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Girl Scout Leader Embezzles Cookie Fund

Talk about stealing from the cookie jar. In Dayton, Ohio a former Girl Scout troop leader, Tamara Jo Ward, was convicted of taking $28,000 over the course of five years from the bank account where her troop stored their cookie money. Using a debit card, she used the money to pay her bills, buy groceries, and even go on vacation. But she got caught. And yesterday, she was sentenced to cough up $20,000 in restitution. Ward’s going to have to be a tough cookie to deal with all of those angry girl scouts. Maybe they should make a new badge in her honor? Something with the scales of justice embroidered on it? [Dayton Daily News] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Phil Spector Sentenced To 19 Years To Life

  • Music producer Phil Spector has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, after murdering model/actress Lana Clarkson. [E! Online] — Spector’s 27-year-old porn star wife says she will dedicate herself to proving his innocence. Good luck to her.
  • During a visit to on-again, off-again girlfriend Sam Ronson’s house, Lindsay Lohan’s loaned Maserati was towed.[TMZ] — At least she wasn’t drunk driving it, as usual.
  • Angelina suffered a minor injury while performing a stunt on the set of her upcoming film, “Salt.” [LA Times]
  • Britney Spears is being sued by Rick Mendoza, a photog she ran over in 2007. [TMZ]
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    The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For May 30th-31st 2009

    Saturday

  • “Top Chef” marathon on Bravo, starting at 8 am
  • “The Hills” marathon on MTV, starting at 7 am
  • “Fashion Show” on Bravo, 12-2 pm
  • “Make Me a Supermodel” on Bravo, 2-4 pm
  • “America’s Next Top Model” on Oxygen, starting at 2 pm
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    Trailer Park: “The Brothers Bloom,” “Up,” “Drag Me To Hell,” And “What Goes Up”

    It’s officially summer. And in addition to wearing white, that means Big. Movies. Every. Weekend. This week, “The Brothers Bloom” brothers run one last kooky con, a crank goes up in the air, a mortgage broker goes to hell, and teenagers try to survive the ’80s in “What Goes Up.” So which should be your first multiplex stop? Read on to find out. Keep reading »

    Get Your Rocks Off: The Perfect Summer Playlist

    I’ve finally got a base tan, which is how I know summer is almost here. To celebrate, I’ve put together a kick ass summer playlist of old and new jams that act as the perfect accompaniment to frosty Coronas, gossip mags, and a day at the beach. And check out the playlists our girls at Lemondrop put together for gals planning on hitting the asphalt for a summer roadtrip — “99 Luft Balloons” AND “Forever Your Girl”? Hell yes. Keep reading »

    Kelly Rowland Is No Heidi Klum

    We are all going through major “Project Runway” withdrawal now that the show has been moved to Lifetime. Every episode of the thrown-together Bravo knock-off “The Fashion Show” is equivalent to a so-so episode of “Runway,” but the real nostalgia comes from the longing for “Runway”‘s host Heidi Klum. Here are the top four reasons why Kelly Rowland is no Heidi Klum.

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    Five Ways Men’s Lives Would Be Better If Women Were In Charge

    We live in a patriarchal society, where men lead and determine much of our what happens in our lives. But this isn’t the way it is in certain parts of the world. Argentinean writer Ricardo Coler spent two months living with the Mosuo in southern China, where it’s a matriarchy, and he spoke to Spiegel Online about the experience. Turns out, if men turned over their power to us, their lives would be way better (and ours would have differed pluses and minuses). Keep reading »

    Not Getting Hit On At Bars? Change The Way You Hold Your Glass

    So many characteristics supposedly hint at your personality — from your hair color to your height. Now, a new study from psychologist Glenn Wilson (and sponsored by a chain of bars) says the way you hold your glass tells what kind of person you are. Keep reading »

    When Men Aren’t Buying Undies, The Economy Is In The Tank

    If your bedroom buddy has been sporting the same skivvies over and over, it may be a sign that the recession is still in full throttle. According to economist Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chief, underwear sales are a great indicator of the economy’s status. Over the course of 2008, male underwear sales declined by 12%; as we all know, GDP took a sharp drop as well. So just in case you didn’t already have enough on your mind during the brutal economic meltdown, you now have to worry about (and be wary of) your dude’s holey undies, too. Here’s hoping the economy—and our boyfriends’ boxer collection—are on the rise. Keep reading »

    “Idol” Judge Outs Adam Lambert On “The View”

    “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi appeared on “The View” today, and she was asked about runner-up Adam Lambert’s sexuality. Now, throughout the whole season of “American Idol,” people debated whether or not Adam was gay — his trademark look is gobs of glittery eye makeup, after all. However, the contestant never discussed his sexual preferences publicly. On “The View,” Kara said, “I don’t think Adam was ever in [the closet]. I think he was always openly out.” Keep reading »

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