Expected but rarely warranted, the why-did-your-relationship-end question may be even more despicable than the why-are-you-single question. After all, asking someone why their relationship drank Drano implies that you have a vested interest in one’s sacred bond with another person—you don’t. This is not an Us Weekly interview, I am not Jennifer Lopez, and unless your name is ‘Whiskey,’ I don’t want to talk to you right now. Shoo, and turn the light off on your way out.
Because such a question deserves a condescending answer, here are a few for you to memorize and use at your discretion. Enjoy! Keep reading »
Mos Def says that he is most definitely done with his name. While performing with Talib Kweli this weekend, he revealed that he giving up his moniker and changing it to Yasiin. “I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011. I’m actually doing it,” he said. “Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years, it’s a name that the streets taught me, a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment, and I feel I’ve done quite a bit with that name and it’s time to expand and move on.” [Huffington Post]
With this, Mos Def joins an elite cadre of celebrities who changed their name mid-career. After the jump, a run-down.
Good news for those of you who are bending over backwards to figure out how to attract your dream guy/girl. As it turns out, the equation is very simple. Pretty much everyone — guys and girls, gay and straight, young and old — is looking for the same ten things in a partner.
No one in their right mind really expects to find a partner who excels in every single one of these areas. After all, if you’re already perfect, what do you need a relationship for anyway.
Identifying which of these areas you may be lacking in and beginning to work on them, will not only improve your chances of finding someone, but it will make you happier with yourself. Keep reading »
We’ve been known to try our hands at baking every once in a while. But we typically stick to pretty standard stuff. And with good reason — deviate from the plan and you could wind up with one of the extreme cake disasters we discovered. These cakes prove that just because you can bake doesn’t mean you should.
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.
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 »