As if you needed any more proof that English companies can, and will, use the royal wedding and subsequent royal pregnancy to sell just about anything, online gambling service Ladbrokes (“we make lads broke!”) has just commissioned a terrifying series of photos of fake Kate Middleton and her fake in-laws in an effort to get people to bet on what the sex of the royal baby will turn out to be. More
Lucy Liu seems to think people see her only as “the emotionless Asian girl.” More
On the morality scale, returning a lost wallet is certainly on the “good” side of things. I mean, being caught using somebody’s lost credit card or license is illegal and wrong anyway, but still — it’s obviously better than, say, taking the money and throwing the wallet at a passing biker’s head.
But is it good enough to negate assault? Uhm…uhm…uhm…absolutely not. More
Chris Brown has a monster mural outside his home that is terrifying children. This, I suppose, will come as a surprise to people who thought that Chris Brown would be an excellent and gracious neighbor. You thought wrong. More
“Baby, I want to give you a slice of my heart! I want to give it to you now!” Had it been a slice of cake, he probably would have received a response. More
Why did Disney deem it necessary to de-frizz her hair, nip in her waist and embiggen her breasts? More
Remember Jenna Talackova, the transgender Miss Universe contestant who successfully sued Donald Trump for the right to compete in Miss Universe Canada? As it turns out, she was just getting started. Riding the momentum of all those TV appearances, Ms. Talackova has just signed on to do a pilot season of a reality show for E! Canada, which will be called Brave New Girl. More
The sexism that goes into deciding what an author’s book cover will look like is really quite astonishing. I wasn’t totally aware of this fact until I read this heart wrenching piece on Jezebel by author Deborah Copaken Kogan, which, among other things, detailed just how little control an author has over the marketing of her own book. It seems the literary establishment has yet to meet a new female author it can’t chicklitify.
To bring this issue to the forefront, author Maureen Johnson put out a call on Twitter for her more Photoshop savvy followers to switch the genders of the authors on the covers of well known books. And switch the genders they did. The results are as amusing as they are depressing, because they are totally spot on. Click through to see some of your favorite male authors given the chicklit treatment, and vice versa. More
As Mother’s Day is coming up (this Sunday, buy flowers) you’re probably going to happen across a lot articles about whether or not you are “becoming your mother.” If this is something you are concerned about, I have some good ideas for you. I will stop you from becoming your mother! Here are my ideas. More
Well, I’ve been anticipating The Great Gatsby for a really long time, and I guess that did not work out for me. Not even a little bit. So what historical epic do I have to look forward to, now? The Butler. The story traces the life of Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker) who was butler at the White House for 40 years (through 8 presidents). Oprah plays his wife. And, as Jezebel points out, she slaps someone! Look! More
Talk about burying the lede. As a follow up to its Met Ball coverage, Women’s Wear Daily has a series of soundbites from Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy up on its site today. He talks about how pleased he was with how all his looks turned out (including Beyonce‘s, oy), but the interesting part doesn’t come until the end, when he discusses Kim Kardashian. (No, I never thought I would type that sentence.) More
There is no experiential empathy created from walking in some high heels, for the record. So why are colleges still using this as a “playful learning tool”? Since when did rape education need to be “playful”? More