Blog Posts by Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Feb 15, 2011 8:05 PM EST
Hot Marlon Brando can spot a woman's 'gothic aspects' from across the room. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)For anyone who's ever fantasized about a steamy night with a young Marlon Brando, I'm about to pop your dream bubble with two words: Dear. Lady.Read More »from Marlon Brando's strange love letter to a stewardess
Seems that Brando wasn't as smolderingly romantic as his '50s film portrayals had us believe. A love letter Brando sent to an anonymous stewardess in 1966 offers a window into what it might have been like to be wooed by the legend.
The online letter archive, Letters of Note, published the medium-insulting typed up note (possibly dictated to an assistant), and it's since gone viral. So who is this stewardess that's making waves over 50 years after she sexually twisted Brando's mind like a purple nurple? Just call her 'Lady.' He does.
Here's the note in full:
Dear Lady -
There is something not quite definable in your face - something lovely, not pretty in a conventionally thought of way. You have something graceful and tender and feminine (sp). You seem to be a woman who has been loved in her childhood, or else, somehow by the mystery of
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, Feb 15, 2011 12:51 AM EST
(Photo by Getty Images)New York Fashion Week has its share of crashers. Sneaking into invitation-only runway shows is such a phenomenon that The Wall Street Journal even offered advice on breaching security last year. "Crash with purpose. Walk with purpose. Above all, dress with purpose," are the words of wisdom. If 'purpose' is the key to crashing the shows, who's got more of it: men or women? I had a hunch guys would have more luck than women. If fashion is all about standing out, it's logical a man would be more coveted as a guest (invite or no) in a world where their sex is an endangered species. To put my hypothesis to the test, I challenged Best Week Ever's Dan Hopper to a battle of the sexes, Fashion Week style. Who was more likely to pass security and even gain access to a show? Check out the play-by-play slideshow to find out.Read More »from Is it easier for a guy or girl to crash Fashion Week? We found out!
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Sat, Feb 12, 2011 2:46 AM EST
Read More »from 20 crazy facts about 'Thelma and Louise' 20 years later
It's been 20 years since "Thelma and Louise" drove off cliff, and after all this time, the movie is still chicken soup for the recently dumped soul. Other girl power movies may try, (I'm looking at you "Boys on the Side"), but it takes more than a vintage car and a southern accent to match the original. The 1991 film, which starred Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, and a little known actor named Brad Pitt, has just been re-released on Blu-Ray. But first let's look back on some movie trivia from the time of VCRs. Here are 20 facts about the great lady caper you probably don't know...
1. Geena Davis was rumored to have a fling with Brad Pitt on set. Months before the movie came out, gossip columnist Liz Smith wrote: "The rumor mill is grinding with the news that Geena and actor Brad Pitt are an item. [ed note: notice how he still needed descriptor before his name!] Pitt appears with her and Susan Sarandon in the upcoming film 'Thelma and Louise.' Davis has been described as 'flipping' for
Leotards hit the Rebecca Minkoff runway. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG)Not since Liza Minnelli has a grown woman so proudly displayed a black leotard as evening wear. Camel toe be darned, the model at today's Rebecca Minkoff show at New York's Fashion Week pulled it off so well it almost looks feasible. But nuh-uh.Read More »from Fashion Week: Nuh-Uh Photo of the Day
Every other decade, the fashion world tries to bring back the leotard, sans tutu. Thanks, but we'll pass. Remember in the '90s when every blouse and t-shirt came with two crotch snaps? Real talk: It also came with yeast infections.
Front row stars at Fashion Week
Fashion Week: Nuh-uh photo of the day
Fashion Week Dispatch: Luca Luca
Would you wear a bodysuit?
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 10, 2011 11:53 PM EST
(Think Stock Photos)It's time to call a truce in the temperature wars. He's too hot, she's too cold: relationship experts blame this classic relationship battleground on control issues, but science has a simpler explanation. Women are, in fact, colder than men.Read More »from The reason couples fight over heat? Women really are colder than men
A team of researchers, led by physician Han Kim, found that on average woman's hands are almost three degrees cold than a man's. The reason is that the female body produces a slightly higher core temperature around the vital organs. So women's hands and feet get the shaft. And when your hands feel cold, so does the rest of you. This research isn't new, but as icy weather endures, reminders of our biological differences are key to keeping relationship meltdowns in check. In fact, the thermostat is the source of one of the most common arguments between couples.
It's just another way men and women are from two different planets. Why on Earth would we be hard-wired so differently from the opposite sex? Survival, says Professor Mark Newton, a researcher
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Feb 10, 2011 8:29 PM EST
As good as it felt to flex those muscles for his Smartphone, Congressman Chris Lee is probably regretting the moment he snapped this incredible self-portrait. Last night, Lee resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives in a press release that stated: "It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all. I have made profound mistakes and I promise to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness."Read More »from Flex Fail: Craigslist spurs latest political sex scandal
You guessed it: the mistake was that photo. Here's what happened, according to Gawker, the site that broke the story:
"On the morning of Friday, January 14, a single 34-year-old woman put an ad in the 'Women for Men' section of Craigslist personals. 'Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?' she asked, inviting 'financially & emotionally secure' men to reply. That afternoon, a man named Christopher Lee replied. He
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Wed, Feb 9, 2011 10:50 PM EST