Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor

  • Why do wronged women stay?

    Peter Kramer/Getty ImagesPeter Kramer/Getty ImagesFormer senator John Edwards allegedly took a secret DNA test and is going to publicly announce that he is the father of his former mistress' 18-month-old daughter. Last year, Edwards admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter. A grand jury is still investigating whether Edward's campaign funds were used to buy her silence. Edward's wife Elizabeth has stood by her man all along, and even told Oprah back in May that she had "no idea" if her husband fathered his mistress' baby. How will she feel now that the truth is all coming out?

    Which makes us wonder: Why do so many women stay with their adulterous husbands? Hillary Clinton supported Bill Clinton during his presidency when his affair with Monica Lewinsky came to light. Likewise, former governor Elliot Spitzer's wife Silda stood next to him as he announced his resignation following a prostitution scandal. We understand women not wanting to cause further injury to their husbands' careers, but why stand by a man who publicly

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  • Do you fake orgasms? Heidi Montag says she has 30 a day

    Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesKevin Winter/Getty ImagesNewlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of MTV's "The Hills" have been having lots of sex and blabbing about it. Montag posed for the September cover of Playboy, and was interviewed by her hubby for the accompanying story.

    "You know, I was never very sexual before I met you, Spencer," says Montag. "I knew what sex was, but when I met you I entered into a whole new realm of understanding, from fantasy to love. Or to experience a day with 20 or 30 orgasms. Before you, sex was just something that happened. Now it's something I look forward to every minute of the day."

    Um, excuse us, but did she say 20 to 30 orgasms a day? Hahahahaha. Ha. Sorry, but that's so ridiculous. Sure, maybe on her honeymoon it happened once, but on a regular basis? No way. Not buying it one bit.

    Heidi goes on to talk about this past New Year's Eve when her and Spencer joined the mile high club on a private plane. She says it was "the best experience I've ever had in my entire life." She then adds, "I feel

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  • If you think your friend is a bad dresser would you tell them?

    TLCTLCTLC's "What Not to Wear" is seeking The Worst Dressed American woman to make over for their 250th episode. Not her? The ad suggests you secretly nominate a friend! In order to make a submission, you'd need to "present evidence that your nominee truly is the Worst Dressed American" by shooting secret footage of them and taking pictures of their closet and worst fashion items, all of which may be shown on air. Yikes! Some people admittedly have zero fashion sense and are open to suggestion, but how many women would die if their friend went behind their back and did this to them?

    We all have a woman in our lives who could use a little help getting dressed. Do you take it upon yourself to weigh in on their style? I know a few ladies who are doing themselves zero justice by how they dress, so if I see them wear something I actually like or putting in some extra effort I tend to go overboard with the compliments. I'll even spell it out by saying, "You look great! You should wear tailored

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  • What would you do if you found out your fiancée was cheating?

    Thomas HintonThomas HintonWhen you find out that your significant other is cheating, your emotions can run wild. You hate them--you can't believe they did this! Then you displace your anger on the other party involved who cheated with your partner.

    Diane von Furstenberg's son Alexander discovered his fiancee, Ali Kay, was cheating with basketball player Reggie Miller. Kay and Miller met back in March, and while it hasn't been confirmed that there was any type of physical affair, there is evidence that they texted up to 50 times a day and Kay sent him provocative photos from her cellphone.

    Somehow Alex von Furstenberg found out about their flirtations and called up Reggie Miller. Miller claims Alex then started harassing his friends and hired a private investigator to tail him, so Miller hired a lawyer to file a restraining order. Alex, annoyed that Reggie continued to pursue his fiancee, hired his own lawyer to ready a counter restraining order. No legal documents were formally filed. Supposedly the two men

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  • Ladies, would you date a former stripper?

    Ray Tamarra/Getty ImagesRay Tamarra/Getty ImagesUsually this question would apply more to men, but last night we stumbled on a pretty racy video of "G.I. Joe" star Channing Tatum taking his clothes off on stage. The 29-year-old actor perhaps best known for his dancing in "Step Up" was busting a move back in 1999 as part of a Chippendales-style revue called Male Encounter. Back then, 18-year-old Tatum performed under the alias "Chan Crawford" in the Florida club for a year. A typical routine involved lip-synching, dancing, stripping down to a thong, and touching his privates for $50 a night plus tips. "He was shy at first, but he really knew how to work the stage," says former club owner London Steele. "The women went crazy for him!"

    It ended up being a useful gig for Tatum--a female casting agent liked what she saw and put him in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video. Then his acting career started to take off.

    Though many people strip on stage to make money with the intet to move on, it is a more questionable line of work. Would

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  • Post-breakup etiquette: Jessica Simpson’s family has no loyalty

    Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesDave M. Benett/Getty ImagesSome people remain friends with their exes, but that's not always the easiest or the best choice. In the case of Jessica Simpson, she was dumped by Tony Romo right before her massive Barbie-themed birthday party. Not cool. You'd think her family would be extra supportive during this time, but instead they have made some slightly questionable moves.

    After word of Jessica's breakup went public, her mother, Tina Simpson, felt the need to make an announcement about her fondness for Romo, saying how "we like all our exes." WTF, Tina! We don't like the ex that just broke our heart and humiliated us in front of our buddies! As if that weren't bad enough, yesterday Jess's sister Ashlee was photographed at a John Mayer concert. Of all the shows in town, she had to go to see Jessica's ex-boyfriend perform? That just seems wrong. We're not saying Ashlee has to give up listening to an artist she may enjoy, but if Mayer broke up with your sister would you be singing along front row at his concert

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  • Would you be a contestant on “The Newlywed Game”?

    If you've never seen "The Newlywed Game," you are really missing out. This hilarious game show had just-married couples separately answer a series of questions about each other, ranging from "what is their favorite thing to eat for breakfast" to "which celebrity would they most want to sleep with?" Often times the questions got intimate and embarrassing. After each round, the spouses were reunited to reveal their answers and see how well the couple actually knows each other in an effort to win points. One wrong question could mean an on-stage tiff and loads of laughter from the audience.

    "The Newlywed Game" was a huge hit on ABC from 1966 to 1974, and back then contestants had to use silly phrases like "making whoopee" to get around censorship rules. The series changed hosts and sets several times over the decades, but the format stayed the same. Now the Game Show Network and eHarmony have teamed up for the latest installment of "The Newlywed Game," and we can't wait to tune in. A

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  • Why we still think Miley Cyrus is a bad role model: Her pole dance

    Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesKevin 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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  • Do you prep before a beauty appointment?

    Getty ImagesGetty 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.

    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

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  • Life lessons learned from John Hughes

    IMDBIMDBOne 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
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