The Good, The Bad & The Totally Meh At The Academy Of Country Music Awards

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The Academy of Country Music Awards were this past weekend, and the girls in their gowns were out in full force. There were Kidmans and Swifts, Urbans and Deckers. Some fashion successes and some lowdown dirty failures, too. Check them out, after the jump!

Snooki Paid $32K To Speak At Rutgers—$2K More Than They’re Paying Toni Morrison

On Thursday night, Snooki spoke at Rutgers University in New Jersey, just a short drive from Seaside Heights, and pulled in a crowd of 2,000 students. “When you’re tan, you feel better about yourself,” she said, as words of wisdom for the students. “Study hard, but party harder.” Parents, of course, are up in arms about this. Especially when the news broke that Rutgers paid Snooki an insanely whopping $32,000 for her appearance. That’s $10,000 more than the school’s annual tuition and housing fees. And it’s also $2,000 more than the university paid will pay Toni Morrison, famed author and Nobel Prize winner, for her commencement address last this year.

After the jump, some more famous faces Snooki banked more than for her appearance. Keep reading »

First Look: Reese Witherspoon’s A Blushing Bride

Maybe Reese Witherspoon isn’t so private after all? Though I speculated we would never get a good look at the just-hitched star’s wedding dress, People — on stands today! — has exclusive images from the big event. I think it’s kind of funny that the cover image is all about Reese — you can’t even see new husband Jim Toth’s face as he kisses the top of her head. Poor, irrelevant, faceless new husband. … Anyway, not going to lie — totally gonna buy this issue so I can get even more of the deets. [People] Keep reading »

10 Signs You May Be An Emotional Tampon

On this week’s episode of the “Savage Love” podcast, a 24-year-old man called in to ask what he should do about his ex who always calls him to talk about her problems, but sometimes his calls or texts will go unanswered for months. He thinks they might get back together, yet it never seems to happen. He’s dating a new woman he really likes, but his ex seems to psychically sense it and has amped up communication. Dan Savage sagely advises the guy to “stop being her emotional tampon.” We’ve all encountered this man before, but until now, I wasn’t aware that there was such a fitting phase for his breed. An “emotional tampon” is a man who will always be there to provide a woman with the proverbial shoulder to cry on and be available for her anytime of the day or night to vent her emotional frustration, problems, and mental instabilities. (Thank you to John DeVore and Urban Dictionary for a more thorough explanation.) Guys, don’t let this bloody fate befall you. After the jump, 10 signs that you may be an emotional tampon. Keep reading »

Taste The Rainbow

Don’t you want to taste the rainbow? This set of three Crate & Barrel stoneware dishes in red, yellow and robin’s egg blue will be just the pop of color you need among all the other “blah” metal pots and pans in your cabinets. And when your cookware is this cute, there’s no need to dirty another dish when you want to show off your culinary talents. Whether you’re mixing up a casserole or baking a loaf of banana bread, everything in the kitchen is more fun in color.

[$29.95 Crate & Barrel]

Pregnant Couple Celebrates The Circle Of Life

I’m all for celebrating the circle of life, but this is too much celebration for my taste. Let’s hope Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon don’t see this and get any crazy ideas. [The Clearly Dope] Keep reading »

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