BY KAT STOEFFEL
Most former U.S. presidents don't live to see their biopics. Former First Lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton will get to see three before she even has the chance to win her party's nomination. In addition to the buzzy Hollywood treatment coming up with Rodham, NBC and CNN announced last month that they had their own HRC projects in the pipeline. All three are still months, if not years, away. But they have collectively generated enough controversy and casting speculation to carry us through until their official press cycles begin, at which point we should just be gearing up for the primaries again. If we play our cards right, we will have managed to talk about Clinton for the entirety of her post-cabinet, pre-campaign hiatus and speaking tour without interruption. (Point: 24-hour news cycle.) Here's a quick and dirty guide to Hillary Clinton movies to get you through.
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BY REBECCA HARRINGTONRead More »from Madonna’s Diet is the Hardest I Have Ever Tried
It has been exactly 30 years since Madonna exploded into the public consciousness with her debut album Madonna, and what great years they have been. Is there a woman out there more impressive than she is? Madonna is the top-selling female artist of all time. She has a son named Rocco. One time she was interviewed by Norman Mailer and he kept wanting to talk about feminism's discontents and she subtly made fun of him the entire time and he did not seem to get it.
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Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images However, being Madonna is not easy. And how does she do it? She is 54 years old and she had to wear a crucifix on her butt at the Met Ball. Literally no one has ever done that before, and perhaps no one will ever do it again.
So, while Madonna's actual accomplishments are too much for the modern human to even contemplate, it would be nice to have her biceps at some point in my life. In that spirit, I decided to attempt
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BY KAT STOEFFELRead More »from Career Advice from the ‘Boys Club Seduction’ Guide Merrill Lynch Gave Female Trainees
Three women suing Merrill Lynch for gender discrimination say they were fired for failing to "seduce the boys club," the New York Post reports. Seriously: Female trainees were allegedly given copies of a book called Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics From a Woman at the Top, and ordered to attend a lecture by author Nina DiSesa, the first female chairwoman at ad giant McCann Erickson. Other alleged girls-only duties included answering phones, being "perky" and "bubbly," and attending events on topics like "dressing for success" and "preparing healthy meals while working full-time." But the book alone would be enough to make a gal litigious.
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Mario Tama/Getty Images Until the feminist revolution is complete, DiSesa writes, women need to act as much like men as possible. "Men feel comfortable with their own kind," she notes. If they must be womanly, they should leverage their feminine wiles to seduce and manipulate (S&M, in her
- The Cut | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 26, 2013 3:52 PM EDT
By Margaret HartmannRead More »from Silda Spitzer Isn’t Press Shy, She Just Wants a Divorce
Here's one way Eliot Spitzer can distinguish himself from Anthony Weiner in the minds of voters: While Carlos Danger had his beleaguered wife speak on his behalf as he casually admitted to another round of extramarital sexting, Spitzer confirmed on Thursday night that his wife Silda won't be joining him on the campaign trail. "I think it's fair to say I'm running for office. No other member of my family is running for office. And I think the public is going to judge me, not who else is with me or not with me," Spitzer told the Post. He noted, "She's got a career," but the paper claims it isn't Silda's job that's keeping her from shaking a few voters' hands, but the fact that she's on the verge of divorcing the former governor and prostitute enthusiast.
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Chris Hondros/Getty Images The Post kick-started the latest rumors about the Spitzers' marital troubles with a report that they were living in separate apartments,
BY MAUREEN O'CONNORRead More »from What Sexting was like in the Victorian Era
Technology has been complicating romance for longer than we thought: Tech blog Collision Detection unearthed a Victorian example in Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes, a novel about a telegraph operator who falls for a mystery man she meets "on the wire." Mistaken identities and madcap antics ensue. "I hope sometime we may clasp hands bodily as we do now spiritually, on the wire," the enigmatic "C" tells heroine Nattie Rogers.
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The Cut Here's a scene where Nattie and friends wonder if "C" is misrepresenting himself - a phenomenon modern audiences might call catfishing:
"It must be very romantic and fascinating to talk with some one so far away, a mysterious stranger too, that one has never seen," Miss Archer said, her black eyes sparkling. "I should get up a nice little sentimental affair immediately, I know I should, there is something so nice about anything with a mystery to it."
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- The Cut | Fashion – Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:29 AM EDTBY KAT STOEFFEL
Rosa DeLauro has been representing Connecticut's third district in the U.S. House of Representatives for over two decades. Recently, she's come to represent two somewhat more nebulous constituencies: hipsters and women who want to "have it all." The 70-year-old congresswoman's cropped hair and funky accessories have earned her a NSFW hipster-appreciation Tumblr, and while she claims to have no idea what a hipster is (she says her favorite band is Peter, Paul and Mary, and we're inclined to believe her), she's eager to discuss women's economic wellbeing.
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Today, Representative DeLauro and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kicked off their new women's economic agenda ("When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families"), a kind of legislative response to the work-life balance questions that have obsessed pundits over the past year. The campaign will raise awareness about Read More »from Meet Rosa DeLauro, the ‘Hipster’ Congresswoman with a Feminist Agenda
BY KAT STOEFFELRead More »from America’s Next Top Model, the Summer Camp
It looked like rain on Wednesday morning, which was lucky. That way no one needed to mourn the wholesome, outdoor summertime activities - bike rides, camping, swimming - forsaken by the 30-odd girls cooped up in a midtown Westin. They had convened for Modeling Camp, the $1,000, four-day boot camp that teaches girls ages 12 to 18 how to work their angles and a runway before sending them off with a portfolio of professional photos and an audience with casting directors.
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It was photo-shoot day, and the girls were split among four stations in a carpeted conference room. On one side, makeup artists' brushes swallowed their tiny features. On the other, hairdressers coaxed their - basically uniform - shoulder-blade-length hair in and out of loose, wavy ringlets. In back, an acting coach fought for the attention of the rest, who played with their hair, held each other's hands, and coordinated dress
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BY ELISABETH DONNELLYRead More »from Fantasy or Fun? The Rise of ‘Ideal Boyfriends’ on Tumblr
Elizabeth Pride, a 23-year-old social worker in Philadelphia, was feeling homesick for her native Maine. While Facebook chatting with a friend one night last winter, she started joking about being single, and things took a decidedly Northeast turn: "I said my ideal man would look like an LL Bean Model. I kept making jokes like, 'I want to build a fire with this man.'"
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Pride uploaded a hunky photo of an LL Bean model in wicked good flannel to Tumblr, added a caption - "'We don't have to paint the barn door today,' said Daniel. 'Let's go sailing instead.'" - and a viral website was born. The Tumblr, Your LL Bean Boyfriend, remains just as popular today by imagining a world where the broad-shouldered, strong-jawed, capital-M man is as sensitive as he is outdoorsy, bringing you extra marshmallows for your hot chocolate and cooking you breakfast in bed with organic eggs.
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BY JOY ADAEZERead More »from The 5-Year-Old Boy Who’s Become an Instagram Style Icon
Style Icon. Get familiar and take notes. That was the tweet last year from Ugo Mozie, a stylist who has worked with Chris Brown, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland. Attached was a photo, which I thought would be his newest client. Instead, there was a tiny trendsetter wearing different outfits: a tailor-made jacket with a Tom Ford pocket square, a Dior shirt, Diesel jeans, and a Gucci belt, then an AllSaints leather jacket with Gucci shades. This was my first introduction to Alonso Mateo, a child who has become an Instagram megastar thanks to his small suits and Frankenstein haircut. Almost every photo of him now makes it to the network's Popular page. There are now five fan accounts dedicated to his style, two of which have appeared in the last month.
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Alonzo Mateo Right now, he's 5. That makes him the latest in an Internet lineage of child-style icons, from Matthew Weiner's son, Arlo, to Alexander Wang's
Stylist Annabel Tollman died suddenly in her sleep from a blood clot this week in her West Village apartment, sources confirm. She was 36 years old. Known for dressing celebrity clients like the Olsen twins, Shakira, and Liv Tyler, Tollman also worked as Interview's first-ever fashion director.Read More »from Celebrity Stylist Annabel Tollman Has Died
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The CutBorn in Brussels in 1977, Tollman was raised between London and New York, and earned her degree in fashion journalism from Central St. Martins. She began dressing Scarlett Johansson after they met on a cover shoot for Interview in 2003, and left the magazine to pursue celebrity styling full-time in 2008. In 2010, she was profiled in the Times when she became a spokeswoman for eBay Fashion. At the time of her death, she was in the process of developing a Bravo reality show.
Tollman applied her personal motto, "Make a fairy tale and go and live in it," to both life and fashion. While friends and family will remember her warmth