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…And A Sparkly New Year!

Sonia Kashuk for Target eyeshadow

Don’t let sparkles be just for New Year’s Eve. Bat your eyes all year long with Sonia Kashuk for Target’s “Pretty In Pink” eye palette. The powders are metallic, but not glittery, in pinkish hues that scream “pretty,” not “drag queen.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with drag queens! It’s just not an office look for most of us.) The best part of this palette is Sonia Kashuk will donate 15 percent of each product purchased to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Charitable giving? That’s truly beautiful. 

Morning Quickies: Johnny Weir Officially Off The Market

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  • Figure skater Johnny Weir married his boyfriend, Victor Voronov, in a civil ceremony in New York City on December 30, surrounded by family. In a characteristically Johnny-esque statement, he said he was thrilled to be “introducing my world of glitter and Faberge eggs to Victor.” We love you, Johnny Weir.  Congratulations! [People]
  • Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter are back together and smooching in Paris. The pair split in August, after which Derek made headlines for hooking up with women and sending them home with autographed baseballs. [NY Post]
  • LeBron James proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, on New Year’s Eve. Mazel tov! [People]
  • Aretha Franklin is engaged to her “forever friend” Willie Wilkerson. This calls for a silly hat! [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hey there! The Frisky has the day off so Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. We’ll be back on tomorrow (unless Charlie Sheen gets arrested yet again, in which case someone will drag herself out of a champagne hangover to blog about it). Keep reading »

Elle Fanning Raids Her Big Sister’s Closet Like A Regular Teen Girl

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“As far as I’m concerned, there’s a no-closet-sharing policy, but as far as Elle is concerned … I’ll go in my room, and there will be clothes on the floor, clothes missing, clothes that are now in her closet. Last summer, I was in London working on a film, and I was looking online and these pictures came up on my homepage. She was in my hat, my dress, my shoes. I called her up and was like, ‘I caught you! They photographed you wearing all my stuff. Put it back!’ … She hung up on me! She didn’t care at all.”

Dakota Fanning tells Teen Vogue how the paparazzi helped bust her younger sister, Elle Fanning (pictured above), raiding her closet. Elle usually looks pretty awesome, though — Dakota should just raid her closet right back! [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »

We Don’t “Like” This Facebook Bed

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Too far, furniture designer. A Facebook bed goes too far. Facebook already dominates our life in making it all-too-easy to stalk our crush and our ex. It’s not something that needs to rock us off to Never Never Land as well. Fortunately, this Facebook bed is only a mockup. (Oh, and insert-your-own-”poke”-joke here.) [Neatorama Keep reading »

Jennifer Hudson Could Have Been “Precious” & 23 Other Casting Close Calls

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It’s hard to imagine “Precious” without then-unknown Gabourey Sidibe. But Jennifer Hudson was riding high after “Dreamgirls” and said she turned down the role because she didn’t want to gain weight. “I had [gained weight] with Effie and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight,” Jennifer explained, ever the Weight Watchers spokeswoman. [Perez Hilton

I’m intrigued by the idea of someone else playing such a now-iconic character. This got me thinking … are there other stars who just missed being cast in big roles? The answer is a resounding YES. Keep clicking for 23 more intriguing examples.

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