Just 16 days until the top two teams in the NFL take the field for the Big Game. We’ve been counting down the months, weeks, days, and hours since the very first kickoff of the season. (Yes, even those among us who only appreciate football for the chance to show off our pigs-in-a-blanket cooking finesse.) And now it’s really, finally almost here.

Football Playoffs

So, with the AFC and NFC championship games kicking off this weekend, we figured it’s the perfect time to wax athletic. This is why we love football. And why you should, too.
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January 17, 2014

Okay, “lands” is a stretch. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this HBO actress skipped the rigid interview process. But I digress. The annoyingly adorable character you know as Shoshanna (or that girl who licked Peggy’s face in Mad Men) is writing a bimonthly column for Glamour titled “My Zo-Called Life.” And she gushed all about it on Chelsea Lately this week.

Zosia Mamet

Image via Glamour

Fashionista quotes Mamet, “[My editor] will get e-mails from me at like 4:00 in the morning and I’ll be like, ‘I wanna write about the evolution of eyebrows.’” Who wouldn’t?

Fact is, Shosh could write about drywall and we would still skip lunch to read it.

Read the full article on Fashionista here.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 10, 2014

Guys. Lena Dunham is your newest Vogue cover girl. Well, reportedly. According to Page Six, the Girls creator will grace the cover of the esteemed fashion magazine’s February issue. And it makes sense. I mean, she’s a popular actress, respected writer, and most importantly, will no doubt draw in a number of young readers to Vogue’s typically more mature audience. So why exactly is this news?

Lena Dunham and Anna Wintour

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January 8, 2014

Ah, Tinder – the location-based dating app that took the twenty-something social scene by storm this past year. If you haven’t tried it, you’re probably either A. married, or, B. let’s just be honest: lying. The app’s latest Tinderalla looking for love? None other than The Mindy Project’s creator and star Mindy Kaling. Well, sort of.

Mindy Kaling on Tinder

In a genius marketing move, the FOX show created fake Tinder profiles for a number of its characters to promote a reported Tinder-themed episode airing in April. Now, before you get hung up on the whole “fake profile” thing, remember: The Mindy Project is on Tinder for the same reason you are – its just looking for a little swipe-right love. The only difference? It needs a ratings boost, not a confidence one.

Read more about Mindy Kaling’s Tinder debut on The Huffington Post.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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January 6, 2014

So you’re out chatting about the series premiere of Downton Abbey (that whole Matthew business had to be a sick joke, right?) when someone says those four words that immediately kill the mood: “I don’t watch TV.” It’s a sentence usually followed by “I’d rather read” or “I’m too busy.” Well, you know who can watch TV and read up on current affairs? The leader of the free world, that’s who.

Obama Watching TV

That’s right, TV addicts. You have President Obama on your side. Whether he’s working his way through AMC’s Breaking Bad (which he’s way behind on) or partaking in a Homeland marathon, the POTUS still manages to fit in a few cable dramas here and there. Feeling better about your lengthy DVR list? Yeah, me too. Now if only I’d learned he also loves chocolate and red wine – then I’d really feel better. Well, sort of.

Read more about President Obama’s favorite shows on the New York Times.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 30, 2013

That’s right, the new Girls Season 3 trailer has dropped on the masses. (Watch. ASAP.) And it features none other than J.Crew’s creative director, Jenna Lyons. The only question I ask – does this finally mean Hannah will spend a season fully clothed?

Read more about it on Refinery29.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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December 23, 2013

Remember that time Whitney Port got a job (insert air quotes) at Diane von Furstenberg on The City? This is way better.

According to Refinery29, “The DVF brand is currently looking to cast eight ‘smart, sophisticated, and savvy people with a great sense of style’ in an unscripted show where they’ll compete to become a DVF brand ambassador.”

Diane von Furstenberg

The best part? Supposedly, you don’t need to be the niece or nephew of a fashion bigwig to snag a spot. But you do need “tons of passion and a great sense of style.” Obviously.

I may not be handing in my notice just yet, but I’ll surely set my DVR. Unscripted access to this icon is something I will not miss.

Read the full article at Refinery 29.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 21, 2013

We’re nearing the end of December, which means one thing – plenty of top-ten lists, countdowns, year-in-reviews, and, well, you get the picture. And as part of my job description, I wind up reading just about all of them (tough life, I know). My favorite thus far? New York Magazine’s review of Cara Delevingne’s “Bonkers, Rebellious Year.”

Cara Delevingne's Best Year Ever

Why? Well, let’s just start with the obvious: her eyebrows. I mean, they alone deserve their very own list. Then there’s the whole she-may-or-may-not-be-dating-Harry-Styles thing. I don’t care if you’re twice his age, his hair is straight-up magical and you know it. She also walked in the Chanel haute couture show, scored a campaign with Saint Laurent, and mingled with the royal family.

In summary, she had the best year ever. And all I’m going to say? Enjoy it, Delevingne, because there’s such a thing as oversaturation in Hollywood (just ask Kristen Stewart), and who knows if that’s what 2014 will bring for you. But for the sake of those perfectly plucked brows, I truly hope not.

Read more about Cara Delevingne’s year in review at New York Magazine.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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December 19, 2013

Hate it or love it, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired last night – and per usual, viewers had their smartphones and tablets on hand to live-tweet the entire thing.  And reactions were, well, predictable.

Swarovski Sparkles In The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Image via The Gloss

From the friend who’s going to “join the gym ASAP” to the one who’s all, “I’m still eating as much ice cream as I want,” the tweets and Facebook posts were eerily similar to past years’ – kind of like the fashion in the actual show. Signature wings? Check. A bejeweled bra you could never afford, let alone wear under your clothes? You get the gist.

No matter how redundant the costumes and social media reactions are, however, it’s still entertaining. I mean, millions of people tuned in last night – and you just can’t argue with numbers. Plus, I may or may not have tweeted something about Adam Levine (you’re just not human if you didn’t melt over his reaction to Behati).

Check out “9 Types of Tweets From the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” on NYmag.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 11, 2013

You’re in the homestretch. Just another day left at the office and then – Thanksgiving. The one day of the year when it’s completely acceptable to do nothing but eat and watch TV all day (at least, that’s how it goes down in my house).

To prepare for this much-needed lazy day, Refinery29 has put together a list of the best Thanksgiving-themed sitcom episodes. All you have to do is find a cushy spot on the couch, pour yourself a glass of wine, and find out which channels are smart enough to air their comedic genius (I’m looking at you, TV Land).

Check out the full list of Thanksgiving-themed episodes on Refinery29.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 26, 2013