Last week, it appeared that Lindsay Lohan was done donning the orange jumpsuit while Paris Hilton seemed sure to be headed to jail again for getting caught with nearly a gram of cocaine in her purse, and then claiming that she thought it was gum. Oh, what a difference seven days makes. Today, the exact opposite is true. Keep reading »
When I was growing up I had a friend who was as aloof as she was glamorous. She had a way of holding the cutest and most charming boys in her thrall and all the girls wanted her to like them. Whenever she had problems with her romances, her schoolwork, her friends or her family, she was very mysterious about it. Her glass facade never shattered in public and very seldom would she even admit to having problems at all. Some days, random Tuesdays or Thursdays, she wouldn’t be in school, even though she hadn’t looked sick the day before. She would call them her “mental health days.”
She seemed very melodramatic to me, as if this were all just part of her act. But it was also exciting. My mother is a lot like Betty Draper and she would say to me when I was growing up that if I was not bleeding, I was fine. That kind of mothering doesn’t exactly teach someone self-care: if I didn’t want to go to school, I would lock myself in my bedroom and shriek at my mother through the door that I wanted to be left alone. A “mental health day,” on the other hand, sounded so grown-up, like she was taking a “personal day” at the office and we weren’t just a couple of 10th graders. I could imagine my friend calm and collected, attending to her own needs like a cat licking his paws. Maybe it was melodramatic, but it still sounded nice. Keep reading »
Ugh, this story is so awful. Fifteen-year-old Tylar Witt pleaded guilty to murdering her own mother. Tylar was furious after her mother read her diary and reported her 19-year-old boyfriend, Steven Colver, to authorities for statutory rape. Later that evening, her mother was drugged and then stabbed several times in her sleep. Tylar and Steven dyed their hair and fled to San Francisco where they were eventually apprehended. Keep reading »
Sounds like a deal to me! Let’s hope they cut Paris a deal, too. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
It’s a mellow day in the office, with Emily in Philly, Julie working from home because it’s her birthday (Happy Birthday, Julie!), and Jessica and Joanne also working from their homes. Ami, Annika, Kate, and I are holding down the style fort! Check out what we’re wearing today and then let us know your sartorial stats in the comments!
“I used to keep it in my desk drawer. And I’d take it out and slap my friends in the face with it. I don’t keep many things from my movies, but that just seemed to have personal significance.”
—Mark Wahlberg on stealing his 13-inch-porno peen from the set of “Boogie Nights.” Sigh. We always want what we can’t have. [Starpulse] Keep reading »