Girl Talk: Should We Ask Victims Of Domestic Violence Why They Stayed?

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With that in mind, we’re reposting this article from Judy McGuire which originally ran in July 2009.

Yesterday, two of the other lady blogs wrestled over the politics of asking victims of domestic violence why they stayed with their abusers. Are you a bad feminist if you ask someone—say, someone like me—why she stayed with the guy who beat the crap out of her, nearly murdered her, and raped her on a regular basis? Keep reading »

Ryan Gosling Did Not Excel On “The Mickey Mouse Club”

“It was kind of depressing because when I got there, they realized that I wasn’t really up to snuff in comparison with what some of the other kids were able to do. I remember one time they put four of us in a dance routine, but I was so off. I was on the end, so they just pushed the shot in closer on the other three guys to frame me out. I would just come in at the beginning of the show and then come back at the end, and occasionally I’d have a sketch here or there, but I didn’t end up working that much, which was disheartening.”

Ryan Gosling tries to downplay his time on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” when he admittedly stood in the shadows of future pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake. However! This gives us (i.e., ME) the perfect excuse to go through the treasure trove that is Ryan’s work on “MMC.” Check out some great clips, after the jump … [Interview] Keep reading »

Charlie Sheen Found Naked And Thoroughly Intoxicated In Hotel Room

I was feeling kind of proud of Charlie Sheen for playing nice with Denise Richards and spending some quality time in New York with his kids this week. But now reports are out that the po-pos were called to his suite at the Plaza Hotel at 2 a.m. this morning. They found him naked and totally intoxicated, ranting about how someone had taken his wallet. They sent him to New York Presbyterian Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The official story from Sheen’s reps: “What we are able to determine is that Charlie had an adverse allergic reaction to some medication and was taken to the hospital, where is expected to be released tomorrow.” Uh huh.

The not-so-official but much juicier story after the jump. Keep reading »

Dater X: Making The First Move

I remember watching Dan stroll into Chemistry 101. He had on a blue hoodie and was dancing to the DiscMan he held in his right hand. He sat down at a table across the room from me, not bothering to put his music away, even though the bell was about to ring. He turned around and scanned the room, and we made eye contact. I was instantly drawn to his gorgeous turquoise eyes and devil-may-care attitude. I realized I only had a second to make a move. Even though I’d been in my seat for more than five minutes, I jammed my binder in my backpack and high-tailed it across the room, lest anyone beat me to the seat next to him.

“Hey,” I said, slipping into the chair just as the bell sounded. “Want to be my lab partner?”

“Cool,” he replied.

A week later, he gave me a Smiths mix CD and asked if I’d be his girlfriend. We lasted for a month—which is the equivalent of a year in high school time. Keep reading »

6 Celebrities Who’ve Had Ghostly Encounters

Lady Gaga just dropped $5K for a Ghostbuster machine to do a “spirit-seeking sweep” of one of the London venues on her Monster’s Ball tour. See, she believes that evil spirits are haunting her. We are serious. One of her aides had to buy the kit, which includes an electro-magnetic field reader. Owner of the “ghost-busting firm,” Dan Webb told the Sunday Mirror, “Her aide said the gear had to be robust as they were ­taking it on the road, so they must be doing this every­where Lady Gaga is performing.” If I were a ghost, I would totally go on tour with a band! [Radar Online]

I guess that ghosts are just like us—celebrity-obsessed—since so many celebrities have had their own ghost encounters. More after the jump. Keep reading »

Do Not Want: BeardHead Hats

Oh no. Please tell us this is a joke. The New York Daily News reports that a California company called BeardHats is actually … successful? People are wearing these? In public? And here we had thought the beard accessory trend was on the decline. Damn you, cold weather! You bring out the fools and crazies! Check out some more fun after the jump—a look back at some of the weirder beard-related buys we’ve seen. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

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