July 29 Week In Review

July 29 Week In Review10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Stephen Colbert's interview with a vampire, Janice Dickinson is working those 12 steps, and TMI about Alex Trebek. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewBachmann Refuses To Discuss That Thing She's Always Talking About

Michele Bachmann explained yesterday that it's really none of our business if her family is running Christian counseling clinics that may or may not be using taxpayer fund to "cure" people of their gayness. And it's pretty sexist of you to ask! More »


July 29 Week In ReviewA Very Elaborate Ruse To Make You Crave Diamonds

Tiffany & Co. has started a new campaign, which includes a new website, What Makes Love True, and a short film called Will You Marry Me, "presented" by Edward Burns. It's an incredibly charming clip, very romantic and very well done. One could almost forget that it's all part of a carefully orchestrated plot to convince you that getting married is the best thing that can ever happen to a person and that the occasion must be marked with a diamond ring. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewA Dating Paradigm Shift For Women In Their 30s

"This is so weird," my friend Nicole -– a successful 33 year-old entertainment executive - tells me. "Ever since I started dating, I went for older guys, sometimes much older. But now I'm head over heels for a 29 year-old. It's crazy, but right now, it just makes sense." More »


July 29 Week In ReviewTim Gunn: Hillary Clinton Dresses Like "She's Confused About Her Gender"

Apparently, it never gets old to mock Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "cankles" and pantsuits, at least if you're Tim Gunn and George Lopez, who took the sexist trash-talking to the next level on Lopez's show last night. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewSummer's Eve Pulls Racist Talking Vagina Ads

Summer's Eve has decided to take down their new talking vagina ads after a huge backlash that included a thorough mocking on the Colbert Report. However, PR executive Stacie Barnett told Adweek that the company remains committed to what she describes as a mission to educate women about their anatomy and challenge taboos. Though, later she admits that they just want to sell women more crap they don't need: More »


July 29 Week In ReviewThe Little Girl Who's Becoming The Republicans' Poster Child

When in doubt about the best way to fearmonger, seek an adorable little girl. That, at least, is the message from two Republican ads, released on the same day, featuring the same young actress. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewThis Week In Tabloids: Cancer Survivor Michael Douglas Has A Smoke

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we "read" the celebrity tabloids so you don't "have" to. This week, Jen Aniston is "desperate" to move in with J'ethroux; Katie Holmes is "desperate" to be skinny; Shiloh is "desperate" for attention; and we desperately hope that Michael Douglas isn't really smoking again. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewWhy Winehouse's Death Still Comes As A Shock

Amy Winehouse's death wasn't surprising, but I'm left strangely shocked. Her drug use and repeated attempts at rehab foreshadowed a grim outcome, but I guess I never thought about things that way. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewDSK Accuser Says She's Standing Up For All Women

This morning, Nafissatou Diallo, who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, held a press conference with her lawyer and community leaders who have supported her. Along with her media appearances earlier this week in Newsweek and ABC News, the appearances are seen as a way to goad the prosecutors into taking her case to trial, despite the doubts they've publicly expressed about her credibility. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewBreastfeeding Isn't All It's Nipple-Cracked Up To Be

They say hindsight's 20/20? So is hind milk. Of all the pregnant-related maladies one is culturally counseled to beam one's way through, perhaps none is as egregious an offender as breastfeeding. It sounds great in theory: Feeding your baby naturally from thine breast and increase her chance for smarts and immunizing boosts; you lose weight quicker and win the Great Ancestor Award for passing along nature's best with a smile. But, assuming you're able to do it, for every clear advantage in favor of breastfeeding your baby there is an equally significant challenge at every turn. Breast may be unequivocally best, but breastfeeding is the worst. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewHow To Paint Your Nails With A Charming Leopard Print

Leopard-print nails are fun, and one of the easiest "fancy" manicures to DIY. All the painting is freehand, and you can work quickly because the more uneven your leopard spots are, the better. With three chords, you can write a rock song. With three polish colors, you can do your nails all leopard-y. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewRachel Maddow Sued By Anti-Gay Christian Rocker

Bachmann-approved Christian rocker Bradlee Dean's ministry says he's suing Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for defamation, claiming that she misrepresented his position on executing gays. He only noted approvingly that Muslims want to do it! More »


July 29 Week In ReviewWhat To Do When You've Made A Mess Of Your Clothes

Bright asymmetrical shapes can enliven a decorating theme, but when they unexpectedly and accidentally appear on your clothing, they only succeed in making you look like you barely escaped a melee with the enchanted kitchen objects from Beauty & the Beast. If you find yourself stained in public, you can try to shame people out of acknowledging reality by maintaining eye contact with them, daring them to glance down at the big coffee splatter across your bosoms. Or you can MacGyver your way out of your self-inflicted mess. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewHow To Describe A Little Girl In Just One Word?

Go shopping for kids clothes, and a pattern emerges - and it's not just the pink overload in the girls' section. I'm talking about words, specifically those used on young girls' clothing versus what you see on boys' stuff. It's not pretty. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewStudy: 1 In 3 Nose Job Patients Has Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The connection between multiple plastic surgeries and body dysmorphic disorder is well known, but a new study underlines that plastic surgery patients may suffer from the disorder even if they don't look like they're campaigning to be on the next season of Real Housewives. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewNon-White Lady To Marry Dude With White Supremacist Tattoos

Erica Herrera recently appeared on TV defending her fiancé. "He's a really kind-hearted, good person," Herrera told Salt Lake City's KTVX-TV. On August 8, Herrera plans to marry Curtis Allgier, despite the fact that he stands accused of killing a corrections officer. And despite the fact that Allgier's face is covered with tattoos, including swastikas, the words "Skin Head" and, um, "Property of Jolene." More »


July 29 Week In ReviewIs Turning 40 Something To Celebrate?

Generation X is hitting a milestone: 40 years old. And the ladies of this generation are marking the birthday by celebrating. And. I can't believe I am about to type this, but I am going to be forty. Not "someday," not in ten years, not in five years. Next year. Just thinking about it makes me feel panicky. No, seriously, I feel like throwing up. More »


July 29 Week In ReviewJezebel Event: Watch Dirty Dancing At Our Place

Hey, remember that awesome movie you used to watch all the time on basic cable and smuggled VHS tapes, and then you grew up and realized it also happened to have a strong female lead, a ridiculously hot sex scene, and pro-choice values? We do too! And we're excited to invite you to watch it with us on Monday, August 8 on our rooftop in New York in a benefit for the New York Abortion Access Fund. More »