I'm a former newspaper journalist and blogger who used to travel extensively, but hasn't watched a decent in-flight safety demonstration since Obama took office. I've been interviewed on NPR and have harassed countless politicians, fashion designers, and ordinary folk who probably despise reporters now. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and toddler girl, where I've picked up and put down Infinite Jest at least 200,000 times.
Lately, wheat beer. And malt beer. And beer with chocolate.
Alleged rapist Bryon E. Johnston might still be on the loose if not for his love of Starbucks coffee. The 35-year-old allegedly abducted a woman from a bus stop back in November and raped her and then reportedly committed a similar act with a woman in February. As the woman who claims she was raped last month fled from the suspect's car and ran across a motel parking lot, a paper Starbucks cup fell out of his car. The information cops obtained from something most of us would consider trash helped lead to the man's arrest.
You can just tell Katheryn Deprill's adoptive parents raised her right. The 27-year-old mom of three children did not have the best start in life. When she was just a few days old, her mother abandoned her at a Burger King bathroom in Pennsylvania -- a story that made all of the papers at the time. But she was luckier than most because she was adopted by two very caring people who never lied to her about her past. When Katheryn recently revealed to them that she wanted to try and find her birth mom, they weren't just supportive -- they decided to help her do it.
Sakurako Uehara, who is a Japanese girl living in New Zealand, will have to have repeated surgeries from now until she is an adult in order to repair the damage to her body, according to doctors. The dogs have been euthanized since the attack and everyone from police to concerned observers are wondering how this could have happened.
I’ve been obsessed with skin laser treatments since I first read about them a few years ago in Vogue. I always assumed the treatments would be out of my price range and, I'm right -- most are. But laser genesis is different. The procedure, which takes just 30 minutes, is only relatively uncomfortable, and basically zaps redness from your skin, cost me $150. Still a crazy amount to spend? Perhaps. But if it allows me to purchase fewer skin care products and cosmetics, I consider it a steal.
It's a given that nearly every girl is going to fall hard for Brad Pitt or Alexander Skarsgard. And most men are going to find actresses like Mila Kunis terribly appealing. Boooring. The thing that makes fantasy celebrity crush discussions really interesting is when we let loose and reveal that we actually find a celeb who isn't known for his or her sex appeal to be totally hot. We can't explain why -- sometimes it's their sense of humor or the way they carry themselves, walk, laugh, or simply look at us (oh, fine, they're actually looking at a camera, we know).
Here are 15 celebrities who aren't known for having conventional good looks, but who we can't help but find totally hot.