Matchmaking Imp Ryan Seacrest Set Up Justin Bieber's Mom with The…

Ryan Seacrest reportedly brokered a date between Justin Bieber's mom (whose name is almost literally Patty Melt) and Bachelor host Chris Harrison. (Anyone else enjoy thinking about the phrase "Bachelor host" like a Bachelor is some sort of parasite and Chris Harrison is its host? And the Bachelor lays eggs in Chris… » 10/05/12 8:40pm 10/05/12 8:40pm

Teen Girls Are Wearing Shapewear to 'Normalize' Their Bodies

Today in sadface, more and more teenage girls have taken to wearing shapewear underneath clothes on a daily basis, even wearing it beneath their athletic uniforms, because they "don't want to stand out for the wrong reasons," i.e. be seen as fat among their peers. In fact, one of the hottest teen trends (ranked… » 8/02/12 6:40pm 8/02/12 6:40pm

Inventor of Spanx is World's Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

A product promising to help people look thin has given its inventor a big fat wallet. Thanks to her ingenious idea to combine insecurity, enormous underpants, and elastic sausage casings, Sara Blakely, the forty-one-year-old inventor of Spanx, is now the world's youngest female self-made billionaire. » 3/08/12 11:40am 3/08/12 11:40am

Squished Spleen Alert: Octavia Spencer Wears Three Pairs of Spanx

Quoth the actress to Ellen: "I triple-Spank. Which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don't need to overdo it." She also recalled a recent conversation with pal Melissa McCarthy: "I could not party that night because I was being pinched in places that I didn't know it was possible… I said, 'Oh my God,… » 2/02/12 1:40pm 2/02/12 1:40pm

Melissa McCarthy Reveals The Hidden Danger Of Spanx


Melissa McCarthy has told plenty of funny stories, but this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show she really outdid herself. She offered up a cautionary tale to Spanx wearers everywhere that might make you weep with laughter. You see one day on her way to work, she casually threw on some Spanx and went on with her day.… » 11/13/11 12:35pm 11/13/11 12:35pm

Worth It: Slimming Shapewear Sexier Than Spanx

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… » 10/25/11 4:30pm 10/25/11 4:30pm