Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Kendra Gives Up Her Kid? Jennifer Aniston Obsessed With Brad?

By: Kelli Bender / December 8, 2010

It was a relatively slow week in Tabloid Land, but that is no reason to slack off and not stay in the know. These gossip mags are charting out the long-running dramas of celebs’ lives, and you wouldn’t want to miss a chapter, would you? That would be like skipping a soap opera for a… More »


HIV+ Porn Star Speaks Out

By: Susannah Breslin / December 8, 2010

The L.A. Times has an interview with Derrick Burts, the 24-year-old male porn star who contracted HIV recently. Burts, who has worked in gay and straight porn, as Derek Chambers and Cameron Reid respectively, discovered in early October through the adult industry’s AIM Healthcare Foundation that he had contracted the virus. Burts believe… More »


The Terrible (But True) Reality Of Facebook Relationship Schadenfreude

By: Julie Gerstein / December 8, 2010

I’m not going to lie: I’m in post-breakup emotional triage mode. This means I notice more than ever when other people are wearing wedding rings, and whether or not their Facebook status says “single” or “in a relationship.” I guess it’s because my heart is feeling so raw and scarred that I am especially attune… More »


Dear Wendy: “How Can I Let Guys Know I Want To Befriend Them Not Date Them?”

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2010

I recently moved out of the country, and am in the process of making new friends. Every so often a new male stranger will strike up conversation with me. Since I’m new here and could use as many friends as possible, I’m always receptive and try to be engaging. However, it always reaches the point… More »


Oprah Cries When Asked By Barbara Walters About Lesbian Rumors

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2010

“TISSUE PLEASE!” That’s Oprah — a rare one to raise her voice — at some lackey off-camera when she starts to cry during an interview with Barbara Walters. Babs had just asked Oprah about her super-duper-close friendship with Gayle King, which sent the tears a-flowin’. Said the big O:

“She’s the mother… More »


In Defense Of Mittens

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2010

Usually I love Hadley Freedman, the style writer at the London Guardian. First, because she’s in London, so I automatically assume everything she writes is more cultured and posh. But second, because she writes about style in a way that’s intelligent and thoughtful without the usual “LOVE ZOMG I’M DYING” tripe that passes for “criticism”… More »