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Obama’s Got His Own Dildo

There are certain places I expect the President of the U.S. to pop up: CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, etc. Since President Obama is unusually stylish, it’s no surprise that he and the super glam Michelle regularly grace the cover of non-news magazines. The one place I was not expecting to see the handsome face of our fearless leader: a dildo. Oh yes, he’s really got his own stimulus package. Personally, I’ll pass. Luckily for those of us who find that politics rarely leads to fun in the bedroom, but want to show their patriotism in an unusual manner, there is plenty of oddball Obama merchandise out there. Keep reading »

The Real Housewives Of 2019

We know what the real housewives of today look like. According to Bravo, they’re infighting California real estate agents, squabbling Atlanta athletes’ wives, back-stabbing aspiring New York City socialites, and now table-tossing New Jersey gangsters’ molls. But what will the housewives of the future look like? Photographer, filmmaker, and artist Erwin Olaf has created a very strange short film that takes a peek behind the linen curtains to find out. One online reviewer describes it as “Jacques Tati meets David Lynch.” I call it superfreaky. If you get bored with all the interior panning about, fast-forward to the 2:27 mark for the surreal reveal. Let’s hope the mothers-of-the-future don’t really turn out like these spooky cyborgian replicants. They might scare the babies. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Al Roker Puts Speidi On The Defensive

  • Al Roker has been accused of attacking Heidi and Spencer Pratt on “The Today Show” on Monday, as the newlyweds discussed their one-week stint on “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.” [Today] — Seems to us that Roker was just doing his job.
  • Oh dear. Here’s a list of “10 Things Your Dad Inadvertently Taught You About Sex.” [Em & Lo] — Cringe.
  • Katie Holmes has reportedly met with “So You Think You Can Dance” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe more than once. Reps for the show haven’t confirmed that Holmes will take center stage on the show, but there have been rumors that she may! [People]

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Skin Cancer Drug May Smooth Wrinkles

Doctors have been using Efudex cream to treat actinic keratoses, a precancerous form of squamous cell carcinoma (also known as skin cancer), for four decades, but a new study has found that the medication could also improve skin and smooth wrinkles and rough spots. Dr. Dana Sachs of the University of Michigan, whose study appears in the Archives of Dermatology, said the cream seems to cause an increase in collagen production as it heals the skin wounds. But with every medication comes a downside. Patients experience reddened and inflamed skin soon after application. “Patients look really bad,” Sachs said in a telephone interview with Reuters. “Their skin is red. I’ve heard people describe it as looking like raw hamburger meat.” Then, their skin improves — the pre-cancers are gone and the skin remains youthful for years. Sachs said this knowledge could get patients to stick with their treatments through completion. Keep reading »

Who’s To Blame For The Dark Side Of Reality TV?

Susan Boyle is one reality TV contestant who let fame go to her head. And by that, I mean she had a breakdown as a result of the celebrity that was thrust upon her after appearing on “Britain’s Got Talent.” But she’s not alone. Paula Goodspeed committed suicide outside “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul’s home after being teased about her weak tryout. Then there’s CT from “Real World/Road Rules Challenges: The Duel 2,” who would have killed Adam in a couple fights if producers and cast members hadn’t intervened.

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Sex And Drugs At Cirque Du Soleil

Yes, I buy American Apparel clothing from time to time. No, I am not a fan of their ad campaigns—I refer to them as “hipster porn.” When I heard about their sleazebag CEO, Dov Charney, and his alleged sexual indiscretions with employees, I was even less motivated to spend $50 on assless tights. But I am a longtime fan of Cirque du Soleil and their amazing combo of acrobatics, dance, and performance. So I was kind of shocked when I heard about the new unauthorized, tell-all biography, called Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of the Cirque du Soleil about Cirque’s impresario. Apparently, he adds a whole new meaning to the term “circus freak.”‘ Could this clown be the next Dov Charney? [Independent] Keep reading »

Album Drop: the Latest From The Jonas Bros, Jill Hennessy, Laura Izibor & Sarah Jarosz

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week’s big release is from the Jonas Brothers—and sorry, but it’s pretty blah since all the boys do is whine about “Lines, Vines and Trying Times.” Luckily, there are some great new albums coming at ya from a few musicians and bands you may or may not have heard of—including Laura Izibor, Street Sweeper Social Club, Jill Hennessy, Sarah Jarosz, and Among The Oak And Ash. Keep reading »

OCD On VH1

We’re all a little bit crazy. I know I am. After battling a bout of depression in my teens, going through therapy in my 20s, and ultimately becoming a happy, more well-adjusted person, I decided to get my masters in psychology. Why? Because people are endlessly fascinating and complex. So I get a little too excited watching shows like “Intervention,” “Obsessed,” and “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.” Sometimes my friends make fun of me, pointing out that I am the one who is “addicted” or “obsessed” with these shows. Laugh all you want, but I don’t watch because I get off on other people’s problems. I just think it’s important to have empathy for what other people are going through. I watch to be a better person, darn it. And that’s why I am so psyched that VH1 has created a new reality series that follows people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder. Keep reading »

Wisconsin-ites Want To Burn A Book About A Gay Teen

Author Francesca Lia Block, we hope you’ve got Judy Blume on speed dial! Some wackos in Wisconsin are calling for one of your books to be censored in a good ol’ fashioned book-burning. Block‘s young adult novel, Baby Be-Bop, is the story of how a teenage boy comes out of the closet to his grandmother. And it upset a group called the “West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries,” who tried to remove it from the public library, along with a bunch of other books with gay and lesbian themes. The group says they were trying to “protect children from accessing [the books] without their parents’ knowledge and supervision.” Of course! Because teens don’t ever go to the adult stacks. Ever. Keep reading »

British Vogue Editor Puts In Her Two Cents On The Size Zero Debate

Yet another person is weighing in (sorry, I couldn’t resist) on the so-called “size zero debate,” and those of you who are tired of looking at girls who can count their vertebrae in magazines will love this. British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman sent an angry letter yesterday to a bunch of leading designers and fashion houses telling them that the clothes they were sending her magazine were just too freakin’ small. Only anorexic gals can fit into these teeny tiny garments, she says. And she went on to confess that her team often has to retouch photos just to make the girls look slightly less skeletal. [Metro UK] Keep reading »

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