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Troop Beverly Hills: Let's Guess What Happened...

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 2:45 PM

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It's the 25 year anniversary of every 80s tween's favorite movie, Troop Beverly Hills. This milestone means it's time to pull out the cashmere sleeping bags and take a gander at what this crackerjack troop of Wilderness Girls has been up...

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12 Steps of Crazy When Running a Spring Marathon

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 12:08 PM

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1) Gimme that bib! I trained through the Polar Vortex for this! I ran in a Snuggie and rubber pants through 10 inches of dirty city snow with a mask on that made me look like the love child of a serial killer...

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Where Are All the Pretty Large Men on Pretty Little Liars?

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 11:37 AM

Pretty Little Liars fans around the world can agree that this week's episode where Aria had a meltdown on a ski lift, clearly designed by the undead and Spencer, was speeded out and couldn't decide if she sleep walked or sleep drove to school (#highschoolproblems) was a winner. Aria's fake...

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Writers and Olympians -- Cut From the Same Crazy Cloth

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 10:39 AM

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Does your vision of a successful author include six-pack abs, patriotic spandex, thighs as hard as oak trees and lots of medals? Yeah, mine either. But Olympic athletes and writers have plenty in common, including the ability to go the distance, fight...

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I Think My Wedding Table Exploded

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 4:40 PM

Bonjour, wedding planner!

'Tis I! The blushing bride-to-be. I heard you had a smidge of trouble interpreting the 35-page PowerPoint presentation of my wedding table vision that I overnighted to you. Personally, I'm confused by your confusion, but I'm guessing it had something to do with my...

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Men's Figure Skating Costumes: Toy Soldier, Aged Rocker, Bird Person or Shakespeare in the Park?

(7) Comments | Posted January 18, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Soaring jumps, sexy swivels, gravity defying glute muscles and costumes which could easily transition into a Renaissance Festival or Civil War reenactment wardrobe. Is there anything better than men's figure skating? I think not.

Now that we've answered the big question, which two men will be competing for the...

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Creating The Capitolist

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 7:49 PM

There's nothing that gets me to close a book faster than a non-expert pretending to be an expert. Want to write about Mean Girls? I hope you know your Regina Georges from your Janises. Penning a book about food? Please don't be that person who orders iceberg lettuce with a...

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Team USA Hotties

(4) Comments | Posted February 15, 2010 | 1:42 AM

Ahh, the wonderful world of the Winter Olympics. While not the Summer Skin-o-lympics, it's hard to ignore the appeal of a fine-tuned man (or woman) in a skintight speedskating ensemble. Not to mention those luge get-ups...grrrrr.

This year's Team USA will not disappoint! Bodies like Adonises flying through the...

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The Evolution of Michelle Obama's Brows

(130) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 12:56 PM

I love the first lady, I really do. But lately she looks like Cruella de Vil's aesthetician has gotten her hands on her. What's with her eyebrows? When she kicked off her campaign to fight childhood obesity on Tuesday they looked almost like stick-ons.

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Magazines, Magazines, Oh Where Have You Gone?

(18) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 9:21 AM

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First Playgirl, published since 1973 (c'mon ladies, support a good cause!), got the ax. Then CosmoGirl, Men's Vogue, Domino, Hallmark Magazine, Portfolio, Vibe, Southern Accents, Cookie, Gourmet, and, most recently, Metropolitan Home. No naked men, no southern chintz, and no minimalist interiors so white...

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In the Know: Scandalous Political Affairs

(6) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 4:24 PM

I know whose bare buttocks have landed on the mahogany desks of certain married congressmen; I've rubbed elbows with high-ranking Hill staffers with porn and prostitute addictions; I've clinked glasses with a girl who wore nothing but rain boots under the Capitol's cavernous dome. In short, I've seen political...

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The Seven Unsung Heroes of Washington Fashion

(21) Comments | Posted September 1, 2009 | 7:52 AM

"Welcome to Washington, Hollywood for ugly people!" The fabled moniker held tried and true through Jimmy Carter cardigans and George W. Bush suits and cowboy boots. Then all of a sudden fashion plate Michelle Obama and her well-dressed entourage came to town and Washingtonians aren't likened to burlap-clad trolls anymore....

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The Things Men Wear Under There

(6) Comments | Posted August 5, 2009 | 12:08 PM

"They just need to be tighter... and shorter... and maybe a brighter color," I told my underpants-clad man-friend as he moved around my room like conveyor belt sushi. A diehard fan of baggy gray boxer-briefs, I was hoping to convert my bedmate into a sexy skivvy wearer. After all, he...

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Political Fashion Smackdown! (PHOTOS, POLL)

(164) Comments | Posted June 20, 2009 | 12:30 AM

It's finally here! The glamazons of government are going head-to-head in the ultimate political fashion smackdown. Sure these friends and frenemies are all smiles when gracing the pages of Vogue and GQ, but how would they pair up in the ring? Who would win a Zoolander-esque walk off? Joe Biden,...

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Why Washington Loves Flats

(35) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 10:39 AM

America has gone hog wild for Michelle Obama's flat shoes. With all the hoopla you'd think she'd sprouted wings out of her ballerinas like Hermes. Have Americans never seen a flat before?

It may be surprising, or admirable, to some that our first lady is greeting dignitaries in a...

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Thanks for the Booty, Barack!

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 4:00 PM

WASHINGTON-You're both Obamaphiles with working sexual organs. Washington's so cold it feels like Wasilla. A little body heat sounds awfully nice and are those official inaugural ball tickets I see? What's a modern Democrat to do?

Copulate.

Do it for your country! Do it for Obama! Do it...

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Inauguration Style on the National Mall

(5) Comments | Posted January 23, 2009 | 9:06 AM

President Obama looked dignified in a black overcoat and thick burgundy tie. Michelle Obama wore tailored layers of butter cream. The adorable first daughters were chic in J.Crew. And the two million people who gathered on the Mall were gussied up in clothing fit for arctic exploration.

The hot accessory...

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What Not To Wear To The Inauguration

(79) Comments | Posted January 14, 2009 | 7:46 AM

What to wear to the momentous inauguration of our 44th president? Sure, it's one of the most historic days in the chronicle of our great nation and a sizable slice of our country is more excited about this than they were about their own weddings, but no pressure at all!...

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It's Not Just Palin in Designer Duds

(13) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 4:26 PM

"I would have to wear sable underwear," fashion plate Jackie Kennedy pooh-poohed when the good 'ol liberal media accused her of spending $30,000 on clothes a year, most of them made by those nimble fingered frogs across the pond.

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After Palin's wardrobegate '08,...

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Palin and McCain: Dressing for Joe Six-Pack

(108) Comments | Posted October 11, 2008 | 2:31 PM

We all put our pants on one leg at a time. But when you're running for public office, there's a whole lot of thinking about which pair of pants you're putting on.

David Brooks' recent New York Times Op-Ed column, The Class War Before Palin, hit home what...

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