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Katy Perry’s Divorce From Russell Brand Included In Tour Doc

Katy & Russell Split
Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry after 14 months. Read More »
Russell's Sex Demands
Vicious rumors say Katy couldn't satisfy Russell's sexual appetite. Read More »
Russell Cheated?
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A friend of Katy Perry's implies Russell Brand cheated on his wife. Read More »
Katy Perry on Ellen
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Katy Perry told Ellen DeGeneres that her tour documentary “Part Of Me” is going to include the dissolution of her marriage from husband-of-14-months Russell Brand ”in the most tasteful way.” Katy said she’s commited to “breaking down the idea that to achieve your dream you always have to be perfect or flawless or live in some kind of fantasy world … we know we’re not perfect at all.” Half of me is thinking, Katy, girl, opening up the world to your breakup is not a good idea. But the other half of me appreciates Katy’s desire not to whitewash her life and sanitize it beyond PR-approved recognition. You know? [Guardian UK]

Beth Ditto On Southern Womanhood

Beth Ditto Talks Fat
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Leave it to Beth Ditto to be the voice of reason on fatness. Read More »
Beth's MAC Collab
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Kickass: Beth Ditto did a kooky collab for MAC makeup. Read More »
Beth's Not Unhealthy
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Beth Ditto is tired that people think everyone who is thin is healthy. Read More »
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“I think that we have parents that we have to answer to [in the South]. My mother would die if she found out that I treated someone rudely. … When I was down there, I was wearing a dress, I got it at Goodwill or something. And she was like, “Shouldn’t you wear a slip under that?” I was like, “I wasn’t going to.” And she was like, [makes a disproving noise]. I was like, “Does it make you uncomfortable?” And she was like, “I think you should wear a slip under that.” Can you see my underwear? “Well, no, but it doesn’t have a lining.” [laughs] I was like, “Oh yeah! That’s real here,” you know what I mean? Those are still real concerns of the Southern culture.”

– Gossip’s Beth Ditto talks to The Village Voice about being from the South (she’s “related to half of Arkansas,” she jokes) and touches on ideas about Southern charm and womanhood. It’s funny to me that Beth Ditto, of all people, may have been raised with these ideas about stereotypical femininity, because the reason that everyone loves her is that she’s all, like, “Yeah, I’m 300 lbs and wearing purple lipstick with mint green eyeshadow, you wanna make something of it?!” Then again, we could all use a friendly reminder that people don’t fit into boxes. [Village Voice]

Pregnant Mother Of 5 Died After Drinking Vinegar In DIY Abortion

Pregnant Suicide Attempt
Bei Bei Shuai of Indiana attempted suicide while pregnant. Read More »
Hitler Was Pro-Choice?
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Politician sensibly invokes Hitler in the abortion rights debate Read More »
At Peace With Abortion
This writer feels getting an abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
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Catherine Furey, 38, of the UK,  died in December 2010 after drinking concentrated vinegar, a DIY abortion she read about on the Internet. Furey had a “violent reaction” to the vinegar, was rushed to the hospital and died.

The details of her death have only now come out in relation to a trial against Furey’s sister-in-law, Dawn Chadwick, who handed Furey the vinegar bottle. Arrested in 2011, Chadwick was later charged with “unlawfully supplying a poisonous or noxious substance with the intent to cause the miscarriage of a woman.” The charge was later upgraded to manslaughter, but she was eventually cleared of wrongdoing.  The families of the two women, through their lawyers, have issued statements saying they do not blame the sister-in-law for Catherine Furey’s death. Keep reading »

Feminist Ryan Gosling, The Book

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Book deals that result from blogs usually suck, right? But the exception to that rule will have to be Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory From Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude. We all know and love Tumblr blogger Danielle Henderson’s lusty pics of Ryan with commentary like “Hey girl, don’t be sad about advertising pushing an unrealistic body ideal on you.” But now we can know and love Feminist Ryan Gosling on our coffee table. The (unauthorized) book comes out this August, but you can pre-order on Amazon now. Hmm, now I know what a certain certifiable Gosling lunatic is getting for Christmas. [Um, I'm not waiting until December. -- Editor] [$7.31, Amazon.com]

Dating Don’ts: Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth On A First Date

Dating Don'ts: Negging
Just say no to negging! Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Criticism
It's time to put a moratorium on beating yourself up. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Ghosting
Thou shalt not ghost your love interests. Read More »
foot in mouth

On Friday night, I had an online date that really fizzled. Everything was going just fine over chips and guac until he majorly stuck his foot in his mouth. He started talking about his ex-girlfriends (always a red flag!) and mentioned that several were depressed. He ended up giving much more than he got back in these relationships, he said. Women with depression are way too needy. He won’t date one again.

Well then, I thought to myself. I guess we should just get the check! I tried to be polite about what he was telling me. I suggested perhaps women with depression are attractive to him in some way, seeing how the pattern has repeated itself many times. I said that people with mental illness need to take care of themselves first, not be taken care of by anyone else, and maybe he might want to look into why he dates women who turn out to be “needy.” And then when I shared with him that I, actually, have had depression for years, he got very uncomfortable and embarrassed. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Of Course You Want 7 Minutes In Heaven With Tina Fey

SH*t Liz Lemon Says
Sh*t Liz Lemon Says
Blerg! I want to go to there. Lemon, out. Read More »
Tina Defends Olivia
Tina Fey sticks up for fellow funny girl Olivia Munn. Read More »
Tina Fey Talks Fashion
She misses her fanny pack. Read More »
Tina Fey on Seven Minutes In Heaven
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  • ZOMG, Tina Fey has finally done a “Seven Minutes In Heaven” video with Mike O’Brien. You need to watch immediately if you have ever wondered which cast member of “The Cosby Show” that Tina wants to watch her in the shower. [Yahoo]
  • New couple alert! Taylor Swift is supposedly dating Mark Foster, the frontman of the band Foster The People. [PopCrush]
  • Everything to know about Priscilla Chan, aka Mrs. Mark Zuckerberg. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Lindsay Lohan is supposedly unhappy with potential co-stars for that Liz Taylor biopic that she’s doing for Lifetime. [iVillage] Keep reading »
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