If you haven’t noticed, we’re a bit obsessed with women throughout history. National Women’s History Month may be over, but we can’t help but to keep highlighting interesting women from the past. My sister got me a subscription to National Geographic for Christmas, and the April issue introduced me to Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh who ruled Egypt form 1479 to 1458 B.C. Since it’s now 2009 A.D. and the U.S. still hasn’t had a female president, you can imagine that it was a pretty big deal for Hatshepsut to rule back then.
The pharaoh’s body was discovered two years ago, and we still don’t know much about her life, but what we do know is rather scandalous. Hatshepsut was the eldest daughter of Thutmose and Queen Ahmose. Because they believed so much in strengthening royal bloodlines, incest wasn’t a bad thing and Hatshepsut married her half-brother Thutmose II, producing one daughter with him. Thutmose II’s heir, however, was a son by another woman. Thutmose III was super young when his father died, so Hatshepsut stepped in to help him out. Keep reading »
We don’t have a boyfriend to buy us jewelry, but that’s cool, because our last one didn’t quite get our style anyway. Instead, we’ll just get ourselves something we like at a price we can afford! Fetty jewelry designer (and Semi-Precious Weapons rocker) Justin Tranter has expanded his collection to include Fame, a line of affordable ($40-$100) trinkets featuring crystals that spell out words in Braille. Bet you can’t guess what this “I Love Me” bracelet says. [$50.40, Karmaloop.com] Keep reading »
In her autobiography, Cloris Leachman brags about bumping uglies with Gene Hackman.
“As we moved into the main course, it was as if a cosmic wind enveloped us. Some giant space magnet was pulling us together. We didn’t finish the meal. We went upstairs, flew into bed and made love. It was epic… I remember well the feisty lad he was.”
Whoa, down girl! Sometimes celebs just don’t know how to keep their big mouths shut! But Cloris isn’t the only star who’s screwed someone strange. Hollywood has a whole history of odd hookups. Here are some of the most shocking… [via Huffington Post]
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Ah, April — the month of fools, taxes and same sex kisses? Well, yes. Apparently, Starbucks, because it’s one of the most “gay-friendly, corporate spots in the world,” will be hosting Same Sex Kiss Day on April 15th this year. Exploiting the LGBT community, Starbucks is encouraging everyone to come out and buy a cup of coffee from them and uh, kiss someone of the same sex, because, like, LGBT people don’t yet have the same rights to file their federal taxes jointly and everyone knows a coffee and a kiss will solve that! Don’t have someone of the same sex to make-out with? No Problem! There’s a Facebook page, of course, where you can “find someone cute in your town.” And no, you don’t get a free cup of coffee is your participate. How would that help Starbucks, I mean, the LGBT community?! Keep reading »
Hooray! It’s STD Awareness Month! We’ve never met an STD we weren’t simultaneously repulsed and fascinated by, which is why we’ll be unveiling the five things you need to know about the most common STDs for your awareness and enjoyment. First up, THE HERPS. Keep reading »
The resemblance is uncanny! And people thought Joaquin’s look wouldn’t catch on… [via Alana Joy's Tumblr] Keep reading »
Lourdes Ciccone Leon is no normal child, so it would never do for her to dress like one. This 12-year-old knows how to layer, she pulls off hippie headbands as well as Nicole Richie, and she doesn’t fear high-waisted shorts. Yes, we are considering taking fashion advice from a preteen who has been known to accessorize with a smiley face ring, but she doesn’t wear cotton leggings covered in hideous flowers the way we did back in sixth grade, so she’s far more developed than we ever were at her age (or at twice her age). Click through for Lourdes’ Unauthorized Guide to Style.
From what could very well be pulled from the April Fool’s Day file comes word that sex may treat hay fever better than decongestants do — for guys at least. Sina Zarrintan, a neurologist from the Tabriz Medical University in Iran, is proposing that a “well-timed ejaculation,” either from masturbation or sex with a partner, can soothe “swollen nasal blood vessels, freeing the airway for normal breathing.” Sounds sexy, no? Apparently, the nose and the genitals are both connected to the same part of the sympathetic nervous system, which controls certain reflexes. I’m not sure about you, but if I guy used his allergies as an excuse to screw, I’m not so sure my sympathetic reflex would be to jump on that.
Zarrintan hasn’t yet performed clinical trials to test the hypothesis, but I’m pretty sure he won’t have trouble finding volunteers. [via New Scientist] Keep reading »
Miley Cyrus has to promote “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” which is projected to earn $1 billion, so what does she do? She heads to Glamour for her first women’s magazine cover. Forget the fact that the movie is rated G and, therefore, way off target for Glamour‘s readers. And, instead, question what 16-year-old Miley has to say to women. Despite the title of the cover story, “America’s Most Famous Girl Grows Up,” Miley sounds like the typical teenager and gives an interview that would have been more appropriate for Seventeen. Keep reading »
On last night’s episode of “The Real Housewives Of New York City,” Kelly Bensimon attempted to tear Bethenny a new you-know-what for daring to call her “Madonna” at the arthritis charity meeting. Bethenny, as you may recall, was appalled that Kelly wouldn’t put her name on the invitation (Kelly doesn’t lend her name to anything), which just added to her general dislike of the latest housewife.
[Note: Personally, I think the [soon-to-be-former] C(o)untess LuAnn had Kelly added to the show so she would seem less evil in comparison. Totally worked, FYI, as LuAnn seems like Mother Theresa to me now.] Keep reading »