Shopping without annoying mall muzak and cell phones going off every five seconds and people shouting over sales?
We’ve dreamed about it, but we never actually thought it could happen!
UK department store Selfridges has announced plans for a silent shopping space called “No Noise,” inspired by an idea founder Harry Gordon Selfridge had in 1909.
The space, which will be located in the store’s Ultralounge, will require shoppers to part with their shoes and cell phones, and will include meditation stations and headspace pods.
Now that’s what we call retail therapy! Literally!
The silent area will also harbor a Quiet Shop, which will sell de-branded clothing in addition to curated collections from lines like Acne, Maison Martin Margiela, and Jil Sander.
We love it!
We just wish we didn’t have to go all the way to London to experience it.
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Minnesota’s Minnetonka High School principal David Adney has declared war on leggings!
Adney is asking girls to “cover their butts” because the skintight trend is distracting to fellow students with raging hormones.
The principal explained:
“It’s a fashion trend that has existed for a while, but has accelerated. Not all leggings are created equal. With Lyrca and Spandex, the definition can be severe, front and back.”
From the emails Adney sent out, he’s only received two negative responses, which said what he was trying to do is “highly sexist.”
However, the principal cracked down on teenage boys for wearing muscle shirts and enforced a no-baseball-hat policy several months ago, so that’s fair right?
[Image via Manuil Yamalyan/WENN.]
We know he’s a red-blooded male, but this is just downright NASTY!!
…but you know how much we looove nasty! Ha!
During a live Twitter chat with his fans, Robert Pattinson took control of MSN‘s UK Entertainment handle to unveil some of his most private thoughts.
And in return — according to a transcript that’s making its way around the interwebz — he asked his fans to reveal their most private body parts!
Hmm.. wonder what Kristen Stewart would have to say about this! But of course, with her track-record, we’re sure many of you are going to say she can’t say much. LOL!
Toward the end of his chat, Rob apparently tweeted:
“Can you please start sending me naked pictures? It’s never happened.”
Never?? We find that a little hard to believe…
But then he adds some rules to his naughty time request and tweets:
“I hope you enjoyed this and please don’t send any pictures if you’re underage!!”
Some fans even screengrabbed one of the nasty tweets before it was deleted (see first screengrab below).
If this is legit, it looks like @msnents has since deleted the dirty mini-blurbs, though remnants of said-convo remains (see screengrab below).
But deletion or not, Twitterville is obviously all abuzz with the scandalous questions!
Well, Robberz! If you want ‘em so much, we’d be more than happy to send some your way! And hey, you can’t say you never asked for them!
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Lady GaGa, seen here on Halloween putting the skunk in skunk weed, wants to know why the media poked at her when she gained a few pounds, but they never make fun of Adele’s body situation. While talking to Stylist (via ONTD) about her new fragrance, the conversation switched from make-up to Adele. CaCa started out by saying that women need to stop being cold bitches to each other:
I think women are just, for no reason, wretched to each other all the time, and I don’t think they use clothes or men or perfume or make-up or anything more than they use anything else. We should all make an effort to be nice to one another all the time.
And then CaCa really demonstrated the kind Girl Power she subscribes to when she gave Adele a backhanded compliment while talking about that sBody Revolution shit.
I’ve realised I don’t have to do very much anymore but make music, because my fans do it all for me. They carry the message so far. Ever since they saw how much Born This Way could affect people, they wanted to do more and have that sort of space of kindness and compassion. I was acutely aware of some photos on the internet – my mum called me and was like, “Did you gain weight?” – everybody was telling me about it, and I didn’t really care. But when I heard it was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is f*cking ridiculous.’ I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home? I thought, well I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds. Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has set the bar very high for a lot of woman. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people.
If CaCa was trying to say that Adele’s career is bigger than hers, then she was speaking the truth.
CaCa must’ve forgotten about all those times people talked about Adele’s weight. She must’ve forgotten about the time some of her Little Monsters sat in the mental hospital computer lab and let out fat joke after fat joke about Adele. And CaCa definitely forgot about how Kunty Karl said Adele should lose a few and how there’s been article after article about Adele’s weight. It slipped CaCa’s mind. But in CaCa’s defense, her head is always stuck up her own ass and that does cause memory loss.
(Pic via CaCa’s Facebook)
Dlisted – Be Very Afraid
Two weird things happened on VanityFair.com a few days ago. First, Vanity Fair actually interviewed Carson Daly in the year 2012. Second, Vanity Fair’s George Wayne, who’s thing is to try to shock the butt plug right out of his interviewees, asked Carson the question most of us ask ourselves when we wake up in the morning: When Xtina gets the fuck tingles in a major way, does she squirt like a geyser? Yes, Vanity Fair went there:
G.W. Let’s cut to the chase: Do you think Christina Aguilera squirts when she has an orgasm?
C.D. Are you kidding me? Is that your opener? I have no idea. I can’t imagine the thought. I mean, really.
G.W. I mean, clearly—just look at the outfits she chooses to wear onstage. Tell that girl to put some clothes on! I believe that is a rational question to ask you. I know it is a bit off-piste.
C.D. Yes, it is. I will say she does have a lot of people on her team, a whole entourage to help her, and she knows what she is doing. Oh boy, I love you. You are the best. You are so great—just the best. Despite your asinine question about Christina, it is still a pleasure to be here with you.
Wait, so according to George Wayne, if you wear four-sizes-too-small leather panties onstage, your sex parts will squirt like a walrus spitting water when you orgasm offstage later? No wonder I always stop for a few seconds and say “hmmmm” to myself when I see leather man panties in the window of some store on 8th Street.
And you know what I really didn’t need today? The image of Xtina squirting up into Carson Daly’s nostrils. That’s not what I needed, so screw that GW bitch for that.
Dlisted – Be Very Afraid
Well this is a shocking twist!
And we’re not talking about her DUI charge…
Yes, Amanda Bynes has formally been charged with DUI for the night she hit a police car with her BMW.
We’re betting the fact that she refused an officer’s request to complete a chemical test had something to do with that decision!!
Her arraignment is scheduled for 8:30am Wednesday, but we wouldn’t be surprised if she only sends her lawyer for the misdemeanor.
But GET THIS!! Amanda is trying so hard to convince everyone she wasn’t drinking, she even tweeted President Obama for help! She writes:
“Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end”
WHAT in the world is going on here??
We hope that was just an attempt to rev up her comedy career! Ha!
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