This weekend’s untimely death of actor Paul Walker at the age of 40 is such a tragedy and I certainly wish his family (especially his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow), friends and colleagues my sincere condolences. But as I was reading various news articles about Walker and the car crash that killed him, something stuck out to me — Walker is also survived by his girlfriend (and rumored fiancee) of seven years, Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell, age 23. Here, lemme do the math for you. Walker and Pilchard-Gosnell began dating when he was 33 and she was only 16. Say what? Keep reading »
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Speed will matter, so don’t procrastinate. Yes, the only thing standing in the way of your wish being granted is you. Don’t forget that golden opportunities take work to attract; to be worthy of every accolade and affection you receive, be swift with showing your gratitude. Life can change in an instant, but this time around, realize you can ensure it’ll be good.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): You’re going to be bored out of your brains, seeing those annual traditions play out like a broken record. Yes, memories are going to be haunting you in a fussy kind of way, so find new curiosities to distract you. If you’re lucky now, you might even find one or two rabbit holes to fall through. Keep reading »
Each year, the Kardashians release to the world their family Christmas card. Last year’s card, as you might remember, featured Kim’s poor dead kitten Mercy in a box. This year’s Christmas card, shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle, features poor beleaguered father figure Bruce Jenner — who recently split from matriarch Kris Jenner — in a tube. Meanwhile, the rest of the family dicks — Rob Kardashian, Scott Disick, Lamar Odom and Kanye West — are missing. (Little Mason and Penelope, Kourtney’s kids, are there, but North West is not.) And the Kardashian ladies? Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris, Kylie and Kendall all look interchangeable until you zoom in. WHO ZOOMS IN ON A CHRISTMAS CARD? Anyway, I don’t know about you, but I think the image of Kim standing on top of a pile of money really captures the holiday spirit. Closeups after the jump. [via Jezebel] Keep reading »
Why We Love It: Designed to look like a tasteful powder puff, this vibe comes concealed in a compact mirror. You can slip this bad boy in your handbag and take it with you wherever you go, this way you’re prepared if the mood strikes! It even has a strap on the back for easier handling. Pardon me while I go freshen up… [$89.95, The Pleasure Chest] Keep reading »
There has long been speculation — perhaps hopeful speculation – that British Olympic diver Tom Daley, 19, is gay. This weekend, the bronze metal winner, who’s very popular with the hormonal, Bieber-loving set in his home country, decided to take control of the rumors and posted this candid confessional to YouTube, in which he says for the first time that he’s in a relationship with a man. Keep reading »
Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP’s official Twitter account — acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus in Birmingham, Alabama — racism has ended. I’m not sure when it happened, but it must have been recently. I was in Pennsylvania this weekend, though, and phone and internet service was pretty spotty up there, so I wouldn’t be surprised if racism ended over the holiday weekend, possibly even during Thanksgiving dinner. Talk about something to be thankful for!
But seriously. Racism has ended? O RLY? The ridiculousness of such a statement prompted Twitter user @FeministaJones – follow her! — to start the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen as a “satirical, subversive response to the GOP suggesting Rosa Park ended it.” You can check out a Storify of just some of the tweets after the jump. Meanwhile, the GOP backtracked and tweeted an update: “Previous tweet should have read ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.’” That’s better. [#RacismEndedWhen via The Daily Dot] Keep reading »
Early last week, LOVE magazine Instagrammed (and later deleted) a photo of Miley Cyrus flashing her nude-colored panties at the camera, a crude dick drawn on the crotch. But would Miley’s Sharpie dick actually make the cover of the magazine’s holiday issue? Remains to be seen, but the mag released this quickie trailer for the issue and sure enough, there goes Miley flashin’ that D at the camera yet again. My only question: did the undies come like that or did Miley customize them herself? [via Dlisted]
“And I have never understood the distinction of ‘primary’ partner. Does that imply we have secondary and tertiary partners, too? Can my primary partner be my sister or child or best friend, or does it have to be someone I am having sex with? I have two friends who are sisters who have lived together for 15 years and raised a daughter. Are they not partners because they don’t have sex? And many married couples I know haven’t had sex for years. Are they any less partners?”
Actress Maria Bello, who I just saw last night in the fantastic movie, “Prisoners,” has penned an amazing Modern Love column in today’s New York Times about telling her 12-year-old son that she’s in a romantic relationship with her female best friend. But the piece is about something bigger and broader — our cultural understanding of what it means to be “partnered” with someone and how we value certain partnerships over others. It’s a beautiful, thought-provoking read, sure to strike a chord with anyone for whom the traditional nuclear family does not fit. [NY Times]
At least four people are dead and 63 hurt after a Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx this morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says, according to the AP. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in a “slow speed area,” and one passenger says it seemed to be traveling “a lot faster” than usual as it approached the sharp curve. The train operator, who was injured, told investigators he tried to apply the brakes but the train wouldn’t slow, CNN reports. Read more on Newser…
Spoiler alert: Everyone dies, basically, so don’t get too attached. To anyone. [via Twitter]