All The Bachelorette’s (White) Men

“The Bachelorette” debuts tonight, and I’ll be liveblogging all the action. In anticipation, I checked out the 30 guys who will be vying for Jillian Harris’ heart (nearly half will be sent home by the end of tonight’s episode). While the jury is out on their personalities, I’m not so psyched on the incredible sameness of the guys ABC picked. I realize not nearly as many men must apply to be on “The Bachelorette” as the number of women who apply to be on “The Bachelor,” but surely there could have been some diversity? All the guys are between 25 and 35 (seriously, 25?), sport polo shirts, and have manly jobs like “pilot,” “pizza entrepreneur,” and “lifeguard.” Based on the information, I went with my gut and guessed who would be my five favorites this season. Check their stats out after the jump … Keep reading »

Iman Says Michelle Obama Is No Great Beauty—Insult Or Truth?

Legendary model Iman must have been feeling spicy during her interview with Parade. When asked her thoughts on Michelle Obama, Iman responded:

“Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty, but she is so interesting-looking and so bright. That will always take you farther.” She didn’t stop there. “When you’re a great beauty, it’s always downhill for you. If you’re someone like Mrs. Obama, you just get better with age.”

So far, all’s quiet on the White House front with no response from a spokesperson or Michelle Obama. [United Press International]

We know Michelle is insanely stylish. Even though she’s not a supermodel, she’s probably the most attractive first lady we’ve had since Jackie O.—who was rather “interesting-looking” herself.

What do you think? Was Iman’s comment a tastefully-made point or a tacky remark? Let us know in the comments section. Keep reading »

Are There No Mature Men In Our Age Bracket?

In a Times interview with Chloë Sevigny, the 34-year-old actress dished about her love life. While she’s dated musicians in the past, she said she wants to have kids before she’s 40, and the guys her age and in her social circles aren’t cutting it:

“I don’t know where to find a successful guy. Maybe branching out into different circles? Art parties? The boys from my generation are less driven than the women. I meet great women all the time. We all go out and say, “There are so many beautiful varieties of women here. Where are the men that deserve them?”

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Remembering Our First Crushes

I love this quirky animated video, directed by Julia Pott and constructed from interviews with friends about first crushes, which, of course, got me thinking about some of my own first encounters with (usually unrequited) love. In first grade, there was Steven, whose name I used to write with my finger on fogged-up windows and mirrors, always enclosing it inside a heart. He was in love with Jennifer, who had the most enviable, super-long, silky hair. I tried to grow mine like hers, but my mother had it cut in a bob right before summer break, when I got glasses and my big, buck front teeth grew in. I think it was years before anyone had a crush on me. Keep reading »

Dating Amelia: Kissing, Control Issues, & The Sneakerhead

Last week I had a new OK Cupid date, this time with someone who fit my type. You see, I have a type that I wish were my type: guys in plaid, guys who are sensitive, guys who look like they’d be friends with Ryan Gosling, guys who are over 5’9″. And then I have my real type: the guy who I’m inexplicably drawn to and drawn to me, too. This type of guy is dark-haired, under 5’9″, and extremely confident.

This latest guy (let’s call him the Sneakerhead) fit my type to a T, but he had some bonus features: a cool sneaker collection (you can tell a lot about a guy by his shoes), a good tan (a product of his half-Argentinian ancestry), he was a hip-hop fan, and he wears glasses. Oh, and he has a tattoo. And he doesn’t have a doughboy body. He’s my real type, plus perfection. Keep reading »

“Smart Memory Bra” Perfects The Lady Boner

Ladies, hold on to your boobs. There’s yet another product that promises to give us big breasts—even if we don’t want ‘em. The new Smart Memory Bra is made of heat-sensitive foam that inflates and deflates based on body temperature. What this means: When you (and your chest) get hot and bothered, the bra will inflate to push the girls up and out. Slovenia-based Lisca Lingerie, the company that’s making the boob popper, claims the Smart Bra “will always provide the perfect fit.” Really, though, it has only one advantage over a regular bra: Ot will give you huge boobs when someone’s about to jump your bones. But what if you happen to get steamed up from the heat in church or in front of your boyfriend’s parents? I mean, do you really want a lady boner? [UK Sun] Keep reading »

The Three Ways Michelle Obama Is Influencing The Fashion Industry

To say Michelle Obama’s wardrobe has attracted considerable attention would be an understatement. The world is obsessed with what Michelle wears. She always looks so put-together yet modern — and the designers whose clothes she sports get their names in the news. But are they actually seeing an increase in business? Michelle’s fashion choices seem to have one of three effects on the industry.

First, according to WWD, the First Lady has had an effect on designers, but it’s not always by increasing their sales. Since many of the clothes that Michelle wears are beyond the average American woman’s budget, designers are seeing an increase in name recognition, but they haven’t had dresses flying off racks. Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte said they have been emailed a great deal since Michelle wore one of their creations. Thakoon and Maria Cornejo said many more stores have requested appointments to see their collections and possibly pick a few items to offer their customers. Jason Wu’s recent trunk sales around the country have caused mob scenes. These higher-end designers have seen a greater response to their designs from people outside the fashion industry, which could translate to increased business down the line. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: What’s Most Important To Kate Gosselin?

Celebrating the sextuplets’ birthday? Or getting the perfect shot for “Jon & Kate Plus 8″? [Reading, PA, 5/17/09] Keep reading »

This Proves John Mayer Is An Undatable D-Bag!

John Mayer celebrated his night-o-kisses by performing a dance outside of nightclub MyHouse in Hollywood. [TMZ] Keep reading »

The “Medge” Makes An Unfortunate Return

Last summer, we told you about the male wedge, a.k.a. the “medge.” We’re happy we didn’t see any average men wearing these shoes, but then we came across this year’s version from Acne. We’ve decided these are ten times worse than the original medge we spotted at the Fendi fashion show nearly a year ago. Seriously, a crepe bottom and leftover shearling pieces? Thank god we’re not men! [The Fashionisto via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

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