On Tuesday night, I went, by myself, all the way up to Harlem to watch Eddie Vedder perform solo. No one would come with me because of the distance and because, I suspect, they didn’t want to be seen with me, knowing I would act like a looney. And act like a looney I did! I was reminded why almost missing Pearl Jam in 1993 nearly sent me to suicide — because Eddie is just a phenomenal singer and performer. I even overlooked the fact that he appeared to be wearing white jeans, especially when he used a loop sampler to layer his own vocals to sound like a ridiculously awful but horny R&B slow jam. Keep reading »
A pair of old-school Levi’s from the 1890s was found in an abandoned mine in California’s Mojave Desert. The company historian for Levi Strauss & Co. thinks they’re the 201 style, a “value” (read: cheaper) version of their 501s. The jeans sold on eBay for $36,099 last week, which is three times as much as the most expensive pair of jeans we’ve heard of, which are covered with Swarovski crystals. Let this be a lesson: Classic always trumps trendy. [WWD] Keep reading »
Marriage is so out this wedding season! Only Mariah Carey is doing it, that’s how over it is. After a nuptial-less summer — not even Kate Moss made it down the aisle — we started noticing the new Hollywood trend. Longterm partnerships (sans diamonds, splashy affairs, and cheesy photos) are the must-have Ray-Ban Wayfarers of relationships! After both had failed marriages, hippie generation icons Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been going at it, without making it official, for 25 years. In an interview, Goldie claimed their secret to success is, “knowing I can walk out at any moment…that keeps things fresh.” And after going through the pain of divorce, many stars seem to agree.
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Now that Brazilian fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitch has designed a line of boldly patterned Band-Aids, fashion people are trying to convince the world that these bandages are the must-have accessory, even equating it with a bracelet or handbag. But any sane person over the age of 5 knows this is a load of bull. As someone that occasionally walks into walls, I have a real problem with broadcasting my accident-prone tendencies. I’d prefer to just wear a temporary tattoo or a Swarovski crystal tattoo or stick with my REAL kick-ass tats. Those at least don’t have the ick-factor of a Band-Aid.
Fashion types are known for wanting attention and I have no problem admiring someone’s style, but I refuse to give them my sympathy for a cut that probably doesn’t exist. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes tried this fad in the ’90s and it didn’t work. Rapper Nelly adopted the Band-Aid look in ’00s and has since abandoned it. So fashion world that I know and love, please stop this stupid trend right now before all the editors at New York Fashion Week start looking like they went to New York Presbyterian Hospital instead of Bryant Park. [New York Times] Keep reading »
Who does Balthazar Getty think he is? Well, inquiring minds (who keep reading his name over and over again) want to know! So we did a little digging on the daddy that ran off with Sienna Miller and here’s what we found out:
- LOVES: At the tender age of 16, Balthazar moved in with actress Lala Sloatman, but their relationship burned out fast. In 1989 the aspiring actor was photographed for a Seventeen magazine spread with his former girlfriend Milla Jovovich. After they split, Getty got it on with Drew Barrymore until 1991. In 2000, he married fancy-pants children’s clothing designer and couturier to the stars, Rosetta Millington. Together they have four children, but Getty said that the two separated in late-2007, before he hooked up with co-star Sienna Miller.
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Some people start dating because they are so very similar. They have the same interests, background, education, taste in dogs, and favorite dessert. Then there are couples who end up becoming more and more like their significant other as the relationship progresses, and not just in interests, but in looks. Here are eight current and former couples who began looking and dressing alike after they started going out.
Ashlee Simpson dyed her hair darker and started using a straightener non-stop when she and Pete Wentz started dating. [Photo: AP] Keep reading »
This year is definitely looking up for Beverly Hills, 90210 fans. First, The CW network is bringing back the famous zip code with new drama and characters, but some of our old favorites are set to make cameos as well. And then, to our delight, Apple has released a limited edition iPod Nano 8GB that has custom laser etching with official Beverly Hills, 90210 artwork and each iPod in this 2,000 limited edition series is numbered. You can personalize it with your name or some other self-expression. We can’t think of a better way to catch up on Beverly Hills, 90210 and the new 90210 when it starts September 2. [$269, CBS Store] Keep reading »
Ugh. REALLY, John Edwards? Really? Edwards admitted today to having an affair with Rielle Hunter and to lying repeatedly during his campaign for President. He denies that Hunter’s child is his, but says he has not taken a paternity test — he claims he cannot be the father based on the timing of the child’s birth. He maintains that he doesn’t and didn’t love Hunter and that the affair started after his wife Elizabeth went into remission from cancer. Apparently Edwards and Hunter, an aspiring filmmaker, met at a bar in NYC and then afterwards his campaign paid her to produce films for them, despite her inexperience. I cannot decide which would be worse — cheating on Elizabeth while she was battling cancer or cheating on her after she went into remission, because man, oh man, did she probably need her husband’s support during both of those times. And does the fact that he says he doesn’t “love” Hunter somehow make him less…disgusting? No way. It just makes me sick he would even address the emotional aspect of his affair, or lack thereof, as if it makes a difference. The Democratic Party better be thanking their lucky stars this guy didn’t end up their nominee. [ABC News]
Check out one of Hunter’s videos, after the jump. At around 1 minute 20 seconds, you can see Edwards blushing and flirting with the filmmaker, who is behind the camera. Guh-ross. Keep reading »
I have this theory that if I had had sexual relations with my fiance on the first date, rather than, um, later down the line (hi, future in-laws!), we would probably not be getting married, because we probably wouldn’t have had a second date. Not to make my fiance sound like an a-hole, because he really is not, but he definitely, at that single guy period of his life, was intrigued by my insistence that we take it slow. If we had slept together right away, there wouldn’t have been an excuse to see me again — like a lot of horny dudes, I’m sure he was initially interested in me for my amazingly hot body (kidding!), and, you know, a dash of my winning personality and intelligence. I know there’s a theory floating from woman to woman which says that, if you’re actually interested in a guy for more than just sex, you should wait to sleep with him until the third date — women, and I am totally generalizing here, think men lose interest if you sleep with them before that third date and also lose interest if you wait longer than that. Curious to see if this is true at all and if women give men enough credit, I decided to ask a few of the guys on my IM. And ladies? You can sleep with these dudes whenever you want. It’s clear that first date, third date, 50th date, they are down.
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The Summer Olympics in Beijing kick off tonight with the Opening Ceremonies airing on NBC at 8pm. But when the fanfare and pageantry is over, it’s time for some serious competition featuring the roughest, toughest ladies from our great land. These amazing women will really bring out our inner patriot. So for the gals who inspire us all to keep kicking butt in our own lives because they do is so well for sport, here are the Top Five Female American Olympians!
1. The first U.S. swimmer to compete in five Olympics, Dara Torres is like a fine wine that just gets better with age. Still showing us how it’s done at age 41, Torres has already won eight Olympic medals.
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