I feel like a tranny a lot of the time. I don’t know, I’m…large? They put me in six-inch heels, and I tower over every man. I’ve got this long hair and lots of clothes and makeup on. I just feel really big a lot of the time, and I’m surrounded by a lot of tiny people. I feel like a man sometimes.
— Blake Lively in the May issue of Allure Keep reading »
And gets a bloody nose while doing it! [Filming "The Rum Diaries," Puerto Rico, 4/14/09] Keep reading »
Potty Parity laws are bringing much needed real estate to the millions of women sick of waiting in line to pee. From mildly irritating to downright hazardous to our health, the lack of women’s toilets in sports venues (and everywhere else) is flush with problems. The New York Times gives us a peek into pooper politics. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Most little girls have dreamed about actually living Madonna’s “Material Girl” video at some point. I mean, who doesn’t want a diamond ring for every finger? This greedy dream is slightly more attainable now that luxury retailers like Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Judith Ripka, Di Modolo, and Damiani have started offloading their wares through the Madison Avenue Sample Sale, which brings high-end products straight from the designers’ showrooms to various cities across the country. The next sample sale is in New York City, but you should check the website to see when your city will play host. Soon you’ll be able to shop online also. Here’s a big thank you to the recession! [Madison Avenue Sample Sale via NYMag.com] Keep reading »
What a day it is for Paul Rudd fans! Ahem, today:
- We discovered the above clip of Paul Rudd on “Sesame Street,” dressed up as the Earth, singing about environmentalism!
- We listened to Paul Rudd read from a bodice ripping romance novel on ABC News.
- We bookmarked the blog Paul Rudd Loves You — and you should too!
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Dream girl/rocker Emily Haines, and her electronic indie rock outfit Metric have just released their new record, Fantasies. But all those things she imagined are now, four records later, more like Emily’s reality. And as a committed career gal, she still wants more! Fantasies was a year-and-a-half in the making because the band had been on the road for a long ass time and needed to, as Emily put it, “reconnect with our humanity.” However, from the sounds of tracks like “Stadium Love” and “Help I’m Alive,” it seems she got frustrated and bored with her own success and the men back home. So, if you’re looking for a friend who can dish dirt you can empathize with while making you want to shake it (off), Metric’s got your back! [$9.99, Amazon]
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“Hannah Montana: The Movie” raked in $34 million smackers this weekend, double what was expected. But Miley Cyrus promises that this movie, in which her character goes to Tennessee and decides to officially give up performing as her alter ego, is fo’ reals her last time playing Hannah. [LA Times] — If you listen closely, you can hear girls across the country crying themselves to sleep in their Hannah Montana pink pillowcases. Keep reading »
Even Botox can’t stop Kathie Lee from showing she actually has feelings. The daytime diva got all misty eyed after she made a guest appearance on her old daytime talk show today. [New York City, 4/14/09] Keep reading »
It’s my favorite time of year again, and not because abundant sunshine and sandal-wearing weather is finally on the horizon, but because it’s the season for Apartment Therapy’s Smallest, Coolest Home Contest. Now in its fifth year, the home design contest is open to anyone who lives in a home 1,200 square feet or smaller. Finalists are chosen from several categories and winners are awarded $2,000 gift certificates from Room&Board. This year’s contest is now closed to new entries, but as a reader you can vote for finalists every day through Sunday the 19th, then for vote for the final four through April 29th, and then vote for a grand prize winner through May 4th. If you love peeking into people’s homes and getting a glimpse of the way they live their lives, you can easily while away hours surfing through the photos of well-designed (and sometimes, not-so-well-designed) rooms and floorplans. Last night, for example, I had terrible insomnia and was able to fill some time between one and six a.m. looking at every single contest entry. After the jump are my faves to win. Keep reading »
A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that sperm can’t fertilize an egg immediately after entering the female reproductive tract. No, sperm are fickle little guys. An activation process scientists call “capacitation” has to take place in them. Basically, the cells in the sperm have to be “turned on” for them to do their deed. So, not only do you and your man have to be in the mood to make babies, but so do his male reproductive cells. Researchers are working on figuring out what gets sperm in the mood. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »