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The Really Rich Housewives Of New York City Want More Money

There’s drama, drama, drama over the next season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” While Kelly Bensimon, the newbie housewife-that-everyone-loves-to-hate, is officially on board, the original cast members––Bethany Frankel, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin (there was no mention of LuAnn de Lesseps)––are rumored to be stalling on signing their contracts for the third season because they’re holding out for six-figure deals. Aren’t these women already loaded?! I hope these six-figures are going to Creaky Joints, the arthritis charity the Housewives threw a benefit for last season.
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10 Women You’d Be Daft Not To Follow On Twitter

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You may find this hard to believe, but SamRo, Lindsay, Ashton, Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, and Perez Hilton aren’t the only peeps on Twitter.

We’re not saying to delete aplusk or lilyroseallen from your Twitter feed.

But you know how one of your brain cells dies every time you read a tweet from LiLo? We promise, read just one tweet from any of these 10 fabulous women who work in women’s rights activism, politics, TV, or online media, and those brain cells will grow back three-fold. Really. It is proven by science!
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Sarah Palin Explains Nothing In “Today” Interview

“Today” spoke with Sarah Palin while she was on a fishing trip in a remote village in Alaska just three days after her strange and sudden resignation. She said that after she was tapped to run for VP last August, everything changed. Now, Palin is sick of playing political games. Will she run for president in 2012? “I don’t know what the future holds,” She said. “You can’t predict what the next fish run’s going to look like, much less what’s going to happen in the next couple of years. My focus is on my state still, and it always will be. And my family and what is best for them.” So, that’s not a no? Keep reading »

Wes Hayden’s Mystery Girlfriend Revealed!

On last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Jillian Harris finally kicked Wes Hayden to the curb, after realizing what the rest of the universe already knew — that he had come on the show, despite having a girlfriend, solely to publicize his music career. For weeks we’ve known the first name of this mysterious girlfriend — “Laurel” — but after a little research and a tip from a reader, we know much more about her. Keep reading »

A British Diplomat Is Caught In A Speedo

When British ambassador, diplomat, and spy Sir John Sawer isn’t in the office or engaged in covert activity, he likes to romp on the beach in super tight bathing trunks. At least, that’s what the pictures his wife posted on Facebook showed. Some Brits are freaking out that the soon-to-be prez of the Secret Intelligence Service is on Facebook in swimwear. They think it’s compromising his family’s safety, because the personal info posted about them on the site could be used by terrorists. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Trend Watch: Moms Gone Wild!

It’s Jennifer Saunders’ (aka the boozer mom, Edina, from “Absolutely Fabulous”) birthday. And what better way to celebrate her then by visiting MomsWhoDrinkAndSwear.com? Yes, that is an actual website that recommends Capri Sun as a mixer. There’s also Mommy Wants Vodka, Why Mom Drinks Rum and June Cleaver After A Six-Pack with the clever tagline, “Warning…Alcohol Can Lead To Pregnancy.” These internet communities have been supporting party girl mommies who feel the need to still get a little wild in order to maintain their sense of self. These forums run by proud mamas offer honest parenting advice with manifestos like, “It’s almost summer and if you are like me, you are dreading the long days trying to keep the kids from killing each other. Beer can help with this task. I recommend it.” So much for sneaking mother’s little helpers, these broads are openly downing drinks. And it’s not just how, it’s where!

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Remote Control: This Week’s Must-See TV

There’s supposedly nothing to watch on TV in the summer, but this week is (shockingly!) looking pretty good. We’ve got VH1′s new show, “The Great Debate,” plus the season premiere of “Entourage” and finale of “Reno 911.” Also, adorable Neil Patrick Harris stops by “Top Chef Masters,” and we get more (MORE!) “Real Housewives of New Jersey” with a special lost footage episode. Am I drooling yet? Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelorette” For July 6th 2009

Time for me to sound like a broken record. Will Jillian finally realize Wes is a total d-bag on tonight’s episode of “The Bachelorette”? Considering I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting since, like, episode one, I am going to take a wild guess and say “no.” However, the previews imply that she does. But ABC has fooled me before! Also, someone has a surprise proposal? Anyway, see you at 8 pm bitches. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Joyce DeWitt Arrested

  • Joyce DeWitt, who starred in “Three’s Company,” was arrested under suspicion of DUI in El Segundo, CA, Saturday. [TMZ] — This isn’t the behavior we expect from responsible Janet!
  • Kate Hudson continues to ignore her mother Goldie Hawn’s warning, preferring instead to continue seeing A-Rod. [Dlisted]
  • Anna Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse on “True Blood,” says her steamy nude scenes are easier because she’s acting opposite her real boyfriend Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton. [People] — I’m sure a lot of things are easier with Stephen around.

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The Next Wave Of Michael Jackson Tributes: Eternal Moonwalks And 6-Word Obituaries

It’s been 10 days since Michael Jackson kicked the bucket, and the tributes to him are only getting more amazing. Last week, we told you about how the Iowa State Fair had commissioned a butter sculpture of the King of Pop. Now we’re obsessed with two new tribute ideas. First, just trust me, and head to EternalMoonwalk.com. Folks from all over the globe have submitted vids of them doing (or at least attempting) the classic MJ dance move, and the creators of the site have edited into together into a never-ending moon scroll. Hot!

And we’re also digging on Larry Smith who’s created a contest to see who could write the best MJ obituary in only six words. More than 450 people entered. After the jump, check out the winners. Let’s just say they’re more touching than most of the TV coverage from last week combined. Keep reading »

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