When I was 18, I moved to Los Angeles to audition for roles. My boyfriend planned to come later. One night, a guy friend called. He said he needed a good night’s sleep for a meeting, as he’d been crashing on someone’s couch. I had known him for some time, so I said to come over and I set him up with a clean towel. We sat on the bed and talked for a while, then I fell asleep. When I woke up, he was inside me.
At first, I felt so disoriented and numb, I closed my eyes and pretended to be asleep. I wondered if I had done something to give him the wrong idea. I felt afraid of making him angry. Believe it or not, I didn’t want to offend him. I just wanted it to be over. My childhood had come back to haunt me again: Because of the physical abuse, I didn’t believe there were borders between other people’s bodies and my own. I didn’t believe I had a voice.
Actress AnnaLynne McCord — best known for her role on the “90210″ reboot — has written a very powerful essay for Cosmopolitan called “Why I’m Done Staying Quiet About My Sexual Assault” that I urge you to read, as it demonstrates how a woman’s feeling of ownership over her body can be chipped away piece by piece. Keep reading »
We love seeing celebs without makeup, and this year, People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue even featured a bunch of famous ladies sans fards. But it used to be that celebrities would avoid being seen without a full face of makeup. What changed? A fascinating article from New York magazine charts the changing celebrity attitude towards getting caught without their faces made. Stars like Snooki, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have all willingly been shot without makeup, with the idea that they’re somehow subverting the celebrity machine in doing so. Keep reading »
I am aware that it is common practice in some households to kiss other family members on the lips. These are likely the same families that feel comfortable walking around the house naked. No judgement of these very, uh, open people, but I am of the opinion that this is creepy. And that holds true if the family members happen to be famous. Click through to see some awkward moments of famous family members caught locking lips. Warning: prepare to feel uncomfortable. Unless you are fine with this kind of thing in which case, enjoy.
“When I want to feel sexy, I like to dance—even if I’m at home by myself in my knee-high socks sliding there like ‘Risky Business’ … My sisters and I, if one of us starts, we’re all there in front of the mirror, dancing and it’s just obnoxious. I feel sexy when I do that.”
—AnnaLynne McCord of “90210″ shares what makes her feel sexy. Yeah, that does sound pretty obnoxious. [People] Keep reading »
Both Kristin Cavallari and AnnaLynne McCord are rocking this bright-red Old Navy jacket in their own way. Bill Blass and our very own Winona are huge proponents of red and these two celebs show how amazingly one piece can be dressed for a night out or kept casual with slim trousers and ballet flats. The reason this coat works both ways — the ruffle and black button details, which elevate the coat from “OK” to “incredible.” Get your very own, for a very affordable price. [$89.50, Old Navy] Keep reading »
AnnaLynne McCord teamed up with Cosmopolitan, Maybelline, and the USO to collect kisses from troops on Veterans Day in Times Square. All I can say is, that poor sailor’s neck! But it is a great reinterpretation of the famous VJ Day photo. [NYC, 11/11/09] Keep reading »