Facebook Responds To Willow Palin’s Homophobia, Sort Of

We may have to wait until season two of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” to see how Mama Grizzly disciplined her cub for calling kids “gay” and “f****t” on her Facebook page. But a spokesman for Facebook issued a statement this weekend to the gossip blog Hollywood Life about Willow Palin‘s homophobic slurs. “We want Facebook to be a place where people can openly discuss issues and express their views, while respecting the rights and feelings of others,” the statement said. “Facebook is highly self-regulating, and people can and do report content that they find questionable or offensive. We take our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities very seriously and react quickly to reports of content and behavior that violate our policies. Specifically, we’re sensitive to content that singles out private individuals, or that includes pornography, direct statements of hate, or actionable threats of violence.” Willow Palin calling someone a “f****t” isn’t a direct statement of hatred? Hey, Facebook, that’s really “gay.” [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »

NKOTB And The Backstreet Boys Team Up At The American Music Awards


Yeah, so Justin Bieber won the biggest award, Artist of the Year, at last night’s American Music Awards and Rihanna and Ke$ha gave great performances. But the moment we were waiting for was New Kids On The Block getting on stage with the Backstreet Boys for a medley of their biggest songs—”Step by Step,” “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Everybody,” “I Want It That Way,” and “Larger Than Life.” When do tickets go on sale for their joint tour this summer? Keep reading »

7 Shocking Things You Might Discover By Snooping On Your S.O.

Yeah, we know, snooping is wrong. It’s unethical. It demonstrates a lack of respect and trust. But it’s just so goddamn hard to resist! I’m a Scorpio, which means I am curious by nature (hence my career as a Super Serious Journalist), and I’ve never met a medicine cabinet or open email account that I didn’t have the intense desire to peek at. For the most part, my snooping has resulted in a big fat wad of nothing, though one time I discovered a woman I was babysitting for was pregnant again before her husband knew. When it comes to significant others, snooping can be especially tempting, but the results of that clandestine investigating can be far more fruitful — and hurtful — than finding out the woman who pays you $10 an hour to watch TV with her toddler is about to add a screaming baby to the roster. Here are seven shocking things you may not want to find out about when snooping on your S.O. Keep reading »

Pope Says Condom Use “Justified” For Male Prostitutes, I’m Not Impressed

Hey, great news, male prostitutes with HIV/AIDS! The Pope has given you his blessing to use condoms! In the upcoming book Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, Pope Benedict XVI concedes that in very rare cases, condom use could be considered justified to help stop the spread of AIDS. The example he specifically uses is for that of male prostitutes, for whom condom use “can be a first in the direction of moralization a first assumption of responsibility.” When the media was quick to jump all over this statement as a reversal of the Catholics Church’s long-standing policy banning contraceptives, the Church was quick to clarify that the Pope’s statement was no such thing. Because, I mean, let’s face it, the Catholic Church certainly doesn’t believe male prostitutes (with AIDS!) are getting into heaven anyway. Keep reading »

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Spinelli From “Recess”

Did you guys watch “Recess” back in the day? It was my favorite cartoon for an embarrassingly long time. I watched it every week until it got cut from the Saturday morning line-up, at which point I believe I was a senior in high school. One of the best parts of the show was a character named Spinelli (shown above with the red arrow), who was this awesome Italian-American girl who could beat up any kid on the playground. Not only was Spinelli tough as nails, but she also rocked a sweet signature look … Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Excited But Lost” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Excited but Lost,” who was eager to start dating a year and a half after being diagnosed bipolar and working on managing her disorder and getting her life on track. After the jump, find out how it’s going. Keep reading »

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