March 2, 2011


Sorry, Celebs: Rehab Does Not Cure Anti-Semitism

John Galliano is only the latest celebrity to enter rehab after making bigoted comments. It’s almost the expected move at this point – but prejudice isn’t something you can twelve-step your way out of. Read more »

University Of Maryland Sorority Sisters Charged With Hazing & Assault

In yet another disturbing reminder that hazing isn’t limited to idiotic frat guys, seven members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority at the University of Maryland have been charged with hazing and assault for allegedly beating a pledge during initiation in October. Read more »

This Week In Tabloids: Brave Celebrity Soldiers Losing The War Against Cellulite

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we sift through the silt of In Touch, Star, Us, Ok! and Life & Style, looking for nuggets of gold. This week, having cellulite is completely normal, which is why Holly Madison posed for unretouched photos, but that doesn’t stop Star from printing a cover story that involves enlarged pictures of women’s thighs alongside bodysnarking, bitchy advice and shitty commentary. Read more »

Charlie Sheen’s History Of Violence Toward Women

For the past 20 years, Charlie Sheen has allegedly assaulted, threatened, harassed, abused, and-in one incident-shot women. Although his long history of violence toward women has been reported in the media, it seems to have taken a back seat to the actor’s partying, wild lifestyle, and battle with addiction that has been part of the narrative of his bad boy persona that has actually propelled his success rather than hindered it. Read more »

Naked Female Therapist Provides “More Exciting” “Treatment”

Are you tired of traditional therapy – sick of talking over your problems with a stranger who doesn’t know you and takes your money? Well, what about a stranger who doesn’t know you and takes your money – but also takes off her clothes? Meet naked therapist Sarah White. Read more »

The Funnest Factoids From The White House Report On Women

There may be no new studies in the just-released White House Report on Women, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to learn from the report, which conveniently culls all relevant government data on women. That includes some breakdowns of things we’ve been hearing about for awhile – women’s education attainment contrasting with the pay gap – and a few little surprises. Some highlights, here. Read more »

John Galliano: “I Completely Deny The Claims Made Against Me

The embattled designer – under police investigation for two separate incidents in which he allegedly screamed racist and anti-Semitic abuse at strangers in a bar, and a third, captured on video, in which he drunkenly declared his love for Hitler and spoke of all the people who wouldn’t be around today because “your mothers, your forefathers, would all be fucking gassed” – has issued a statement via his London lawyer’s office. And he’s certainly not going quietly! Galliano denies the allegations categorically, though he does apologize “for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light” and for “causing any offence.” Read more »

Scarlett Johansson & Sean Penn Vacation In Mexico

Shortly after Scarlett Johansson was spotted putting her foot in “friend” Sean Penn’s lap during lunch, the two took a private jet from Van Nuys to Cabo San Lucas. They had dinner together in Mexico, then flew back to L.A. today. ScarJo’s rep recently denied that they were dating, and both reps have declined to comment on their Mexican rendez-vous. Read more »

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