Making jeans is a sketchy business according to a new online documentary called “Dirty Denim.” Meet Chip of Chip & Pepper, a Budweiser-guzzling Cali dude who explains that the industry is “hard-core, dude. You’re on kill kill kill mode.” Why so? Apparently jeans
designers are backstabbing d-bags who steal each other’s samples, spy on their competitors to copy their washes, and blackmail the workers in the manufacturing plants, all to make sure their however-many-hundred-dollar jeans are the “it pants” of the season. Dude. [NY Mag
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So last night as I was wasting my time watching “The Price of Beauty,” I was beaten over the head with this new Dentyne Ice commercial during every single break. According to this advertisement, it’s the guy’s responsibility to provide protection against bad breath when the loving heats up. The concept might seem clever at first, but couldn’t the dude in the pharmacy have bought some condoms along with his gum? That way, there’d be some reference to the fact that gum doesn’t protect against STDs or unwanted pregnancy. What was even more arresting to me was that VH1 chose to run a commercial for Seasonique birth control pills directly after this Dentyne one, reminding women that the responsibility to prevent a pregnancy is all in their hands. Keep reading »
I stayed up way past my bed time last night to watch Jessica Simpson
‘s new VH1 show, “The Price of Beauty
.” I didn’t have high hopes for the show in the first place (more on that later), but it ended up being kinda terrible in a way I hadn’t expected: “The Price of Beauty” is ostensibly about Simpson and her friends, CaCee Cobb and Ken Paves, traveling to different countries to learn about what they consider beautiful.
But instead, “The Price of Beauty” was a rather embarrassing display about rude American tourists who make inappropriate jokes and shriek, squeal and squirm when offered strange food. When Miss American Pie Jessica Simpson burst into a fit of sniggering giggles while meditating in a Buddhist temple with a Thai monk, I covered my eyes with my hands and winced. Keep reading »
I haven’t felt this excited about a historical epic film since watching trailers for 2000′s “Gladiator,” which I saw twice in theaters and dozens of times on DVD after that. And it’s no surprise the latest version of “Robin Hood” reminds me of “Gladiator” because it stars Russell Crowe and was directed by Ridley Scott. Although I really enjoy “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and have been known to say “Damned English oak” in my best Morgan Freeman Moorish accent, I know Scott’s version of this “rob from the rich to give to the poor” tale is going to be so much better. Robin’s love interest, the Lady Marian, is played by Cate Blanchett, and even she gets in on some of the action as Robin and his gang battle against the despotic sheriff and ineffective new king. Marian isn’t running around trying to keep the sheriff from raping her as in “Prince of Thieves,” and we don’t have to witness any hokey romance between Robin and her. Plus, special effects are way better than they were in the ’90s, and Scott is a master at capturing fight and battle scenes. “Robin Hood” hits theaters May 14. Keep reading »
Footage has emerged from the day an H&M store in France put out its new Sonia Rykiel
merch. And here you thought French women were so refined. Not so: “Geet your hands off my swetur, beetch. You are too fat for zat, anyhow. Allez, allez!”
We have now seen hell, and it’s a never-ending sentence of being an H&M employee on this day. Look how they book it to avoid the stampede! People, un peu de calme, please! [YouTube] Keep reading »
One of my favorite hobbies is making my dude bestie, John DeVore, watch my favorite crap TV shows and convincing him that it’s actually time well spent. It’s so much fun, I decided to make the process a regular video feature on The Frisky called “Primetime PJ Party.” In each episode, I force John to put on a pair of jammies, sit on my couch, and watch an episode of my current favorite show as I try to convince him — and you — why it is awesome. For our first episode, John dons plaid PJs and we watch “Hoaders” — enjoy! Keep reading »
and Joel McHale, together at last? Squeeeeeel!
Gabby stopped by “The Soup” this weekend to dispel — er, start — a few Oscar night rumors. How happy am I that Joel McHale seems to realize how genuinely funny that woman is? [YouTube
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