The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The “Tree Of Life” Premiere

By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2011

Beth Ostrosky Doesn’t Like Howard Stern Tweeting Nakey Photos Of Her

“He’s taken up a new hobby, photography. I’ll be in the bathtub, and there he is, with the camera, and suddenly the pictures are up on Twitter. We have a new policy: He can take all the pictures he likes, but I have to be able to approve the ones that he tweets out.”
—BethMore »


Disqus Commenter Blocking

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2011

In the last, uh, 10 minutes I’ve gotten a whole bunch of emails from commenters who’ve been blocked from commenting by Disqus. This is definitely some sort of technical error that I am trying to get someone to fix now. If you’ve been blocked, it’s not because you’ve done anything wrong — there’s just some… More »


Is This Dove Ad Racist?

By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2011

Look at this advertisement for Dove’s new VisibleCare line. Notice anything “off” about it? I didn’t at first — until rants began appearing around the web claiming that Dove’s model placement seemed suspect. At issue: the African-American model is placed on the “before” side of the ad to signify, say some, that dark skin ca… More »


On Losing A Pet

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2011

On Monday, my parents put to sleep our 14-year-old Wheaton terrier, Timmy. This photo is exactly what Timmy looked like — i.e., sooo cute. My mom is really the one broken up by Timmy’s death; with all her kids moved out of the house, he became like another child (albeit one who never aged past… More »


World’s Worst Mother: “16 And Pregnant” Teen’s Mom Takes The Cake

By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2011

We’ve grown used to seeing irresponsible teens and bad parenting on the MTV show “16 And Pregnant,” and that’s part of what makes it such a compelling and powerful watch. It teaches cocky adolescents that having a baby is more than just dressing infants in cute clothes and parading a kid around in a… More »