at 6:32PM on Dec 6
For some reason, I’m imagining a “Dallas” spoof where Stewie goes to the shower, Brian is in there, and this was all just a dream.
at 5:35PM on Dec 6
@Mela, I’m still part of the problem sometimes because I’ll think something, and then have to promptly correct myself because I realize I’m being unfairly judgmental.
For the most part, however, I work towards being part of the solution by practicing what I think should happen. For instance, how other people deal with their sexuality is not any of my business unless/until somebody makes it my problem. The last instance I can remember when somebody made it my problem was when a boyfriend’s friend blamed me for him no longer wanting to continue their FWB relationship – but really, how often does that kind of conflict come up? Not often, so if a girl wants to do what Miley did at the VMAs, I can turn off my TV or change the channel; it’s not like anybody is making me stick out my tongue and twerk. If another girl wants to go on a diet, that’s her business, too (although I will say something if she’s a friend and she’s being unrealistic with her goals or otherwise putting herself in danger. I think that’s what people do for their loved ones: they speak up and look out for one another).
Now, I don’t have a daughter, but when I volunteer in my son’s classroom and the girls come to talk with me, I compliment their school work, the way they look out for each other, and basically anything other than their looks. I also correct my son when he points out things like, say, “boy” hair and “girl” hair (“Boys can have long hair if they want, and girls can have short hair if they want”) and the latest thing… I can’t remember exactly how he’s phrasing it, but it has to do with girls being somehow weaker. I don’t know if I should be insulted that I have to remind him the *I’m* a girl (although he quickly admits that I kick butt and he thinks I’m stronger than his dad).
So, you know, be the change you want to see in the world and all that. I really believe that if a person changes her attitude and ways of doing things, that change gathers momentum and eventually spreads to other people. :)
at 5:11PM on Dec 6
I just got goosebumps. This is awesome news!
at 8:52AM on Dec 5
I’m moved by how many people seem to be genuinely grieving for him. Most of the time, it seems like other celebrities use a death of a peer to bring attention to him- or herself, but I have the sense that everybody who has said something about Paul actually feels like they lost a family member.
at 9:44AM on Dec 4
Dear Ms. Grande,
Please find your way to the 10 East and make your way to Big Bear this winter. It’s in California.
A California native
Seriously, though: that’s one of the things that I miss about living in Southern California. If I felt like snow, I could drive a few hours, and BAM! Snow. I could drive a few hours back, and BAM! Beach. Snow is less fun when you can’t easily escape it (and learn about black ice).
at 12:18PM on Dec 1
This is actually a pretty decent picture. If I didn’t knwo who it was, I’d think it’s kind of hot.
Or maybe that’s just the wine talking.
at 12:17PM on Dec 1
@Trent, i’ve long appreciated that, when you report this stuff, there’s a sense of sadness and regret as opposed to the feeling of “wow, this will get a lot of hits on my site! Voyeurism ftw!” You’ve always posted about these things with the compassion of a human being, and not some gawker.
at 12:11PM on Dec 1
I once heard that people bring up these lawsuits not because they think they’ll win, but because they often end in out-of-court settlements. So, Lindsay could stand to make some relatively easy money if the makers of Grand Theft Auto don’t want to drag this out in court.
Anyways, the first picture kind of reminded me of Lauren Conrad, not Lindsay.
at 1:41PM on Nov 26
It wouldn’t surprise me if he took that picture on purpose so that he could get a reaction.
(Off topic, but the site is working for me again, Trent! Thanks!)
at 1:40PM on Nov 26
Eff the photographer suing Cary Hart and P!nk. He’s just doing it for the publicity. For real, if they weren’t famous, then the friend who physically attacked would be sued, right?
Also, as a mom, I think that I would be hurting some stranger if he tried to snap a picture with my child getting a diaper change. That’s just not cool.