Jacob continues to dominate in the land of boy baby names, taking the No. 1 spot for the 13th year in a row. But there’s a new winner in the female category: After twoyears atop the list, Isabella has now been replaced by Sophia. Isabella was downgraded to second place, followed by Emma (which was briefly No. 1), Olivia, and Ava. For boys, Mason was No. 2 (it jumped 10 spots—thanks to the Kardashians?), followed by William, Jayden, and Noah. The AP notes that Michael took 6th, its lowest ranking since 1948. Read more …
As we look forward to 2012, let us look back — back upon the ladies who faltered, ever-so-slightly, in the sartorial department with bad outfits, poor fabric choices and strange, rhombus-like headwear. Check out our list of (just some of) the worst looks of 2011. (And after the jump, the best red carpet looks of the year!) Keep reading »
Well, 2011, we’ve had some fun, but it’s time for you to go now. Finish your beer and gather the contents of your purse from the floor where you dumped them — we’re kind of over you. We’ve got a laundry list of things we got really sick of hearing about this year — you’d be surprised by some of our irks. So once you’ve sobered up, 2011, take a nice long look in the mirror — and at our list — and really think about if any of this behavior should really carry on in 2012. Check out our list and add your own in the comments.
Let’s face it: The world is still a scary, unstable and uncertain place. What’s here today may very well be gone tomorrow, whether it be our 401ks, our jobs or our relationships. Last Thanksgiving, the world stood rapt in wonder at the trials and tribulations of Tiger Woods. As 2010 unfolded, our interest turned to disgust as we collectively pronounced “This Man IS NOT a role model.” We later watched with surprise as celebrity couple after celebrity couple, once seemingly happy, suddenly split. Doesn’t anybody stay together anymore? David and Courteney—not you guys, too? Keep reading »
Those New Year‘s sunglasses had a good run from 2000-2010. But we gotta say: Once you get to 2011, isn’t the point kind of defeated? The look just isn’t quite working for this year. Try again in 2020? [Party City] Keep reading »
There’s nothing wrong with vowing to lose weight or quit smoking, but as far as most New Year’s resolutions go, they’re a bit tired and uninspired, don’t you think? For your health and happiness, by all means put down the cigarettes and pick up some hand-weights, but in the interest of personal growth and feeling more connected to the world around you, I suggest you adopt these six resolutions in the new year, too. Keep reading »
I’m not sure if I’m going to make resolutions this year. I mean, I’m not anti-resolutions. I make them every year, and sometimes I even keep them. There were a few this year I did OK on. I didn’t really get going on maintaining an exercise regimen until the second half of the year, but since about August (OK, fine, so maybe that isn’t exactly half the year, but it’s close!), I’ve been working out at least four times a week. And I kept my resolution to call my long-distance friends and family more (usually, that’s meant two or three calls a week, which is pretty good for someone who hates the phone). I’ve read more books — especially in the last couple of months. And I definitely did a lot more cooking this year. So, overall, I feel pretty good about things. Still, this year instead of resolutions, I’m thinking of making a theme for the new year. Keep reading »
First, Oprah announced that she was retiring from daytime TV in 2011. A few weeks later, Lance Armstrong announced that he was hanging up the bike helmet in 2011. On Monday, Miley Cyrus and Disney announced that “Hannah Montana” would be dunzo in 2011. Meanwhile, Tyra Banks and Simon Cowell can’t wait a year—both have said that at the end of this season of “The Tyra Show” and “American Idol,” respectively, that they are gracefully bowing out. So here’s my question. What’s up with people announcing their retirement three months to a year in advance? Is it for easy publicity? Or to make sure that their final season is thoroughly infused with over-the-top nostalgia? Or is everyone just wanting to chillax for a while, since the world is going to end in 2012 anyway? Keep reading »