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Liveblogging “The Bachelor” January 19th 2009

After a week off — I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I was detained — I’ll be back this evening at 8pm EST for another new episode of “The Bachelor.” It’s two hours! Again! WTF!? Keep reading »

Quickies!: Kelly Osbourne Arrested, A Very Bloody “Valentine,” & J.Lo’s Ring Returns

  • Kelly Osbourne was arrested in conjunction with her assault incident with gossip columnist Zoe Griffin in August. [Just Jared]
  • Kiefer Sutherland revealed recently that there will only be one more season of “24″ after the current season. And his character Jack Bauer isn’t going to have a happy ending. []
  • A teen attending a screening of “My Bloody Valentine” was stabbed in the stomach by a security guard at a Long Island movie theater recently. [Perez Hilton]
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    LegO-bama Rules Legoland

    Tomorrow, Barack Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States. But he’s already ruling Legoland in California, where master craftsmen/nerds have “pre-enacted” the entire inauguration, including Oprah. Over a thousand mini figures were constructed to build the scene, from the motorcade to the swearing in on the Capitol steps, to the lines at the port-o-potty. However, perhaps the most magnificent details are Aretha Franklin’s giant lego ta-ta’s. She’s stacked! [Telegraph]

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    Barack Obama, You Are Not Effectively Seducing Me

    Don’t think I don’t see you, Barack. I see you, running along the beach in your swimsuit. I see you on that basketball court, sinking three-point shots. And I completely see you on CNN, talking about the future of the country. Oh, Barack Obama. You look good in a suit. You look good in swimsuits. You look good in everything.

    But in spite of all that, I have absolutely no desire to sleep with you. Keep reading »

    America’s New Presidential Music Critics

    President-elect Barack Obama had the courtesy to nod and even sing along to some of the worst performances at the “We Are One” concert to welcome him to the presidency. Well, he had to, basically. But his daughters Malia and Sasha, who don’t have to pretend to like something that is downright awful, had no problem showing their disapproval. Malia’s eyes glazed over in boredom when John Mellencamp, Will.I.Am, and Sheryl Crow hit the stage separately. Sasha simply fell asleep on her mother’s lap. But when Beyonce, Usher and Kal Penn hit the stage, both First Daughters perked up, and Malia excitedly snapped photos with her camera. Malia and Sasha definitely know what music America enjoys. It’s too bad the concert producers don’t. [New York]
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    “Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner Signs A Deal!

    Phew! We were sweating a little about the future of our favorite TV show’s fate, but all is good in the land of pencil skirts and sweater sets. The show’s creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner, finally came to an agreement with Lionsgate TV, so the third season will air this summer (with a fourth season agreed upon, too!). Of course, this means I have get to work watching the second season. P.S. The dress Betty is taking off in the above photo is my favorite ensemble of hers thus far. [Variety via NY Mag] Keep reading »

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Michelle Obama But Were Afraid To Ask

    Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown may still be a safely guarded secret, but in her new book, Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope, author Elizabeth Lightfoot reveals some interesting facts about our next first lady that we don’t have to wait until tomorrow to learn. From her issue with Princeton professors to the item of clothing she hates wearing, after the jump are 25 fun facts about Michelle Obama that you’re dying to know. Keep reading »

    Sunday Cuteness: Peanut & Ranj Love Each Other!

    I hate rats, but even I have a soft spot for this one, due entirely to his devotion to his feline friend. I love it when nature nurtures! Keep reading »

    The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For January 17-18th 2009

  • “The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo from 9 am to 2 pm
  • “Shattered Glass” on IFC at 9:35 am
  • “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on Discovery Health at 10 am
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    Quickies!: Oprah Smoked Crack?, Steven Tyler’s Sex Life, & Botox For Boys

  • An ex-boyfriend is claiming Oprah smoked crack. Haha, I just laughed outloud thinking of Oprah saying, “Crack cooooocaaaaaaainnnnnnne!” [National Enquirer]
  • The “Gossip Girl” spin-off is a go, and will feature Lily and Rufus back in the good ol’ coke-filled rock star days in the ’80s. [Buzzfeed]
  • Almost-not-our-President-anymore-Bush declared January 18th “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” Is President Obama allowed to UNdeclare days? [Feministing]
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