Dealbreaker: The “Rate Me” Guy

The first fire-red flag with Jack should have come across loud and clear when he asked me — in our very first email exchange – to “rate” his online dating profile picture. This is Match.com, I thought, not one of those sort-of-creepy hot-or-not sites. I wanted a guy to take me out for dinner, a beer, maybe even have a little make-out action; I didn’t want to be a judge on an episode of “America’s Next Top Model: Males of Match.com Edition.” Keep reading »

Quotable: Levi Johnston Un-Apologizes To Sarah Palin

“The only thing I wish I wouldn’t have done is to put out that apology [to Sarah Palin in People magazine] because it kind of makes me sound like a liar. And I’ve never lied about anything. So that’s probably the only thing. The rest of the stuff I can live with.”

Levi Johnston takes back his apology to the Palins for “youthful indiscretions.” You heard it here first: He does not regret his Playgirl spread one bit. [TV Guide] Keep reading »

Japanese Women Shake Levi’s-Clad Booties In Windows

Shake-shake-shake. Shake-shake-shake. Shake your Levi’s. Shake your Levi’s. That would have been a better soundtrack for this Japanese Levi’s commercial in which a battalion of 30 girls dance around and shake their butts to hawk the company’s new line of custom fit denim: Curve ID. The stunt went down in a Tokyo high rise as onlookers gawked at all the rump shakin’. Apparently, you can also send a booty-oriented message through Levi’s HipMail. Between this and Old Navy’s Booty Reader, it’s shaping up to be the season of the derriere. [Tokyo Mango] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Well-Matched” 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 “Well-Matched,” who was concerned that her boyfriend of five months still frequently logged onto the dating site on which they met. She admitted that she, too, still had an active profile and logged in regularly to “window shop,” but couldn’t help worrying that while her intentions were innocent, her boyfriend’s may be less so. In my reply, I wondered why a couple of five months would still have active profiles on a dating site at all. “Are you into this guy enough to delete your profile and quit keeping an eye out for something better?” I wrote. “Because if you aren’t, you can’t very well question why your boyfriend isn’t ready to do the same.” So, was she ready to delete her profile? Did she finally ask her boyfriend to do the same? Keep reading »

A Guide To Where The Cool Kids Are

When you jet to a hipster haven like San Francisco or Seattle, you don’t just want to visit the tourist traps. But how to find the best thrift shops and indie stores on unfamiliar terrain? GrassRoutes Travel has published five Urban Eco travel guides to point you in the thriftiest and most eco-friendly directions. These are your resources for finding the fair trade cafes, the cheapest indie music clubs, and the best vegan and organic foods. Bonus? Special maps to help you get around by foot and public transportation.

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What Will Jessica Simpson’s “Real Models” Look Like At Fashion Week?

Jessica Simpson: crusader for pro-curves causes or hypocrite with too many body insecurities? The pop star has certainly been vocal about body acceptance, voicing her opinion recently in Lucky that, “We all obsess over looking like the perfect Barbie type, and that’s not always what’s beautiful.” But she has also been known to present inconsistencies about her body outlook — “I don’t have a big butt. I’d rather have a happy medium and take some off my chest and put it towards my butt so I could balance out a bit” — not to mention her blatant shock and disgust with big boned-African women on her reality TV show, “The Price of Beauty.” So, we’ll be interested to see which side of Jessica we get when she presents her collection at New York Fashion Week. Simpson has just announced that she’ll be using “real women” models to showcase her designs. Keep reading »

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