The Dumbest Way to Pick a Personal Trainer

Hamilton Nolan · 06/24/11 11:47AM

News arrives today that fancy gym Equinox is instructing all of its personal trainers to spend the next few weeks getting in extra-good shape, because the company is about to start making them wear fancy new "form-fitting tops" that will be unflattering to anyone with a stray millimeter of body fat. This is fantastic news, because it will cause the vain rich people who go to Equinox to select their personal trainers on the dumbest possible criteria.

Mischa Barton's NYC Experiment Ends

cityfile · 09/25/09 03:07PM

If you see Mischa Barton on the street this weekend and she looks a little worse for the wear, and you strongly suspect her "toothache" has returned, go easy on her. The job that brought her to NYC last month—the CW show The Beautiful Life—was canceled today after just two episodes, making it the first victim of the fall television season. Like 10 percent of America, she's now unemployed. But she'll get by somehow, we imagine. [LA Times]

Simon Doonan's Beautiful People

cityfile · 09/25/08 07:40AM

Hopefully BBC America won't waste too much time before importing (newlywed!) Simon Doonan's TV series Beautiful People, based on his memoir about escaping from Reading, England to London, LA, and, finally, New York. The show, which is about to air in the UK is "just the most brilliant, hilarious thing that has ever happened to me," Doonan tells the Guardian. "It's the cherry on the cake of my tawdry existence!"

Painful Admissions: Without Hooker Heels And Make-Up, Gwyneth Paltrow Is Still A Knockout

Molly Friedman · 07/15/08 06:30PM

We’ve given Gwyneth Paltrow some flack lately for her sudden determination to vamp up her prim and proper image using everything from dominatrix footwear to bizarre backless jumpsuits but, with the need to promote Iron Man no longer an issue, the mother of Hollywood’s most promising cross-dressing duo is back to basics. And as it turns out, all those goopy mascara-drenched lashes and see-through mini-dresses pale in comparison to the makeup-free, covered up version of Gwyneth 1.0. In these photos, taken over the weekend at a party in the Hamptons, see why the Madonna make-out partner should give up the hooker heels for good and stick to (painful as it may be to admit) her lucky genetic makeup-free makeup: