For poor Sharnie, a guest on clearly sadistic Brit TV program “This Morning,” the holiday season is one of terror and horror. Rather than enjoy the winter wonderland, she’s trapped in a never-ending nightmare – the scourge of snowmen that pepper neighbor’s yards and holiday decorations. And so her friends — one of whom sports striking man-bangs — bring in “fear experts” the Speakmans to force Sharnie to face her fears vis-a-vis a skinny, tall, man in a snowman suit. Well, of course.
But really, that’s nothing compared to the prolonged exposure Maury Povich forces his cotton ball-fearing guests to endure. Nor the intense terror that Sandra feels when confronted by kittens. But hey, one woman’s kitten is another woman’s very large bird. [Huffington Post]
Not gonna lie, when Amelia sent me the link to Courtney Love’s closet tour of her West Village townhouse, my first response was “TERRIFYING.” I mean, think of all the misplaced cigarette butts, the stray hair extensions, the tatters. But actually? Courtney’s got some fine stuff. During her closet tour with Scott Lipps, Courtney expounds on the wonders of gloves, the joys of Victorian clothing and why her “utilitarian” Chloe blouse (which, let’s be honest, costs more than everything in my closet put together) is her favorite thing ever. [The Gloss]
“Mob Wives.” It’s my pop culture guilty pleasure, even though it’s offensive to everything I hold dear. Female friends constantly fighting with each other? Check. Men who abuse their male privilege by making the women in their lives jump through hoops to keep them happy? Check. Egregious overuse of lip fillers, leopard print, and tough titty New Yawk accents? Check, check and check. But I’m not going to lie. I watch every episode. And I pick up stuff like “I’m going to cut hair off with her own scissors.” [VH1.com]
Add a time clock and some friendly competition to TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” and you’ve got “Extreme Couponing All-Stars,” which premieres on December 27. It’s kind of like what “Supermarket Sweep” always should have been. The best extreme couponers compete for the title of America’s Biggest Super Saver. This clip features contender Faatima who experience a panic at the super market when she forgets “the big mamma of them all” — her cleanser. Um, I need this show and I need it now.
While the war in Iraq may have officially ended last week, the U.S. soldiers who were stationed there will be feeling the after effects of life in a warzone for some time. As soldiers and Army personnel are reunited with their American friends and family, they are often leaving behind their Iraqi family — the many stray Iraqi dogs the soldiers bonded with and took care of while serving overseas. The pups provided an invaluable emotional support to the men and women and many returning soldiers are now working with a program called Operation Baghdad Pups to bring their Iraqi pets to the States. Keep reading »
In this clip from “The Today Show,” Ann Curry discusses favorite books with Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling, which is, yes, kind of a strange pair. You can tell Mindy is a little freaked out by the set up, and Ann is kind of a stone cold beyotch to Mindy, dissing her while she flirts mercilessly with Bill Clinton. Also, Bill Clinton totally picks all these brown nose-y smart dude books while Mindy picks the fun books you’d actually want to read. Still, it’s really cute when Mindy tells Ann that she wishes she’d been able to get a peek at Bill’s list before she gave her own.