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Palin Pink And Other Campaign ’08 Lipstick Colors

When Sarah Palin addressed the nation last week at the RNC, the first female Republican VP candidate introduced a topic to the campaign I doubt most people ever saw coming. This week, it isn’t off-shore drilling, the war in Iraq, or even abortion rights that people are talking about, it’s lipstick. Thanks to Palin, we now know it’s what separates the hockey moms from the pit bulls, but as Obama reminded us a few days ago, lipstick won’t stop a pig from being a pig, a remark that’s prompted a heated debate and even brand new political ads. Surely, with all this focus on lipstick, it’s just a matter of time before someone comes out with one named after Palin. But why stop with just her? Why not introduce a whole lipstick line for Campaign ’08 ? I can see it now — we’ll have… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Condomless Sex, Work Supervisors, & The Jessica Simpson Jinx

  • About one in four American teens will contract an STD, mainly because many fail to use condoms routinely and consistently. A study of 1,400 people ages 15 to 21 who had had unprotected sex in the previous 90 days found that they didn’t use condoms because they believe they reduce sexual pleasure and were concerned their partner wouldn’t approve of their use. [EurekAlert]
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    The Sexism Card: Is Sarah Palin Really A Victim Or Is She Bluffing?

    We all know sexism is alive and well in America. Hollywood’s seemingly endless celebration of the chubby, schlubby, slacker dude is sexist as hell, given that chubby, schlubby, slacker girls get nowhere in Tinseltown, least of all the big screen. And yes, much of the media’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s campaign was sexist too—and I wasn’t even a Hillary supporter, so this isn’t just a P.U.M.A.’s bitterness talking.

    The latest accusation of sexism in the media comes from Governor Sarah Palin, the Vice Presidential nominee for the McCain campaign. Her supporters, her spokespeople, and conservative commentators like Bill O’Reilly assert that she is the target of sexist smear campaign. This is surprising for two reasons: 1) O’Reilly has consistently pooh-poohed claims of sexism in the past and 2) wasn’t it only a few months ago that Palin said Clinton should “stop whining” about sexism herself? Keep reading »

    The Top Ten Chick Flicks He’ll Like

    Women love movies. Dudes love movies too. Unfortunately, women and men don’t always love the same movies — that’s why we once vetoed a dude because he couldn’t see the cinematic power of Fear. When you’ve got a boyfriend or even when you’re just going on a date with someone new, going to the cinema necessitates negotiation. You want emotions and romance and hot guys, he wants explosions, and blood, and protruding limbs. You want Reese Witherspoon, he wants Bruce Willis. 27 Dresses sounds awesome, 28 Days Later not so much.

    Now be honest, how many times have you been talked into seeing a movie that ends with an epic battle where the hero’s head comes flying off at the sharp edge of a masculine sword? If the answer to that question is anything other than “zero,” you need our help in choosing chick flicks he’ll actually like.

    Lucky for you, we’ve assembled an amazing list of compromises: 10 chick flicks your dude will totally like. We understand all the elements that make up a great movie: a compelling story, some humor, and a hot person or, you know, five. But before that, start off with Ask Men’s Top Ten Guy Movies Women Will Like. You can opt for one of their’s next movie night, or you could skip the blood and guts fest and give HIM a lesson in film appreciation with these chick flicks he’ll have a hard-on for, after the jump… Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Toccara Jones, A Better iPod Nano, & Jessica Simpson’s Ugly Fashion Line

  • The answer to today’s “Match The Keira Knightley Movie To The Image” poll/quiz is: A (5); B (3); C (4); D (2); E (1); F (6). Congratulations over 80% of you! You apparently think more of and know more about Keira’s acting resume than I do!
  • Toccara from America’s Next Top Model is ranked the most beautiful plus-size model. [Asylum]
  • Damn you, Steve Jobs! Apple has released a new iPod Nano. [College Candy]
  • Jessica Simpson donned a fugly dress from her forthcoming line to perform on Good Morning America. [Pop Sugar]
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    Vampires In Pop Culture: True Blood Debunks Myths And Legends

    Vampires are making another resurgence in pop culture. HBO’s True Blood premiered on Sunday and Twilight the movie will be in theaters November 21. Also, the Southern vampire novels by Charlaine Harris, which True Blood is based on, remain extremely popular. Unlike other vampire entertainment, True Blood is debunking some of the vampire myths and legends, in order to make its world believable. And along the way, it may create some new ones. Keep reading »

    Gossip Girl Greatness: This Show Is My Drug

    Call me pathetic because I’m in love with a show about rich high schoolers but I don’t care, I love it anyway. Today I’m even wearing the same silk tunic that Serena wore in last week’s premiere when she was on the beach. (The costume department loses a point though because I’ve had this baby since last winter.) Now, onto the dirt. Keep reading »

    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 9th 2008

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    • Jessica Simpson Do You Know
      Simpson’s new country record, Do You Know, begs the questions, do you care? The change in sound from pop to her Texas roots is supposed to be a fresh new image for this bottle blonde, but she still sounds ready made.
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    The Hills Finally Gets Some Action In Vegas, Plus Audrina & LC Cry It Out

    Thank you MTV for finally pulling together two episodes where SOMETHING actually happened on this dang show, and two episodes in a row nonetheless! Let’s start with my favorite quote by our token traitor, Stephanie Pratt. “You broke up with a guy who has a private jet?” Stephanie quips to Lauren. Classic, but as Lauren pointed out, they were still on it weren’t they? Sigh, these kids live the life. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Dara Torres Makes A Splash At Fashion Week, Angelina Jolie Doll Goes For 2,000 Pounds

  • Olympic swimmer Dara Torres walked the catwalk during Charles Nolan’s fashion show on Sunday. [Asylum]
  • A doll in the likeness of Angelina Jolie sold for 2,000 pounds on eBay. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
  • “Just Stand Up,” the charity tune featuring 15 of the hottest singers out right now (Mariah, Rihanna, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, etc., etc., etc.), hit airwaves and iTunes on Sept. 2. [iTunes]
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