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Ready, Set, Squee: It’s Your Puppy Bowl X Starting Lineup!

The Super Bowl is on Sunday evening, I think? Not entirely sure, but what matters is that the Puppy Bowl is definitely on Animal Planet at 3 p.m. EST and LET ME TELL YOU, the starting lineup this year is more adorable than ever before. Click through to squee until you can squee no longer at all the 55 wide-eyed, head-tilted furballs who will be playing this year.

Screw You, Stupid Study: Binge-Watching TV Is Awesome For You

Today in Conclusions That Could Have Been Reached After A 10-Minute Phoner With Me As Opposed To An Exhaustive Study! A study from the University of Texas has found that people who struggle with loneliness and depression are more likely to binge-watch television than their peers because it provides an escape from their problems. Hello, my lifestyle. The researchers were driven to conclude that binge-watching is not the harmless activity we think, because in our misery, we’re more apt to just let the next episode play, as opposed to going about our days and being productive. “When binge-watching becomes rampant viewers may start to neglect their work and their relationships with others,” said Yoon Hi Sung, one of the researchers. “Even though people know they should not, they have difficulty resisting the desire to watch episodes continuously.” Keep reading »

Suge Knight Arrested & Charged In Hit-And-Run Murder

  • Suge Knight was arrested and charged in a hit-and-run murder on the set of “Straight Outta Compton.” Seriously. Suge Knight you are way too old for this mess. [People]
  • Missy Elliott will be joining Katy Perry at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, which means I am suddenly so psyched to watch. BEEEP BEEP WHO GOT THE KEYS TO THE JEEP? VROOOOOOOM… [Vulture]
  • Shakira has welcomed a second son that she and her son named Sasha. Mazel tov! [People] Keep reading »

Texts With My Straight Single Dude BFF: Being The Asshole

Hands down, my absolute favorite person to talk to about dating and basically every other carnal-related topic is My Straight Single Dude BFF. As his name suggests, he is also single and straight and we often turn to each other for advice, a second opinion and to share dating/sexual war stories, mostly via text because we don’t live in the same city. (And yes, before you even ask, because I know you will ask or suggest as much, we have slept together before, eons ago, but ultimately it was just a fun, casual thing that solidified our belief that the other person is going to make someone else very happy someday.) My Straight Single Dude BFF and I like and respect each other a lot and our candid conversations give me serious insight into the way men think — not all men, but men at least “like him,” who are, to quote Dan Savage, good, giving and game, genuinely try to do the right thing, and don’t have bullshit expectations of women. And on occasion, with his permission, I’m going to post snapshots from our text messages. Starting with a little exchange we had this weekend about being a dick when you dump someone. Keep reading »

Bruce Jenner Will Reportedly Discuss Desire To Live As A Woman In New Reality Series

  • My favorite Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, is apparently going to discuss their  “desire to look like a woman and live as one” in an unscripted E! reality series, according to Us Weekly. The entire family, except Kris, says the mag, has been very supportive of Bruce’s decision. “She treats the whole thing like it will just go away,” a family source told the magazine. “She tells the public it isn’t true rather than try to understand. She has made no attempt to seriously understand him.” Ugh, poor Bruce. I’m holding off on using a female pronoun for Bruce until this story is officially confirmed, but am going to use non-gender specific language as best I can until then, because FUCK YEAH, I SUPPORT YOU BRUCCCCCCEEEE!!!! [Us Weekly]
  • John DeVore’s therapist is the luckiest therapist in the world. [Medium]
  • Just as an all-female “Ghostbusters” movie is possible, so is an all-male “Sex and the City.” [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Just In: The Cast Of The All-Female “Ghostbusters” Movie Is So Perfect

Just In: The Cast Of The All-Female "Ghostbusters" Movie Is So Perfect

Who ya gonna call? Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, it seems! These four hilarious women are your next Ghostbusters. Negotiations are ongoing, but The Hollywood Reporter says the cast is all but a lock for the Paul Feig-directed reboot of the popular ’80s movie franchise. Normally I’m wary of reboots, but I love the gender-flipping twist and, I’m sorry, but every single one of these hysterical women have brought me to the brink of pissing my pants. I can only imagine I’ll need to wear an adult diaper when I see the movie opening night. [THR]

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