Beyoncé Wants To “Make Love,” Stat

Last night, during the finale of “American Idol,” Beyoncé strutted onstage to debut a new song off of her new album, “1+1.” As you can guess, the song shows off her arithmetic skills. But more impressively, the soulful ballad repeats the line “Make love to me,” which feels like a nice return to the days of “Let’s Get It On” and, more recently, “No Diggity (Bag It Up).” And those are two of the influences Beyoncé notes on the new album, in addition to afrobeat. “I found a lot of inspiration in ’90s R&B; Earth, Wind & Fire; DeBarge; Lionel Richie; Teena Marie,” said Beyoncé. “I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is. I also gave myself more freedom to really belt out some songs, and bring soul singing back.” Keep reading »

Do Not Want: A YSL Bag Made Of Plastic Bags — For $1,720

For a while a few years ago, everywhere you looked you’d see those Anya Hindmarch “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” bags — a cheeky take on environmentalism and sustainability. Now, Yves St. Laurent has their own, rather twisted take on recycling; they’ve created a bag made from plastic bags and manufactured by artisans in Burkina Faso. And it costs $1,720. Called the “Muse Two Artisanal,” YSL says the bag show’s the company’s “commitment to innovation in design and particularly to corporate social responsibility, demonstrated in the initiative’s alliance with a non-profit women’s organization and its use of recycled materials.” But we’d like to know just how much of that immensely high sticker price is making it back to the women who made the bag. [YSL] Keep reading »

5 Celebs Who Tied The Knot In Weird Wedding Attire

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As if Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton‘s recent nuptials could get any cuter, I just noticed Miranda decked out her bridesmaids in cowboy boots. Yes, cowboy boots! The Old Gringo cowboy boots Lambert’s pals wore run $400 to $600 a pair, so you’ve got to be a deep-pocketed cowgirl to go this route. Also, you can probably only get away with doing this if you’re a Southerner. But still: yee haw! [BrideFinds.com]

Miranda Lambert isn’t the only bride to deck the bridal party out in untraditional wedding-wear. Let’s take a look at other celebs in somewhat-weird wedding attire. (And check out more of The Frisky’s Wedding Survival Guide here!)

Quickies: Check Out An Excerpt From Mindy Kaling’s New Book & More Kim Kardashian Proposal Deets

  • How excited am I for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, the book coming this fall from “The Office”‘s Mindy Kaling. There’s still a long time to wait until publication, but here’s an excerpt giving us a hint of what’s to come! [ONTD]
  • Why might MTV want to cover up the Ronnie/Situation fist fight on “Jersey Shore”? [Crushable]
  • The forgotten victim in the Maria Shriver/Arnold Schwarzenegger cheating scandal? Rogelio Baena, the ex-husband of mistress Maria Baena who thought the 13-year-old boy fathered by Ah-nold was actually his own biological son. [People]
  • Armie Hammer opens up about kissing Leonardo DiCaprio in “J. Edgar,” a new movie about the cross-dressing, possibly-gay former FBI head. [Huffington Post]

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Today’s Lady News: Sarah Palin Gets A Documentary Called “The Undefeated”

  • A documentary about Sarah Palin called “The Undefeated” is set to premiere in Iowa next month. Just last week Palin and her husband, Todd, watched the final cut off the video at the new home they’ve reportedly bought in Arizona. The film was financed and made by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, who last year debuted a documentary about the Tea Party, “Generation Zero,” on the Fox News Channel. The documentary is about Palin’s record in Alaska, focusing on her life before she and her family shot to international fame. Bannon reportedly wants to help reacquaint the country with Palin’s core values in an effort to make her a more viable candidate for a presidential run. Anyone interested in checking out “The Undefeated”? [Real Clear Politics]
  • The House of Representatives banned teaching hospitals from using federal funds to teach med students how to perform abortions. Women’s health advocates say it is crucial for doctors to know how to perform abortions, even if they choose not to do so in their own practice, as they may be faced with the need to perform one as a life-saving procedure. Ugh. Everyone who voted for this should be forced to watch “The Cider House Rules.” [AP]
  • MSNBC’s Ed Schultz called right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” and a “talk slut” on air. Extremely inappropriate. [Change.org]

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Oprah Is Pretty In Pink For Her Finale Episode

It’s hard to believe that, just a few minutes ago, Oprah concluded her final “Oprah Winfrey Show” after 25 years. The episode was quiet and thoughtful, as Oprah said in the first moments of it, “This last hour is my love letter to you. I want to leave you with lessons from my life.” And lessons she gave, along with some fun nuggets of personal history. Like that she started the show at age 30—hey, it’s never to late to start an empire—and that she hasn’t missed a day in her quarter century on the air. She even showed a picture of herself on her first day, wearing a Cruella de Vil-esque fur coat.

But you probably want the lessons, no? After the jump, some of my favorite quotes from the episode. Keep reading »

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