Month: June 2010

30 Jun 2010

Cracking Down on the Tanning Beds

The world does not need any more Lindsay Lohan’s and Snooki’s. To prevent young teenage girls from fake and bake, a federal indoor tanning tax of 10% will be put into effect July 1st.

  • 2 Million teens are indoor tanning each year
  • Indoor tanning increases your chance of melanoma by 75%

It’s nice to hear that something is being done about this – hopefully this works!

30 Jun 2010


The idea that people can become so hyped up about movies like the Twilight Saga and the Harry Potter series is beyond me. I’ve never stood in line for hours for a midnight showing of a movie. I haven’t read any of the books, but I have seen both movies and I probably will see Eclipse – just not in theaters.

Last night, the midnight launch of Eclipse earned over $30 million in 4,000 theaters. New Moon had only earned $26.3 Million.

Naturally, I knew that most of the news I would be reading about today were going to be about Twilight. I expected to hear the craziest stories. The first one that I saw included a video with this still:

The headline read: Angry Twilight Fans Rip Chicago Ridge Theater Projector After Projector Fail.

Believable right? It was Twilight, so I can imagine the crazed fans doing something like this. Just look at that woman’s manic eyes! After watching the video, I realized I did not see any psychotic fans ripping into a projector though that would have been AWESOME. My dyslexia/excitement got the best of me though because I realized the headline actually read Angry ‘Twilight’ Fans Rip Chicago Ridge Theater After Projector Fail.

Oh my bad.


30 Jun 2010

Madonna’s Daughter Reminds Us What A Pre-teen sounds like

OK but no joke gladiator sandals are OUT. They came out in summer 2008 and I was like, ok those are really cute. Then 2009 comes around and people are still wearing them so I’m like, ok whatever it’s just a phase. BUT NOOOOO. Because good old 2010 is now coming along and people are STILL wearing them, and then I was just like OK NO! It’s been three years people COME ON!!!!!!!!! I’m just like what????

– Lourdes “Lola” Leon posting on her mother Madonna’s blog promoting her new line “Material Girl” for Macy’s.

Um. I choose Tavi Gevinson please.


29 Jun 2010

Moar Awkwardness Please!

Kristen Stewart, how are you famous? hahah I don’t understand. I like your lighter hair and your red carpet outfits these days, but you would think after years of promotion and publicity this would be better executed.

29 Jun 2010

Larry King is hanging up the suspenders

His statement:

Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live.

Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.

I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.

I’m incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders


29 Jun 2010

University Village

Coming soon:

Madewell [ YES YES!]

Boom Noodle

and now Tokyo Sweets which will be inside Boom Noodle. The Americanized version of a Japanese Crepe Company.

28 Jun 2010

Capitol Hill Block Party Predictions

These aren’t predictions.

HEY CHAMP is playing the Sunday of Capitol Hill Block Party and I am so excited. Was it officially revealed? Of course not, they’re saving it. If you want proof, just go to their MySpace.

You know who else would be great at Capitol Hill Block Party?

Freelance Whales [in my dreams]

and Florence and the Machine. Especially with this performance of “Dog Days Are Over” from Glastonbury. Prepare yourself for greatness.


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