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“The Pregnancy Pact” Story Was Born To Be A Lifetime Made-For-TV Movie

Lifetime Original Movies are always tabloid-y (my pops calls them “women in distress films that Mom watches”), but the upcoming flick “The Pregnancy Pact” really takes the cake. Remember a few years ago when the scandal broke that 17 teen girls at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts made a “pregnancy pact” to get knocked up and have their babies together? Remember how everyone freaked out? Then remember how the pregnant girls all agreed the media just made it up and there was no pregnancy pact?

No matter. Lifetime has made a sure-to-be-fantastic, made-for-TV movie all about it, which will air Jan. 23. Keep reading »

Demi Moore’s Wanted Perfume Ad Is Airbrushed As All Get-Out

Pity the fool who had to airbrush the hell out of Demi Moore‘s ad for her new perfume, Wanted. Demi, honey, you’re a beautiful woman—you don’t need every wrinkle or pore on our face be to Photoshopped within an inch of your life. Remember all that Photoshopping drama with your W magazine cover? Embrace being 47 years old and just cool it on the airbrushing, ‘kay? [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Mischa Barton Tries, Fails, To Dress Like A Hooker

Mischa. Sweetie. We know you’re playing a prostitute on an episode of “Law & Order SVU.” But I promise you, there is not a single hooker in New York City who actually dresses like that. What is the “SVU” costume department thinking? Keep reading »

Camilla Belle Is The Prettiest Mushroom We’ve Ever Seen

Here’s Camilla Belle walking the red carpet somewhere. And her dress looks like a giant mushroom, right? But a really pretty giant mushroom. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: $2 Cervical Cancer Test Could Cut Deaths By 100K

  • British scientists say a $2 cervical cancer test could help prevent up to 100,000 deaths a year by women in developing countries. Cervical cancer is the #1 cause of death of women in the developing world and 85 percent of cervical cancer deaths worldwide occur there. [Reuters]
  • For the first time ever, tomorrow ESPN will show women’s basketball in a marquee “College Game Day,” along with the male teams. “Look how society tends to embrace things men do,” said UConn basketball player Tina Charles. “By now, [men's basketball players] are used to this. It’s nothing new for them. But I feel this will be a turnaround [day] for women’s basketball. Finally, we’re being acknowledged for the things we do. There will be a lot of little girls watching us.” The one-hour game day telecast will showcase some of the best players on the UCONN team. [Hartford Courant]

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Win This! “Us: Americans Talk About Love”

When you pick up a book about “love,” you shouldn’t expect anything. Love is one of those things that’s hard to describe and even harder to understand. We can’t really know what love is until we’re in it, and the love between two people is unique, so even if you’ve been in love, you’ll never understand another couple’s relationship. When I read Us: Americans Talk About Love, edited by social anthropologist John Bowe (published Jan. 5), I mistakenly thought that I’d be reading true love story after true love story, 300+ pages of happy endings. But Us isn’t about love stories; it is personalized experiences with love: all the highs and lows, messiness and simplicity. And talking about love probably turned out better stories. Seriously, I read through this in, like, two days over the Christmas vacation. Keep reading »

Jessica’s Style Diary: Week In Review

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What I’m Wearing Today:

  • Ali Ro silk blouse from Bluefly.com
  • Ann Taylor Loft navy pants
  • Payless navy blue heels (not pictured)
  • Ann Taylor Loft necklace
  • Forever 21 barrette

The Frisky is obsessed with the designer Ali Ro. Like, everyone here has Ali Ro in their closet. I bought this blouse on Bluefly.com for something like $120, but I’ve seen the same blouse on sites like Gilt Groupe marked down for less. Drat! Still, this blouse is “my color,” so I just had to have it the moment I saw it. I found these pants (which I obviously need to get tailored) at an Ann Taylor Loft for only $15. Score! This pretty necklace, also from the Loft, is the one I was wearing the night I met my boyfriend. There’s this episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project” where Rachel donates the necklace was wearing when she met Rodger to raise money for cancer research. I was thinking Lady, are you insane?!?! How can you give away a memento like that? Even for charity. (Sorry if that makes me sound like a jerk.)

Photographer Meg Wachter Dumps SpaghettiOs On Her Pal

In her series “Dumped!,” Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter pours everything from Pepto-Bismol to cottage cheese to Fruit Loops on her friends’ heads and snaps their reactions. Is it wrong that I find these pics strangely erotic? [Meg Wachter Photo] Keep reading »

Leighton Meester’s Thought Process: Two Can Play This Game

If Blake Lively thought she was the only “Gossip Girl” who can wear a plunge neckline down to her belly button, that bitch has another thing coming. Get a load of Leighton Meester‘s promo pics for her album, Love Is A Drug. [Just Jared]

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Topless Women Skydiving In Danish Commerical = Most Obnoxiously Sexy Ad Ever

Sorry, Burger King! Your esteemed “women wearing bikinis shaped like hamburger buns taking a shower” ad is not the klassiest ad ever—that distinction goes to this 2008 commercial which is truly the most obnoxiously sexy commercial on the planet.

Need great online bargains on appliances? I totally get that from the scads of women in an airplane, ripping their bras off and skydiving topless! Makes perfect sense. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »

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