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How To Get Your Boyfriend To Give You Flowers

How do you get your boyfriend or hubby to buy you flowers? It’s easy. Just get yourself a gorgeous vase, like this geometric Carnaby vase by designer Jonathan Adler, and lament how it’s sitting there empty! This glossy porcelain vase would be perfect as a centerpiece on your bedroom dresser, or anywhere else that could use a pop of color. And Jonathan Adler’s even got accompanying coffee mugs and trays, if you want to get really matchy-matchy. Adorable!

[$68.00 Jonathan Adler]

Quickies: J. Lo Gets A Kiss From Casey Abrams On “American Idol”

  • Did anyone think the kiss Casey Abrams gave Jennifer Lopez on “American Idol” last night was a little bit creepy? Or was it actually kinda sweet? Amelia says, “He shouldn’t be trying to do the heartthrob thing.” What does everyone else think? [Huffington Post]
  • Emma Watson reportedly abandoned her Ivy League dreams because fellow students at Brown University were a**holes to her. A source told The New York Daily News that when Emma answered a question correctly in class, some students would trill, “Three points for Gryffindor!”, which is a congratulatory phrase at the Hogwarts school in the “Harry Potter” movies. [New York Daily News]
  • “30 Rock”‘s Jane Krakowski pooped out her baby on April 13. His name is Bennett Robert Godley. Mazel tov, Jane! [US Weekly]
  • It’s a sad comment on society when celebrity couples who haven’t gotten divorced is grounds for a slideshow. [Celebuzz]

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Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma’s Governor Signs Two Anti-Abortion Bills

  • Oklahoma’s Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, has signed two bills that will restrict abortion rights even further. One bans abortions after 20 week of pregnancy, based on the (false) claim touted by anti-abortion activists that 20 weeks is the point after which a fetus can feel pain. That bill makes an exemption if the mother’s life is at risk or if a major bodily organ would be impaired by the pregnancy. The second bill that Fallin signed would forbid insurance plans in OK to cover elective abortions under Obama’s new health care reform law. [Salon.com]
  • TIME magazine profiled 34 women in its 2011 “TIME 100″ spread of the world’s most influential people. (Last year the mag profiled 31 women). I’m particularly taken with this piece on Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, written up by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). [TIME]

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This Cee-Lo/Xtina/Adam Levine/Blake Shelton Cover Of “Crazy” Isn’t Half Bad

Pop song covers that become group projects have so much potential for failure and douche-itude. (See: Bret Michaels and Miley Cyrus duet, “Every Rose Has Is Thorn.”) But this “Crazy” cover by Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on NBC’s new show, “The Voice,” is pretty damn hot. (But I’ll admit I’m biased, seeing as I believe Christina can do no wrong.) “Crazy” was Cee-Lo’s song originally, in case you didn’t know. NBC, put this on iTunes, please? [Pop Culture Brain] Keep reading »

Have A Piece Of Peeps-za Pie

Have a piece of Peep-za pizza pie! (And then say that five times fast.) How gross does this thing look? Pizza Hut’s food labs cooked up this pastel pizza made of Peeps and jelly beans to horrify us all before Easter. My teeth hurt just looking at it. [Foodbeast via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

No Blood Sucking For You Until You Brush Your Teeth!

Holy “Twilight“-ization of pop culture, Edward Cullen! Vampires are used to sell everything nowadays — even teeth-cleaning. The UK’s National Health Service debuted a bodice-heaving, undead-themed commercial to lure toothy British dudes to the dentist. (According to Yahoo, 16- to 34-year-old men “are notoriously lax about their dental appointments.” Ack! These guys should come with warning labels.) As much as I think vampires are over, this ad is super-clever, no? [Yahoo] Keep reading »

Kobe Bryant Says, “Don’t Use Gay Slurs Like I Did!”

Just a week after the NBA fined Kobe Bryant a cool $100,000 for calling a ref a “f**king fa**ot” during a game, the Lakers filmed a PSA reminding fans “Words Can Be Hurtful.” The low-budget vid stars Kobe, Lamar Odom and other b-ballers telling us the world is a “special” place because peeps have all kinds of races, ethnicities, political beliefs, and sexual orientations. It ends with Kobe imploring you to have some compassion and understanding for others.

What a great video — I only wish it hadn’t taken a $100,000 mistake for it to be made.

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Roommate Of Tyler Clementi, Rutgers Suicide Kid, Faces Hate Crime Charges

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In September, the country was shocked when Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers freshman, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in NYC after he learned his roommate had live-streamed his gay hookup using a web cam. Yesterday, the rooommate, Dharun Ravi, was indicted by a grand jury on 15 charges, including bias intimidation (i.e., a hate crime) and invasion of privacy, for what prosecutors say was intimidating and bullying behavior towards his gay roommate.

Prosecutors are expected to argue that Tyler Clementi committed suicide because he was cyber-bullied by his roommate, who placed the web cam facing Tyler’s bed and even had announced on Twitter that Clementi was gay. One of Dharun’s friends in the dormitory, Molly Wei, who also watched the gay hookup on the web cam, was not indicted but has been charged with invasion of privacy. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Just Call Me Miss Lonely Hearts

Wow, what a crazy past few months. I believe I cared for myself pretty well after my big breakup, which was now almost four months ago. I surrounded myself with my family, which was easy because I moved back in with my parents. I spent a lot of QT with my girl friends. I drank and shopped and watched crappy TV shows, as you do. When I felt ready to poke my head out of my hole and venture out on dates again, I splurged on a couple pairs of sexy heels. I kept myself busy buying furniture for my new apartment, being a good sister and friend, doing my taxes — anything I could think of.

Now I’m all moved into my new place. I go on dates with a new guy, casually, once or twice a week. After months of tiny tornadeos wrecking havoc on the blessed life I had six months ago, outward appearances look like the dust has finally settled.

Inside? That’s a different story. Keep reading »

Demi Lovato Has Bipolar Disorder

“I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar. Looking back it makes sense. There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I’d be up until 5:30 in the morning. I feel like I am in control now where my whole life I wasn’t in control. … What’s important for me now is to help others.”

Demi Lovato opens up about her bipolar disorder, just one day after Catherine Zeta-Jones shared with People that she suffers from bipolar II disorder (a variation of bipolar). Demi’s confession sheds some light on the drama in November when she abruptly left the Jonas Brothers’ world tour after a fight with a backup dancer. She checked into rehab (for an eating disorder and cutting), where she was diagnosed as bipolar. I applaud Demi Lovato for her candor about her mental health, especially at the young age of 18. [People] Keep reading »

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