Quickies: America Ferrera Gets Married & “Jerry Springer: The Opera” Gets Protested

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2011
America Ferrera married her longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams on Monday night. Congratulations! (And that dress is gorgeous.) [People] Venus and Serena Williams have both been defeated at Wimbledon. [Essence] Here's what Anne Hathaway's Catwoman costume will supposedly look like! [The Mary Sue] Pippa Middleton is reportedly getting a bomb-proof armored car because everyone i… More »


Today’s Lady News: MTV & VH1 Won’t Air Kanye’s “Monster” Video

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2011
Both MTV and VH1 agreed not to air Kanye West's music video for "Monster," which grotesquely eroticizes dead women, despite a new disclaimer about how it isn't meant to be "misogynist." I am sure he will find a way to write a song about how he's been victimized by this. [Adios Barbie] North Carolina Governor… More »


Ohio House Passes “Heartbeat Bill” To Criminalize Abortion At 6 Or 7 Weeks

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2011
Reproductive rights are under full-frontal assault in Ohio today: the Ohio House of Representatives advanced the "heartbeat bill." The "heartbeat bill" would make abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is typically around six or seven weeks. Some women don't even know they're pregnant at six or seven weeks, which, alas, i… More »


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Doughnuts Cause Depression

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 28, 2011
Let me preface this depressing news by saying that I've never felt anything but supreme joy when eating a doughnut. However, according to the British Dietetic Association, doughnuts are dangerous to our mental health: "We tend to crave sugary and fatty foods [like doughnuts] for a quick mood fix, but the sugar crash that follow… More »


Are Hard Nipples An Under-Used Accessory?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 28, 2011
  During last night's episode of "Single Ladies," I was transfixed by Stacey Dash's hard nipples on more than one occasion. Her nipples were sticking out of her thin dresses, and it was possible to distinguish between the actual nipple and the aureole. (I told you I was focused.) I don't think this was a… More »