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Rachel loves hats— Fedoras, ten-gallons, those crazy ones that fancy British ladies wear. Not only does she love hats, she also wears many of them. After graduating from Penn State, Rachel has been an ESL teacher, a barista, a proofreader, a barista, a copy editor, and probably a barista a couple more times. Rachel now lives in Chicago with her three roommates: a rescue dog Nemo, her fiancé, and a flatscreen that’s always playing Scandal. Connect with her through Google

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Apparently some peeps in Brazil thought it would be funny to scare the $h*t out of a few innocent elevator riders. And I cannot help but laugh hysterically when I see it! But, seriously WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOU? I already have a problem with elevators because of my mild claustrophobia, but add this freaky little girl and her equally freaky doll and I. would. die.


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Get the vodka ready! Lindsay Lohan’s new movie, Liz & Dick, premiered Sunday night and it felt more like a really long SNL skit than a dramatic biopic. Everyone’s favorite redhead-on-the-rocks tried her best to play screen icon Elizabeth Taylor, but it didn’t work out so well. Let’s just say, she did a better job driving her Ferrari on the Pacific Coast Highway–and we all know how that turned out–than she did acting in this film.

So in honor of Lilo’s latest #fail, we created an awesomely fun Liz & Dick drinking game. Set your DVR (cause you know Lifetime is bound to replay it), shake up a batch of martinis (Liz’s drink of choice), and print out these Liz & Dick Drinking Game rules. Yes, you’ll probably get as blacked out drunk as Lindsay on a Tuesday at the Chateau Marmont, but that’s all part of the fun!

Liz & Dick Drinking Game Rules

Drink whenever:

1.  Anyone wears fur.

2. Lilo’s accent goes faux British.

3. Richard Burton’s character gets drunk.

4. Liz and/or Dick are drinking.

5. There’s a marriage or divorce.

6. Lilo’s drawn on mole shows more emotion than her.

7. Glass is broken.

8. Someone throws something at a wall.

9. You see alcohol or a bar cart.

10. Someone buys jewelry.. or talks about jewelry.

11. You think Lilo looks better playing a 40-year-old than she does in real life.

12. You catch yourself thinking of at least 10 better actresses to play Liz Taylor.

13. Someone collapses.

14. You like an outfit.

15. Someone mentions alcohol, drugs, or fornication.

16. Someone talks about how old or fat Liz and/or Dick are.

17. You think you could have played Liz Taylor better than Linday Lohan.

18. You don’t know what year it’s supposed to be.

19. Lilo wears something on her head.

20. There’s actually a good line thrown in the mix.

Photo © Splash News

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It’s that time of year again. You know, that time of year when your mom keeps asking when you’re coming home, who you’re bringing with you, how long you’re staying. Yes kids, it’s the holidays.

But be honest: the last thing you want to do during your holiday vacation is sit around the house with your mom… or worse, around a dinner table with your weird uncle who only talks about engineering and your senile grandmother who wants to know why you’re not married yet.  You’d rather be curled up in your own bed, in your own house doing absolutely nothing.

Luckily, United Airlines gets it. And that’s exactly why they created the Reluctant Traveler Service.

For a nominal fee, United will book you a pretend flight with an actual (made-up) flight number, gate number, and arrival time to tell your family.

At the last minute, though, your flight will be cancelled and you’ll just have to tell your family to have fun without you.

P.S. Thanks, Dave for helping us out!

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Cue the warm, fuzzy feelings. Coca Cola has put security cameras to good use and captured little moments of people giving a little bit of their love. Coca Cola wants you to look at the world a little differently and notice all the kindness and bravery happening around you all the time.

What do you think of the campaign? Does it make you more likely to drink a Coca Cola now? Us neither, but the sentiment is nice.

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If you’re still wondering why this eye is full suds, take a closer look. When Reddit user Liammm took a peek at his picture of his draining kitchen sink, he found something else looking back at him.. literally. This optical illusion makes you take a second look. Is it a kitchen sink or a beautiful (yet spooky) eyeball?

Talk about perfect timing.

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Mary-Kate Olsen was looking quite “kozy” with her older man friend  at the Friday Knicks game. The 42-year-old banker Olivier Sarkozy (yep, he’s related to Nicholas) brought hiss two kids to tagalong with him and MK, but that didn’t stop the PDA: they were kissing and cuddling like there was no tomorrow. But the photos of the couple are always pretty awkward–it appears that he’s holding her down while he goes to kiss her, and (it has to be said) he kind of reminds us of her Full House dad, Bob Saget here.

Olsen tells the tabloids that the couple’s 16-year age difference doesn’t faze her. “Everyone has an opinion,” she said. “I find it’s better to focus on what’s in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.”

So that must have been what she was doing when she stepped out with Sarkozy and his young daughter earlier this year (see below). Which one is his daughter again? This photo is giving me a weird Danny Tanner vibe, too:



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“A present for my cat ‘Rufus’. He began to resent me due to painful ear drops to fix an infection. I would return from work and he would run from me! Now the ears are better I wanted to do something to show my gratitude for his putting up with my torture. Rufus loves boxes as all cats do so this is what I made for him.”

What a hard life Rufus has!


Karlie Kloss is no stranger to being the hot topic. After her nude pics and photoshopped ribs, you’d think she’d want to stay away from controversy! Well, Victoria’s Secret didn’t help her last week. They sent her stomping down the runway during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in this fringed leather bikini, an overload of turquoise jewels, and (the most important item of all) a towering Native American headdress replica. Not such a great idea, VS.

The Native American community was less than pleased (especially since it was a short 3 days after Gwen Stefani and No Doubt were forced to pull their music video because Gwen was.. yes, wearing a sexy Native American getup). Why are the Native American garbs taking so much heat? Among other offensive reasons, the headdress is a traditional sacred item that is being used as a costume. Native women are insulted that they are thought of as a relic/theme/trend of the past.

Victoria’s Secret has decided to pull the controversial look from the fashion show’s broadcast and any other press. A representative from the company told Huffington Post, “We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals. We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.”

To make this all worse, November is Native American Heritage Month.

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WTF is going on with Britney’s hair? Did she shave her head again? It looks like she’s wearing a horrible wig.

So after looking into it, SHE IS! And Lucky Magazine took the heat for the poorly-received photo shoot. The pop princess’s loyal fan base was not a fan of this month’s glossy cover. What was the hate mail medium? Twitter, of course. They took the social networking site by storm, tweeting chastising comments like, “Did @britneyspears even show up for the photoshoot or did you just photoshop her face on a body?”

Ouch. Lucky responded by apologizing for disappointing some of their readers.

But it makes me wonder, what did her real hair look like that day?





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