Album Drop: This Week’s New Music Releases, From The Decemberists To Social Distortion

It’s new tunes Tuesday, and some lovely albums are waiting to be downloaded or, gasp, bought at the record store. This week, The Decemberists release a new one, even though it’s technically January; Social Distortion is back and ready to give you cold feelings in the night; James Blunt croons some more; and Braids inspire you to let your hair down. So let’s get into the groove, after the jump.
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Today’s Lady News: High School Finds List “Ranking” 50 Girls

  • A list ranking 50 female students and their body parts at Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, has been intercepted by administrators. The list also refers to the girls with racial slurs. [WGNTV]
  • A Kentucky court has ruled that minors from other states can ask KY judges for permission to have an abortion without notifying or asking for consent from their parents. [Cincinnati.com]
  • The first-ever gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans museum has opened in San Francisco’s Castro district, as part of the city’s GLBT Historical Society. [Nerve]

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Christian Bale Really Wanted To Do His Own Stunts In “The Fighter”

“I just got up there and I went, ‘I’m jumping’ … I’ve jumped from three-story buildings in my own life after bad parties and stuff. The insurance came around … and they were just begging me not to.”

Christian Bale says he was annoyed that he wasn’t allowed to do his own stunts in “The Fighter” because of insurance concerns. He does have a point. I mean, he did lose an insane amount of weight to play aging boxer/crackhead Dicky Eklund, which isn’t the healthiest thing ever. On the other hand, uh, when did he jump out of a third floor window? [Contact Music]

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The Daily Ovulation: I Hope My Daughter Speaks French And Has A Bob


Little kids are basically always adorable, but certain traits are bound to make any childless woman’s uterus do cartwheels. For example, a child retelling a classic story, like Winnie-The-Pooh, with wide-eyed enthusiasm. Or a little girl with a perfectly “Amelie”-esque bob haircut. Or a wee voice speaking in perfect French. This little girl has all three. I don’t even need the subtitles. [via Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Photoshop Fail: Vogue Wonkifies Kristen Stewart

Vogue may be the biggest fashion magazine in the world, with the most talented photographers and retouchers at their disposal, but even they are capable of tragic Photoshop butchery. Poor cover girl Kristen Stewart. She’s been rendered almost unrecognizable in one of the photographs featured in the February issue. Surely Anna Wintour didn’t approve this?! [via Cover Awards] Keep reading »

Jennifer Love Hewitt Channels Classic “90210″-Style

When I saw the dress Jennifer Love Hewitt chose for this past weekend’s Art of Elysium event in Hollywood, I felt an overwhelming sense of familiarity. What does this atrocious gown remind me of? And then it hit me — it’s like a modern version of the dress both Kelly and Brenda wore (scandal!) to the spring formal on “Beverly Hills, 90210″! I love that my favorite TV show of all time — which I still watch in reruns on Soap Net every single day — continues to have a lasting impact on the world. Keep reading »

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