Topic: Tom Cruise

July 4th Friday Style Icon: Charlie Blackwood From Top Gun

July 4th Friday Style Icon: Charlie Blackwood From Top Gun

We were really struggling to come up with a great 4th of July-inspired Friday Style Icon: there were obvious options (various first ladies, Wonder Woman), there were ridiculous options (Jessica Simpson in Major Movie Star), and then the solution occurred to me during my afternoon viewing of the Top Gun volleyball scene (I watch it thrice daily): Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood. The tough astrophysicist is inexplicably immune to rowdy acapella versions of Righteous Brothers songs but ultimately has a weakness for short, recalcitrant pilots (who are dangerous). Anyway, happy 4th of July and here’s our salute to Charlie, with all her back-seam stockings and retro pencil skirts. More »

Shopping Guide: Get Your Favorite Movie Sunglasses

Shopping Guide: Get Your Favorite Movie Sunglasses

When people first see you, hanging out on the lawn, wearing a bikini, you don’t want them saying “oh, hi, [your name]. Aren’t you cold? It’s still surprisingly chilly out.” You want them saying “Oh my God, it is Lolita!” See, with the right sunglasses you can trick them into thinking you’re some sort of 13 year old nymphet, even though you are… not. Or anyone you want to be! More »

Gallery: Top 10 Celebrity Oversharers

Gallery: Top 10 Celebrity Oversharers

Celebrities have to share things about their lives because that’s just a part of their job. But I’m pretty sure the job description of “celebrity” doesn’t entail telling everyone about the inner workings of your sex lives or your political views or really anything that’s TMI. Why can’t every celebrity be as classy as Natalie Portman and George Clooney? More »

Gallery: 80s Movies Characters Make the Best Boyfriends

Gallery: 80s Movies Characters Make the Best Boyfriends

Film in the 80s pretty much rocked. Rocked so much, in fact, that pretty much every good movie is being re-made or sequelized (yes, I made that word up and yes, you wish you did too). Footloose, the re-make, just wrapped filming and now there’s talk of a Top Gun 2. I think we can all agree that Tom Cruise in the 1980s was way more desirable than he is now and so I have little hope for the sequel. But nonetheless, Maverick was a pretty suave guy. Goose was pretty cute too. Now that I think about it, I’d prefer Goose over the boring Maverick because he’s loyal, hilarious and he can totally sing. I love a man who can serenade me. Which got me thinking: what other characters from 80s movies would I want to date? A lot of them are John Hughes creations, but who can blame me? More »