Quickies: Marijuana Soda for Sale & Snooki Films A New Reality Show

  • Canna Cola, a new $15 can of soda made from pot, will start selling on Friday at medical marijuana dispensaries around the country. It comes in grape, orange and lemon flavors as well, but is apparently less potent than other pot beverages on the market already. All we want to know is, will it still give us the munchies? [Time]
  • Justin Bieber will appear on a Jan. 30 episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” That guest appearance is about as random as his nail polish line. [OK! Magazine]
  • Spencer Pratt’s new “rap” single, “Ain’t No Thang But A Chicken Wing” [Um, like the Outkast song? -- Editor] leaked today. Spencer said he recorded the song in the hopes that KFC would buy it and use it for commercials. Now he’s pissed it has been leaked. You know, this sounds so harebrained it is probably true. [TMZ]

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Today’s Lady News: Black Women May Have Bigger “Healthy” Waist Size

  • The size of a “healthy” waist may be bigger for black women, according to a study in the journal Obesity. [Reuters]
  • Anti-abortion activists are gathering this weekend in Washington, D.C., to protest against last weekend’s 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Police say four women whose bodies were found on Long Island beaches worked as escorts on Craigslist and may have been killed by a serial killer. [Wall Street Journal]

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Is Referencing Venereal Disease Supposed To Be Sexy? Cause, It’s Not.

Behold, The CW’s ad campaign for the “Vampire Diaries,” which returns with new episodes this week. Naturally, it’s causing quite a kerfuffle since “VD” is usually short for “venereal disease.” The CW’s response to the hoopla: “VD simply stands for Vampire Diaries, and anyone who thinks otherwise should probably get themselves checked out.” Which is actually some nice word play. [EW] Keep reading »

Wanna Write For British “Skins”?

Are you a wannabe screenwriter between the ages of 16 and 22 in the U.K.? Good, well then we’ve got a gig for you. “Skins” is looking for writers of the young, cool, not-at-all-professionals variety. “We’re looking for someone to come and help us with the development and writing of ‘Skins’ series six,” writes the show’s co-creator, Jamie Brittain. “We’re a bit obsessed with finding new, young, exciting voices to help us write our show, so we thought we’d run a competition to find some. We’ve done stuff like this before and it’s worked out really well.” Keep reading »

Natalie Portman’s Engagement Ring Is Vegan

This just in: no sentient beings of the Earth were harmed in the custom making of Natalie Portman’s engagement ring. Her one-of-a-kind ring, designed by Jamie Wolf under the consult of Benjamin Millepied, has been customized to fit her vegan, earth-friendly lifestyle. The glittering, antique diamond is surrounded by certified conflict-free stones and made of recycled platinum. Phew. I will certainly rest easier tonight. [People] Keep reading »

Welcome To Barbra’s Dollhouse

In a photo spread in Harper’s Bazaar, Barbra Streisand shows off her dream home. Well … it’s a home and the block’s worth of shops she has created to display her stuff. My favorite is this pic of her in her doll shop. She also has an antique dress shop, a ribbon shop, a sweet shop, and a red room where she keeps her various awards. The block should be called “People Who Need Things.” Isn’t this just a more sophisticated form of hoarding? [Harper's Bazaar] Keep reading »

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