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Vanity Fair Is The Real Debbie Downer

One of our favorite Saturday Night Live characters ever was Debbie Downer, played beautifully by Rachel Dratch. New York asked her how she felt about being left out of Vanity Fair‘s “Women in Comedy” story and she replied, “Dude, that was a dark day. I was like, ‘Oh, there’s everyone I worked with.’” Honestly, we didn’t realize Rachel was left out at the time (we were too busy being excited that Amy Sedaris was included!), but now we’re pissed. Is Jezebel right in pointing out that Vanity Fair only considers you funny enough for a feature if you’re traditionally pretty too? Now that is a downer. [New York] Keep reading »

Glamour Charts The Big-O

Experts say that women take 10 to 20 minutes to have an orgasm once, you know, they get goin’. So Glamour put that theory to the test using three women and then charted their Big-O’s progress with this handy-dandy chart. See the deets in full at What I thought was interested was that all three women were having sex with a partner, rather than, you know, themselves. A far more fascinating comparison might have included a woman on a solo mission, you know what I’m sayin’? Keep reading »

Dumped Via Text Message?

Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood were dating, until he realized he was gay (allegedly!!!) and dumped her via text message. How rude! Which got us thinking — have you ever been dumped or dumped someone via text message? Or have you maybe pulled some other shameless dating no-no using the power of SMS? If so, we’d love for you to head on over to our Twitter page, start following us (c’mon, it’s worth it!), and twitter us the dirty details of your nefarious text experience. Got that? [The Frisky on Twitter] Keep reading »

Poll: Should You Wear White To A Wedding?

Guests were told to wear ivory to Jay-Z and Beyonce’s wedding on Friday (that’s Gwyneth Paltrow arriving, above); I wore a white dress with black piping to a friend’s wedding in October and got dirty looks (but only compliments from the bride, thank you very much); traditional etiquette says that wearing white to a wedding that is not your own, is bad manners. Where do you stand? Keep reading »

The Daily Hotness: Mark Consuelos

I’ve watched soap operas my whole life, so I’ve been a bit of a Mark Consuelos fan ever since he played Mateo on All My Children opposite real-life wife, Kelly Ripa. I’ve noticed that women of all ages can agree on one thing — Mark is very hot. Yet he doesn’t get nearly enough love on the blogosphere. Enough of that! Keep reading »

Fashion Slideshow: Your Love On A T

Wear your love (for him, her, yourself), no speaking necessary. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Housework, Wiener Worship, And A Personal Mastectomy Story

  • According to a new study, men create as much as seven hours of extra housework for women every week, while a wife saves men from about an hour of housework a week. Supposedly this is due to the fact that men tend to do more labor outside the home. These results are based on recent data, by the way, not data from 1955. [Univ. Of Michigan News Service]
  • Five religions that worship the penis. We are not members, FYI. [Cracked]
  • We’re super interested in reading Jessica Queller’s book Pretty Is What Changes. Though she writes about snotty rich teens for the TV show Gossip Girl, her book is about her personal experience getting a double mastectomy. [New York]
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    Ellen Page Does Teen Vogue

    Wow! Major props go out to Teen Vogue for putting Juno‘s Ellen Page on the cover of their May issue. Normally, the magazine goes for typically “girly” glamour ‘bots like Lauren Conrad and Camilla Belle for their covers — Ellen Page is a super cool departure. We’re looking forward to reading the interview and seeing what she has to say about her sudden stardom in Hollywood. [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »

    Get Your Rocks Off: Covering Billie Holiday

    Today is Billie Holiday’s birthday. In honor of the amazing singer, we’ve compiled a playlist of some of the best covers of songs either written by or famously performed by her, because hopefully you already have at least one of her albums. If not, go get one, and enjoy these in the meantime!

    Marianne Faithfull   Marianne Faithful — “Gloomy Sunday”
    Catherine Wheel   Catherine Wheel — “Strange Fruit”
    Willie Nelson   Willie Nelson — “All Of Me”
    Michelle Shocked   Michelle Shocked — “God Bless The Child”
    Rufus Wainwright   Rufus Wainwright — “Come Rain Or Come Shine”
    Olivia Newton-John   Olivia Newton-John — “Love Me Or Leave Me”
    Nancy Wilson   Nancy Wilson — “What A Little Moonlight Can Do”
    Diana Ross   Diana Ross — “Lady Sings The Blues”
    Nina Simone   Nina Simone — “Fine and Mellow”
    Cat Power   Cat Power — “Don’t Explain”
    Ol' Dirty Bastard & Lil' Mo   Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Lil’ Mo’ — “Good Morning Heartache”

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    Mornin’, And Happy Bra Fit Week!

    What better way to start off the first morning of this fine celebratory seven days, than with a bra fit for breakfast? Behold the bacon bra! [Brian Kusler's Flickr] Keep reading »

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