A Shoe Habit To Put Ours To Shame

Women often get a bad rap for being shoe obsessed, but most women I know have nothing on the men of the Mexican town of Matehuala. The men and boys in Matehuala have been busy trying to outdo themselves with more elaborate and outlandish shoes–like the oversized elfish cowboy boots shown above. Styles and trends change rapidly, and the guys struggle to keep up with one another’s shoe habits. They wear the boots to guachero dance contests, but they also hold contests for the longest and most elaborate boots. [Vice] Keep reading »

Amanda Seyfried Compares Herself To Meryl Streep

“Meryl [Streep] makes herself very accessible right away, almost too accessible. That’s what I do. And it totally works. My thing about meeting people—men, women, people in general—is to desensitize them, kind of shock them a little bit, to make myself accessible.”

Amanda Seyfried on how to win friends and influence people in Elle. Does that apply to animals too? Is that what she’s doing with this duck, making herself accessible to it? She has that “I just shocked a duck” expression. She’s no Meryl Streep. I’m almost offended by the comparison. [Elle] Keep reading »

Pregnant Jewel In Hospital After Fire Truck Collision

A volunteer fire truck slammed into singer Jewel’s car in Stephenville, Texas, on Friday, sending the folk-turned-country star, who is pregnant, to the hospital for tests.

“Jewel was hit by a fire truck this morning in Texas,” her rep said in a statement. “The singer was taken to the hospital and current medical tests conducted indicate that she and the baby are doing fine.”

A local newspaper, The Stephenville Empire-Tribune, ran photos showing Jewel’s completely totaled car, with the bulk of the damage appearing to be in the front and passengers’ side. It’s not clear whether she was driving or in the passenger seat. Read more… Keep reading »

Where Have All The Freckles Gone? LiLo’s A Firecrotch No More On Japanese Mag

Who is this and what have they done with Lindsay Lohan? The Japanese magazine Mode Gal airbrushed our little firecrotch’s freckles into oblivion, apparently powdering her face white like a geisha. I miss redheaded LiLo with all those beautiful freckles! [Oh No They Didn't!] Keep reading »

Quickies: “Twilight” Stars Evacuate From Tsunami

  • Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner evacuated the set of Twilight: Breaking Dawn on a beach in Vancouver today following a tsunami warning for the West Coast. [Celebuzz]
  • Also, fret not: Maru — the Japanese kitty beloved by blog-reading nerds everywhere — is safe and ready for evacuation, too! [BuzzFeed]
  • If you’d like to help tsunami victims, here’s how to do it! [The Daily What]
  • Peep Rihanna’s Vogue cover, y’all. [Young, Black & Fabulous]
  • Rumor has it Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore want a baby together and are looking into adoption or surrogacy. [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Whoa. Check out this old footage of Zooey Deschanel and Matthew Morrison from “Glee” in a Disney version of “Once Upon A Mattress”! [PopEater]
  • How does Kate Middleton have such flawless skin? I hope it’s not the bird poop facial. [Us Weekly]

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Today’s Lady News: Texas Gang Rape Of 11-Year-Old Stirs Racial Tensions

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  • The alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas, in November by 18 men and boys has turned the town upon its head, according to the Houston Chronicle. The victim was allegedly Latina, while the guys who raped her (ranging from middle schoolers to a 27-year-old) were allegedly Black. Allegedly, a group of skinheads was seen in the town yesterday yelling racial slurs about Blacks. What a terrible situation. Our hearts go out to the victim, her family, and the families of all those affected. [Houston Chronicle]
  • Also, the ombudsman/public editor of The New York Times has published a response to an article about the Cleveland gang rape in his paper which slut-shamed and victim-blamed the 11-year-old girl. [New York Times]
  • A Maryland House of Representatives committee has approved the Civil Marriage Protection Act, a bill to bring marriage rights to same-sex couples. [Feminist.org]

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