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Give It Up For Iowa! Cornhuskers Shuck Ban On Gay Marriage

“[The Iowa State Supreme Court] reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion.” [AP]

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Soderbergh Gets Provocative With “Girlfriend Experience” Poster

“See it with someone you ****.” Well, that‘s a movie tagline I haven’t seen before. The movie is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” which takes a peek behind the curtain at the real life of a high-end call girl. The movie’s star? Sasha Grey, a porn star. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Tori Spelling Has Aged Face To Go With Thin Body

  • Tori Spelling is looking freakishly thin. I guess she didn’t see this story. [Perez Hilton]
  • The trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno” is out. But a word of caution — NSFW! [Huffington Post]
  • Isn’t Suri Cruise a little too old to chew on her shoes? I’m just sayin’. [Dlisted]
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    A Thin Body Leads To An Old Face

    Valerie Bertinelli is on the cover of People showing off her new bikini body just a couple of weeks shy of her 49th birthday. She has the body of a 20-year-old, but her face looks much older. In fact, she looks older than she did when she started losing weight two years ago. It turns out that being too thin ages women over 40 more than smoking, heavy drinking, or sun exposure, according to a new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. The reverse is true for women who haven’t reached the big 4-0. Keep reading »

    The Touch Felt ‘Round The World

    Yesterday, at a reception at Buckingham Palace for the G20 summit, the Obamas met Queen Elizabeth, and Michelle did the unthinkable: She touched the Queen. This seems pretty innocuous, however, apparently it’s a big deal. Well, at least to some people.

    When you meet royalty there is certain protocol that, while not set in stone, is nearly always followed. In the Time article “The Queen and Mrs. Obama: A Breach in Protocol,” Howard Chua-Eoan considers whether Obama was too friendly for British standards when she put her hand around the Queen’s back in a sort of half-hug. Chua-Eoan writes that one defense for Michelle’s behavior is that she isn’t a subject of the Queen, so she doesn’t have to curtsy before her.

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    Rock of Love Isn’t Misogynist — It’s Reality

    Over at Nerve.com, Steve Almond takes on VH1′s “Rock of Love” and asserts the latest installment in the reality TV series, “Rock of Love Bus,” is, basically, pornography. According to Almond, the show is “eerily like a porn film,” absent, he says, feeling or intimacy, while everyone stands around groping and tonguing each other, nevertheless, and totally misogynist. But is “Rock of Love” misogynist — or reality? Keep reading »

    “Project Runway” Is Finally Coming To Lifetime, But Do You Still Care About Klum & Co.?

    After nearly a year of wondering when and on what channel we’d next see our beloved “Project Runway,” the companies involved have reached a settlement, and the show will make Lifetime its new home beginning with the sixth season this summer.

    During the first five seasons of PR, we basically lived for the show. One time, I had it in my head that the show was going to be on at 9 p.m., not 10 p.m., and had to stay at the gym for an extra hour because I didn’t want to miss part of the episode when it finally came on (at its usual time, or course) by leaving to go home. But now that “Project Runway” is coming back, I’m not excited. Keep reading »

    What People Say Before, During, And After Sex

    Most of the time, pillow talk isn’t supposed to be funny, but sometimes it is. And, other times, it’s painfully awkward. The new site Said in Bed compiles real people’s quotes said before, during, or after sex. Our favorite on the site so far:

    “Doesn’t it feel good?” she said.
    “Doesn’t it feel good to Payless?” he said.

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    Keira Knightley Gets Domestically Abused

    The British anti-violence charity Women’s Aid just released this PSA starring Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement” and “Pride and Prejudice”). “I wanted to take place in this advert for Women’s Aid because while domestic violence exists in ever section of society, we rarely hear about it,” Knightley said. “We may not think we know someone who has experienced domestic violence, but this does not mean that it is not happening.” Beware, because the two-minute video is disturbing — but then so is domestic violence, and maybe we need to be shocked into realizing what’s goes on in some relationships. Rihanna, are you listening? [E News] Keep reading »

    Liveblogging “America’s Next Top Model”

    Hello lovelies! I’m going to be out and about tonight and will watch “Top Model” on DVR later, but Sasha will be here to liveblog the latest episode tonight at 8 pm EST! Will Tyra continue to hate Celia for ratting out Tahlia’s wavering interest? Oooh, cannot wait to watch. — Amelia Keep reading »

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