Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>
A take-it-easy guide to youth
This week's column is a hilarious yet informative trip to the land of nips, tucks, pulverizations, and compensations. I interviewed several top plastic surgeons to find out what the most fabulous things are to do to your face under anesthesia these days--things that will make you emerge looking lik ... More >>
In the old, more heartless days, whenever a pet got sick, most people simply "put it out of its misery" or maybe just walked it into traffic. But that was then. Now you hear people who barely take care of their own medical problems saying stuff like, "I'm getting 14 rounds of kitty dialysis for my ... More >>
And it's on the early side, so you can pulverize your forehead by 9:30, then head to the clubs looking fierce! Check out the info on Facebook -- or if your face is too frozen to move, I'll just tell you the deets right now.
Donald Trump spoke to SmartMoney recently and revealed some things of potential interest to the career-interested layperson. For one, though he's 65, he's planning to stick around for a long time, work-wise: "My father, who worked until he passed away at 93, used to always say, 'to retire is ... More >>
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Here's why we hate being gay
Ethics are a fascinating thing. While it was okay for ABC News to pay $10,000 for a story -- or, more specifically, to pay $10,000 as a licensing fee for photos given part-and-parcel with an "exclusive" Good Morning America interview with Kerry Campbell, or "Botox Mom" -- it is not okay to pa ... More >>
Oooh! Will America be mad at this, or what? The alleged Botox Mom is a farce! A hoax (as earlier speculated)! A tawdry effort to make a bit of cash and get a little bit famous, reports TMZ, which claims to have a sworn declaration written by a woman named Sheena Upton, who says she was approa ... More >>
The Botox mom, a/k/a, Kerry Campbell, a/k/a, the woman who gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox and "virgin waxes" to prevent hair from growing "down there" and basically make her a better pageant contender, feels very sorry (as she should) that her daughter was taken out of her custody after C ... More >>
via The SunCalifornia mom Kerry Campbell, who has publicly admitted to giving her 8-year-old daughter Botox injections before beauty pageants, is under investigation by San Francisco child protective services. Finally! After the jump: Kerry Campbell has lost custody of her daughter.
It's been a big week...for child protective services? First there was Botox mom, and now this: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, new parents of twins Moroccan and Monroe (I know), have already had a little moment with CPS. Cannon told Piers Morgan of all people that he was approached in the hospital ... More >>
The latest trend in getting over your ex is, guess what? Plastic surgery! Because looking good is the best revenge. Even if it means diets, Botox, boob jobs, recovering from surgery, and hardly recognizing yourself in the mirror. Surgery is way easier than loving yourself, take it from those who kno ... More >>
As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature's curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But eith ... More >>
Britney and Mom, via The SunI'd suggest we take this story with a grain of salt, though who wants even a grain of salt to dilute any of the Internet crowd-rage related to this story? Britain's The Sun tells the tale of the worst mom of all pushy, awful stage moms, a mom who is, without a hin ... More >>
One thousand based gods at last night's Highline Ballroom. Twitpic via Debby LONDON"I'm the first rapper ever to write a book in email and text message form," Lil B says from a Highline Ballroom stage, surveying the sold-out room. "At 19! And they had the nerve to call me stupid." Lil B is no ... More >>
It's hard to get to the end of even the headline of this New York Post story about a former Staten Island minister who embezzled $84,000 from his parish to keep himself in plastic surgeries and Botox treatments, who got busted...and who's now been arrested for drunk driving. Whew, dude's got ... More >>
AdAge has a fascinating little piece on what TV shows you watch and how that relates to the brands you like, based on information from "psychographic" (eek) "ad targeter" Mindset Media. The data was self-reported by about 25,000 TV viewers across 70-plus shows, most of which ended up attract ... More >>
Not that you asked, but I splash warm water on my face, then generously rub St. Ives apricot facial scrub all over it as if it were a golden shower from heaven. Fifteen fame-making minutes later, I shower it off, using the extremely pure and unscented Basis soap in tandem with Nivea face was ... More >>
Swing-dancing, Fringe-watching, Montauk-visiting—almost relaxing
Here is a typical single lady, enjoying her cosmo-tini and thinking about being single, and her next Botox appointment (via CNN)Hey, single ladies! (And single men, too, but mostly ladies, because there are just more of you looking off longingly into the distance and thinking about your once- ... More >>
A video has been circulating today in which a local woman with an enormous Worst Governor Ever sign confronts Sarah Palin at the high-security filming of her Discovery Channel show in Homer, Alaska, about, basically, selling out. As you might expect, the conversation the clip captures is utte ... More >>
Hey, ladies... Depressed about your obvious pores, your cellulite-bedaubed thighs, your stringy locks or the growing suspicion that you're totally gonna need Botox in five three years? Take heart in the fact that you don't live in the Sudan, where if you're a petite gal like myself, you woul ... More >>
Continuing our Staten Island/ cosmetic procedure/ crime theme: Earlier this year, when Reverend William Blasingame of Staten Island's St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal Church was accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the church for, among other things, Botox and plastic surgery, ... More >>
Fresh off an arrest for drunken hooliganism, Australian footballer Todd Carney left a full-frontal nude picture of himself on a rented phone, causing embarrassment all around. The refreshing explanation: "He had forwarded the photos to a girl he met on social network site Facebook some months later ... More >>
If your botox is making you depressed, maybe it was cut with downers or something. The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety, among others, has been warning us about fake botox for a while now, and Fox News reports that the menace is unabated: an East Syracuse doctor has been fined $20,000 for ... More >>
This auspicious Oz import is a sign of bright, young filmmaking in Australia
Blind dates are way too crazy and unpredictable to be that fulfilling (and I'm not talking about candle-lit dinners with Ray Charles). At least on Manhunt, you get a vague idea of what the person looks like based on their lurid description and soft-focus photo gallery. Alas, people sometimes--no, al ... More >>
Probably less blurry version here; her record company is run by clods. I love this song, but the second verse sucks, and since the album ain't out yet there's still time. She can do better. This is my assertion. Let's get this done. Current, woeful version: The waiter just took my table And gav ... More >>
Anyone feel that The Women, the classic sparkling comedy about adultery, bitchery, and sisterhood, needed to be remade in an updated version? Anyone feel that the dream cast for this project would include Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Debra Messing? Anyone wonder how Jungle Red nail polish looks ... More >>
Recently I was reading an online gossip column and came across this un-electrifying bit of non news: "Tobey Maguire is not set to become a dad again." Fine, whoever said he was? (Oh, yeah, a trashy tabloid magazine.) The late-breaking non item reminded me that my least favorite type of informational ... More >>
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