Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
- Charlie Sheen’s family is discreetly discussing gaining conservatorship of him, a source tells Radar. It wouldn’t be a bad idea: President Bartlett would totally veto a house filled with coke and strippers. [Radar Online]
- Friends say Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are expecting a boy and a girl. God help those children and the candy-colored butterfly rainbow fantasyland they will grow up in. [Celebuzz]
- Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubrey are embroiled in a messy custody battle over whose the most negligent parent. [TMZ
- James Franco will be co-teaching a film class at Columbia University called "Master Class: Editing James Franco ... with James Franco" in which students learn to edit films that he has appeared in. I'm not sure I'd want to pay $20K a year to be in some d-bag's meta-experiment, but I'm sure there will be dozens of Columbia students dying to get thisclose to Hollywood who are willing to cough up. [Gawker]
- Where does your state stand on abortion rights? This post gives a state-by-state rundown of anti-abortion bills in all 50 states. [Ms. Magazine]
- The senior human resources manager at Toshiba America Inc. has filed a $100 million gender bias lawsuit against the company. She claims the company pays women less than men for the same job and steers men towards the promotions. I guess as a human resources manager, she would know. [Yahoo]
- A lesbian couple who was banned from a pep rally in the Anoka-Hennepin school district in Minnesota has settled their discrimination of sexual orientation lawsuit. [Queerty]
Ah, Valentine’s Day. For some it’s a day of love and affection, for others a cruel reminder of their single status or another “Hallmark holiday.” That’s why most of us prefer to keep our Valentines subtle. Red roses at work? Romantic. Giant teddy bear the size of a small state? Not so much.
Admittedly, I am possibly the only person on the planet who will openly admit to loving the holiday so many others love to despise. It’s cheesy, yes. For many, it’s yet another reminder that they need a table for one in a world of two-seaters. Even so, there are things even I would rather not receive in public.
Like a singing telegram. From a man dressed as Cupid. In a diaper.
Valentine’s Day is 13 days from now, but allow me to take you back, eek, 15 years to 1995, when “The Real World: London” first aired on MTV. Remember when hottie Neil, the British punk rocker with bleached blonde hair, was sent a pig’s heart with steel nails embedded through it for Valentine’s Day, courtesy of his crazy girlfriend Chrys? I have never forgotten it. Ever since, I’ve been kind of fascinated with the anatomical heart (well, human heart, not pig) as an image to communicate affection (or lack thereof). In honor of Valentine’s Day, a holiday I am highly unenthusiastic about, I’ve found 12 cool products that say “my heart beats for you” the anatomically correct way. I am buying them all for myself.
“I’ve had everything a man could ask for, but I don’t know if anyone could say I’m successful with affairs of the heart. I don’t know why. I would love that one last real romance. But I’m not very realistic about it happening. What I can’t deny is my yearning.”
—Notorious man whore Jack Nicholson reveals that at age 73, he’s still looking for love. Quick—who should we set him up with? Maybe he’d now appreciate an older woman like Betty White? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »