Evening Quickies: Big Bruise On Christina Aguilera’s Son’s Face Causes Big Controversy

  • A giant bruise photographed on her three-year-old son Max’s face is causing trouble for Christina Aguilera! People who like to stir up trouble are doing their jobs admirably: rumors are swirling that the pop star’s “erratic behavior” and booze problems is to blame for the little boy’s accident. The real story? Young Max was reportedly chasing squirrels at the park with his nanny when he tripped over a rock. It’s called childhood, helicopter parents. It’s a nasty-looking bruise, but Max didn’t break his nose and needed no stitches. While I don’t doubt that Christina Aguilera has a lot of problems, accusing her of child neglect or abuse is pretty low. [TMZ]
  • Intervening in New York City street fights is not the only beef that Ryan Gosling can settle. Here are a few other problems The Gos could solve if only he were given the chance! [NYMag.com]
  • You guys, the animals at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., totally felt the earthquake was coming moments before it happened. That’s why Iris the orangutan started “belch vocalizing,” not the hot wings pig-out sesh. [National Zoo]

  • Cyndi Lauper, my dream BFF, is opening a safe haven for homeless LGBT youth. Love her. [Gothamist]
  • Your handy guide to the history of the vibrator! (No pun intended.) [TresSugar]
  • Supermodel Iman did not mince words about Vogue Italia’s web site referring to hoop earrings as “slave earrings”: “They might as well have called them ‘n***er earrings.'” [Fashionista]
  • Frisky contributer Rachel Kramer Bussel on the secret shame she has felt as a hoarder. [Salon]
  • Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the fake barf industry. [Neatorama]
  • The 11 worst songs to have sex to. [BuzzFeed]
  • Ryan Adams released a song called “Lucky Now” from his upcoming album. Do we think it’s about Mandy Moore? [NYmag.com]
  • J.Crew is coming to the UK! Be excited, England. Be very excited. [Vogue UK]

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