Lifetime has bagged David Tutera—whom you will likely recognize from his show on their competitor network, WE TV; and a major reality TV celebrity to me, somebody who spent the mid-2010s absolutely obsessed with his schtick—for an “eight-part reality event series.” Directly into my veins, thanks!
For your information: It’s the fiftieth anniversary of perhaps the best song ever written about telling a bunch of interfering, judgemental hypocrites to eat shit.
Two hundred and seven years ago this September, novelist Fanny Burney—whose works include Evelina and Cecilia—had a mastectomy. She wrote about the experience in detail that can only be described as excruciating.
The long-awaited trailer for Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, is finally here. She’s a fighter pilot! She falls from the heavens into a Blockbuster! She punches an old lady!
As a nation, we need to consider the possibility that there is an X-File dedicated to the absolutely uncanny hotness of Chris Hemsworth. And if there isn’t one, there should be.
During World War II, Freddie Oversteegen and her older sister Truus made strategic use of the fact that so many people fail to take teenage girls seriously—by joining the Dutch resistance and killing Nazis.
There are few things on this Earth as reliable as the fact that at any moment, someone is working on a new Cinderella adaptation. This time it’s *spins giant wheel* Andrew Lloyd Webber! Wow, yes, now that you mention it, the world does need a rock opera Cinderella.
Did a local Miami news reporter get the scoop of a lifetime walking by Kensington Palace and spotting Meghan Markle picking up her own dog’s poop? “A source at the Palace” disputes it!
Madewell, the bright star in the J. Crew universe, is adding clothing for men.
Outlander returns November 4, reuniting its audience once more with aspirational-y sexy middle-aged couple Claire and Jamie Fraser. Once more, they are on the verge of all-out war with Great Britain, because they are physically incapable of staying out of trouble.
Keira Knightley has appeared in many, many period dramas, the latest being Colette, which is currently making the festival rounds. And over the years, she’s become convinced that they aren’t taken seriously because women love ’em. Just a bunch of girl stuff!
My preference is always to purchase furniture that’s gently used but solidly made, rather than Ikea. That’s why I’m really hoping I can get a good deal on Marie Antoinette’s two gilded stools and Louis XIV ormolu-mounted writing table, up for auction in Paris. That’s basically the same as Craigslist, right?
Fascinating fact of the day: The coffee filter was invented by a woman who loved coffee, but hated the whole rigamarole with those disgusting grounds.
Next time you pull your overpriced leggings up over your butt, think of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, who’s now reportedly one of the world’s 500 richest people on the basis on those flimsy scraps of fabric.
Here’s a fun quirk of history: It was the expertise involved in developing the innovative Playtex Living Girdle that helped create the spacesuits that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin wore all the way to the moon.
Here is a historical blind item.
The FBI has announced they’ve recovered a pair of Dorothy’s ruby slippers from MGM’s 1939 The Wizard of Oz classic, which have been missing since they were stolen over a decade ago.
How did you get your information about puberty? If you were receiving those details sometime after September 1998, there’s a good chance it was from the cozy illustrations of American Girl’s The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls.
Picture this: Prince Harry roaming around his corner of Kensington Palace, warbling the lyrics to various songs from Hamilton. Apparently that’s a glimpse inside his and Meghan’s life together!
Finally—a bag big enough to hold one hundred percent of the ridiculous odds and ends I’m obliged to cart around everyday, courtesy Martha Stewart.