Rolling Stone profile, the tennis star released a strange, somewhat veiled apology.
"For someone to be raped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy!" Williams posted on her website, after her comments sparked heated outrage on Tuesday. "For both families involved — that of the rape victim and of the accused. I am currently reaching out to the girl's family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written — what I supposedly said — is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame."
On Tuesday, Rolling Stone published a four-page article on the tennis superstar. In it, Williams opens up on everything from freezing her eggs to her battles with body image. But it was her comments on the Steubenville rape case that stain an otherwise quirky impression of the athlete.
Near the end of the
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – 18 hours ago
Rolling Stone profile, the tennis star released a strange, somewhat veiled apology.On Wednesday, the day after Serena Williams called a 16-year-old rape victim "lucky" in a Read More »from Serena Williams' Troubling Apology for Steubenville Rape Comments
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Jun 14, 2013 4:28 PM EDT
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In honor of Father's Day—a time when dads' finest moments are caramelized into baseball-tossing, bike-coaching, bride-escorting Hallmark sentiments—I bring you a celebration of those not-so-fine moments in the big guy's career. Somewhere in between the time he taught us to swim and to tune out mom when she's having one of her moments, he totally lost his hero mojo.
It's all puberty's fault. Alien-like body changes can really drive a wedge between a teenage girl and her middle-aged dad.
Jason Nash is a father who understands this. He's also a comedian who uploads a shocking amount Vine videos in his daily life. If you're new to Vine, it's a 6-second video app, and for Jason, an endless opportunity to play different characters. One of them is called The Dad Who Only Makes Things Worse, and to my mind, he's the perfect Father's Day tribute.
We're supposed to remember all those times when dad taught us to try, even if we didn't always succeed. How about all those times dad tried with
The age of man-scaped Michelangelos plastered to bus kiosks may be over. The New York Times reports that several men's underwear brands are putting their pants on a different kind of male model. "We want to find people who we feel are good looking and who emphasize the image of the everyday guy," Jonathan Shokrian, a founder of the men's underwear company Mack Weldon, tells the Times. Maybe guys aren't taking their underwear shopping quite so seriously anymore, or maybe they're just aspiring to be more like their Facebook friends, rather than Greek gods. And what's wrong with that? In the business of men's underwear, trends come and go. But some ads stay burned in our brains for better or worse.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, May 22, 2013 1:15 PM EDT
A few weeks ago one of the most popular mass market clothing retailers became one of the most hated.
First there was the scathing report on Abercrombie and Fitch's decision not to make their all-American clothing in larger sizes. Then there was the astonishing excerpt from a 2006 interview with CEO Mike Jeffries which resurfaced, sparking renewed outrage. "We want to market to cool, good-looking people," Jeffries told Salon. “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."
Cue backlash, led by 18-year-old powerhouse Benjamin O’Keefe. "Stop telling teens they aren’t beautiful and start making clothes for people of all shapes and sizes," wrote the teenager in a petition posted to Change.org. His message was supportedRead More »from Here's that Abercrombie and Fitch Apology You've Been Waiting For
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, May 21, 2013 5:27 PM EDT
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Mon, May 20, 2013 3:46 PM EDT
There was a time when denim jeans didn't come with a $200 price tag and the qualifier "skinny." Don't believe me? Ask Ulysses S. Grant or anyone else alive in 1873, the year Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented the blue jean. Over the past 140 years, the wardrobe staple has evolved from button fly to bell-bottom, and way, way beyond (wait till you see the guy with fire-breathing pants). But when it comes down to it, there's nothing like the basic blueprint. Durable, thick, unisex-the kind of cut that looks good on everyone, and particularly good on a few people. On Levi's birthday, let's reflect on the men and women who helped keep this great brand alive-hot celebrities and models. -Piper Weiss, Shine StaffRead More »from Denim Porn: Levis' Best (and Sometimes Accidental) Models
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Wed, May 8, 2013 9:16 PM EDT
What happens when you enter the search term "Mother" in a stock photography website? You get lots of sunshine, hanging laundry and salad bowls. You also get a month's worth of nightmares. Moms made of plastic, moms wielding weapons, and even worse, moms whose emotions we just can't read. In honor of Mother's Day, we bring you the scariest stock images of our nearest and dearest.Read More »from For Mother's Day: The Creepiest Stock Photos of Moms
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Wed, May 8, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
If you watched Bradley Cooper's new Haagen-Dazs commercial and thought, "What the $#% just happened?" you're in good company. The internet is aflutter with questions about why People's Sexiest Man Alive is eating a tub of ice cream like a Cathy cartoon at a black tie event, why he fell for the old locked-in-a-room-with-only-a-spoon trick (huh?), and why on earth the Oscar-nominated actor thought making this commercial would be a good idea for his career. Some people have attempted to explain the not-so-subliminal imagery. Here are some theories—both from around the web and inside our heads—about what's really going on in the 30-second spot:
It's intentionally bad and we just don't get the joke.
It's actually really emotionally complex—like "Sophie's Choice" but with Bradley Cooper and ice cream.
It's about butts, and people are into that.
It was made 10 years ago and was only supposed to air internationally (or not).
It's the long-awaited sequel to the DiSaronno commercial (really, they areRead More »from Bradley Cooper's Haagen-Dazs Commercial: How to Explain its Awfulness
Nicholas Sparks knows a shocking amount about "ladyfantasies"—the ones where you move to a small Southern town and Josh Duhamel works at the convenience store. Read More »from Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Women
He's something of a female telepathic. "The Notebook," "A Walk to Remember," "The Last Song," "Dear John,""Nights in Rodanthe,"—those all came from his brain. If it weren’t for Sparks,we’d still be reading romance novels with Fabio on the cover, and Ryan Gosling would just be that young guy who briefly dated Sandra Bullock. Miley and Liam wouldn’t have met and R. Kelly would never have broken up with his wife (sure).
In his latest novel-turned-movie, "Safe Haven" (out on DVD Tuesday), a thriller about a woman with a dark past and a bright future sucking face with a hunky convenience store manager, played by, yes, Josh Duhamel. How does he know what feels good in the cushion-y parts of our female minds? "I’ve been blessed to have great women in my life," Sparks told Yahoo Shine. “I had a great mom, I married well.” A little back