Review: Katie Holmes Does Broadway

Last night I went and saw Katie Holmes in Arthur Miller’s play “All My Sons”. Now, originally I was going to compare Katie Holmes Broadway debut to Sarah Palin’s VP debate: As long as she didn’t run off the stage screaming, vomit, or totally blank on her lines, then it was a success. But then I realized, this was just too mean for the once lovable Joey Potter. Admit it, we all used to love Katie Holmes pre-Tom Cruise — before she became a robot and was renamed “Kate”.

Remember her on “Dawson’s Creek” as little Joey Potter who, both on-and-off- screen, dated the adorable, age-appropriate Pacey? Remember when she tried to seduce Michael Douglas in “Wonder Boys”, and we kinda wished he’d gone for her? Remember when she actually “acted” in “Pieces of April”, and came pretty darn close to pulling off quirky and deep? See! You used to like her! I did too! BUT, does this mean she belongs onstage opposite the fabulous Diane Wiest and legendary John Lithgow? Hell no, Xenu. But I’ll give her an A for effort. Keep reading »

Slideshow: Celebrity Couples Who’ve Survived “The Break”

A “breakup” becomes just a “break” when the couple in question find their way back to each other after a necessary snippet of time apart. Being in the middle of a “break”/”breakup” myself, I’ve thought a lot about the different directions this could go — a full-on “breakup” where we’re totally over, no chance of reconciliation, or a set period of time apart, where we do our own things and hopefully rediscover why we were together in the first place. Not sure what’s going to happen for me, but this is a pretty common occurance in Hollywood! After the jump, 10 couples who fell in love, broke up, and then got back together and are (mostly) living happily ever after. Proof that if you do take a break for one another, really take a break — it can give you both a lot of perspective. Keep reading »

Crave: Looby Lou Obi Belt

The Looby Lou Obi belt can dress up even the plainest white t-shirt and jeans combo, giving a casual day-at-the-park outfit a pretty twist for a night out. Inspired by the Japanese obi and adapted for the modern woman, the versatile belt can be worn a number of different ways, and best of all, it’s great for camouflaging a bloated belly…not that any of us ever need that. [$29.50, Etsy]
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Project Runway: And The Finalists Are…

The judges finally revealed on last night’s episode the three designers that will show their collections at Bryant Park. And as I suggested last week, Jerell was unfortunately auf’d. Despite my crush on Jerell, I have to admit that he deserved it. I would have been really embarrassed for him to seriously show his collection, which was more suited as a decoy. Although the final elimination was the big draw for me, the rest of the episode was equally exciting. Keep reading »

Cheapskate: If You Like Plaid, You Should Shop At JC Penney

The past couple days we’ve been exploring different stores like Wal-Mart and Kohl’s in an attempt to suss out whether they sell clothes on the cheap that we would actually want to purchase. Today, we’re looking at JC Penney, which seems to sell a lot of plaid items, including a taffeta skirt that would be perfect for a holiday party. This is wonderful for me because plaid is my favorite color. Come spring, non-plaid lovers will also flock to JC Penney, because Charlotte Ronson is designing a line for the department store. Keep reading »

Irregular Beauty Is Real Beauty

However, four scientists from Tel Aviv University think differently. They recently unveiled a new computer program that contains a “beautification engine,” which uses a mathematical formula to alter a face in a photograph to a theoretically more attractive version. According to the programmers, the program maintains an “unmistakable similarity” to the original. The software program is based on the responses of 68 German and Israeli men and women, age 25 to 40, who viewed photographs of white female and male faces and picked the most attractive ones. With this data and an algorithm involving 234 measurements between facial features, like the distance between eyes, scientists trained the computer to determine which distances were the most attractive for each individual face and choose the ideal closest to the original face. They have not developed a program that will be a “beauty estimator” for nonwhite racial and ethnic groups. Keep reading »

Project Runway’s Kenley Rips Off Alexander McQueen

The judges said it and the pictures speak for themselves (McQueen on the left, Kenley on the right). Girlfriend may not have been original, but the craftsmanship on her knockoff was still better than Jerrel’s doo-dad hot mess. Keep reading »

Peter Cook Blames Christie Brinkley For His Cheating Ways

A few months ago, I wrote about an article in New York magazine, in which the author, Philip Weiss, tried to explain why men cheat — the basis of his argument was that people, especially men, are not meant, biologically, to be monogamous and that men who cheat are just fulfilling their perfectly natural urges. Boo-frickin’-hoo, I said then, and reminded that if men who got married never promised to be monogamous, they wouldn’t have to cheat. Well, unfortunately, Weiss is not alone in making a career out of explaining and justifying cheating — Gary Neuman, a recent “Oprah” guest, has a theory of his own and has written a book on the subject, called “The Truth About Cheating”. He believes men cheat because they’re experiencing loneliness in their relationship or marriage, they’re seeking affirmation from other women, and are not getting enough attention at home. In other words, it’s your fault ladies! And Oprah isn’t the only person giving this guy credence — Christie Brinkley ex Peter Cook, who cheated on her with his 18-year-old assistant, has taken a page straight out of the Neuman playbook and blames Brinkley for driving him to cheat.
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Quick Pic: Angelina Jolie Breastfeeds On The Cover Of “W”

Brad Pitt shot the photo of his baby mama breastfeeding one of their twins, as well as a bunch of the photos inside the November issue of the fashion magazine. Somewhere, Jennifer Aniston is not smiling. Keep reading »

Sarah Haskins: Everybody Poops, Except For Women

I have been wishin’ and prayin’ and hopin’ that Current’s Sarah Haskins would tackle the topic of women and bodily functions. And now she has! Forget the ticking baby-makin’ biological clock — the doodie clock is far more impatient. Keep reading »

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