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At Home Beauty Treatment Test Drive: Olive Oil Hair Mask

Ugh. Winter is upon us. Global warming might be melting the ice caps, but it sure hasn’t made the northeastern United States any less crappy during the dark, cold month of November. Anyone else’s hair feel dry as a bale of hay? Yeah, it’s the pits. The dry air has been making my usually cute bob look terrible for weeks and I just couldn’t take it anymore! So, last weekend, while my guy attended to a manly Korean barbecue expedition someplace, I ransacked the kitchen cupboards so I could test my very first at-home olive oil hair mask.

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What About The Male Models?

Maybe it’s because, in this post-Zoolander society, no one takes male modeling very seriously. But maybe—shocker—it’s because skinny male models just aren’t as widespread a problem as skinny female models. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Fake “Rape” Was Apparently A Prank By Sacred Heart Lacrosse Players

  • A lawyer for one of the lacrosse players involved in an incident at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on Sunday night said three male students didn’t actually rape an 18-year-old female student, but held her down and joked about raping her. Therefore, these three young men were charged with conspiracy to commit sexual assault. Timothy Sanders, the lacrosse player with whom the victim was having consensual sex and who held her down when his friends entered the room, has also been charged with unlawful restraint. The lawyer called it a “sophomoric prank”—understatement of the year, sir!—and said the victim of this sexually humiliating situation “deserves an apology.” Does he not see how pranking a girl that she is going to be raped goes beyond just plain douchey behavior? [Huffington Post, Newsday, Boston Herald]

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D.C. Gossip: Will Obama Make Hillary Clinton His Vice President?

Unsubstantiated rumors and vicious gossip isn’t just for Hollywood—our nation’s capitol loves spreadin’ rumors, too. The latest buzz out of D.C. is that President Obama will drop his vice president, Joe Biden, from his 2012 re-election ticket and run with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his VP instead. The logic supposedly is that the president would make this switcheroo so Clinton could run for president in 2016, as Biden might be “too old” by then. [U.S. News & World Reports] Keep reading »

“The Real World: D.C.”: Looks Like That Series Has Finally Stopped Sucking


Oh, look, a plot of MTV’s “Real World” that revolves around something other than hot tub threesomes and body shots! Much to the chagrin of their cranky blogger neighbors, “The Real World: D.C.” descended upon our nation’s capitol to emote, drink, talk to small African-American children, and figure out their confusing sexuality. Considering the last eight or so seasons have been mind-numbing, barely-watchable garbage, we are thrilled at this new improvement! (Though we kind of want to smack the blonde kid in this clip, as he seems uber-annoying.)

However, keep in mind, whatever integrity points MTV gained (+5) cleaning up its act with “Real World: D.C.,” it lost points with the brain-herpes that will be “Jersey Shore” (-3,000) (airing December 1!!!!). We will be watching both. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Please Don’t Bring Your Baby To A Rated “R” Movie

Have you seen “Precious” yet? It’s everything the buzz says it’s going to be: Gabby Sidibe plays Precious, who has been raped by her father and had two children by him, and Mo’Nique plays the abusive mother who calls Precious the most vile names and throws a TV set at her head. Incest, physical violence, verbal abuse … it’s a heavy one.

So I’ve been asking myself why I watched the movie in a Jersey City (New Jersey) theater, sitting next to a woman who held her toddler son in her lap the whole time. Just how recently out-of-the-womb was this little chubster? Young and socially unaware enough that when the movie was over, he walked straight over to my Diet Coke and touched it, putting his germy little hands all over my straw. Maybe 3 years old? Possibly only 2? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Another Week, Another College Gang Rape

  • Oh, man, this story hits close to home because, literally, Sacred Heart University in Connecticut is in my hometown. According to police, on Sunday night an 18-year-old victim was allegedly having consensual sex with 19-year-old student Timothy Sanders, when he called his two friends from his SHU lacrosse team, Nicholas Travers and Zachari Triner, to join him. Sanders allegedly held the victim down while Travers and Triner sexually assaulted her; when she screamed and struggled, Travers and Triner fled the room. Police said Sanders allegedly asked the victim if he could continue to have intercourse with her. Police have charged all three with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault, while Sanders was also charged with first-degree unlawful restraint. [Connecticut Post]

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Horror: Italian Group Tries To Cancel MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Show


We knew this was going to happen: an Italian-American organization in New Jersey has complained about MTV‘s newest reality show, “Jersey Shore,” because of offensive, stereotypical language it uses to describe Italians. In a promo for “Jersey Shore,” the voiceover promises the beach-going partiers will “keep their hair high, their muscles juiced, and their fists pumping all summer long.” Apparently, a reputation as the “hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos” is not something that the group UNICO National would like to enforce. Keep reading »

Behold, The Tila Tequila Sex Tape!

Though it seem as though all of Middle America is intimately familiar with the folds of Tila Tequila‘s vagina, nay, it isn’t true! Until this Tila Tequila sex tape hit the Internet, we could only imagine how she looked while masturbating to the smooth sounds of cheesy R&B. (Though, honestly, at 27 minutes long, it’s a bit lengthy for our tastes.)

Alas, it’s a very not-safe-for-work kind of affair and there’s no way in hell our lawyers will let us link to it. So click through Gawker to watch at your own peril, okay? [Gawker]
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Boys’ Clubs Are Back At British Universities — Why?

Most colleges these days have a women’s group and lots of colleges have a Women’s Studies, or even better, a Gender & Sexuality Studies program. But recently, male students at Oxford University and Manchester University in the U.K. have started their very own “men’s groups” to work through their issues with the current state of dude-dom.

According to an article in the Guardian, the men’s groups, which are called Man Collective and MENS Society (Masculinity, Exploring, Networking and Support), respectively, have caused quite a bit of controversy across the pond, with critics saying they’re just glorified frats promoting sexist, macho behavior.

Could it be that modern day “men’s groups” are just a grown-up version of the He-Man Woman Haters Club (from “The Little Rascals”)? Keep reading »

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