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Amanda Bynes’ Parents Fear Schizophrenia, Seek Conservatorship

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Amanda Bynes hospitalized after allegedly starting small fire. Read More »
Dog Abuse?
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Amanda Bynes' dog was soaked in gasoline before fire. Read More »
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  • Amanda Bynes’ parents are reportedly seeking a conservatorship over the actress and requesting her 72-hour psychiatric hold be extended for two weeks. Her parents and doctors are afraid her erratic behavior over the past several months are symptoms of schizophrenia. The actress was arrested on Monday for starting a fire in a stranger’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, California, which also resulted in her pet dog being drenched in gasoline; she is currently still under a 5051 hold. [TMZ]
  • Eight lessons that Huma Abedin, the beleagured wife of dick pic enthusiast Anthony Weiner, could learn from “The Good Wife.” [Raw Story]
  • Breaking news: men are injecting fat into their butts to help their pants stay up. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

Dog Soaked In Gasoline Before Amanda Bynes Placed Under Psychiatric Hold

Amanda Hospitalized
Amanda Bynes hospitalized after allegedly starting small fire. Read More »
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She says people lie about her having a mental illness. Read More »
All An Act?
amanda bynes says breakdown is an act in text messages
Amanda Bynes claims via text message to friend her breakdown is an act. Read More »
  • Amanda Bynes’ dog was soaked in gasoline yesterday, when the troubled actress was put under psychiatric hold after allegedly starting a fire in a Thousand Oaks, California driveway. A surveillance cam at a nearby liquor store showed Bynes rushing inside and washing the dog off in a sink. She was reportedly “frantic and discombobulated” when she was picked up by police. It’s unclear what has happened to Bynes’ Pomeranian pup, although it reportedly wasn’t injured by the fire. In any case, I’m really, really glad to hear Amanda Bynes is getting closer to receiving the care she needs. [TMZ, E! Online]
  • Beth Ditto from The Gossip has wed her longtime girlfriend Kristin Ogata in a ceremony in Hawaii. Mazel tov! [Her.ie]
  • Jimmy Fallon and his wife Nancy welcomed their first child yesterday, a baby girl. Congratulations! [People]
  • The director of “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron, defended casting Sandra Bullock in the lead, even though he was pressured to cast a male actor for the lead role. [The Verge] Keep reading »

It Took Almost 30 Years To Find Missing Woman’s Body In Husband’s Hoarder Home

My Mother Is A Hoarder
An essay from a woman with a hoarder in the family. Read More »
body of missing wife found in hoarder's home

If you’ve seen the show “Hoarders” then you can easily understand why anything, even a human body, could stay hidden for a very, very long time in the home of a hoarder. So, you know where this story is headed: James Nichols reported his wife, Jo Ann Nichols of Poughkeepsie, New York, missing in December of 1985 after she did not show up for a beauty parlor appointment. He told police that he received a typed note from his wife and then talked to her on the phone three days after he reported her as missing. Nichols also told police that he found his wife’s car parked at a local shopping mall. After searching his house, police determined that Mr. Nichols had not had anything to do with his wife’s disappearance.

Oh, did I mention the amount of stuff they had to wade through in that home?  According to neighbors, Mr. Nichols was an intense hoarder. He even had several dumpsters in his backyard for extra storage. The police also probably thought it was safe to assume that this was not an episode of “CSI”and didn’t check (or even know about) his false wall in the basement where he was hiding his wife’s body. Keep reading »

Feminists Have Food And Body Image Issues, Too: 5 Ways To Get Over The Shame

Feminist Blogger's ED
Chloe Angyal
Feministing blogger Chloe Angyal reveals eating disorder, apologizes. Read More »
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I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder. As a teen I marched on Washington for women’s rights. I put out a zine called Wonder Woman. I played drums (and by “played” I mean I aggressively and skill-lessly beat the shit out of a floor tom, a snare and a cymbal) in a punk band whose songs included “Penis-Shaped Missile” and “Cute Band Alert.” I prepared all varieties of soy-based hippie stews for Food Not Bombs, though I don’t recall ever sampling any of them. And it wasn’t because of the soy. Or the hippie. While my dog-eared copy of Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth was proudly displayed on my bookshelf, my equally well-worn calorie counter book was hidden out of sight in my desk drawer.

I was terrified of gaining weight. I restricted. I binged and purged. I hated my body. Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes Claims, Via Text Message To Friend, Her Breakdown Is Just An Act

Courtney Love: “‘Crazy’ Is A Word That Doesn’t Affect Me”

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Courtney Love
Courtney Love and Sam Lufti are reportedly working on a musical. Read More »
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“Oh, the crazy thing is really easy. If anybody could have proven me to be crazy, they certainly would have. And it’s never happened. Technically, in the sense of being bipolar, manic-depressive, or any of that stuff, it’s just not true. I mean, have I gone online and ranted and raved about my finances. Abso-fucking-lutely. Without any filter on. I mean, there’s a part of me that just doesn’t fucking care. And if that’s defined as crazy, then I need to find a psychiatrist who will diagnose that. I mean, maybe I’m more antisocial. I even asked my shrink, ‘Am I bipolar-ish?’ And he’s like, ‘No, you’re not.’ And I said, ‘Not even ish?’ And he said no. It’s just not there. So ‘crazy’ is a word that doesn’t affect me.”

Courtney Love opened up to Bust magazine the common slur that’s used against her and how she has zero fucks to give. Love has always behaved … colorfully … to put it politely, and she’s absolutely done many things that were inappropriately bonkers, like accusing Dave Grohl of having sexual feelings for her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. To be sure, there are plenty of people with mental illness who are so far in denial that they can’t admit they have a problem. She totally could be in that camp. But it’s also possible, just possible, that a famous woman who acts bonkers gets labeled “crazy” and men who behave the same way are just seen as “fun” or “quirky” … or “winning!”  [Bust Magazine] [Photo via Bust Magazine]

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