Pop Culture, fashion

American Apparel “On The Cusp of A Total Collapse”

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 6:08 pm

For the past year, terminally hip clothing company American Apparel has been plagued by a barrage of complaints ranging from discriminatory hiring practices to pornographic ad campaigns to accusations of sexual harassment aimed at company founder Dov Charney (who, let’s be honest, looks like the kind of guy who regularly spills his seed on Plexiglass windows and “J14″ magazine). Yet MSNBC reports that smelling like the inside of a peep show booth might be the least of Dov Charney’s problems: American Apparel recently reported that its quarterly operating loss has quadrupled since 2009, causing the company’s already-low stock price to descend even further. MORE »


News, Political Stuff, Politics, Shit Going On In The World

Julia Gillard Loves Clothes, Hates God: A Rundown of Australia’s New PM

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 4:26 pm

Julia Gillard was elected prime minister of Australia on June 24 at 9:00 AEST, twelve hours after leading a party revolt that ousted former PM Kevin Rudd from office. Gillard, 48, is the first female prime minister, as well as the first unmarried PM, in Australian history. As prime minister, Gillard pledges to cancel advertising campaigns for mining companies that are funded by taxpayers’ money, as well as pursue a shelved carbon emission trading plan that would require Australian polluters to buy permits for every ton of gas produced. MORE »


Film, Movies, News, Pop Culture, Porn, TV Shows

“Sex and the City: An XXX Porn Parody” Announced: You’re Only Relevant If Someone with a Waxed Asshole and Multiple DUIs Plays You In a Movie

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, June 24th, 2010 2:03 pm

New Sensations, the company responsible for the porn parodies of “Golden Girls” and “30 Rock,” announced yesterday that it has begun production on “Sex and the City: A XXX Porn Parody.” Lee Roy Myers is directing, and porn star Kayla Paige will star as foot-faced sex columnist/sociopath Carrie Bradshaw. The “movie” will be released this fall. MORE »


Celebrities, News, Pop Culture

XYV (Examine Your Vagina): An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

Elisabeth Dickson :: Monday, June 21st, 2010 6:15 pm

I was recently hanging out with someone who asked me to explain why Miley Cyrus was listed as one of my favorite artists on Facebook. Because this happens to me more often than one might expect, I was adequately prepared to launch my standard Miley defense, which consists of the following points: MORE »



Vanessa Carlton Announces Bisexuality; News Fails to Make “A Thousand Miles” Any Less Annoying

Elisabeth Dickson :: Monday, June 21st, 2010 3:27 pm

Vanessa Carlton, singer of “A Thousand Miles” and “Ordinary Day,” announced that she was bisexual last Saturday at a Nashville Pride performance over the weekend. “I’ve never said this before, but while we’re here and living out loud…I myself am a proud, bisexual woman,” she told a cheering crowd before launching into a performance of her single “Who’s To Say.” MORE »


Celebrities, News, Pop Culture

Amanda Bynes Announces Retirement from Acting; Minutes Later, Penelope Taynt Found Hanging in Hollywood Hills Apartment

Elisabeth Dickson :: Monday, June 21st, 2010 1:18 pm

Amanda Bynes, the 24-year old star of “She’s the Man” and the soon-to-be-released “Easy A,” announced her retirement from acting on Twitter yesterday. In possibly related news, Bynes super-fan and “Amanda Show” co-star Penelope Taynt was found dead in her Hollywood Hills studio apartment this morning of an apparent hanging suicide. She is survived by her parents, her cat Maisie and the 1.5 people reading this post who will understand this reference. MORE »


Books, Really?

Sex and the City VI: Return of the Rich White Ladies

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 5:44 pm

Grand Central Publishing has announced that Candace Bushnell, author of “Sex and the City”, is slated to write two more novels. The first of the books, entitled “The Two Mrs. Stones,” will be set in New York City and will prominently feature a “romantic triangle”. I couldn’t help but wonder: hasn’t this dead horse been beaten enough?


Bands, Celebrities, Comebacks?, Pop Culture

Bret Michaels and Miley Cyrus Are A Match Made in Blinged-Out Cowboy Hat Heaven

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 4:45 pm

Tomorrow morning, the hair extensions will flow freely and the spray tan fumes will linger in a studio midtown, where Bret Michaels and Miley Cyrus will perform a duet live on “Good Morning America”. Not since David Bowie and Bing Crosby gathered around a piano to belt out their cover of “Little Drummer Boy” has there been a pairing of such seemingly disparate entertainers, culminating in a showdown so epic that it will render news anchor Bianna Golodryga’s name un-ridiculous.



Pop Culture

Megan Fox Engaged to David Silver from 90210; No Word on Whether the Dude from Peach Pit is on Guest List

Elisabeth Dickson :: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 2:04 pm

Newser reports that actor Brian Austin Green (David Silver, ‘90210’) proposed to his long-time girlfriend Megan Fox (Armani model who Talks about her Poops, “Esquire”) at the Four Seasons Hulalai Hotel in Hawaii on June 1.

Although Fox has not yet released any information about her impending nuptials, D&T would like to alleviate the stress of wedding planning by offering her a few helpful suggestions for these upcoming hectic months. The following is a vision (a fantasia, if you will) of the Fox-Austin Green wedding ceremony (heretofore referred to as the Faustin-Green nuptials): MORE »