Erica Maxwell

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I was an English major. And I read (and devoured) the Twilight books. My friends insist these things ought to be incompatible. I’m supposed to believe in standards! The Oxford comma! And the canon! And I do, but along with all of teenage America, I like Twilight too. And I’m completely unashamed … … READ MORE »


Celebs

Miley Cyrus did another stupid teenager thing — she altered the lyrics in her song “7 Things” on the fly at her recent Louisville concert. She changed “you’re vain/you’re games” to “you’re vain/you’re gay.” She’s probably not a gay-bashing, homosexual agenda-fearing lady (she’s actually come out in support of gay marriage), like one MissREAD MORE »


Entertainment

Saturday

“Dirty Jobs” on Discovery at 10:00 a.m.
“Little House on the Prairie” on Hallmark at 11:00 a.m.
“Stardust” on The Movie Channel at 11:25 a.m.
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Celebs

Sharon Osbourne goes mean on the radio with “Opie & Anthony” while talking about “Britain’s Got Talent” sweetheart, Susan Boyle, saying she’d been hit “with the ugly stick.” [Popeater] — Oy. Seriously, lacking grace, Sharon.
Shakespeare is coming back to the big screen with another new face. Gerard Butler and Ralph Fiennes will perform in… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Remember, remember the Fifth of November. This was the day that Guy Fawkes was thwarted in his attempt to explode the British Parliament in the 17th Century (and was caught, tortured, and killed). Our friends across the pond celebrate and commemorate with bonfires, burnings in effigy, and such. This side of the pond, I’m… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

So, the World Series is over. The Yankees are World Champions of Baseball. Again. For some, this is a time of rejoicing when every happy day is Christmas and the streets overflow with beer. For others, it is a long and tearful road to next year. Then, there’s everyone else — the baseball widowsREAD MORE »


Entertainment

This week Sesame Street’s 40th birthday, and everyone is celebrating. Google is honoring the fabulous Muppet-tastic show with a prime spot for Cookie Monster (surrounded by cookies — none of this “sometimes food” nonsense,” please). And we’re reminiscing … … READ MORE »


Style

Science reveals common sense to be fact! A study conducted by Dr. Bahman Guyuron and published in The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal researched the appearance of aging twins to determine why one half of the pair would be protected by time while the other would become wrinkled. While the side-by-side slide shows can be… READ MORE »


News

Halloween means spooky, spooky ghosts are lurking, so check out what you see in the above video. [Urlesque] — Scary crying ghosts girl or figment of the collective imagination? … READ MORE »


Entertainment

Saturday

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on AMC at 10:00 a.m.
“Ghosthunters” on Syfy at 11:00 a.m.
“Slumdog Millionaire” on HBO at 12:00 p.m.
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Celebs

Remember those “Mr. President” leggings? The ones with the nudge-nudge, know what I mean knee pads? Remember how you thought that was bad? Now, Lindsay’s ruining fashion with her leggings all over again. Sort of a White Snake meets Julia Roberts’s “Pretty Woman” before the big-man rescue, but with the addition of way, way more… READ MORE »


Style

I love Halloween. I want to believe that everyone loves Halloween — like it’s a universal Tim Burton-style Christmas — and that we all come together, unified, for the sake of weirdness and costumes, zombies, vampires, princesses, and gore. I’m torn, though, on whether I love it enough to take Vogue’s costume suggestions. For the… READ MORE »


Entertainment

I’ve had unconventional fictional character crushes for about as long as I can remember. I remember being about 9 years old, snuggled into bed, forehead to forehead, with my friend Julie at a sleepover, while we talked about who we liked. She was all about Arnold Schwarzenegger, his “Kindergarten Cop” and “Terminator.” I, however, was… READ MORE »


Entertainment

The best address in America has always played host to the cutest and brightest puppets, and now like a grand socialite giving her 40th birthday celebration, the show has created a simply amazing guest list for the upcoming season. Set your DVRs, volunteer to babysit, or call out sick and stay home to watch kids’ READ MORE »


News

Last year, when the Phillies won the World Series, I cheered myself hoarse, posed with a police officer for a triumphant picture, and called my mother from the happily delirious mob I joined, beer in hand, to march down Broad Street. It was amazing — I have the Facebook pictures to prove it. And, I… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Saturday
“Obese and Pregnant” on Discovery Health at 10:00 a.m.
16 and Pregnant” on MTV at 11:00 a.m.
America’s Next Top Model” on Oxygen at 12:00 p.m.
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Guys

TotalBeauty.com looked into a serious matter, gave it the research it deserves, and came up with real answers. They know where the dogs are, and I’m not going to keep you in suspense. The cities with the ugliest men are the following:
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Celebs

David Beckham’s face will be printed on condoms (which will be available for sale) at a Madrid art museum’s new exhibit called Tears for Eros. [Guardian] — Because that’s sexy and not creepy at all?
In his first radio interview since the Rihanna incident, Chris Brown claims he wants another chance and that “at the… READ MORE »