While Americans have been focused on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe choices and how she’s advancing the careers of younger designers, women in other countries are more concerned with how she’s boosting their lives and self-worth. In India, one woman says Michelle “shows women that it’s OK to have dark skin and to not have a son,” which are normally looked down upon in her country. In Vietnam, women marvel that Michelle walks beside her husband, rather than behind him. Thu Nguyen says women in her country “are not human beings,” but Michelle shows women can do anything. Keep reading »
You already wear your heart on your sleeve, so why not wear your emotions on your ears? Check out Emotibuds, little plastic emoticon charms that affix to the outside of your earbuds. With four different colors and expressions, there’s an option to match your mood or outfit. Don the yellow pair with a laughing face when you’re listening to Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do.” If you’re in a lovestruck mood, put on the pink Emotibuds with surprised faces and blast the Cardigans’ “Lovefool.” Of course, there are days when you need to zone out to songs like Janet Jackson’s “I Get So Lonely.” At least now you won’t have to do it alone. [$18 for all four, ShanaLogic.com] Keep reading »
Andrea Wachner, a comedy writer and filmmaker, hated attending Palos Verde Peninsula High School so much that she hired a stripper named Cricket to attend Wachner’s 10 year reunion in her place. Cricket, a taller, sexier version of Wachner, wandered through the school’s halls, oozing sex and slinging insults, while Wachner provided her with names and authentic details via an audio feed. And, Wachner filmed the whole ordeal, which turned out to be a happy time for all those involved, especially the lap dance recipients. Check out the teaser for “I Remember Andrea.” [Chicago Sun-Times] Keep reading »
Paris extends more than her hand for a night out with baseballer boyfriend Doug Reinhardt. [Hollywood, 4/28/09] Keep reading »
Yesterday I wrote about a recent trend: More and more dates end in split checks. Several of my married female friends — and their husbands — were dismayed and shocked to hear about this, and so were some of you. Some believe that whoever does the asking should do the paying, while others think the guy should always pick up the check, at least for the first few dates. Recently, I went out with three guys in a row who didn’t pick up the check on the first date, and three is a trend, not a case of bad luck. So, I went to the guys on my IM to find out what the hell is going on. Turns out, I should be dating them. Keep reading »
Bea Arthur was a television comedy legend who earned her stripes — literally. Check out the brassy broad on “Golden Girls.” On camera, her characters could be total boner killers. Off camera, Bea was always bustin’ out a fashion statement that spoke even louder than her jokes. Did you know she was a leather mama? In honor of our beloved Bea, here are some Golden Girl styles that don’t need to retire. Especially during a recession, since you can steal her looks for less than early bird dinner specials.
Later this year, Disney plans to release its first animated musical featuring a black princess, “The Princess and the Frog.” Even lthough Disney is taking a big, albeit late, step by creating its first black princess, the project hasn’t been without controversy. First, Disney changed the heroine’s name to Tiana from Maddy, a stereotypical slave name. Then, the producers changed her profession from chambermaid to restaurant entrepreneur. Now, people are up in arms because Princess Tiana’s love interest, Prince Naveen, looks white. He’s described as having olive-toned skin and a slight Spanish accent — because he’s voiced by Brazilian actor Bruno Campos. Could it be that Disney, which has a history of marginalizing blacks, is actually promoting interracial dating? Keep reading »
Even when she’s not on the beach or sunbathing, Lindsay Lohan feels pants are optional. [Maui, 4/27/09] Keep reading »