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11 Things Not To Say To A Woman Who Has Just Been Dumped

After my recent breakup, 95 percent of the comments that people have made to me have been loving, supportive and wonderful.

And then there were the ones that were not. Well-meaning? Sure. But not helpful.

One person, for instance, called my Asian ex-boyfriend a “fortune cookie-roller.” Racism? Not helpful. One of my girl friends read his Facebook page and proceeded to tell me all the books and movies he likes that signify he’s a loser. Dissing the man I (still) love? Not helpful.

After the jump, 11 more things you should think twice, and then three times, about saying to a woman who has just been dumped. Keep reading »

Kelly Osbourne’s Fiance Cheated On Her With Transgendered Model Elle Schneider

Kelly Osbourne‘s ex-fiance, Luke Worrall, cheated on her with model Elle Schneider — a transgender woman who was born Reynaldo Gonzalez and is awaiting gender reassignment surgery, Us Weekly has learned. Elle dished all the deets to the gossip rag about how skeezy Luke Worrall approached her in a club, the pair hooked up in hotel rooms, and Kelly Osbourne eventually reached out to her over Facebook. That’s one messy split. Keep reading »

Quickies: Elton John’s Gay Adoption Magazine Cover Censored & “State Of The Union” Funny Faces

  • A Harps Supermarket in Arkansas put up a “family shield” over Us Weekly‘s cover of Elton John, his husband David Furnish, and their new baby, Zachary, to protect sensitive eyes from the EVILZ of gay love. [Styleite]
  • Kelsey Grammer is allegedly inviting his ex-wife Camille Grammer to his wedding to Kayte Walsh, because she’ll only let their kids attend if she is invited. I love how a friend of Camille’s tells PopEater, “Camille is an amazing human being … for her, it’s all about her children.” Um, yeah, that’s totally why she’s using their kids as a pawn to get an invite to his new nuptials. [PopEater]
  • In Snooki and JWoww’s new reality show, the pair move into a $1.5 million pad but struggle to pay the mortgage and fight about changing the toilet paper rolls. Typical high quality “Jersey Shore”-style programming. Can’t wait! [TMZ]

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Today’s Lady News: Texas Governor Takes Aim At Abortion Rights

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry wants to fast-track a bill requiring women seeking abortions to have a sonogram taken of the fetus, hear a doctor’s description of its development, and listen to its heartbeat. Perry extolled the bill while speaking at an anti-abortion rally on the 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. [Yahoo News]
  • A committee in Iowa’s House of Representatives advanced a bill that would repeal same-sex marriage in the state and ban recognition of same-sex marriages from other states. [Advocate]
  • Last week, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin put out a “call to arms” in support of breastfeeding. We’re all about using boobies to feed babies! (Thanks to commenter earnold14 for the link!) [SurgeonGeneral.gov]

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What Obama’s “State Of The Union” Address Said, And Didn’t Say, About Women

You may have watched President Obama‘s “State of the Union” address in person. Me? I watched the first episode of season one of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” (It had been a long day.) Reading the “State of the Union” address online this morning, I’m once again proud of my president and the country I come from. But I was dismayed — a tiny bit surprised, even — to see no mention of women’s rights or women’s issues — or even women at all — in the “State of the Union.” As Courtney E. Martin put it, writing for Feministing, the speech was “sort of unremarkable to these feminist ears.” Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I’ve Moved Out Of Our Apartment

Of all the aspects that were difficult about my recent breakup from my boyfriend of two years, the hardest was moving out of the apartment that we shared together. You can verbally say all kinds of things: we’re broken up, we’re on a break, we’re seeing other people, whatever. Those words might change from day to day. But pulling your sundresses off the closet hangers feels final. Same goes for taking your face wash out of the shower. I built a life, a relationship, with someone and then all of a sudden, it was just my things in an apartment that was now his. Keep reading »

James Franco Gets Trapped Under A Mini-Fridge!


Calamity struck at “The Daily Show” yesterday, when actor James Franco went looking for a Snickers bar … and a mini-fridge fell on his arm, trapping him in the green room. Watch as James, much like his “127 Hours” character, attempts to cut his own arm off with a spork — until Jon Stewart steps in, of course. [Pop Eater] Keep reading »

More Nazi Photos Surface Of Jesse James

More Nazi photos have surfaced depicting Jesse James, ex-husband of Sandra Bullock and new fiance of “L.A. Ink” star Kat Von D, in compromising positions.

The latest pics show Jesse grinning inside a convertible as he sits next to a friend who is wearing a German Nazi hat and giving the “sieg heil”/”heil Hitler” salute. The other pic — although it’s unclear how it relates to Jesse James — shows a children’s book character, Flat Stanley, dressed as Adolf Hitler with a tiny moustache and swastika armband. Gross. (You can see an older pic of Jesse James doing the “seig heil” salute himself here.) Keep reading »

Quickies: Marijuana Soda for Sale & Snooki Films A New Reality Show

  • Canna Cola, a new $15 can of soda made from pot, will start selling on Friday at medical marijuana dispensaries around the country. It comes in grape, orange and lemon flavors as well, but is apparently less potent than other pot beverages on the market already. All we want to know is, will it still give us the munchies? [Time]
  • Justin Bieber will appear on a Jan. 30 episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” That guest appearance is about as random as his nail polish line. [OK! Magazine]
  • Spencer Pratt’s new “rap” single, “Ain’t No Thang But A Chicken Wing” [Um, like the Outkast song? -- Editor] leaked today. Spencer said he recorded the song in the hopes that KFC would buy it and use it for commercials. Now he’s pissed it has been leaked. You know, this sounds so harebrained it is probably true. [TMZ]

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Today’s Lady News: Black Women May Have Bigger “Healthy” Waist Size

  • The size of a “healthy” waist may be bigger for black women, according to a study in the journal Obesity. [Reuters]
  • Anti-abortion activists are gathering this weekend in Washington, D.C., to protest against last weekend’s 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Police say four women whose bodies were found on Long Island beaches worked as escorts on Craigslist and may have been killed by a serial killer. [Wall Street Journal]

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