Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Is Insistent That I Take His Name If We Marry”

I have been dating a wonderful man for two years and we have been talking about getting married. The only problem is that it’s very important to him that I take his last name. He thinks it would make us feel more like a family and serve as a sign of my devotion to him. If I decided not to take his name, he said it wouldn’t change him wanting to marry me, but it would really hurt him. Prior to this, I had had no intention of changing my name when I got married for a number of reasons, one being that I work in a field (music) where name recognition and networking are very important, another being that I have a strong connection to my father’s family. I feel my last name is a part of my identity and I’m scared to lose that. I don’t want to hurt him since I love him and it’s so important to him, but I also don’t want to make a decision I’d regret for the rest of my life. Is there a way to make both of us happy? Please help! — Mrs. Maiden Name

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Yoko Ono Could Have Been Lady Gaga

“[Warhol] said, ‘Yoko, you should be doing like this and that. He was actually predicting something like Lady Gaga, you know, the costumes and all that. He said, ‘You should do that.’ But I said, ‘Well I’m an activist and I’m not going to do that.’ I was in a different mood then. What she’s doing is beautiful … I don’t think I would like to be too near a meat dress.”

Yoko Ono on how Andy Warhol urged to her dress like Lady Gaga back in the day. Somehow I just can’t picture Yoko in a dress made out of Kermit the Frogs, but good call, Warhol. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: The Adult Babygro

The OnePiece (better known as the “adult babygro”) is the new must-have winter wear in the U.K. Like to wear in public—not just to sleep in on Christmas Eve. Starting at only $110, you too can look like an adult baby. Waaaahhh! Bad trend! [The Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: He’s Saving Himself For Marriage

I sat at the airport, waiting to board Virgin Airlines flight 451 traveling non-stop to my sunny destination … to a friend’s wedding. I exhaled. It had been too long since I had been on a real vacation. All my vacation days seem to be designated to other people’s weddings. In the terminal, I replayed the fantasy I’ve always had that one lucky time in my life I would end up seated next to a hot man on a plane, all the planets would align, and we would join the illustrious Mile-High Club. Maybe I could even take him as my wedding date. Keep reading »

This Songbird Necklace Will Get You Singing

We’re always on the lookout for affordable, seemingly one-of-a-kind jewelry. Zedena Designs delivers on both with its handmade pieces. We’re particularly taken with the Damask Songbird on Brass necklace, which features a songbird enameled in a damask pattern and a hand-antiqued brass chain complete with Zedena Designs’ signature heart-shaped clasp. It’ll quickly become your favorite piece because it adds just the right amount of color to any outfit.

[$46.00 Zedena Designs]

Did Bret Michaels Have An Affair With Tish Cyrus?

It seemed rather abrupt when Miley Cyrus‘ parents, Billy Ray and Tish, announced that they were getting divorced last week after 17 years together. But now the tabloids are offering up a possible answer. Us Weekly is claiming that Tish had an affair with … yeah, I’m building the suspense … Bret Michaels.
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