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Carla Bruni’s Stolen Photos: What Could She Be Hiding?

Carla Bruni has flipped more than her hair. A computer containing private photos of France’s First Lady has been stolen. Apparently, the pics are from the oh-so-sexy years she spent with her baby daddy, philosopher Raphael Enthoven. Other hot shots of the former supermodel/singer have surfaced from that period, and there were plenty of nudies. So, it’s no wonder Carla and hubby French President Nicholas Sarkozy are on pins and needles over the whereabouts of that purloined PC containing even more secret pics. What could be in those precious snapshots? We Frisky gals have a couple ideas. Keep reading »

Barack Obama’s First 100 Days: The Five Best And Worst Moments

Get your party poppers ready—it’s Barack Obama‘s 100th day in office. There’ve been bumps in the road, what with the economy tanking and two wars underway. Still, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll, 68 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance thus far, rating highs not seen since the days of Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy. Seventy-two percent of Americans are optimistic about the next four years. [CBS News] After the jump, five high points and five cringe-worthy moments of the Obama presidency. Keep reading »

The “Gossip Girl” Tour Of NYC, Plus Other TV Tours We’d Like To Take

OMG! As we told you last week, for $40 dollars you can take a “Gossip Girl” tour of New York’s Upper East Side, the glitzy concrete playground of Blair, Serena, et al. Offered by On Location tours, purveyors of the mega-popular “Sex and the City” tour, this one will take you past the Palace Hotel, home to the Bass and Van der Woodsen clans, as well as other places you can’t afford, like Henri Bendel. [On Location Tours]

“Gossip Girl” joins Carrie & Co., “Seinfeld,” and “The Sopranos,” which have all inspired their own tour franchises. Here are five more TV tours we wish existed. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Kelly Bensimon Should Leave “The Real Housewives”

  • Jill Zarin from “The Real Housewives of New York City” says Kelly Bensimon should leave the show, go back to anonymity, and repair her reputation. [E! Online] — But then who would we have to hate? Ramona, I guess.
  • If you’re not totally sick of Kelly yet, take a tour of her closet — er, series of rooms. [Shine] — I bet she has a whole section for her age-inappropriate mini-dresses, skirts, and shorts. You know, because “legs are the new breasts.”
  • Melissa Rosenberg, who’s writing the screenplay for “Eclipse,” the third film in the “Twilight” saga, wants Channing Tatum to play Riley, a villainous vampire who attacks Bella and the Cullens. [Pop Eater] Yum, yum, yum!
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    Domestic Violence PSA Too Violent For TV

    The anti-violence PSA starring Keira Knightley that we shared with you earlier this month won’t be airing. British advertising overseer Clearcast wants several scenes cut from the ad because they’re too shocking for TV viewers. So, people can watch women getting beaten on crime shows, but they can’t handle it during a two-minute commercial that intends to raise awareness about domestic violence? I guess this is why we have the internet. [AHN] Keep reading »

    Ms. Magazine: President Obama Is For The Ladies

    The editors of Ms. have concluded that President Barack Obama made “giant strides for women” during his first 100 days by reversing some of the Bush administration’s most flagrantly conservative policies and by making the advancement and empowerment of women a priority. “By any measure, the work President Obama has done for women and girls in the first 100 days is impressive. I have been working for women’s rights in Washington since the Carter days and I have never seen anything like these first 100 days,” said Ms. publisher Eleanor Smeal in a press release. “In employment, reproductive rights, and global women’s rights, thus far he is keeping his promises.” Find out the key Obama administration actions for women and children after the jump.

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    Lilith Fair Returns To Rock Your Ovaries In 2010

    Womyn and grrls rejoice! Lilith Fair, the music festival featuring female artists, is coming back in 2010! The touring festival, founded by Canadian crooner Sarah McLachlan and named after Adam’s first wife in medieval Jewish legend, originally ran from 1997 to 1999, with some of the proceeds going to women’s charities. It featured a who’s-who of established and up-and-coming female artists: Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, and Luscious Jackson among them. I never went to Lilith Fair, mainly because there weren’t enough artists on the lineup that I liked to justify the cost, but if McLachlan and her partners invite even a quarter of the female musicians featured in the playlist after the jump, I will totes be in for 2010. Jump to get your lady rocks off. Keep reading »

    Michelle Obama Is The First Lady Of The World

    While Americans have been focused on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe choices and how she’s advancing the careers of younger designers, women in other countries are more concerned with how she’s boosting their lives and self-worth. In India, one woman says Michelle “shows women that it’s OK to have dark skin and to not have a son,” which are normally looked down upon in her country. In Vietnam, women marvel that Michelle walks beside her husband, rather than behind him. Thu Nguyen says women in her country “are not human beings,” but Michelle shows women can do anything. Keep reading »

    High School Survivor Hires Stripper To Attend Reunion In Her Place

    Andrea Wachner, a comedy writer and filmmaker, hated attending Palos Verde Peninsula High School so much that she hired a stripper named Cricket to attend Wachner’s 10 year reunion in her place. Cricket, a taller, sexier version of Wachner, wandered through the school’s halls, oozing sex and slinging insults, while Wachner provided her with names and authentic details via an audio feed. And, Wachner filmed the whole ordeal, which turned out to be a happy time for all those involved, especially the lap dance recipients. Check out the teaser for “I Remember Andrea.” [Chicago Sun-Times] Keep reading »

    Interracial Dating In “The Princess And The Frog” — So What?

    Later this year, Disney plans to release its first animated musical featuring a black princess, “The Princess and the Frog.” Even lthough Disney is taking a big, albeit late, step by creating its first black princess, the project hasn’t been without controversy. First, Disney changed the heroine’s name to Tiana from Maddy, a stereotypical slave name. Then, the producers changed her profession from chambermaid to restaurant entrepreneur. Now, people are up in arms because Princess Tiana’s love interest, Prince Naveen, looks white. He’s described as having olive-toned skin and a slight Spanish accent — because he’s voiced by Brazilian actor Bruno Campos. Could it be that Disney, which has a history of marginalizing blacks, is actually promoting interracial dating? Keep reading »

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