Archive: Thu May 2014

Evening Quickies: Dallas TV Host Amy Kushnir Doesn’t Want To See Michael Sam Kiss His Boyfriend, But She Does Want You To See Her Hang With Erotic Dancers

Remember the homophobic Texas morning news host who flounced off set because she was so offended by Michael Sam's gay kiss airing on ESPN? A gay couple's loving celebration is too much, but hanging with male erotic dancers on morning television is a-okay in her book! [Twitter] Speaking of Michael Sam, the newly drafted player…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

Missouri Legislature Advances 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

A Missouri bill mandating a three-day waiting period for an abortion is now sitting on the governor's desk. The state's Republican-controlled legislature advanced the bill, which would require a woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy to meet with her doctor and then wait three days, even if she is a victim of incest or rape.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

Ryan Reynolds Just Got Infinitely More Bangable To Me

Ryan Reynolds has always been an undeniably attractive gentleman, all washboard abs and manly cheekbones. But while I've always been able to appreciate him aesthetically, he never really did anything special for my girl boner. UNTIL NOW. I'm sorry, but whoever advised Ryan on his old-timey barkeep meets hipster banjo player meets sexy Amish farmer…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

The Knowles-Carter Family Finally Releases A Statement On Elevator-Gate

"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

Live Tweet With Us (And Say Farewell To Cristina!) During Tonight’s “Grey’s Anatomy” Season Finale

The tears will come, my friends, and they will be plentiful. Tonight marks the Season 10 finale of "Grey's Anatomy," and I, for one, am dreading saying goodbye to Cristina Yang. The show has had some pretty memorable exits from fan favorites like George, Izzy, Lexie, Denny (OMG tears for days) and Mark to name…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 15, 2014

If My Local Bodega Is Out Of Bread, I’m Blaming Drew Barrymore

While it may look like Drew Barrymore robbed an Oro Wheat truck, the actress was actually just carrying props for a photoshoot. Ooh, maybe for Vogue or Glamour? Is gluten the new black? [Photo: Splash News]

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

Jill Abramson, The NYTimes‘ First Female Executive Editor Was Fired — What Does This Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Yesterday afternoon, the news broke that Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and the first-ever woman to hold that position, was leaving her position. Managing editor Dean Baquet would be replacing her, making him the first-ever African-American executive editor at the Times. Jill Abramson had been managing editor at the Times (the number two…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

Shocker: The Job Market Isn’t Looking Too Rosy For Graduates

According to Time and a survey by consulting company Accenture, this year's college graduates are about to be faced with a big reality check regarding their professional future. I find this totally confusing, because I don't know a single young person who isn't terrified about their career prospects, even though Time claims grads are "pretty optimistic." My experience…

By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

Meet Tasha McCauley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Cool Brainiac Girlfriend (Plus, 12 Other Famous Dudes Who’ve Fallen For Non-Famous Women)

Welp, another one of our dream celebrity boyfriends is off the market, but I gotta say, I'm stoked to see "one of us" -- i.e. a commoner! -- has snagged him! Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the dreamy actor/director behind one of my fave movies of the last few years, "Don Jon," is dating Tasha McCauley, a cofounder of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

Home Inspiration: 11 Colorful End Tables

I don’t know about you, but my bedside tables are boring.  Theose cheap Ikea tables were a great find six years ago, but after updating my bedside lamps, I find them depressing. These colorful beside tables put a much-needed smile on my face. Who knows, maybe all my end tables need is a fresh coat…

By: Sophie Leon / May 15, 2014

Help Make This Documentary About Loving Your Body A Reality

You may remember Australian mom Taryn Brumfitt from the unconventional "before and after" photos she released in 2013, which showcased her transition from an ultra-fit body-building physique to an equally beautiful post-baby body. The images went viral, and in the months since then, Brumfitt was inspired to create a documentary, "Embrace," that encourages women to love their bodie…

By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

By The Numbers: Bachelorette Parties

Strip clubs, pole dancing, penis hats, comedy shows, bar crawls, wine nights, weekend getaways! Bachelorette parties are both a money and time suck that sometimes has us feeling like basic bitches and other times make us feel like we never want to hang out with guys again. In honor of that special time of year…

By: Janet Manley and Emily Winter / May 15, 2014

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University's prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include "power and privilege training" for every new student at orientation. As NYmag.com notes, activists like Reetu Mody, a first-year grad student at the Kennedy School, found themselves disturbed by how often their opinions, especially those suggesting a racial bias, were…

By: Claire Hannum / May 15, 2014

Seth Rogen Discusses A Groundbreaking New Concept: A Movie Wife That Likes To Have Fun

"My wife read the ["Neighbors"] script. She's a writer. She's one of the people who was like, 'This isn't how it would be. We get along, I want to have fun too...' And then as we started talking about it, that actually became the most exciting idea of the movie to us, that we could…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2014

PurrVerse: The NYPD Now Limits Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work — But This Issue Is Far From Over

The NYPD has finally agreed to ban the confiscation condoms as evidence from people they suspect of being sex workers. With similar measures having been fought for and won in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this seems like a win for sexual health, right? Well, sort of. The headlines I keep seeing aren’t actually accurate:…

By: Kitty Stryker / May 15, 2014

Joran Van Der Sloot Is Becoming A Father

Love is a complicated thing. The most complicated thing, even. Montagues fall in love with Capulets. Americans fall in love with Australians. And no matter how morally depraved and heinous his crimes, there always seems to be some woman who will marry a convicted murderer. Take Leydi Figueroa Uceda, a Peruvian woman who has bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

Dallas Morning TV Host Storms Off Set In Protest Of Michael Sam Kiss

God, it was must be sooooo difficult being on the WRONG side of history. I almost -- almost, but not at all, really -- feel bad for Amy Kushnir, one of the hosts of Dallas's morning show "The Broadcast," who got into it with two of her fellow cohosts -- including the totally rad Courtney Kerr --…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

Report: Solange Thought Jay Z Was Getting “Too Close” To Rachel Roy

So Solange was defending her sister! A source tells The New York Daily News that Beyonce's little sis attacked Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Ball because she thought her brother-in-law was getting "too close" to designer Rachel Roy. (Rachel is also the ex of Jay's former business partner, Damon Dash.) An inebriated…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2014

Lily Allen Declined Incestuous Role Opposite Her Brother Alfie On “Game Of Thrones”

"I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and shit. Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks." On one hand, I'm like, Who turns down a role on "Game of Thrones," especially a role as cool as Yara (Asha) Greyjoy?! And…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2014

12 Signs You Might Need To Check Your Vibes

Yesterday I was taking an early morning walk around downtown Nashville, as I do most days before work. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, lots of people were out jogging, biking, or taking leisurely strolls. I was greeted with many jovial "morning, ma'am!"s. I might have whistled the tune to "Zip-ah-dee-doo-dah" at…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2014
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