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Justin Timberlake Reminisces About Wild Times With ‘NSync

“I remember girls running after the buses in the hundreds … We’d finish playing, the band would be putting the gear up, and we would be trying to do a quick out, which is what they call it when you leave the stage before the band stops playing. We’d get on the bus and there would be 250 to 400 girls waiting to run after us. I distinctly remember Joey Fatone singing the theme song from ‘The Goonies’ while this particular pack of girls was running. It was just crazy.”

Justin Timberlake recalls the good ‘ol days with ‘NSync when he was still rocking his ramen noodles hairdo. Can you think of an unsexier image than Joey Fatone serenading ‘tweens with “The Goonies” theme song? I can’t. Better question: why, as young girls, were we so hot for boy bands? [I would answer this question if I wasn't busy crying over missing the NKOTBSB concert in NYC. -- Editor] [Playboy] Keep reading »

Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Hippie Dad

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The hippie dad is hard to shop for on Father’s Day. He’s not into material goods, after all, and hates seeing you gift your money to The Man. Even the most generic of fatherly gifts, a really nice shaving kit, for example, is useless for a man who hasn’t trimmed his beard since 1978. Not to worry — the dad who raised me still hasn’t quite transcended into modern times, so I know a thing or two about shopping for Father’s Day gifts for the hippie dad. Allow me to aid in your cause, man…

Should I Be Embarrassed To Buy Tampons?

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I just had the strangest thing happen. About 10 minutes ago, I ran to the drugstore to buy a box of tampons, picking up the latest copy of Us Weekly while I was at it. After I paid, the cashier folded the magazine around the outside of the tampon box and stuck them both in a plastic bag. Then she lowered her voice discreetly and said, “Sorry, that’s the best I can do — we’re out of paper bags.” In other words, “When you walk out of the store, someone might notice that you have just purchased tampons which may lead them to assume you are bleeding from your vagina. I am sorry I can’t do anything to prevent this embarrassment from occurring.” Keep reading »

4 Essential Ways To Support A Friend Going Through A Hard Time

As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. The last few weeks have been pretty hard for me. An immediate family member is in the hospital; while they aren’t in mortal danger, the situation is messy and as their power of attorney, I’m having to juggle my emotional stress with a legal responsibility that feels uncomfortable but is nonetheless necessary. Additionally, there have been other, uh, unpleasant developments in my personal life that have left my heart feeling incredibly bruised and disappointed. Yet the last few weeks have been made much more manageable thanks to my amazing family, friends, and coworkers, who have shown their support in just the right ways. After the jump, a 4-step plan for supporting a friend or family member who’s going through a crappy time. If you have any additional steps you want to add, share them in the comments! Keep reading »

Quickies: Obama Says Weiner Should Resign & Gwyneth Paltrow Will Tell You If You’re Fat

  • Obama says if he were Weiner, he’d step down. Props to The New York Post headline writers for this gem. [Slate]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former mistress, Mildred Baena, and his love child are featured in an interview and photo spread in Hello! [Dlisted]
  • Hugh Hefner announced via his Twitter that his wedding to fiancee Crystal Harris is off because she “had a change of heart.” You mean she came to her senses? [Twitter]

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Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

Jessica is still off wearing an eyepatch and nursing her burnt eyeball, but will be back in biz tomorrow. So, Today’s Lady News will, again, be a reader submission edition! The rules are the same: Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. Keep reading »

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