Women are on top of the world—the celeb world that is. Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and Beyonce Knowles claimed the top four spots on Forbes’ just-released 2009 Celebrity 100 List. Actually, a quarter of the list is female including some of our favorites: Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer (#26), Ellen DeGeneres (#40), Meryl Streep (#64), Serena Williams (#67), Taylor Swift (#69), Gisele Bundchen (#72) and race car driver Danica Patrick (#100). [Forbes.com]
The real shocker is, of course, that Angelina snagged the top spot from Oprah, who’s been number one for the last two years running. Although Oprah earned 10 times more than Angie last year, she apparently didn’t get as much star-studded coverage in mags and newspapers and on TV. What’s especially strange is that Forbes cites Jolie’s blockbuster “Wanted” as a major reason she reached this pinnacle. Yeah, it made $340 million, but it’s still got nothing on an Oprah’s Favorite Things episode. Keep reading »
Sirens siren Heather Wood Rudulph has written a piece for Huffington Post about five reasons we still need feminism, including the recent murder of abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, and the propensity of pop culture to make women look like marriage-crazy loons.
Her five reasons are just dandy, but why limit ourselves to only five? It was depressingly easy to think of five more reasons we need more of the F-word. Keep reading »
The new issue of Vanity Fair comes out today, and it’s graced by Johnny Depp’s tousled hair and Mona Lisa smile. The interview took place in paradise on Johnny’s private Caribbean island. In between sipping daiquiris and plunging into the deep blue, writer Douglas Brinkley pieced together an oddly revealing portrait of the mysterious hunksicle. After the jump, the juiciest bits on Johnny. Keep reading »
Recently, I discovered that one of my best friends had ditched me after I logged on to Facebook and found her profile had disappeared from my page. We’d been having problems that had culminated in a huge argument the day before, but I figured we’d get through it. I figured wrong.
Still, being given the heave-ho by way of a social networking site? My first reaction was to laugh. I mean, we’re adults. Unfriending me seemed tantamount to toilet-papering my locker or scribbling my phone number on the boys’ locker room wall. Keep reading »
Self-proclaimed sci-fi addicts Noah Fulmore and Erin Finnegan will be the first couple to get married in zero gravity on June 20. On that day, they’ll venture down to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral to tie the knot in a plane owned by the Zero Gravity Corporation, the only government-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. “We would really prefer to do it in space or on Mars,” Fulmore told the New York Daily News, “But living in the time that we do, this was the closest we could get to zero gravity.” [NY Daily News]
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On yesterday’s episode of “The View,” Elisabeth Hasselbeck responded to the Playboy.com article written by Guy Cimbalo that listed her as one of the conservative women he’d like to “hate f**k.” I don’t blame her for being offended — I would pitch a fit if, say, Rush Limbaugh said he wanted to hate f**k me — but her annoyance that the National Organization for Women didn’t immediately respond (in fact, they didn’t know) is misplaced. After all, they have bigger fish to fry right now, like the murder of doctors like Dr. George Tiller.
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I’m one of those people that loves being naked. Ask anyone who has ever lived with me and they will tell you it’s my forte. Sadly, yesterday a coffee shop in Maine that shared my love of nakedness burned down. The Grand View Topless Café had been a huge success in Vassalboro, Maine since it opened February, due in large part to the half-naked wait staff. Relax, the servers were both male and female—the Grand View wasn’t just some pseudo Hooters. “We didn’t hire 10s,” the owner told CNN. “We hired everyone from skinny to big-boned.” Although many people in this small town were up in arms over the nudity when the place opened, the sex was selling. But, alas, the shop is no more. And the owner didn’t have insurance on the property. [Maine Today]
While the Grand View Topless Café rests in peace, let’s take a look at some other places where the topless business model prevails: Keep reading »