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’90s Dance Tunes As They Always Should Have Been

 

Oh, this ’90s a capella medley by Danish group Local Vocal brings back memories of middle school dances. I didn’t say they were good memories, just memories. Time to make new memories, dammit! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: The Return Of “Beavis And Butthead” And “120 Minutes”

Now in most ways, I am thrilled to see the ’90s come back. I loved that, last year, both The Pixies and Pavement were on tour. I’m excited about rewatching both “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Hey Dude.” I watch the original “Beverly Hills, 90210” on SoapNet most afternoons, and get secretly excited when I see girls in babydoll dresses and/or Doc Martens on the street. But, unfortunately, MTV is trying to bring back back the things I don’t miss about the decade. Prime example: “Beavis and Butthead.” I thought this show was funny for approximately two episodes, and then even though I found it uber-grating, I had to endure another year of every guy at school doing “Cornholio” impressions in the hallway. Still yesterday, the show’s creator Matt Judge appeared at Comic-Con to talk about the reboot of the show, which will begin airing on MTV in October. Judging from the clip above that premiered yesterday, it’s just as obnoxious as I remember.

Slightly less offensive—MTV2 is bringing back “120 Minutes” starting July 30. Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Tiffany Talks About Her New Tour And Her Lingering Fondness For Jean Jackets

I was already convinced that the coolest of girls had red hair, thanks to Pippi Longstocking. But then Tiffany exploded on the scene in 1987 with her monster hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Tiffany was one of the first CDs I ever purchased and I listened to it on repeat for hours at a time. I even remember buying an acid washed denim jacket, just so I could look a little more like Tiffany, since my mom had strictly forbid me from dying my hair red.

Tiffany, of course, has a last name. It’s Darwish. And 24 years after her first mall tour, she is back on the road with her fellow ‘80s pop iconic, Deborah Gibson, whom she reconnected with while shooting the SyFy movie, Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid, available now on DVD. Only this time, Tiffany is not just a singer with a new album out—and yes, she does have a new one called Rose Tattoo—she’s also a wife and a mother of a 19-year-old. Yeah, that made me feel old, too.

After the jump, we sat down with Tiffany to talk about her tour, her new album, life, and her relationship to jean jackets these days. Keep reading »

Ryan Reynolds Swears He Was A Mega-Awkward Teen

“Up until I was like, 18, I looked like a Vietnamese girl. I remember, it took me a while to learn that you could actually talk to girls. I remember during elementary school, I used to accidentally fall on them during volleyball practice. And just a few years later, that’s illegal. That’s straight up inappropriate.”

Ryan Reynolds appeared on “Conan” last week to hype “The Green Lantern” and shared that as a teenager, he was seriously awkward and in no way attractive to the ladyfolk. Sorry, but we’re not buying it, Ryan. We saw you on MTV’s “Fifteen” and know you were still adorable back in the day. [Huffington Post]

Ahhh, but this isn’t the first time Ryan has disparaged his teenage self. Keep reading »

6 Times I’ve Cried In The Dressing Room And Why

I’m not big on crying in public, I swear, but dressing rooms are a different story. Maybe it’s the sting of the harsh lighting. Maybe being surrounded by mirrors makes me feel raw and introspective. Maybe I take the phrase “retail therapy” a little too seriously. Whatever the reason, I have something of a history of tearing up on shopping trips. Here are some of my most memorable fitting room cryfests… Keep reading »

Unexpected Style Inspiration: Wendy Peffercorn From “The Sandlot”


In the history of film, there have been some sexy female characters — Catwoman, Cleopatra, Annie Hall, Princess Leia, Catherine Tramell, just to name a few — but really, none can compare to Wendy Peffercorn from “The Sandlot.” Played by Marley Shelton, Wendy is a lifeguard at the community pool and the obsession of the pre-teen baseball team. Sitting up in her lifeguard tower in a red swimsuit and white cat-eye sunglasses … oiling … lotioning … oiling … lotioning … she is the epitome of 1960s style. Read on for a modern-day take on her perfect poolside ensemble (and don’t forget sunblock!) Keep reading »

Jennifer Lopez’s First Gig Was Back-Up Dancing For New Kids On The Block

Last night, Jennifer Lopez sat down for an interview with Jay Leno and he asked her about her first dance gig. “I got a job working as a back-up dancer for New Kids on the Block,” she said. “It was dancing for them on the American Music Awards and it was a big deal. That was a long time ago.” Jay then informed her that the exact year was 1991 and that he had the video footage ready to roll. Above, check out Jennifer hanging tough with the guys. Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Gap’s Denim Romper

Listen, Gap, I know you’re calling this a “denim romper” to try to make it seem trendy and fresh, but the truth is, I had the exact same piece of clothing in 4th grade, and back then we called it by its rightful name: “shortalls,” aka jean short overalls. Your version might not have Winnie the Pooh characters embroidered on the front pocket, but that’s the only detectable difference. The jig is up. And honestly, I don’t think the world is ready for shortalls to make a comeback. Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Icon: Ms. Frizzle From “The Magic Schoolbus”

Growing up, The Magic Schoolbus was one of my favorite series of books and TV shows. While my school’s budget was slashed to the point where our class field trips consisted of walking outside and looking for bugs in parking lot mud puddles, Ms. Frizzle was using her magic schoolbus to launch her class into outer space or shrinking it down to the size of a blood cell to explore the human circulatory system. Obviously this lady was an awesome teacher, but she also rocked some sweet personal style. After the jump, a toned-down take on her signature outfit… Keep reading »

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Raise your hand if your armpits used to smell like Teen Spirit! My scent was Romantic Rose. As a grown woman, I am wondering how they specifically made deodorant just for teens’ bodies? What a pile of crap. We totally bought into the advertising scam. But we smelled great while doing so. [I'm Remembering] Keep reading »

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