Surprise! There’s An Alligator In Your Bathroom!


You hear these stories from time to time about supremely unlucky people who find creatures camping out in their bathrooms. Didn’t someone find a python in their toilet? I like to tell myself that it’s an urban legend in order to self-soothe. But this news item, I cannot ignore. Florida woman, Alexis Dunbar, was beside herself when she discovered a 7-foot alligator had taken up residence in her guest bathroom. Apparently, the alligator had been stalking her cats as a possible food source and entered the house through the doggie door. She came home to find the gator hissing and hungry. NOT OK. Help me forget … please! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Quickies: Emma Watson Calls Brown Bullying BS & Zooey Deschanel Knocks Off The Frisky!

  • Emma Watson posted a message to the media and her fans on her personal web site to say rumors she is leaving Brown because she was cruelly teased by students is untrue. “I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This ’10 points to Gryffindor’ incident [a "Harry Potter" reference that kids supposedly said when Emma answered a question correctly] never even happened,” Emma wrote. “I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.” Emma said she’s not sure if she’ll be turning to Brown in the fall because she hasn’t decided yet and requested people stop speculating. [EmmaWatson.com]
  • Lindsay Lohan’s community service at a women’s shelter might include teaching acting. Haven’t these poor women been through enough? [PopBytes]
  • I’m sorry, but I just can’t get enough of the royal wedding’s frowning three-year-old bridesmaid, Grace van Cutsem! [PopEater]

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Today’s Lady News: Kate Middleton Removed “Obey” From Her Vows

We’ve got a quickie Today’s Lady News column today because Amelia and I were up at — yaaaawn — 4:45 a.m. liveblogging the royal wedding and we’re both pooped. Feel free to include your own news articles and blog posts for Today’s Lady News in the comments!

  • Kate Middleton removed the word “obey” from her marriage vows today. Feministing’s Samhita Mukhopadhyay explains why — surprise! — that doesn’t really matter. [Guardian UK]
  • The U.S. Department of Labor has included gender identity and pregnancy as protections under the department’s “equal opportunity” policy. [Pams House Blend]
  • Are black women actually more likely than white women to be bulimics — despite the stereotypes of what we think a bulimic “looks like”? [The Root]
  • Women would be held in handcuffs or otherwise restrained while giving birth in prison or jail, the Florida’s state Senate has decided. Jailed women can only be physically restrained if they pose a security risk. [Miami Herald]
  • Women filmmakers and screenwriters took home big prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival! [Indie Wire]

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Can You Guess The Royal Wedding Costume?

This young lady went out of her way to make an original costume to express her enthusiasm for the royal wedding. Can you guess what look she was going for or should I give you a hint? The resemblance is striking. No, she’s not a Smurf with a silver headdress. The answer after the jump. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Michelle Williams Is Interview Magazine’s Babydoll Beauty

Pixie blonde Michelle Williams is a bonafide beauty and one of the best examples of gamine chic out there right now. We spied her in this month’s Interview magazine and had to score her sexy grownup babydoll look. (Courtney Love fans die hard, what can we say?) After the jump, check out our uber-affordable interpretation! Keep reading »

Carl’s Jr. Goes Self-Referential In New Olivia Munn Spot

Carl’s Jr. has decided to take a different approach for their new ad campaign, rather than their usual hot girl in bikini sexily chomps on an oversized hamburger fare. Well, kind of. In this new spot, Carl’s Jr. employees state their beliefs about burgers. Things start off non-sexy, but then cue the butt shot of a model with a burger in her hand. “We believe in putting hot models in our commercials because ugly ones don’t sell burgers,” a faux employee says. Next, another one explains, “We believe in celebrity endorsements because we like to hang out with celebrities and ride water motorcycles.” Cut to Olivia Munn in a string bikini on a waterski next to Kareem Abdul Jabar. Overall, it’s pretty hilarious. Keep reading »

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