A Smorgasbord of Cool Stuff

Recently for the magazine, I interviewed Kim Kardashian about her branding genius. kim-kardashian-look-a-like-in-the-super-c-u-t-e-old-navy-commercialResearch for that interview got me buzzing on pop culture. And I’m not afraid to tell you how much time I’ve spent on TMZ.com lately. (The photo is the Old Navy look-alike.)

So, here’s my best Hollywood reporter shot at a “What’s Hot and What’s Not” column.

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amy winehouse deadAmy Winehouse, dead at 27, wasn’t always the train wreck she was cartooned in the media. It’s easy to forget that with the flashbulbs of paparazzi around her. Pictured here in 2007, this candid photo on stages shows an actually sexy Winehouse.

I actually thought of that while interviewing Kardashian, when she mentioned how her step-dad Bruce Jenner had once been featured in SUCCESS. Something about Kim saying, step-dad, struck me as very human and reminded me for all her caricatures in the media, she is a real person. (I think.)

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In lighter news, file this under that’s a new one: a Silent Disco. It’s apparently where everyone straps on a pair of headphones and raves to their own beat. The dance floor is completely silent. Here’s a video.

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If you’ve been feeling guilty about all those Gilt Groupe, Rue La La, Swirl and Beyond the Rack sales you’ve been shopping, not to worry.

In marriage by-law 7, article 1,paragraph c, the rule clearly states every three personal clothing purchases are neutralized by one clothing purchase for your spouse. JackThreads is a cool, guys-only flash-sale site to accomplish just that. Here’s a funny sneaker keychain.

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It’s a nerdy, girly thing, but join the Victoria’s Secret Pink Nation for these cute virtual post-it notes for Facebook. New members get a free gift.