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Recapping “Gossip Girl”: Seder Anything

After an excruciating hiatus, “Gossip Girl” is back! On last night’s episode, Passover was in the air, and Blair’s Jewish stepdad was back onscreen for Seder in the latest installment of your favorite meaningless teen dramedy. Also, other things happened. Keep reading »

100 “Single Ladies” In London

We’re not tired of listening to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” after however many months, and we still possess a not-so-secret desire to learn the choreography. So, we were fascinated by this video featuring 100 single ladies dancing in Picadilly Circus to promote Trident Unwrapped‘s Beyonce “I Am” concert contest. Someday, we’ll have the guts to put on a leotard and heels and show off our moves. [Trident Unwrapped via E! Online] Keep reading »

Perez Hilton & Miss California Face Off

Perez Hilton and Miss California, Carrie Prejean, were on “The Today Show” this morning, talking about the controversy surrounding the beauty queen’s response to Hilton’s gay marriage question at Sunday’s Miss USA Pageant. On the show, Hilton was extremely well-spoken and made the argument that Miss California alienated many Americans with her anti-gay marriage response. Because Miss USA is supposed to represent all Americans, it cost her the crown. I’m not sure that I look to a beauty queen to represent me or my views to the world, but I get his point. When it was Prejean’s turn to speak, she said she spoke from her heart, and she stands by what she says, as it reflects her religious beliefs. I can kind of respect the woman for answering honestly, even though I personally disagree. But what about the fact that her response was poorly delivered? I mean, “opposite marriage”? As Hilton said, Miss California should have been better prepared for that question and had a coherent, if unpopular, answer ready to go. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Wrinkles Are Beautiful

At yesterday’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Drake University, Porterhouse (left) took home the top prize for his gorgeous loose folds of skin. Maxxis was runner-up. [4/20/09, Des Moines, IA] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Twilight Lawsuit Rumors Are Likely False

  • The rumors that Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is being sued by a former college roommate for plagiarism are untrue. There are at least five reasons that make these rumors suspect. [Twilight Lexicon]
  • Miss California may have given what Perez Hilton called the “worst answer in pageant history,” but what about Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton, who walked away with the Miss USA tiara? [Pop Eater]
  • Keep the laughter going and check out the five dumbest pageant moments. [Dumb As a Blog] — I can watch Miss Teen South Carolina’s answer during the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant over and over and over.
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    Coachella: Where We Wish We’d Been This Weekend

    For the past 10 years, the Coachella Music Festival has brought hundreds of thousands of panting people to Indio, CA to shake their moneymakers. [NY Times]. So, put on an ironic tee, grab a PBR, and climb on the shoulders of some dude you just met in Elvis Costello specs. It’ll feel just like being there, I promise.

    After the jump, highlights from the festival, including Paul McCartney (dedicating his set to his dear departed Linda), Leonard Cohen, and M.I.A. glowing in the dark. Keep reading »

    Earth Week Field Guide: The Freegan

    Holla, everyone! It’s Earth Week. To celebrate, every day this week we’re profiling a group of people who are hell-bent on saving the planet. We’ll start with freegans, the peeps you see sorting through your trash and walking away with discarded lamps and leftover Chinese food. Keep reading »

    Nine-Year-Old “Slumdog Millionaire” Star Put Up For Sale By Father

    Okay, this is too effed-up for words. Rubina Ali, the totally adorable little Latika whose cheeks you wanted to squeeze in “Slumdog Millionaire,” has been put up for sale by her father. Yep, you read right: for sale, not adoption. [New York Daily News]

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    Mandy Moore’s A Heartbreaker (And A Ball-Buster)

    Mandy Moore is a whole new woman these days. Not only is she a newlywed (her husband is musician Ryan Adams), but she has an album coming out May 26. The video for her first single, “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of The Week,” is out, and after watching it, we’ll be very interested in hear her other new songs. While Mandy was über pop-tastic back in her early days, her last album, Wild Hope, was very folksy and more our speed. Has she gone back to a more “Candy”-like style, or has Ryan had an influence on her sound? I guess we’ll find out when Amanda Leigh hits stores next month. Keep reading »

    A Casual Encounter Can Lead To A Planned Murder

    You can find anything on Craigslist — a housekeeper, a used armoire, a new job. As easy as it is to find goods and services on Craigslist, it’s even easier to set up a fling by perusing the Casual Encounters personal ads, which account for two percent of all postings on the site. Users of Casual Encounters enjoy the ability to be candid and the anonymity, says founder Craig Newmark. For example, one user meets men who answer her ad, takes off her underwear, and gives it to them without saying a word. Even though she has a stalker, she continues to indulge her fetish. But this isn’t the first time complications have arisen through the site. Keep reading »

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