Star Couplings: Tila Tequila Not Pregnant Yet

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Did Susan Sarandon Leave Tim Robbins For A Ping Pong Player?

Santa just shoved a big honkin’ piece of gossip down our stocking a day early: a source tells Gawker that Susan Sarandon split from Tim Robbins, her beau of 23 years, for Jonathan Bricklin, a 31-year-old investor in a Manhattan ping pong club. For those of you who live outside the NYC area, yes, our fair city has an “exclusive” ping pong social club called Spin that members pay $100 to attend. Bricklin is an entrepreneur behind Spin and Sarandon has always been an, um, enthusiastic supporter.

We can’t tell if we’re more bowled over by the ping pong angle, or how the 63-year-old actress is allegedly boning a man 30 years younger than her. (It’s the “Madonna effect.”) All we have to say is: Susan Sarandon, you dog, you! [Gawker] Keep reading »

10 Terrible, Anger-Inducing Holiday Gift Ideas

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Quotable: Angelina Will Tear A “Defiant” Brad’s Shirt!

“I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It’s worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards … Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other … The sparks fly at home if the nice Brad fails to see that he’s wrong and reacts in a defiant way. Then I can get so angry that I tear his shirt.”

– Angelina Jolie in Germany’s Das Neue magazine (which means the nuances of what she actually said may have gotten a lil’ lost in translation) [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »

“Jersey Shore”: An Anthropological Field Guide

If you have been as fortunate as to come into contact with a teen or 20- to 30-something in the past three weeks, they have more than likely referenced a television program by the title of “Jersey Shore.” As they describe said television show, you have probably found yourself confused and at a loss for words about the characters and situations described. After the jump, your guide to understanding this wild subspecies and the show that glorifies them.
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Frisky Rant: A “Teen Mom” Needs A Break Too

MTV has aired two episodes of “Teen Mom,” a spinoff of the “16 and Pregnant” series, and Farrah, the only pregnant teen who chose to go it alone, has casually dated two guys in both episodes. She doesn’t want to be a single mother forever, but she’s careful about who she introduces to baby Sophia. Farrah’s mother and sister think her only priority should be her daughter. Her sister even said Farrah was an irresponsible mom for going on a date while Sophia visited her great-grandmother. The mother and sister don’t seem to understand that they’re all on the same page when it comes to the baby. Farrah is going to college, works at a fast food restaurant, and is the dominant caregiver of Sophia. But sometimes a mom, even one who became pregnant when she was in her teens, deserves a break too. If Farrah were a married woman in her 20s, her mom and sister would probably beg her to take some time alone or with her husband. But in reality, Farrah is able to plan a schedule that allows her to take care of all her responsibilities and spend time with her baby, so it shouldn’t be a big deal if she’s able to also fit in a date or two. Keep reading »

Tiger Woods Has A Thing For Women With Implanted Studs

We know, we know. It’s hard to keep all of Tiger Woods’ women straight. But some of his mistresses have more in common that just having slept with the same top golfer. Jamie Jungers and Jaimee Grubbs both have small piercings underneath their eyes. Apparently, the facial studs are called “micro-dermal anchoring” in the piercing business, or, more informally, the “anti-eyebrow.” Basically, an L-shaped stud is inserted into the area above the cheekbone, and a diamond is inserted into the protruding end. (Gag.) Since the scandal, one piercer reports that he hasn’t seen an uptick in requests — not like “what Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell did for the navel piercing, or what Janet Jackson did for the nipple,” he offers. If the look takes off, maybe they’ll start calling it “The Wood”? [W] Keep reading »

14 Terrible Tattoo Trends

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One of the regular Tumblr blogs I follow is called “F**k Yeah Tattoos.” It features tons of new reader submitted photographs of their tattoos and some of them are spectacular. However, in the few months I’ve been reading, I’ve noticed more than a few terrible tattoo trends. While “tramp stamps,” “tribal arm bands,” koi fish, and Chinese characters are still en vogue (and I am admittedly and shamefully guilty of the latter), there’s some serious competition out there for the stupidest tattoos ever. Keep clicking …

Quickies: Was Britney A Good Or Bad Parent This Decade & The Douchebag Frame

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Today’s Lady News: What Is A “Necessity Defense”?

  • Yesterday a judge in Wichita, KS, ruled on the “necessity defense,” which anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder has tried to use to justify murdering Dr. George Tiller, who performed abortions. The judge said he would allow limited use of the “necessity defense,” which means Roeder’s lawyers can present evidence and argue that Roeder killed Tiller because he honestly believed he was saving the lives of unborn babies. That means, hypothetically, a jury could find Roeder guilty of manslaughter, but not premeditated murder. [Kansas.com]
  • DoubleX rounded up the most memorable moments for feminists this decade, starting with the Britney Spears’ “Oops…I Did It Again” video back in May 2000. [DoubleX]

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