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8 Things We’ve Learned About Sarah Palin Post-Election

It’s been just over three weeks since Obama’s presidential win sent Sarah Palin back to Alaska, but that doesn’t mean the defeated VP hopeful has sunk back under the radar and into virtual anonymity. Far from it — Palin has been seen and heard more post-election than she ever was during the campaign, and frankly, I’m a little relieved. Like her or not, you can’t deny the woman’s charisma…and knack for providing media fodder like no one else has since, well, since Monica Lewinsky and her infamous blue dress. There’s just something about women, politics, and clothes, isn’t there? After the jump, 8 things we’ve learned about Sarah Palin since the elections, including, yes, exactly how she spent that $150,000 clothing allowance. Keep reading »

“Milk” Biopic Rocks My World

Last night, I got to sneak a peak of the movie “Milk”, which opens in theaters on November 26th, and James Franco naked, swimming in a pool. I’m not sure which one was more life changing, the booty or the biopic, but they were both even better than I had dreamed. “Milk,” about the life and times of Harvey Milk, the first gay man elected to public office back in the 1970s, seems unbelievably relevant today with the passing of Prop 8 earlier this month. While the film was shot long before the recent rallies, eerily enough, Milk was largely responsible for stopping California’s Prop 6, which would have made it legal to fire any employee and deny them housing simply because they were gay. The interwoven documentary footage from Milk’s protests look almost identical to that of this past weekend’s Join The Impact nationwide march — same cause, different decade. Keep reading »

Lori Drew On Trial For Breaking MySpace’s Rules

A big trial is going on right now in Los Angeles. Lori Drew, 49, the woman who is accused of using harassing a 13-year-old girl on MySpace, leading to her suicide, was charged with one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing computers without authorization, to which she pleaded not guilty. The trial is our country’s first that deals with cyber bullying, so what happens to Drew is kind of a big deal. To bring you up to speed on things, here’s what led Drew to court… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: “Twilight” Is Good For Business And Inmates Find A Way To Have Sex

  • Forks, WA, has had an unexpected surge in tourists, or rather Edward stalkers, who have been making pilgrimages to the town. [NPR]
  • In other “Twilight”-related news, Hot Topic reported an 11.4 percent increase in profits for the third quarter, helped largely by sales from its license with the movie. [DNR]
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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 »

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