I’m at my parents’ place this week, visiting my family for Christmas. Shortly after I arrived, my mother presented me with an engagement ring. The ring belonged to my great-grandmother, who got married 80 years ago in the fall of 1928. This past summer, when I last saw my mom, I told her my boyfriend and I were talking marriage, and I asked if she could get the ring out of the safety deposit box so I could try it on at Christmas. Eager to see me married ASAP, she was more than happy to comply. Keep reading »
According to Details, decades of feminism and political correctness have turned 21st century guys into total pigs. Because they’ve been forced to play Mr. Nice Guy and suppress their baser, manlier instincts for years, today’s men are starting to revert back to some of their less politically correct, more misogynist ways. Take, for example, “Dave”: “Dave, who was in college during the P.C. era of the early nineties, is part of a generation of men who have started to wonder why they’ve been so damn well-behaved all these years — and are now letting their long-repressed roguish instincts run free.” When Dave’s not busy being married and “co-parenting” his kids, he’s sneaking off to massage parlors for “happy endings.” What it means to be a man is no longer clear, and that’s causing a return to traditionalism. (Think Don Draper incarnate.) Tired of “Yes, Dear”-ing their wives, these guys are saying to hell with all that. (Take, for example, Guy Ritchie.) So what do you think? Are men regressing into jerkhood? [Details] Keep reading »
Since your biggest erogenous zone is your brain, scientists are busy working on a vibrator for your mind! More specifically, Oxford University’s department of psychiatry is developing a small chip that would massage the pleasure center behind your eyes, the orbitofrontal cortex. Originally and successfully created to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s, researchers believe they can use the chip to increase sexual sensations, without all the messy love and aerobic BS normally required for sex. While I’ve been waiting for a sex pill, like the one in “Barbarella” (see above), this chip seems to cause the desired affect permanently. Schwinnng for life! Although, in my enthusiasm, I am getting a little ahead of the research… Keep reading »
Guy Ritchie hasn’t been divorced from Madonna for a month, yet he seems to have found someone new. Ritchie attended a London dinner party with Jemima Khan earlier this month, according to People.com. Unless you follow the U.K. tabloids, you probably don’t know much about this millionaire heiress. Keep reading »
All that Demi wants is another baby! “We’d be delighted if it happened,” Mrs. Kutcher said. “We are doing lots of practicing. And you can’t complain about practicing with him!” Hm, sound like 30-year-old Ashton’s probably just using a baby as an excuse to do it a lot.
But hopefully there will be an heir to his Kelso/Coolpix/”Beauty and The Geek”/”Punk’d” empire and we’re all for the mix of their very sexy genes! Ashton’s pretty boy good looks will probably mesh well with Demi’s sleek lady features — perhaps a bit better than Bruce Willis’ busted prizefighter melon. At 46, though, Demi, with three teen kids, is the brave one for going through whatever it takes to implant her with some of “That 70’s Show’s” seed. However, now we’re wondering if Kutcher’s hot shots for V Man magazine were actually him undergoing the medical scrutiny of in-vitro fertilization? Well, no matter, Ashton always makes baby-making look so, so attractive. [Now Magazine]
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This year has been sort of a Debbie Downer. From the stock market slump, to the shocking death of Heath Ledger, to the lame duck President’s reversal of medical rights last week, things have been looking pretty glum. But I’m ready for a clean slate! So, for those of you who are with me and SO over ye ole ’08, here are 10 things to look forward to in 2009:
1. Going To Bed With Jimmy Fallon: The former “Saturday Night Live” star will get his own late night show in Spring ’09. He’s taking over Conan’s slot and the giant ginger is moving on down into Jay Leno’s time.
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Before I went Christmas shopping yesterday, I didn’t have a single present. I walked down the street going into every store, hoping and praying that when I went inside I would have a eureka moment. But I wasn’t stressed out. In every shop there was a feeling of desperation as people grabbed every item in sight, hoping that it would work for their mom, dad, sister, brother, or someone on their list. I felt like we were all in it together, and now you can have the same feeling! Above is a feed of what everyone on Twitter is saying about last-minute Christmas shopping. It’s fun to read what preparations are going down in these final days before the holiday. If you’re on Twitter and include the phrase “last minute christmas shopping” in what you write, your tweets will be added, too. Because, you know, holidays are about togetherness, and we want to know whether you’re feeling stressed because you can’t find anything for your sister, or if you’re elated because you got your dad last BlackBerry Storm in stock.
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Our dream timepiece happens to be the Hermes double-wrapped Cape Cod watch. Unfortunately, it’s only a dream because it costs upwards of $2,000. However, this La Mer Studded Wrap Watch is a million times cheaper, (almost) as cute, and a little more punk rock, thanks to strategically placed studs. When you’re as rich as Grace Kelly you can buy the Cape Cod — this watch is for your cool, bad ass, poor, 20-something days. [$95, UrbanOutfitters.com] Keep reading »
MTV plans to launch 16 new reality shows over the next four-and-a-half months, in an effort to retain its young and flighty audience. Recent ratings show a 23 percent drop in the network’s core demographic of 12- to 34-year-olds. The new series will be in the same vein as “The Hills,” a slightly scripted success story at MTV, but will avoid the backbiting and bitchery themes of most reality shows nowadays. Instead, the shows will focus on young people accomplishing their goals and proving themselves. Gee, that sounds like “Made” to me, but hopefully MTV won’t actually interfere in the lives of these young people. But then again, is watching someone fail also entertaining? MTV probably doesn’t think so. Brian Graden, president of entertainment at MTV Networks music channels and president of Logo, said these new themes are in step with the Obama generation. If Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” video is any indication, the Obama generation also enjoys music videos. Take a look at MTV’s programming for today and you’d discover music videos only air for two hours, from 5 am to 7 am. The rest of the programming is the fluff the network (and its audience) is trying to escape. After the jump find out some of what MTV has planned for your viewing pleasure. Keep reading »