One afternoon this week, I was putzing around on Twitter, procrastinating on work, when a tweet from Patti Stanger, the star of “Millionaire Matchmaker,” caught my eye. “Part of acting like a lady involves allowing him to be a gentleman,” she tweeted.
Hmmm, I thought. That’s just good advice. Then I thought about it for a second. Wait. What does that even mean? It sounds like a riddle. The more I thought about it, the less it made sense and the more it seemed to be zen koan-like thought farts.
Patti Stanger’s Twitter feed is filled with these thought farts. Like her Bravo show ”Millionaire Matchmaker,” she offers a melange of useful observations on dating and relationships, mixed with some truly reactionary, fucked-up advice that seeks to corral both men and women into normative gender role behavior. (In fact, we’ve debunked some of this fucked up-edness before.) Let me be clear: if people want to choose that normative gender role behavior himself or herself, that’s great. I choose it a lot of the time myself, in fact. But it’s not ethical to teach people their most successful strategy for finding love is to squeeze yourself into a box and follow the sexist script.
After the jump, let’s debunk some of Patti Stanger’s advice over Twitter … the good, the bad, and the truly WTF. 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 »
When a girl’s gotta go, a girl’s gotta go. I’m not sure the “PoPo” referenced in Ke$ha’s tweet earlier this week would accept that as a reasonable defense for deciding to pee in the street and tweeting the photo to all her followers. Still, I must commend her balance — popping a squat and taking a photo at the same time? Ke$ha actually does have talent! But she’s not the only celeb who has a knack for embarrassing themselves on Twitter. Let’s look at some recent celeb tweets that made us facepalm. Keep reading »
Guys, ever since the whole Ashton-pocalypse, Demi Moore’s been dealing with some serious business. She had a breakdown, went to rehab but now she’s back. And she looks good! She’s probably been taking green juice enemas and drinking the blood of babies. Big whoop! And now she’s got big questions liiiiiiiike what should her new Twitter handle be? After all, she’s no longer @MrsKutcher. So let’s help her out and come up with a new name for Demi. I like @excougar or @rumorrumer, but what’s your pick?
Demi Moore stepped out last night for the first time since her rehab stint, supporting best friend Amanda de Cadenet at the launch of her show, which Moore is producing, TMZ reports. Moore, who hadn’t surfaced since being hospitalized after a party back in January, was looking good, the New York Post notes. No longer “sullen and gaunt,” she has put some weight back on and “appeared to glow” with “round cheeks and a dewy complexion,” the paper decrees. Read more…