Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
Mommy blogs are up in arms over Nickelodeon’s decision to create a “tween” version of kiddie show, “Dora The Explorer.” The new, Bratz-ified Dora trades her cute, practical bob and baby fat for long, flippy locks, trendy leggings, and a skirt — a decidedly less rough-and-tumble look for a kid who gets her kicks going on adventurers and playing sports.
In honor of Dora’s coming of age, and as a cautionary measure, we’ve assembled before and after pics of other youngsters who got a sexy makeover at the hands of puberty and a few crafty marketing executives…
How’s this for an evil/nonsensical “trend” — in South Africa, the number of lesbian women who’ve reported being raped to “cure” them of their gayness is on the rise. “What we’re seeing is a spike in the numbers of women coming to us having been raped and who have been told throughout the attack that being a lesbian was to blame for what was happening to them,” said Vanessa Ludwig, the chief executive of Triangle, a gay rights organization. Additionally, local authorities are not classifying these attacks as hate crimes when the women report them, nor are they taking significant steps in trying to solve these cases or curb them. These crimes are hardly few and far between, especially in a country where incidents of rape against women in general are disturbingly high. Keep reading »
Hugh Jackman, star of Australia, host of this year’s Oscars, and the Sexiest Man Alive recently appeared on Japanese TV, with hilarious results. Pay attention closely around the one-minute mark, because one of the Japanese hosts decides that a handshake with Jackman won’t suffice. [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
At Calvin Klein Collection’s flagship store on Madison Avenue, the windows currently display pillowcases silk-screened with the names of famous duos such as Barack and Michelle, John and Yoko, Siegfried and Roy, and Thelma and Louise. Created by artist Jonathan Horowitz as part of his “Pillow Talk Cases,” the cases are actually for sale, with proceeds going to the Art Production Fund. While we’re all about donating to good causes, we think we might steal Horowitz’s idea for our own purposes and get pillowcases customized (or write on a set with a Sharpie) to correspond to our lives. Amelia’s will read, “Amelia” and “Lucca,” while mine will say, “Catherine” and “Catherine’s imaginary boyfriend.” [CasaSugar] Keep reading »
Oh Kristen Wiig, is there nothing you can’t do? On Saturday’s episode (with musical guest Kelly Clarkson, whose new album drops tomorrow), Barbie dropped by “Weekend Update” to celebrate her 50th birthday with Seth Meyers. She revealed what we’ve always suspected about her on/off boyfriend Ken — that his little penile nubbin isn’t good for much. Keep reading »
No item of clothing says spring has arrived more than a trench coat. It is the rainy season after all. But a trench in a bright color like this creamy yellow means you’ll still look weather appropriate when it’s sunny. To change up the look, you can add a grosgrain ribbon belt or some brooches. [starts at $49.99, Gap.com] Keep reading »
In an interview with Los Angeles Confidential that just came out, Beyonce says that Jay-Z “is my first relationship.” We were curious about whether she meant he was the first guy she was serious about or if he’s the first guy she’s ever been with, period, so we did a little investigating. According to an interview last year, Beyonce had “one romance when I was 13 to 17, but we didn’t, you know…” And since then, she said she’s only had one boyfriend. At first, we were shocked, but then we weren’t humping everything in sight when we were in high school, either.
Since Beyonce is married to her supposed one-and-only, she probably won’t have to deal with the backtracking other stars have done after making similar statements (not that Beyonce ever said she waited until they were married to jump Jay, but the girl didn’t get around). After the jump, a few famous “virgins” who recanted (or got their words misstated by magazines). Keep reading »
“Slumdog Millionaire” thrust Freida Pinto into the spotlight. Since the film was nominated for (and then won) a million awards, she’s attended every major awards show, been scrutinized by the press for her clothing choices, had her relationship with Dev Patel speculated about in the tabloids, and sat in the front row at fashion shows in Milan. What’s next for the Mumbai-born rising star? Possibly a role in the next James Bond film. Rumor has it that Pinto has been asked by the film’s producer to do a screen test with Daniel Craig. Sure, being James Bond’s love interest sounds pretty sexy, but being a Bond girl isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. After the jump, a look at past Bond girls’ careers, post-007. Keep reading »
Ten years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow was a Hollywood golden girl. She won an Oscar, she dated Brad Pitt, and then she married a rock star. (Okay, he’s more like an emo star.) She even popped out a couple of cute kids and nobody said boo when she gave Apple and Moses silly names.
But, with the GOOP blog and the rabbit-food-diet rumors, Goldilocks is so tarnished, it’s no wonder she’s out of touch. Nobody wants to join Gwyn’s new NYC gym, which she is starting up later this year with her (and Madonna’s) trainer, Tracy Anderson, because the price is so ridiculous. Girlfriend wants $4,500 just to join, plus hundreds of dollars each month in fees. Just to exercise! What recession?! Gym representatives are cold-calling potential customers, but instead of joining, they’re just laughing, padlocking their wallets, and calling the tabloids. [NY Post] Keep reading »