February 15, 2011


CBS News Reporter Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted In Egypt

As Egypt celebrated Hosni Mubarak’s departure Friday , a journalist became a target: CBS reporter Lara Logan was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted. Read more »

Jessica Simpson Is Not An Idiot

All of our celebrities have roles to play – bad boy, sex symbol, party gal – and Jessica Simpson has been saddled with “dumb blonde.” To be sure, she had a hand in the script for this part – no matter what she does or where she goes, years later, “Chicken Of The Sea” is mentioned. And although New York magazine’s cover story credits the star with being a “Fashion Mogul,” it also attempts to take her down a notch with a silly cover line. “I’m making a billion dollars off… CLOTHES??!” is not a direct quote, but obviously fits with our predetermined notion that she’s a ditz. Read more »

Girlfriend Cliams Frankie Muniz Assaulted Her, Held Gun To His Head

The girlfriend of Frankie Muniz – yes, the kid from Malcolm In The Middle – filed a police report claiming that during an argument on Friday he “grabbed a gun and held it to his head, possibly with the intent of committing suicide.” Elycia Turnbow says she asked a friend to take him to the hospital, and later during another argument, he “punched her in the back of the head, and threw her into a wall.” Muniz says Turnbow assaulted him, and he only went to the hospital because he “fell and hit his head.” Police found a loaded gun in their home and both have been charged with disorderly conduct. Read more »

Porn Industry Paper Blasts New York Times Coverage

Last week, The New York Times published a piece about the ongoing debate about condoms use in pornography production. Now, a reporter on the inside iscalling bullshit. Read more »

Fashion Week’s Not A “Grueling” Quest For Survival

The other night I was out at a pre-fashion week party, where my goal was to eat as many little rolled-up pieces of salmon on little slices of brown bread as I could without drawing attention to myself. I may have also been drinking pink champagne from a coupe. A friend of mine who works at the Paris Review happened to be there, and she asked me how many shows I planned to go to. I suppose I felt like being glib, so I shot back, “As many as I can go to, without completely losing touch with reality.” And I munched another canapé. Read more »

Photographer Sues Rihanna For Biting His Style

David LaChapplle is famous for his sexy, colorful, highly saturated and fetish-y images; if you saw Rihanna’s latest video, “S&M” – with its latex and riotous hues – you may have thought it was a great example of LaChappelle’s work. The problem is, he didn’t direct the clip. So he’s suing. Read more »

South Dakota Considers Legalizing The Murder Of Abortion Providers

South Dakota lawmakers are about to consider a bill that would expand the meaning of justifiable homicide to include “resisting an attempt to harm” an unborn child related to the killer, Mother Jones reports. “If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman’s father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone who tried to provide that woman an abortion-even if she wanted one,” writes Kate Sheppard. Or, as one national advocate put it, it issues an “invitation to murder abortion providers.” Read more »

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