Who can keep up with all of those beautiful kids on “Gossip Girl” and their many attractive sexual companions? Not I! PopSugar has helpfully explained the past three years of lost V-cards, pregnancies and rape-y boy billionaires in under two minutes. When “Gossip Girl” returns for season four next week, you will only have Taylor Momsen‘s raccoon eyes to distract you. [PopSugar] Keep reading »
Proof that everything is better when set to the “Beverly Hills, 90210″ theme song: someone wicked smart set the introduction to “Gossip Girl” to the tune of “90210.” Everyone’s smiling and laughing — even Chuck Bass and that miserable raccoon moppet Jenny Humphrey! [via NYMag.com] Keep reading »
I have a favorite independent bookstore near my office. There are tables full of new fiction and non-fiction, shelves filled with New York Times bestsellers, and one particular bookshelf full of pastel pink and purple books. These pink and purple books, of course, are in the “chick lit” section. Even without searching for titles like Confessions of a Shopaholic, you can tell from the rose- and lavender-colored hues that this bookshelf is where you will find the fluffier books which are primarily written for women, by women.
But one book critic has had enough of this “flouncy frivolity.” Imogen Russell Williams from the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper finds it “almost impossible” to pick up a pink, “candy coated” book. Particularly when the book in question is being marketed to teen girls, Williams writes, “This kind of packaging often does a disservice to thought-provoking content, because knee-jerk anti-pinkers like me assume whatever’s inside must match the cover for ersatz, grinning emptiness.” Keep reading »
The time has come to sadly admit it: “Gossip Girl” has jumped the shark. We know, we know. It had so much potential back in the days when uhh-mazing people like Anna Sui were designing themed collections for Target and headbands were cute again. Then Little J got stuck in a blender with Courtney Love and made the “walk of shame” look a thing (oh the horror!) and Vanessa and Dan (ew! Seriously, you guys, that’s like incest!) and is it wrong that we want to motorboat Serena’s boobs? So, naturally, the retail side of things had to go downhill. Keep reading »
Admittedly, I’m not the most devout “Gossip Girl” viewer. But, I don’t remember anybody getting preggo last season, do you? Did Vanessa have a bun in the oven? Is Dan paying for NYU by becoming a manny? And how fake does that plastic baby doll look? [7/12/10, Astoria, NY] Keep reading »