This Month In The Lady Mags: It’s All Political In The November Issues

Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Elle? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, editor of, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

Next month’s presidential election has totally saturated cable news, the internet, and even the November issues of the women’s magazines. (Check out the interviews with Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain in Marie Claire.) Reading relationship advice in magazines is a lot like watching the debates: There are applause-worthy truths, suggestions that make you roll your eyes and stomp out of the room in disgust (just me?), platitudes so vague as to be meaningless, and, of course, endless clichés. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: The Cathartic Post-Breakup Haircut

I’ve been growing my hair out for 10 years, ever since I got a totally tragic close-crop days before graduation from high school. I had kind of low self-esteem and I was majorly obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow’s new short cut (you know the one — it closely resembled then boyfriend Brad Pitt’s hair too) — I came to the conclusion that if I cut off all my hair just like hers, I, too, would be pretty. Fat chance. The haircut, for starters, was poorly executed. Additionally, my hair was still in that post-puberty stage of frizzy horribleness — and I did not yet understand that flat irons and blow dryers could be my friend. The haircut was a disaster and I have spent the last 10 years growing it out, associating prettiness and femininity with length.

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Dealbreaker: He Ordered The Cheeseplate

I can learn more about a man at dessert than any other time.

When it comes down to it, isn’t dessert the reason for a date? Witty conversation and sex appeal aside, it’s dessert that seals the deal. Lest I sound shallow, I can authenticate the efficacy of this dessert-litmus test. I can predict — with surprising accuracy — how long the relationship will last based on his dessert order. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: My So-Called Life, M.I.A., And Bad Wedding Food

  • Can you wait the 10-or-so hours until tonight’s “Gossip Girl”?
  • ABC is streaming four full episodes of “My So-Called Life.” Relive the ’90s by clicking here, going to “full episodes,” then clicking on “My So-Called Life.” [ABC via BuzzSugar]
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    Commenting Is Back On, Bitches!

    Our poor little servers were so overwhelmed with traffic on Friday and this weekend that we temporarily turned off the commenting options to give them a break — but they’re back now! So all the emotions and vitriol you had to keep bottled up inside? Spew, ladies, spew! Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Lisa Marie Presley Pops Out The King’s Grand Twins

  • Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to twin girls! No word on their names but did you know Elvis was a twin? I had forgotten that. [Us Weekly]
  • Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony renewed their wedding vows in Las Vegas this weekend, along with their pals Carlos Beltran (a pitcher for the Mets) and his wife Jessica. [DListed]
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    For The Week Of October 13-19, 2008

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

    Drama is coming and it won’t be pretty. Seems something that has been brewing for a long time will reach its tipping point and all out war will break out. Although holding back comments that hit below the belt is what any mature person should do, it’s hard to be moral when you feel so wronged. Sure, it might go against karma, but a girl has to got to do what a girl has got to do.

    Libra (September 23 – October 22)

    You’ll start to get your bearings back, as the haze clears from your mind and you’ll be able to clearly see what you have to do for you. It’s okay to get completely selfish, tell off whom have to and say what’s on your mind. If you did this in the first place, you might not be in the situation you are now — but no worries, as they say, “Better late than never.”

    Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

    Guilt blows and once you finally realize you aren’t responsible for the turn of events in your life, the real party can begin. Get ready for a new set of routines, a new lease on life, and to see that your past is not as perfect as you think. However, with this epiphany made, this makes it just that much easier to make your future the fairy tale you want it to be.

    Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

    Start to consider a friend’s love advice or a set-up. Whichever the case, luck in love is coming, but it’ll take another to help you jump-start the spark. It could even be as banal as being a plus one to a party you don’t want to go to, but then wind up entrancing all the hot guys. The element of surprise is working this week, so never say never.

    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

    The pleas for compassion will be ringing in your ear and the last thing you should do is give in. After all, what has babying anyone ever done for them? If you want to see any results with this sourpuss, it’ll mean tough love all the way. So just sit back, wait for the whimpering to die down and then swoop in to enjoy the bliss.

    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

    As long as you have your agenda set, it really won’t matter what others say or do. Make this your rule, as this week will have you hating someone that promises way more than he can chew. While you always suspected this person was bad news, this week you’ll get your confirmation. Thankfully, at the end of the day, friends will be there for you and to help skewer him properly.

    Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

    As a work project winds down and recognition for all your hard work puts you in a celebratory mode, don’t get reckless. Sure, blow off steam, but do it in a rated PG way — as in shopping and eating excessively. If you try to spin out the thrills in any other way, regret will be waiting for you the morning after.

    Aries (March 21 – April 19)

    You’ll be feeling the surge of lust more powerfully than ever, making you hornier than a wild boar on E. Expect endorphins to pump you up to superhero levels, giving you the power to turn out salacious scenarios of debauchery. Just one thing though, keep heat-of-the-moment promises to a minimum, as the lasting burn will sting longer than assumed.

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

    Hectic last minute changes in plans will have you needing to think fast. The only thing you can count on this week is you can’t count on anything. While the change of pace won’t be your cup of tea, the upside is that it’ll give your baby time to miss you and at the end of the day, trust he’ll know how to kiss all those boo-boos away.

    Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

    You wouldn’t be you if you didn’t flip-flop your mind around a thousand and one times — and anyone who truly loves you should know that about you. So, as the pressure will get intense to make some decisions, do all you can to postpone it, because as fate is dictating, nothing you feel now is sustainable and if you’re forced to make a decision, choose not to make one.

    Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

    One last surge of domestic disruptions will occur and after that, you can expect smooth sailing with your honey. Seems you both just needed to work out your frustrations and once all is said and done, the results will be back to focusing on making each other happy. Only one word of caution, unless you want to be called, “Mom,” don’t forget to protect yourself.

    Leo (July 23 – August 22)

    Trying to take anything serious this week will be the beginning of your downfall. Life just won’t be moving in that direction, so best to just slip into your party dresses and hottest f’ me pump and trust the universe will clean up the small messes scattered about your life. When you need to come back to reality, the world will let you know. Until then, c’est la vie.

    Flashback: So 80′s Pantyhose

    Fall is what I like to call pantyhose season. Nothing makes me feel more ladylike than silk, er synthetic, stockings. When it gets cold enough to wear them, they give me flawlessly smooth gams which in turn let’s me wear even shorter skirts. You know the fabulous woman in this totally 80′s No Nonsense commercial agrees, ho(se) are in style no matter the decade! Keep reading »

    Quote Of The Day: Christina Hendricks On Joan Holloway’s Sexy Strut

    “I’ve always had a bit of a walk — this girl’s got hips — but on the show it’s exaggerated. The first day, I put on those [retro] undergarments, and I was walking around the office like boom, boom, boom! They called ‘Cut,’ and I turned to [creator Matt Weiner and said, ‘That was Joan.’ And he said, ‘That was Joan.’ It all just dropped into place.” — Christina Hendricks on “Mad Men”‘s Joan Holloway in Page Six Magazine Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Tori Spelling Weighs Her Options

    Do you think she got dressed with the intention of matching the color at the Pumpkin Patch? [Los Angeles, 10/11/08] Keep reading »

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