The Female “Happy Ending” Massage

Chances are you’ve heard the story: an unmarked door leads to a dimly-lit massage parlor where women with strong hands and tolerant smiles await a train of libidinous male patrons. The “happy ending” tale is all too common, a mixture of truth and urban legend that captivates male imaginations even in an age of casual sex and unlimited Internet porn. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Mommy, I’m Scared

Marilyn Manson goes out for sushi in Hollywood. Sushi and absinthe? Sushi and blood? Sushi and young impressionable starlets? [Los Angeles, 5/12/09] Keep reading »

Woman Hides Her Mom’s Dead Body To Collect Pension Checks. Plus, Other Money-Hungry Peeps.

Yeah, money is tight these days. But some people are going to crazytown lengths to score some moolah. After the jump, the deets on a woman who faked her (and her son’s) kidnapping to get ransom money, a postal worker who stole and sold $20K worth of stamps, and a woman who kept her dead mom’s body in a spare bedroom for six years to collect the pension checks. Ever heard of getting a second job? Keep reading »

Push Out The Dirt With A Laxative Facial

Here’s a different kind of poop facial. Swiss Kriss is an herbal laxative that’s been around forever and includes flakes of dried senna leaves, licorice root, fennel, dandelion, peppermint, and peach leaves. Today, I noticed on the box — um, that, you know, was in my friend‘s medicine cabinet — that it has directions for a facial sauna. Dump the box into a pan of simmering water and stand over it with a towel on your head. The herbalized steam “penetrates and cleanses every pore. The beads of perspiration coming from the open pores loosen accumulated make-up, rancid oils, and every bit of dirt in just minutes.” Intrigued, I tried it.

I lasted about 20 seconds before the “herbalized steam” caused a coughing fit and fear set in that the laxative going straight to my pores would cause a different type of cleansing. It’s worth a try, however, to take that constipated look off your face. [$8.12, LuckyVitamin.com] Keep reading »

Quickies!: The Return Of Boy George

  • Prison seemed to do Boy George’s body well. He emerged from prison on Monday with a bounce in his step and looking significantly slimmer. [PopEater]
  • Could Katie Holmes be the woman who recently filed for divorce in this blind item? [Dlisted] — If she is, then there goes her career.
  • Heidi Klum and Seal’s white trash-themed wedding ceremony isn’t that novel of an idea, but it does highlight fashion’s current love affair with everything trailer park. [Refinery 29]
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    Quick Pic: Michelle Obama And Her Makeup Artist Share Eyeshadow

    At left, Michelle Obama. At right, Michelle Obama’s makeup artist, Ingrid Grimes-Miles. Don’t their faces look eerily similar? See, ladies? The shape of your eyebrows and your makeup can change your face. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

    Cheapskate: Ann Taylor Loft Isn’t Only For Your Mama

    It used to be that the only time we ventured into Ann Taylor Loft was to buy our mother a gift card for her birthday. Recently, we walked past the store’s window display and thought: Either the retailer has gotten a youthful makeover or our tastes have matured. We don’t know which one of the two happened, but what we do know is that Ann Taylor Loft has some awesome and affordable finds that won’t make us look anything like our moms. In August, Ann Taylor Loft will sell a collection of jewelry designed by Lulu Frost’s Lisa Salzer. Looks like we’ll have to make another trip! Keep reading »

    Recessionista Report: Destination Weddings, Health Costs, And Domestic Abuse

  • Destination Weddings: A growing number of couples are choosing to say “I do” under the Caribbean sun, rather than having a traditional wedding in their hometown, even though we’re in a recession. A survey by Destination Weddings predicts the destination wedding industry will grow to $16 billion this year, compared with $13 billion last year and $3 billion in 2001. A destination wedding at an all-inclusive resort can be cheaper than a traditional wedding. “Weddings at home tend to be larger,” said Cathy Preece, a tourism industry expert who represents the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. “Brides who are here have their mother who says you have to invite this person and this person.” But the couple having a destination wedding tends to only invite close family and friends — 48 guests, on average. Unfortunately, destinations that are farther away haven’t had the surge that the Caribbean, Mexico, and Florida have enjoyed. [Reuters]
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    The Curse of the American (Idol) Male

    We were bummed last week when Ali Iraheta got the chop after what seemed like a flawless, if somewhat copycat, rendition of Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby.” The top three is now a total sausage-fest—only Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and Danny Gokey remain. If these dudes are smart, they should be scheming up ways to get eliminated this week. “Idol” history proves that no dude in the top two ever goes on to good. Check out the bad luck that’s befallen the top male Idols. Keep reading »

    The Classy USB Drive For High-Fashion Geeks

    We’ve always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it’s the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big price tag ($240) to match. The jump drive attached to our keychain will have to do until we marry James Bond. [Swarovski] Keep reading »

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