“In the past, I avoided exercise because it brought back terrible feelings. I wasn’t ready. And I was scared that maybe I was going to be addicted again. That’s a fear that goes through your mind, whenever you’re getting over an addiction or a disease like anorexia, yeah, I absolutely was worried. But then I guess you could say my life changed in a really drastic way. For one, there was a split-up that I went through that was very difficult, and I thought, ‘You know what? I need to be in a good place. I need to find me again.’ So I went with my grandmother to Patagonia.[...] And I went backpacking for three weeks and I came back and I had lost some weight. And basically I’ve been traveling ever since. This is just how my body is now. It’s great. I have to be honest, when I was a size 12, I was just like, ‘This is how it is. Just accept it, like, love it. And I did.’ And then to have it change all over again, it’s kind of been an adjustment for me. It’s been strange, actually, because it’s not something I’ve been trying to do.”
— Crystal Renn talks to New York magazine about embracing exercise again after an eight-year hiatus, and how her new lifestyle has changed her body. [via NYMag.com] Keep reading »
So, supposedly, Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent aren’t dating. Our beloved Chelz has gone out of her way to tell us this, on repeat. But then over the weekend, she apparently brought Fiddy to one of her good friend’s birthday parties. And introducing a cute guy to your friends is, well, fairly couple-y behavior. If she really wants these rumors to go away, she should just keep her distance from 50 Cent. At least in public. [People]
After the jump, more things you should avoid if you want people to believe you’re not dating the person you’re denying seeing. Keep reading »
I have spent many an hour studying Jon Hamm’s raw, natural manliness. But is studying “Mad Men” in the ivy-colored halls of academia an equally frivolous pursuit? The University of California at Berkeley, a.k.a. a school with free-thinkin’ hippie roots, offers a two-credit class in which students analyze “Mad Men” like a work of literature. Keep reading »
Kelly Valen, author of The Twisted Sisterhood, has a bone to pick with women, particularly with the mob mentality that can evolve when a group of girls gets together.
She, like so many females, had a Bad Sorority Experience back in the day. A really bad one, in fact: After she lost her virginity to a fraternity pledge in what was then known as a “ledge party” — i.e., an unbeknownst-to-her public deflowering with all of his frat brothers looking on — her sisters turned against her, eventually blackballing her from the sorority house.
Decades later she ran into one of those same “sisters” at a Pet Smart one day, and was surprised to find her former sorority nemesis chasing her through the cat food aisle — “Kelly! Kelly! Is that you!?” — acting as if none of it had ever happened. Read more … Keep reading »