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Entertainment

The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be back tomorrow night, y’all, and we, meaning Amelia and I, can’t wait. This season, all five of the women, including newcomer Kandi Burruss, get in on the dramz. I’m talking hair-pulling, name-calling, home-foreclosing draaaama. After the jump, I speculate on what will happen in season two based on… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

“Some women are just happier in a relationship.”

As my shrink said this, my jaw dropped to the floor. Did she really just say that? The woman who had feminist literature on her bookshelf and never failed to induce a pep rally of self-empowerment at the end of each session?

We were, of… READ MORE »


News

Right after giving birth to her son, James, new mama Joanne Mackie started finding blisters on her arms and legs. A few days later, she winced whenever anything touched the painful rash and the tiny blisters that had blossomed into painful welts. Joanne was in such agony she could no longer hold her baby and… READ MORE »


Style


Style

If you want to kick it (heh) up a notch, check out Sabrina Dehoff’s new sneaker jewelry. Designed specifically for the re-release of Nike’s Air Max 1 shoe, Dehoff’s creations include smooth gold plates that rest on the laces (or are molded to the toes), blingy diamond accents, and purple rope laces with gold tips. READ MORE »


Entertainment

It’s easy to trash chick flicks, like Marisa Meltzer did this week at The Daily Beast. They set false expectations for women. The actresses are capable of more serious work. Blah blah blah blah blah….

But formulaic as the genre is known to be, you’ll still find us front row at the latest “He’s… READ MORE »


News

At Port Chester High School in New York, officials have signed off on a new service that has lots of folks up in arms. They’ll now be offering free STD and pregnancy testing to any student who asks … without parental consent or notification. While many people are squirming in their seats thinking about the… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I was twenty-nine, single again after a five-year marriage, and a virgin. When I met my now ex-husband Mike, I had just turned 21. We met at small Catholic liberal arts college, and even though I no longer believed in Jesus, the Saints, the Bible, God, really any of that. I was a virgin then,… READ MORE »


Celebs

It is not Halloween; therefore, it is not appropriate to be dressed as a middle-aged Rihanna. [“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Premiere Party, Atlanta, GA, 7/28/09] … READ MORE »



Celebs

“More than anything, I want this documentary to be a lesson to young girls. If a private, intimate moment that was never intended to be made public — it could happen to them also. It’s something that haunts me to this day. It’s embarrassing to know the whole world has seen the sex tape….I want… READ MORE »


Style

Come to think of it, it’s hard to think of an example of airbrushing gone right, but this London Fog incident is certainly disturbing. According to WWD, the company, which shot the campaign at the beginning of Gisele’s pregnancy, decided to erase her pregnant stomach in order to “respect her privacy.” It seems parent corporation… READ MORE »