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Tween Waxing Makes Me Uncomfortable (And I Was A Hairy Tween, Too)

First Wax
One writer shares about going completely bare. Read More »
Should You Shave?
We've got a flowchart for that. Read More »
Why Do You Wax?
Ladies, tell us why you wax. Read More »
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Many moons ago, when I went to summer camp, getting ready for the excursion meant a trip to Marshall’s for a new swimsuit. If the New York Times Style section is to be believed (which I am not saying it is: honestly, sometimes this shit is unbelievable) some tweens and teens prep for camp more glamorously: Girls are supposedly waxing their legs, armpits and bikini lines, getting keratin treatments, and even pre-summer camp facials.  Keep reading »

Pink Has Gall Bladder Removed, Misses Obama Fundraiser

Meet Pink's Baby!
Pink debuts her newborn daughter Willow Sage. Read More »
Celeb Love Stories
These are our favorite celebrity love stories of 2010. Read More »
Pink Vs. Chris Brown
Pink slammed Chris Brown's Billboard Awards performance. Read More »
  • Pink recently had a gall bladder removed after being hospitalized for intense stomach pains. She had to miss performing at an Obama fundraiser in L.A. while she was ailing, but “Glee”‘s Darren Criss was able to fill in at the last moment. Get well soon, Pink! [PopCrush]
  • Lauryn Hill is in trubs for willfully refraining from filing her income taxes for three years, according to the IRS. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • 50 Shades Of Grey, which is itself Twilight fan fiction, now has its own fan fiction. [Pop Culture Brain]
  • New couple alert! Justin Long is dating Kate Mara from “American Horror Story.” Approve! [US Weekly]
  • At a recent Chanel party, Karl Lagerfeld had a butler following him the whole night with a glass of Pepsi. You can’t make this stuff up. [New York Post] Keep reading »

Justin Bieber’s Penis Has A First Name, It’s J-E-…

Weird Face Mask
Justin Bieber skull mask
WTF are you wearing on your face, Justin Bieber? Read More »
Justin's Pap Brawl
The singer lost his cool on a paparazzo outside an L.A. mall. Read More »
"Boyfriend" Video!
We might be a wee bit obsessed with Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" video. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Exes Taylor Swift and John Mayer had an awkward run in. Read More »
  • What have Justin Bieber fans named his johnson? (And no, we are not referring to his pet snake, Johnson.) [Gurl.com]
  • Someone created a fake Twitter account for Chris Brown and stared trashtalking “granny bitch” Cher and threatening her with “a beating.” Ooof. [PopCrush]
  • Peter Dinklage delivered a commencement address at Bennington College and you can watch it online. I know what Amelia is doing tonight! [Crushable]
  • Who is Skylar Laine and why do some people call her “the Snooki of country music”? [Racked]
  • Meet the 32 girliest animals on the Internet — aww! [BuzzFeed]
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Natasha Trethewey, African-American Pulitzer Prizewinner, Named Poet Laureate

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  • Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. Trethewey has written three collections of poetry, one nonfiction book, and teaches creative writing at Emory University. She is the first Southerner to win since the first-ever laureate and the most recent black poet laureate since 1993. Her fourth book of poems, Thrall, is scheduled for publication in the fall. [New York Times]
  • Find out more about an utterly scary “super bill” restricting access to abortion proposed by Michigan State Representative Bruce Rendon, a Republican. [Feministing, Think Progress
  • A “booth babe” at this week’s Computex exhibition in Taiwan says tech companies are pressuring women they hire to man the booths to show more and more skin. [CNET] Keep reading »

Violence Against Women Is Oh-So-Glamorous!

Victim Of Beauty editorial

It’s almost too easy to get angry about fashion editorials that glorify violence against women — especially so grotesquely, as in this Bulgarian magazine 12. Six different photos depict gorgeous models staring blankly into the camera, each sporting a serious injury. Here’s the black eye image, but the others are all quite graphic: one a slit throat, another has a mouth ripped open, and yet another looks as if her face has been burned with acid. Keep reading »

Oops: Taylor Swift & John Mayer Have An Awkward Run-In

John Trashes Taylor
Summer Beauty Inspiration From The Stars
John Mayer "humiliated" by Taylor Swift's "Dear John" song. Read More »
John's Sex Blab
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John Mayer calls ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson "sexual napalm." Read More »
John Apologizes
John Mayer apologizes for "dumb interviews" about ex-girlfriends. Read More »
  • Awkward! On Tuesday, literally the day before  that Rolling Stone article came out in which John  Mayer trashes his ex Taylor Swift, the pair ran into each other at a West Hollywood restaurant. A source tells Page Six that the staff was seating Swift near Mayer’s table when she “very visibly — in front of the entire restaurant — demanded to be moved to the other side” of the eatery. [New York Post]
  • “Gossip Girl”‘s Leighton Meester won a lawsuit against her mother, claiming her mom used $7,500-a-month she sent to be used for her little brother’s “severe medical issues” on Botox, plastic surgery and hair extensions. Leighton is allegedly trying to get custody of her little brother as well. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Danica McKellar, the actress who played Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years,” has filed for divorce from her husband. [TMZ]
  • Jim Carrey is defending himself against Jenny McCarthy’s accusations that he abandoned her 10-year-old autistic son after the couple split after a five-year relationship. “I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan’s well being,” Carrey said in a statement. “It’s unfortunate that Evan’s privacy is not being considered.  I love Evan very much and will miss him always.” [New York Daily News]
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