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Elizabeth Edwards Staying Tight-Lipped On John’s Skirt-Chasing

Back in August, John Edwards confessed that he’d cheated on his wife. Since then, we’ve heard barely a peep from him or his wife. Elizabeth Edwards finally spoke out about his affair in an exclusive interview with the Detroit Free Press. Though she had known about the affair for a long time before it became public, Elizabeth said that since his admission, she’s been focusing on her children and health care reform. “There’s a lot of adjustment to make,” she said. “When you mention trust, that’s probably the most difficult hurdle.” But she isn’t saying much more than that. When asked whether she’d forgiven her husband, she replied, “I don’t want to feed the monster, if you don’t mind.” She pointed out that if her leg had been amputated — rather than, say, her husband having an affair — people wouldn’t ask her: “Are you over that leg thing yet?” More importantly, she’s battling stage IV breast cancer, which has spread to her bones, although she isn’t wallowing. Instead, she’s testifying before Congress on health care reform and listening to Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem.” You go, girl. [Detroit Free Press] Keep reading »

Project Runway: Don’t Mess With Tim Gunn!

Was anyone else as horrified by Kenley’s behavior on last night’s episode of “Project Runway” as I was? I mean, forget her incredible rudeness when she laughed at poor Joe’s design on the runway, or the unbearable narcissism she displayed in being paired with a mini-her of a client whom she could easily mold into whatever she wanted. Kenley dared to do the absolute unthinkable. Girlfriend disrespected Tim Gunn. Keep reading »

Breast Milk On The Menu

Hans Locher, the owner of fancy-schmancy restaurant Storchen in Switzerland, came up with a few new dishes. His recipes for soup, antelope steak with sauce, and Zürcher Geschnetzeltes, small pieces of meat in a creamy sauce, all have one special ingredient added: breast milk. “I first experimented with breast milk when my daughter was born,” Locher said. “One can cook really delicious things with it. However, it always needs to be mixed with a bit of whipped cream, in order to keep the consistency.” He put out ads in search of female donors who would be paid about $14 for 14 oz. of their breast milk. Unfortunately, Locher’s hopes for his très nouvelle cuisine have been stymied. Food inspectors ruled humans are not on the list of authorized milk suppliers. While some foodies are probably sad they won’t be able to re-sample the delicacy they enjoyed as an infant, that may be for the best. We’re pretty sure Locher didn’t get the memo that a woman’s diet can influence the taste of her breast milk. If one of his donors had eaten a banana before pumping, his soup would surely have been ruined. [The Telegraph, U.K.] Keep reading »

Is A Sex And The City Prequel Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is penning two teen novels about Carrie Bradshaw’s adolescence. As a “Sex and the City” fanatic and Carrie-phile, I’m know I’m excited. I’m a 22-year-old who watched SATC as a teen, and I can tell you adults really underestimate the sexual knowledge of teenagers. But is this prequel idea too much of a good thing? Some think the movie went too far already. Has Carrie jumped the shark? Bushnell’s backtracking to the girls’ adolescent years could lead to SATC overload. For now, I’m torn, but either way I’m willing to bet I’ll be looking for the The Carrie Diaries in 2010, when I’ll be a 25-year-old reading a book about teens. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Drinking Green, Lindsay Lohan’s New Company, And Educated Sex Workers

  • How do you stay “green” when you’re out on the town? Order a mixed drink; they require less energy than blended ones. No more Daiquiris for you. [LiveScience]
  • Lindsay Lohan is launching a company called Stay Gold. Right now, they’re developing a self-tanner and a line of leggings. As if one leggings line from LiLo wasn’t enough. [NYMag.com]
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    Quickies!: Dating A Baby Daddy Is Pure Insanity

  • Would you ever date a baby daddy? Been there, done that. You’ll never come first! [College Candy]
  • Artists seem to understand what we women can’t. We come in diversely beautiful body types. Check out this slideshow of the female form in art and get over the self-hate, ladies. [Asylum]
  • Here’s one woman’s tale of what happens to your body two years after weight-loss surgery. [Shine]
  • You think you’re giving constructive criticism. He calls it nagging. We really are from different planets, aren’t we? [Tango]
  • Do you have a guidebook to your heart? You and your obscure demands may be keeping you from true love online. [Daily Bedpost]
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    The Daily Squeeze: British Fashion Essentials, CoverGirl Ellen DeGeneres, And A Blonde Boycott

  • Can’t make it to London Fashion Week? Here are 50 things every British girl should own. The list includes a pair of men’s brogues and a black bob wig. [The Times, U.K.]
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    Quote Of The Day: Rachel Zoe On Dying For Fashion

    “Just throw me in my coffin now with these earrings on.” — Rachel Zoe on last night’s episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project,” the Frisky’s latest obsession. (Check back later today for more on the Zoe show.) Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Lynne Spears Tells All, Disney Does Sarah Palin

  • Lynne Spears’ tell-all, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, drops today. [Perez Hilton]
  • Last week, Matt Damon compared the possibility of Sarah Palin becoming president to “a really bad Disney movie.” Well, here’s a look at that movie. [Jezebel]
  • In more Sarah Palin news: She loves tanning so much that she installed a tanning bed in the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau. [Us Magazine]
  • Parents can make or break a model’s rise to fame. These six mothers helped turn their daughters into supermodels. [Portfolio]
  • Miley Cyrus is dating a 20-year-old underwear model and aspiring country singer. I smell… a user. [LA Times]
  • According to author Megan Basham, women can improve their financial outlook by not working and supporting their husbands’ careers. Uh, thanks. We’ll pass on that one. [Shine]
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    Poll: Will Brad Cry On The Rachel Zoe Project Tonight?

    Tonight’s episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project” airs at 10 p.m. (That’s ten o’clock, not eleven o’clock, like last week. Don’t miss it, people!) In this week’s episode, Taylor and Brad fight some more. If you’re a fan, you know Brad is a deeply emotional man. Last week, he sobbed copiously. Will Taylor make him cry tonight? Keep reading »

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