Twentieth Century Fox and Regency EnterprisesMost women have seen and perhaps enjoyed TV shows like "Bridezillas," "My Fair Wedding," and "Amazing Wedding Cake," or movies like "Bride Wars," "The Wedding Planner," and "My Best Friends Weddings." The success of such shows and films has proved that there is a huge audience for wedding programing, whether it's the casual viewer who likes seeing a woman find the perfect dress, or a compulsive Type-A bride-to-be who spends afternoons tearing out pages from Modern Bride.
Cablevision has picked up on this trend and will be launching a wedding channel featuring all things matrimony 24/7. Obviously we've been acquainted with the concept of a "bridezilla," but we wonder just how much wedding planning and obsessing is too much? Do we really need a bridal network? [NY Post]
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Thu, Jul 2, 2009 10:07 PM EDT
Twentieth Century Fox and Regency EnterprisesMost women have seen and perhaps enjoyed TV shows like "Bridezillas," "My Fair Wedding," and "Amazing Wedding Cake," or movies like "Bride Wars," "The Wedding Planner," and "My Best Friends Weddings." The success of such shows and films has proved that there is a huge audience for wedding programing, whether it's the casual viewer who likes seeing a woman find the perfect dress, or a compulsive Type-A bride-to-be who spends afternoons tearing out pages from Modern Bride.Read More »from Bridezilla dream come true: 24/7 wedding channel to launch
Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesKevin Jonas, the oldest Jonas Brother, is engaged to his girlfriend, Danielle Deleasa, after two years of dating. The couple met while vacationing with their families in the Bahamas. 21-year-old Jonas flew directly from his concert in Vancouver to Deleasa's New Jersey home to propose. "It was tough performing last night, knowing that I was going to ask the biggest question in my life to the most amazing girl in the world," he says. Sure, popping the question is nerve-wracking, but could Jonas be extra nervous because he is very young? And more specifically, one who wears a promise ring?Read More »from Is 21 too young to get married?
"Our hearts are filled with joy today and we are happy to share with you that our son Kevin has asked Danielle for her hand in marriage," say Kevin's parents in a statement. "Family is very dear to us, and we hope we have raised Kevin to be a wonderful man and husband. Please join us in our family's celebration and in congratulating Kevin and Danielle. Thank you for all of your support." We're happy
Getty ImagesRemember when former President Bill Clinton said oral sex wasn't sex? South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford recently admit that he "crossed lines" with women other than his wife and the Argentine mistress, but "didn't cross the sex line." So what exactly does that entail?Read More »from How do you define "sex"?
The definition of sex has never been totally clear, and with indefinite terms like "hooking up" the lines are increasingly blurred. While some classify any type of foreplay using sexual parts as "sex," others will only label intercourse with actual penetration as "sex." But would this include anal sex or lovemaking between two lesbians?
"Sex is a word and nobody is really in charge of that term," says Kinsey Institute scientist Erick Janssen. "In a way, our thinking of sex and definitions of sex is more complex than they were in the past."
A study conducted in 1991 that surveyed 599 college students, found that 37% of women considered oral sex to be "sex," as opposed to 44% of men. In a 1996 survey, those stats rose to
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Wed, Jul 1, 2009 7:55 PM EDT
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesWe are pretty sure we heard that the Las Vegas economy was suffering during the recession, but for some reason the MGM Grand paid Lindsay Lohan big bucks to host a pre-birthday party at the hotel's Wet Republic pool last Saturday. Her 23rd birthday isn't until tomorrow, but the hotel and casino already paid her $70,000 just for hanging out at the five-hour bash.Read More »from The Hollywood recession: Lindsay makes $70,000 for showing up to a party
"Due to her ever-lagging acting career, Lohan has been subsisting on appearance and the occasional fashion shoot (along with a line of pricey leggings), so Linds totally made the most of the party by getting photographed in five different bikinis and promoting her new Sevyn Nine self-tanning spray.] Hey, if she can't land acting gigs, getting paid to show up at parties is a good way to supplement her crazy shopping habits. Oh and speaking of clothes, Lindsay later changed a sixth time into a clubbing outfit and danced to Michael Jackson songs for the remainder of the evening. Sounds rough--we don't know how she does it. [NY
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Tue, Jun 30, 2009 8:32 PM EDT
Getty ImagesAccording to two new national surveys from Indiana University, 53% percent of women have used a vibrator. Perhaps even more interesting is that 81% of these ladies have used the device with a partner. We've come a long way since Alfred Kinsey's studies in 1953 Shere Hite in 1976. They found that vibrator use was "not appreciable" and "less than 1 percent" admit to using them.Read More »from New study: Vibrators are as common in households as coffee makers
"What this tells us is we've reached a tipping point," said Debby Herbenick, an author of the studies. "Something once regarded as exotic has become commonplace." Sure, talking about vibrators still may make us blush or feel slightly uncomfortable, but the truth is, more women than ever have them in their homes. With "massagers" sold online and in a wide variety of stores like Brookstone, CVS, Wal-Mart and even 7-Eleven, you no longer need to enter a sex shop to purchase vibrators. "You can now buy your toothpaste, shampoo and vibrator at the local convenience store," Dr. Herbenick said. "They're not hidden in a
Robert Mora/Getty ImagesOn Sunday night, Cameron Diaz was a guest "Real Time with Bill Maher," and the late night host made a rather presumptuous comment. After generalizing that Diaz is a quintessential California girl--the type that women want to be and men want to be with--Maher said, "I bet you have more male friends than female." Cameron replied, "I have a nice healthy balance of both." Then Maher made another generalization: "Usually girls are haters." Diaz went on to talk about how she loves women, she loves her friends, and that she's really a girl's girl...and a guy's girl.Read More »from Are you a guy's girl or a girl's girl?
While at first Maher's accusations annoyed me, I realized I do know some women who get catty around their beautiful friends. They are fixated on dating and men liking them, and often ditch their female friends for a guy. Cameron Diaz, who seemed to buddy up quite nicely with her "Charlie's Angels" costars, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, never really struck me as someone who was unreasonably boy crazy or would sell out her lady
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Fri, Jun 26, 2009 8:52 PM EDT
The SunMichael Jackson's death has had an enormous impact on many of us--much bigger than we even anticipated. We've heard his music being pumped out of car radios, we've seen his videos and interviews on TV, and his face is on the front page of every news publication. But how did most of us hear of his death? The Internet. While big news companies like CNN stated he was hospitalized and in a coma, gossip site TMZ put the world in a frenzy by posting that the pop singer had in fact died. Paparazzi invaded the hospital and the Jackson family's personal space, even photographing the 911 paramedic's monitor (photo at left). Twitter-trending topics were overtaken by various incarnations of Jackson's name and people speculated wildly via Facebook updates. Is this where we now get our reliable news from? Tabloid sites and Twitter?
Gawker's site, Valleywag, kept tabs of the impressive impact the news about Jackson's death had on the internet yesterday:
- Leading news websites saw traffic surge to 4.2
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Parenting – Fri, Jun 26, 2009 8:29 PM EDT
AP/Getty ImagesThe whole Obama family volunteered at the United We Serve charity event yesterday where they helped fill 10,000 backpacks for children of military men and women. So wonderful!Read More »from Put on your to-do list: Mother-daughter matching days
Another cute thing I noticed: First lady Michelle and daughter Sasha were dressed in matching outfits. Both mom and daughter wore aqua capris, casual sneakers and yellow tops.
I can remember my mom planning a few dress alike days with me as a child and I thought it was so cool! Once we both denim skirts and white button down shirts and similar matching sandals. She took me out to lunch and to run errands with her, and everywhere we went people commented about our matching outfits. I loved it! It's such a simple activity that a mom and daughter can both really enjoy. I suppose fathers and sons could try it too.
Have you ever tried wearing matching outfits with your kid? [Huff Post]
As more info is slowly revealed about his sudden death, we choose to remember the best, most memorable times of Michael Jackson's lifelong career. Please feel free to share your favorite Michael moments below.
Tim Whitby/Getty ImagesMichael Jackson was pronounced dead today after paramedics responded to a 911 call and found him in a coma at his Bel-Air mansion. He was 50 years old.Read More »from Rest in peace, Michael Jackson
While it would be hard to know from his last very rough years, Michael Jackson was once on the top of the world--the King of Pop. Despite years of tabloid gossip surrounding his increasingly odd appearance and behavior along with his trial and acquittal on child molestation charges, we would like to remember Michael as a pop icon who revolutionized music, fashion and dance throughout his career.
Michael Jackson entered the music world at 11 years old, as the youngest member of the Jackson 5 and began his increasingly successful solo career in 1971. "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous," and "HIStory," all rank as some of the world's best-selling records of all time. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time," with 13 Grammy Awards, 13 number-one singles and has sold over 750