Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It’s a good thing Glenn Beck’s group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11) is on the case. The 9.12 Project has pressured a New Jersey public library into considering removing all copies of Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology, a young adult book about gay and lesbian teens, from the shelves. Keep reading »
To some peeps, showing up in The New York Times‘ prestigious wedding announcements is the be-all and end-all. How else will anybody who’s anybody know you’re to wed a fancy-pants Harvard Ph.D. who’s a direct descendant of Muffy von Buffington, IV? (Or, you know, a Frisky blogger like our girl Wendy.)
It’s hard to say whether WeddingCredential.com, a new search engine which exclusively searches the most recent 3,910 NYT wedding announcements for key phrases, is enabling this show-off behavior or mocking it.
Who really cares how many times Harvard popped up (465) or Goldman Sachs (65)? Some of us aren’t so fancy (or smart … or rich). After the jump, let’s find out if among these well-educated captains of industry, there’s anyone a little bit strange like us. Keep reading »
As if real-life Paris Hilton weren’t scary enough. [The Sun UK via worth1000.com] Keep reading »
A few weeks ago, my boyfriend came home from hanging out with his male cousin with a startling report: the cousin had an ugly, yellowing bruise on his upper arm. The cousin also needed to buy a new cell phone because his had been smashed. We noticed his Facebook status had been updated over the weekend to say that he’d made his recent ex-girlfriend cry.
“What happened?!” I gasped. My boyfriend shrugged.
“What, you didn’t ask?” I sputtered. These two are as close as brothers. They’ll be best men at each other’s weddings. But he shrugged again and responded, “I didn’t want to be nosy.” Keep reading »
Two weeks ago, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston revealed their surprise engagement in Us Weekly, which featured them in a cover story and cheesy romantic videos on the mag’s website. But today Bristol has gone to People magazine to announce she’s ended her out-of-the-blue engagement with the father of her son, Tripp. “It’s over. I broke up with him,” she told People.
What could have happened to make Bristol split from Levi — and Us Weekly? Keep reading »
Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to here and weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet.
But for the past 21 years, Italy has crowned a different sort of beauty queen: Miss Chubby. Yes, the country that invented Sophia Loren (and spaghetti bolognese and cannoli) acknowledges that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Keep reading »
Paris Hilton. John Edwards. Rielle Hunter. Tila Tequila. Chelsea Handler. Erin Andrews. Ashley Greene. Kid Rock. Scott Stapp. Kendra Wilkinson. Ke$ha. Snooki. JWoww. Cassie. Ex-Miss California Carrie Prejean. Ex-Miss USA Tara Connor. If you go searching on the internet, you can see any of these people naked, half-naked, covered in semen (allegedly!), or engaging in sex acts, or you can read about the sex acts they’ve performed in great detail. I’ve written about several of these “scandals” myself — oftentimes downright gleefully. Sometimes it’s just fun, as a writer, to get to say a celeb is covered in “masculine essence” or “ambrosia of man.” Other times there’s a delicious schadenfreude when some moralizing twit like Carrie Prejean falls off her high horse.
But I also know I’m guilty of taking it for granted that sex tapes and nude pics are so common that we just assume it’s our God-given right to see them.
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What’s the best way to sell running shoes to women? Nike goes with big butts. (Well, “big” by print advertising standards. You’re not going to see Gabby Sidibe‘s ass in any of these Nike Women ads.) In 2005, the company hawked its lady products with a big juicy booty. Similar to Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, a print advertisement declaring “My butt is big” was pretty groundbreaking at the time. Critics, however, disliked the fact that only a woman’s ass — as opposed to, say, her face — was used in the ad.
Now, five years later, Nike Women is recycling their big butts and, oh joy, the model isn’t just a disembodied bottom. But, personally, I’m not crazy about it. Some of us don’t have an interest in doing “ten thousand lunges” and couldn’t care less about luring “herds of skinny women away from the best deals at clothing sales.” We just rock our big butt for our big butt’s sake!
What do y’all think of Nike Women’s new ad? [Guanabee.com] Keep reading »