• Complete Prom Looks for $150. True Story.

    Posted on 05/13/2010 by Mary

    Someone asked you last minute? Or you just found out some other girl is wearing your dress? You know, you can replace your entire prom look for under $150, like right now. 'Cause, real talk: the key to having an awesome prom is not how much you spend. (The real key is a complicated formula involving friends, dates, after-prom plans, and who's in charge of hiring the DJ.) Not to mention, prom tickets are expensive enough these days.

    With that in mind, we found -- and it wasn't even that hard! -- four different head to toe prom looks for less than $150. Except one that went $5 over, but... don't call the cops on us, OK?

    The Party Girl, $144.64 (Total)

    Coral polka dot dress, $59.90 at windsorstore.com; White bow pumps, $24.99 at payless.com; Silver bow wristlet, $32.45 at shoebuy.com; Rhinestone cuff, $27.30 at cache.com.

    The Little Black Dress, $134.88 (Total)

    Black diagonal strap dress, $52.99 at gojane.com; Red-soled black satin peep-toe pumps, $39. 99 at flyjane.com; Rhinestone ponytail holder $11.95 at discountdance.com; Black lace clamshell clutch, $29.95 at dsw.com.

    Too Cool for Prom, $132.48 (Total)

    Floral dress, $51.99 at modcloth.com; Purple gladiator heels, $39.99 at flyjane.net; Purple crystal dangle earrings, $18 at etsy.com; Silver fold-over clutch, $22.50 at ebags.com.

    Hot but Girly, $155.29 (Total)

    Yellow satin ruffle pump, $22.99 at charlotterusse.com; Black and white dress, $99 at promgirl.com; Big ol' dangly crystal earrings, $13.50 at sammoon.com; Black slinky mesh bag, $19.80 at ebags.com

  • Do you understand your parents' jobs better than Kelso?

    Posted on 05/12/2010 by Mary

    Do you have a solid idea of what your parents do all day at their jobs? Or, like Kelso's dad, do they "concatenate diverse statistical information to maximize the potential utilization of data."

    Have you ever gone into work with them?

  • Are you TOO jealous? Is Holly?

    Posted on 05/11/2010 by Mary

    Some people are so secure that no amount of hot exes constantly texting their bf/gf's can make them break a snarl; some, like Holly on What I Like About You, seem to think it's reasonable to ask their boyfriends to delete all females' numbers from their phone.

    Whereabouts do you fall on that continuum? On a scale from 1 - 5, one being "whatever, no big!" and five being "THIS MUST STOP NOW", rate how much the following scenarios would stir up that woogy jealous feeling in your gut. (And for extra credit, average all your numbers and let us kn ow your Overall Jealousy Score.)

    1) You see your bf/gf talking to a hot guy/girl (whichever you are):
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    2) You see your bf/gf laughing and having fun with someone you know is just a friend:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    3) Someone you know has a crush on your bf/gf texts them:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    4) Your bf/gf hasn't taken down the pics of them and their ex, being coupley:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    5) Your bf/gf invites a friend along on a movie night that you thought was just going to be the two of you:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    6) You see a bunch of girls'/guys' names in your bf/gf's friends list:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    7) You see a bunch of girls'/guys' names in your bf/gf's recent texts list:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    8) You see your bf/gf in the cafeteria, sitting at a table surrounded by four girls/guys, talking and laughing:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    9) You find out your bf/gf's ex is ridiculously like, model-hot.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    10) Your bf/gf says out loud that someone else is attractive.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

  • Jordin Sparks' Nail Art. Discuss.

    Posted on 05/08/2010 by Mary

    Jordin Sparks' gold nails

    So... couldn't help but notice Jordin's epic nails -- operating some sort of touchscreen, no less -- in the "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)" video. (It was on Obsess This this morning; you can see it in our Video Hub now or on Obsess This Sunday at noon et). Let's discuss:

    1) Like or dislike? Just as a concept ?

    2) Would/Could you wear them yourself?

  • Degrassi Breakdown: "Innocent When You Dream"

    Posted on 05/07/2010 by Mary

    SPOILERS! BELOW! DO NOT READ unless you've already watched the episode OK? If your eyeballs slip, I'm sorry.

    Everyone else... we have much to discuss.

    1) I feel like Declan handled Clare um, kissing his neck (out of nowhere) pretty amazingly suavely. Most people have a hard time even handling people they're not into having a crush on them. Could you be that cool if someone you didn't really see in that way was acting so ga-ga over you? < /p>

    1b) Also, I think I might be starting to totally love Holly J. So, so big sisterly of her.

    2) I find it interesting that Clare's feelings of guilt about her perfectly normal feelings toward Declan turned her right back into "judgy Clare." It's like she's judging herself, and then she turned it out wards onto Alli... what did you guys think of that whole interaction?

    3) Have you ever had um "dreams" about someone you know that you were like "Whoa, what? Really? That person?" I know I have. I've heard that it's not really about the person in real life, it's just what they stand for in your mind. But that doesn't make it less freaky to wake up from one of those!

    4) So, now Sav is going to make cat videos for a hobby? Whatever it takes... but dude needs a new crush. Who should be next for Sav?

    5) So... real talk... do you think Anya really is a manipulative and dishonest person, and that Sav is right to be so pissed off at her?

    6) Ahhh, Seven Minutes in Heaven. I had my first kiss during a game of Seven Minutes. What's your kissing game history?

  • K.C. and Declan - Are they Aislinn Paul (Clare)'s type, too?

    Posted on 05/06/2010 by Mary

    One time, I cornered Aislinn Paul (Clare from Degrassi) and made her talk about boys. She was very accommodating to my nosiness, because she is SUPER nice. And pretty much exactly as smart and realistic as you'd think she is.

    Aislinn Paul, Clare from Degrassi Do you have a type? I always get to the point where I think I know my type, but then I like someone completely different and I don't know why. I think they just have to be someone who's willing to have conversations about the world... and just, think about stuff, as opposed to being rash and acting before thinking.

    Have you ever had a crush on someone who had like, never cracked open a book? Yup! So, I think I know what my type is, but then I just trick myself and like someone completely different.

    Do you and your friends have any rules about whether you can date ex-boyfriends, current crushes, anything like that? Well, the problem at my school -- I go to an arts school. So there's about one boy for every... twenty girls? So we don't even really worry about it. We just say, "Everyone, go for whoever."

    How 'bout you guys... do you have a type?
  • Could you make out with someone you just met? Stephanie could.

    Posted on 05/05/2010 by Lisa

    Oooh, Stephanie!Tonight we're showing the episode of Full House where Gia hooks Stephanie up with this guy Bobby. When Steph and Bobby meet, he tries to make out with her about two seconds later. She's a little freaked, but then she gives it a shot. If you like watching awkward makeout sessions, this one's a TV classic.

    Seriously, though... If a Bobby-ish person in your life (somebody you've noticed, but never talked to) said "Hi" and started kissing you, would you be into it?

    Are there any special circumstances that would affect your decision? (If the person is un-buh-lievably cute? If your favorite slow song is playing in the background?)

  • Are you TOO honest with your bf/gf? Is Kelso?

    Posted on 05/04/2010 by Mary

    Remember that time on That '70s Show when the guys went to a "nudie flick" and Kelso felt guilty and told Jackie about it and she was psyched that he was honest with her, so he told her all about how that time she asked if he'd washed his hands before they made out and he said yes, actually he hadn't and he' d been petting dogs right before? That was awesome.

    And then Jackie says something about "selective honesty" so I was wondering... which of these items would you "select" to be honest with your bf/gf about?

    1) Your bf/gf directly asks you whether you think a guy/girl you know in real life is cute.

    2) Your bf/gf directly asks you whether you think a celebrity guy/girl is cute.

    3) A friend of yours is talking about a guy/girl who was just flirting with them. You think that the girl/guy is attractive and you're psyched for your friend. Do you volunteer, "Nice, that guy/girl is cute!" to your friend in the presence of your bf/gf?

    4) Someone who doesn't realize you 're in a relationship asks you out.

    5) Someone who knows you have a bf /gf (and knows who it is) has been sending you flirty texts.

    6) Your bf/gf bakes you cookies and they're weirdly super-salty.

    7) Your bf/gf got a bad new haircut, in your opinion.

    8) Your bf/gf kind of needs to floss.

    9) Your bf/gf is morally against violent video games and would think it was lame if you played them, but you played one at a friend's house.

    10) Your bf/gf is like mortal enemies with someone from his/her old school, and you end up going to a party at their house and think they're kind of nice, actually.

  • Clare: Mature or Immature?

    Posted on 05/03/2010 by Mary

    I was just thinking...

    On Degrassi, Clare can sometimes seem younger than some of her friends: less experienced, more "innocent" -- just buying a black bra was like whoa for her.

    But other times she seems older than everyone: less impulsive, a little wiser -- she's the kind of person who will give you the smart advice, not just the "omg, you're so right" treatment. And she's doing way-beyond-her-years academic work.

    Would you say Clare is more mature than the other students at Degrassi... or less mature?

  • Justin Bieber: Yay or nay?

    Posted on 05/01/2010 by Mary

    Did you see our new Obsess This thingy? It was on at 10 am et today (like cartoons, but with Taylor Swift and Big Time Rush) and it's on again at noon et on Sunday (cereal + music + sleeping in = weekend gold). You can see the videos over here, too, if ya like.

    Anyway, what with Justin Bieber's "Baby" being up there, I thought now was as good a time as any to have a Justin Bieber debate in the comments!

    1) Are you a fan, or are you rolling your eyes right now?

    2) Whether you'd buy his stuff or not... how talented do you think he is on a scale from 1 -10? One being "kind of like those first episodes of American Idol every season where they trot out the crazies" and 10 being "Basically Michael Jackson".

    3) And... would you kick him out of your car if he asked for a ride home?