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Was Extreme Dieting A Factor In Peaches Geldof’s Death?

  • Police investigating the sudden death yesterday of British “It Girl” Peaches Geldof, 25, at her home in Kent found no evidence of hard drugs or a suicide note. Peaches, a writer and model, was the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late TV host Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000. Peaches was married to musician Thomas Cohen and was the mother of a two-year-old and a one-year-old. [US WeeklyNYMag.com]
  • One theory? Peaches was an acolyte of “juicing,” AKA extreme dieting, which may have triggered a heart attack. [Page Six]
  • The cast of “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” are threatening to quit the show if Porsha Williams is isn’t given the boot. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Whoopi Goldberg Addresses Rumors She’ll Take Over “The Late Show”

  • Whoopi Goldberg shot down rumors that she’ll be leaving “The View” to take over David Letterman’s spot at “The Late Show” when he retires in 2015. Which is a major bummer, because we could use some more ladies in late night. [The Wrap]
  • It isn’t cool that Lindsay Lohan supposedly wasn’t on her best behavior at an AA meeting. [I would like to call bullshit on the "source" who says it's "unheard of" to arrive late and leave early. -- Amelia] It also isn’t cool that anyone blabs about what goes on at an AA meeting, which is supposed to be PRIVATE. [RadarOnline]
  • This picture of Kim Kardashian’s sandy beach butt is everything. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Wait, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry is bisexual?! No one sent us the memo! [Autostraddle]
  • Friends and family of Peaches Geldof remember the model and writer, who died suddenly today at age 25. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

President Obama Will Issue Two Executive Orders On Equal Pay

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  • President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will force federal contractors to submit information to the Labor Department about employees’ pay along with their race and gender, as well as ban them from retaliating against employees who discuss their salaries with one another. [NPR]
  • A 10-year-old girl in Senegal who became pregnant after she was raped by a neighbor won’t be allowed to have an abortion. Senegel punishes women who terminate pregnancies with as much as 10 years in prison. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Here’s how Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill are pushing Congress to allocate more money to the U.S. Department of Education to fight sexual assault on college campuses by enforcing laws more strictly. [Huffington PostBuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Peaches Geldof Dead At 25

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Peaches Geldof, a writer, model and designer who is the daughter of musician Bob Geldof, has died at 25, the BBC is reporting. A London-based “It Girl,” Peaches —whose full name was Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof — most recently wrote for Nylon magazine and penned a column for Elle as a teenager. She is the daughter of Geldof and TV host Paula Yates, who died from a drug overdose when Peaches was just a girl. According to the BBC, emergency personnel responded to a call from her home in Kent and announced her death was “unexplained and sudden.” Peaches was married to musician Thomas Cohen from the punk band S.C.U.M. and has two children under the age of two. She was briefly married to Max Drummey from the band Chester French. Our thoughts go out to the Geldof family. [BBC, Daily Mail UK] [Image via WENN]

Update, 1:45p.m.: Her father, Bob Geldof, released a statement: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, cleverest, wittiest and most bonkers of all of us.” [Mirror UK]

Life After Dating: 14 Ways A Relationship Changes Your Life & 5 Ways It Doesn’t

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Life After Dating: 14 Ways A Relationship Changes Your Life & 5 Ways It Doesn't

I’ve logged in lots of time Planet Single and Planet Relationship alike. Having experienced both, I can say that the life of a single gal and the life of a coupled/married lady are actually pretty different — and not just because when you’re partnered up, you become really motivated to finally toss out all those period-stained panties. After the jump, 14 ways a relationships actually changes your life … and five more ways that your life (for better or for worse) stays the same.

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Kate Middleton Heads To New Zealand, Meets The Locals

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Kate Middleton — excuse me, the Duchess of Cambridge — kept her cool this weekend when she met an indigenous Maori during a traditional Maori Powhiri Ceremonial Welcome in Wellington, New Zealand. That’s a lot more man-butt than she’s used to seeing in Buckingham Palace, I can assure you. Prince William, Kate and their baby son George are traveling through Australia and NZ on a three-week trip promising plenty of photo ops. Does it strike anyone else as weird that these relatives of colonialist oppressors are traveling the territories and welcomed as guests? Too heavy? Sorry. Look at Kate’s pretty hair! [Image via Getty]

Report: Supermodel Chanel Iman Is Engaged!

  • Supermodel Chanel Iman is engaged to the rapper A$AP Rocky, sources tell Page Six. Congratulations! [Page Six]
  • Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died yesterday at age 93. Rooney appeared in classic films like “National Velvet” with Elizabeth Taylor and “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” with Audrey Hepburn, and more recently in “The Muppets” with Jason Segel and Amy Adams. [New York Times]
  • Miley Cyrus’ May 2014 Elle cover is downright classy. [Fashionista]
  • My friend Michael schlepped to Ukraine to meet “the human Barbie doll” Valeria Lukyanova and lived to tell about it. [GQ]

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Survey: Millennials Are Most Willing To Move For A Wife’s Job

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Some things do change for the better: a new survey found that more than half of millennials questioned said they would move if it benefitted their wife’s career. Compare that with 43 percent of Baby Boomers and 28 percent of pre-Boomers. The survey by Mayflower moving company didn’t provide many more specifics, but I’d be curious to know how millennial couples come to make those decisions. Does it have to do with money? Health benefits, 401K and perks? Cost of living? I would hope that all partners would hypothetically be willing to move for their loved one’s job, but there are dozens of tiny practical decisions that need to be made about it. I’m happy to report that I’m in one such relationship, though: my husband and I stayed in America instead of moving back to his home country of Australia in part because of my career here. Life of the modern woman. [USA Today] [Image of couple moving via Shutterstock]

Janelle Monae Performs Via Hologram With M.I.A. & It’s Actually Awesome

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Bringing dead celebrities “back to life” via hologram is hella morbid. But the very-much-alive Janelle Monae performing via hologram with M.I.A. on “Bad Girls”? That’s really fucking cool. (Maybe if Justin Bieber only performed via hologram, he would show up to his concerts on time.) [YouTube via AV Club]

Rob Lowe Talks Pretty People Problems

“There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting. They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor. I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously. … [T]here’s a historical bias that good-looking people are not funny.”

Cindy Crawford isn’t the only attractive person who has suffered from the stereotype that all pretty people are dumb. The very pretty Rob Lowe opened up to The New York Times Magazine about his second memoir, in which he describes the difficulties he has faced trying to be a ‘serious actor’ because of his Neutrogena-commercial good looks. Again, it’s hard to feel bad for someone who is essentially complaining about how attractive he is … but you know, I kinda get it. It sucks to be stereotyped and put in a box, no matter what that box is. Rob Lowe happens to be a great actor: he has done everything from “The West Wing” to “Behind The Candelabra” to “Parks & Recreation” to made-for-TV movies on every channel. It’s obvious the guy has range and he’s easy on the eyes. [New York Times Magazine] [Image via WENN]

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