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Did Representative Eric Massa Really Tickle His Staffers?

Another day, another high-ranking New York politician embroiled in a scandal. The latest is a House of Representatives dude, Eric Massa. On Monday, he resigned from Congress saying that he had cancer. Turns out, he resigned to avoid an investigation by the House ethics committee. Apparently, three of his staffers complained that Massa had groped them. Others said Massa used lewd language with them, and rumor had it that he’d hit on several young male staffers and interns. When these reports surfaced in the press, Massa claimed he was being set up by the House Democrats because he opposed the health care bill. But on Tuesday, he spoke to Glenn Beck and said he’d resigned for “getting too familiar with my staff.” Then he joked, “Not only did I grope [a staffer], I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe.” Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Shops A Show, Announces A New Book, And Goes Swag Crazy

Sarah Palin has been a busy lady in the past week. She tried her hand at stand-up on “The Today Show” on Monday, and today announced plans for a follow-up book to Going Rogue that will be a “celebration of American values and strengths.” Apparently, she is also shopping around a television show along with producer Mark Burnett, the dude behind shows like “Survivor” and “The Apprentice.” There are two different reports as to what exactly the show will be—the first source says it’s a “planet-Earth type look” at Alaska, while another (maybe jokingly) says, “it’s a sequel to ‘Commander in Chief,’” the show which made Geena Davis president. [USA Today, EW]

But perhaps Palin’s most interesting move of the week? Hitting the Oscar gifting suites, with an entourage who “were like locusts,” according to one vendor. Keep reading »

Quickies: Obama Had A Surprise Night Visit & Heidi Montag Wants H-Cups

  • A few former presidents visited President Barack Obama in the middle of the night to give him a few pointers. [Funny Or Die]
  • Nicole Kidman was cast to play the female version of “Hitch” in the new movie “The Wedding Doctor.” Since the actress was named the highest-paid actress in 2006, could this decision tarnish her career? [New York Magazine]
  • This app will totally annoy your boyfriend or husband. [Your Tango]
  • For fun, take this “Sweet Valley High” quiz. Amelia only got one wrong! [Mental Floss]

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Quickies: Is President Obama A Pothead & What Is Kim Kardashian’s Dream Job?

  • Does President Barack Obama like to toke? [TMZ]
  • Here are 10 beauty mistakes that can age you! [Allure]
  • Megan Fox looked more like a quirky, lovable ditz when she appeared on “Hope & Faith” than the sexpot she is now. [Maxim]

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David Patterson Scandal Not Sexy, But Incredibly Icky

A few weeks ago, whispers started that The New York Times was about to publish an expose on New York Governor David Patterson. Given all the political sex scandals in recent years, people’s minds went to the gutter. Rumors swirled that he’d been “snuggling” with another woman in a utility closet. But the scandal the Times was charting has nothing to do with sex—instead, it has to do with Patterson trying to cover for his longtime top aide, David Johnson, who’s been accused of beating up his girlfriend on Halloween night. Sherr-una Booker claims that Johnson choked her, ripped off her clothing, and smashed her into a mirror. Keep reading »

Quotable: Senator Scott Brown Likes His Pink Leather Shorts

“‘Gail comes out and she’s like, “Those are pink shorts.” I said: “Yeah, you like them? They’re great. Comfortable. Feel this leather.” With this last phrase, he slowly stroked the side of one of his thighs, apparently miming the gesture he made in front of her.”

–Massachusetts senator Scott Brown defends the fact that he wore pink leather shorts on his first date with his now wife by explaining that he got them as payment for modeling [VF.com] Keep reading »

Should Celebrities Run For Office?

Now that Kendra Wilkinson is a resident of Indiana, the next logical step would be for her to … run for office. Wait, that wasn’t the first thing that came to your mind? Yeah, me neither. But very unfortunately for the nation, a bunch of people want her to replace Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, who recently announced he will not run again. I’m not sure if there is anything that actually qualifies the former Playmate for this position but, hey, who cares, right? After all, she did say, “Oh yeah. I would change a lot in this world, let me tell you that.” How promising. [PopEater]

After the jump, some other celebs who’ve been called on to take part in politics. Keep reading »

Conservatives To Whack A Nancy Pelosi Pinata At Conference

According to politics blog, The Washington Scene, guests at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference will attend a party on Friday night where guests can take a whack at a pinata shaped like Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The Pelosi pinata will allegedly be filled with candy, bills and “favorite Pelosi sayings.”

According to Mary Christopher, outreach coordinator for another conservative political action committee, “We’re hoping to have the females whack the piñata and males try their hand at a [Democratic Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid punching bag.”

Right, because women hitting a woman and men hitting a man somehow makes it OK. Keep reading »

Quickies: Elizabeth Edwards Is Suing Former Aide & Portia De Rossi Is Telling All

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The Obamas Talk Education In Essence Magazine

When asked how he and First Lady Michelle Obama handle educating Malia and Sasha, President Barack Obama responded: “Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that’s not good enough because there’s no reason why she can’t get an ‘A’…” Obviously, they take grades very seriously, but as a former honor student, who sucked at chemistry, I can tell you that sometimes the effort is more important than the grade. You can read the rest of their interview in the March issue. [The Young, Black & Fabulous] Keep reading »

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