February 17, 2011

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Did MTV Distort Video To Slim Britney? [UPDATED]

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The new music video for "Hold It Against Me" premiered tonight on MTV, and while Britney Spears has been plagued by rumors that she used a dance double, that isn't the the only camera trickery at work here. Much like Mariah Carey's Christmas special, the aspect ratio has been tweaked, possibly to make Brit appear thinner. Read more »


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The Business Of Being Kardashian

"Sometimes just raw energy and intelligence wins out." This man, an entertainment executive, is talking about Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. But he is also specifically talking about the Kardashians. Read more »


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How To Attend A Funeral

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Sadly, most of us will be called upon to attend a funeral at some point in our lives. These occasions can be pretty stressful (what do I say? how do I act?) but our tips will help you get through them. Read more »


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Jessica Simpson Prepares For Wedding With Size-Obsessed Trainer

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Ugh. We tried to ignore the report that Jessica Simpson's fiance, Eric Johnson, had given her an ultimatum to slim down before their wedding because it came from the National Enquirer. Hopefully the mean-spirited story isn't true, but Jess has started seeing crazypants fitness guru Tracy Anderson, best known for working with Gwyneth Paltrow and allegedly hiring uncertified trainers. At least Anderson makes no mention of being "teeny tiny" in this article, and instead claims Jess just "wants to look healthy." Read more »


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What You NEVER, Not In A Million Years, Expect When You're Expecting

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We saw the romantic comedies. We read the books. And here's the stuff they left out. Read more »


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Lil Kim's Mixtape Cover Art Is Crazy On Several Levels

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The artwork for Lil Kim's new mixtape, Black Friday, is an absolute masterpiece of Photoshop. In fact, the proportions are so bizarre - look at the waist as compared to the neck! - that we're not even sure the designer started with a photograph. Was Kim's head dropped on to someone else's body? Was the whole thing drawn? Whose boobs are those? Does she have ribs? Why do her thighs come out of her belly? Is one leg completely devoid of a foot? Jesus. Read more »


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Notre Dame Accused Of Mishandling Yet Another Sexual Assault Case

Last year, Elizabeth Seeberg committed suicide after an alleged sexual assault by a Notre Dame football player. Now another woman says that she was assaulted by a Notre Dame student - and that once again, the university didn't take the case seriously. Read more »

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Defends Abortion Expert Justin Bieber

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Today on The View, the ladies discussed 16-year-old Justin Bieber's recent comments in a Rolling Stone interview about rape and abortion. While most of the ladies at the table agreed that he's too young to know what he's talking about-and even if he were mature enough his opinions still shouldn't hold much weight because he'll never actually be faced with being pregnant-Elisabeth decided to stand up for him, saying that his opinions on these weighty matters shouldn't be discounted just because he's 16. Read more »


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Lara Logan Recovers From Assault Amid Confusion, Calls For Justice

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CBS reporter and sexual assault survivor Lara Logan is now recovering at home, and she could be back at work in a few weeks. Meanwhile, President Obama is demanding justice for her attackers - and CNN has made a strange decision in its coverage. Read more »


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