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The 17 Most Annoying Aspects of the “Fifty Shades” Story

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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By¬†Lindsey Kupfer¬†for YourTango.com Here’s a refresher course on how messed up Fifty Shades really is. The¬†Fifty Shades Of Grey¬†movie hype is growing as the movie’s release date (February 13) gets closer, which means a barrage of media attention is once more on the mommy porn flick. And¬†that¬†means I get to hear endless apologies and explanations [...]

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Top 8 Love Lessons from “The Bachelor” (New Mexico Is a State)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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from “The Bachelor’s” hysterical Twitter feed Okay, it wasn’t the most dramatic rose ceremony ever (because there wasn’t one), but it was the most dramatic episode of this season so far, for sure. ¬†The Emmy for Best Actress in a Reality Show should go to either Britt (“I want 100 kids! I’m an Angelina-Jolie-hot waitress [...]

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A Guide to the Toys in “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Monday, February 2, 2015

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Say what you will about the literary merit of E.L. James’s¬†Fifty Shades of Grey¬†trilogy, but you can’t deny the sexual curiosity they’ve ignited, the sexual knowledge they’ve imparted and the sexual delight they’ve given, where most readers are concerned. The result has been a boon for the sex toy industry, thanks to all the props [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelor” (Camping, Not Glamping)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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photo via @BachelorABC (the caption read: “One of these virginities will be taken tonight.” Brilliant.) The fourth episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor”¬†featured more Emmy-worthy editing, from the tiny violins playing over Ashley “Kardashian’s”s tragic princess soliloquy to the close-up shots of her weave to the sad, foreboding music behind Jillian’s tasteless “Who Would You Rather” [...]

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Dick of the Week: William Giraldi

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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photo via flickr William Giraldi wrote a personal essay for The Baffler called “This Brat’s for You.” Have you encountered this polished turd being bandied about the internet yet?¬†In the piece, Giraldi bemoans the fact that he got paternity leave from his employer for the birth of his first child, became so utterly bored by [...]

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Top 10 Love Lessons from “The Bachelor” (Wedding “Crashers” Episode)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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photo via ABC’s The Bachelor Last night’s third episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor”¬†continued the season’s new style of embracing the humor along with the histrionics (often via some heavy-handed editing at the women’s expense). For examples of this trend, see Ellen DeGeneres’s recent season recap: Is Chris Soules so boring that the producers’ only recourse [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelor” (Prince Farming’s First Dates)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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photo via ABC’s The Bachelor Last night’s second episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor”¬†proved to be quite entertaining, despite Prince Farming having the personality of a soybean. The producers seemed to pepper the episode with the kind of zany, kooky, funny stuff usually reserved for the closing credits — in order to make up for Chris [...]

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What Did You Think of Jeremy Renner’s “Globes” Joke?

Monday, January 12, 2015

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screen shot from the Golden Globes on NBC J. Lo wore one of her, shall we say, memorable numbers to the 2015 Golden Globes, the kind of outfit that draws the unblinking stare of even the gayest gay man like greedy raiders of a lost ark. So when she and Jeremy Renner were about to [...]

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Top 10 Things We Hope the “Fifty Shades” Movie Does Better Than the Book

Friday, January 9, 2015

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photo via the movie website The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book in the mega-selling erotic trilogy by E.L. James, is almost here! It arrives in theaters Valentine’s Day weekend (ladies, get your limos ready!). With the casting of Jamie Dornan (The Fall)¬†as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (The Social Network) [...]

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Photos of the Week: Weird & Wacky Wedding Cake Topppers

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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The season premiere this week of “The Bachelor” got us thinking of nuptials, both solid and doomed. So we turned to Getty to see what a wedding search would yield, and we were barraged with a bunch of weird, wacky and, in some cases, downright wonderful wedding toppers. View image | gettyimages.com   View image [...]

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