Plus-size model Katie Halchishick in O Magazine, measuring the gap between healthy beauty and the toxic ideal

this is amazing.  also, she’s way sexier than barbie.

Turns out Beth Behrs was a real-life broke girl before she landed her role on “2 Broke Girls” (above right, with co-star Kat Dennings). Michelle Ruiz chatted with the breakout star:

Behrs, 25, so effortlessly plays the formerly filthy-rich daughter of a now-disgraced Ponzi schemer, you might never guess she was a real-life broke girl mere months ago.

“I was broke and living paycheck to paycheck and had two different jobs that I was working seven days a week. I was nannying and then I was working at the Geffen Playhouse, a theater in Westwood [California],” Behrs told Flash. “My life was being a broke girl.”

Now Behrs’ only job is pretending to be poor on the breakout hit of the new TV season. “2 Broke Girls” cracked up 15.5 million viewers in its debut, even more than Simon Cowell’s much-hyped “The X Factor,” which drew 12.5 million.

Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti, Fashion Director of the Haus of Gaga, are thrilled to present the largest ever global fashion collaboration that YOU helped inspire. As many of you know, Lady Gaga is a spokeswoman for MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam line, which donates 100 percent of the proceeds of the Viva Glam range of lipsticks and Lip Glass to AIDS research. Take a look at her latest promo, inspired by her little monsters above!

The musician born Lizzy Grant recently uploaded a video of her performing “Blue Jeans”, giving us our first true glance at Lana Del Rey from a live setting. According to the video’s title, the performance was recorded ‘live from the Premises,” and it sees Del Rey accompanied by an electric guitarist. Check it out above.

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello stopped by Occupy Wall Street today to perform “This Land Is Your Land,” be a general badass.

Sad Prediction: Mikey Welsh, the artist and former Weezer bass player who died on Saturday, may have predicted his own death two weeks before on Twitter.

He tweeted on September 26th, “dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today,” and later tweeted a second time, “correction – the weekend after next.”

The artist was in Chicago to see his former bandmates play RiotFest when hotel staff found him in his room unconscious and not breathing.

The cause of Welsh’s death is not yet known.

According to this article by Entertainment Weekly, von Ziegesar was approached by the CW to write a genre mash-up of her popular series. Opting to keep her characters human — rather than making them zombies or vampires — von Ziegesar chose to make the girls murderous.

She says she keeps the book funny and light, much like a teen slasher flick. She also says that other than the violent slayings, the reboot stays true to the plot of the original novel, as she explains in the interview with EW.

Wake Up Call: According to Starbucks’ sustainability director Jim Hanna, the coffeehouse chain may soon be unable to sell its principal product due to the detrimental impact of climate change on coffee bean production.

“What we are really seeing as a company as we look 10, 20, 30 years down the road – if conditions continue as they are – is a potentially significant risk to our supply chain, which is the Arabica coffee bean,” Hanna told the Guardianin a phone interview.

Hanna is set to speak before members of Congress today on the issue of climate change and how it’s real and how someone should do something about it before we run out of coffee and chocolate and a whole bunch of other foodstuffs “many people can’t live without.”

Starbucks has already put Plan B in motion, announcing yesterday it plans to enter the juice-bar market — news that freaked out Jamba Juice stockholders, causing the price of JMBA to drop 3.5%.

Today’s congressional event is sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists, which recently reported that coffee brands have increased the cost of grinds by as much as 25% over the last year.

“The dwindling supply of coffee is but one example of the many impacts to come due to climate change,” the nonprofit writes, ” and should be a wake-up call for us all.”

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