Julia Roberts

Do Good, Look Great: Support Research At St. Jude

October 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm , by

Lancome Génifique Youth Activating ConcentrateHappy Genes Day, lovely ladies! It’s Chelsea, your resident fashion and beauty intern, letting you know today is a great day to look your best and Do Good. Lancôme has dubbed today Genes Day and, in honor of the celebration, will be giving $7 from every bottle of their much-lauded Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate sold today to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

It may be a beauty splurge at $78 for a 1oz. bottle, but if it’ll give me glowy, even skin in only seven days or even make me look a quarter as gorgeous as celeb devotees like Christina Hendrix, Julia Roberts or Veronica Webb, it’s worth it.

And did I mention that part of the sales (up to $100,000) go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? If you get a chance, visit your local Lancôme counter or lancome-usa.com for your chance to improve your skin and the lives of children in need.

P.S. If you’re new to the Génefique line and happen to find yourself at a Lancôme counter today, ask for a deluxe seven-day sample free of charge.

Cheat Sheet: 4 Things You Maybe Missed This Week

August 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm , by

1. Jet Blue Flight Attendant Goes Bonkers.

While there are several varied accounts floating around the Internet, the basic story goes like this: A passenger was rude to Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater, hurled some expletives his way and refused to sit down; something hit Slater in the head, and he lost it. He took over the intercom to tell everyone off, grabbed two cans of beer, inflated the emergency exit ramp and slid down to the tarmac before escaping home, where he was later arrested. Over the course of this week, he’s garnered criticism and accolades, been denounced as a danger and proclaimed a hero. Late night comedians have of course pounced on this story, providing us with some hilarious spoofs and even a tribute song:


2. Friggatriskaidekaphobia!

It means fear of Friday the 13th, which is today. Most of us suffer from a bit of friggastriskaidekaphobia, or even simply from triskaidekaphobia, which is fear of the number 13 in any context. Many office buildings skip the 13th floor, for example, and some cities eliminate 13th Street in grids. Here are some more spooky examples.

3. Eat, Pray, Love is Released in Theaters.

The sure-to-be-a-blockbuster film, based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir and starring Julia Roberts, opens this weekend. It’s directed by Ryan Murphy, creator of Nip/Tuck and Glee, and features a star-packed cast. Will it live up to the hype? Is it just as good as the book? Reviews are mixed so far, but critics are at least unanimous in describing the amazing scenery of the movie, shot in Italy, India and Indonesia. If you liked the book and are a Julia Roberts fan (and really, who isn’t?), it’s probably worth the ticket price.

4. The Happiest Baby in the World.

If you’re feeling down, or like you’re missing the simple joys in life, just watch this video of a baby laughing hysterically every time his dad tears a piece of paper. It’s been up on YouTube for a few years already, but it never gets old. I dare you to watch it without smiling.