15 Rules For Girls … That Are Meant to Be Broken

Don’t get me wrong. I love rules. They’re great. They provide order. Structure. Prevent us from killing each other over the little things (Like your roommate eating the last of the Tostitos) and the big things (Like your roommate eating the last of the Lime Tostitos). Those rules are important, necessary even. But some rules, well they’re not quite as important, not quite as necessary. In fact, they’re not necessary at all.

Some rules, especially rules for girls, well, they’re just made to be broken…

1. Always behave like a lady. Prim and proper and absolutely perfect. Think Martha Stewart meets Sarah Palin. Or something like that. I’ve never been all that good with this rule. Read more… Keep reading »

The 10 Messiest Hollywood Custody Battles

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Halle Berry‘s custody case is starting to get nasty. Earlier this week, Gabriel Aubry filed paperwork in Los Angeles seeking physical and legal custody of three-year-old Nahla. Halle’s rep went to the press, telling People, “Halle has serious concerns for her daughter’s well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her. She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter’s father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention.” Halle even dropped out of the movie “New Year’s Eve”—which, in all fairness, sounded like a total stinker—to have more time to dedicate to the court case. Now, Katherine Heigl will be playing Jon Bon Jovi’s love interest in the flick. Thanks? [People]

This is hardly the first Hollywood custody case where the gloves came off. More after the jump.

Anti-Abortion Extremists Try To Trick Planned Parenthood In A Fake Sex-Trafficking Sting

Another day, another story about abortion rights that will make you want to vomit. Yesterday, anti-abortion activist Live Action released an edited video of “sting operations” at Planned Parenthood, which show hired actors playing a pimp and an underage prostitutes. The footage, which was secretly taped throughout January, allegedly shows Planned Parenthood counseling a man who says he needs to speak privately about getting STD treatments for some young girls, some of whom are portrayed as illegal immigrants or as young as 14. In one of the videos, the Planned Parenthood employee seems to suggest the girl could lie about her age to get services. In total, actors claiming to be sex traffickers visited 12 clinics in Virginia, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Arizona and in all the cases, Planned Parenthood contacted the local authorities afterwards to warn about sex trafficking. Eventually, the organization caught on to the fact they were being hoaxed and penned a letter to the U.S. Attorney General on January 18 suggesting they were being had by an anti-abortion group. The FBI has now been asked to probe into the “sting” activities. Keep reading »

Yeah. Star Magazine Went There.

In celebrity “journalism,” there are few rules. An Us Weekly article on, say, Jennifer Aniston wanting to adopt a baby could be filled with nothing but quotes from unnamed sources. Cover lines asserting that “Sandra Bullock Takes Jesse Back!” or “Jessica Simpson Is Getting Cold Feet!” often pertain to a story that says something far less OMG, like that Sandra and Jesse supposedly had a pleasant phone conversation or Jessica was spotted looking “sad” one day. But generally, when it comes to children — specifically the children of celebrities — tabloid magazines play it safe, focusing on photos of the tots looking adorable or incredibly wordy stories about their extravagant birthday parties. But not Star! This week’s issue of the magazine features a cover story alleging that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s twins, Vivienne and Knox, have Down Syndrome. A story like this doesn’t just toe the line of inappropriate, it crosses it, loops back around, and crosses it again. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Denim & Chambray Dresses You’ll Want To Wear This Spring

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Instead of continuing to bitch and moan about how the weather outside is terrible and depressing and that I have a overwhelming distrust of anyone who actually prefers a “wintery mix” to, say, the balmy heat of summer, I am going to focus on the positive. That lil’ groundhog guy didn’t see his shadow today, therefore predicting an early spring! I want to send Punxsutawny Phil a present. What do groundhogs eat? He deserves a treat today. Perhaps a nice bottle of champagne.

Anyway, in honor of Phil not predicting more doom and gloom, I say we look ahead to spring fashion, namely denim dresses. Hollywood has apparently been hogging the sun from the rest of the United States, because they’ve had positively amazing weather for the last month and celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Kate Bosworth have embraced the spring-like temps by rocking denim frocks. While it may be dismal outside today, in not too long, the sun will be shining and our legs will be bare — here are 10 denim dresses you can look forward to wearing when that blessed time comes.

YSL Ad Banned For Simulating Drug Use


A commercial for Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance has been banned in the U.K. because the ad supposedly shows models “simulating drug use.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) “therefore concluded it was irresponsible and unacceptable for broadcast.” In the ad (above), the character of “Belle” runs her finger down her arm and the ASA concluded that action “could be seen to simulate the injection of opiates into the body.” The ASA also felt that Belle’s movements later in the ad, including one in which “her body [seizes] upwards while lying on the floor,” could be viewed as “simulating the effect of drugs on the body.” Personally, I just think she’s dancing like nobody’s watching. Kind of hilariously, the Daily Mail U.K. notes that the ad has already been viewed by 44 million people and that a whopping 96 percent of French women (specifically!) didn’t think there was anything inappropriate about the commercial. So what do you think? Do you side with the crusty old ASA or those hip French ladies? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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