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 2021-02-18 16:45 

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The Crucial Legacy of the Black Aunt...

When it comes to Black families, there is no role more imitated, meme'd, or recognizable than aunt. Whether the aunt you claim is kin or "play," the role is somewhat universal—a supportive woman in your life, younger than grandma, that b...

 2021-02-18 15:46 

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Coronavirus-Free New Zealand Will Offer Free Tampons, Pads In Schools...

Here's a bit of harrowing news from New Zealand, a place I incorrectly and ignorantly assumed was a covid-free utopia. According to the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, one in 12 students in the island nation were skipping school due to &#...

 2021-02-18 15:15 

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Can Kim and Kanye Just Get Divorced Already?...

At this point in the Kim Kardashian is definitely divorcing Kanye West news cycle, I have a theory that these two are actually already divorced behind the scenes, but are instead dragging this saga out in the press for clout and publicity. I understand th...

 2021-02-18 14:00 

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These Fancy English Manor Moths Have No Idea Their Murders Are Imminent...

Ain't it always the way: Go to an idyllic English country estate to stroll the grounds, take in the robust air, chew on some ancient tapestries and end up murdered....

 2021-02-18 02:00 

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It's Possible that the US Soccer Federation Promoted a Man So No One Would Notice How Much Less They Paid a Woman With the Same Job...

Amid years of lawsuits around the pay gap and other gender discrepancies in U.S. Soccer, it should have been good news that in 2019 the U.S. Soccer Federation had hired a former player and woman as its general manager of women's programming. But due t...

 2021-02-18 00:00 

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None of Demi Lovato's Friends Can Believe This Demi Lovato Documentary Actually Exists...

The headline story about Demi Lovato's new tell-all documentary, Dancing With the Devil, is that after her overdose in 2018, she suffered a heart attack and three strokes. But the subtler story from the new trailer is that, more than anything, everyon...

 2021-02-17 21:20 

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Oi It's Jezebel, Mate...

G'day readers! Some unfortunate news for our antipodean friends as Facebook announced this arvo that they are declaring war on Australian news....

 2021-02-17 17:10 

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Here Is Something Very Briefly Gratifying...

Just before a New Jersey Trump Hotel and Casino was demolished for good, former events manager Bernie Dillon told NBC News that "we put Trump Plaza and the city of Atlantic City on the map for the whole world." But this particular blight, closed i...

 2021-02-17 15:20 

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Japan's Ruling Party Wants More Women in Key Meetings (As Long as They Don't Speak)...

Japan's ruling party, The Liberal Democratic Party, is open to having women attend key meetings—as long as they, you know, don't say anything....

 2021-02-17 14:50 

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Excuse You, Salma Hayek Did NOT Marry Her Husband Just For His Money!...

What I know about Salma Hayek's husband is very little, but what I have pieced together is this: his name is Franois-Henri Pinault, he is the CEO of French luxury-goods conglomerate Kering, and he is extremely, extremely rich. Like, his family literal...

 2021-02-17 00:00 

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David Boreanaz Supports Charisma Carpenter and Ray Fisher in Joss Whedon Buffy Backlash...

Ray Fisher and Charisma Carpenter do not need a famous '90s actor to corroborate their accounts of emotional abuse at the hands of Joss Whedon to be believed. Still, it certainly can't help....

 2021-02-16 20:15 

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Does Kim Kardashian Get High and Think About Her Hands?...

Do you think Kim Kardashian ever gets too high and stares at her hands thinking "hands are weird." I bet she has because who hasn't? I think about hands when I'm high. How they are spraytanned and moisturized and held and looked at and pho...

 2021-02-16 19:35 

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Life Twirls On: Real Housewives' Best One-Season Wonders...

There are housewives who come and overstay their welcome—we';re looking at you, Ramona Singer. Then there are housewives who twirl on after a single season—has anyone heard from DeShawn Snow?...

 2021-02-16 18:14 

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A Classic Tale of Two Prep School Friends Who Founded the Uber of Hangover IV Drips Then Somehow Started Covid-19 Testing for Cities...

Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Hoboken, New Jersey city council held an emergency meeting to vote on covid-19 testing contracts, the kind of event that was doubtlessly being replicated in Zoom conference rooms around the county. Hospitalizations in the ...

 2021-02-16 15:15 

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Olivia Wilde Is Moving in With Harry Styles and Posting About Their (Professional) Love...

Oh my GOD hello, excuse me, please put down your coffee and pay attention to two very interesting bits of information regarding the love between Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles....

 2021-02-16 13:45 

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A $15 Minimum Wage Is Finally Within Sight...

Fast food workers in 15 cities are going on strike on Tuesday in honor of Black History Month, to demand a $15 minimum wage. They will also be joined by domestic workers and nursing home staff, who together make up some of the country's lowest wage ea...

 2021-02-15 19:18 

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Anna Sorokin Says Prison Is a 'Huge Waste of Time' and She's Right...

Fresh off of being released from a four-year prison sentence for good behavior, Anna Sorokin says she has learned nothing, has no regrets, and believes prison is a "huge waste of time." And you know what? All of this makes perfect sense to me....

 2021-02-15 18:07 

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LAPD Officers Allegedly Circulated George Floyd 'Valentine' That Read 'You Take My Breath Away'...

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an internal investigation after an officer reported that a Valentine-like image was circulating throughout the department, which included a photo of George Floyd alongside the words "You take my breath aw...

 2021-02-14 21:26 

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A Depressing but Romantic Moodboard for the Single Girl on Valentine's Day...

Exactly what it sounds like. Happy Valentine's Day, ladies!...

 2021-02-14 20:40 

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New Royal Just Dropped...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having another baby!...

 2021-02-14 18:08 

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Fuck Joss Whedon Season Extended Indefinitely...

Eliza Dushku has voiced her support for those who claim that Joss Whedon is an awful, abusive tyrant on set....

 2021-02-13 18:10 

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Raz-B Is Still Seeking Accountability for B2K Manager Chris Stokes' Alleged Sexual Abuse...

Over a decade after coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse, B2K member Raz-B is still seeking accountability from former manager-turned-director Chris Stokes....

 2021-02-12 23:00 

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Your Best Valentine's Day Story...

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! The Hallmark holiday ideal for lazy partners and people who do not give a fuck is this Sunday, which means Pissing Contest this week is all about love. Or whatever. Last year, we asked for your V-Day horror stories, th...

 2021-02-12 18:30 

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Like Most Women in Their Late 30s, Britney Spears Has Received a Halfhearted Apology From Her Terrible High School Boyfriend...

There comes a time when the bullshit misdeeds of straight women's Jordan Catalanos—that handsome yet all-round emotionally stunted high school boyfriend—catch up with them, and they get divorced or go to rehab or, in Justin Timberlake'...

 2021-02-12 18:15 

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I Really Don't Know What to Make of the TikTok Bro Who Calls Himself the 'CEO of Tampons'...

There's a lot going on right now: We're nearing a year into the covid-19 lockdown, former President Trump's second Senate impeachment trial is underway, and "Gorilla Glue Girl" finally got the glue out of her hair. And yet, I can't...

 2021-02-12 16:50 

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Michelle Trachtenberg Says Joss Whedon Was Not Allowed in a Room Alone With Her When She Was a Teen...

In June, Ray Fisher "forcefully" retracted every nice thing he had ever said about Joss Whedon, alleging instead that the director's actions on set of 2017's Justice League were "gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unaccepta...

 2021-02-12 15:30 

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Investigation Finds Dead Evangelist Rotting in Hell for Eternity After Sexually Assaulting Multiple Women in His Lifetime...

Ravi Zacharias, a well-known evangelical and self-styled scholar who died in the Spring of 2019, has been outed by his own organization, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, for participating in "sexting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and ra...

 2021-02-12 14:50 

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Britney Spears's Dad Will Continue to Be Her Co-Conservator...

Despite the growing popularity of the #FreeBritney movement, Britney Spears's father Jamie Spears will remain her co-conservator, a judge ruled Thursday. As Page Six reports, lawyers for Britney filed a petition to have Jamie removed, which was deemed...

 2021-02-12 01:05 

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Somewhere in California, Meghan Markle Has A Satisfied Smile...

Ever since her relationship with Prince Harry was first announced, Meghan Markle has been dealing with endless invasive, cruel, and often blatantly racist coverage from the British tabloids (and let's be real, the American ones too). No topic was off-...

 2021-02-12 00:00 

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Kristen Wiig Hangs Up Her Bridesmaids Dress...

Kristen Wiig! That lady was in a movie where she was a bridesmaid. Now she is maybe a bride, apparently....

 2021-02-11 22:00 

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Anna Sorokin Is Out of Prison and Should Consider Getting Back Into Grifting...

Back in 2019, fake German heiress and actual Russian immigrant Anna Sorokin (aka Delvay) was sentenced to 12 years in prison for treating banks and rich people the same way giant corporations have treated pandemic loans earmarked for small business relief...

 2021-02-11 20:30 

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Dear Fuck-Up: Can I Say I Told You So to a Friend Who Got Covid?...

Dear Fuck-Up,...

 2021-02-11 19:20 

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr Banned From Instagram For Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation...

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. got the boot from Instagram on Wednesday, forcing his 800,000 followers to find another source for their covid-19 conspiracy theories....

 2021-02-11 18:50 

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Celebrity Apologies Get Britney Spears Exactly Nothing...

In the days following the release of the New York Times/FX/Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears—or, what I like to think of as a very helpful visual explainer for the essay I wrote back in November—there's been a wild rush online by wom...

 2021-02-11 18:00 

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Hillsong Church Sure Sounds Like an Abuse-Laden, Power-Obsessed Environment...

Sit down for this one, it is a wild ride. In November 2020, Carl Lentz—one-time "spiritual confidant" to celebrities including Justin Bieber and the head pastor at Hillsong megachurch known for his rock show-style sermons—was "rele...

 2021-02-11 16:45 

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Ciara and Russell Wilson's Marriage Sounds Utterly Exhausting...

Pop star Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, are the latest couple to appear on GQ's Modern Love covers, following Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird and Naomi Osaka and Cordae. Of the three couples to put their love on display...

 2021-02-11 15:20 

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The Mandalorian's Gina Carano Fired for Absurdly Comparing the Treatment of Republicans to Jews in Nazi Germany...

MMA fighter and actor Gina Carano, who portrayed Cara Dune on the popular Disney+ television series and Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian, has been fired by production company Lucasfilm for "abhorrent and unacceptable" social media posts, per The ...

 2021-02-11 14:00 

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Stop Hiking the Ghost Mountain Already, Damn...

Russia's Dyatlov Pass, also known as 'Dead Mountain' to the locals, has mysteriously claimed nine more victims. Or has it?...

 2021-02-11 03:00 

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Shia LaBeouf Says FKA Twigs's Abuse Claims Are False, Would Like Her to Pay for the Lawyers Currently Calling Her a Liar...

In December, FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against her former boyfriend and her director in the film Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf, claiming that over the course of their relationship LaBeouf sexually, physically, and mentally abused her. In response, LaBeouf's...

 2021-02-11 02:00 

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Breaking: Larry Flynt Was Alive But Is Now Dead...

Self-Proclaimed "Smut Peddler Who Cares" and Hustler founder Larry Flynt has died, leaving many, at last, with the answer to a decades-old question: "Is Larry Flynt dead yet?"...

 2021-02-11 00:00 

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Responds to Buffy Abuse Allegations: 'I Don't Want to Be Forever Associated With the Name Joss Whedon'...

Earlier today, Charisma Carpenter shared a long and detailed personal testimony about her experience working for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel creator Joss Whedon, who she claimed "abused his power" and "created a toxic work environment s...

 2021-02-10 21:30 

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Finally, A Car for Me...

I have never learned how to drive because driving scares me and cars are big machines that seem unsafe to operate. Yes, I understand that 16-year-olds drive and that I should stop being a baby and get behind the wheel, but I've never found a car that ...

 2021-02-10 21:10 

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Katherine Heigl Doesn't Exist Anymore...

Katherine Heigl? I've literally never heard of her before. I know Katie though! That's a person I recognize....

 2021-02-10 18:20 

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Buffy's Charisma Carpenter Accuses Joss Whedon of Abusive Behavior: 'I Can No Longer Remain Silent'...

In a gutting personal account shared on Twitter Wednesday, actress Charisma Carpenter, best known for her role as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, said that writer and director and Joss Whedon "abused his power" and "creat...

 2021-02-10 16:50 

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Even Rihanna Could Not Weather the Retailpocalypse...

What does it say about the current climate of Parisian runways that fashion mega-conglomerate LVMH, which owns brands from Louis Vuitton and Dior, believes more in Rihanna's power to sell makeup and bras than it does in her ability to push luxury read...

 2021-02-10 16:20 

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The Mandalorian Is an Ally...

Pedro Pascal—a.k.a. The Mandalorian, a.k.a. the one who got his head squished on Game of Thrones, a.k.a. was he even the villain in Wonder Woman or was he the victim—is celebrating the coming out of his sister, Lux Pascal, as trans. Lux graced...

 2021-02-10 16:00 

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Stop Hating Your Body by Contemplating Death!...

Death, like taxes, is a fact of life. We are born and eventually, we will die. Though it is not particularly healthy (I guess) to contemplate death or mortality with the frequency that I do, I am happy to see that my tendency to declare death's inevit...

 2021-02-10 15:25 

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Britney Spears Is 'Hopeful' in Aftermath of Framing Britney Spears...

On Friday, The New York Times/FX documentary Framing Britney Spears debuted, leaving in its aftermath new support for the #FreeBritney movement, disappointment in pop culture's treatment of young women, and confusion about the legitimacy of her conser...

 2021-02-10 15:10 

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Alleah Taylor, Ex-Girlfriend of Former Seattle Seahawk Chad Wheeler, Details the Night He Allegedly Almost Murdered Her...

Former Seattle Seahawk Chad Wheeler was arrested last Monday after a woman who has now identified herself as Alleah Taylor called police to the home they shared, claiming Wheeler had assaulted her. In an interview on CBS This Morning, a portion of Taylor&...

 2021-02-10 03:33 

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An Oxygen Tank Shortage in Mexico Amidst the Pandemic Leaves Residents Desperate...

After the second wave of covid-19 hit Mexico this winter, the demand for oxygen tanks skyrocketed, and the country found itself facing a national shortage of the devices at the worst possible time. An oxygen black market cropped up, with organized crimina...

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