Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush': a Perfect Storm of Country Controversy

In December, the band Little Big Town released "Girl Crush," the second single off their album Pain Killer. The track title wasn't exactly going to endear it to those who chafe at the term "girl crush." But the song's subject matter has also alienated the very people who should love it, because it flirts with… » 3/26/15 4:50pm Thursday 4:50pm

Read This Brittney Griner Profile And Try Not To Fall In Love With Her

This month's issue of Elle contains a profile of WNBA player Brittney Griner made me fall in love with her a little bit. And it will probably make you fall a little in love with her, too. » 11/07/13 7:00pm 11/07/13 7:00pm

Helen Thomas On The Role Of The Reporter:

"[Presidents] hate the press really...Everything they do is accountable to the American people and that's why we're there. We're the watchdogs. And I think everything belongs to the public domain practically, except for where the atomic arsenal is." [NPR] » 2/01/10 9:40am 2/01/10 9:40am

The French On Julia Child: Elle Est Okay.

Call it the anti-Jerry Lewis phenomenon. Sniffs one Gallic critic of America's French Chef: "It's the vision of a revisited France, adapted to the American taste, at a time when tastes were lifeless." » 9/17/09 3:00pm 9/17/09 3:00pm

Who's Your Girl Crush?

Today in The Daily Beast, writer Doree Shafrir examines the phenomenon of the "fantasy girl crush," the woman who's slightly cooler or more successful than you, and who you kind of want to be. » 7/29/09 1:00pm 7/29/09 1:00pm

Following Criticism, "Mom In Chief" Michelle Obama Charms Americans

An article in today's New York Times » 10/28/08 2:40pm 10/28/08 2:40pm how Michelle Obama has come into her own after facing criticism earlier in the campaign, and her ability to market herself to the American public without sacrificing her personality. Where she first presented herself as a smart, tough lawyer, these days, she sticks to telling…

Sarah Haskins Takes On The Disney Princesses

This week, Sarah Haskins talks about "The most special, revenue-generating women in the whole world." You know, the Disney Princesses » 10/17/08 6:20pm 10/17/08 6:20pm. Haskins claims that these ladies have taught us that "the only way to happiness is true love," which can solve all kinds of problems, including the pain of having an absent father!…

Sarah Haskins On Sarah Palin: Proud Americans Need Token Hillary…

Sarah Haskins is back! P.U.M.A.s are for Hillary, cougars bang young dudes, and P.A.N.T.H.E.Rs are for Palin. Learn all about P.A.N.T.H.E.R. pride in the clip above. You may chuckle when Haskins says: "Can she answer that 3 AM phone call? Of course she can! She's already up feeding her baby. And her daughter's baby.… » 9/05/08 3:20pm 9/05/08 3:20pm

Rachel Maddow For President (Of Cable News, That Is)

There was a time that I didn't like Rachel Maddow. That time was January, and she was on a panel on MSNBC's election night coverage and she was going off on something about Hillary Clinton that I disagreed with. Then she ripped Pat Buchanan a new one about something else and my cold, cold heart melted, just a little.… » 7/17/08 6:00pm 7/17/08 6:00pm

Awesome Human Being: Kathreya From Big Brother UK 9

I've never been one to watch Big Brother, and certainly not any of the versions from other countries, but today I met Kathreya, a housemate in the current season of Big Brother UK 9. Between her love of cookies, her fashion sense and her general, giddy ridiculousness, she's like a living cartoon character. I could… » 6/26/08 7:00pm 6/26/08 7:00pm

Daria Takes Aim At Jane Magazine

It sucks big time that Daria isn't available on DVD (only the two made-for-TV movies are). Apparently, it has something to do with music licensing problems. But there are some bootleg torrents available online, and we recently watched some episodes from the third season. One that totally escaped us at the time (we… » 6/06/08 6:00pm 6/06/08 6:00pm

Annie: "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me"

Latest obsession: Norwegian singer Annie's new single "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me." Annie's brand of hip-switchin', gum-snappin', tit-perkin' dance-y pop music is so infectious and fun, and makes her—as Tyra Banks would put it—the kind of girl other girls want to be and that guys want to be with. Her second… » 6/05/08 3:00pm 6/05/08 3:00pm

Lisa Simpson: Feminist Hero

I've always sort of thought of Lisa Simpson as a Jezebel-in-training, what with her activism, enthusiasm for hobbies and books, love of cartoons and animals, and regard for feelings and unicorns, but it recently dawned on me that Lisa might just be the most visible, mainstream feminist of our time. I never thought I… » 6/03/08 7:00pm 6/03/08 7:00pm

"Oh Regret... It Doesn't Bring Back A Life"

UPI reporter and longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas got into it the other day with WH spokeswoman Dana Perino. As you'll see in the clip here, Ms. Thomas hammered Perino over the situation in Iraq, and Dana dealt with Thomas the only way an Administration-funded, icy blonde knows how: With curt… » 12/04/07 10:45am 12/04/07 10:45am

Actor and stuntwoman Zoë Bell (whom you may have seen doing her own awesomely kick-ass stunts in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof) will reportedly appear in an upcoming episode of Lost. Here's to hoping she's not in a hooker/victim/doormat role. [Variety] » 11/26/07 5:40pm 11/26/07 5:40pm

Natasha Khan Bats Her Eyelashes

Kind of like how Chan Marshall is Cat Power, Natasha Kahn is Bat for Lashes, a British singer/songwriter and visual artist whose album Fur and Gold made the short list for the 2007 Mercury Prize (but will most likely lose to Amy Winehouse's Back to Black). Kahn is beginning to make waves on this side of the pond.… » 7/25/07 6:45pm 7/25/07 6:45pm

Kate Winslet Wears It Well

We'd been waiting for an excuse to run this picture and here it is: One of our favorite actresses, Kate Winslet, may be the next face of L'Oreal. Click through to see Kate in all her white-gloved glory. » 6/01/07 12:02pm 6/01/07 12:02pm