St. John Drops Angelina, Hires Karen Elson Instead

Model Karen Elson and Actress/Model Angelina Jolie

The high-end designer has been using Angelina Jolie as their model for the last few years, but this year they have decided to drop Angelina and hire red-head model Karen Elson.

They said that Angelina Jolie overshadows the brand, and they wanted a more low-key model. A spokesperson for the company said, “We wanted to make a clean break from actresses and steer away from blondes and cleanse the palette.”

Though Karen Elson is anything but unnoticeable. Her past campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent have proved that the model is absolutley stunning, and it is almost impossible to look away.

So who knows if …continue reading

Neighborhood Spotlight: Brighton Beach

The boardwalk on Brighton Beach

I’ve lived on Brighton Beach for about 17 years, and what I’ve found is that it is a neighborhood like no other. They call it “Little Odessa By The Sea”, but it is nothing like the real Odessa, or like any other city in Ukraine or Russia. It is so over the top “Russian” that it’s not really Russian at all. What it is is impossible to explain, but that is the beauty of this neighborhood.

Brighton Beach goes from Ocean Parkway until West End Avenue, where Manhattan Beach starts. You can get here on the B1, B68 or using the Q …continue reading

NFL Playoffs Kick Off Saturday: Part II

Saints QB Drew Brees

In part II of out NFL Playoff coverage, we look at the NFC and the match-ups that are coming your way this month as the NFL speeds towards the SuperBowl in February.

New Orleans Saints (13-3)

Much like the Colts, the Saints ran through their opponents (a lot of whom were very tough teams) and won 13 straight games. The Saints largely didn’t show up in their final three games of the year (all losses), partly because they had already clinched home field advantage, partly because their team, particularly their defense, has been stricken by the injury …continue reading

Paterson Preaches Ethics In State Of The State Address

Gov. David Paterson

Despite the fact that David Paterson is a widely unpopular governor on his way out and despite the fact that the New York State legislature is a bevy of corruption, the governor used his State of the State address to legislators to discuss ethics and vowed to bring reform to Albany.

On the heels of former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno being found guilty on several felony counts and current State Senator (though likely not for long) Hiram Monserrate being found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend, a push to bring some sort of ethics into a chamber …continue reading

NFL Playoffs Kick Off Saturday


With the season having wrapped up, the NFL Playoffs will begin this Saturday as the New York Jets will kick off a month of football action featuring the absolute best that the NFL has to offer. Here is part one of the NFL Playoff Breakdown, featuring the AFC.

Colts (14-2)

The Colts were undefeated for the first 14 games of the season and could have easily went 16-0 but chose to rest their starters. Although they have the league’s best record and a first round bye, the Colts have only the 7th ranked offense in the …continue reading