When Angelina Jolie revealed her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy, celebrities fell all over themselves in their rush to call her courageous—but not Melissa Etheridge. In an interview with the Washington Blade last week that apparently just got noticed by the celebrity media, Etheridge—a breast cancer survivor herself—says, “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.” She says she, too, carries the breast cancer gene mutation that caused Jolie to make her decision. Read more on Newser…
It’s not exactly a secret that CNN needs some help covering violence against women issues correctly. Remember when the Steubenville gang rape verdict was handed out and CNN was sooo worried about the poor young men whose lives had been ruined?
Well, looks like they still need some help. In a clip where hosts and reporters discuss the images that surfaced of Nigella Lawson being choked by her husband Charles Saatchi, the celebrity chef is referred to as looking both “weak” and “subservient.”
I can understand how CNN’s angle was trying to be, at least a little bit, ‘wow, what a shock that this wealthy celebrity couple might have abuse in their relationship!’ But the reporters’ are scrutinizing Lawson following the incident, rather than the guy who reportedly choked his wife four different times in front of shocked restaurant patrons. Keep reading »
Nearly a year ago, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was arrested for domestic violence after he headbutted his new wife Evelyn Lozada. She hastily filed for divorce, just six weeks after their wedding. Ochocinco received only 12 months of probation and DV classes for the assault. He has been sentenced to 30 days in jail — but that seems to be more for slapping his lawyer on the butt rather than assaulting his wife. He was also kicked off the Miami Dolphins following the incident and VH1 canceled the couple’s reality show.
Today, TMZ published four photos of a bloodied Lozada, with a gash across her forehead, on its website. Keep reading »
Alert! Is this the name of Kimye’s baby? Word from reputable news source Media Takeout (home of Kanye’s dick pics) is that the Kvelling Kouple named their baby girl Kaidence Donda West. I am currently processing this information and need alone time to figure out my feelings, and I imagine all of you are feeling the same. Let us know in the comments. [Media Takeout]
All Kardashian-West hell broke loose this past weekend, what with Yeezus leaking on Friday and baby Kimye joining the klub the next morning. Not to be overshadowed by something so silly as his own child (come on, we know Kanye better than that), Ye’s “American Psycho”-inspired (heavily inspired) promotional clip, starring Scott Disick, hit the web this morning. The verdict? I was expecting Scott to channel a bit more of Patrick Bateman’s trademark … let’s say, finesse? The short video is entertaining, to be sure, but Disick does not have a future in acting, be it as Bateman or otherwise. KIND OF disappointed, Scott, I thought this role was made for you! [Us Weekly]
This morning, we told you about how Rihanna is reportedly headed to Recovery Ranch, a love and relationship rehab located in Tennessee. The reason? Rihanna is supposedly still not over her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The couple split up in 2009 after he beat her, and then got back together this past year, but broke up again a few months ago. A source (dubious, but a source) told Grazia magazine, “Rihanna is still desperately in love with Chris. It’s like she’s obsessed with him and, although he’s told her it’s over, she just can’t get over him.” So, to deal with that, she’ll allegedly be taking off time from her world tour to attend the Centers for Relationship and Sexual Recovery program. But what is a relationship rehab, anyway?
To start with, the program is focused on treating sex and love addiction in women. According to the program’s website, patients receive gender-specific, trauma-focused therapy; group therapy; equine therapy; and 12-step meetings. The program is fully gender-separate so women can focus on healing (they also run a separate program for men). The program aims to “and eliminate problem patterns of sexual behavior, while helping our clients regain dignity, self-respect, and the trust of those they love.” The program focuses on early childhood trauma and patterns of abuse that may have led the patient to pursue and stay in abusive relationships as adults. Keep reading »
Proving once and for all that you can wear prints upon prints, Heidi Klum stepped out in an all-stripes ensemble for an appearance on “The Today Show.” Here’s one small rule for pulling this look off — the size of the stripes should vary. For example, Heidi’s skirt has a wide stripe, while her blouse has a thinner stripe, breaking the two pieces up and creating balance. I never met a stripe I didn’t like, so I am quite relieved Heidi has officially confirmed that I can wear more than one at once. Thanks for being a friend, Heidi. Find out how to get the look — including Miss Klum’s cool accessories — after the jump! Keep reading »
Little Kimye has been in the world only a couple of days, yet just like her momma and daddy, she is already causing controversy. Despite the fact that E! News reports that Kim had a natural birth, many are quite convinced that isn’t the case. Witnesses reported that they saw Kim being wheeled into a recovery room for women who had Caesarean sections. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Kim was going to opt for an elective C-section — back in April, Star magazine claimed that Kim was planning an early C-section just after the eighth-month mark — which is indeed when little Kimye made her appearance. Read more on The Stir…