“I realize it is out of character for me to be judging Miss America. But maybe it will make the show more modern or bring it up to date. I do always find the odd girls prettier. But I don’t think I am going to judge anybody on their beauty as much as their intelligence and their talents. … This is a complete departure for me. But I have a permission slip from Gloria Steinem.”
— “The View” gabber Joy Behar explains why she’s the newly announced 2011 Miss America pageant judge. I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy this year? [NY Post] Keep reading »
As we know, Natalie Portman, who was nominated for a Golden Globe this morning for her role in “Black Swan,” was tasked with losing 20 pounds to play the role of a prima ballerina. Well, according to the Times dance critic, Alastair Macaulay, there’s another ballerina who should embrace a similar weight loss regimen. In a recent review of the New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” Macaulay had this to say of Jenifer Ringer, who played the Sugar Plum Fairy: “[She] looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many.” Ringer, now 37 years old (and much, much smaller than an average woman of her age, for what it’s worth), has been public about her battle with anorexia and bulimia early in her career, and appeared on the “Today” show yesterday to discuss Macaulay’s stinging remarks. Keep reading »
Those of you who read regularly know I have an issue with cats … especially men with cats. Marlon Brando may have just changed my mind. Or maybe the typewriter just canceled out the cat? Either way, holy hot. And check out more famous dudes who were mega-hot in their youth. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
I’ve had good sex and bad sex, but there’s one thing I’ve never had: solo sex. That’s right: I’m a 34-year-old woman who has never masturbated. I know it sounds crazy. Many people swear that masturbation is a critical part of being a sexually satisfied woman, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to do it. This came up recently while watching Natalie Portman go to town with herself in “Black Swan.” Self-love just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do. My vagina and I just aren’t that close.
As a feminist, I rationally understand that I’ve in some ways internalized the social stigmas around female sexuality, and I don’t know how I’ll ever get over them. I just don’t want to have that kind of interaction … with myself.
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Gardening is cyclical, so when fashion mirrors nature, shouldn’t it too follow in a cycle? That’s the theme behind this awesome Etsy find—a rosette necklace made from recycled T-shirts by CreativityIsMessy. Best of all, it’s made to order, so choose your rose color (lavender, pink, and charcoal are some nice options) and then select a hue for the ribbon. Here’s the kind of piece we’d totally be into DIY-ing ourselves if we had the time … but since the price is pretty affordable at $28, we’d probably let someone else do the job (a way better one at that).