Soapbox: Rapper Da Brat’s Glamorous “Vibe” Confuses Me

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2011
Rapper Da Brat shows off a new look in Vibe magazine's "Summer of Celebs in Swimwear" series. The rapper, whose look usually consists of multiple ponytails or cornrows and sagging pants, has a head full of bouncy curls and wore soft makeup for the shoot. Unlike other celebrities in the series, Brat wears maxi dresse… More »


Awesome Show Alert: “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” Now With Jon Hamm

I, like many of you out there, am a big Hamm fan. No, not the meat—the person, as in I'd have me a Jon Hamm sandwich anytime. So I am very excited that he is adding a new television show to his docket in addition to "Mad Men." Hamm will be a guest star o… More »


Beyonce Loves On Lady Gaga

By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2011
"I love Gaga. I mean, if she didn't perform and she wasn't a singer, just as a human being I love her to death. But on top of it, she is the most talented pop star right now, and I'm so happy for her. It's just really inspiring to see someone who just creates their… More »


Evening Quickies: Another Royal Wedding! Zara Phillips, Cousin Of William & Harry, Weds Tomorrow

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011
Another royal wedding, already? Oh, yes. Zara Phillips, a cousin of Prince William, will marry rugby player Mike Tindall tomorrow in Edinburgh, Scotland, making them the Earl and Countess of Strathearn. All the royals — William, Kate, Prince Harry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie — are on hand but there are no silly hats just yet. More »


Today’s Lady News: The Problem With Smurfette

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011
Oh, Smurfette! Let us overthink your existence and whether it means something. [The Atlantic Monthly] A new essay has been released by civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks which revealed her white male employer once attempted to rape her as an 18-year-old. [AP] Wannabe Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to attend two different… More »


Gloria Steinem Remembers Going Undercover At Playboy Bunny Club

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2011
"At first, it was such a gigantic mistake from a career point of view that I really regretted it. I'd just begun to be taken seriously as a freelance writer, but after the Playboy article, I mostly got requests to go underground in some other semi-sexual way. It was so bad that I returned a… More »