In the video for Jonny McGovern's song "Sexy Nerd," guys strip down from cardigan sweaters, bow ties and pocket protectors to tighty-whities and black-rimmed glasses as McGovern sings, "Take your clothes off, but leave your glasses on . . . I need a man to sit on my laptop and open my download." T ... More >>
In October, Lena Dunham signed a deal with Random House to publish Girls: The Book a memoir based on the lessons she's learned throughout her life. $3.7 million and a few months later, Gawker got its hands on the proposal for Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham. As would be expected, Dunham ... More >>
Experts have identified the latest phenomenon affecting "thousands of women," and it has quite the catchy name. One part binge-drinking and one part anorexia, it is...drunkorexia. Bent on "staying slim" and getting drunk as quickly as possible (and spending money on booze rather than food) on ... More >>
Apparently this is for real: Ricky's, the costume and beauty store chain, is selling an outfit that allows you to dress up like anorexia nervosa for Halloween. As you can see, it's a black dress with a skeleton on it, plus a tape measure for your ever-shrinking waist. The heart on her chest s ... More >>
Demi Lovato Hammerstein Ballroom Saturday, September 17 Better than: The majority of the Disney lineup. Demi Lovato might have packed the Hammerstein Ballroom with cameraphone-waving teen and tween girls on Saturday night, but her stage seemed ready for Madison Square Garden. During her hour-long ... More >>
tipo.co.ilImagine that they taste like chocolate.The Los Angeles Times reveals the diet trick of anorexics everywhere: Imagine that you're eating food and then you won't be hungry.
"My name is Karl, but you can call me tonight!" "I swear to Goat!" "I get those in BULK!"
In her foreword to Little Girl Blue--Randy L. Schmidt's new book about that '70s purveyor of vocal sunshine Karen Carpenter--another musical icon, Dionne Warwick, tells a bittersweet story. She remembers running into Carpenter in New York and asking her to her hotel suite for lunch, "not kno ... More >>
Have trouble calling it quits when it comes to a meal? Hook your plate up to Mandometer, a real device that tells you when to stop eating and when to slow down.
Who is Kathe Kramer? Inconclusive Google searches aside, we have no idea. But thanks are in order to Ms. Kramer all the same. Why? Because of her letter in response to the Times's food issue last week, printed in the magazine this Saturday: "Wow, an entire page devoted to how not to eat (Lives, by ... More >>
A new memoir from the soon-to-be-former Times restaurant critic
;"> Okay, what do you think? We are reminded of the old showbiz wisdom that if you're going to go along with the gag, really go along with it -- don't throw in little laughs to show that you're in on it; actually put your strung-out, fame-damaged, anorexic self on display -- it will be a healing ex ... More >>
Sassy Brooklyn streetgirl mag Missbehave announced today that it's going online-only, which means, sadly, that we will never get to see Jenny Lewis dressed like a Bratz doll in a tube-top and gold chains. Sigh. The magazine never saw a grammar rule it didn't smack like an ex's new bitch, but where ... More >>
Going public is something Amy Neustein never could resist
A fat woman and an anorexic walk into a movie. . .
Lynn Yaeger, a self-proclaimed shopping bulimic (chronic buyer and returner), discovers the Path train this week ("like the subway, but cheaper! Different!") to visit Kohls and try on Vera Wang's entire low-priced line there. She also ventures to Target, with dissapointing results, H&M, Barney's, an ... More >>
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