Liveblogging “The Bachelor” Premiere January 5th 2009

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2009

Starting at 8pm this evening, I’ll be liveblogging the two hour (lord, help me) premiere of “The Bachelor” starring last season’s “Bachelorette” loser Jason Mesnick. To be honest, I found Jason to be mealy-mouthed and kind of annoying, so I was terribly bummed that he was chosen as the new “Bachelor.” But I am putting… More »


Quickies!: This Is What Happens When You Over-Pluck Those Brows

By: Annika Harris / January 5, 2009

I’m a cat lover, but never have I considered swapping my eyebrows for a cat tattoo. All of the women in these pics should grow bangs. [Just Whatever]
Awww. These guys proposed to their girlfriends in Essence magazine, and now you can help them win a $50,000 dream wedding by voting on their surprise marriage… More »


Tess Of The D’Urbervilles: Rape In The Olden Days

By: Catherine Strawn / January 5, 2009

Last night, instead of watching “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters,” I opted for slightly more intellectual but no less drama-filled fare and watched Masterpiece Classic on PBS, hosted by Laura Linney. This week, it was part one of “Tess of the d’Urbervilles,” based on the novel by Thomas Hardy. I was enthralled, and I… More »


Laura Bush Gets A Book Deal

By: Catherine Strawn / January 5, 2009

First lady Laura Bush, who, according to the Associated Press, is “among the most reserved and enigmatic public figures of recent times” just got a book deal! Bush will, with the help of a collaborator, “tell the stories of the extraordinary events and people I’ve met in my life, particularly during my years in the… More »


Safe Sex: Coming To A Cell Phone Near You!

By: Simcha / January 5, 2009

As sexting gets more popular, safe sexting gets a grant! A series of modern sex ed soap operas have been filmed and distributed via cell phones thanks to an endowment and the commitment of a New Jersey nurse and professor. Rachel Jones, the RN behind the video productions, has spent her career committed to preventing… More »


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: 10 Celebs We Want Next Door

By: Persia Ali / January 5, 2009