March 18 Weekend Roundup


Ten Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week’s compilation of pop culture crap, 30 Rock does Real Housewives, American Idol takes censorship too far, and Marlee Matlin teaches us about attitude.. More »

The Day You Realized You Were Getting Boobs

For many young women, the realization that you’re growing breasts is fraught with mixed emotions, including, terror, sadness, shame, anxiety, confusion and excitement. Misty watercolor memories all over the place! More »

Jezebel’s March Madness 2011: Cats vs. Dogs

It’s the very first day of Jezebel’s ultimate Cats vs. Dogs tournament, wherein felines and canines will face off for the title of General Bestness, as determined by your votes. Put on your water wings and get ready to dive in with our latest match-ups. More »

Helen Thomas Explains Herself (And Everything Else) To Playboy

She hasn’t-as Playboy’s David Hochman asked her-lost her mind or her faculties, due to her age. Actually she was pissed at that question and demanded an apology, saying, “You have to be crazy to criticize Israel? You have to be crazy to criticize tyranny?” More »

The Mystery And Mockery Of Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black’s music video, “Friday,” has gone viral, with more than 2.2 million views in a little over a month, and not because it’s good. The song is comically absurd, with ridiculously simplistic lyrics; the video involves literally acting out those lyrics and features a bunch of kids trying really hard to seem happy. Despite all the “partyin, partyin” and “fun fun fun,” the biggest question remains unanswered: Who is Rebecca Black, and who the hell made her video? More »

Everything You Need To Know About Pegging

A sex tape featuring Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, is being shopped around, and rumor has it the activities are slightly kinky. TMZ reports: “We’ll keep this PG-13 and just say … the people in the video are both givers.” Sounds like mutual oral sex to us, but rumor-mongering blogs have decided that Usher and his wife are into pegging. More »

This Week In Tabloids: Justin Trousersnake Is A Horrible Boyfriend

We read the tabloids so you don’t have to. In the cards this week: Kim Kardashian’s hypothetical wedding sounds elaborate; Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock are bonding because they’re both Women Who Were Wronged; and Justin Timberlake is a cheating cheater. More »

How To Successfully Meet The Parents

Meeting your partner’s parents for the first time is notoriously stressful. But if you keep a few tips in mind, your first encounter can be less like a crappy Ben Stiller movie, and more like the start of a good relationship. More »

College Is Not A Hotbed Of Lesbian Experimentation

The stereotype of the LUG (lesbian until graduation) takes a big hit this week, with news that women without high school diplomas are actually more likely to have had a same-sex experience than college-educated women. The finding may have large-scale implications for how we understand sexuality and class. More »

How We Can Help Japan

As the situation in Japan grows more dire, there’s a lot of argument about how – and even if – Americans should donate to the disaster-ravaged country. Let’s break down some of the advice. More »

The Imminent Whitewashing Of The Hunger Games’ Heroine

Fans of The Hunger Games – the dark and addictive YA trilogy that is the hottest kid-lit read this side of Twilight – have been avidly following casting rumors for the forthcoming film adaptation. But while director Gary Ross initially told Entertainment Weekly that the actress playing resentful revolutionary heroine Katniss Everdeen needn’t be a “star,” now it’s being reported that Oscar-nominated Winter’s Bone breakout Jennifer Lawrence is close to snagging the coveted role. More »

Horror Stories From Women In Tech

Five years ago, co-founder Dina Kaplan said at a panel of female tech founders yesterday at South By Southwest Interactive, she arrived at a pitch meeting with a prominent angel investor and was told, “The first half is going to be your pitch, the second will be me hitting on you.” More »

The French Fad Diet Du Jour

Meet the Dukan Diet: the French-born, Gisele-approved, Middleton-employed meal plan that is suddenly is ubiquitous. Put down your fat-free Activias, ladies, and listen up. More »

My Childhood Priest Is Now A Suspected Child Molester

Rev. Peter Talocci was at my parish in the late ’80s/early ’90s (we knew him as “Father Pete”) and I can’t say I’m at all surprised. My strongest memory of him is of the private time I spent with him outside of school when I was about 9 or 10 years old, during which he made inappropriate sexual comments to me and my girlfriends. More »

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