“Siamese Dream” Girl Found!

If you were a music fan in the ’90s then you listened to Siamese Dream by the Smashing Pumpkins until your cassette tape unraveled or your CD was too scratched to play again. Usually while lamenting an unrequited crush (or maybe that was just me). Ever wonder what happened to those little girls on the cover? Well, frontman Billy Corgan found one of them in a very unusual place. Find out where after the jump. Keep reading »

Oscar Theory #10: The Academy Loves A Crazy Female Character

I’m not sure exactly how time is passing so quickly, but we are now only nine days away from the Oscars. To be clear—that’s one week and two days. As the big day creeps closer and closer, people seem to be feeling more confident that Natalie Portman will win Best Actress for her ballerina-gone-loco turn in “Black Swan.” Why? Well, because she won both the Golden Globe and the SAG awards for the role. Also, she’s pregnant and that often bodes well for Oscar contenders. Plus, as Newsweek so delicately put it in headline a few weeks ago: “Want to Win an Oscar? Play a Crazy Chick.”

Last week, we looked at a theory—that the Academy favors actors who take on real life roles—that could predict who will win for Best Actor this year. Today, let’s look at the off-their-rocker roles that have garnered Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress wins. Keep reading »

Woo Hoo! New Radiohead Album And Video


It feels like Christmas in February listening to the new Radiohead album, King of Limbs, which is available for download today from Radiohead.com. As exciting? This new video for “Lotus Flower.” Oh, how I love Thom Yorke’s dancing. His moves are just adorable in an awkward yet not-at-all awkward way. This definitely undoes the “Hold It Against Me” disappointment. Keep reading »

Eliminated Contestant, Michelle Money, Knows Who “The Bachelor” Will End Up With

“Chantal was hard to get to know. She keeps her distance from women. But I left feeling that if I ever saw her again, I’d give her the biggest hug. I still don’t think she’s right for Brad. He needs someone soft-spoken and feminine. [Emily is] just a Southern belle, ladylike and sweet. Emily will be the one who ends up with him, if that’s what she wants. It’ll be more about her choosing him.”

— Eliminated bachelorette, Michelle Money, on how”The Bachelor” will end. Well, you heard it straight from the Bunny Boiler’s mouth. As crazy as she is, I agree with her assessment. But I have a hunch that Emily will jump ship before Brad can get a ring on her finger. [People] Keep reading »

Are Men Better Boyfriends In Their Next Relationship?

Lately we’ve been talking a bit about breakups and the lessons we learn from relationships that have ended — but do men actually get more out of a “failed” relationship than women? A guy friend of mine, let’s call him Adam, says — and we’re both aware that this is generalization — that men are almost always better boyfriends in their next relationship than they were in the one that came before it. Hence the reason why women can sometimes be heard complaining, post-breakup, something along the lines of, “The girl who gets him next is getting all of the benefits of my hard work! He wasn’t this sensitive/emotional mature/considerate when we first started dating — I had to teach him all that! And now some other chick is going to get to enjoy all those things, having no idea that it was my doing. No fair!” C’mon, you know you’ve at least thought something similar about an ex. I know I have! Keep reading »

Rep. Jackie Speier, Who Revealed Her Abortion On House Floor, Is Our Hero

Forget Ah-nold: this to me is what a hero is. While debating whether or not to de-fund Planned Parenthood (which passed 240-185) because the organization offers abortion services, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) revealed last night on the floor of the House of Representatives that she had an abortion on a desired pregnancy at 17 weeks. “[I am] one of those women [Rep. Smith] spoke about just now. … I lost the baby,” Rep. Speier said. “And for you to stand on this floor and suggest that somehow this is a procedure that is either welcomed or done cavalierly or done without any thought, is preposterous.” She was responding to Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who apparently made a reference to women making the decision to have an abortion without any thought. Keep reading »

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