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xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

Xo Jane On Plan B
Amelia just needs to vent on this stupid piece about Plan B. Read More »
The Gloss On XOJane
The Gloss has a bone to pick with xoJane, too. Read More »
Topless Basketball?
Dennis Rodman is launching a topless women's b-ball team. Read More »
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Earlier this week, xoJane’s sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called “Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?” In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline writer who penned the “Chink In The Armor” headline — after the Knicks lost on Saturday night — might have made an honest mistake when he used a racial slur for Asian-Americans in a story about the player Jeremy Lin. The writer, Anthony Frederico, has since been fired from ESPN;  he maintains that he didn’t know “chink” was a racist slur and the incident was completely unintentional. He also has used the phrase “chink in the armor” in other headlines before when he wasn’t referring to Asian-Americans, suggesting that’s just a phrase he likes to use in headlines. So, Daisy gives him the benefit of the doubt because she claims she didn’t know until well into her 20s that “chink” was a racist slur, either. 

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Sweets For The Sweet (In Paris!)

Travel Diary: Paris!
Travel with Winona to Paris! Read More »
365 Days In Paris
Leonora lived in Paris for a year and brought us along with her. Read More »

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to move to Paris for work? Amy Thomas was a copywriter in New York City when one day her boss offered her a dream gig writing copy for Louis Vuitton — in the City of Lights. Sold! But unlike other ladies who’ve flown across the pond, Amy wasn’t looking for l’amour or even la mode. This sugar-freak intended to use her time in Paris snarfing sweets all the best patisseries and boulangeries, which she lovingly recaps in her foodie memoir, Paris, My Sweet: A Year In The City Of Light (And Dark Chocolate). If an Air France flight is not in your budget, Paris, My Sweet should satiate any cravings you might have … at least temporarily. [$10.19, Amazon]

Morning Quickies: “National Enquirer” Allegedly Runs Whitney Houston Casket Photo On Cover

RIP: Whitney Houston
Updated information on the passing of Whitney Houston. Read More »
Her Last Performance
Whitney sang at a pre-Grammy party two nights ago. Read More »
Alcohol and Xanax?
Whitney Houston reportedly died from mixing alcohol and prescription drugs. Read More »
J-Hud's Tribute
Jennifer Hudson delivered a gorgeous tribute to Whitney. Read More »
  • National Enquirer, what the hell is wrong with you? The tabloid rag’s cover is allegedly a photograph of Whitney Houston lying in a casket at her funeral. If this photo is real, shame on the Enquirer and shame on the person who took the photo at the funeral and sold it. [Guardian UK
  • Lea Michele and Cory Monteith from “Glee” are either dating or doing schmoopy things like giving each other “puppy dog eyes” and feeding each other pasta just to torture single people. [Life & Style]
  • You won’t believe what some idiot dude said to this woman on their first date. [The Gloss]
  • Meet the eight annoying people who always show up at an Oscars party. [The FW]
  • “Harry Potter” scribe J.K. Rowling is writing a novel for adults. [Washington Post] Keep reading »

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Advice To Her 15-Year-Old Self

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Here is the poet Dr. Maya Angelou, age 83, reading a letter she wrote to her 15-year-old self. “Find a beautiful piece of art,” she says. “Realize that was created by a human being just like you. No more human, no less.” Gorgeous. Definitely worth a listen. [CBS News]

The Soapbox: Why Can’t Levi’s Get A Clue With Their Advertising?

Levi's Controversy
Levi's bigwigs spoke to The Frisky about their Curve ID jeans problem. Read More »
No Body Snarking!
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Susan Sarandon hates when young women snark on their bodies. Read More »

Two years ago, Levi’s debuted their new Curve ID jeans by blasting our eyeballs with ads about their three different “slight curve,” “demi curve,” and “bold curve” shape versions. The sizes ranged from 2 to 14 and each size offered versions for different shaped curves. Some women were apoplectic about Levi’s over these jeans: first, because the tag line was “All asses were not created equal,” and second, because none of the models were particularly curvy. Some critics said a line like “All asses were not created equal” implied that some asses are, in fact, better than others. Another point of contention was why Curve ID ads didn’t have more women of color in their advertisements, since they purported to be for “curvy” girls and plenty of women of color are rocking curves. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Adele Offered $1.6 Million To Promote Plus-Size Dating Web Site

Adele Sex Tape?
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French gossip rag Public says it has an Adele sex tape. Read More »
Adele's New Dude
Adele and Simon Konecki photo
Meet Simon Konecki, Adele's new boyfriend! Read More »
Morning Quickies
Tavi and Cyndi Lauper for Uniqlo photo
Tavi is modeling for Uniqlo! Read More »
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  • I actually think this would be awesome: Adele has been offered $1.6 million by The Big and the Beautiful, a dating website for plus-size women and the men who love them. The Big and the Beautiful was started by “America’s Next Top Model Winner,” Whitney Thompson, who was the first-ever plus-size winner of the show. I’m fairly certainly Adele is going to say “no,” since she probably makes $1.6 million in her sleep at this point. But the idea doesn’t make me vom. [Life & Style]
  • You know what does make me vom? Gross Howard Stern grilled Adam Levine about his “Voice” co-host Christina Aguilera’s weight. Ugh, he is such a sexist pig. Do you think Christina gets asked questions about Cee Lo’s weight?! [PopCrush]
  • Do you like going to the mall? You’re in luck! “Hunger Games” cast members are pulling a Justin Bieber and traveling to malls around the country to promote the flick. [The FW]
  • France has decided to ditch the word “mademoiselle,” which means “miss,” from official documents. I am quite certain I am going to have to listen to Le Boyfriend le complain about this. [TresSugar]
  • Ten things you will never hear inside a Lululemon store. [Ecosalon] Keep reading »
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