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A Stay-At-Home-Dad: Status Symbol, Mr. Mom, Babysitter … Or Parent?

There are many names you could call a stay-at-home dad who raises the young’uns while wifey brings home the bacon. “Mr. Mom.” The babysitter. Or, according to Marie Claire magazine, a status symbol — the beta husband of the “alpha mom.”

One stay-at-home dad, however, has a different label he would like you to use. This morning, “The Today Show” interviewed a pediatrician mother and her husband, the full-time parent of their toddler daughter. This proud papa was frankly disgusted that traditional stay-at-home mommies at the playground have asked him, “Oh, are you babysitting today?”

“No it’s not babysitting,” he sniffed. “It’s called parenting.” Keep reading »

Kardashian Kover: It’s Klassy

No, really, the Kardashians’ book cover is classy — probably the most clothing these sisters have been photographed wearing ever. The book’s out November 23rd. Be patient, kittens. [People] Keep reading »

Levi Johnston Runs For Mayor Of Wasilla In New Reality Show “Loving Levi”

It is really happening, people, and it will be terrifying: Levi Johnston‘s proposed reality show will follow his run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, as he tries to juggle fatherhood and that sterling “Hollywood career” of his. This trainwreck will be called “Loving Levi: The Road To The Mayor’s Office” and a pilot is being filmed by Scott Stone and David Weintraub, two reality TV veterans. No networks are attached to “Loving Levi” just yet. However, the last line on Scott & Co.’s resume was TLC’s “Extreme Food Sculpting.”

Pardon us if we’re slow to hobble over to the Tivo. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Too Pretty To Be A Construction Worker?

  • It hurts to be beautiful: A woman’s attractiveness is considered “detrimental” when applying for stereotypically masculine jobs, according to researchers at the University of Colorado at Denver Business School. Someone get Citibank’s Debrahlee Lorenzana on the phone, stat! [Daily Mail UK]
  • A policeman in Afghanistan said a 48-year-old woman was executed in public yesterday by the Taliban. The woman, a widower, was given dozens of lashes and then shot for committing adultery. [MSNBC]
  • Girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever before — as early as 7 or 8 years old in some cases. According to the journal Pediatrics, researchers are concerned that early puberty might raise the risk of breast cancer because of the increased exposure to estrogen. [Wall Street Journal]

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Not Even Taiwanese Animation Can Really Explain Snooki

Next Media Animation has taken some liberties explaining “Jersey Shore” via Taiwanese CGI animation. But honestly, President Obama getting smashed in the face with a wine bottle for imposing a 10 percent tanning tax wouldn’t be too far-fetched should Snooki ever crash a White House party. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The UK’s Powerful New Domestic Violence PSA: “You Make The Call, We Make It Stop”

Most of us have no qualms about calling the cops when our neighbors practice guitar chords at 3 a.m. But all too many people are content to mind their own business when they hear a couple’s argument veer in to dangerous territory. This new interactive PSA from the UK’s Metropolitan Police gives you two different options: one if you call 999 to report domestic violence, another if you don’t. It’s chilling, but powerful. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Betty Boop

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Forget Betty White. The true American icon is Betty Boop! Today is Miss Boop’s birthday, so it’s time to play our respects to the old gal. According to Wikipedia — where everything is true always — Betty was originally drawn as a French poodle. Then cartoonist Max Fleischer crafted Betty into the red-lipped, curvaceous dollface we know today. In honor of Betty’s birthday, here’s how to pull together a Betty Boop look. It’s easier than saying “boop-boop-be-doop!” [ABC News]

What’s The Dirtiest Movie You’ve Ever Seen?

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The sexiest skin flicks out there don’t come from porn, but from Hollywood: Gael Garcia Bernal‘s supa-hot three-way in Y Tu Mama Tambien; James Spader spanking Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary; the unimaginable horrors of vagina dentata in Teeth. And don’t even get us started on “Last Tango In Paris.”

Here are the eight dirtiest movies we’ve ever seen — and make sure to tell us yours in the comments!

Jane Aldridge’s Cockroach Necklace: Chic Or Eeek?

Clearly, Jane Adridge of Sea of Shoes has never had a roommate who leaves half-eaten bowls of Cocoa Puffs around the apartment for three days. What do you think of her cockroach necklace? Chic or eeeek? [TheyEnvy.us] Keep reading »

Kanye West’s Tweets Caption “The New Yorker” Cartoons

Separately, Kanye West’s tweets and cartoons in The New Yorker can be insufferably pompous. Yet, together, they are magic. [Paste] Keep reading »

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