Quick! Name your favorite Cameron Diaz performance! Mine is a close race between the only two performances I really like — in “Being John Malkovich” and in “Vanilla Sky.” [Hollywood, 6/22/09] Keep reading »
If you’re wondering who thought it was a good idea for Bristol Palin, pregnant at 17, to warn America’s teens not to have sex until they’re married, you’re not alone.
But it’s hard to figure out what, exactly, the well-meaning adults who preach “no sex until marriage” to teenagers are thinking, considering a 2007 study confirmed abstinence-only education does not work.
Jessica Valenti, editor of Feminsting.com and author of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women, has written a piece for The Nation about how the groups that comprise what Valenti calls “the virginity movement” have finally realized they need new PR.
Unfortunately, the abstinence preachers’ ideas for discouraging teens from having sex still don’t make any sense. Keep reading »
A study by the research team from the Human Genome Centre at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, found that discarded human fallopian tubes obtained from hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures that met various other requirements could be the source of stem cells. “In addition to providing an additional potential source for regenerative medicine, these findings might contribute to reproductive science as a whole,” said researcher Tatiana Jazedje. “The use of human tissue fragments that are usually discarded in surgical procedures does not pose ethical problems.” This takes recycling to a whole ‘nother level. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »
Here is a vom-tastic way to spend a summer for you: Makeover Camp. After watching a 13-year-old girl make a very ladylike impression on guests at a reception she attended in Paris, concert pianist Wonny Song decided to start this camp, which is like finishing school condensed into two weeks. That’s right, you can send your little loved one—any between the ages of 10 and 14—to a camp where “they will learn to improve their posture, voice, table manners, conversation skills, wardrobe choices, makeup application, hostessing skills and music appreciation.”
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Sad, but anticlimactic. On last night’s episode of “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” after it was leaked online that divorce papers had been filed, Jon and Kate Gosselin confirmed their separation. As annoying as these two people are — seriously, we are sick of them being on the cover of our beloved Us Weekly — it’s sad to see the breakup of a family, especially one with so many young kids. We can’t help but wonder if Jon and Kate had never gotten a TV show and thus so much fame, would they be going through this right now? Guess we’ll never know. The future of the show is still up in the air, but I’m willing to bet it will be determined by the show’s rating this season — and whether the Gosselins are greedy as individuals, rather than a couple. Keep reading »
Since posting about the alleged physical altercation between Perez Hilton (real name: Mario Lavandeira) and Will.i.am and/or a member of his “entourage” yesterday, I’ve been thinking about some of the details. Supposedly, the fight started when Fergie, also of the Black Eyed Peas, confronted Perez about being mean to her on his site. This led to Will.i.am, along with the band’s tour manager, Polo Molina, calling Perez out later that night at a club, and someone — now believed to be Molina, who turned himself in to the police — punching Perez in the face. The fight escalated from verbal to physical when — according to Lavandeira himself — Perez called Will.i.am a “f*ggot.”
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Ten minutes until our next epically long episode begins! Will only one worthless bachelor be eliminated or will Jillian realize most of these guys are trolls? Most importantly, will Wes FINALLY go home? Keep reading »
Throngs of people poured into Surf Avenue in Coney Island, New York this past Saturday for the annual Mermaid Day Parade. Here are a few of our favorite crazy costumes…
I’m a 21-year-old Virgo and this guy I’ve been seeing is a 21-year-old Gemini. Things have been good off and on since last November. We haven’t been exclusively dating because he wants to take things slowly and he just got out of an off/on again relationship with another Virgo. He warned me that he is pretty much a typical Gemini. We get along great and we communicate very well… when we want to. We both have a tendency to hide things, but these days things have been really open between the two of us. He and I broke up twice in the first three months of dating. (I dumped him the second time because he wanted to date other people.) Keep reading »