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Happy Pinktober, I Mean, October!

Pinktober — I mean, October — has been taken over as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worthy cause that’s opportunistically hijacked to promote everything for 31 days straight. Why, just this morning I received a press release from HerCampus.com about essays that six women wrote about their bras sizes “in honor” of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Sorry, what does an essay about your 36DD tatas have to do with “honoring” breast cancer again? I’m not the only one skeptical of consumer pink-washing during “Pinktober” … Keep reading »

Getting Textual: Teens Send More Than 3,000 Texts A Month

Teens: step away from the cell phone. According to new data from Nielson, teens send an average of 3,339 texts PER MONTH. At the same time, voice calling is on the decline. Phone usage has decreased 14 percent from last year. More than 3,000 texts a month is an exorbitant number — that’s around six texts every waking hour. And if each text takes an average of 20 seconds, then kids are spending almost 20 hours a month texting. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Talk About Meghan McCain’s Breasts Again!

There are plenty of things to say about golden girl Meghan McCain, 26, who has parlayed being John McCain‘s daughter into a full-time job: She writes a column for The Daily Beast, has written a new book called Dirty Sexy Politics, and has a gig on ABC’s “This Week.” After she called Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell a “nutjob” this Sunday on “This Week,” Meghan provoked the ire of more hard-line Republicans and their cohorts.

Did they go after her bad manners for calling a public figure a nutjob? Did they go after her family connections? No, they took sexist potshots at her big boobs. Keep reading »

MovieReshape Turns Celebrity Bean Poles Into Brawny Hunks

Have you ever looked at an actor’s body and thought, I know he or she doesn’t look like that in real life, while watching a movie, TV show or music video? Well, I have, and I’ve always wondered how they did that. Turns out it’s done by using a something called MovieReshape, which enables an editor to track and reshape the human body through technology. Basically, it starts with a 3-D version of the scanned subject. Then, the editor can use the program to reshape the subject’s body: make it taller, make it thinner, make it have bigger boobs. Set it in motion, and you’ve got a digitally transformed “human being.” It’s really fascinating stuff, and it makes you wonder if one day we’ll need actors and actresses at all, or if we’ll end up following the gossip-filled lives of people who only exist in the digital realm. Keep reading »

The Really Big Enchilada

This is one really big enchilada, weighing in at one and a half tons, measuring 230 feet long. Pass the Pepto, please. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Levi Johnston Says He’s Qualified To Run For Mayor Of Wasilla


Oh, Levi Johnston. The ladies of “The View” took him to task yesterday morning over his plan to run for mayor. When they asked him about his qualifications, his response was, “Qualifications for mayor? There really are none. You’ve got to live in city limits for one year. You don’t need a high school diploma, which I’m working on anyway … I believe anybody [can be mayor]. You gotta listen to the people. I’ll go around and talk to people like any other mayor.” From there, Sherri Shepherd asked him if he might be hurting the people by running against someone with more experience. Oh, and then Whoopi asked what his platform is. “At this point in time, I couldn’t tell you,” he said. Please let the people of Wasilla turn out in record numbers to vote against this guy in 2011. [PopEater] Keep reading »

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