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The 6 Weirdest Homemade Prom Dresses (Not Made From Duct Tape)

Beer sales are rising. Condoms are disappearing from school nurses’ offices. Yes, prom season is upon us! While some girls scouted the racks at Nordstrom (and at least one prom-goer scouted her local KKK office), other girls are busily sewing their own prom dresses. But I’m not interested in the normal-looking dresses that show skill with a Singer sewing machine; I’m more fascinated by the weirdo, hot glue gun-laden shit that looks like it sent someone home on a “Project Runway” competition.  

I will spare you the 700 teen girls around the country who fashion their own dresses out of duct tape in an attempt to win $20,000 from the Duck brand duct tape college scholarship contest. You’ve seen one duct tape dress, you’ve seen them all. But here’s six of the weirdest other homemade prom dresses that have kept our nation’s quirky teens busy. 

Evening Quickies: Dominic Monaghan Accuses “Lost” Co-Star Matthew Fox Of Beating Women

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Matthew Fox was arrested for punching a female bus driver. Read More »
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  • Dominic Monaghan accused his former “Lost” co-star Matthew Fox of beating women up multiple times in some totally WTF tweets on Sunday. A random woman tweeted at Monaghan asking him to get Fox on Twitter. Monaghan replied to her, “he beats women. no thanks.” The woman then asked him, “I know it was wrong but what?! what about all those good times you had together?!” Then Monaghan responded, “How do you know we ever did. You don’t know either of us. He beats women. Not isolated incidents. Often. Not interested.” Not surprisingly, some folks on Twitter started trashing Monaghan for “defamation,” to which he replied, “It’s very difficult to sue someone for speaking the truth.” It’s unclear which women Monaghan is referring to specifically. But Matthew Fox was accused last year of climbing aboard a party bus, uninvited, and punching the female bus driver in the breasts and crotch when she tried to make him disembark. We’re going to watch this story closely. [Jezebel, TMZ] Keep reading »

Nuns Reprimanded By Vatican For “Radical Feminism”

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  • Leaders from a group representing the majority of U.S. Catholic nuns will meet with the Vatican this week to discuss a concern that nuns are enveloped with “radical feminist themes.” [CNN]
  • A women’s health clinic in New Orleans was destroyed last week by an arsonist. Women With a Vision offers HIV testing and assists many low-income women, women of color, and sex workers. Last week, two abortion clinics in Georgia were both set on fire. The FBI is investigating those Georgia fires as possible anti-abortion clinic violence. [Think Progress]
  • A justice system watchdog group released a report last week that says inmates at Alabama’s Tutwiler Prison for Women have been victims of “frequent and severe” sexual abuse and sexual harassment by male guards. [blog.AL.com] Keep reading »

Michelle Obama Talks Race, Her Girls & Being Tucked Into Bed On “The View”

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The President makes sure to tuck the First Lady into bed each night. Read More »
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Michelle Obama kept it classy on “The View” this morning, as always. The First Lady gamely fielded questions about the president tucking her into bed at night and whether she would ever consider running for office. (Answer: hell no!) She also discussed the continued prevalence of racism in this country. But I was most interested in hearing her discuss how the Obamas raise their daughters and make sure Malia and Sasha are happy, even with all the craziness swirling around them. “The thing I always want my girls to know is their life is good either way,” she said. “They understand their world is secure no matter what. They’ve grown to understand home is wherever we are. … Dad is always going to be Dad.” Well said. [Mediaite]

Mirror, Mirror: What Does It Take For You To Believe You’re Beautiful?

Tell Me I'm Pretty
Is it so much to ask to want to be told I'm beautiful? Read More »
Mirror, Mirror
A size zero's lament on the changing body "ideal." Read More »
I'm Not Beautiful
But that's okay. Read More »

We were laying on the couch in the darkness, the new Sofia Coppola movie flickering on the TV screen. Even in my lightest pajamas with the AC blaring, my skin soaked with sweat. I’d just taken a cool-off shower, which washed off all my carefully applied makeup from dinner. My wet hair hung around my face, drying as much as frizzing in the humidity. 

But still, when he stroked my leg, looked me straight in the eye, and told me, “You’re so pretty,” I believed him.  Keep reading »

Eye Roll: John Edwards Is Flirting With A Juror

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John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter got a monthly $9K allowance. Read More »
Icky Details
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More dirt about Senator John Edwards' extramarital affair. Read More »
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Rielle Hunter wanted to claim she'd been abducted by aliens. Read More »
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Oh, John Edwards, you never stop being entertaining, do you? Last week, various news reports suggested that there’s some trouble in the North Carolina courtroom where Edwards is on trial for allegedly using campaign funds to hide his pregnant mistress. Namely, he is flirting with an alternate juror. As ABC News put it:

[I]t has been impossible to ignore the dynamic between Edwards and one of the female alternates, an attractive young woman with jet-black hair, who seems to have been flirting with Edwards for days. The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles  politely back at her. She giggles. He blushes. Keep reading »

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