Calling a Smidge of Bullshit on the Whole Makeup-Free Thing

Most of us agree a positive body image is a good thing, but we may not agree on how to cultivate it. That much was evident when Australian website MammaMia launched a well-meaning "Body Positive" campaign on Twitter recently with the #MMbodypositive hashtag, meant to address some troubling statistics they discovered… » 8/23/13 1:35pm 8/23/13 1:35pm

Which Rom-Com Destination Is Right For You?

Let's say you're an American woman who's experienced heartbreak or dates a man in a suit. Well, girlfriend, grab that passport and head to an exotic locale brimming with hot men, hilarious misadventures, and great food! But which one? » 6/07/10 5:00pm 6/07/10 5:00pm

Chris Klein's Mamma Mia! Audition Tape

Well, this is something. Another side of Chris Klein, let's say. But thank you, Disgruntled Casting Assistant Who Probably Leaked This, whomever you are. (Also: if it's fake, does that make it any less weird?) [Buzzfeed] » 5/17/10 5:40pm 5/17/10 5:40pm

His Name Is Luca: When Over-Parenting Becomes Child Abuse

The mother and grandparents of an Italian boy are being charged with child abuse for their smothering, overprotective love, drawing attention to the problem of overinvolved parents in Italy and elsewhere. » 10/21/09 9:30am 10/21/09 9:30am

Chris Brown Has New Girlfriend; Angelina To Adopt Again?

J. Lo States The Obvious

Shoes, Self-Help & Catfights: What Women Want In Movies

This was the year, we're told, that Hollywood started making movies for women... as long as they were totally inane. And next year, as Self-Help Cinema launches, they'll be even more vapid! » 1/02/09 4:00pm 1/02/09 4:00pm

Portrayal Of Sexuality In Mamma Mia!: Insulting Or Inspiring?

Mamma Mia!, the rollicking Abba-fest that raked in $28 million at the box office this past weekend has been hailed by some as a feminist film because the writer, director and leads are all women over 40. In early July, MM co-producer Judy Craymer told the New York Times that the movie is, "about real women." Well, I… » 7/22/08 3:00pm 7/22/08 3:00pm

Italian Woman Held Captive Nearly Two Decades For Having Bastard Baby

And you thought it was just the Austrians who were sick fucks: 47-year-old Maria Monaco of Italy, much like 42-year-old Elisabeth Fritzl of Austria, was found captive in her mother's house after 18 years of imprisonment. Upon receiving an anonymous tip, police found Monaco locked in a room where she was "surrounded by… » 6/17/08 9:40am 6/17/08 9:40am