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Can You Change Your Race? 'Ethnic Plastic Surgery' Raises Big Questions

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:30

Can You Change Your Race? 'Ethnic Plastic Surgery' Raises Big Questions

"Ethnic plastic surgery"—the practice of altering physical features supposedly typical of your race, to either erase them or to deliberately look like a member of a different race—sits squarely at the fraught intersection of bodily autonomy, racial politics, and oppressive beauty standards. It's nearly impossible to talk about without being oppressive or paternalistic in one way or another.

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Is Wedding-Drunk America Ready for Rented Bridal Gowns?

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:15

Is Wedding-Drunk America Ready for Rented Bridal Gowns?

Women once married in their finest—then wore the dress as their Sunday best for several years afterward. But styles have changed so drastically in the last 20 years that most brides won't even wear their mom's wedding gown. Plus, they cost a fortune. Consequently, it appears America may be ready to embrace the rented dress. Praise Juno!

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What's Your Ideal Women's Website?

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:00

Tuesday evening brainstorm: What would you like to see from a women's website? What stories and topics would be covered? What sort of content is essential for a site to make it a must-read for you — and what stuff do you straight up enjoy, even if you don't consider it necessary? How about the design or user tools? Whatever it is you're hankering for, we'd like to hear about it.

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Trial of Virginia Ex-Governor and His Wife Is an Amazing Soap Opera

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:45

Trial of Virginia Ex-Governor and His Wife Is an Amazing Soap Opera

Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell and ex-First Lady Maureen McDonnell are currently on trial for corruption, and even without the schadenfreude that comes from watching a rising whackadoodle star of the GOP be taken down all the pegs, the entire proceeding is at least twice as salaciously soapy and entertaining as the less murdery and threesomey episodes of House of Cards.

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Daniel Radcliffe Channels His Inner Devil in Horns

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:30

You may not recognize Daniel Radcliffe in his new movie Horns. That may be because the actor has considerably matured since his days playing Harry Potter. That also may be because he spends a lot of time in the film's trailer with giant horns growing out of his head.

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Bryan Singer Accuser Refuses Settlement and Parts Ways With His Lawyer

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:20

Bryan Singer Accuser Refuses Settlement and Parts Ways With His Lawyer

Michael Egan, the man who is (was?) suing Bryan Singer and other Hollywood executives for sexual abuse, has been dropped by his lawyer after not agreeing to an arranged $100,000 settlement.

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Here's a Disney Princess Collection for Adults, If That's Your Thing

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:00

Here's a Disney Princess Collection for Adults, If That's Your Thing

Australian retailer BlackMilk just launched its Princess & Villains collection inspired by the ladies of Disney. To be clear, this is a line for adults. As in, adult humans are encouraged to wear this clothing on their bodies.

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Terrified Father Delivers Baby… Right Into Toilet Bowl

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:40

Terrified Father Delivers Baby… Right Into Toilet Bowl

Sharing a fun story is a great way to break the ice in social situations, but it's unlikely that Livia Davis will be sharing the story of her birth with friends any time soon. First, because she can't yet talk; and second because she was delivered right into a toilet.

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How Much Did Kim Kardashian REALLY Work on Her Damn Game?

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:20

How Much Did Kim Kardashian REALLY Work on Her Damn Game?

Sometimes, while waiting for my energy to return so I can complete a high-profile national ad campaign at PopGlam, I wonder: How much does Kim Kardashian actually have to do with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood? Are we talking some straightforward licensing deal, or what?

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Lululemon's Patented Yoga Mat Has Been Deemed the Best There Is

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:00

Lululemon's Patented Yoga Mat Has Been Deemed the Best There Is

Recently we noted Lululemon's desire to patent numerous clothing and equipment designs, including their yoga mat. Now said yoga mat has been given the stamp of approval by The Wirecutter, a website that reviews gadgets and products.

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The film rights for Donna Tartt's 700+ page Pulizter Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch have been acq

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:45

The film rights for Donna Tartt's 700+ page Pulizter Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch have been acquired by Warner Bros. Whether or not an actual movie will be produced remains to be seen: Tartt's The Secret History was optioned and has yet to make it to the screen.

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The Craze for Coconut Oil and Its Many Magical, Miracle Uses

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:30

The Craze for Coconut Oil and Its Many Magical, Miracle Uses

What is a new day except a fresh opportunity to discover new uses for coconut oil? From beauty aid to bathtub scrub, oil of coconut will make you prettier, thinner, softer, suppler, and a better lover on account of how it will do all those others things. Soon, it will unlock the mystery of all diseases and the world will shine.

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​Turkish Deputy Minister Claims Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:15

​Turkish Deputy Minister Claims Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public

Are you a woman? Do you enjoy laughing, and do you sometimes do so in public? While this seems about as innocuous as, well, being in public, according to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, laughing in public could indicate that a woman is *gasp* unchaste.

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Spanx Jeans Will Not Save Your Ass From Itself

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:00

Spanx Jeans Will Not Save Your Ass From Itself

We all know that women loving shopping for jeans—it's right up there with bikini waxes and accidentally eating the other half of the pad thai you were supposed to save for tomorrow's lunch. There is, however, that one elusive yet glorious moment when you finally find the perfect pair of denim. And now Spanx, the world's most famous girdle company, would like to help you achieve that bliss.

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Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired an Employee For Being Pregnant

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:45

Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired an Employee For Being Pregnant

Hobby Lobby — a corporation that values its factually inaccurate beliefs about unborn fetuses over women's legal right to insurance coverage , because God weeps for the souls of the unborn — allegedly fired an employee for getting pregnant three years ago.

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Watch Hilary Duff Act Like She's Ever Held an Office Job

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:30

Lizzie McGuire Hilary Duff is back! This musical go-round, she's trying to convince us that – like her character in the classic film Beauty & the Briefcase – she's spent so many hours trapped in an office job filing papers she desperately needs a beach vacay. Oh Lizzie Hilary.

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Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:15

Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape

Noted evolutionary biologist and atheist yellthinker Richard Dawkins, in his perpetual and incredibly grating quest for absolute rightness, has issued a curious series of thoughts regarding sexual assault. Because some things are worse than others, he reasons (sorry, Reasons. Must capitalize his thoughts. Too important for lower case.) that just as "mild pedophilia" is worse than "severe pedophilia" so too are stranger rapes worse than rapes where the victim knows her attacker.

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The Batkid Documentary Trailer Will Have You in Tears

Jezebel.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:45


Last November, the Make a Wish Foundation, with the help of oh EVERYONE, took it upon themselves to transform San Francisco into the city of Gotham so that five-year-old leukemia patient Miles could live his dream of being Batman for a day. And streets all around the world flooded with the tears of a million ugly-cries. And now, a documentary awesomely named Batkid Begins aims to delve into the work and effort that went into making Mile's wish come true.

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