Last night in Paris, Nicolas Ghesquière showed his feverishly-anticipated first collection for Louis Vuitton. Ghesquière — the much-beloved, highly respected and often imitated designer who catapulted Balenciaga to renown before leaving the label abruptly — is a legend; Louis Vuitton is a hugely influential empire. So how did he do his first time around?
Over the past month, Iowa Rep. Steve King has been one of the most vocal supporters of SB102, the controversial Arizona bill (recently vetoed by AZ Governor Jan Brewer) that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against and refuse service to gay people on religious grounds. While many argued that such a law would be a massive violation of civil rights, King disagreed, saying, "It's clear in the civil rights section of the code that you can't discriminate against people based upon — I'm not sure that I got the list right — race, creed, religion, color of skin, those kind of things, and there's nothing mentioned in there on self-professed behavior. And that's what they're trying to perfect is special rights for self-professed behavior."
What's up, brain-havers!? Feeling a little less-than-fresh? Maybe a slight headache? Something not quite right up in the dome? Well, you could be dehydrated. That's probably it. Did you drink any water today? You know I told you you should drink more water! Are you getting enough sleep? Sometimes when I can't sleep it's because I didn't get enough exercise that day. It could be that. You know what my mom's friend Sheila does? She just goes for a 15-minute power walk around the block on her morning break. Everyone can find 15 minutes, you know. That's what Dr. Oz says. No? You don't think that's it? Well, I guess you could have a GIANT SACK OF MONSTER TEETH GROWING INSIDE YOUR BRAIN AND CHEWING ON YOUR MEMORIES.
Today, we learned that parents can't be forced to pay the legal fees for their daughter who is suing them. But another decision has taught us that an estranged father still has to pay for his daughter's financially irresponsible choice of law school...
It feels as if someone started a rumor that 2014 might present a female resurgence in hip-hop. As a person with a vagina, I’d be thrilled if that happened — but I doubt the “Ladies Night” reprise is going down anytime soon. There are many reasons why women — with the exception of Nicki Minaj — are notably absent from mainstream hip-hop’s playing field. Thankfully, none of this is insurmountable.
Big changes afoot for the SAT! The College Board is now dropping the writing portion from the exam, bringing the highest total score back to 1600 where it belongs.
Despite 12 Years a Slave's very serious subject matter—steeped in the most inglorious era of our country's history—and all the important conversations about race that have taken place leading up to the film's big win at this year's Academy Awards, white people still feel super comfortable making stupid jokes and puns about the movie that are glaringly racist.
Today in "British royalty being incredibly relatable," Kate Middleton will be soon be redecorating her Kensington Palace home despite having just finished a renovation that cost £1 million in taxpayer money. According to The Daily Mail, the Duchess of Cambridge is unhappy with the color scheme she chose last year prior to the birth of her son. Naturally, they're blaming the poor color choice on pregnancy hormones:
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Hey, remember Mighty Wings, McDonald's ill-fated attempt to branch out into the bone-in chicken market? The fast food giant really wishes you would remember them. Please? We'll give them to you for half-off? 70% off? Will you give us a quarter? PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE TAKE OUR CHICKEN WINGS.
Aging indie rock cool guy Thurston Moore spoke publicly for the first about the end of his marriage to ageless indie rock cool lady Kim Gordon to a UK magazine recently. And, predictably, he sounds like a dickhole.
Karl Lagerfeld hosted Chanel's recent fashion show in a fabulous market, one with designers teas and other items that would probably fetch bank on eBay. But if you were hoping to snag some Chanel swag from Lagerfeld’s latest foray into luxury grocery-cum-fashion shows, we regret to inform you that your dreams are crushed.
I've been crying a lot lately. Frozen, The Lego Movie — even the Mr. Peabody & Sherman screening had weeping into my purse. And then it became clear: all of these animated movies for kids contain at least one hard-hitting "cry scene." Because it's a cartoon, and they can kill all the animated animals they want, without getting in (too) much trouble. Here's our roundup of the obligatory "cry scenes" from recent movies — rated according to just how much they made us bawl.
Welcome back to Midweek Madness. Every Wednesday, the ever-intrepid Callie Beusman heads to the newsstand for the new issues of Us, In Touch, Life & Style, Ok! and Star, so that together we may study the dark magicks lurking in the celebrity grimoires. This week: Kate Middleton's knocked up with twins; Jared Leto is the new Johnny Depp; 16-year-old Kylie Jenner has gone under the plastic surgeon's knife; and Ellen and Portia are heading for divorce. Abracadabra!
She plays off of Kate McKinnon well, especially in the "Are we two young feminists in the house?" version. Also: Guess who takes off her shirt?
Astronaut, computer engineer, Hawaiian haver of "fun" —Barbie's held more jobs for which she's clearly unqualified than Ryan Seacrest. But all of her career costumes were supposed to be a means to an end, a way for girls to play with a doll who would encourage them to pursue their big dreams. Turns out, career-having Barbie might have the opposite effect.
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Confession: Don't be jealous, but I am totally fine with my armpits. Call me an arrogant rube, call me body-shame ignorant, but prior to the Dove campaign to beautify the pits, I didn't even know I was supposed to hate them. Now I refuse to hate them so that I might one day grow to love them — that's what passes for backbone in this country. I will remain stubbornly totally fine with them forever because you can't make me not.
Back during the no-carb diet craze of the early 2000s, I joked that I wanted to try a diet consisting of nothing but carbs and lipids. I would call it the Fatkins Diet. Guess what? I just did exactly that. I ate ice cream, and only ice cream, for four days straight. Yes, it's the world's first Ice Cream Cleanse, and no, I didn't just make it up.