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Quick Pic: Ashley Olsen Prunes For The Cover Of Marie Claire

When I return from Costa Rica, my hair is going shorter. The Olsen Twin has inspired me.
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Marie Claire Profiles Three Mothers Without Child Custody

A recent article in Marie Claire magazine narrates the stories of three divorced mothers who gave up custody of their children—Maria Housden left her girls to their father in order to recover from the death of one of her daughters, Elle Hull decided to leave her kids with her ex-husband so that she could rebuild her formerly-falling apart life, and Rebekah Spicuglia gave up custody in order to go back to school.
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Quickies! Joe Jonas Reveals Miley Cyrus Is Dating His Brother Nick

  • Joe Jonas slips up and reveals that his brother Nick and Miley Cyrus are dating (gag), during an interview with Larry King. [PopEater] — The awkwardness that ensues is almost too much to take (watch the video to get the full effect.)
  • Ryan Reynolds is a fine actor, but even more impressive are his style skills. The man is lookin’ suave. [Asylum] — To all the men out there, this is how you should dress.

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Sexy Or Sexist? Marie Claire’s Ads Feature Women Holding Their Own Decapitated Heads

These ads caught my eye — which I suppose is exactly what their creators at Brazilian ad agency Publicis had in mind when they created them. The image is arresting, isn’t it? In this provocative ad series, the women appear to be holding their own lopped off heads. The tagline is an odd fit, though. “Keep a high self-esteem even after taking off your high heels.” Not sure I get that. I mean, I get the line by itself, but how does that work when the image would suggest the tagline should read: “Keep a high self-esteem — even after losing your head”? Another version reads: “Let’s face it: what’s the point having 40 pairs of shoes in your closet and 5 books on your shelf?” Which would seem to suggest if that’s what you’ve got, you’re an idiot? A third says: “Beauty attracts men. Intelligence keeps them.” Well, now I’m just confused. Maybe it would make more sense if I was holding my head in my hands. [Ads of the World] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Nicole Kidman As A Transsexual, Irritating English Phrases, And The First Date

  • Nicole Kidman is set to play a transsexual married to Charlize Theron in the upcoming movie “The Danish Girl.” That’s one good-looking couple. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
  • A group of Oxford researchers have compiled a list of the top 10 irritating expressions in the English language. “At the end of the day” tops the list. [Cityfile]
  • Barack and Michelle Obama went on a date! [Huffington Post]
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    8 Ways To Celebrate National Singles And Unmarrieds Week

    Party girl alert: It’s National Singles and Unmarrieds Week! While the title seems redundant, the need to celebrate never is. After all, being a free agent is totally awesome for many, many very sexy reasons. So if you’re flying solo, here are some suggestions for how to honor yourself and this completely invented, yet rad, week long holiday.

    1. Get Your Booty On The Floor Tonight: It’ll make your day! Dancing is the perfect way to get your adrenaline up and make the most of the money you’ve spent on booze. There’s just something magical about dry-humping strangers and you, my single friend, are free to do so! If you for some reason don’t feel like getting into the groove, this is the sure fire cure to catch dance fever. Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Lindsay Lohan Raves About Samantha Ronson

  • Lindsay Lohan tells the new issue of Marie Claire, “I’m really happy. [Samantha Ronson] is a great person. And she’s a great influence on people around her. But I think that anything that’s changed [in] my life is because of me. I’ve gone through it, and I’ve learned to deal with it and I’ve made the decision to move forward.” Aww. [People]
  • Speaking of… “What semi-closeted celesbians have the nicknames “Yams” and “Yogurt” for each other??? And which is which????” I dunno, Perez, just tell us. [Perez Hilton]
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    This Month In The Lady Mags: Spice Up Your Pathetic Sex Life!

    Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Vogue? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, Editor of GlossedOver.com, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

    It’s hot outside! Looking for similar heat in the bedroom? This month in the magazines, it’s all about sex. While there’s plenty of advice for spicing things up in the July issues, the endless relationship sob stories make it even more tempting to remain celibate. Keep reading »

    Thursday Quickies!

  • Marie Claire editor says that shaving your face is psychologically confusing for a woman. Huh? [Feministing]
  • Hollywood It Girl Smackdown! [Showbiz Tonight]
  • So, the big internet organization that decides things voted to allow companies to purchase new top-level domains like .sex and such. This is going to make our lives even more confusing. [CNET]
  • Soon, a simple test will be able to tell you your risk of getting breast cancer. [The Independent]
  • It’s Gay Pride Month, and the president of the American Library Association has some book suggestions for you that highlight the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. [NPR]
  • Hungover? Maybe one of these will help. [MentalFloss.com]
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    This Month In The Lady Mags: Marriage, Marriage, Marriage!

    Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Vogue? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, Editor of GlossedOver.com, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

    It’s wedding season! Women’s magazines have put the focus on marriage this month, bursting with altar-centric advice—from dating him to divorcing him. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Not sure if he’s the one? Cosmopolitan‘s June issue devotes four pages to an illustrated lesson on snooping. A pair of panties means danger, “unless they’re his size,” but a platinum credit card? “Bingo!” Cosmo also spills the beans on what he’s thinking about now (beer), what he wants to hear in bed (“Wow! Where’d you learn that?”), and the location of his g-spot (exactly where you think it is). Also of note is “What They Crave at Every Age.” If he says he’s too young to be wed, don’t hold your breath. According to Cosmo‘s handy age-based breakdown, men aren’t ready to get married until…well, ever.
  • Self offers a smidgen of good news: sex dreams are only metaphors, and kissing burns 11 calories in 10 minutes and fights tooth decay. Then the magazine commissions a marriage therapist to deconstruct one couple’s squabble over child care. The doc’s advice: Use “I” statements and keep your barbs situation-specific. No matter how well you fight, the prognosis for your marriage may not be good. “Will Your Love Last?” is an excruciatingly long three-page quiz to help you spot red flags.
  • Speaking of relationship red flags, Elle‘s cover warns “Don’t Get Spitzered.” No one’s happy in this collection of essays grappling with marital infidelity, with the possible exception of one writer, a former Craigslist call girl who discusses her experiences. There’s also a chilling report on New York’s divorce laws, which allow the dissolution of marriages in only four limited circumstances. Get ready to prove “cruel and inhuman” treatment in court!
  • The outlook for couples doesn’t get any sunnier in Marie Claire‘s “Love and Sex” section, which specializes in true confessions. One guy divulges his addiction to online dating; a mom reveals the marital discord that led to her affair with another woman; and a single woman pops a Xanax on the first date at the behest of her suitor. Apparently, anti-anxiety pills are the “thinking man’s date rape drug.” Need more cheering up? Read on! There’s the true story of a woman who unknowingly married a terrorist, and a six-page section on dealing with summer’s surfeit of weddings. What you need to know for June: re-gifting is fine, carry safety pins, and, hooking up with groomsmen is not recommended.
  • Allure also has weddings on the brain, serving up a think piece about what to wear when getting married for the second time. Lesson learned: wear a bra under that white wedding dress. As for other things adult women should already know, don’t ask your partner whether you look fat. Studies show that you’ll be angry when he urges you to head for the gym. (They needed a study to figure that out?) Pregnant newlywed celeb du jour Jessica Alba tells the mag that performing in The Vagina Monologues made her comfortable with her sexuality, and says “I never believed women had to be virgins when they got married, or that a woman has to fall in love with a guy just because they’re having sex. I don’t think sex is a big deal.”
  • Sex may not be a big deal, but getting married certainly is! Vogue and W feature plenty of expensive baubles for the bride. Carrie Bradshaw, the single girl who spawned a million imitators, is all over Vogue, as the magazine covers the filming of a photo shoot scene for the Sex and the City-movie version of Vogue, which features Carrie as a 40-year-old bride. Got all that? They also suggest $645 Manolo Blahniks and a $950 leather ring box for the “unconventional” (read: unconventionally and ridiculously wealthy) newlywed, while W‘s “Bridal Flash” prefers colored gowns and off-the-rack Marchesa dresses “suitable for the woman who marries on impulse and for the last-minute shopper.” Oh, her.
  • Impulsive brides? Who can be impulsive when there’s so much to buy before getting married? That is, if any woman is still willing to walk down the aisle after reading all the melancholy tales of marriage in this month’s magazines.

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