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“Blue Valentine” Gets NC-17 Rating Overturned

We’ve been gearing up for the Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams movie, “Blue Valentine,” for ages now. And so we weren’t happy when the movie was given an NC-17 rating due to an implied oral sex scene. What this means, in the grand scheme of things, is that the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) hates female sexual pleasure. And indie filmmakers. And indie actors.

But luckily, they just overturned their decision, which means I take back those mean things I just said about them. But I’m still skeptical of their intentions. Keep reading »

Style 911: I’m Meeting My Boyfriend’s Parents At Their Holiday Party

My boyfriend had the bright idea to introduce me to his parents for the first time at their annual holiday party. Fortunately, the party is taking place at their home so it’s more casual than formal. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to wear. Please help me! – Beth

Wow! That’s a doozy. You’re meeting your boyfriend’s parents and all their family and friends on their turf. If there ever was a time to be impressive, now is that time … not to put any pressure on you. I’ve found that “casual” means something different to everyone. Someone might wear a pair of pajama pants for a casual meeting. While for me, “casual” means jeans and heels. So I’ve found that in most “casual” situations it’s best to be slightly dressier. That way you can blend in with the crowd regardless of how they’re dressed. Of course this isn’t the only advice I have for you, Beth. After the jump, find some specific outfit suggestions for meeting your boyfriend’s parents and attending their holiday party. Keep reading »

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The 15 Most Oscar-Worthy Sex Scenes Of 2010

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It’s been a bang-up year for movies and come award season, we expect there to be tough competition in all sorts of categories. Unfortunately, the Oscars, the Golden Globes, and the like don’t give out awards for what can be the most pivotal scene in a motion picture — when the stars GET IT ON. That’s where we come in. Here are the 15 most Oscar-worthy sex scenes we’ve seen this year, broken down into specific categories. See any we missed?

Elizabeth Edwards Has Died At The Age Of 61

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Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards, died today at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after a six-year battle with breast cancer. Her family — which includes daughters Cate and Emma Claire, and son Jack — released a statement saying, “Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but she remains the heart of this family. We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life.” Yesterday, it was revealed that Edwards’ cancer had spread to her liver and that further treatment would be unproductive. [CNN] Keep reading »

5 Stars Who’ve Rained On Another Star’s Award Parade

“Modern Family”‘s Ed O’Neill has started a rivalry with the cast of “Glee” after saying that Jane Lynch didn’t deserve her best supporting actress Emmy this year. He thinks it should have gone to Sofia Vergara, who plays his wife on the show. It’s nice to stand up for your teammates, but it’s kinda rude to rain on other people’s award parade. [NY Daily News]

Maybe this is a new trend in celebs voicing their opinions a little too openly? We rounded up a few other award party poopers for the occasion. Keep reading »

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