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The 10 Best Lesbian Kisses On The Boob Tube

Yesterday, on “All My Children,” Reese and Bianca got married, creating a milestone in matrimony. The first lesbian wedding on daytime TV was a real Kleenex-fest! With enough tears of joy to float everyone’s boat, the whole affair was a beautiful spectacle and a timely push for equal rights, in light of the struggle to stop Prop 8. But dang girls, you just got hitched — we could have used some more hot action to go with those warm fuzzies! And the same sex lovin’ is headed from daytime to primetime — supposedly Eva Longoria and Teri Hatcher are slated to suck face on this season of “Desperate Housewives.” It’s hard to imagine that this peck on “L.A. Law” caused such a scandal back in 1991! I’ve put a thermometer in my mouth with more passion. Anyway, all these awesome story lines combined are a clear sign that the times, well they are a changin’. So now that we’re feeling the love, here are our favorite scenes of lesbian lovin’ on TV… Keep reading »

Lunch Time Liposuction!

We are all a little strapped for time nowadays. It seems there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. But there’s always time to squeeze in a few errands during lunch. Drop off dry cleaning; run to the bank; pay the cable bill; get liposuction! No seriously. Now you can get the lard sucked out of your thighs while you wait for Subway to finish preparing your six-inch sandwich. Smartlipo is a less invasive form of liposuction that can be done during your lunch break. A tiny instrument, like the size of a pencil point, is used to make the incision. And voila! It starts sucking the fat away from those hard to target areas. The most popular areas Smartlipo is being used on are the abs, love-handles and outer thighs. A woman who had the procedure done said, “It’s better than getting a cavity filled.” Yeah, a sharp object digging into my fleshy stomach — don’t know if that’s better than getting a cavity filled. Actually, they both sound like pretty crappy ways to spend a lunch break. So what are the differences between Smartlipo and regular cosmetic surgery? Keep reading »

Would America Fall In Love With A Single Mom As “The Bachelorette”?

“The Bachelor” is about to wrap up its 13th season (or the 16th, if you include the four seasons of “The Bachelorette”), but hasn’t really been the subject of water cooler talk for years. It’s been enough of a success for ABC that they’ve kept it around this long, but studio execs finally struck oil again this season, by electing to feature Jason Mesnick as the man 25 women wanted to meet and marry. The show has seen a ratings surge of 37% above its last season (featuring my personal fave, The British Bach), and the network is already getting ready to do a casting call for a 14th season, after the fifth “Bachelorette” airs this summer. But can they recreate the success of this season? Only if they find another sexy single dad! It’s no coincidence that “The Bachelor” is suddenly the show to watch when the man in question is raising an adorable son on his own. After all, women LOVE a hot dad, especially a dad who has to shoulder the burden of parenthood all by his lonesome. All 25 women were eager to become insta-Step Mommies to Mesnick’s son — though most of them seem ill-equipped for the job. So what would happen if ABC tried the same approach with “The Bachelorette,” and found a (hot, always) single mom as its catch? Would 25 would be suitors come running, ready to be Insta-Step Daddies? Somehow I doubt it. Keep reading »

“Twilight” Sequel News: Madonna Gets In On The Action

The “Twilight” sequel is such a hot project that everyone wants to dance on its set, including Madonna. Ryan Seacrest told “E! News” that Madonna will be involved in the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon,” in some capacity. Seacrest said Madonna will most likely appear in the film and provide music for the soundtrack. If the “New Moon” soundtrack is anything like the “Twilight” soundtrack, which featured songs by Paramore and Linkin Park, Madonna’s style of music will stick out like a sore thumb. Also, I can’t think of any role in “New Moon” that is appropriate for Madge. She could play one of the Volterra vampires, but then again, they’re supposed to be young, and we all know Madonna has seen more youthful, softer days. Maybe she’ll be a tourist ravaged by the Volterras in Italy? We could possibly be entertained by that scene. Anyway, I think this is a feeble attempt for Madonna to become relevant to a generation that knows little, and couldn’t care less, about the Material Girl. [OhNoTheyDidnt.com] Keep reading »

Celebrate Black History Month With…Ham Hocks?

So we’ve all heard of celebrating the holidays with traditional food items. Thanksgiving has turkey. Christmas has ham. St. Patty’s Day has beer and, uh, corned beef. Black History Month apparently has collard greens and catfish. Rainbow Grocery Store decided to print the dumbest ad featuring “black people food” in what they consider to be an attempt at celebrating Black History Month. The selection of food is supposed to be what the typical black person eats. So pork hocks and frying chickens are what black people eat on a regular basis? Because I know it’s not in my diet. All they are missing in the ad is grits and chitlins. There’s nothing wrong with eating those food items, but why are such items like seafood and ham considered to be black people food? Do white people have white food? A company rep explains, “This ad was intended to celebrate Black History Month and African American culture by sharing with our customers some of the contributions African Americans have made to the grocery industry.” Mm, ‘kay. Click past the jump to see the full ad! [Gawker]
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Why An Attractive Voice Means A Good Mate: The Science Of Sex

We often think of a deep baritone voice as a sexy one, but it seems too cliché to think that a romantically-inclined crooner like Barry White would actually look the part. Yet, although most people’s voices don’t seem to strike a chord one way or the other, research has shown that a person’s voice can influence whether others find him alluring or unattractive. But once you connect the face with the voice, does the sound actually correspond to a knockout — or a letdown? Keep reading »

Shia LaBeouf Turns Music Video Director

Shia LaBeouf. He’s not just some kid caught up in a world war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. He’s also a sensitive music video director who likes to shoot on Super 8. Rumspringa, a Los Angeles-based group that cites influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Grandmaster Flash, is one of the 22-year-old actor’s favorite bands. Last summer, he was at one of their gigs the night he ended up getting into the car accident that wrecked his hand, temporarily endangered his role in the “Transformers” sequel, and resulted in his getting his driver’s license suspended for a year. Perhaps to keep himself out of getting into any more trouble, LaBeouf directed Rumspringa’s latest video: “Mind’s Awake.” Interestingly, the song appeared in another video late last year that focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Keep reading »

Bristol Palin Doesn’t Think Mom’s Favorite Method Of Birth Control Is Very Realistic

New mom, Bristol Palin, appeared on Fox News last night to talk about what it’s like to be a new mother, in an interview she scheduled without giving her famous mom, Sarah Palin, much warning. Then she and Greta Van Susteren got to talking about abstinence and Bristol dropped a bomb, saying, “abstinence is not realistic at all.” So much for Mommy Knows Best! Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelor” February 16th 2009

It’s down to three! On tonight’s episode, Papa Bach takes the three remaining women — Jillian, Molly, and Melissa — on romantic overnight dates during which we will no doubt here the sweet sounds of face-sucking. BUT! The moment we’ve all been waiting for, DeAnna’s return to, supposedly, beg for Papa Bach back is also tonight! This is going to be GOOD. So check back with this post at 8 pm EST! Keep reading »

Quickies!: Lindsay Lohan Is Too Skinny, Again

  • Lindsay Lohan is back to her scary skinny ways. We wonder who she’s going to blame for this weight loss. [Perez Hilton]
  • Jared Leto looked more than a little like Kurt Cobain at New York Fashion Week. Courtney Love should be calling Leto up anytime now. [DListed]
  • The Florida Sun-Sentinel actually printed that a herpes infection was the cause of the Rihanna/Chris Brown incident. Another victory for journalism! [Media Takeout]
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