Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston may be engaged now, but just two months ago, Bristol was dating a guy named Ben Barber. In a good old-fashioned Alaskan love triangle, Ben was a friend of both Bristol and Levi’s in high school. In fact, when Bristol and Levi were engaged the first time around, Ben was going to be one of Levi’s groomsmen. But, after Christmas, Ben and Bristol hooked up. “Bristol called me angry about Levi and then we just fell into place,” Ben told The Daily Beast. “It was good and then went downhill.” Keep reading »
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On Fox News and then again on Twitter, Sarah Palin used the word “refudiate.” Which, uh, doesn’t exist. But yesterday, she defended her word choice, writing on Twitter, “‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”
Oh course, Sarah is no Shakespeare. And so some clever Twitter users created the hashtag #shakespalin, interpreting classic Shakespeare quotes through the Wasilla vernacular. After the jump, our four favorites. [Time] Keep reading »
“I would be absolutely devastated if I wasn’t invited to the wedding—it would be the last straw. They should elope if they can’t have the Johnstons and the Palins together. But don’t leave us out of it. That would kill me.”
For the past few months, I’ve said that my dream imaginary dinner party guest list would include Einstein, Snooki, Cleopatra, Meghan McCain, and Joe Strummer. I liked this grouping because no one would have any idea how to process any of the others. Or so I thought. But I just saw that Meghan has interviewed Snooki for a Q & A on the Daily Beast. Apparently, Meghan is an avid “Jersey Shore” watcher and is the one who told her papa, John, when Snooki dissed Barack Obama for including a tax on tanning in the healthcare bill.
After the jump, the choicest quotes from Snooki. Hint: she voted for McCain because she thinks he’s cute. Keep reading »
It seems that, as an adult, every time I date someone new, he’s a better for me than the previous guy. The current one seemed perfect at first: friendly, health-conscious, outgoing, spontaneous, but also established and responsible. We’re so, so good together. And. It’s. The. Best. Sex. I. Have. Ever. Had. We’ve been officially together for a couple of months now and it all seemed to be going swimmingly until he came over one night and dropped a bombshell: he wasn’t sure he could continue a relationship with me because I am too “political” — I vote and am an ardent feminist who’s also an activist. A gendered analysis informs my most fundamental worldview. Apparently, this is a problem. It’s not that he “opposes feminism, so much as wishes it didn’t have to exist,” however he can’t seem to grasp conceptually that my work as a feminist is towards ending gender inequities that he so easily wishes away. Is this relationship doomed? Or do you think I can be political with my friends and fellow activists and leave the politics aside in order to be with him? — Feminist Girlfriend
Sarah Palin‘s political action committee has released a dare-I-say touching web video, called “Mama Grizzlies,” about women in the Republican Party. Palin calls it the “mom awakening,” because she says moms always know when something is wrong and then they defend their cubs like mama grizzly bears.
Elizabeth Edwards is releasing her bestselling memoir Resilience in paperback and that means it’s time for a tell-all interview with People magazine. This time around, her eldest daughter, Cate Edwards, 28, joined her. Mother and daughter chatted with People about John Edwards‘ philandering, the divorce, his lovechild Quinn, and how Elizabeth is staying strong throughout chemo treatments for her stage-4 cancer.
Elizabeth’s money quote about the Rielle Hunter paternity test debacle is boring — “John’s conduct through this whole thing was terrible” — and they don’t touch the sex tape with a 10-foot pole. But there’s still some juicy gossip to sift through, after the jump. Keep reading »
Cate Edwards speaks! This week’s People magazine will feature an interview with Elizabeth Edwards and her 28-year-old daughter, who will open up publicly for the first time about her dad, John Edwards, and her mother’s cancer. Cate has also penned a essay for People about her mom. “There are the things she taught without words [like] how to continue to live your life on your own terms when it somehow becomes savaged by people you never invited into it,” Cate wrote. The mother/daughter duo are promoting the paperback release of Resilience, Elizabeth’s bestselling memoir.
Cate, 28, is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard, a former editorial assistant for Vanity Fair and now clerks for a federal judge in Washington, D.C. Cate has every reason to play the Lindsay Lohan card — I mean, what would you do if your dad cheated with a professional wackadoodle like Rielle Hunter? — but the girl is nothing but a class act. [People] Keep reading »
“If somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society. Relatively speaking, it is a minimal problem.”
—Sarah Palin, appearing on the Fox Business Network. While she’s against legalizing marijuana, she also isn’t for busting folks for minor possession. Why am I now picturing her and Todd sharing a doobie at the end of the day? [Newser] Keep reading »