Dear Wendy Updates: “Hotter Now” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Hotter Now,” whose boyfriend was jealous after she dropped 30 pounds and grew her hair out. “He constantly worries that people wonder why I’m with him,” she wrote. “On top of that, I’ve started getting a lot of unsolicited male attention—not just the typical cat callers, but being checked out, smiled/waved at, etc, which makes my boyfriend sad and mopey.” So, is he still acting mopey or did he “shape up”? Are they still together? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »

NY Times Wedding Announcement Begs The Question: Do You Have A Favorite Shape?

I read the New York Times wedding section every weekend with a mixture of fascination and romanticism. I look for the number of women who “were” employed at a specific profession “before her marriage,” i.e., she’s now married to someone rich and a happy housewife. I count the Ivy League universities and quirky wedding additions, like the couple that registered for goats. But this weekend’s main wedding article gave me something new to think about — do I have a favorite shape? Ana Meier and Daniel Creighton were married this weekend in East Hampton in Long Island, NY. Meier is a furniture designer, which I suppose sort of slightly explains the utter ridiculousness of the Times‘ description of the couple’s second date:

They had their next date at a Japanese restaurant, Cube 63, perfect for Ms. Meier, whose favorite shape is the square.

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Why Washington, D.C., Won’t Be Getting A National Women’s History Museum

Two senators are blocking the creation of a women’s history museum in our nation’s capital because they are afraid it will become a shrine to abortion. I wish I was kidding. Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) put a “hold” on a bill that would sell land near the National Mall to build the museum, which would be funded through private donations (including from Meryl Streep, who has pledged $1 million towards it). The senators are claiming that the land isn’t being sold at fair market value (who needs women’s history? Let’s put a Target there!) and that there are already many museums dedicated to the ladies. The Women’s Museum, which is associated with the Smithsonian, is located all the way in Dallas however, and the existing museums in Washington, D.C., focus on niche interests, such as the arts. Keep reading »

For The Week Of October 4-10, 2010

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

If you want your love to get on track, it’s time to open up yourself in a way you never have before, by asking the right questions and saying straight-up what you are after. While you might have gone over this before, this time around your honey will actually be paying attention, and this time around is when the real dialogues will begin.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Caution won’t be an option, as a wilder you breaks free and has you feeding your instincts and flying by the seat of your pants. Sure, this will make routine situations a bit shakier, but you won’t care, as old expectations have held you back for too long already. Expect to feel miraculously freer than you have in a very long time and love it.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your brain has been flip-flopping from present to past lately. This week it will fully sink back into a nostalgic mode, making you want to pick up the phone and call that certain someone. Thank God for Facebook. Who knows? All the things you want for the future may be something you had in the past. Best to explore it now than forever hold your peace.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sure, discuss your dreams and share your visions, but don’t get discouraged when opportunities to put all into play don’t appear suddenly. As it goes, this is a time for planning, not doing. Seems details to your plans aren’t completely in order, as it’ll take a few more final touches to figure out all the pieces of the puzzle. However, trust perfection is just around the corner.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

There is nothing like a little friendly competition, but that is only when you are actually playing with a friend. Seems whom you are entangled with now might have the face of an angel but the soul of a hungry demon; you may discover that somebody’s story isn’t adding up. While there might be a back story worthy of some sympathy, do tread lightly, as the ground isn’t so secure.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

You might hit a state of shock, as someone you didn’t expect to come through for you will be alongside you in a way that makes you feel as if you are the center of their universe for real. Yes, no more gauging and no more wishing. This is when you finally see who is the real deal, so expect to end this week on a super-high note.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Your horny little devil will be slipping into backseat driver mode, as your inner sadist slides into that driver’s seat. Yes, this is the week when enforcing some of your power might mean having to hurt a few. Chances are, they’re getting what they deserve. But do be prudent with how much of a good thing you take on, as there is a fine line between discipline and abuse.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Love will be taking a turn for the better. Your commitment gets deeper and more intense, as a bonding experience looming in the horizon will bring you together as a tighter team. While this drama will probably deal with something that you have seen before, this time around you both will be on the right wavelength to combat all and reveal that, together, you truly are invincible!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Smooth sailing with your boo hits a rut, as it’ll be the little details that mess up your stride. Thankfully, there is a ton of humor to this week too, as the foibles are so ridiculous that they’ll seem comical. However, without those few tanks of patience, you may feel on edge. So, hold tight, because if you can get through this now, all that follows will be cake.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Passion and excitement heat up — it’s all about new beginnings right now. However, the catch is you have to go to the past to find them, by hitting up places you haven’t been in a while or calling up old friends who can link you up with some new meat. It’s all about connecting your dots now because, once you do, a sight for sore eyes will be right in front of you.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You never know whom you are going to bump into and what you are going to feel. Seems there are a few surprises in store for you that even you might know what to make of. The best thing though is to keep an open mind: be honest with yourself and move ahead slowly. If you understand you don’t have to have all the answers upfront, you’ll ultimately win it all.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The fact of the matter is that sex and love won’t be happening in the same place. While you’ll get the hots in one place, it’ll be another where the sweetness happens. Sure, if you could consolidate, you would. But, oddly enough, you will find a talent for departmentalizing that will satisfy you — variety will be the spice of your life this week.

Quotable: Kelly Osbourne’s Bikini Pics Made Her Cry

“I just shot the cover of Shape Magazine, which was such an incredible experience. I have never worn a bikini in my life before yesterday. I never even thought of wearing one! I cried when I saw the picture. Everyone that was there, we all just burst into tears. It was a thrilling experience.”

Kelly Osbourne, who lost close to 50 pounds since her stint on “Dancing With the Stars” earlier this year, recounts her photo shoot for the cover of Shape Magazine at Teen Vogue’s 8th Annual Young Hollywood party in L.A. on Friday. You know, I’ve burst into tears when I’ve seen myself in a bikini, too, though I certainly wouldn’t call it a “thrilling” experience. [via Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Kanye Kills It On “Saturday Night Live”


Kanye West may be an ego-maniacal douchebag, but boy, did he redeem himself musically on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Performing “Power” (above) and “Runaway” (after the jump) on a glowing white stage, backed by over a dozen ballet dancers, Kanye killed it. Seriously, Mr. West, STFU and stick to what you’re good at — because when you do, you blow people away. See his other performance, after the jump… Keep reading »

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