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PETA pushes shock value. Again.

Newsflash PETA: Nudity and shock value are only novel for so long. I guess I can give PETA points for creativity and timeliness, but how many points do I subtract for consistent sexism, misogyny and, um…hardly ever depicting a single animal? The latest controversy-causing PETA ads poke fun at the body scan machines used at… Continue Reading →

Nicki Minaj plays Barbie on the cover of her new album

Nicki Minaj, love her or hate her, is definitely on top of the hip-hop game these days. It seems like every time you turn on the radio, you can’t get away from her quirky, flirty, or downright scary voice. The self-professed “Black Barbie” drops her debut album, Pink Friday, November 23rd, but her album art… Continue Reading →

About-Face honors the awesome Jennifer Siebel Newsom

    Some people just deserve to be celebrated. In case you haven’t heard, About-Face is beyond thrilled to honor the awesome Jennifer Siebel Newsom this Thursday, November 4. Though you may know her as the First Lady of San Francisco, Jennifer also fills plenty of other important roles. Besides working as an actress, spokesperson,… Continue Reading →

Teri Hatcher shows Oprah what aging looks like, sans Botox

Teri Hatcher can move her forehead, and that’s awesome. Not only does her un-Botoxed face effectively express a range of emotions, but the actress is also the proud owner of some pretty prominent under-eye circles too. She snaps pictures of herself, sans makeup, sporting a giant grin, to post on Facebook. Before professional stylists get… Continue Reading →

Tracy Anderson prescribes baby food and DNA-defying workouts

Quit your whining and eat some baby food! Okay, okay, so that’s not exactly what celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson is telling her clientele. But it’s pretty close, according to numerous reports. Perhaps you read one of the various articles recently, claiming Tracy’s famous trainees (Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few of the names… Continue Reading →

“Elle” makes a mockery of Gabourey Sidibe’s cover girl moment

What do you call a top fashion magazine that features a plus-sized African American actress on its cover? Progressive? Revolutionary? If you’ve read recent Internet reports of Gabourey Sidibe’s October Elle cover, you might call it “racist,” “offensive,” or, as Salon puts it, “a weird fetishization that borders on patronizing.” Allow me to explain. In… Continue Reading →