Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Is a pizza face staring back out at you from the mirror? Your skin isn’t just freaking out because you fell asleep with makeup on—you could have a strain of drug-resistant super-acne on your hands.
I mean, your face.
Antibiotic acne meds were once the salvation of the spotted. But just like the germs which develop a resistance to the widespread use of anti-bacterial hand lotions, the bacteria strain P. acnes bacterium is getting stronger and resisting the antibiotics commonly prescribed to kill it, dermatologists report. Doctors are increasingly seeing drugs are no match for super-acne, says MSNBC. In 2001, a French study found that 50 percent of samples of P. acnes bacterium were resistant to the acne antibiotic, Erythromycin. Eeeeek!
But don’t let this news stress you into another nasty breakout: Doctors are changing tactics to fight the war on zits! A derm may still prescribe antibiotics in conjunction with another medication to squelch La Resistance!, or prescribe antibiotics for a limited time, so the body can’t build up a resistance. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
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!
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]
“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 »