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1But Are You Going to College, Courtney Stodden?

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Courtney! Oh, the places you will go! The future is so bright for you already, Courtney, and you’re only 17! You’ve already found your soulmate, you’ve landed a pretty sweet job: you have it made! But wait! What about your further education? If you’re on track with your peers (which, to be fair, is a big assumption), you should be just about to get your high school diploma. Do you have any plans for college?

“I would go to college and study all of Doug. All of his body, and all the elements within that. What they do and what they still do. It would be a lot of fun.”

Oh.  Well.  Huh. That’s … that’s something. That sounds like a good plan, Courtney. That sounds great. And no, I don’t want to hear about your minor, thanks.

September 23, 2011 at 6:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Courtney Stodden

4Wanda Sykes Had Breast Cancer, Is Also Awesome

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There’s something magical about Wanda Sykes, isn’t there? I went through this period when I was probably 12 or 13 where I was obsessed with her. I watched that Chris Rock movie she was in, Down to Earth, all the time, and I remember some TV show she was on around that period that I loved. I thought she was the funniest, and when I saw Evan Almighty, which I also loved (and apparently I was the only one), I was so excited to see her. I think she’s just the bee’s knees, I really do.

Anyway, Wanda’s going to be on Ellen this coming Monday, and she discusses her secret encounter with breast cancer:

The comedian revealed in an interview on Ellen, airing Monday, that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in February and underwent a double mastectomy, saying she didn’t want to take any chances of a recurrence.

“It sounds scary upfront, but what do you want?” Sykes said matter-of-factly.

And, the way she tells it anyway, the story of how her cancer was discovered is quite the hoot.

“I was having a breast reduction, actually,” Sykes told Ellen DeGeneres.

“I had real big boobs, and I just got tired of knocking over stuff. Every time I eat…Oh, lord. I’d carry a Tide stick everywhere I go. My back was sore, so it was time to have a reduction. It wasn’t until after the reduction that, in the lab work, the pathology, that they found that I had DCIS [ductal carcinoma in situ] in my left breast.

“I was very, very lucky,” she continued, “because DCIS is basically stage zero cancer. So I was very lucky. But cancer is cancer. I had the choice of, you can go back every three months and get it checked. Have a mammogram, MRI every three months just to see what it’s doing. But I’m not good at keeping on top of stuff. I’m sure I’m overdue for an oil change and a teeth cleaning already. I have a lot of breast cancer history on my mother’s side of the family, which I didn’t know about.”

Instead, she opted for a bilateral mastectomy.

“Do you want to wait and not be as fortunate when it comes back and it’s too late?” Sykes said.

Wanda also said that she hasn’t mentioned this before because she didn’t want to be a poster girl for another cause:

“How many things could I have? I’m black, then lesbian,” she explained jovially. “I can’t be the poster child for everything! At least with the LGBT issues we get a parade, we get a float, it’s a party. I was real hesitant about doing this because, I hate walking. I got a lot of walks coming up!”

How great is this lady?

September 23, 2011 at 5:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Wanda Sykes

1Just Because: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, And A Dog

And just so you know, the full title of this post should actually be “Just Because The World Decided to Throw Me A Goddamn Bone and Give Me A Set of Photos Featuring Three of My Very Favorite Things.” Seriously, Ryan Gosling? Emma Stone? DOG?! How else am I supposed to take these pictures? If this isn’t the universe’s way of telling me that I’m on a righteous path, then I honestly don’t know what else it could possibly be.

So here you have it, friends: my cosmic reward, or another excellent reason to see The Gangster Squad. Either one works for me!

September 23, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling

3Rihanna’s New Single: Do You Love It or Do You Love It?!

Or do you hate it? Hating it is also a really valid option.

Either way, “We Found Love” is Rihanna‘s first single off her new album, and, well, it’s a doozy. It’s doing really well on iTunes so far though, even though it sounds nothing like her old stuff and exactly like something you’d hear while being forced to listen to your friend’s extensive collection of shitty techno*.

Thoughts?

*Other people have That Friend, right? The one who links you to a zillion different YouTube videos and makes you go through her entire music collection while being like “listen to this one, isn’t that a great beat? How great is this one?  Oh, it’s this one!” while you’re like “how did I just listen to the exact same song for three hours?” Anybody?

September 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Emily
Filed Under: Rihanna

3Quotables: Adele Is Talking to That Dude She Wrote That Album About Again

“We’re becoming friends again. It’s alright, I know what I’m doing. Enough time has gone by. Now with what’s going on with the album around the world it’s important to be able to share it with him because it’s marvellous what has happened. He changed my life, I can’t deny that. The album helped me get over splitting up with my boyfriend. It helped me forgive and I hope that he has forgiven himself.”

- Adele lets us know that she’s been back in touch with the inspiration to her phenomenal album, 21.

You guys, I worry about Adele sometimes, I do. I think it’s fair. I mean, if you write songs like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” about a guy, do you think he really deserves a second chance?

September 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
Filed Under: Adele

8Ryan Gosling Was Arrested for Drunk Driving. In 2005.

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This news comes from Star, so take it with a grain of salt. I know I am. I’ve always been under the impression that if something comes from Star or the Enquirer, then I get to decide if it’s true or not. And this time, I’m deciding that Star is full of shit. But, of course, y’all need to decide for yourself, so here’s the story:

Ryan Gosling was arrested for a DUI back in 2005, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.

The hunky Canadian was arrested by officers from the central Los Angeles station of the California Highway Patrol on March 17, 2005 according to L.A. County Superior Court.

He later pleaded “no contest” to a misdemeanor change of “exhibiting speed,” even though he was originally charged with “driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs” and “driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater.

“Exhibiting speed” is frequently negotiated as a plea bargain by defense attorneys as an alternative to a more severe DUI charge.

The 30-year-old actor, who is currently starring as a stunt driver in the film, Drive, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $849 in fines.

But why would anyone try to drag Ryan Gosling‘s good name through the mud? Is it because he’s so pretty? Is it because he’s too pure and good? Maybe somebody just has a hardcore thing for Eva Mendes. Either way, this is unacceptable.

Here’s an interesting question though: if Ryan Gosling really did get a DUI back in 2005, would it change your opinion of him today?

September 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
Filed Under: Ryan Gosling