Welcome back to Midweek Madness! Every Wednesday, we don our swimming costume, head to the newsstand and dive into the deep, refreshing waters of the new celebrity tabloids. Kristine Gutierrez assists as we wade into Ok!, In Touch, Life & Style, Us and Star. This week, three out of five mags jump the gun on the royal baby; Denzel Washington is "caught" cheating; and Lamar Odom is being accused of cheating on Khloe Kardashian. Again. Ok! "Kim's Sisters Tell All" In which Ok! pretends that Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian snuggled up in the magazine's office to spill secrets about Kim's life as a new mom. But the fact that "family insider" or "inside source" are more frequently cited than the sisters means all the quotes and details are potentially LIES. The mag alleges Kanye made everyone, including Kourtney and Khloe, sign nondisclosure agreements to keep details on North private, so um, did the sisters break the NDA for Ok!'s sake, or did the NDA never exist in the first place … [Read more...] about This Week in Tabloids: Kids Born Same Day as Royal Baby Get a Penny
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Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we observe the sad, rundown zoo of human emotion contained within the pages of Star, OK!, Life & Style, inTouch, and US Weekly. This week, Khloe Kardashian may or may not give a "shocking interview" about her relationship with Lamar Odom at some point in the nonexistent future; Beyonce's ex-boyfriend acknowledges that he blew it, big time; and Jennifer Aniston has a "big secret pregnant" [sic]. Shuffle in, children; let's have a look. StarEND OF SUMMER SPECIAL: BEST & WORST BEACH BODIES Oh, here it is! The mascot of end-of-summer; the fabled Krampus figure of the end-summer season. Star has released its habitual Best & Worst Beach Bodies issue, and it is just horrific. In first place, we have Olivia Wilde; second is Vanessa Hudgens; in third is a really wonkily photoshopped image of Kim Kardashian from 2012. The photoshop on this is really bad — it almost looks like they used a makeover app to lighten the hair (because … [Read more...] about This Week in Tabloids: Honey Boo Boo’s in the Awful ‘Beach Body’ Issue
Lisa Lampanelli has a new comedy special, and it’s less about fucking black guys—a big part of Lampanelli’s schtick—and more about her personal struggles: Turning 50, getting a divorce, living through both bariatric surgery and taking up yoga. Sporting an edgy haircut (think Suze Ormond at a punk show) and tight jeans instead of the flowing skirts she’s worn in comedy specials before, Lampanelli spends the set talking about why it’s hard to see herself naked in the mirror—no one her age, she says, should be seen outside of their clothes—and how she feels about Bill Cosby and Honey Boo Boo’s mother. Her racial jokes, still present, seem almost perfunctory—a way to keep the audience focused on the old while she slips in the new. The title of Lampanelli’s special, premiering Friday night on Epix, is Back to the Drawing Board, and it does seem like a new beginning or at least a moderate evolution. Fans of Lampanelli’s … [Read more...] about Less Rage, More Reflection: An Interview With Lisa Lampanelli
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Toyota is the brand's first - and kind of only - attempt at a GTI competitor. It's pretty old now, but you need to decide if its price make this a special FX. It's close to All Hallow's Eve, and what more fitting horror show than yesterday's quartet of dilapidated '71 Citroën SMs in a creepy, dank warehouse? Hell, there was even a rusty pick axe holding up a hood in one picture. Fully 66% of you felt that the package deal's fifteen grand price was pretty scary too, awarding the seller a Crack Pipe loss that was more of a trick than a treat. Remember when Toyota made interesting Corollas? Pepperidge Farm remembers. I don't know about you, but I think this 1987 Corolla FX-16 represents one of the last times that the Japanese car maker bothered to imbue their stalwart model line with anything close to a personality. The E80 edition of the Corolla was one of the last to be offered in a bunch of body styles here in the states, hell they were even … [Read more...] about For $2,500, Here’s A 1987 Toyota Corolla FX-16. Remember Them?
I remember exactly where I was when I applied to Jezebel. It was January 15, 2008, and I was living unhappily in San Francisco, in a failing relationship, in a failing economy, working a job at which I was failing. Late one desperate night, I wrote an email to [email protected] — and you can still reach us there, tips is a mainline to all the editors' inboxes — offering my services as some kind of, I don't know, undercover-model-correspondent. I was so unsure of myself, so wary of coming across as presumptuous, that my subject line ended with a question mark. I didn't have an 'in.' I didn't know anyone. I was just a reader of the site, a regular reader since its launch, and I knew I liked Dodai and Moe and Anna, and their highly sophisticated brand of sex joke. The next morning at 6 a.m., I was flying to New York City for the first time, to work fashion week. I agonized over that email while my boyfriend argued with me about money — our problem was simple, we didn't … [Read more...] about So Long And Thanks For All The Fashion