A big butt makes Sir-Mix-A-Lot horny, but it can make you healthy. New research suggests the fat responsible for causing pear shapes, like those of Beyonce and J. Lo, may protect women from developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School injected mice with buttocks and hip fat from other mice. The injected mice easily used the insulin hormone and were able to make better use of the insulin. Insulin is the main hormone linked to diabetes and many diabetics take it regulate their blood sugar. The mice also lost weight. Keep reading »
New York City is hoping people will forget Vegas and start getting married in the Big Apple. On Monday, a new 24,000-square-foot space opens, complete with photo walls for taking pictures, video screens to monitor wait times, wedding chapels with gauzy curtains and painted murals, and a shop selling fresh flowers, disposable cameras, and fake diamond rings for $9. The new space was designed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s favorite decorator, Jamie Drake, who worked on his Upper East Side town house. “We want to be the wedding destination of the world,” said Deputy Mayor Patti Harris. This goal is not unreasonable. In 2008, NYC issued nearly 70,000 marriage licenses, while Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, issued 95,888. Since I’ve never been married or anything, I was kind of shocked to find out it costs just $35 to get a marriage license in New York, and having your ceremony at the new Marriage Bureau is $25 extra. The memories? They’re priceless, of course. [HuffPo] Keep reading »
We are ecstatic to announce that Taylor Lautner will retain his role as Jacob Black in “New Moon,” the second movie in the “Twilight” series. Lautner hasn’t had many roles as a teenager, but he has worked consistently since he landed his first role in 2001. More facts about him after the jump. Keep reading »
Six months after putting up a Facebook profile, I’m utterly bored. I’ve said it. I’m sure I’ll be assaulted by the Facebook cultists, but it’s true. Keep reading »
If those Rachel Zoe ringtones weren’t enough to satisfy your fashion-for-your-phone appetite (or if they weren’t compatible with your iPhone), now you can get Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley on your cell, thanks to Cityfile. The Vogue editor-in-chief gives you style advice: “Jeans and T-shirts can be equally fashionable as an Oscar de la Renta ballgown.” And the editor-at-large has a few words for those trying to get into the fashion biz: “Don’t be so fabulous that you can’t Xerox!” which would be an excellent ringtone for when your boss calls. [Cityfile via Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Rumor has it, NeNe Leakes, from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is leaving the show. But don’t worry! NeNe is in talks to get her very own show, a spin-off which focuses on her life. What life?! NeNe, you run some bogus foundation. And as much as we love you, you are NOTHING without Kim and Sheree to fight with. What are we going to do? Watch you as you feed your sweet, old husband, drive around in your Escalade and look for your real daddy? BORING. Keep reading »
A Long Island surgeon doesn’t want to fight his estranged wife for the million dollar pad they shared. Instead, he wants the kidney he donated to her. But he’ll settle for $1.5 million compensation. Keep reading »
My birthday is May 1st. My boyfriend’s birthday is June 15th. In March we’ll have been dating for eight years. I’m ready to get married and move the relationship forward. I was going to move in with him a few months back, but he said he knew that wouldn’t “entirely get him off the hook.” I know he is not ready to get married, nor does he know if he wants to have kids, while I know I do. He says I’ll just spend all his money, while I’ve said I would sign a pre-nup. Should I stick it out? I think I know the answer, but I’ve been too scared to break up with him.
To make my life more complicated, there is a guy; he is a Cancer (and seven years younger), and he has been wanting to date me badly. I can’t stop thinking about him. I keep stalling on doing anything because I don’t want to cheat on my boyfriend and I also don’t necessarily want to jump from my boyfriend to another guy. Please help! I need some advice! – Lost Taurus Gal Keep reading »
Carrie Underwood, arriving at the People’s Choice Awards, where she won Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Country Song.
Vivienne Westwood, the British fashion designer who created the wedding dress Sarah Jessica Parker wore in the “Sex and the City” movie, hated the film and thinks she can write a better one. The 67-year-old, who walked out of the premiere after ten minutes, has asked SJP to let her write the plot for the sequel. No word yet whether she’ll be taken up on her offer, but we can’t help wondering what Michael Patrick King, writer and director of “Sex and the City,” thinks about it…not to mention stylist Patricia Field, whose designs for the movie Westwood publicly criticized. “I thought ‘Sex And The City’ was supposed to be about cutting-edge fashion,” she said after the film was released, “and there was nothing remotely memorable or interesting about what I saw.”
So what do you guys think? If Vivienne Westwood writes the sequel, will “Sex and the City” be better than ever? Do you even care what the plot is, or are you happy just seeing the girls again and all the great fashion? [Telegraph.co.uk via NYMag] Keep reading »