Hey, Right Quick: Fabio Was on Just a Minority of Romance Covers

I'm glad you stopped by, because there's something I want to get on the record: Fabio, for all his immense fame, simply has not been on that large a percentage of the romance novel covers through history, and he hasn't worked as a model in years. And if you reduce the genre to his pecs and flowing blonde locks, you… » 2/26/15 2:10pm Yesterday 2:10pm

Beauty Companies Love to 'Empower' Women, Over and Over and Over Again

This week, Soledad O'Brien announced that her O'Brien Raymond Starfish Foundation would be teaming up with CoverGirl cosmetics to produce a series of documentaries as part of their "Girls Can" movement. For O'Brien, Girls Can is an way to help empower young women. For CoverGirl, it's the perfect way to convince young… » 2/28/14 11:00am 2/28/14 11:00am

'Cruelty-Free' Cosmetics Companies Are Total Liars

Like most red-blooded Americans, I am morally opposed to the idea of a beagle wearing foundation or a mouse wearing mascara; it's unnatural. As such, I only purchase cosmetics that don't test on animals — "cruelty free" products, if you will. But now, a lawsuit alleges that some pretty major makeup companies that… » 3/02/12 11:00am 3/02/12 11:00am