“Bridalplasty” Host Says Plastic Surgery Show Will Be “Cool,” “Exploitative”

MEMO:

TO: Shanna Moakler
FROM: The producers of “Bridalplasty”

We are super-psyched you are talking to the tabloids about something other than your dramz with Travis Barker. And we are happy you are plugging “Bridalplasty,” the new reality TV show you will host where brides-to-be compete in wedding-themed competitions and win plastic surgery as a prize, in OK! magazine. But we’d like to remind you, however, the first rule of extreme makeover shows is you don’t come right out and say it’s “exploitative.” That’s supposed to be on the DL! We are specifically referring to this quote: “Women will love it! … There are some good stories there, as well as some exploitative [ones].” Be careful saying stuff like that, Shanna: we would not want someone to think we take advantage of emotionally unstable women with body insecurities by putting them on television or anything. It’s best to just stick with quotes like, “It’s cool!” Next time, just talk up how every bride deserves a new nose for her big day, okay? [OK! Magazine] Keep reading »

“SNL” Spoofs Miley Cyrus


Aside from Kanye’s kick ass performances and a solid opening monologue from the criminally underused host Bryan Cranston (what, no “Breaking Bad” spoof?!), the most recent episode of “Saturday Night Live” was a bit of a dud. The highlight of the show featured newcomer Vanessa Bayer spoofing Miley Cyrus in what I hope will become a recurring skit called “The Miley Cyrus Show.” Her gummy, teen speak-inflected impersonation is scarily dead on. Keep reading »

If The Beatles Covered Lady Gaga


Usually when someone messes with The Beatles, I throw a fit. But this Beatles “cover” of Lady Gaga‘s “Telephone” — played by a Beatles cover band, I assume? — is so kickass that I wanna download it on my iPod. I’m pretty sure those green pants mean George Harrison gets to be Beyoncé. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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 »

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