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Is Sarah Palin The Next Maya Angelou?

A few months back, a Slate writer crafted Sarah Palin’s speeches into poetry. Since it’s Govenor Palin’s last day in office next week, we thought there was no better way to celebrate her departure, er, tremendous service to the great state of Alaska, than with her own poetic words. After reading her poem, it should…

Justine Fields / July 24, 2009

Are We Too Nostalgic?

This week, New York Times writer David Browne argued that Generation Y is all about nostalgia—and that we develop sentimental feelings about things at a much more rapid pace than Baby Boomers. I fully admit that even at the young age of 21, I feel nostalgic for my childhood all the time. And haven’t we…

Justine Fields / July 24, 2009

Scraping The Bottom Of The Reality Show Barrel

Are they just giving away reality shows these days? Long-forgotten musicians, football players no one really cares about, an E! network host?! These people are not worthy of the average citizen’s 15 minutes, let alone a production company’s money. Seriously, TV executives are looking to the end of the F-list to find subjects for their…

Justine Fields / July 23, 2009

Britney Spears Saved My Life!

Did you ever think that Britney Spears could save anybody’s life? Not so much, unless we’re talking about deflecting a bullet with a swinging umbrella or walking barefoot in the bathroom and soaking up all the germs so that they don’t invade another’s body. But according to a new BBC documentary called “Britney…

Justine Fields / July 23, 2009

Patti Stanger Is Engaged. Here’s Why We’re So Happy For Her.

Patti Stanger, aka Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker,” is finally engaged! After five years of dating her real-estate executive boyfriend, Andy Friedman, he finally proposed to her while on vacation in Maui for her 48th birthday. Surprisingly, the third generation matchmaker, with a self-proclaimed 99 percent success rate, met Friedman––click here to see a picture of him––through…

Justine Fields / July 23, 2009

Job Interviews Gone Awry

Today, CNN.com posted an article called “43 Weird Things Said in Job Interviews.” I couldn’t believe some of the items on the list. One person answered the question, “Why did you leave your last job?” with the response, “I have a problem with authority.” And when asked if he/she had any questions, another person asked,…

Justine Fields / July 23, 2009

Little J’s Sweet 16 & You’re Invited!

It’s Little J’s birthday and you’re invited! Next week you and all your friends can party with Taylor Momsen and her band, The Pretty Reckless, as she celebrates her sweet 16. The perfect opportunity to pretend like you’re on “Gossip Girl.”…

Justine Fields / July 22, 2009

My New Favorite Show: “Make It Or Break It”

Why is no one obsessing about the new gymnastics show “Make It Or Break It”? It’s on ABC Family and is technically for teens, but even though there’s a cheesy family moment at the end of every episode, this show is totally awesome! ABC Family has generally oscillated between amazing shows (see: “Greek”)…

Justine Fields / July 22, 2009

Celebrities Love Reading Kids Books

Although Will Arnett may have ruined “Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret” forever during an episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” he’s not the first celebrity to give his own rendering of a literary work for tots. From creepy to endearing, celebrities have been reading children’s books and nursery rhymes since long before…

Justine Fields / July 22, 2009

Superman’s S&M Fetish

While Clark Kent was changing into his Superman cape and adventuring around saving people, he had a second alter ego who was really into whips and chains. While the Superman comics sold like hotcakes, a second comic book was making the rounds called Nights of Horror. These books featured Superman and Lois Lane getting dow…

Justine Fields / July 22, 2009

Make Six Figures … As A Nanny

What does a French-and-German-speaking, magna-cum-laude graduate from a well-respected university do when she graduates? Well, some are becoming nannies. After 15 years of being a nanny, Autumn Backman is now raking in a six figure income. Despite the fact that the average income of a nanny is $26,000 or about minimum wage, nannies for the…

Justine Fields / July 22, 2009

The Life And Times Of The World’s Richest Women

Susanne Klatten, an heiress to the BMW fortune, may be the 68th richest person in the world, but her life hasn’t been so peachy lately. The German mama of three had a two-month affair with a creep named Helg Sgarbi, who secretly videotaped many of their encounters. Then he and several buddies blackmailed her, demanding…

Justine Fields / July 21, 2009

There’s A Story Behind Every Scar

When I was 15, I went white-water rafting at camp down some really calm rapids. The tour guides practically promised us that we weren’t going to fall out of the raft. But of course, half way through, I was thrown from the boat and totally humiliated as I was hoisted back in. My knee wa…

Justine Fields / July 21, 2009

Lizzie Grubman Rejects Offer To Be A “Real Housewife”

Lizzie Grubman, the bleach-blonde PR maven who mowed a few people down in the Hamptons a few years ago, is just too busy to have her life taped for Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City.” In an attempt to replace Bethenny Frankel, who will be starring in her own show, and some of…

Justine Fields / July 21, 2009

Remote Control: What You Should Watch The Week Of July 20th 2009

The good ol’ electronic hearth is serving up a hefty portion of girl-tastic shows this week. Tonight, after “The Bachelorette,” of course, check out “Dating in the Dark.” We also have high hopes for ABC’s new teen music sitcom “Ruby & The Rockits,” which looks like it owes more than a little to “Hannah Montana.”…

Justine Fields / July 20, 2009

iPhone App For Movie Goers With Small Bladders

It’s well known amongst my friends that I can pee, only to need to pee again. I live by the “Sit Or Squat” application on my iPhone that tells me the nearest location of public restrooms. In the month or so since “Sit Or Squat” has been on my phone, I’ve utilized it more tha…

Justine Fields / July 20, 2009

“Top Chef” Host Padma Lakshmi To Star In Sitcom

Padma Lakshmi, the hot foodie we’ve come to love on “Top Chef,” is making the leap into a sitcom. Peacock and Universal Media Studios are creating a half-hour show, tentatively titled “Single Serving,” specifically for Lakshmi. It’ll follow her in the culinary world, and sounds a little bit like Courtney Cox’s character on Friends, maybe?

Justine Fields / July 20, 2009

Who Should Jon Gosselin Date Next?

Jon Gosselin really knows how to play the field. First we thought he was a dating a 23-year-old schoolteacher who would be appearing on the TLC show. Then he was trotting off to France with Kate’s plastic surgeon’s daughter. Now the NY Daily News is reporting that the father-of-eight arrived and left a dinner party…

Justine Fields / July 20, 2009

Perez Hilton’s Sister Revealed As His Ghost Writer

Not that Perez Hilton is publishing the most poetic prose ever, but just so you know, he’s got a ghost writer—or two, or three. See, the celebrity blogger let the name ‘Jonathan Lewandowski’ appear in a post back in February and this was a bad thing because Hilton had an agreement with Lewandowski, a young…

Justine Fields / July 20, 2009

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