Mar 11th 2011 6:02PM Hey, Sonia - at 60-ish + years you SHOULD be wearing flats. I am a dedicated combination girl (I have quite the collection of boots, stilettos, platforms, and flats), but could NEVER live without 20+ pair of totally impractical cute, stylish, and sexy heels. If you wear heels in moderation (that fit!) AND take care of your feet there should be no lasting impact on your health due to wearing heels once in a while. After all, girls who wear nothing but flats = vanilla puddin', and no man has ever had to tell me that. I figured it out for myself. Live a little and wear the heels while you can, ladies! ;)
Jan 31st 2011 2:22AM Martrit - Sandra Bullock's Golden Globe bangs were (hideous) clip-ins if I've ever seen them. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have committed to that look permanently (one can only hope...)
Dec 6th 2010 8:50PM My problem with this show was that I never really knew when it was on. The few times I'd caught it were an accident, but I thoroughly loved it once I landed on it. I enjoyed the cast and found the show engaging and entertaining. F/X says marketing was not the problem? I'm part of the target demographic and hardly knew the show was there until I found it for myself. Pity.
Nov 23rd 2010 9:13PM I've noticed that on a LOT of the news posts lately. I think they have a monkey from the circus proofing their work these days. :-/
Nov 23rd 2010 6:21PM I'm a photographer and I get asked ALL of the time about re-touching (in fact, I can't remember the last time that I WASN'T asked about it). Believe it or not, it's the parents who ask for re-touching services, and I think it's because they know their child is self-concious about something (most commonly for me it is acne or gaps in teeth) and would likely be too shy to request it themselves. I would never remove moles or freckles unless specifically asked to, but I think that everyone deserves to have a photo of themselves with unblemished skin - not to be confused with air-brushed-to-the-hilt, plastic looking, overly retouched skin that has no texture or pores.
Before the days of photography, people had their portraits painted, and no artist who wanted referrals or continued business would paint in blemishes (!). This is not so different. It's less about altering appearances in children or adolescents, and more about enhancing natural beauty versus having to re-live that horrible acne outbreak right before your senior portraits - over and over again for the rest of your life.
Portrait photography is not the same as photojournalism. Portrait photographers light specifically to enhance desirable features and minimize the ones people don't like. If you don't do that, you do not stay in business. In contrast, photojournalism is a record of things as close to how they looked and happened in the moment as possible, but even they employ photo enhancing software to make corrections to things like color and contrast (albeit, they are usually minor corrections, but still, to insinuate that they show images straight out of the camera is a bit of a stretch). Some portrait photographers are incorporating a "photojournalistic" style into their portrait work, but don't be confused - they are retouching their work.
Nov 21st 2010 6:29PM I'm a big SNL fan, I love Ann Hathaway, and can't care less one way or the other about Miley Cirus - but really, that sketch didn't do a thing for me. The woman doing the Miley immitation looks a bit too old and her voice and ennunciation were far (far) too annoying to make it funny. Ann was O.K. as Katie Holmes, but again - it was so overdone that it was really more annoying than humorous.
I thought the funniest part of last night's show was Seth Myers doing the weekly update, and was disappointed in the show oeverall. :(
Sep 8th 2010 8:05PM Sounds like a record label publicity stunt to me - try and make it news so people wonder who the hell these two are, and what the big deal is that they kept it under wraps.
And who the HELL would go by the name "Butter"??? That has to rank right up there with the most redneck country name I've ever heard - and I'm a country fan. Ick.
Aug 30th 2010 6:54PM What is with all of the spelling errors lately? Any high school senior should be able to discern the difference between "high heals" (for instance, a scab on your head), and "high heels" (ladies footwear). It's obvious you have hired a monkey to do your spell checking and editing. :(
Aug 28th 2010 6:14PM Hey, Al - for knowing so much, shouldn't you know that her name is PALOMA?
Just a thought... ;)
Aug 12th 2010 5:52PM Nope, it bothers me, too. However, if you look at the tag line, the photo was provided by Getty Images - they probably pulled the pic off of Flickr and paid the photog .10 for usage (seriously, stock photography pays squat and if you start to pay attention, that is all that is being used for web articles like this now days). There's a spot on the left eye where the eyeliner isn't perfect (that caught my attention first)...that kind of shoddy work would never make it past me OR my editors!