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Quickies!: Is Paris To Blame For Chris Brown And Rihanna’s Fight?

  • Was Paris Hilton the reason a fight broke out between Chris Brown and Rihanna? Paris apparently got a little to close to Chris while Rihanna performed at one of the Grammy pre-parties. According to Us Weekly, Brown got a random booty call text message, which Rihanna saw. Could it have been Paris? Can we quit the 10 degrees of the Rihanna/Chris Brown scandal, puhlease? [OK!]
  • Rihanna is not the only woman to have been in an abusive relationship. In fact, one in four college girls is a victim of domestic violence and it may be someone you know. [Lemondrop]
  • NeNe and Lisa from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” are speaking out about domestic violence in relationships. Both have admitted to being in abusive relationships in the past. [Essence]
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    Who Is Fatima Bhutto, Anyway?

    George Clooney has always been a bit of a ladies man. The self-proclaimed eternal bachelor — who has vowed to never, ever, ever marry — has dated a slew of Hollywood starlets and pretty, young unknowns. Renee Zellweger, Lisa Snowdon, Krista Allen, and, most recently, Sarah Larson, have all spent quality time with the actor, but none of them have actually stuck. But could all that be changing now that Clooney has apparently been flirting outside of Hollywood? Rumor has it, Clooney is dating Fatima Bhutto, 26, the Afghan born poet and writer, who is also the niece of slain Pakastani politician Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated last year. So what do we know about the accomplished Miss Bhutto? More, after the jump… Keep reading »

    The Top 13 Gifts Sarah Palin Has Given Us

    Today is Sarah Palin’s 45th Birthday! Have a heckuva birthday, Sarah! In honor of the former VP nominee, we’ve pulled together a list of the 13 most wonderful things we can thank the Alaska Governor for. Keep reading »

    Does The Octuplet Mom Want To Be Angelina Jolie?

    She looks like Angelina Jolie. She’s popping babies out like Angelina Jolie. Does the mother who gave birth to octuplets want to be Angelina Jolie? The similarities are awfully close. Nadya Suleman has been making headlines recently for giving birth to eight babies and already having six children at home to take care of. But now she’s drawing a lot of comparisons to actress Angelina Jolie. In her recent interview with Ann Curry, Suleman talks about the comments being made that she’s trying to be Angelina. She says, “I have never even thought of Angelina Jolie except the last time I saw a movie. I think that was like years ago. This is so far away from the place I’m in right now to think of any celebrity.”

    Suleman can deny all she wants but she does resemble Mrs. Pitt just a little bit. Here are some of the common characteristics the two women share… Keep reading »

    Michelle Obama Is The Fourth Black Woman To Grace Vogue’s Cover

    It’s official: Michelle Obama is a Vogue cover girl. The March 2009 issue, which will hit newsstands next week, features the first lady on its cover wearing a Jason Wu dress (the same designer who created her inauguration night gown). Inside the magazine, Obama is pictured at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C., wearing a Narciso Rodriguez dress and a J.Crew ensemble. While a number of first ladies have been featured in the so-called fashion Bible, starting with Lou Hoover in 1929, Hillary Clinton is the only other one to make the cover, in 1998. But perhaps what’s more exciting than Obama being the second first lady to be on the cover of Vogue is that she is the fourth black woman to be featured on the cover in the magazine’s history. Keep reading »

    Hattie McDaniel: An Oscar Legend

    The Academy Awards are less than two weeks away, and with that, and Black History Month in mind, we want to remember Hattie McDaniel. McDaniel was an established radio and film actress before she played Mammy in “Gone with the Wind,” but it was this role that made her career and cemented her as a film legend. Her endearing comedy and ability to scold and scoff her white charges earned her a Best Supporting Actress Award, the first given to a black actor. She was also the first black actor to attend the Academy Awards banquet.

    Ironically, however, segregation laws prevented her from attending the Atlanta premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on December 15, 1939. And she, like the other black actors, were excluded from the souvenir program. Producer David O. Selznick attempted to bring McDaniel to the premiere, but MGM cautioned against it because Georgia’s segregation laws would have required her to stay in a “blacks only” hotel and she would have had to sit in a segregated part of the theater away from her fellow actors. Clark Gable (Rhett Butler), who McDaniel had befriended while working on another movie, threatened to boycott the premiere unless she was allowed to attend, but she urged him to go anyway. She did, however, attend the Hollywood debut, and her photo was featured in the program upon Selznick’s insistence. Although, McDaniel received the highest recognition for an actor, her career was not without criticism… Keep reading »

    Debate This: Does Valentine’s Day Suck?

    Oh Valentine’s Day. So loved. So hated. But it’s so cliche to assume that Valentine’s Day is loathed by lonely singles and celebrated with enthusiasm by blissfully in love couples. After the jump, a happy singleton defends Valentine’s Day, while an equally as content monogamist explains why she and her boyfriend have no interest in February 14th. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: A Sexy Fake Perfume Ad, More Chris Brown Details, & “Grey’s” Departures

  • This is a little too abstract for us to completely understand, but it includes two of our biggest girl crushes ever, so we thought we’d share. Roman Polanski directed a fake commercial for a fake perfume called Greed. This faux ad is supposedly commenting on the hype that surrounds the launch of new luxury products. Whatever, we want to steal Williams’ Little Black Riding Hood look. [DazedDigital.com]
  • Rihanna’s grandmother said people shouldn’t worry about Rihanna because she’s doing fine and doesn’t have a broken nose. Thanks for the update Nana! [Perez Hilton]
  • The “Got Milk” folks won’t renew Chris Brown’s ad campaign when it expires this week. Similarly, Wrigley’s Doublemint has suspended the ads featuring Brown until the issue is resolved. Oh, and radio stations are already stopping playing Brown’s music. [DListed and Cleveland.com]
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    Single People Kick Butt

    Couples always seem to catch a lucky break over Valentine’s Day. They can’t just be happy to have someone to spend the day with. No! That’s not enough for couples; they seem to get all the cool Valentine’s Day promotions as well. For example, many hotels are offering cute weekend getaways, restaurants always have romantic dinner specials, and the most relaxing place in the world, the spa, is offering couples massages and packages. Everywhere I look, it’s “free for couples” this, and “lovers special” that. Ugh! Well, it’s time I take my frustration out on something… Keep reading »

    iPhone Gets In The Valentine’s Day Spirit

    Love is in the air and on your iPhone. The phone that does it all has created some interesting applications to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Everyone knows about edible candy hearts, but now, candy hearts are virtual. The Candy Hearts app allows you to write a cute inscription to your loved one, up to four lines and you can pick any color to put them on. iFlirt is a little lamer, and includes pick-up lines, flirting and dating tips — just in case you’re still trying to land a Valentine’s Day date. iDesire will get you in the mood for love — just shake the phone to spin the wheel and perform commands on your partner, like touch kiss or lick your partner’s ears neck or cheek! [I really hope "penis" and "vagina" are among the body parts. -- Editor] Love quotes is the application to impress someone with your extensive poetic knowledge. Browse the library filled with romantic poetry and woo your significant other by quoting a few phrases. Obviously, if a drunk guy stumbles up to you at the bar on 2/14 and starts slurring Elizabeth Barrett Browning with an iPhone in his hand, you’ll know wassup. And my personal favorite, iPropose, lets you send your marriage proposal over the phone with a yes or no option. This phone really can do everything, including sucking the romance out of a marriage proposal. All apps are $.99. [iTunes] Keep reading »

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