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Humor

Celebrity Instagrams You Should Be Following

In an age of social media overload and over-saturation of celebrity culture, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the carefully curated lifestyles of celebrities. We all know Beyoncé’s Instagram will be heavily filtered and edited by a team of image and brand consultants who need to make her life flawless. Luckily there’s a whole slew […]

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Pop Culture

Celebrity Slot Machines

Two weeks ago, I took a three-day trip to Las Vegas. I like playing slot machines while I am there (table games terrify me), and on this trip, I noticed that more and more celebrities are getting in on the gambling action. 

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Humor

An Ounce Of Discretion Is Worth A Pound Of Butter (or The Paula Deen Controversy)

More and more, public figures seem to be unable to extricate themselves from scandal gracefully, so much so that often the apology gets them in more trouble than the original misbehavior. Think about Bill Clinton parsing words about what “is” means, Mark Sanford permanently making “hiking the Appalachian Trail” into a joke, or anything relating […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Celebrities Most People Hate

This past week has been a good time for two of my favorite celebrities, James Franco and Kanye West. That’s right, I said my favorite. There is something adorably smug about both of them. James’s new movie This is the End came out and took second place at the box office behind Man of Steel. […]

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Pop Culture

Celebrity Sandwiches

The other day, a new sub shop opened in my town. Because we are always dying for something new to eat at lunch, some colleagues and I decided to give it a shot. While we were waiting in the ridiculously long line, we started discussing dishes at restaurants that are named after celebrities. 

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Pop Culture

Diving with the Stars? It’s Happening

Dancing with the Stars and Skating with the Stars“¦been there, done that. Now, ABC has announced its latest sports-meets-celebrity show: a diving show based on an overseas format called Celebrity Splash. 

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Op Ed

In Which I Object To Objectifying Men’s Bodies

For the past week or two, my tumblr dash has featured a steady parade of .gifs of Olympic male swimmers and gymnasts, plus male athletes photographed mostly nude for various publications. That’s a change from a normal week, when the women I follow post revealing .gifs of actors. Once, an individual shared a shirtless, headless […]

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Pop Culture

(Celebrities) In Your Dreams

I try not to watch anything too disturbing or scary before going to bed, because often, I dream about things that were on television just before I fall asleep. That means I avoid the 11 o’clock news, and anything involving murders or ghosts or unsolved disappearances. Those are the things that freak me out, and […]

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Bodies

The “I Did It, So You Can Too!” Phenomenon

If there’s one meme that makes me particularly nuts about weight loss gurus, it’s this one: “I lost weight, so you can too!”

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Politics

What’s the True Value of Celebrity Political Endorsements?

What do Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney all have in common? (Besides the fact that they’re multimillionaires in possession of the sort of deft cinematic touch that enthralls America.)

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Pop Culture

What Your Favorite (And Not So Favorite) TV Stars Make

I usually don’t like finding out how much money people make, because I either end up angry (CEO’s earn how much?!?!?) or sad (think: teacher, social worker, anyone who is really helping make a difference in the community, etc.). 

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We try it!

Ladymags for Olds: Ladies’ Home Journal

Today, in the third post in our series about mainstream magazines for those of us not in Cosmo‘s bracket, we’re going to look at an old warhorse, Ladies’ Home Journal.  When I used to read my mom’s magazines, LHJ was my favorite.  For one reason, and one reason only.

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Pop Culture

Celebrity Stories I’m Sick of Reading

I’ve admitted in these parts before that I subscribe to US Weekly. I also read my share of entertainment gossip online, although I’ve cut back on the number of celebrity sites I visit.

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 4/11

Happy Monday, Persephoneers! Hope you all had a nice weekend and are facing this week with your game face firmly in place.  We’ve got all sorts of cool stuff on tap for you, and we’re swinging into action with a completely frivolous and entertaining lunchtime poll.

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Pop Culture

How Gossip Mags Mess With Your Perception

Full disclosure: I am a recovering gossip mag addict, which is why I know so much about the content of the tabloids.