Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
The 37th Annual Venice Film Festival continued over the weekend, with dozens of premieres and red carpet walks. Among the notables: Selma Blair, Gwyneth Paltrow and Famke Janssen, who all looked radiant. Not so radiant? Well, you’ll just have to click through and find out.
Beyonce announced her pregnancy just over a week ago and already the hype about Babyonce is more than most of us receive in a lifetime … and its life hasn’t even begun. With Beyonce as a mother andJay-Z as a father, speculations are already being made about the child’s ability to sing/dance/eventually take over the world. What if the kid comes out plain or not-so-bright? What if it wants to be a teacher or a construction worker and not a pop star? Even if it chooses to go into the entertainment biz, could it ever live up to the greatness of its parents? Too much pressure! A lifetime of therapy just waiting to happen! It almost makes one grateful to have come from humble beginnings. Almost. Click through to see some more celebrity spawns that were born with big shoes to fill and how they’ve managed so far.
Back in 2008, Courtney Love claimed that someone had stolen Kurt Cobain’s ashes. A possible explanation for the missing remains may be contained in the pages of Nick Strauss’ book, Everybody Loves You When You Are Dead. The music reporter wrote that Courtney contemplated snorting Kurt’s ashes like cocaine. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? She might have pulled a Keith Richards. He admitted to snorting his late father’s ashes in his autobiography. That can’t be right. [Dlisted, Celebrity Mound]
The other day my friend Niki said, “Hey do you know about Lands’ End Canvas? They have really cute things.” and then the next few minutes played out like a really contrived commercial. I tilted my head to one side and said, “Lands’ End? Cute? I hiiiiiiighly doubt that.” But Niki insisted, and then showed me some pieces on the website. After ensuring that she wasn’t a Lands’ End promoter in disguise, I was pretty shocked by what I saw. Here’s why… Keep reading »
Hurricanes can really suck. Before Irene stopped by, I was in a state of panic, braving long lines at the grocery store, desperately seeking flashlights, taping up my windows, and generally hunkering down for the worst case scenario. For Irene’s visit to New York City, many people had to evacuate their homes. Some lost power and experienced serious flooding, and I’m truly sorry for them. [And, of course, our thoughts are also with those families who lost loved ones as a result of the hurricane. -- Editor]
But once Irene hit my ‘hood, I realized she wasn’t all that bad once you got to know her. It just so happened that I had fun with her. Is that wrong of me to say? After the jump, eight reasons why I loved Irene. Keep reading »
I’ve been a full-time freelancer for over a year. It’s been the most stimulating, character-building, nail-bitingly stressful experience of my professional life. And people love to talk about it.
I think it helps that I’m a writer. People who romanticize writing — about 85 percent of New Yorkers — throw around words like “craft” and “muse” and commend me for being brave for pursuing something creative. The other 15% say something stupid, like “Do you make any money?” or “Seriously, how are you paying your rent?”
There’s a lot to love right now, so we’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of some of our favorite things at the moment. Check out our favorite books, music, movies and more — and tell us what’s inspiring you in the comments.
1. The First Time You Don’t Schedule Weekend Plans
That seamless transition between having to wait until Wednesday to ask “What are you up to this weekend?”, and having it be a given that you two are going to hang out. Keep reading »
Come on, Irene! If you live on the East Coast, you have no doubt been hearing nothing but OMG A HURRICANE IS COMING!!! for the past 24 hours and are kinda sick of it already. Alas, you should probably be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store this weekend. We know ladies who read The Frisky are smart cookies, so you’ve probably already stocked up (or are planning to stock up) on candles, a flashlight, bottled water and non-perishable food to get you through the hurricane. You might think, then, you’ve got all your bases covered. But you would be oh so wrong … Keep reading »