4:00 pm, August 22nd | by Laura Donovan
“It’s my vagina, so hands off, crazy.”
12:15 pm, August 8th | by Laura Donovan
It’s common for child stars to peak at a young age and struggle to maintain high-profile careers, but new Fox Business Anchor Melissa Francis, who was a “Little House on the Prairie” actress as a kid, is still going strong and working in TV news.
2:30 pm, July 16th | by Laura Donovan
First Jill Abramson, now Margaret Sullivan. Almost a year after Abramson became the first female to serve as New York Times executive editor, Sullivan of the Buffalo News became the Gray Lady’s first female public editor.
1:30 pm, July 8th | by Laura Donovan
I was ecstatic to learn that tenacious Maine teenager Julia Bluhm was successful in her campaign to get Seventeen magazine to tone down its retouching of pictures. The publication has pledged to “not alter the body size or face shape of the girls and models in the magazine and to feature a diverse range of beauty in its pages,” and while this could do a lot for readers who made be in a vulnerable place or uncomfortable with their looks, Daily Beast columnist Jim Warren has a point that we could learn something from altered mag photos.
In a new column for Tina Brown’s brainchild, Warren argues that keeping unaltered snapshots in media has the potential to instill skepticism in young readers.
12:45 pm, July 2nd | by Laura Donovan
Bad: Getting fired from your job on national television. Worse: Your ex-boss telling the press it’s because you weren’t trying hard enough.
3:45 pm, June 20th | by Laura Donovan
There are few questions more annoying than “Why aren’t you more outgoing?” Well, because not everyone can or wants to be bubbly all the time. Yet women in the spotlight who take the path less smiled often face backlash. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been called “cold” and “unlikable” for many years and “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart, who is now the highest paid actress in Hollywood, is frequently slammed for her expressionless visage. Why these things matter, I don’t know, but I do know it’s absurd for women to be criticized for being anything less than perky. Here are a few ladies who have dealt with flak for not giggling over rainbows and puppies all the time.
2:45 pm, June 19th | by Laura Donovan
In the area of politics, there are many shades of gray (and no, I’m not talking about that viral book). Some are hardcore Republicans and Democrats while others are more middle-of-the-road. Then there are those who can (*gasps*) understand both sides! What a concept. Here are a few famous figures who knocked our socks off when they came out in favor of certain left-leaning views.
12:15 pm, June 19th | by Laura Donovan
Joy Behar, whose CurrentTV show premieres tonight, sure knows how to facilitate a riveting conversation. For the first episode of her program, she sat down with Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown, Erica Jong, and Daily Beast writer Michelle Goldberg to talk about Brown being silenced on the House floor for daring utter the word “vagina.”
5:15 pm, June 18th | by Laura Donovan
Upon seeing Meghan McCain’s appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show,” I’d give anything to be friends with her–mainly because she screamed “Romney 2012!” outside of actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s $40,000 per person Obama fundraiser, which rightfully drew the ire of a lot of New Yorkers.
12:00 pm, June 13th | by Laura Donovan
Few commentators get people talking quite like Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain, whose appearance on Jay Leno last night sparked a lot of chatter on Twitter and in the Mediaite comment section, a Hellscape I’d rather not explore right now.
Given the rabid reactions and faux outrage to her passing remark about Breitbart a few weeks ago, I expected to see pages and pages of hateful tweets about the way she looked on last night’s episode (IMO, she was gorgeous). To my relief, I didn’t come across too many trite tweets like “Meghan McCain is a 300 pound slut,” but there were more creepy and bizarre tweets than I have time to read, so here are six of the weirdest and most inappropriate ones I stumbled upon.