Hockey (player) for homos: As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo amps up his serious push for a marriage equality bill in Albany, the Human Rights Campaign scored a big win in the fight for equal rights: a major sports league male. Sean Avery of the New York Rangers is known as fashion-conscious (check out the glasses) and the 31-year-old NHL veteran isn’t shying away from being the first New York professional athlete to campaign from the cause. And this shouldn’t surprise anyone: he’s Canadian. The former Chelsea resident now lives in SoHo.
Gilty of it: One of our fave online shopping outlets, Gilt, is getting rather giant, actually. The member-based site was valued at $1 billion recently, according to a New York Times article. A new investor in the fashion-savvy site? Goldman Sachs. Guess the big boys are finally getting serious about this online shopping thing, eh? More: Venus’ EleVen on Gilt
watch hide your eyes: We think it better to close your eyes on this one. The Utah Jazz’s Andrei Kirilenko (he’s Russian, but not related to Maria as far as we know) reveals his latest body art. And… are there any words? Nope. None at all. Just… nothing. TSF Vault: The (classier) tattoos of the tennis tours Schockingly perfect:
There really is only one word for Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock
. Yep, the soon-to-be-30 Republican from the Midwest is giving you a corn-fed washboard stomach
on the current cover of Men’s Health
. His reasoning to go almost-shirtless on the cover of a national mag? To promote healthy living. Hey, we appreciate such things, Aaron! But we’re still waiting for Mrs. O’s abs on the cover of Shape
— and that ain’t happening until January 2017 at the earliest.
While we may be a little late to the game (the event was tonight), ESPN the Mag
teamed up with popular San Francisco-based Pop Up Magazine
tonight on NYU’s campus in downtown Manhattan. That’s right — a live magazine
. Regular This American Life
-contributor Starlee Kine
was going to be there, as were ESPN
writers like Katie Baker
and Alyssa Roenigk
. The event featured artists and columnists as well, and we can’t wait to see/hear/smell/listen/touch what pieces of brilliance comes out from the evening after tonight. | In a strange story getting stranger, Nancy Kerrigan
was due to testify
at her brother’s trial today in the death of her father. | And just in case you forgot about our friends at Tennishead.net, we’re loving
their British-inspired tennis coverage.