Archive: Sep 2013

Alexis Neiers From “The Bling Ring” Opens Up About Childhood Sexual Abuse

Alexis Neiers, the former reality show star who is the inspiration of Emma Watson’s character in Sofia Coppola’s movie “The Bling Ring,” has revealed that she was sexually abused at age three by a family member. Neiers, who now works as a counselor, said her repressed abuse was part of the reason she was a…

Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013

Congressional Republicans Willing To Let Government Shutdown Over Birth Control In Obamacare

What’s more important: letting your boss refuse to cover your birth control pills in your health care plan or the jobs of 800,000 federal workers? You guessed right — it’s your boss’s input on your family planning decisions! Oh, Lord, I just can’t anymore with Republicans. [CNN, Washington Post]
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Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Ran A Marathon Backward While Juggling

Dear Joe Salter, AKA The Guy Who Ran An Entire Marathon Backward While Juggling,
Some of the qualities I most admire in a man are a sense of humor, cardiovascular health, and superb hand-eye coordination. Based on the fact that you recently completed Illinois’ Quad Cities Marathon while running backward and continuously juggling, I feel confident that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 30, 2013

Forever 21’s Batman And Catwoman Collection Has Me Conflicted

On the one hand, I’m not the hugest fan of Forever 21. As a company they’ve a history of things like (allegedly) ripping off designers and (allegedly) mistreating workers. And when I bought things from them back in my high school days they always fell apart. On the other hand: I really like that pencil skirt, and some…

The Mary Sue / September 30, 2013

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Has Sashayed His Way Into Kate Upton’s Heart

New couple alert! Kate Upton is dating “Dancing with the Stars”‘ Maksim Chmerkovskiy. I wonder if they argue over who is hotter, like, constantly? Better question: will I ever memorize the spelling of his name? [The Blemish]
Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears’ musical collaboration, off of Miley’s upcoming album, Bangerz, has leaked and it’…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Little Girls Sing About “Disrupting The Pink Aisle” In Toy Stores To The Tune Of “We Are The Champions”

Late last year, Debbie, a woman in the male-dominated field of engineering, became frustrated with what she saw as the link between the gender disparity in her field and the toys children play with. Specifically, that toys which encourage inventiveness are typically marketed towards boys and therefore lead boys to become more interested in subject…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

You Know You Want To Watch Alec Baldwin Doing Pre-Natal Yoga

File this one under “Things We Never Thought We’d See Except In Our Dreams”: Alec Baldwin doing pre-natal yoga with his wife and baby momma Hilaria, in a “Fit Mommy-to-Be Prenatal Yoga” DVD from the yoga instructor, set to be released this week. Alec is not exactly known for being much of a good-natured sport whe…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Natalie Portman: Feminism Shouldn’t Be “Macho”

“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two. I want both to be able to do whatever they want sexually without being called names. I want them to…

Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013

Read A Love Letter That Lena Dunham Sent To Her Boyfriend

My love life is currently in flux, best described as “genuinely complicated” with a heavy dose of “timing sucks,” and I admit I’m prone to occasional moments of unfair irritation in my encounters with folks who are seemingly simply and easily in love. I expected such a flare-up when I started reading a love letter (well, love…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Couple Tries To Spice Things Up By Having Sex On Train Tracks, Is Promptly Run Over

Well, I suppose the logical conclusion is that the sex was good. So damn good that a Ukranian 41-year-old man and his thirtysomething girlfriend, who were having sex on the train tracks in city of Zaporizhia, failed to notice that a train was approaching and were run over when they didn’t get off the tracks in time. The woma…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Cher Says Divorce & Death Aren’t Stopping Sonny Bono From Paying Her Visits

Some people just do not understand the words “’til death do us part.” According to Cher, who married Sonny Bono when she was 18, but then divorced him 11 years later, her ex-husband, who died in a skiing accident in 1998, is still hanging around, playing ghostly pranks on her. Cher recently told a questioner on Reddit:
I actually think that…

The Stir / September 30, 2013

Speaking Of Spoilers, A Big One About The Next Bridget Jones’ Book Has Leaked

And because the book isn’t out yet, though the spoiler-ific excerpt is, I will adhere to my own rules about spoilers and keep this one out of the headline and the pre-jump post introduction! (Though other news outlets aren’t being so courteous.) Click on if you want to know what Bridget is crying about i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

8 Beauty Rituals That Are Surprisingly Meditative

When I went on a makeup hiatus, one of the most unexpected epiphanies I had was that I actually missed the time I spent getting ready in the mornings. Not because I enjoyed getting up early or repeatedly poking myself in the eye with a mascara brush, but because having some time set aside every…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 30, 2013

UK Supermarket Apologizes For Selling “Inflatable Gay Best Friend” Doll, But You Can Still Buy It On Amazon

UK supermarket chain Tesco recently came under fire for selling a few offensive products on its website, including a Psycho Ward Halloween costume and an Inflatable Gay Best Friend doll. They promptly removed the psycho costume, but the blowup gay man remained on their site, advertised as an “amusing gift” with the following description:…

Ami Angelowicz / September 30, 2013

3 Helpful Tips For Avoiding Spoilers (That Don’t Include Yelling “No Spoilers!” And Expecting The Universe To Listen)

In the last six years that I’ve worked full-time on ye olde internet, blogging about, amongst other things, TV, there is one particularly common directive I’ve heard in our comments section, via email and on Facebook and Twitter that drives me absolutely bat shit nuts: “NO SPOILERS!!!” I suspect that this isn’t going to ear…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Driving Ruins Women’s Ovaries, Warns Saudi Cleric

Listen up, women of childbearing age! Do you ever want to have kids some day? Are you concerned about your fertility? Then never, ever get behind the wheel of a car again. Driving is bad for your ovaries. A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia, where it is illegal for women to drive, explained that only…

Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013

Not Okay: Naked Guy With Boner Attempts To Pick Up Women In Deeply Uncomfy YouTube Video

It used to be that pick-up artists (PUAs for short) would just use the power of supremely douchey words in their attempts to “woo” women. But, oh, how I long for the days of good ol’ fashioned negging now that PUAs have taken to straight up sexually harassing and/or physically touching their intended conquests and, o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

11 Highly Embarrassing Reasons We Turn Down Sex

You never need an elaborate explanation to turn down sex. “I’m not in the mood” or “I don’t want to” are perfectly acceptable — no further details necessary. But usually there’s a more specific reason we don’t want to hit it. Often it has nothing to do with you and your inherent sexiness. Like, we…

The Frisky / September 30, 2013

The Conclusion Of “Breaking Bad” Set To Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads”

Last night, the series finale of “Breaking Bad” aired and, in my opinion, it was as right a conclusion to this story as we were ever going to get. Creator Vince Gilligan decided to set the episode’s final moments  to the tune of Badfinger’s “Baby Blue.” Great choice, seriously. But what about a song that tugs at…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013
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