At least one hetero undergrad at Smith College, a private, independent women's liberal arts college in Northampton, Massachusetts, feels "marginalized" because she's not a butch lesbo. The solution: an exclusive sorority for straight girls seeking boys, cupcakes, and Lily Pulitzer photoshoots.
Kate Gosselin—a.k.a. the only woman on earth who could make Sarah Palin seem like a fucking awesome down-to-earth gal pal—has reportedly admitted to whacking her 2-year-old babies with a wooden spoon when they were noncompliant. (Fun fact: noncompliance is one of the main symptoms of being a baby!)
Ever wondered just how common your last name is? Well, the folks at National Geographic are offering up this super fascinating map that allows you to zoom in on different areas of the country and see what the most common surnames are and what their probably provenance is. It's fascinating to see not only the effects…
Remember that letter Anne Spurzem wrote to her alma mater, Smith College, lamenting that "white, wealthy, upper-class students from prep schools in cashmere coats and pearls" were giving way to poor lesbians of color? Well, now she says we were never supposed to read it.
In recent years, Smith College has been making efforts to improve its diversity. But one alum isn't happy about this. She would like less diversity, please — and she's written a letter warning Smith about the dire consequences of admitting fewer rich white ladies.
In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, the legends are dominating our TV sets. Liza Minnelli laughs at her encephalitis! Barbara Walters eats a feather boa! Elaine Stritch yells at a studio audience! Aretha Franklin scratches her butt!
Oh dear. There's a very troubling letter in today's Financial Times by a distraught citizen with a dodgy coworker. Really, there was nothing to do but get the opinions of a bunch of dead people, without delay.
- Robert Pattinson was grazed by a taxi cab in New York while running across the street to get away from hysterical fans. The cab only hit him in the hip and he was uninjured.
The concept of gender in mainstream culture is becoming less conservative by the day. Of course it's not like being at Smith, but when Benny Ninja can vogue his little butt off on a graffiti-ed stage with a bunch of drag queens during prime time and no one bats an eyelash, you know things have come pretty far since …
- Fergie and actor Josh Duhamel are engaged. We hope Fergie didn't wet her pants when he proposed! [People]
- Good news for society, bad news for Paris Hilton: Paris' grandfather, Baron Hilton, has decided to give 97% of his $2.3 billion fortune to charity when he dies. [Reuters]
- Lindsay Lohan spent Christmas Eve with…