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5 Ways To Get More Culture In 2012

New Year, New You
Everything you need to kick 2012 off right. Read More »
The Ugly Friend
How one writer stopped thinking of herself as the ugly friend in the group. Read More »
Dump Your Toxic Friend
Life is too short to have friends who suck. Read More »
Sex Resolutions
30 things we vow to do -- in bed! -- in 2012! Read More »
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You know that part in “There’s Something About Mary” where Matt Dillon’s character says he wants to “slow things down, read more books, see more movies”? I have that same thought a lot, usually when guilty pleasures have been hogging up my available brainspace. Where does all the time go? Will I ever finish that pile of books next to my bed? Why do I watch so many “Chelsea Lately” reruns instead? 

I don’t have the answers to these questions. But I do have a bunch of great suggestions of blogs and podcasts to check out to eke a little more culture into your life to balance all that “Jersey Shore” viewing. No, the half-an-episode the gang spent sight-seeing around Italy doesn’t count. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Drew Barrymore Is Engaged To Will Kopelman

Morning Quickies
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Zooey Deschanel filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard after Christmas. Read More »
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  • Drew Barrymore is engaged to Will Kopelman, an art consultant and her boyfriend of one year. Will is the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman. Congratulations, Drew. The third marriage is the charm, I hope? [Us Weekly]
  • A “Toddlers & Tiara” mom dressed her daughter in a Lady Gaga-esque “meat bikini.” Better or worse parent than Alana’s mom? [The Stir]
  • Russell Brand allegedly threatened to call off his wedding to Katy Perry more than once before their October 2010 nuptials because of constant bickering over her partying (he is sober) and her jealousy of “other women.” [New York Daily News]
  • Keri Russell is a new mama to a baby girl named Willa Lou Deary, who was born on December 27. Willa is Keri’s second child with husband Shane Deary. [US Weekly]
  • Blind item time! Popular guesses seem to be Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Scarlett Johannsson or Bradley Cooper (who was married to Jennifer Esposito) and Zoe Saldana. [BlindGossip] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Against Abortion, Unless It’s To Save His Own Wife’s Life

  • Interesting fact about Rick Santorum: his wife, Karen Santorum, had an abortion in 1996 during her 19th week of pregnancy (roughly the fifth month). Karen Santorum’s fetus caused an infection inside her and had to be removed to save her life. The fetus was delivered and could not survive outside the womb, as doctors had predicted. First of all, that is indescribably sad. It was brave for the couple to discuss this on NPR, as they did in 2004 with host Terry Gross. Second of all, how can Rick Santorum oppose all abortion in all cases when terminating a pregnancy saved the life of his own wife? Eh. Don’t answer that. [Jezebel]
  • MSNBC has given a weekend talk show to Melissa Harris-Perry, a Tulane University political science professor who frequently appears on “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Congratulations! [The Wrap]
  • Columbia and Yale will now reimburse LGBT employees who are taxed when their same-sex partners sign on to their health insurance. The schools are located in New York and Connecticut, respectively, which both recognize same-sex marriage. However, the federal government doesn’t recognize gay marriage and so lesbian and gay employees who are legally married are still taxed as “single.” [Queerty Keep reading »

Meet Ryan, 6-Year-Old Child Model With Down Syndrome

Today's Lady News
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Parents of Down syndrome son post controversial photo on Facebook. Read More »
Style Inspiration: Kids!
Preschool kids these days have rad style. Read More »
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Hold onto your ovaries, ladies! This is Ryan. He’s six years old, a child model for Nordstrom and Target, and living happily with Down syndrome. His mom writes that modeling is “an extreme confidence booster.” Also, “He received so much warmth and caring from the Nordstrom crew that he thought they were there just for him!” (Thinking everybody is there for him? Yup, sounds like a model all right.) We hope Ryan sticks with modeling and keeps sharing his cuteness with the world. [The Daily What via NoahsDad.com]

5 Things To Know About Adele’s New Boyfriend, Simon Konecki

Adele On Cosmo
Adele on the cover of "Cosmopolitan." Read More »
Adele Airbrushed
Our least favorite celebrity airbrushing scandals. Read More »
Adele's Ex
Adele is forming a friendship with the ex she sang about. Read More »
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Some men might be afraid of dating a woman whose career is made of heartbroken hits like “Someone Like You.” But nope, Adele has got a new man. What’s more is that 36-year-old Simon Konecki actually seems like someone we would want to date. These lovebirds were spotted riding an alligator spotting boat in the Everglades National Park and smooching. Let’s be honest, that sounds like a great date! 

Five essential facts about Adele’s new hirsute heartthrob after the jump: Keep reading »

Jimmy Kimmel Asks “Jersey Shore” Dudes About “Hijinks In The Shower”

"Jersey Shore" Season 5
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Vinny's Rape Rap
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Vinny debuted a rap song about "rapin' it." Read More »
Sitch's Lollipop
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The Situation is hawking a lollipop, for some reason. Read More »
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It’s that time again: “Jersey Shore” infects your TV again tonight. (Itch, itch, itch.) God, I can’t wait. “Mob Wives” return to television is not making me stupid enough. The boys stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s couch this week to talk tanning and Jimmy couldn’t resist a question about whether there have ever been any dude-on-dude “hijinks in the shower.” There haven’t yet … at least none that anyone will admit to. I guess Deena’s hookup with one of The Situation’s twins in Italy was the first, and last, slightly gay thing to happen on that show.  [Perez Hilton]

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