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The Soapbox: On Cat Marnell & Rubbernecking Drug Addicts

Why Amy's Death Hurts
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Amy Winehouse's death hits hard for the loved ones of addicts. Read More »
Lindz Talks Coke
LiLo said she tried to mask her problems with cocaine and booze. Read More »
My Brother, The Addict
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What if someone you love is addicted to drugs? Read More »

If you’ve been hanging out in the ladyblogosphere, you’ve heard of Cat Marnell. Or maybe you know her as “Cat Marnell, ugh.” Cat Marnell was — until last week — the health/beauty editor at xoJane. More pertinently, though, she was an open, unabashed, self-described “pillhead” who frequently wrote about her drug use and abuse online. (As well as some other things.) She had been sent to rehab in April at the insistence of xoJane’s publishers. The New York Post reported on Friday that Marnell left xoJane, seemingly of her own choice, because she would rather pass the summer “on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends.”

This morning, NYMag.com published an interview with Marnell with more of the same Cat-ariffic quotes. “I’ve always gone to rehab for the wrong reasons.” “ I’m just a fucking freak show.” “I spent Christmas Eve with Jane [Pratt] and Courtney Love.” ”I had drug bags pasted on the walls [of my apartment] because I collected dope bags.” And she goes into great detail about how she ended up parting ways with xoJane, which has something to do with losing her pills, crashing, her Internet being shut off so she couldn’t write posts, and forgetting her cell phone at the office.

Compelling reading? Cat always is. It’s not exactly a secret that people read her on xoJane for that ZOMG what the fuck did she just say now soundbite, not her questionable health or beauty advice (though her various product recommendations did fly off shelves). But as long as Cat Marnell’s been tearing up my RSS feed — and that of every other blog-reading woman I know — I’ve felt uncomfortable with rubbernecking this drug addict. Keep reading »

The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s “Today Show”: Kathie Lee Talks Pee

To Pee Or Not To Pee...
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Anderson Cooper cracks up over Gerard Depardieu's Pee-Gate. Read More »
Kathie Lee Talks Pee

Greetings, friends. We’re going to try and introduce a new feature around here: “The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s ‘Today Show.’”  The Frisky office always watches the fourth hour of “The Today Show” — that is, when Amelia’s not hanging out with Hoda and Kathie Lee herself! — and we’re going to share their most wacky, insane, red wine-iest moments with you as often as we can. Because we just love you so much. Today, Kathie Lee and Hoda discuss a Swedish lawmaker (a man!) who thinks men should be forced to urinate sitting down to decrease the likelihood of sprays and puddles.

Puddles? And I thought our bathroom at work was bad.

Jack Osbourne Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis

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Just stop talking shit about each other already! Read More »
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Some people are disappointed by her new bikini bod. Read More »
Kelly Is A Bitch!
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  • Jack Osbourne, the son of Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne, announced he’s been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Jack and his fiance Lisa Stelly recently became parents to a baby girl, Pearl Clementine. [Celebrity Cafe, Stupid Celebrities]
  • Rodney King, the man made famous for being videotaped while being beaten by LAPD officers in 1991, was found dead over the weekend at age 47. [The FW]
  • New couple alert? Demi Lovato is being pursued by Niall Horan from One Direction. [PopCrush] Keep reading »

Rihanna “Loves” That Drake And Chris Brown Are Fighting Over Her

Cuh-Razy Fight
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More details on the fight between Drake's & Chris Brown's entourages. Read More »
Chris Brown Fight
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Chris Brown injured in a fight with Drake's entourage. Read More »
On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
I'm F*cking Rihanna
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Drake allegedly sent a nasty note to Chris Brown at a club. Read More »
  • Sigh. I suppose its better that Chris Brown and Drake fight each other than Chris take more swings at RiRi, huh? [PopCrush]
  • Lindsay Lohan was found unconscious in a Marina Del Rey, California, hotel today. Someone from production called 911, paramedics arrived, and “determined nothing was wrong.” Isn’t that what people always say with Lindsay? “Nothing was wrong”? [TMZ]
  • Jamie Lynn Spears has written a song about her big sister Britney Spears called “Cheetos ‘n Frappucinos ‘n Vagina.” Just kidding about that last part. [PopCrush]
  • The nine-year-old Scottish blogger cataloging her school lunches on a blog called Never Seconds has has been forbidden to take her camera into school. [Wired] Keep reading »

Most Of Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Could Close Today

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  • Twenty of 22 abortion clinics in Virginia could close today if the state’s Board of Health votes to impose medically unnecessary restrictions on them. Specifically, the clinics would be required to adopt rules that hospitals do, such as providing as many beds as there are parking spaces in the lot. Real important, right? Clever job at restricting abortion rights, VA! [Mother Jones]
  • Feminista and Bling author Erica Kennedy has died. We spoke with Erica about her books in 2009 and were sad to hear of her early passing. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family. [Twitter]
  • A petition on Change.org by a young Native American woman is lobbying the Indian Health Services to make Plan B/the morning-after pill available on reservations. Sunny Clifford lives on a reservation in South Dakota and was told when she needed Plan B that she would have to drive to a clinic one hour away. [Change.org]
  • China suspended three family planning officials for forcing a 23-year-old woman to have an abortion seven months into her pregnancy when she could not pay a $6,300 fine for violating the country’s one-child policy. Freedom of choice goes both ways, China. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Elizabeth Wurtzel Pens The Most Nasty, Judgmental Linkbait About Women You’ll Read Today

On Marrying Up
Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
Staying At Home
Stay at home moms are front and center this election season. Read More »
GP On "Working Moms"
GOOP's "Day in the Life" of three wealthy working moms. Read More »
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I am going to smack the next idiot who tells me that raising her children full time — by which she really means going to Jivamukti classes and pedicure appointments while the nanny babysits — is her feminist choice.

This is how writer Elizabeth Wurtzel begins a piece on TheAtlantic.com entitled titled “1 Percent Wives Are Helping To Kill Feminism And Make The War On Women Possible.”

You know, subtle.

And it goes downhill from there. Keep reading »

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