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In Defense Of Katherine Heigl & The “America’s Sweetheart” Problem

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Let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fan of Katherine Heigl movies and I probably won’t see her new film “One for the Money” unless I’m forced. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think she’s gotten a raw deal in the media. A new article from New York magazine asks, “Is It Over for Katherine Heigl?” and examines the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star’s relative bankability compared to her position a few years ago. What it finds is that Katherine Heigl is guilty of a couple of major things, among them:

  1. Being demanding and high strung — incurring the nickname “Hurricane Heigl.”
  2. Having opinions about the projects she does.

But the real core of Heigl’s problem — and why she’s the object of such grating analysis, is that she’s a woman — a woman who’s done and said some unlikeable things. Call it the “America’s Sweetheart” problem, something Heigl seems acutely aware of. “I’ve never really been America’s sweetheart, but for a minute I think that’s what they wanted me to be,” she told Elle this past December. And I had ‘em for a second thinking maybe I was. And then I opened my mouth and it was clear I wasn’t.”

And none of these things would really matter if she was a man. Keep reading »

Beauty Bar Brings Its Online Store Into The Real World

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We’ve long loved online beauty and skincare company Beauty Bar for its extensive (extremely extensive) collection of top quality skincare, makeup and beauty brands. Where else can you find Malin + Goetz alongside L’Occitane with a little Bond No. 9 mixed in? Beauty Bar’s one-stop shop carries hundreds of high-end luxury brands and thousands of products — and now they’ve launched a physical shop where lucky locals can partake in their extensive bevy of products, along with a few new extras.

The Beauty Bar flagship store, which launched this week in Manhasset, New York, is a bi-level affair, featuring a treatment room, with a licensed aesthetician, and a blow dry bar. If you’re in the area, you can book a peel, facial or wax — and also stop in for a blowout — while you stock up on all your favorite products. [Beauty Bar, 2034 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY]

Dominatrix Suspended From New York Attorney General’s Office

Lawyers in the New York Attorney General’s office are used to cracking down on bad boys. But in Alisha Smith’s case, bad boys may have been paying her top dollar for a public spanking from “Alisha Spark,” her dominatrix alter ego. There are also allegedly photographs of “Alisha Spark” on the internet posing in skintight, latex fetish gear. According to an investigation by The New York Post, the 36-year-old Manhattan lawyer performs at BDSM events for pay — which has caused the AG’s office to suspend her from her job. A source told the Post her employers are concerned she may have been paid for doing this sex work — not just because it could be potentially embarrassing to her employers but because workers are supposed to get approval for any outside work for which they would earn over $1K. Even, uh, kinky work. Keep reading »

Say Something Nice, You Jerks!


New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for being the nicest, most positive bunch. Which might have been why the folks at Improv Everywhere set out to get Manhattan residents to say something nice, for once. The prank collective set up bullhorns around the city with the express aim of encouraging people to spread the positivity, and boy did they ever. [Improv Everywhere] Keep reading »

What Tiny Living Really Looks Like


Not going to lie, watching Manhattan architect Luke Clark Tyler, who lives in a 76 square foot apartment, talk about his living space kind of gave me heart palpitations. I get a little queasy and claustrophobic when i think about being in a tiny room like that. I hate confined spaces! Also, $800 is A LOT of money to pay for such a small apartment — even in New York City. Okay, I need to walk away from this video now and go breathe into a paper bag. [Hit Dan Back] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The Broadway Show “Hair” Will Marry Gay Couples Onstage

  • The Broadway show “Hair” will marry a bunch of gay couples live onstage in front of the audience after the July 25 show! New York State’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage goes into effect the day before. Gay people getting married surrounded by naked hippies? Conservative heads = exploding. [Washington Post]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cannot wait to get off the “merry-go-round” and return to “private life” in the next 18 months. [NYmag.com Daily Intel]
  • Do the Emmy Awards only reward Latina stereotypes? [Latina]
  • Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel.com, on the late Betty Ford and the restrictions America puts on its First Ladies. [Washington Post]

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