Forget what you thought you knew about carbs, because thanks to Angelina Jolie, they’re about to receive an infusion of popularity. For her latest film, “Salt,” the actress worked with trainer, Simon Crane, to get even more in shape, as if that were even possible. In between her five workouts a week, Angie carb-loaded her diet, ingesting five small meals a day which were a mix of 70 percent carbs and 30 percent protein! While most see carbs as the devil, they’re actually the solution to building muscle, and Angie’s physique is a clear indication of that. By combining strength training with fight exercises and avoiding cardio, Angelina built muscle and got leaner, but didn’t lose weight. Welcome back to the world of acceptance, carbs. Bring on the bread and cheese. [Marie Claire UK] Keep reading »
There’s only one look that works for clothes by Frank Rodriguez, Anna Nicole Smith‘s personal designer: buxom and blond. But since Anna Nicole is dead, Rodriguez is heading to TV land for the next best thing. He’s searching for an Anna Nicole look-alike to fill his pink, bedazzled dresses. The reality show competition will be shot documentary-style and castings will happen next week in L.A., according to producers. Judging from Anna Nicole’s fashion choices before her death, it does take a special woman to carry off his designs. But it also seems Rodriguez, who was often featured on “The Anna Nicole Show,” wants to get his mug on the tube again. And airtime is the only incentive for the would-be look-alikes because there’s no cash prize for the winner. She/he might not even be paid for the modeling work. I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s extremely creepy to not only associate your business with your dead friend, but then also to search out someone who looks like that friend in order to make money. [TMZ] Keep reading »
There’s something to be said for a delicate, lady-like watch. But ladies don’t want their accessories to be “lovely” all the time; sometimes we want them to be awesome. And when that mood hits, a bright-as-hell Nixon watch does the job. The Time Teller P Watch looks like a little piece of pop art and juxtaposes nicely with our posh-meets-tough style.
If you purchase a piece of clothing from Wal-Mart, beware: the retailer may be spying on you from your closet. The megastore soon plans to put radio frequency “smart tags” on all its jeans and underwear, allowing them to geo track each garment’s whereabouts. While the tags are removable, they don’t ever stop working, so Wal-Mart would at least know where you chucked your tags. Kind of creepy, huh? The measure is supposedly being employed to keep better track of inventory, but privacy critics naturally say it’s far too Big Brother-y of Wal-Mart to do such a thing. (Think about it—they could potentially know whether you’re a slob and have left your pants strewn on the floor as opposed to folding them neatly in a drawer.) Actually, they’re really more concerned that criminals will start looking at your trash to see what types of purchases you make. Keep reading »
We suppose weird, ahem, we mean original engagement rings are the thing du jour with all you “non-conformist” couples. Most of the accessories we see stay in the realm of design, but this bear tooth engagement ring is quite possibly more creepy. (The ones pictured are done in brass, but we were sure there was a real tooth version up earlier. Guess it sold out!) The inspiration behind the ring, by Etsy designer Blood Milk, is actually quite romantic. It was created out of a Grimm fairy tale in which Snow White shows kindness to a bear (who is really an imprisoned prince). After the spell is broken, the prince goes on to marry Snow White, so the ring symbolizes her love for the man even in his bear form. Which might as well just be a modern translation where the bear is played by the Joaquin Phoenixes of the world. What do you think of this animal tooth-inspired engagement ring? Too creepy? Or sweet in principle? [Etsy] Keep reading »