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This Is The Awesome Body-Positive Mantra Kate Winslet Recites With Her Teenage Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 10:22 AM

Mirror, mirror, on the wall. 

Like many other women, Kate Winslet has grappled with self-image issues and insecurities. 

"I was chubby, always had big feet, the wrong shoes, bad hair," Winslet told Bear Grylls during an episode of his NBC show "Running Wild With Bear...

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For Salma Hayek, Donald Trump Is He Who Must Not Be Named

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 9:43 AM

Salma Hayek treats Donald Trump the same way the wizarding world did with Lord Voldemort: as He Who...

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Jessica Alba Opens Up About Breastfeeding And 'Mean Girl' Moms

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 9:19 AM

When Jessica Alba first became a mom, she grappled with the feelings of confusion many moms face. 

“I think that what works for you, or what works for your friend, isn't gonna work for everyone, and there is no right or wrong,” Alba told Yahoo! Parenting.

She said the same goes for different kids: she raises daughters Honor, 7, and Haven, 3, very differently. 

When it comes to breastfeeding in particular, Alba's Honest Company offers products for women who choose to breastfeed and formula for those who don't. 

"I know as a mom and as a new parent I felt confused and I felt judged," she said. "I found some girlfriends that I can lean on, and a lot of my friends did both. I just wanted to create a line that's for everyone."

The breastfeeding versus formula debate can become a heated topic. "Doesn't it feel like the 'mean girl' thing from high school, sort of, just, like, transforms into adulthood through motherhood?" Alba said. "I mean, this is the first time I'm actually saying this out loud, but that 'mean girl' stuff happens when your hormones are going crazy. Maybe it’s just all those hormones, and people don’t know where to put their energy, so they just start clashing.”

The sentiment is one that Alba has echoed in the past. 

“When you become a mom, the last thing you want to do is feel judged," she told People magazine in 2013, discussing practices like breastfeeding and co-sleeping, "because everybody is trying to do the best they...

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British Columnist Katie Hopkins Wants 'Euthanasia Vans' Because There Are 'Too Many Old People'

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:52 PM

A British TV personality and columnist said she supports "euthanasia vans" because there are "too many old people." 

Katie Hopkins, who is currently a columnist for The Sun, made the comments during an interview with Radio Times magazine.  

"We just have far too many...

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Raven-Symoné Was Told What To Eat As A Child Star After 'Getting Fat'

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Raven-Symoné said she was told what and what not to eat while working on television sets as a child star because she was getting fat." 

The 29-year-old actress -- who starred on "The Cosby Show" from 1989 to 1992, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" from 1993 to 1997, "Kim Possible" from...

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Fury Erupts After Walter Palmer Is Named As Cecil The Lion's Killer

(3) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 10:05 AM

Outcries could be heard around the globe after a Minnesota dentist was identified as the man who killed Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the Lion. 

Dr. Walter Palmer was named by the Telegraph as the man who paid $55,000 to hunt the famous 13-year-old animal, luring him out of Hwange National Park with dead meat, piercing him with a bow and arrow, and then following him for 40 hours before shooting him dead with a rifle. Cecil was ultimately skinned and beheaded. 

Outrage ensued. People tweeted death threats directed at Palmer and posted contact information for his Bloomington, Minnesota, dental practice, BuzzFeed wrote. The Yelp page for his practice was flooded with over 6,000 reviews, lambasting Palmer for his actions and resulting in a one-star rating. 

He closed his dental practice and shut the blinds at the office, but that did not stop people from leaving stuffed animals and notes outside the building in memory of Cecil, Fox's Minneapolis station KMSP reported. 

Celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel, Ricky Gervais and Victoria's Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel, who is South African, spoke out against the horrible act. 

Kimmel teared up while discussing the incident on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He said, "Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things? If that’s the case, they have a pill for that -- it works great." 

Cecil was wearing a GPS collar as part of an ongoing research project with the University of Oxford, according to the Guardian. After he was killed, the collar was removed.

“Palmer shot Cecil with a bow and arrow, but this shot didn’t kill him,” Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said. “They tracked him down and found him 40 hours later when they shot him with a gun. The hunters then found that the dead lion was wearing a tracking collar, which they unsuccessfully tried to hide.”

Palmer released a statement to the media, claiming he thought his hunt was legal: 

I hired several professional guides, and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled. I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt. Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion.

In 2006, Palmer pleaded guilty to killing a black bear in Wisconsin outside a permitted zone, NBC noted. He was given three years' probation and a $3,000 fine. 

Almost 400,000 people have a signed a petition on Care2 demanding justice for Cecil. 

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Katy Perry Poses In Lingerie For Vogue Japan

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 9:17 AM

Katy Perry looks sultry in the pages of Vogue Japan

The "Dark Horse" singer shared a photo from the spread in the September 2015 issue of Vogue Japan on Instagram Tuesday. In the snapshot, Perry wears black lingerie and a fur coat, while sporting a choppy pixie cut. 

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Here’s What Happened When This Guy Asked 100 Men For Their Phone Numbers

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 11:52 AM

Asking a stranger for their number can actually work sometimes. 

Consider Edward Headley, a British prankster who specializes in social experiments and awkward interactions. He hit the streets of London and asked 100 male strangers for their phone numbers for a segment uploaded to a YouTube channel called Twattery. Most of the men were incredulous or downright shocked by Headley's request, with many asking, "Are you serious?"

"The responses I got were mostly as I expected they would be coming from a liberal U.K. society -- lots of bewilderment, laughter, some indifference and some relatively hostile responses," Headley wrote in an email to The Huffington Post.

There were some positive responses, though, even from some men who weren't willing to offer up their digits.

"Having done the same experiment to girls, my success rate with guys was more than 100 percent greater, which says a lot about gender expectations and the cultural conditioning we are exposed to," Headley said.  

In the end, he went home with 13 numbers. 


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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Suggests Sandra Bland Could Have Used Cigarette As A Weapon

(54) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that Sandra Bland could have used her lit cigarette as a weapon during the traffic stop in Texas that preceded her death. 

Hasselbeck discussed the possible uses of a lit cigarette during a "Fox & Friends" segment with former New York City Police Department Officer John Rafferty on Fox News...

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Evan Ross And Ashlee Simpson's Wedding Photos Are Beautiful

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 10:03 AM

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson's wedding photos are here, and they are simply stunning. 

Almost one year after saying "I do," Ross shared a handful of snapshots from his August 2014 wedding to Simpson on Instagram Monday. In the pics, Simpson can be seen wearing a gorgeous lace ensemble for the ceremony,...

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Blake Lively Is Fresh-Faced And Beaming While Filming In Europe

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 9:44 AM

Blake Lively was all smiles on the set of her new movie, "All I See Is You," Monday in Barcelona, Spain. 

Lively was photographed wearing a gray long-sleeved top, a white skirt and sandals with her hair in a ponytail while on the set of the Marc Foster-directed movie, walking...

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Kim Kardashian Cradles Her Baby Bump In Tight White Dress

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 9:22 AM

Kim Kardashian looked glamorous when she said goodnight to her baby in a sweet Instagram photo Monday. 

The reality star cradles her baby bump in the new selfie, and blows a kiss while wearing a tight white dress and a light pink jacket. She captioned the pic: "Good night...

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No, Khloe Kardashian's Complex Photos Were Not Photoshopped

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 1:38 PM

Khloe Kardashian is the real deal. 

The reality star took to Instagram to hit back at critics who were claiming that the photos from her Complex magazine spread with photographer Steven Gomillion, which appears in the August/September 2015 issue of the magazine, were digitally altered. 

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Taylor Swift Might've Taken A Jab At Katy Perry During 'Bad Blood' Performance

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:56 PM

It looks like there is still some bad blood between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. 

Swift was in Foxborough, Massachusetts, over the weekend for two stops on her "1989 World Tour." During her performance of "Bad Blood" Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, a very familiar-looking shark made a quick appearance. 

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New York Magazine Site Crashes Hours After Bill Cosby Cover Release

(2) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 11:51 AM

Hours after New York Magazine revealed its latest cover, featuring a powerful image of 35 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual abuse, the magazine's website went down. A hacker claimed responsibility for the crash and said he did it because of his hatred for New York City. 

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Khloe Kardashian Covers Complex Magazine In A Sheer Bodysuit

(2) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Khloe Kardashian worked up a sweat for her Complex magazine spread, and opened up about everything from Kylie Jenner's relationship with Tyga to her no-holds-barred tweeting. 

Kardashian appears in the Aug./Sept. 2015 issue of the magazine wearing bodysuits and spandex in a stunning workout-themed shoot by photographer Steven Gomillion....

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This Heterosexual Pride Parade Could Not Have Failed Any Harder Than It Just Did

(14) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 9:55 AM

Heterosexuals apparently weren't too prideful this weekend. 

Blogger Anthony Rebello was the organizer behind the Heterosexual Parade at Seattle's Capitol Hill on Saturday. Over 2,000 people were invited on Facebook to attend the event created "in the name of equality [and] equal rights ... to celebrate our right to be...

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Elizabeth Olsen And Tom Hiddleston Spark Romance Rumors In London

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:11 PM

Is it an "Avengers" romance? 

Co-stars Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston were photographed together while leaving the Wolseley in London Thursday. The actress attempted to hide her face by covering it with a scarf, but paparazzi managed to capture some shots of her as she entered a taxi with Hiddleston. 

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Church With Openly Gay Pastor Vandalized With 'You'll Burn'

(4) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 10:42 AM


You'll burn. 

Those were the words spray-painted on the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer in Augusta, Georgia, according to the Augusta Chronicle. The church is an LGBT-inclusive establishment with an openly gay pastor. Vandals scrawled "Burn," "Lies" and "Leviticus 18:22" on the front doors and the words "Leviticus 18:20" and "You’ll Burn" on the front steps. 

The Bible passages mentioned are about sex. Leviticus 18:20 reads: "Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and defile yourself with her." Leviticus 18:22 reads: “Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable."

"I was angry. I was very sad and I thought, 'Just why?' To me, it seems so interesting that they’re saying on there that you’ll burn – in other words saying ‘You’ll burn in hell,’ I’m sure – and quoting scripture," Pastor Rick Sosbe told the Chronicle. "Is that what Christianity – right-wing, fundamentalist Christianity – has come to?"

Sosbe and his now-husband were the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Richmond County when it became legal, local news station WRDW noted. 

"If people want to be worried about my soul, they can be worried about my soul. I know it's fine," Sosbe told the network. "But, don't be so mean and hateful just because you don't understand or maybe you're fearful." 

Just three weeks ago, a rainbow flag was stolen from outside the building. 

The church has seen an outpouring of support in response to the incidents of hate. 

As many of you know, our church was vandalized twice in a little over a two week span. Because of this, we are...

Posted by Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Thursday, July 23, 2015


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This Dog Looks Like A Teddy Bear And We Just Can't

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 9:54 AM

What do you get when you cross a puppy and a teddy bear? Tonkey. 

Tonkey is a fluffy bearcoat shar-pei that looks like a stuffed animal and is all sorts of adorable. So it makes sense that her owner, Christine Park, would create an Instagram account for her little furball. Park,...

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