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The Best Worst Very Special Episodes Ever

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This supercut of “Very Special Episodes” tackling difficult issues runs the gamut from “Saved by the Bell’s” Jesse Spano “I’m so excited” on speed rant, to the “Dinosaurs” does steroids. But my own VSE fave? How about the time Tom Hanks played the alcoholic uncle on “Family Ties” and got drunk on Michael J. Fox’s hair gel vanilla extract? How much vanilla extract would you really have to swill before getting even the tiniest buzz? Somebody try it and report back. [YouTube]

Inspiration Board: Mallory Keaton From “Family Ties”

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The other day, I was thinking about some of my favorite fashion icons from 1980′s TV, and I remembered how much I loved the style of Mallory Keaton from “Family Ties.” She gave her suburban print sweaters and leggings and sweater dress sets an urban edginess with her rolled sleeves, cinched waists, and classic ’80s hairstyles. Let’s not forget Mallory was also the brave Keaton to date Nick, the garbage artist, who at times wore pink and purple belts at the same time. The following three looks were inspired by Mallory’s ’80s fashions, but would be completely chic today. And check out this blog, Mallory’s Clothes, which gives a rundown on Mallory’s style throughout the seven seasons.

Meredith Baxter From “Family Ties” Comes Out As A Lesbian


Meredith Baxter, the mom from ’80s sitcom “Family Ties,” came out as a lesbian this morning on the “Today” show after Perez Hilton posted a picture of her yesterday nuzzling her girlfriend. “I did not want some tabloid to take the story and make it up — I wanted it to be in my own words,” the notoriously private Baxter told Matt Lauer. After three marriages and five children, she started dating women seven years ago and has been with the same woman for the last four years. She says of her public coming-out: “This is a political act, even though that’s not what it feels like to me,” she said. “If anyone knows someone who’s gay or lesbian … they’re less likely to vote against them to take away their rights. I can be that lesbian you know now …” Clip above. [via MSNBC] Keep reading »

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of August 5th 2008

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  • Carla Bruni
  • Comme Si de Rien N’Etait
    Former model and current outspoken first lady of France Carla Bruni has released a record so sweet and simply sexy that you know she’s exactly the kind of classy slut she says she is. While you might not be able to pronounce the album title, you should definitely play Comme Si de Rien N’Etait at your next dinner party. (NOTE: The title means “as if nothing happened.” Translation courtesy of Megs, who got straight A’s in French class.) Keep reading »

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