In Defense Of Slumber Parties

Going to slumber parties used to be a fun thing, well, unless you were the girl who got her undies put in the fridge, or the first to fall asleep, or the one who cried because they were doing drugs in “Footloose” (that was me). I guess slumber parties were not always that fun — groups of girls can be a**holes — but they weren’t exactly damaging either. There’s a piece in The New York Times this week about the “emotional bloodshed” slumber parties can cause kids. Separation anxiety, bullying, and attention deficit disorder are cited as reasons to be wary of sending your child to a sleepover. Keep reading »

Style By Jury: Lindsay Lohan Goes Short & White For Court

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12 Starlets Married And Divorced By 26

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And they said it wouldn’t last … and it didn’t. Yesterday, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz filed for divorce from her husband Pete Wentz, of the band Fall Out Boy. She’s requesting joint custody of their young son, Bronx Mowgli. Ashlee was just 23 when they got married in May 2008; they announced she was pregnant shortly thereafter. Though they had been dating off and on for a couple of years, it was clearly a shotgun wedding and some have wondered if they should have waited a bit before rushing into marriage. Still, they seemed pretty happy to us, but given the rather sudden divorce filing — rather than just an initial separation — we’ve got to wonder if something major caused Ashlee, now 26, to call the whole thing off.

Not to kick Ash while she’s down, but it’s gotta be a bummer joining the Young Divorcees Club. Luckily she’s in good company! Here are 11 other stars who got married young and found themselves in divorce court before their 27th birthday.

Quickies: No Facebook For The Obama Girls & Another Crazy Taylor Momsen Get-up

  • First Lady Michelle Obama says Sasha and Malia Obama are not on Facebook and apparently this has caused a controversy. Yeah, if they were on Facebook, they wouldn’t call people gay slurs like the Palin children. [Mediaite]
  • They got married, like, a hot second ago, but Katy Perry and Russell Brand are reportedly asking around for a marriage counselor already. Sheesh. [PopEater]
  • How much is Anne Hathaway paying Rachel Zoe to style her for the Oscars? A lot. In other news, can I borrow a few bucks so I can pay my student loans this month? [Jezebel]

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Today’s Lady News: The House Takes Aim At Planned Parenthood

  • Republicans in the House of Representatives have proposed in a draft of a bill that $327 million be cut in funding for Planned Parenthood. The funding does not go towards abortion, but instead towards other family planning services, like birth control and cancer screenings. [Mother Jones]
  • Meet the ladies who were computers — a job title, not a gadget — during World War II. [CNN]

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The Ladies Of “The Bachelor” Pose For Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue

Nothing says “Be My Valentine” like forcing three ladies to strip down, put on red bikinis, and shoot photos for Sports Illustrated‘s annual swimsuit issue. That is exactly what “The BachelorBrad Womack will be doing on next week’s conveniently timed episode. Ashley Herbert, Chantal O’Brien, and Michelle Money are the lucky ladies who do the shoot, as you can see in this preview clip. Ashley covers her boobs with conch shells, Chantal dribbles sand in her belly button and takes off her top, and bats**t insane Michelle rolls around with Brad “From Here To Eternity”-style. Says Ashley, “Watch out, Gisele!” [People] Keep reading »

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