(Getty Images) Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Cheltenham FestivalEvery couple has its quibbles,
but can you guess what Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton
and Prince William fight about most consistently? Believe it or not, it's Scrabble—yes, the tiled board game Scrabble. In a documentary that's set to air in the UK this Sunday, Olympic boser Anthony Ogogo tells the camera: "She [Katherine] told me that when William and her play Scrabble they don’t usually finish it because one of them slams it shut.” Competitive, those two! [Telegraph UK]Apparently Simon Cowell's entire diet
consists of fish fingers, peas, and an unidentifiable substance called Angel Delight
. [Daily Mail]George Clooney and Stacy Keibler are DUNZO.
Our favorite Kardashian, Khloe, almost faked a heart attack
so she wouldn't have to host the X Factor
—she was that
nervous! Bless. [Mirror UK]Cosmopolitan
names a new fashion director—Aya Kanai, street style superstar. The announcement:
Most recently, Kanai served as the head stylist at Shopbop.com, where she was responsible for developing and executing the Shopbop brand message in daily home page fashion editorials. Previously, she was the senior fashion editor at Teen Vogue. Prior to that, Kanai served as fashion director at Nylon.
Kanai will start at Cosmo
on April 1st. [StyleBistro Inbox]
's Associate Accessories Editor Laurel Pantin one of the coolest people working in fashion today? Yes. Here's a peek inside her life
—and tips on how to get her effortlessly cool style. [The Coveteur]All-female protest group Femen gets a rousing profile write-up on Slate today.
In case you didn't know, Femen is dedicated to "attacking patriarchy, in all its forms: the dictatorship, the church, the sex industry." Oh, and they do it topless. [Slate](Bauer Griffin) Miranda Kerr modeling the latest in neck brace fashionAaaand speaking of topless—or almost-topless
—Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr is out of her post-car-wreck neck brace and back in a bikini on the beach. There is a god. Or something. [Mirror]The Wall Street Journal thinks that beards are popular because of the economy.
Tina Gaudoin writes:
I blame the economy. That's an easy out. But from my front row seat at the financial crisis (The Wall Street Journal offices in New York), I witnessed an economy in free fall, taking with it the grooming habits of New York City males. In the space of a month, a city previously filled with energized, well-suited, clean-shaven men became a ghetto of sleep-deprived, scuff-shoed, wrinkle-suited, unshaven shadows shuffling through the streets in a haze of shock and disbelief.
Um, okay. Whatever you want to believe is fine. [WSJ]
Did you see Life of Pi
? It was really good, but seriously one of the most stressful movies I've ever seen. Pi director Ang Lee is about to make his TV debut
directing something for FX. We hope it doesn't involve tigers and lifeboats and carnivorous man-eating islands. [EW]
Here's the trailer for Alan Partridge
's new film Alpha Papa
. "Alpha Papa, it's like Top Daddy," says one of the producers. [YouTube]The Guardian ranks eternal-yet-kind-of-weird-heartthrob
John Cusack's five best film moments. They include: Roadside Prophets, High Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank, Tapeheads,
and of course Say Anything.
Did they miss anything? While you ponder, let's just relive Say Anything
again via the Peter Gabriel hit "In Your Eyes." Hey, it's Friday. [Guardian]
Okay, I'm a total lemming and ordered Sheryl Sandberg's new must-read Lean In
on Amazon.com yesterday (Prime, baby). She talks to the New York Timesthis week
about how she prefers reading printed books over digital editions.
I probably shouldn’t admit this since I work in the tech industry, but I still prefer reading paper books. (In “Lean In,” I also admit that I carry a notebook and pen around to keep track of my to-do list, which, at Facebook, is like carrying around a stone tablet and chisel.) I travel with an iPad, but at home I like holding a book open and being able to leaf through it, highlight with a real yellow pen and dog-ear important pages. After I finish a book, I’ll often look to see how many page corners are turned down as one gauge of how much I liked it. I also still read newspapers and magazines the old-fashioned way; I tried the Kindle app for the iPad on the elliptical, but when you get sweaty, you can’t turn the pages.
So there you have it luddites, you're not alone. [NY Times]
Speaking of tech, Google Reader is shutting down July 1st. Sad face. [Everywhere]