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Quickies!: (Small) Victory For Prop 8!

  • The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the legal challenges to the recently passed Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage. [Perez Hilton]
  • When you’re feeling sad, staying in your pajamas and eating comfort foods may seem like the perfect thing to do. WRONG! These behaviors and others can make you feel worse. [Shine]
  • You mean…the friendship between Kim from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and producer Dallas Austin isn’t real? And there isn’t going to be a hit single OR an album?! [TMZ]
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    Researchers Watch Big Brothers

    My older brother tortured me through childhood, but now he’s saving my lifestyle. According to a new study, I’m less likely to spawn thanks to my big bro. Yay, baby free forever! (Can you tell I don’t want kids?) Sheffield University researchers, who poured over birth, marriage, and death records, discovered that anyone, male or female, with an older male sibling is 5% less likely to have children than people with female older siblings. They also have children later in life and space their babies out. (Hmm, maybe we are just wiser?) On the downside, guys’ younger siblings are much more likely to be shorter. So that explains why my brother is over six foot while I’m one inch away from legally being a little person! The theory being tossed around is that first-born males took a toll on your mom back in the womb and researchers believe it has even more psychological implications on the siblings that came after. In time, I hope science will give me the go ahead to send my big bro my therapy bills. Meanwhile, I’m just grateful he’s helping me keep my curves childproof. There’s only room for one baby in this family — me! [Daily Mail]

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    Twilight’s Bella Ruined The Book For Me

    “Twilight” fans, you’re probably not going to like what I have to say about the book, but I’m okay with that — just don’t get too angry.

    Twilight disappointed me. The story was pretty captivating — I definitely didn’t want to put the book down — but Bella made feel sad. Here’s why… Keep reading »

    Book Club: The Second Half Of Twilight

    Welcome to the Twilight book club! WARNING: Do not read the following post if you would not like to know what happens in the second half of the book.

    I gotta say, it was hard to put the book down. There was so much action from chapter 13 through the end that I stayed up reading it until 1am. Keep reading to see our discussion, then tell us what you think in the comments! Keep reading »

    Ashley Alexandra Dupre To Tell All To Diane Sawyer

    This Friday, Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the call girl whose hotel trist with then-New York governor Eliot Spitzer led to the sex scandal of the year, will appear on ABC’s “20/20” for a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer. If Spitzergate went down six months ago, why is Dupre talking now? Last week, the state of New York declared it wouldn’t be pressing charges against the Love Gov, meaning it’s unlikely Dupre will be charged for her part in the scandal, which frees the former escort to make her case to the public. On the same day, a lengthy profile of Dupre will appear in People. In excerpts from the interviews posted online, it sounds like the 23-year-old is looking to make apologies and mend her ways. Keep reading »

    The Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Who Should Be Kim’s Next Big Poppa?

    One of the biggest shockers of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season finale was the breakup of Kim and Big Poppa, after only seven months of dating. We can’t believe she thought he would propose to her. We’re going to assume that he dumped her because, let’s face it, Kim had no reason to end things with her sugar daddy. We think the best prescription for this heartbreak and budget-ache is for Kim to jump right back into the dating pool. Check out who should be Big Poppa II after the jump. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Joan Didion To Write Katharine Graham Film And Miley Cyrus’s Boyfriend

  • Joan Didion is writing an HBO film about Katharine Graham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post publisher who led the paper through Watergate. [Paste]
  • People who live in nursing homes have sexual needs, too. [Newswise]
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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of November 19th 2008

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    • Beyoncé I Am…Sasha Fierce
      With this two disc release, Beyonce is all about fantasizing. She’s been slipping on her gling and calling herself Sasha Fierce. The first disc she’s still Beyonce, imagining what she’d do “If I Were A Boy.” Yet she’s got something to say to the gents, “If you like it, you should put a ring on it.” Hm, wonder if that’s the line she used on Jay-Z? But truly, the Queen B is going deeper on her record. Soft songs like “That’s Why You’re Beautiful” are atypical for the happenin’ hit maker, but they beautifully subtle, for once. As Sasha Fierce, on disc two, she throws the dance floor some bones with hot tracks like “Diva” and “Radio.” There’s something for everyone, from club bumpin’ “Say My Name”-esque booty jams to adult laments.
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    Liveblogging “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Season Finale!

    Tonight I’ll be liveblogging the season finale (noooooo!) of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” starting at 10pm EST — so come back with a glass of wine in hand and your TV tuned to Bravo. Will Big Poppa make an appearance? Will NeNe find out who her real father is? Will Lisa or DeShawn suddenly become interesting? I cannot wait to see how this hot mess ends! Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Don’t Forget To Cut His Vavelta

  • Vavelta, the latest anti-aging miracle, is made from the foreskin of circumcised infants. [Shine]
  • Kim from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was spotted with a guy that could be Big Poppa. [Mediatakeout]
  • Another season of “Top Model” is about to come to a close. Relive the memories. [Television Without Pity]
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