In Death, Elizabeth Taylor Reveals James Dean’s Dark Secret

Elizabeth Taylor knew a painful secret about close friend James Dean—but, in a 1997 interview with Kevin Sessums, she asked the journalist not to reveal it until after her death. In a column for the Daily Beast, Sessums recalls that interview for POZ, a magazine dedicated to AIDS activism. “I loved Jimmy,” she said of her co-star and friend. “I’m going to tell you something, but it’s off the record until I die. OK? When Jimmy was 11 and his mother passed away, he began to be molested by his minister.”

“I think that haunted him the rest of his life. In fact, I know it did,” she continued. “We talked about it a lot. During Giant we’d stay up nights and talk and talk, and that was one of the things he confessed to me.” Read more… Keep reading »

Shoes Fit For The Playground

Shoe designer Kobi Levi seems to think we all have an inner child living in our feet. I’m not an expert on psychology or anatomy, but if it helps him create shoes this whimsically fun, it’s definitely a concept I can get behind. See more at Kobi Levi Footwear. Keep reading »

Quickies: Lindsay Lohan Is Just “Lindsay” Now

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  • Lindsay — just Lindsay! Lindsay Lohan is officially dropping the “Lohan” from her name. Like, Oprah and Cher, Lindsay wants to be referred to by her first name only from now on. Lindsay it is! Her mother Dina tells PopEater that Dina and Ali will also be changing their names to Dina’s maiden name, Sullivan. Good job, Michael Lohan, now your family is even changing their names to get away from you! [PopEater]
  • Prince William’s bachelor party — hosted by our fave firecrotch ever, Prince Harry — is set for this weekend at a private location and promises “plenty of booze and some legendary activities.” I bet, heh heh. Quick, ladies: now’s our chance to break up the engagement! [US Weekly]
  • Chris Brown’s publicist quit after he broke a window in a dressing room at “Good Morning America” and stormed out of the studios with his shirt off. Good move, lady. Also, ABC apparently wants to try to get Chris and Rihanna to televise a meeting with each other, which sounds really sensitive, ethical and not at all profit-motivated. [Page Six, The Superficial]
  • Happy 69th birthday, Aretha Franklin! May you have many, many more silly hats ahead of you. [Black Voices]

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Today’s Lady News: Beauty Queen Fired For Eating Too Many Tacos Is Reinstated

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Czech beauty queens in trouble after sexy handcuff photos surface. Read More »
  • San Antonio beauty queen Domonique Ramirez — who was supposedly fired because she got “fat”from eating too many tacos — has been reinstated after a court battle. Oh, Texas. [
    • Wait. What? You mean all women are not pacifists and naturally kinder and gentler than men? [The Nation]
    • The word “curvy” is dead to her! [Black Voices]
    • Us ladies are apparently “returning to the death care industry in droves.” OK then. [Slate]

The Best & Worst Looks Of The Week!

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Shopping Guide: That ’70s Look

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The ’70s look is back in a big way this spring and summer. Let the influence of this boho yet glamorous era take you over with midi skirts, flare jeans, wedge sandals and beautiful prints. The best thing about the ’70s comeback is that you can shop many items at thrift and vintage stores. Here are 11 ’70s-style fashions to give you (groovy) inspiration.
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