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13 Silly Things Girls Worry About On A First Date

First Dates Suck
Why the first time you go out with someone blows. Read More »
Stop Worrying!
Common first date fears you don't really need to worry about. Read More »
Cute In The Cold
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How do you look cute on a first date when it's chilly out? Read More »
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Butterflies in your stomach are the best part of a first date, but sometimes those butterflies morph into Mothra-sized paranoia. Take me last night, for instance. My head was intellectually telling me I looked totally baller and what guy wouldn’t want to go out on a date with me?  My nervous energy was telling me, “You are going to spill your drink in your lap. Because you are a klutz. And then will die alone and be eaten by cats.”

Sound farfetched? Last week I sprayed perfume in my eye. Yesterday, I somehow spilled waffles and whipped cream on my laptop. (Don’t ask.) These things happen to me. Last night, the running commentary in my head was Don’t be a klutz, don’t be a klutz, don’t be a klutz … and a litany of other things. Here are other silly things girls worry about on a first date…

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Manic Pixie Dream Girl Rehab Is For Only The Most Whimsical Cases

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Why are manic pixie dream girls getting dumber? Read More »
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They tried to make her go to rehab … and she said no, no, no, the glitter glue hearts on my ukelele are not dry yet!  [Flavorwire]

Morning Quickies: Mel Gibson Screams Expletives In New Audio

Mel's Gun, Threats
Mel Gibson reportedly pointed a gun at his ex-gf and threatened her. Read More »
"Emotional Buttons"
Mel Gibson says his ex-gf "pushed my emotional buttons." Read More »
Mel On His Rants
Mel Gibson finally responds to his leaked rants. Read More »
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  • Mel Gibson is still a very, very angry man. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who last week released an open letter detailing violent threats he’s overheard from Mel, gave a recording [NSFW audio here] to entertainment news blog The Wrap in which the star screams dirty language. Eszterhas claims Mel went off on houseguests at his Costa Rica home; the NSFW audio has Mel screaming words like “c**t” and “filthy cocksucker whore.” Rage issues, anyone?  [The Wrap]
  • Ryan Seacrest has released a statement on the death of his friend and mentor Dick Clark, who died yesterday at 82. [PopCrush]
  • Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are househunting in Connecticut and were seen checking out housewares at shops in the uber-posh town of New Canaan. Reminder: these kids have been dating six months. [US Weekly]
  • Five reasons to have sex with the lights on! (Kanye would approve.) [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Loretta Devine Defends “Youthful Boy” Chris Brown

Chris And Rihanna
A timeline of Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Anna Paquin is pregnant! Read More »
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  • “The Client List” actress Loretta Devine defended her “This Christmas” costar Chris Brown on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” last night, saying, “Love is love, you know? And he wasn’t the first one to hit somebody.” She also called him a “very youthful boy,” which I suspect is her way of saying he was/is as immature as we all suspect. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Seal who? Heidi Klum might already have a new dude: sources say she’s dating ad exec Thomas Hayo, a fellow judge on “Germany’s Next Top Model.” [NYMag.com]
  • Victoria Beckham’s birthday cake was a depressing pile of fruit. I mean, a healthy pile of fruit. [BuzzFeed]
  • Well, Nelly Furtado’s new song “Big Hoops” doesn’t leave much to the imagination, does it? [PopBytes]
  • IKEA is introducing flat-screen TV sets. Don’t worry, you don’t need to assemble it yourself. [The FW] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Focus On Amanda Bynes’ DUI Arrest Is Sexist

Amanda Bynes DUI
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Amanda Bynes got popped for a DUI! Read More »
LiLo Talks Jail
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Lindsay Lohan opens up about her jail sentence. Read More »
Today's Lady News
Today's Lady News
Catch up on all your women's news. Read More »
  • A “friend” of Amanda Bynes (um, probably her publicist) tells gossip blog Radar Online that party-hardy comparisons to Lindsay Lohan after Amanda’s recent DUI arrest are “sexist.” The friend said, “Comparisons between the two are just ridiculous as Amanda has never been arrested for drug possession or for stealing anything … Amanda doesn’t harbor any negative feelings towards Lindsay, she doesn’t even know her, she just thinks it’s sexist that the two are being compared. Men in Hollywood that get arrested for DUIs don’t face the same scrutiny that women do and this is what really irks Amanda.” It’s true. It’s so, so true. [Radar Online]
  • Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder held a forum today to emphasize the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, which is being stalled in Congress. [Feminist.org, Think Progress]
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Women Who Go Into The Workforce Are Ugly, According To Rush Limbaugh’s Wildly Inaccurate Twisting Of Study

On Marrying Up
Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
Worst Jobs Ever
What was the worst job you've ever had? Read More »
Limbaugh's Insult
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The conservative host calls Sandra Fluke a "slut." Read More »
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I’m fairly certain that Rush Limbaugh could take Goodnight, Moon and twist it into a tale of shrill harpies hellbent on John Bobbitt-ing the male species and strangling newborn babies with their long, flowing strands of armpit hair.

That is the only explanation for his wildly inaccurate (and, it should go without saying, wildly sexist) April 16 interpretation of a study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. According to Rush, the study concluded “the real reason women pursue careers is because they fear they are too unattractive to get married.” (He also wondered, “Is this the real reason liberal women insist on working?”)

According to the actual study … not so much.

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