Mika may think that big girls are beautiful, but author Umberto Eco is all about the ugly. His newest book is called On Ugliness and he's all about spreading the message that "ugliness is more interesting than beauty. Beauty is frequently boring, everybody knows what beauty is... Christianity is linked to the contempt of the flesh... in some paintings there is a real appreciation of the ugly." Us, we love the ugly! But no, it doesn't make us feel better that we were told by someone at a party last week, "OMG! I totally didn't recognize you! You look pretty!". Um, yeah. [Reuters]