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Morning Quickies: Gwyneth Didn’t Ghostwrite, Dammit!

Gwyneth's Cookbook
Behold, a dramatic reading of Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook. Read More »
Gwyn's A Bad Feminist
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Why Gwyneth calls herself a bad feminist. Read More »
Gwyneth On Depression
The actress opens up about suffering from post-partum depression. Read More »
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  • Gwyneth Paltrow is pissed that The New York Times published a piece by Julia Turshen, who claims to be her ghostwriter for her 2011 cookbook, My Father’s Daughter. “Love The New York Times dining section but this week’s facts need checking. No ghostwriter on my cookbook,” she tweeted this weekend. “I wrote every word myself.” [Us Weekly]
  • The embarrassing husbands of reality TV. [Uptown Magazine]
  • Why your boobs can be different sizes. [Gurl.com]
  • Kourtney Kardashian begs the question: do you have to wear pants with a shirtdress? [Betty Confidential]
  • Here’s a video of Kate Middleton’s cousin Katrina Darling dancing burlesque! [Stupid Celebrities] Keep reading »

Dr. Drew Is Mansplaining Your Sexual Desires For You, “50 Shades Of Grey” Fans

50 Shades Of Grey
Read more about the new BDSM erotica hailed as "mommy porn." Read More »
Dominant Sex
I just want to be dominated in bed! Read More »
Kinky, But Not Easy
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Jessica is kinky but still demands respect. Read More »
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Dr. Drew Pinsky is utterly clueless about about bondage, dominance, and sadomascochism in relationships and has no business discussing them on national television. That is my conclusion after seeing Dr. Drew brought in as an “expert,” and yes those air quotes are intentional, on “The Today Show” recently to discuss the book 50 Shades Of Grey. As you may have heard, the explicit, erotic BDSM romance novel about a dominant/submissive relationship has become extremely popular with women across the country — slightly surprising considering how being whipped and spanked is not everyone’s cup of tea. I have not read 50 Shades myself yet, but I’ve read numerous other BDSM novels, short stories, and  true-life tales, and I’ve been in consensual submissive/dominant relationships since the age 18 or 19. So I can say with 110 percent confidence that he does not know what he is talking about and Dr. Drew actually did a huge disservice to women and men when he called the book “actual violence against women.” Keep reading »

“Awesome People Reading” Is Awesome

Here’s another one to add to our list of favorite Tumblrs: “Awesome People Reading,” a photo blog documenting–you guessed it–awesome people reading! From ’50s film stars and first ladies to teen idols and rappers, everyone’s getting in on the reading action. Click through to see some of our favorites… [Awesome People Reading]

Where Is Patrick Bateman Now? Oh, Having A Threesome With Rihanna And Chris Brown

Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, was very busy this weekend … thinking of ideas for a possible sequel to the book. So what is Patrick Bateman up to nowadays? Ellis took to Twitter to share his darkly frantic brainstorm. For starters, Patrick wants to have a threesome with Rihanna and Chris Brown. Disturbed? It gets so much more twisted. Hint: The Kardashian sisters, Kris Humphries, Chris Martin, Lindsay Lohan, David Beckham, Gavin Rossdale, and Katy Perry’s trainer are all involved. And lots and lots of murder. Oh, and if you didn’t figure it out from the original, Patrick Bateman is gay. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I’m frightened. Social networking and celebrity culture would only make Patrick more psychotic, it seems. If that’s even possible. Click through to see Ellis’ highly disturbing Patrick Batemen musings. [Buzzfeed]

Reminisce About Your Most Madonna Moments

Love her or hate her, it’s nearly impossible not to have an opinion about Madonna. Even though she’s an international icon, I think most women would attest to having had an intimate moment with the Material Girl. The first time I laid eyes on Madge was in her “Lucky Star” video on MTV. I was a six-year-old aspiring performer, so naturally, the first thing I did after seeing it was run to the bathroom and attempt to style my hair like hers, with too much hairspray and a floppy, black bow. And I’m sure I wasn’t the only little girl to do so. Most of us remember being influenced in some way by Madonna’s music, attitude or edgy style. But deeper than her multitude of memorable pop culture moments are the ways in which she has influenced us as women. In the new anthology Madonna & Me, nearly 40 female authors write about how their own Madonna moments changed their lives. This book is sure to be a compelling exploration on topics every woman can relate to from sex to spandex. Keep reading »

Fifty Shades: The “Mommy Porn” Book That’s Sweeping The Suburbs

Degrees Of Singleness
Where do you fall on the spectrum? Read More »
Be A Better Dater
Why having a plan is so, so important. Read More »
Baldies Rule
Six reasons bald men make better boyfriends. Read More »

What are moms reading in the carpool lane these days? Well, it’s not The Help. It’s a new trilogy called Fifty Shades, it’s notorious for its sex scenes, and it seems like every mother with a blog account is raving about it…

“In case you’re wondering why every suburban housewife from Philadelphia to Connecticut has been sending all her calls straight to voice mail. Fifty. Freaking. Shades.” – Suburbabble

“I am not in the habit of reading erotica, but this trilogy makes it seem okay, even for Westchester county. ” – StaceyKnows

“There is life in this book, outside of the bedroom, and in fact, there are even tons of ‘vanilla moments’ to make the harder stuff go down easier for some of us who might be apprehensive with these kinds of ‘scenes’.” – Maryse.net

Even moms in NYC have caught the Fifty Shades bug. According to The New York Post:

“I found myself explaining what BDSM [bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism] was to some of the moms at Saturday morning basketball,” says power publicist Alison Brod, who hails “Fifty Shades” as “the new kabbalah for female bonding in this city.”

A raunchy book that mothers across the country can’t put down? This was too intriguing to pass up, so on Tuesday night I downloaded the book for myself (lord knows I wasn’t about to read a physical copy on the subway) for $7 on Amazon.com. Keep reading »

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