Author Archives: Lilit Marcus

Jennifer Aniston Totally Stole Her Fragrance Idea from ‘Seinfeld’

Jennifer Aniston Totally Stole Her Fragrance Idea from 'Seinfeld'

Jennifer Aniston’s new perfume, Jennifer Aniston, just hit stores. As part of her campaign blitz, Aniston reportedly told an interviewer that the scent was inspired by the smell of the beach. Why does that sound familiar? Because The Beach fragrance was already a storyline on Seinfeld, a show which shared an NBC comedy lineup with a little show you might remember called Friends. More »

Vogue Was the First Stop on the Teresa Palmer Awareness Campaign Tour

Vogue Was the First Stop on the Teresa Palmer Awareness Campaign Tour

In last month’s inaugural edition of Shut Up Vogue, I pointed out that Vogue was using some random Australian actress in a photoshoot instead of a model. Vogue – at least the American edition – has never had a problem with using actresses instead of models, but they usually choose ones you’ve heard of. I should have known something was up with the selection of Palmer, though. More »

Video: ‘Orgasm, Inc’ Examines the Quest for the Female Viagra

Video: 'Orgasm, Inc' Examines the Quest for the Female Viagra

Filmmaker Liz Canner took a job editing erotic videos. Sounds normal, right? It turns out that the videos were to be used by a pharmaceutical company as part of a focus group for a drug they were working on – a possible “Viagra for women.” The project led Canner on a mission to find out whether pharmaceutical companies, including the one she worked for, were exploiting female sexuality to make money. More »

Are You a ‘Shower Alcoholic’?

Are You a 'Shower Alcoholic'?

My friend Brad emailed me after he first spent the night at his now-girlfriend’s apartment: “I think she’s a shower alcoholic.” Translation? She had so many empty and half-empty bottles in her shower that it looked like a longtime boozer’s detritus. Of course, the bottles were shampoo and body wash instead of tequila and gin, but you get the idea. More »