(Getty images)When you've got 10 minutes on the phone with Jon Hamm, the living, breathing contemporary of Humphrey Bogart, you probably shouldn't waste time asking him about Tom Cruise's divorce. But let's just say you did, because I did.
"I'm on team Suri," Hamm says diplomatically. "I just really hope that kid gets taken care of."
He's also on team Louis CK: "I've always deferred to Louis CK on comedy matters."
Team Lena Dunham: "I watched the entire series of Girls...She's an incredible talent."
And team Everybody Relax About 50 Shades of Grey: "I have not read it but it seems like every five years there's a version of it that comes out."
Make no mistake, Jon Hamm isn't threatened by Christian Grey. He could play that character in his sleep. On Thursday he was nominated for two Emmys; one for playing MadMen's brooding, effortlessly smooth Don Draper and another for playing just the opposite on 30 Rock, as Liz Lemon's dim-witted love interest.
In Friends with Kids, out on DVD this week, he
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 8:24 PM EDT
(Getty images)When you've got 10 minutes on the phone with Jon Hamm, the living, breathing contemporary of Humphrey Bogart, you probably shouldn't waste time asking him about Tom Cruise's divorce. But let's just say you did, because I did.Read More »from Jon Hamm on Suri Cruise and Other People's Kids: Exclusive Interview
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Jul 19, 2012 5:05 PM EDT
sexted with porn stars and constituents, lost his job and possibly his career, all while his wife was pregnant. So why did Huma Abedin stay with Anthony Weiner? That's the obvious question hurled at every woman who has ever stayed with a scandalized politician.He Read More »from Anthony Weiner's Spouse Huma Abedin: Better Kind of 'Good Wife'
But does it really matter? Love, loyalty,and a six-month-old son could all be legitimate reasons. More interesting is how Abedin has chosen to move forward in her marriage--by taking charge.
"It took a lot of work to get to where we are today, but I want people to know we're a normal family," Abedin tells People magazine in her first interview since the scandal broke.
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The magazine's latest issue, out Friday, is likely to focus more on the couple's restored family life than Weiner's history of unsavory texts and subsequent cover-ups. If it's a strategic attempt to get her husband's career back on track, it's a clever one.
"Anthony has spent every day since trying to be the best dad
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Team Mom – Wed, Jul 18, 2012 4:41 PM EDT
(Courtesy of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)In deciding where to give birth, Florida's I-95 highway isn't high on the list. But no matter how much you plan, some things are out of your hands. Anton Antonov can attest to that.Read More »from Hero Husband Delivers Wife’s Baby on Highway. Puts Dads Who Faint in Delivery Room to Shame
When his wife, Oxsana, went into labor on the way to the hospital, he was forced to make a pit-stop and deliver their baby himself. Driving southbound on Florida's major highway, Anton swerved to the side of the road when it was clear their child wasn't going to wait any longer.
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"We received a call for a person having a child in a car on I-95 and due to high volume of traffic and how fast cars go on that highway, we sent a fire truck and a rescue truck," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Captain Eric Baum told Yahoo! Shine. "We found the mother in front seat, and she'd just given birth a minute before we got there."
Next to her was Anton, holding 8-pound, 6-ounce Margarita, swaddled in his own shirt. "He literally took the shirt off his back," says Baum.
Remember the good old days when resumes were postmarked and resignation letters were handed over in person? Technology has sped up the way we land, keep and lose our jobs but it's also given birth to some wildly famous cautionary tales. For what not to do in work's 2.0 era, take a lesson from the world's biggest job fails. -- By Piper Weiss, Shine staff
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Book Club – Fri, Jul 13, 2012 5:18 PM EDT
The Sweet Life, a new e-serial that imagines the Sweet Valley High twins at 30.Vampires and post-apocalyptic gladiators are the new teenagers of young adult fiction. But in the '70s and '80s the original heroes were just regular kids with hormonal drama. Weren't we all?
Twilight fans screen newest trailer
We survived childhood and pubescence, with a little help from writers like Francine Pascal, Judy Blume and Lois Duncan. So how would their characters fare as adults?
In The Sweet Life, a brand new continuation of the Sweet Valley High series, Elizabeth and Jessica are all grown up. The "e-serial," released episodically each Sunday from July 15 through August 12, re-imagines the Wakefield sisters as mothers and career-women. Don't worry, they've still got plenty of high school drama.Read More »from 'Sweet Valley High' Twins and More Classic Young Adult Characters All Grown Up
"They are 30 now, they look different and their experiences have been broadened but inside their heads there's still those 16 year old girls," Francine Pascal, creator and author of the Sweet Valley High franchise, as well as the latest series, tells Yahoo! Shine.
Pascal spent a
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Jul 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT
Comedian Daniel Tosh (Getty Images)Over the past 48 hours, a lot of famous comedians have defended Daniel Tosh's rape comments. Louis CK, Jim Norton, Patton Oswalt, Dane Cook to name a few. If you're just catching up with the controversy, here's a brief recap: Tosh, of Comedy Central's Tosh O., was called out by a female audience member at a live show for making a lame joke about rape. In response to his female heckler he stopped his performance to say, " "Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…"Read More »from Daniel Tosh Rape Humor: 9 Funny Women Who DON'T Defend Comic
The woman, who recounted the unnerving experience on her blog, immediately left the show frightened. Tosh, whose fan-base is largely teenage boys, later apologized, kind of. Then came a stream of Twitter reactions, some outraged (a petition with over 20,000 signatures to cancel Tosh O. has been making rounds) others disturbing supportive (from a few young male fans: "I didn't think daniel tosh was funny till he made fun of rape" and
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Jul 11, 2012 6:20 PM EDT
yoga class? It's like you just entered the prom naked. In a world wired for constant communication, yoga class is one of the last places where pings, rings, and vibrations are grounds for reproach.Ever had your phone ring in a Read More »from Yoga Teacher Says She Was Fired for Dirty Look. Blames Texting Student, Facebook Culture
"It's about respect for instructor, and those in class," yoga teacher Alice Van Ness explained to ABC News.
Up until a few weeks ago, Van Ness taught yoga to Facebook employees at the company's Bay Area campus. But an etiquette conflict between the ancient practice and the modern world changed all that, she said.
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It began when a student (and Facebook employee) began texting during class. Total downward don't.
Van Ness claimed she gave a "disapproving look," elsewhere described as a "stink-eye." When the unidentified employee left class to finish her text and later complained about the bad vibes coming from the teacher, Karma was a b----.
Van Ness says she was fired by Plus One Health Management, the parent company that operates
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Jul 11, 2012 2:11 PM EDT
Will and Kate's private honeymoon pictures published in Australian tabloid Woman's Day cause a stir. Fourteen months after Prince William and Kate Middleton's honeymoon, photos of their romantic vacation have been made public. But not everyone is enjoying the memories, least of all the royal couple.Read More »from Honeymoon Photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William Stir Controversy
Private moments from the couple's jaunt in Seychelles' luxurious North Island last May are splashed throughout the pages of Woman's Day, an Australian tabloid, and spreading like wildfire on the internet.
For the palace, it's a symbol of broken trust, and a media betrayal that resonates in the royal family's tragic history.
But for one anonymous photographer staked out during their May escape, it could have meant a major payday.
"Any shot of them on their honeymoon was going to go for at least half a million but because Kate is in a bikini I would estimate that this is a million dollar shot," celebrity business journalist Jo Piazza, tells Yahoo! Shine.
Photos of luxury setting for Kate and Will's honeymoon
Woman's Day hasn't confirmed any details on how they obtained the photos or for
What are your most crush-worthy LP covers?
Welcome to the most controversial post ever written (in the past hour). In honor of international record store day on Saturday, I have collected the sexiest album covers on the planet. Since my taste is based on childhood ostracism and one too many cats, you may be keen to disagree. Feel free to dispute and share your own favorites. Only three rules: no albums after the mid-80s, since most of us had switched to mix tapes by then. Please justify your reasoning. And while back covers and inside album artwork are acceptable, they should be included sparingly.Read More »from The Most Sexy-Stylish Rock Covers of All Time
Without further ado, 13 LPs that make me weak in the knees and three that make me wan't to gouge out my eyes...
How do you know when you're turning into your mother? When you fantasize about the same people she did, in 1981. Jackson Browne is one of a handful of singer/songwriters I used to block out with a Walkman as a kid in the backseat of my parents car. Now in his 60's he's back on tour this summer and all I can think of how to get backstage. I came around to 70's emo singers a few years back--thanks to the delicate confluence of insomnia, heartbreak and a particularly moving Time/Life collection infomercial. But only recently, have I embraced the fact that I want to harvest their children, the old-fashioned way.Read More »from 16 Soft Rockers with Weirdly Good Style
I don't care that they sing about making slow and steady love, that their music makes mom's do the Bar Mitzvah dance, that their song titles are projected in commercials in front of the same footage used in adds for Mt. Airy Lodge. There's just something about a sensitive '70's singer-songwriter who's not afraid to cheapen his music by showing a little chest hair on his