Elizabeth Berkley Writes Self-Esteem Book, Praises Taylor Swift

Elizabeth Berkley is reaching out to teens the same age as her famous “Saved by the Bell” character, Jessie Spano — with a new self-help book for young girls.

Berkley, now 38, has just penned a book for young adults called “Ask Elizabeth” — which she’s hoping will open up a dialogue for teens coping with body and self-esteem issues.

“For a long time I had thought that something like this should be out there and it’s something I wish I had,” Berkley tells TooFab of her book and online forum of the same name, adding “I can’t save every girl from going through highs and lows, that’s life, but I can at least arm them with tools to navigate.” Read more… Keep reading »

This Puppy’s Got Moves

 

Cute! But I’m muy embarrassed this salsa-dancing puppy’s got better moves than I do. [Guanabee] Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Madonna’s Vintage Material Girl Style

Out magazine released some stunningly gorgeous vintage shots of Madonna in her “Get Into the Groove” finest — from before she released her first record. She’s rocking a petticoat! A petticoat! After the jump, we give you everything you need to be your own “Lucky Star.” Keep reading »

Leighton Meester On Her Drugstore Beauty Must-Haves & The Secret Behind Her Shiny Hair

She may play a privileged and flawlessly lip-glossed Queen B on TV, but “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester says she’s actually a drugstore diva.

We caught up with the 24-year-old actress and her personal stylist Charles Baker Strahan at New York’s Eventi Hotel, where we asked the new Herbal Essences spokesmodel if she really shops bargain when it comes to beauty.

After all, she has access to everything, right? Read more… Keep reading »

7 Tips For Sexting Someone You Barely Know

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The courtship process used to be a lot simpler. You used to cruise around in a Firebird and girls would be there, and then there’d be something called heavy petting, and then you were married. The whole process took about three weeks, and could be sped up if the Firebird had been recently washed. The only potentially tricky part was if you had to negotiate a dowry, and that usually wasn’t required unless your bride was Indian or incredibly ugly. Since then, things have gotten far more involved. With our cell phones and our STDs and our Craig’s lists, the courtship process has become incredibly complicated and dangerous, more filled with dangerous loners and viruses and spyware than ever before. Keep reading »

Libyan Woman Says She Was Raped By Qaddafi’s Men, Is Detained At Gunpoint By Government Forces

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On Saturday, Libyan woman Eman al-Obeidy walked into a hotel in Tripoli, Libya, populated by foreign journalists in order to let the world know that Col. Moammar Qaddafi’s military forces had beaten and raped her. What followed was a violent scuffle, as al-Obeidy was forcibly removed by Qaddafi’s men, despite the protests and protections of international media. It was a violent and graphic reminder that women and girls often face specific and harrowing abuse in times of war and conflict.

According to reports, al-Obeidy barged into the breakfast room at the Hotel Rixos, where journalists had been staying at the behest of Qaddafi’s regime, and breathlessly told members of the media that she had been repeatedly raped and violated by 15 of Qaddafi’s men. “They say that we are all Libyans and we are one people,” she said. “But look at what the Qaddafi men did to me,” pointing to a bruise on her face, a scar on her thy and scratch marks on her leg. “I was tied up, and they defecated and urinated on me. They violated my honor.” Al-Obeidy stressed that the real story of the struggle in Libya wasn’t being told. “There is no media coverage outside,” she said. “They swore at me and they filmed me. I was alone. There was whiskey. I was tied up. I am not scared of anything. I will be locked up immediately after this.” She added: “Look at my face. Look at my back.”
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