We See Chick Flicks, Er, Action Movies Starring Dearly Departed Aussies: The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, & Gary Oldman
Directed by Christopher Nolan

Before walking in the theater (and for the record, I bought my ticket four days in advance because it was obvious every showing the opening weekend was going to sell-out) I already knew The Dark Knight was going to be my favorite movie that I’ve seen in awhile. And I told everyone I knew. Which is why it’s a good thing it did turn out to be as amazing as I expected, because I HATE having to lie in order to save face. Unlike a lot of movies that are way overhyped and don’t live up to our expections, cough, Sex and the City, cough, The Dark Knight, and especially Heath Ledger, was everything I hoped and more. I left really psyched and also really pissed off that Heath was dead and wouldn’t be back for the third in the new series of darker Batman movies, while idiot trolls like Brooke Hogan still walk around flapping their gums. Sigh. Not fair. Anyway, if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want a second spoiled, don’t read on.

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Poll: How Old Were You When You Went On Your First Date?

iCarly‘s 15-year-old star Miranda Cosgrove told People she hasn’t gone on a real date yet. “I can go on double dates with my friends. It’s the big time to get a boyfriend, I guess. My best friend goes on a date and calls me and tells me all the details like 20 times.” This got us thinking about our first dates…I think my mom drove me and the boy to the movies. Keep reading »

NYC Abandons Plans To Stop Public Transit Pervs

While any woman who has ever ridden public transportation most likely has a story about some jerk who copped a feel or a shifty-eyed loser who made her switch cars, almost none of us come forward to complain about the creep. So back in March, Boston launched a campaign to bust pervs on public transportation. Working with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, they posted subway ads encouraging woman to tell the authorities when they experience unwanted sexual advances on public transit and even policewomen went under cover to catch the cretins. Thanks to their efforts, Bostonians have begun to take action too and there has been a spike in reported cases. Mission accomplished! New York was supposed to following in their footsteps to curb a similar sexual harassment problem in the city, but before the ads were even posted, they were pulled. Keep reading »

Crave: Coral Branch Hoops

These coral earrings are both sophisticated and organic-looking. Although they do resemble real coral (your friends will think you took a secret weekend getaway), they’re actually made of painted wood, which keeps them from being too heavy on your earlobes. With their light weight and bright color, they’re the perfect finish to a light and airy summer ensemble. [$43, Pretty Little Thing @ RavinStyle.com]
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The Dark Knight Is Bad For Small Bladders

Over on the Los Angeles Times blog All the Rage, Monica Corcoran complains that The Dark Knight is too long for its female fans. At 2 hours and 32 minutes in length, the movie is tad lengthy, and when Monica watched the movie on Sunday, seven women took bathroom breaks at the two hour mark. While movies like Titanic (3 hours, 17 minutes) and Sex and the City (2 hours, 22 minutes) are practically as long or longer than The Dark Knight, adrenaline makes us have to go to the bathroom, and there wasn’t much in SATC that would cause nervousness, unless you got all spastic about Big leaving her at the altar, which happened in the first hour anyway. As for how not to miss out on the action, we recommend forgoing beverages at the concession stand. [LA Times]

Amelia saw the movie this weekend and didn’t run into any issues with a bladder that overfloweth, but for a more varied sample, she took a poll of other women she knows who saw it. Their responses (via IM and Tumblr) after the jump… Keep reading »

Japanese iPhone Doesn’t Allow For Sneaky, Dirty Pictures

Apparently the iPhone being sold in Japan is slightly different from the U.S. version. A freelance journalist based in Tokyo reported that even when its in silent mode, the Japanese version makes a shutter sound when the user takes a photo. This is because Japanese phone manufacturers don’t want to be seen as supporting the taking of upskirt pictures (photos taken up the skirts of girls). If this is true, it’s great for Japanese women, but now I’m a little concerned about the American version’s ability to take silent photos. We must all be careful as we walk up stairs while wearing skirts. [Nobilog Returns via CrunchGear] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Brooke Hogan Demonstrates Why She Should Not Vote

“You know what? I am actually not that much into voting. I think it’s kinda crazy that a woman is running, because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff. Like, I’m so moody all the time, I know I couldn’t be able to run a country, ‘cause I’d be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, ya know?” — Brooke Hogan Keep reading »

Hotness Awards Nominations From College Candy!

We’re asked some of our friends to tell us who they nominated for the Hotness Awards. Today the girls from College Candy tell us their picks. Check ‘em out and prepare yourself to see which of their choices made the final list, later this week when we start the voting! Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan Holds Pinkies, Not Hands

Lindsay Lohan is the kind of girl who creates trends just by existing. Take, for instance, 6126, the line of leggings she co-designed. Despite the fact that leggings are so last year, the girl’s line sold out at LA store Intuition just a week after debuting. It wouldn’t surprise us if “holding pinkies” becomes the new version holding hands as a result of Lindsay and girl “friend” Samantha Ronson sneaking pinky-finger grabs all night at Sephora’s 10th anniversary party last Thursday in New York. Not only is this finger-holding technique discreet, but it’s also perfect during the summer when skin-on-skin contact causes excessively sweaty hands. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Look Tough

…but they need earplugs. [At the Laguna Seca Moto GP, Monterey CA, 7/20/08] Keep reading »

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