May 23, 2016 |
Contemporary nail shapes are like math equations: Square + oval = squoval. Long + pointy = stiletto. The trendlet Long + square = coffin. The newest style may sound morose - in the 1800s, "coffin nails" were slang for cigarettes - but the mini-squared-off fingertips in spring lilacs and corals are giving 2016 fingertips quite a mod look. Where does it come from? Long nails were trendy in the 18th century, when they were known as filberts. However, by the 1900s, after a decree from Queen Victoria, who found stiletto-shaped nails offensive, they were round and short.
March 17, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend has worn panties since he was 12. We are both 20 and have been together for a year. I know it's odd, but I've always thought it was cute and, admittedly, sexy. We will graduate from college next year and are thinking about our futures. I've been doing some reading and am concerned that he may have some repressed tendencies. He says he does not and gets quiet and stubborn and won't discuss it. He always dresses as a female character for Halloween, wearing my undies.
March 4, 2016 |
Ashton's ninjas Whoa! There were ninjas at Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis ' super-duper-secret wedding? Any casualties? "It was a ninja effort," Kutcher, appearing Wednesday on Ellen DeGeneres ' show, told her of the lengths and depths he went to to keep the "I do" a secret. "We really didn't want helicopters at our wedding, and it's a legitimate concern. So I was posting things on social media that were in different locations to avoid the helicopters because we didn't want to be, like, screaming our vows at each other.
February 5, 2016 |
YO, THIS is one thing I've actually done well at the last few years, which is more than I can say for my weekly college football picks. So let's try to have some fun again, and make a little rent money in the process. I always try to look for stuff with decent odds. So you won't see many even-money plays here. But I'll try Lady Gaga to go sing the national anthem in under 2 minutes, 20 seconds. It'll be close. And I'm usually an over guy. If nothing else, it gives you something to root for before the coin flip.
October 6, 2015 |
This week brings the premiere of two radically different, but equally stimulating shows. FX's disturbing, inventive American Horror Story returns for a new installment Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, Hulu will present its new rom-com, Casual , a surprisingly intelligent show about dating for thirtysomethings. Lady Gaga's fangs American Horror Story: Hotel seems to have all the ingredients of a memorable horror classic. Driven by a great goth sound track of funereal dirges by Joy Division and Bauhaus, the fifth incarnation of the anthology series features an unforgettable performance by Lady Gaga - at turns stunning and creepy, beautiful and grotesque - as a vampire countess who rules over an assortment of monstrous atrocities at a gorgeous art deco hotel in Los Angeles called the Hotel Cortez.
October 2, 2015
I NEVER REALLY appreciated the whole online dating scene. The closest I ever got was filling out the free online profile then waiting as the "we're almost finished uploading your page" message kept blinking, along with a desperate request for a photo because as the company kindly counseled "your chances will be much greater," which translated as "seriously, cow, do you think anyone is going to buy your milk sight unseen?" When I saw what was available before I signed up for a three-month deluxe package, I decided that my little noontime lark was over.
July 28, 2015 |
J OE DAIN was executive producer on a 2013 drama called "The Trials of Cate McCall," starring Kate Beckinsale , Nick Nolte and James Cromwell . Now, Dain, a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (901 S. Broad St.) and a native of 20th and Mifflin streets, in South Philly, is a movie production executive on the West Coast. His new supernatural thriller, "The Chosen," was released in 15 cities on Saturday, including at the Franklin Mills Mall (1149 Franklin Mills Circle)
February 27, 2015 |
Will Smith: Face your fears Philadelphia's greatest living export to Hollywood says that before you can succeed, you must first face your fears. "I think I learned very young to attack fear," Will Smith tells TheMid.com. "It's frustrating to me when I'm scared . . . so I'm forced to go and attack it. It's been helpful, but it's been painful. " Smith, 46, who is making the media rounds to plug his new heist romance, Focus , gave the same advice to his kids, Jaden and Willow , who are embarking on showbiz careers.
February 25, 2015 |
ONE CAN NEVER predict the fallout from the Oscars. One year it's John Travolta 's inability to pronouce a name and the next year it's a Cleveland news anchor's ability to pronounce a racial slur. Cleveland.com, citing both the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal , reported that WJW-TV-8 news anchor Kristi Capel got herself in hot water while trying to compliment Lady Gaga 's performance of "Sound of Music" songs. Capel said, "It's hard to really hear [Gaga's]
February 18, 2015
WHEN BRUCE JENNER taketh away, Amber Rose giveth in spades. The Olympic gold-medal winner recently prohibited his kids and stepkids from publicly discussing his gender transition. At a loss for viable fodder, Temporary Tattle feared her gossip days were through - at least, temporarily. Then came Sunday-funday-without-any-un-days at Laurel DeWitt 's New York Fashion Week show. DeWitt, a designer of metal apparel and accessories, launched several chain-mail looks down the runway at the Church of the Holy Apostles.