lot of flack in the press for a spike in weight exaggerated by a very unforgiving pair of high-waisted jeans, pitched the idea to several networks, according to Us Weekly. “The idea behind the show is that she and a friend set off on a road trip around the world in search of what people find beautiful and why,” a source from the magazine said. Keep reading »

Quick Vid: See Spot Squat

If we had to pick one exercise we have the ultimate love/hate relationship with, it’d be squats. That’s why we were particularly impressed by this adorable dog who does them with ease. Seriously, the pooch could give Richard Simmons and Kim Kardashian a run for their buns of steel. (P.S. Urban dictionary has a totally different idea of what a squat dog is.) Keep reading »

Who’s America’s Sexiest Comedienne?

Obviously, we are big Tina Fey, Amy Sedaris, and Aisha Tyler enthusiasts. So we immediately clicked on this Huffington Post poll about 15 of the leading ladies of funny. But—wait—it asks readers to rate the women on their looks? Even HuffPo acknowledges that it’s a “poll of ridiculous proportions.” Sure, these women are beautiful. But it’s their wit, slapstick antics, and all-around hilariousness that stole our hearts. So while we wished they asked, “Who’s the funniest comedienne?” we decided to take a look at the current rankings. What we found may surprise you. Keep reading »

Photo Face-Off: Cindy Crawford Vs. Katy Perry

Cindy Crawford is the new face of some cheap-ass shampoo. The forty-three-year-old fashion model is hocking Austria’s Beauty Kiss line, which entails looking sexy while soaking wet in what looks to be a dungeon. Hmm, looks just like Katy Perry’s bondage cover for the June/July 2009 issue of Complex. So who do you think would wield a whip better? Keep reading »

Crave: ACT Permanent Vegan Hair Color

Vegans want to look good, but the beauty industry has a habit of ignoring their desire for completely animal-free products. At least until now. Advanced Cosmetic Technologies (ACT) has developed the beauty industry’s first entirely plant-based permanent hair color. The hair color is formulated with very pure, natural plant dyes that enhances existing color, covers gray, and adds highlights without any harmful, synthetic chemicals or peroxide. And, you won’t feel the least bit guilty for using this product because the packaging and insert materials are made from Forest Stewardship Council certified paper and 80 percent post-consumer waste and the packages are printed with soy-based inks using wind-generated energy. If only beauty was always this natural. [$29.99, Advanced Cosmetic Technologies] Keep reading »

Segregated Proms Still Exist

The debate about senior prom usually focuses on whether to go, what to wear, and who to take. But in Georgia’s Montgomery County the prom-related question that often arises is whether to adhere to the tradition of segregated proms. Each year, white students from Montgomery County High School attend what is referred to by many students as the “white-folks prom,” and the black students attend the “black-folks prom,” which is open to anyone, but few if any whites attend. Neither proms are sponsored by the high school. Instead, they’re organized by student committees with the help (and input) of parents. Students of both races say they have interracial friendships and relationships. “But it’s the white parents who say no. … They’re like, if you’re going with the black people, I’m not going to pay for it,” Terra Fountain, a white 18-year-old who graduated last year and is now living with her black boyfriend, told the New York Times. Keep reading »

Five Things I Learned From Last Night’s “Real Housewives Of New Jersey”

We took yet another trip down the Garden State Parkway last night with Caroline, Dina, Danielle, Teresa and Jacqueline—and although I think this episode was more of a precursor to next weeks Danielle bombshell, it served up the usual nutzo Jersey fare. Here are the five gems (as I see it) from last night’s hour: Keep reading »

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