Who can resist the charms of glamour queen Dita Von Teese? Not even stodgy Prince Charles, which is why he introduced himself to the attractive alabaster stranger at a Cartier event. When the Royal asked Ms. Dita what she did, she replied that she was a “dancer.” When Prince Charles unwittingly asked the dancer to do a number at Prince Harry’s upcoming birthday party in September, he had no idea he’d get more show than he bargained for. After the damage, er booking, was done, an aide informed the culturally clueless Prince Charles about Dita’s contributions to the art of striptease and he was mortified. After all, what would his mummy think?! We think under those suits and floral hats, there’s a side to the Queen that likes to get down — or at least appreciate a woman who can. But we’ll have to wait and see if the real tassel-twirling burlesque show will go on at Buckingham Palace. [Daily Star]
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The current issue of Rolling Stone features the Hotness Award-nominated band the Jonas Brothers. I was a nanny for an 8-year old not too long ago and while she introduced me to the magical world of Miley Cyrus, I have never been able to like the Jonas Brothers because she sang that song “Year 3000″ at the top of her lungs 24/7 and let me tell you, it was annoying. But I did learn something new from reading RS‘ profile of the hugely, insanely, mega popular band. According to Dr. Louannn Brizendine, author of The Female Brain:
“There’s a thing in biology we call synchrony. Basically, one girl affects another affects another, and it becomes a domino effect building up to that level of hysteria. They are getting all these brain hits of dopamine, and also oxytocin, which is a love-and-bonding hormone. Teenage girls have so much estrogen, which just catapults the level of dopamine and oxytocin in the brain, creating this sort of ecstatic rush in themselves and others. It truly is a state of ecstatic love.”
That explains the masses of crying teens whose fingers graze against Nick Jonas’ arm or the hoards of fans who welcomed the Beatles to America in 1964. It also explains why I contemplated suicide when I didn’t get Pearl Jam tickets in 1992 (my dad eventually forked over money to a scalper and saved my life). So, if the statement above is true, who had that ecstatic power over your teenage heart? Keep reading »
Why have hotels stopped stocking their rooms with little sewing kits? We were recently staying in one that actually charged guests for a few measly pieces of thread and a needle. That’s why it’s good to be prepared for the worst. This travel thread kit actually has eight strands of thread in 21 different colors — that’s 168 pieces of thread. So feel free to tear a shirt, lose a button, or rip a crotch. [$10, Kiosk] Keep reading »
“No thanks. She sang on my record. So I think she’s kind of getting back at me, because she was doing harmonies and backgrounds.” — Miley Cyrus on Katy Perry’s desire to smooch her. Aww, but you might like it! Keep reading »
Writing your initials in wet cement is the city equivalent of carving them into a tree trunk.
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
Yesterday we were cheering on our flat-chested sisters for refusing to go under the knife, but we didn’t want you to think we were worshipping at the alter of thin either. Like The Music Nerd in yesterday’s “Thoughts From Guys On Our IM”, having a little junk in the trunk, as the rappers would say, is something to celebrate too. Even small-buseted Cameron Diaz recently said, “I want a big bum!” Oh, and speaking of rappers, hip-hop has been, uh, enthusiastically celebrating the rear end since it’s first beat — that’s why we’ve compiled this list of song lyrics about big booty shakin’. But not to be showed up, a few rock bands and a old-timey band leader (below) make an appearance as well.
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Britney’s many, many breakdowns made our list of nominations for the year’s hottest controversy, but she’s come a long way since swimming in her underwear and missing drug tests due to her busy schedule. [LA Times]
|25 photographers camped outside house
||3-4 photographers camped outside house
||$1,500/photo (she’s just that boring/normal)
|Spent her time shaving head, going to hospital, being trainwreck
||Spends time inside house, at the gym/dance class, and in recording studio
|Hung out with Sam Lufti, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton
||Hangs out with parents and Mel Gibson
|Slammed for performance at 2007 MTV Video Music Awards
||Receives 2008 MTV VMA nomination for Best Female Music Video (and might perform…the president of MTV Networks Music Group said “Everyone deserves a second or third chance, right?”
|Lost visitation rights for Sean Preston and Jayden James
||Gets more time with sons when custody settlement is finalized
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After last week’s post about proposed legislation in San Francisco that would decriminalize prostitution and our poll that indicated that 73% of you not only supported decriminalization but legalization as well, we decided to take a more in-depth look at both. After the jump, we break down the differences and the pros and cons of both. There may be a soap box moment from yours truly as well.
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Shia LaBeouf was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Now, he’s not the first celeb to be accused of driving while intoxicated. Above, see a handy chart showing how much time stars have served recently after being convicted of driving while drunk or on drugs. Most celebs get probation for their first offense, but since Shia had that incident in Walgreens, the judge might not be so nice. Our bet is that if Shia is convicted and sentenced to jail time, he’ll be on the lower end of the scale and serve approximately 85 minutes. [AP] Keep reading »
Should I be worried that I think about Daniel Craig every time I have sex with my boyfriend? — Boning For Bond, via email
For the most part, fantasies are a healthy part of a sexual relationship. Letting images filter into your mind during sex is natural, and feeling anxiety about them only makes sex less enjoyable. Fantasies can be worrisome when they’re obsessive, or focus on one person. Thinking only of Daniel Craig or an ex when you have sex could signal a bigger problem with you or your relationship.
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