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Scary Spice Gets Hypnotized To Conquer Stage Fright. Does It Work?

Does anything scare the mess out of Scary Spice, aka Melanie Brown? Seems she was terrified to show her sexy side for her new Las Vegas burlesque extravaganza, “Peepshow,” so Mel had a friend hypnotize her into staying cool during the show. But does it work? [People] Keep reading »

Susan Boyle Dreamed A Dream. Five Facts About The “Britain’s Got Talent” Sensation.

Susan Boyle didn’t look like much when she stepped to the microphone on “Britain’s Got Talent,” the UK version of “American Idol.” Her hair’s wack, her brows need plucking, and she did a tummy wiggle dance that was just not becoming. But once she opened her mouth, even Meanasaurus Rex Simon Cowell got teary over her flawless rendition of “I’ve Dreamed A Dream.” Show em’ how it’s done, old girl! Keep reading »

“The Hills” Are Alive With the Sound of Drama

Just when I had convinced myself that I actually enjoyed the first season of MTV’s “The City,” Lauren, Heidi, Spencer, Audrina, and the rest of “The Hills” crew are back, like the back-stabbing best friends I never had. The season premiere featured a tearful Heidi and Lauren reunion, and Spencer beating up a kid who dared to tell Heidi he saw Spencer hitting on a female bartender. And what’s this I see on the season teaser…? Keep reading »

“Guiding Light” Axed After 72 Years: We Look Back at the Careers It Launched.

“Guiding Light” is old. Like, as old as your grandparents. It started out as a radio serial in 1937 and made the jump to television in 1952. But after 72 years, CBS is axing the show because, well, no one’s watching anymore. After the jump, a look back at the celebs who got their big breaks on the “Light.” Keep reading »

You Like Sexytime? Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno” Spanked With NC-17 Rating

Ruh-roh. Looks like “Bruno,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie about a gay Austrian fashion guru, may land an NC-17 rating. The party-poopers of the Motion Picture Association of America weren’t amused by the raunchy sex in the film—like when Bruno mimics backdoor boinking with another dude. Keep reading »

Slideshow: From “Models, Inc.” To “America’s Next Top Model”

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Former supermodel Elle Macpherson is not satisfied being the woman who makes your frilliest underwear. She’s ready to show off her acting chops. She’s just been cast in “Beautiful Life”—a show the CW is considering for its fall lineup. In the show, Elle plays a former model and mother hen at a modeling agency’s townhouse. [Chicago Tribune]

The show also stars Mischa Barton and is produced by Ashton Kutcher. It sounds…almost interesting. Except, haven’t we seen it before? Here’s a strut down modeling TV lane…

Shopping At The Celebrity Product Mall!

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Kanye West is teaming up with Louis Vuitton to make a line of kicks that’ll be in stores in June. Ah, retina-burning pink and loafer-appropriated tassels. Just what my favorite ‘80s aerobics Reeboks needed! But not really. [$1140, not available yet, read up at NiceKicks.com]

Why, oh why, can’t celebs be satisfied looking pretty, singing songs or snorting drugs for the paparazzi like they’re supposed to? Must the Lindsays, Jessicas, and Olsens bludgeon us with their wares? Let’s browse the bad racks at Celebrity Mall…

Seven Leztastic Lesbian Publicity Stunts

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What do you do when your show’s ratings are slipping/your career is tanking? Duh. You go lesbo for five minutes. “Desperate Housewives,” deep in its fifth season slump, hoped a little girl-on-girl smooch would reel in ratings, so Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria Parker swapped spit in Sunday’s episode. We’ll soon see if it worked. “I’m a great kisser,” Eva Longoria Parker told Us Weekly. “She was not supposed to kiss back, so [Hatcher] was kind of just there, and I had to do all the work.” Progressive social commentary or skanky publicity stunt? No brainer. Keep clicking for our favorite desperate lesbian moments.

Charting The Life Span Of A “Bachelor” Relationship

This week’s season finale of “The Bachelor” may have been exciting, but really, when you think about it, the results were pretty typical of past seasons. Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa squealed as Papa/Poo-Poo Bach slipped a ring on her finger. The episode ended with the two of them jumping in a pool for a smoochfest. Then, two seconds later, came the “After the Final Rose” special. And a teary eyed Jason proceeded to dump Melissa because “the chemistry had changed” and he was totes hung up on Molly, the girl he’d sent packing.

Shocker? Sure. But “The Bachelor” hardly has a track record for couples staying together for longer than their 15 minutes of fame. Currently, Poo-Poo and Sloppy are still together, but the likelihood of that lasting doesn’t look good. After the jump, exactly how long the “Bachelor” couples have stuck it out. Any woman thinking of responding to their next casting call, beware. Keep reading »

Recession Romance: When Women Bring Home The Bacon

Bread, bacon, clams —whatever you call it, women are the ones bringing it home these days. According to The New York Times over the past year, as companies from Citibank to GM announced massive layoffs, a full 82 percent of the people getting pink slips have been men. Any day now, women are expected to become the majority of the American workforce.

On the one hand, more women being primary money-makers is amazing—a real opportunity for us to get over the way-outdated idea that supporting a family is a man’s job. But on the other hand, relationships can suffer when one source of income is lost and power dynamics shift.

We talked to six women whose husbands/fiancé/boyfriends have lost their jobs. How it’s affecting their relationships, after the jump… Keep reading »

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