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Where the Girls Aren’t: Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Doesn’t Include Many Women

Vanity Fair has posted the latest version of its annual New Establishment list. But, hey! Where are all the women? Out of the 100 moguls, entertainers, and businessfolk who made the list as the top 100 “leaders of the information age,” just how many are women? A whopping nine. Who are they, you ask? Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Arianna Huffington, Miuccia Prada, Diane Sawyer, Anna Wintour, Annette de la Renta, Donatella Versace, and Diane Von Furstenberg. So, what have we learned? If you’re a woman who wants to be considered a player in the New Media era by the media, you better be an entertainer, work in fashion, or have really, really great hair. Keep reading »

Nike Women And Nicola Sanders Reveal What It Feels Like For A Girl

As part of Nike Women’s new “Here I Am” ad campaign, British Olympic runner Nicola Sanders exposes what it’s like to be a world-class female athlete — on the inside. In the virtual reality video, her brain shouts directions while her heart pushes her to win. Other inspiring videos in the series feature Swiss triathlete Nicola Spirig, Russian tennis champ Maria Sharapova, and judoka star Delphine Delsalle. [Kottke] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: TRL Says Goodbye, Hot Actors On TV, And Obama Waffles

  • So long, TRL. After 10 years, MTV’s Total Request Live is going off the air. We’re nostalgic for the Carson Daly who had an earring and wore beaded necklaces. [Variety]
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    Quickies!: What Happens At A Sex Party

  • The founders of NYC sex party Chemistry reveal what goes on behind closed doors. [Tango]
  • A 33-year-old woman may face a year in jail for trying to impersonate her 15-year-old daughter and joining the cheerleading squad at a high school in Green Bay, W.I. [College Candy]
  • Dita Von Teese is promoting her new Wonderbra line with a mini-film. [Popbytes]
  • Why are there so few female conductors? And by conductors, we mean the musical kind, as opposed to the ones who, you know, drive trains. [BBC]
  • Travel & Leisure magazine named Miami the most attractive city in the U.S. The judges must be really into skin-tight Lycra. [Gothamist]
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    J.Lo Bails On Project Runway But Does Triathlon

    Jennifer Lopez completed her first-ever triathlon in Malibu in under two-and-a-half hours on Sunday. The Nautica-sponsored charity event helped to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This was a great moment in girl power and philanthropy, but we’re more fascinated by the fact that J.Lo canceled her guest judge appearance on Project Runway because she had a foot injury. I guess she could wear sneakers, but not heels. And sitting at a fashion show was so much more painful than a 1/2-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and 4-mile run. [People] Keep reading »

    Levi’s Unbuttons Logo Network

    The Levi’s 501 button-fly line of jeans is teaming with the Logo network, which is aimed at gay and lesbian viewers and was introduced in 2005 as part of MTV Networks. The “Logo Unbuttoned” title echoes the phrase “Live Unbuttoned,” which is the theme of an international ad campaign for Levi’s 501 that was introduced in July. Levi’s will be the only sponsor for a program block Logo plans to launch on October 12, “Saturday Nights Unbuttoned Presented by Levi’s,” which will run from 1 to 3 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The programming will include series like “The Big Gay Sketch Show,” “Queer as Folk,” and “The L Word”; music videos; comedy shows with Mario Cantone and Joan Rivers; theatrical movies like “Fighting Tommy Riley”; and short films. For the first time, Logo will not edit these shows for language or other content, but some taboos, like frontal nudity, will still apply. The shows will be available on the web and mobile phones as well as on TV. In all outlets, there will be commercials and video clips featuring gay men and lesbians talking candidly about trying to live life “unbuttoned.” [New York Times] Keep reading »

    Did Bristol Palin Get Married?

    Did Bristol Palin get married? According to her Facebook page, the pregnant daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is now going by Bristol Palin-Johnston. Did Bristol marry her fiancé and baby daddy Levi Johnston? One would have to imagine a quickie-wedding might be a tidy boost to Palin’s messy run for the VP seat. Keep reading »

    Congratulations To The New Mother!

    Rauhin, an eight-year-old panda who lives in Japan’s Adventure World, gave birth to twins this weekend! She is now the mother of a boy and a girl, and is the first panda born in captivity in Japan to successfully give birth. That fleshy thing she’s holding is one of her offspring. It will look much, much cuter once it gets fur. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Online Dating Male-Female Ratios, Sex Strokes, And Sleep Apnea

  • Certain online dating sites have more favorable male/female ratios than others — Match.com has a great proportion of men than eHarmony.com. [Lemondrop]
  • A woman was in the middle of having sex with her boyfriend when she had a stroke. If one half of your body goes numb during intercourse, that’s not a good sign. [ABC News]
  • Sleep apnea may cause erectile dysfunction. [LiveScience]
  • One in five men are unhappy with their bodies, according to a new study. [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »
  • Quickies!: The View’s Panelists Tag Team The McCains

  • Dang, those feisty broads on The View went to town when John and Cindy McCain stopped by on Friday. [CNN]
  • Shia The Beef has the hots for Diane Sawyer. [Perez Hilton]
  • If masturbation equals adultery, we are all screwed. [Buzzfeed]
  • Swarovski crystals — for your eyeballs! [The Fashion Police]
  • Newsflash: men, no matter how fugs they are, think they’ve got a shot with a runway model. So THAT explains Judd Aptow’s movies… [MSNBC] Keep reading »
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