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We See Chick Flicks: “Bridesmaids”

Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kempner

When Jon Hamm shirtless is not the best part of the movie, you know it’s a good one.

That’s my summary of “Bridesmaids” in one sentence.

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Uncle Joey, I Mean Dave Coulier, Responds To Alanis Morissette’s Song “You Oughta Know”

“The Alanis [Morissette] I know is really fun to be around and really thoughtful and sweet. I think there’s a lot of things in Jagged Little Pill that are very deep and fueled by her interactions with a lot of people. At the time we were dating, she was writing a lot of music, and I was a newly divorced, single father with a two-year old son. She was living in Ottawa, Canada and I was living in Los Angeles. It was a tough time for me and a lot of distance for a budding relationship. I’ll always think of her as a really great person. As far as being the so-called subject of ‘You Oughta Know’…I’ll just let the urban legend folks keep spinning on that one.”

— Oh, Uncle Joey, why do you deny “You Oughta Know” is about you? Dave Coulier totally admitted in a 2008 interview with the Calgary Sun the song is about him. Dave told the paper then, “I said, ‘Wow, this girl is angry [when he first heard the song while driving].’ And then I said, ‘Oh man, I think it’s Alanis.’ I listened to the song over and over again, and I said, ‘I think I have really hurt this person.’” Hey, I guess she really was there to remind him of the mess he left when he went away. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Crystal Renn Is Into Bondage

There is a magazine out there called Tush. That is the first important piece of business I would like to note. Also, model Crystal Renn looks surprised to be in a leather collar/leash type of thing, as photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth. Maybe she needs some S&M tips from Rihanna? [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Behold, Lady Gaga Paper Dolls!

GQ, a men’s magazine (gay men’s magazine?), debuted it’s very own set of Lady Gaga paper dolls today. (scratches head quizzically) Wouldn’t it just be easier to wrap a slice of bacon around a Barbie doll and shake its head around in dust collecting at the bottom of your makeup bag? [GQ.Tumblr.com] Keep reading »

Quickies: Paul McCartney Might Be Engaged & Check Out Rihanna’s Home!

  • The Beatles’ Paul McCartney is reportedly engaged to Nancy Shevell, his longtime girlfriend. Good luck, Paul! I hope being with Nancy Shevell works out better than that Heather Mills fiasco. [PopEater]
  • Happy 50th birthday, George Clooney! Let us know if you need a birthday spanking! [Celebuzz]
  • Check out “Glee”‘s cover of Rebecca Black’s song, “Friday,” y’all. [ONTD]
  • An Italian university is warning its students to stay away from the “Jersey Shore” cast when they begin filming in Florence, Italy, soon. Not sleeping with the cast of “Jersey Shore” is only implied. [ONTD]

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Today’s Lady News: Steven Tyler’s Abortion

  • Back in the ’70s, Steven Tyler got his 14-year-old girlfriend pregnant (most likely while high on loads of drugs). At the suggestion of their friends, she had an abortion, which is described in the 1975 oral history of Aerosmith, Walk This Way, as an experience that really “messed Steven up.” In Steven’s new memoir, Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?, he touches on his relationship with the young woman and their drug addiction: Steven later left the young woman for Bebe Buell — Liv Tyler’s mom — and she became suicidal. A right-wing writer for National Review, a conservative magazine, is now using Steven’s story to illustrate an example of “post-abortion syndrome,” a quack diagnosis that is not acknowledged by medical professionals. Steven Tyler’s drug abuse, philandering and anger management problems were all “symptoms” of a grieving post-abortive father, according author Kevin Burke. Ugh, this pisses me off to no end. No one except for Steven Tyler can say for sure exactly what encouraged his lifelong addictions and I find it gross and opportunistic than some right-winger is shrieking, “It’s because of the abortion!” [Jezebel, National Review]

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“Celebrity Wife Swap” Is Going To Happen

“Celebrity Wife Swap” is going to happen, people: ABC is currently casting celebs for six episodes of “Wife Swap,” the show where two families trade moms and lifestyles for a week. We can probably expect “Celebrity Wife Swap” to be similar—just thinner, richer and most likely more crazy. Keep reading »

On Men Who Like Fat Chicks

“Guys Who Like Fat Chicks.”

I assumed the worst when I read that headline. Can you blame me? As I started to read the Village Voice article about men who are attracted to obese women, I prepared myself to be offended by men who objectify and fetishize a stigmatized, marginalized group of women to get their rocks off. Luckily, what I read was surprisingly respectful and nuanced. Keep reading »

Jennifer Lawrence Would Rather Be Chubby Than “Look Like A Scarecrow”

“I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look. I’m really sick of all these actresses looking like birds… I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life, than look great onscreen and look like a scarecrow in real life.”

Jennifer Lawrence in Canada’s Flare magazine on why she doesn’t diet. “Chubby” is the last word I would use to describe Jennifer, though. I love it when starlets have such a self-accepting body image. [E! Online] Keep reading »

A Stitch In Time

Feeling crafty but intimidated by Superglue (eek) or knitting needles (oh my)? Fret not, friends! Crafting 101 is as simple as picking up a needle and thread and embroidering a hella cool design on a throw pillow or T-shirt. Sublime Stiching: Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart has instructions and diagrams for 35 stiches, including a temporary tattoo for a shirt sleeve or wine bottles on your apron! There’s even dozens of reusable iron-on transfers to funkify your threads. Make your home-ec teacher proud and hop on the embroidery train. (You can always learn to knit later!)

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