All our lives, we've been offered advice that people swear will leave us looking as lovely as supermodel Heidi Klum, but that, quite often, turns out to be bogus. On this episode of "The Thread," readers ask questions -- and finally get answers! -- about the real relationship between sleep and fat, shaving and hair growth, and much more.
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Even the most impressive wardrobes won't last long if you don't know the tricks of the laundry trade. Learn which pieces are really "dry clean only," the best way to keep your dark denim that perfect shade, and more about maintaining the clothes you love on this episode of "The Thread."
What do you get when two starlets from an uber-popular film franchise are snapped wearing the same zipper-print tank? A fashion faceoff, of course! Pick your fave look in battles between "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart and Ashley Greene, stylin' moms Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts, and more on this episode of "The Thread."
While life is always pretty fab for 21-year-old Joe Jonas -- he has a great gig with the Jonas Brothers and has dated a slew of starlets in his age group -- this week has been particularly remarkable for several reasons.
Joe, with bros Nick and Kevin, rocks Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in Queens, New York, last month. - Juan Solis/PacificCoastNews.com
First, none other than the curvaceous Kim Kardashian tweeted she was filming a commercial with the JoBros. "This commercial is gonna be awesome! Me, Betty White, and The Jonas Brothers! Can't wait for u to see it! Its sooo California *hint hint*," the reality hottie cryptically wrote Friday.
Joe and Ashley Greene spend some QT together at a Road Dogs softball game in Newark, New Jersey, in August. - Jackson Lee/Splash News Kim K.'s pal Justin Bieber shouldn't be too jealous, though. By Sunday, Joe was spotted hanging out with "Twilight's" Ashley Greene, 23, at LA's Hollywood Bowl. The two caught a show from indie rock band Vampire Weekend. Rumors have swirled for months that the two are dating, but Joe and Ashley have stayed mum on the subject. All we know is they've been photographed together several times since hooking up (maybe as friends, maybe as more) in London last July.
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I don't know about you, but I'm still more than a little unhappy with Joe Jonas for initiating the big breakup with his "Camp Rock" co-star and summer touring partner, Demi Lovato. However, it's awfully difficult to stay mad at such a do-gooder.
Joe Jonas and Prince William join forces for a good cause in Maun, Botswana. - Samir Hussein/WireImage.com
On Tuesday, the middle JoBro proved once again that no matter how many hearts he breaks in his love life (who could break up with Taylor Swift?!), he's still an awfully good guy when it comes to philanthropy. Joe teamed up with Britain's Prince William to hang out with more than 250 schoolchildren in Maun, Botswana, in southern Africa. The 20-year-old helped the royal heir teach the kids about saving the planet for the Coach for Conservation project, performed a little music, and basically made the girls swoon.
One 16-year-old fan, Megan Butler, eloquently explained to BBC News what I'm guessing most of the girls there were thinking: "I like Prince William as well, but I was more excited about seeing Joe."
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If you love romance as much as we do, you're probably already on your way to see Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave in the new movie "Letters to Juliet." First, though, you'll want to come along with us to breathtakingly beautiful Verona, Italy, for behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's leading ladies and their dreamy male co-stars in this episode of "The Thread."
She's only 16, but "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" actress Dakota Fanning already knows how to look pretty, polished, and completely updated for fall. Check out the essential wardrobe items needed to copy her style -- and where to find them at affordable prices -- on this episode of "The Thread."
Tori Spelling shows off her latest book at a branch of the New York Public Library on Wednesday in NYC. - Ben Hider/Getty Images North AmericaAlthough you probably know her best from her reality show or, like me, from the original "Beverly Hills, 90210," these days Tori Spelling has become quite the author. The actress recently released her fourth book, a children's tale called "Presenting ... Tallulah" about a little girl figuring out who she is.
Tori, who must be a pro on book tours by now, signed copies of her latest work Wednesday at a Borders in NYC. The "Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" star even posed for party pics with some of her fans and their little ones.
When she announced her plan to take on the project in February, the mother of 3-year-old Liam and 2-year-old Stella cited her own tiny tots. "I love reading to my kids," Tori said. "It's our special time together. That and my passion for storytelling inspired me to write a children's book of my own to read to them and children everywhere."
Promoting the new book has taken Tori away from her kids at times, but she always seems excited to reunite with them. OnRead More »from Tori Presents Her Children’s Book
It's time to trade those sundresses and flip-flops for the bold colors, rich textures, and fabulous footwear of the new season.
But before you go dropping an entire paycheck on your cold-weather wardrobe, make sure to check out the affordably-priced collections of Jessica Simpson, Rachel Roy, Cindy Crawford, and more. Take a sneak peek at their latest looks on this episode of "The Thread."
You're forgiven for forgetting every now and then that Selena Gomez -- who has become a major brand in music, TV, movies, and even fashion -- is as young as she is. The teen queen, who only turned 18 two months ago, often comes across as mature and eloquent in the appearances she makes promoting her many projects, including her new album, A Year Without Rain, and her new Dream Out Loud clothing line for Kmart.
Selena Gomez, who's featured in the new W magazine, preps for a photo shoot in July. - Lauren Greenfield/W
Then again, as Selena herself admits in a new interview with W magazine, in some ways she's still very much like a little girl. "My cousin's 18, and her friends are talking about college and fighting with their boyfriends, and I've never experienced any of that stuff, because I guess I'm living a different lifestyle," she confesses. "I've been raised around adults, but I'm still very naive."
For example, the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star was shocked after hearing George Lopez speak at the 2009 ALMARead More »from The Two Sides of Selena Gomez