“Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince” Has A Soggy World Premiere

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson stepped onto a very soggy red carpet last night for the world premiere of “Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince” in London. Even completely soaked and standing under umbrellas, the cast still looked magically delicious—except Helena Bonham Carter who wore an unsurprisingly witchy ensemble. But the torrential downpour was not the only hurdle to clear for the premiere. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Is Midget A Bad Word?

Okay, so names have always been a touchy subject in our society. Do you call someone Black or African-American? He-she or Transgender? Disabled or Physically Challenged? But when did midget become a disputed term? Apparently after an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” aired. In it, contestants came up with a soap called, “Jesse James and the Midgets.” It sounded funny, but vertically-deficient folks were not laughing. Instead, they started calling the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, in droves to have the word banned from television. So far the FCC has yet to issue a statement of action. [In the meantime, FYI: It's Little People. -- Editor] Should the FCC comply? Did you even know the M-word was considered offensive? [] Keep reading »

Comic Strip: Imagining “Gossip Girl”

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Whenever we’re searching for new celebrity pictures on paparazzi photo site Splash News, we’re constantly coming across images of the “Gossip Girl” cast filming in New York City. There are so many, capturing all the minutia that goes into filming each episode, that we came up with a lil’ idea — Imagining “Gossip Girl,” the completely ridiculous and potentially inane comic strip in which we imagine the show’s dialogue. Behold, our first attempt, in which Blair Waldorf has a request for Chuck Bass, and he just doesn’t get it. CW, are we hired? Click through the slideshow for each frame of the strip with inspired talk bubbles. The last slide has them all together. You know you love it.

Bedazzled Bathing Suits To Bling Out Your Next Beach Day

Sparkles, sequins, and studs — oh my! If you’re not built like Alessandra Ambrosio like I am (ha! I’m definitely kidding), finding the perfect swimsuit can be a task similar to finding a needle in a haystack… so you might as well make sure that the one suit you finally settle on is killer! Of course, confidence is the only thing you really need to get heads turning and all eyes on you as you strut your stuff on the sand, but let’s face it — sparkly embellishments adorning your scantily-clad bod definitely helps! Forget your basic black bandeau and opt for a tribal-inspired stone-studded bikini from Victoria’s Secret, or even a wallet-friendly Charlotte Russe rhinestone monokini for added coverage with maximum sex appeal. We may be well into summer by now, but it’s certainly not too late to add some shimmer to your swim style. Continue reading Keep reading »

That’s Crappy: Woman Gives Birth In A Port-A-Potty

Most women like to rest right after giving birth, but after popping one out on July 4th in a Port-A-Potty, Maryland mama Candy Michelle Vignari walked right out and asked a nearby construction worker for a ciggie. That’s right. She gave birth in a Port-A-Potty. Left the baby inside. And then smoked a cigarette. She only revealed that her newborn was clogging up the toilet when a construction worker tried to get inside the portable pooper after noticing Candy covered in blood. The worker immediately called the police, and Candy was promptly arrested. Her baby was taken to where it should have been in the first place: the hospital. Candy was charged with child abuse and reckless endangerment. Luckily, her baby is in stable condition. [DListed]

While Candy is a moron who should never be around children, let alone have one, even loving mothers get stuck in weird places when it’s time to get birthing. Their stories, after the jump.
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Amsterdam To Bail Out Prostitutes?

Although prostitution is legal in Amsterdam, working girls still have trouble getting banks to give them credit and loans. But officials working on “Project 1012″ are trying to change all that. Under this plan, peeps are talking to banks, trying to get them to cooperate with the ladies of the night. They’re hoping that, within the next few months, prostitutes will have more access to the financial support they need. Is it just me, or does this sound a lot like a red-light district bailout? [Yahoo] Keep reading »

Little Boy From “Slumdog Millionaire” Moves Into A New Home

Eleven-year-old Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail starred in 2008′s Oscar-winner for Best Picture, but he did not live inside a home with an indoor toilet.

Yes, the young actor who played young Salim in “Slumdog Millionaire,” grew up actually in the dirty and chaotic Mumbai slums depicted in the film and saw his home bulldozed by the government without warning last May.

But his housing situation improved yesterday when little Azhar moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Mumbai, near where he attends school. “Slumdog”‘s director, Danny Boyle, and producer Christian Colson, purchased the new pad with money from the Jai Ho Trust, which was set up for Azhar and 9-year-old Rubiana Ali, who played young Latika. Boyle will transfer ownership of the apartment into Azhar’s name when he turns 18 if he stays in school. [Telegraph]
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Michelle Obama Is More Popular Than The President

In the popularity contest that is D.C. politics, Barack Obama bested John McCain back in November. But recent polls have shown that if Barack were stacked up against his wife, Michelle, in a Great Big High School Cafeteria, he’d be sweating it out at the dork table.

In a recent Harris poll, 68 percent of Americans said they view the First Lady favorably, while a different Harris poll also recent showed Barack’s favorability rating is 54 percent.

That means Michelle’s got, like, almost three out of the four Plastics from “Mean Girls” behind her. And of course Michelle is more popular—her husband is the one regulating your cigarettes. But with great power comes great responsibility! She can’t pass legislation, but she can turn our attention to worthy causes while we drool over her J.Crew.

Here’s our spank bank wish list of how Michelle can use her Cool Kid Status for good, not evil… Keep reading »

Ryan Gosling Gets A Record Contract And Other Sexy Actors Turned Rock Stars

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Just when you thought Ryan Gosling couldn’t get sexier, he goes and becomes a rock star! The hipster hottie just signed a record deal with Anti-. But fear not, your love of him will not wain once you hear his jams, like other actors turned musicians (cough, Joaquin Phoenix). Ryan actually has one of the deepest panty-dropping voices we’ve ever heard and these tunes confirm that he’s good with his hands! Plus, his band mate, drummer Zach Shields, is dreamy too. Swoon-squared! The indie outfit, dubbed Dead Man’s Bones, has already self-released two rad music videos: “In The Room Where You Sleep,” which features Ryan on piano being backed by kids dressed up for Halloween, and “Name In Stone,” which features Ryan looking all Johnny Cash-like. But the best part is, this means The Gos is coming LIVE to a town near you! While we practice taking our bras off and chucking them on stage in preparation, check out these other actors turned rockers we want to make sweet music with.

Webcam Records Woman’s Suicide Attempt

“Your daughter is going to die right now” were the words that jarred Mohamed Hossain from sleep yesterday in Phoenix. His daughter tried to hang herself after her boyfriend, whom she had been speaking with in a chat room via a webcam, told her he was moving out of the country. The webcam continued to broadcast the suicide attempt over the internet, and it was the boyfriend who called Hossain and his wife to warn them of what their daughter was doing in their family room. Police don’t think anyone else was in the chat room, but they’re investigating because they’re worried she might be victimized by someone posting the images on the web. She’s listed in stable condition at a Phoenix hospital. [MyFoxPhoenix]

Apparently, web suicides aren’t that uncommon, but could they be an indication of the increasing vanity of our culture? Or are they simply high-tech cries for help? Keep reading »

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