Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesFor a while now, "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus has made some unsettling career choices. Her racy MySpace photos were seen by all, she posed topless for "Vanity Fair," and her overall persona seems way too mature for her 16 years. At last night's Teen Choice Awards, Cyrus was the big winner of the evening, taking home six awards, including Choice Movie Actress Music/Dance, Choice TV Actress Comedy, Choice TV Show Comedy, Choice Music Single, Choice Summer Song and Choice Movie Hissy Fit (ugh). Miley can apparently do no wrong in the eyes of teens, and this really frightens us. Cyrus is their biggest role model, yet continues to act inappropriately.
This photo is of Miley Cyrus pole dancing on top of an ice cream cart during a performance of her latest single., "Party in the U.S.A." Let us reiterate: Cyrus is 16 years old and pole dancing at the Teen Choice Awards.
Sure, Cyrus isn't the first of her kind. Parents were up in arms when former Disney stars like Britney Spears and
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Parenting – Mon, Aug 10, 2009 8:06 PM EDT
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesFor a while now, "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus has made some unsettling career choices. Her racy MySpace photos were seen by all, she posed topless for "Vanity Fair," and her overall persona seems way too mature for her 16 years. At last night's Teen Choice Awards, Cyrus was the big winner of the evening, taking home six awards, including Choice Movie Actress Music/Dance, Choice TV Actress Comedy, Choice TV Show Comedy, Choice Music Single, Choice Summer Song and Choice Movie Hissy Fit (ugh). Miley can apparently do no wrong in the eyes of teens, and this really frightens us. Cyrus is their biggest role model, yet continues to act inappropriately.Read More »from Why we still think Miley Cyrus is a bad role model: Her pole dance
Getty ImagesWhy is it when it comes time for a trip to our dentist/nail salon/hair stylist/waxer we suddenly become embarrassed for neglecting ourselves? According to a recent New York Times article, spa employees say clients constantly apologize during treatments for their corns, blisters, ingrown toenails, cracked heels, hairy toes and chipped polish. Upon reading this, I immediately remembered feeling embarrassed and apologizing on a recent trip to my bikini waxer--I had gone a little longer than usual and when sitting up on the doctor-style bench under bright lights I felt extra self-conscious. "Well that's why you're here," the polite waxing lady said with a smile. But I still shunned myself.Read More »from Do you prep before a beauty appointment?
I somehow always manage to go out the night before a haircut and come home horrified at how dirty my hair looks or pick up a faint odor of second-hand smoke. Even though I know my stylist will shampoo before cutting, I'll wash my hair, blow it out and flat-iron to the best of my ability, just for the
IMDBOne of our personal heroes, writer/producer/director John Hughes, passed away yesterday, and we're really devastated. Not only did his awesome '80s films teach us about style, but they also taught us about love, friendship, disregarding stereotypes and what to expect out of life. We grew up on now-classic films like "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Vacation," "Weird Science," and many more. Hell, we even enjoyed his '90s classic holiday movie "Home Alone."
Hughes may be gone now, but he left us with eternal crushes, role models, an affinity for New Wave and a handful of life lessons. We tried to remember these when growing up and hope to pass them on to our own kids.
- Even dorks can land babes. In "Weird Science" the guys may have to create the woman of their dreams, but in the end, real-life ladies come around and appreciate them for who they are once they get to know the dudes inside. Samantha Baker may be a sophomore nobody in "Sixteen
US WeeklyWhen you have a rough breakup, your behavior can fall one of two ways: You can cry your eyes out to a rom-com while scarfing down a pint of Ben & Jerry's, or you can get your butt to the gym, dye your hair and try to improve your life. While at first you may maintain your same outlook, once you start the healing process it is important to do little things that make you feel good.Read More »from Do you have "breakovers"?
Supposedly Jessica Simpson lost 10 pounds in 10 days following her breakup with football star Tony Romo. While we kind of doubt that's true or even possible and wouldn't advice crash dieting or exercising, releasing endorphins through regular workouts can be a great way to make yourself feel and look like a million bucks. I know, because I've been there.
Another quick and easy pick-me-up is getting your hair cut or dyed. Besides making over your look, it will also guarantee loads of compliments coming your way.
Have you ever had a "breakover," and if so, what did you do to change up your look and lifestyle?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Thu, Aug 6, 2009 9:45 PM EDT
Michael Buckner/Getty ImagesCo-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer may play blood-thirsty lovers on HBO's series, "True Blood," but they're a real couple off-screen too. The actors began dating after they met at an audition for the vampire series, but they kept the relationship a secret until earlier this year. Now Paquin and Moyer are engaged.Read More »from "True Blood" co-stars engaged: Can an on-screen romance become true love?
39-year-old Moyer felt it was important to keep their lovelife on the DL in the beginning. "It was very important to me that the cast and crew we were working with didn't feel it was fickle, and didn't feel it could possibly potentially encroach on their lives, you know, just like, 'Oh the two stars are having a thing," says Moyer. "We didn't want to take anything away from the show." Moyer has two young children from a previous relationship and splits his time between the home he shares with 27-year-old Paquin and his native London.
Starring on a sexed-up drama like "True Blood" with an attractive co-star must have made a real life relationship particularly enticing,
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Wed, Aug 5, 2009 8:11 PM EDT
WWTDDDisney star Vanessa Hudgens had a photo scandal two years ago when pictures she took of herself to send to boyfriend Zac Efron somehow found their way to the internet. At the time, an 18-year-old Hudgens acted very ashamed about the photos her rep said were "privately taken." "I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me," she said in 2007. "I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends." Disney supported her saying, "Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment. We hope she's learned a valuable lesson."Read More »from Vanessa Hudgens takes more nude pics: Hasnâ€™t she learned her lesson?
Apparently the lesson was not learned, because today more racy images surfaced online of the now 20-year-old star. Why is the "High School Musical" actress putting her career and reputation at risk with these photos? Clearly if it happened to her once, she must have known it could happen again. Is it possible that Hudgens doesn't care about
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Wed, Aug 5, 2009 6:40 PM EDT
Bob Berg/Getty ImagesFor months people have been speculating about whether "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul would return next season. The singer/choreographer finally put rumors to rest last night, announcing her departure on her Twitter page.Read More »from Paula Abdul announces resignation over Twitter: Would you?
"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to Idol," Abdul wrote. "I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day one become an international phenomenon. What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me...I do, without any doubt, have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all."
Abdul gave no reason for leaving the popular reality show, but her wacky on-camera behavior has led many to believe she would not be asked back. Her manager had even expressed his anger that there was no sign of a contract renewal. Hmmm... suspicious. Fox television has made a statement saying they are sad she has decided not to return for the
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesOver the years, Vanity Fair has become sort of a bible for those in the fashion and entertainment industry, so their annual International Best-dressed List is highly regarded. This year it came as no surprise to see the attractive and well-suited President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama make the list. Aside from that mom-jeans incident, both have been hailed for their modern and unique style choices.Read More »from Vanity Fairâ€™s annual best-dressed list
Other stars honored this year include Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway, Brad Pitt, Alicia Keys, Kelly Ripa and Daniel Craig. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, NBC correspondent Tiki Barber, and designers Tory Burch and Stacey Bendet also made the cut this year. Renee Zellweger and Catherine Deneuve join the list's Hall of Fame.
Head over to Vanity Fair for the full list and to learn where this year's most stylist people like to shop.
Who do you think belongs on 2009's best dressed list? [Vanity Fair]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 4, 2009 9:38 PM EDT
APWhen a cute guy or a hot girl walks by, sometimes you can't avoid a quick peek. It doesn't mean you're looking to cheat on your significant other or that you're a perv--it's human nature and often subconscious.Read More »from How long do you spend checking out the opposite sex?
A recent study added up all the time we spend ogling the opposite sex, and the results are pretty surprising. On average, men spend 43 minutes a day checking out up to 10 different women. Us ladies are guilty too, peering at guys for around 20 minutes a day. If you look at the long term, that comes out to one year of a man's life devoted to looking at females versus six months of a woman's life. One in 10 people surveyed said a wandering eye was the cause for a relationship split. In contrast, 35% of the people polled said they ended up dating someone who caught their eye.
The moral of this story? We're human, we look. And most of the time it's OK.
Do you ever get annoyed when you catch your man checking out another woman? [Sun]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Mon, Aug 3, 2009 10:14 PM EDT
Rebecca Michael/Hearald SunWe don't know about you, but we are sick to death of media adopted negative connotations for women like "MILF," "cougar" and "puma," that don't seem to be going anywhere. (Even Michelle Pfeiffer hates being called a cougar!) We don't see anything wrong with May-December romances as long as they're legal, and we are tired of seeing age constraints placed on females are they mature. One Australian newspaper has come up with an irritating acronym for the female equivalent of a guy with Peter Pan syndrome. According to The Herald Sun, TWITs, or Teenage Women in their Thirties, opt to go out and party rather than settle down with a man and have kids.Read More »from Oh great, a new demeaning term for women: Introducing TWITs (Teenage Women In their Thirties)
While we do see a shift in society towards growing up at a slightly slower pace, since when does every woman have to get married and have children? Plenty of women are focused on getting their careers on track, maintaining a hot and healthy body, and enjoying their single lifestyles well into their thirties--or perhaps even longer. Why is that