Blog Posts by Piper Weiss, Shine Staff

  • Hayden Panettiere and Her Giant, Maybe Fiancé Wladimir Klitschko Are Perfect Together

    They both sometimes wear black. (Getty Images) She's 23. He's 37. She's 5 foot 1. He's 6 foot 6. The first time they met at a party she said "You're huge." And he said "You're tiny." And so began the greatest love story of our time. No joke. Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville" star and Lifetime movie regular is very possibly engaged to Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukrainian professional heavyweight champion whose bloody head was once silk-screened onto an opponent's t-shirt. I probably wouldn't have set the two up on a blind date, but what do I know.
    "We've been friends for five years - we've never not been close," Hayden says in latest issue of Glamour. These two crazy kids have been off-and-on for a couple of years, and now they're maybe going to marry and have kids and take more beach vacations like the one they've been tweeting about this week. So it works. Maybe it's because opposites attract (according a famous cat) or maybe it's because they really have more in common than we realize. For example: They both were human kids once.

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  • The Very Best Comments of the Week!

    You said it! (Getty Images)If you took a little nap last Friday and your alarm just went off now, you've got a lot of catching up to do.

    This past week, two women were appointed to top governmental security positions, guilt trips got a bad rap, and cats were all up in our faces. Also we learned little from the Supreme Court, and a lot about hard boiling eggs. (We've been totally doing it wrong!)

    It was a week where we really needed a good laugh and guess who brought it?Commenters. 

    Forget the headlines, here are the top four funniest reactions this past week's news, courtesy of the Yahoo! Shine peanut gallery.


    1. On the female undercover CIA boss who's been secretly protecting our country, Clint wrote: 

    "Fantastic. But can she catch Jason Bourne?" 


    2. On processing the fact that Jesse James just had his fourth--that's right, fourth--wedding, sebastian56 wrote:
     

    "Serial Husband. Send a gift of antibiotics." 


    3. On the news that guilt trips could have damaging effects on kids, Nobuddy said: 

    "Guilt trips were

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  • Madonna's first clothing line was insane. If you were born this century, here's what you missed.

    No, I'm not talking about Madonna's Material Girl collection at Macy's. I'm talking about her very first collection with the clothing brand, Wazoo. Record scratch.

    Wazoo talking about, Willis? Please refer to this article in a 1985 issue of the teen idol bible Bop, which this blogger so graciously scanned for the greater good.

    Back when Madge was still making love to Sean Penn and Lourdes was still a reference to a commune in France, she collaborated with a clothing company called Wazoo (yeah, I know what wazoo means, but she didn't) on a line of purple satin coats, teal ankle-length skirts and waiter's jackets stuffed with shoulder pads plush enough to merit sleep number technology.

    And that's not all Madonna's curated line offered. For more a "casual and everyday look" there's a "French terry cowlneck shirt and matching skirt," also known as a towel.  And check out that brain damage bow!

    At the cornerstone of the '80s Madonna look are accessories. "Cross earrings and silver

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  • Can you really train a cat to use the toilet? You can try. You can fail too.


    Yes, that's a cat on a toilet. And yes, he does look pretty pissed about it. The whole Internet has just discovered the Litter Kwitter, a potty training system for cats that was—up until this point—known only to a rare breed of ambitious cat owners. 

    Created by a woman who toilet-trained her own cat, the Litter Kwitter works like this: You put a color-coded litter-filled ring with a very small hole on your toilet bowl. As your cat learns to jump on the porcelain throne every time he needs to relieve himself, you switch to a ring with a larger hole. This goes on until your animal suddenly realizes he's standing on a toilet bowl, praying he doesn't fall in.

    It's great idea, but according to the people who write reviews on Amazon about cat toilet training, it's not that easy. Please take a moment to enjoy some of the comments posted about the Litter Kwitter, because they are brilliant:

    "I have a kitten whose brain hasn't quite caught up with the rest of her yet...There is nothing

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  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Naked: The Sex Photo We Wish We Hadn't Seen

    Click for larger sizeClick for larger sizeIt used to be that when a really famous celebrity got pregnant, she'd pose naked for the cover of a magazine. Demi Moore started it, Mariah took it to the next level posing with Nick Cannon as her human bra. These days, it takes a lot more than a baby bump and a birthday suit to get people to pay attention. 

    Enter Kimye's conception photo. Never underestimate the ingenuity of the world's most attention-seeking couple. On the cover of the upcoming issue of the French fashion magazine, L'Officiel Hommes, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West go one step beyond the naked pregnant photo. Instead of showing off their future child (it's a girl, by the way) they're pictured reenacting the moment they were first trying for a baby. In case you've forgotten how Kim and Kanye made the miracle of life come to fruition: they did it. Like this.  

    In the cover photo, leaked Monday, the two appear to be having sex. Or, if you'd rather, Kanye acts like he's got such a good secret to tell his girlfriend, that

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  • The Very Best Comments of the Week: You Said It, We Loved It

    A lot happened this week: A chef got hacked, a Kardashian got crunchy, and a celebrity couple called it quits. Here's what you had to say about it.

    On Kim Kardashian's new 'Earth Mother' image:

    "Who is this Kim Kardashian. I've never heard of her. —FlatulentGladiator

    "The only reason I click on Kim Kardashian articles is to read the comments and I haven't been let down yet." —Patrick

    On Lunchables and Fritos being worse for you than cigarettes

    "Is it bad that I was eating Lunchables before reading this article?" —Ce3Lai

    On Diane Lane and Josh Brolin splitting:

    "Who really cares?" —Constitutionalist

    "I totally care." —Kenny

    "Diane Lane is a stone cold fox. That is all." —John

    On Guy Fieri's latest bad publicity: 

    "He can't catch a break? His whole career is one big break." —Transcend

    On guys who cry:

    "Personally, it is a fall in love moment for me."—Mahlet

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  • And the winner of this week's 'Caption This' is...

    This past Monday, our weekly free-for-all caption contest kicked off with a dog, his tutu, and our deepest sympathies.  After a slew of killer submissions and much deliberation we've decided on this week's winning entry. Thanks to Shine reader Cindy Triplett for saying what this poor pet could not.

  • The Most Offensive Love Songs of All Time

    So you want to make a playlist for your Valentine. Make sure you do your research: some songs with the sweetest titles are truth bombs on closer listening. From the controversial to the just plain wrong, here are 10 romantic hits that will totally kill the mood. --Piper Weiss, Shine Staff

  • The Bachelor Week Six: 12 Things You Didn't See

    Sean needs more sunblock. St. Croix has great shopping. The show's resident "crazy" got the boot. And now hometown dates are so close you can almost taste them. Big things happened on Monday night's episode. In the meantime, here are some of the little things you might have missed.


    --Piper Weiss, Shine Staff


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  • Caption This: Dog With A Pink Feather Cape Needs Your Help Describing His Personal Hell

    [CAPTION MADE OF FUNNY THINGS FROM YOUR BRAINS HERE] (Michael Nagle/Getty Images)Welcome to Caption This, a new feature where we provide the ridiculous news photo and you provide the caption. Think of it as a drain for your excess creative juices, or a way to kill five minutes during your commute.

    Every Monday we'll post an image. You can leave your suggested caption in the comments section, on our Facebook page or via tweet @yahooshine #captionthis. We'll select our favorite entry and announce the winner ever Friday. What do you win, you ask? Props--not the kind you store in a costume closet, but the kind your store on a shelf inside your ego.

    Consider this photo your first challenge. The original caption reads pretty straight: "Participants in the New York Pet Fashion Show line up backstage at Hotel Pennsylvania." 

    We know you can do better than that.

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