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0Is Lindsay’s Issue of Playboy Selling?

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Well, it really depends on who you ask. For instance, here’s the story according to TMZ:

According to our sources, newsstands in major cities like New York and Los Angeles have had to re-order the issue multiple times. We’re told Playboy is even getting re-orders from cities that usually never order more issues.

Meanwhile, Fox News is claiming that the issue really isn’t selling all that well:

But not many consumers are paying for that experience. In fact, interest seems low in seeing Lohan’s intensely air-brushed impersonation of Marilyn Monroe in glossy print. Fox411 spent Friday morning trolling the shelves of newsstands and gas stations from New York to Philadelphia only to be confronted with the same reality at each: Lohan’s glassy-eyed stare peaking above the backs of more family friendly fare, with no one staring back or making a purchase.

“No one has bought it,” was the resounding answer to our query at each stop.

Fox goes on to explain that the lack of sales isn’t so much because everyone’s already seen it, but more because Playboy used the incredibly tired concept of Lindsay as Marilyn Monroe, and also because there were no full frontal shots (sorry, 50!).

Typically, and especially on a Lindsay Lohan story, I would go with TMZ, but I just can’t this time. I just can’t believe that a magazine with pictures of Lindsay posing nude as Marilyn Monroe AGAIN would consistently sell out, especially when you can see all the pictures basically anywhere online. Unless someone wanted to read Lindsay’s meth-influenced quotes or make a collage, there’s really no reason for anyone to buy this issue, is there?

December 19, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Lindsay Lohan

0Happy Birthday, Christina Aguilera!

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Christina is 31 today, everyone! Isn’t that exciting? Now, 30 was admittedly not the best year for her, but I really think she can turn things around this time around. I think now that she’s older and wiser, she can really get things back on track. Maybe she can stop drinking so much, and hell, maybe she can even put on some pants!

Who knows what this year has in store for Christina Aguilera? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, let’s take a look back at Christina over the years, shall we? And since she’s such a special snowflake, let’s do it in video form!

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December 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm by Emily
Filed Under: Christina Aguilera

0Who Listens to Ingrid Michaelson?

I only ask because I need to know what to get you guys for Christmas! If you don’t listen to Ingrid Michaelson, then you get a mix tape, but if you do listen to Ingrid Michaelson, you get a high five. See how that works?

Anyway, you all know that I love to share some of my favorite music with you, so when I saw that Ingrid had a new song out from a new album (January 24th, I’m so excited!), I knew that I had to share it with you. What do you think?

And, as always, if you have any of your favorite music to share, then that’s what the comments are for!

December 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
Filed Under: Uncategorized

18Quotables: Charlize Theron Judges You for Your Hello Kitty Fashion

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“I’m pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty shit and nobody is concerned for them. It’s the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it.”

Charlize Theron reveals that if you’re an adult in a Hello Kitty shirt, you’re not ok.

I was going to say that she’s being really judgey here, but I actually kind of get where Charlize is coming from on this one. See, here in the South, and you other Southern people can back me up on this one or else alert me that this is a more national trend, people are really into Looney Tunes. I can’t tell you how many grown ass women I’ve seen in a Tweety Bird shirt, and I’ve honestly seen more than one person with a tattoo of that Tasmanian Devil. I don’t get it, I really, really don’t.

But what do you guys think? Does Charlize need to back off, or do you think there’s something a little off about adults obsessed with things like Hello Kitty?

December 18, 2011 at 7:00 am by Emily

7Christmas Miracle: Courtney Stodden Is Doing The 12 Days of Christmas

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In case you couldn’t tell already, Courtney Stodden is a true expert at getting into the Christmas spirit. For the past month, her glorious Twitter has been all about the holiday season: she calls Santa things like “sweet Santa of seduction,” “Santa of Ravishment,” and “Mr. Moist Saint Nick.” And if that doesn’t convince you that Courtney takes Christmas seriously, maybe this will: she’s doing the 12 days of Christmas. And it’s wonderful.

So far we’re just on day four, but this is what Courtney’s true love has given her so far:

On the 1st day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A pretty pair of pink panties…

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Two tiny tees…

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Three thick thesauri…

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Four faux furs…

Oh goodness, you guys.  ”Three thick thesauri,” I can’t.  It’s too early, it’s too much, I just can’t.  And just imagine how wondrous the next eight days are going to be!  In my wildest dreams, the 12th day of Christmas brings “twelve twinkling tweakers,” complete with a photo of Courtney surrounded by crackheads covered in body glitter.  What about yours?

December 18, 2011 at 5:00 am by Emily
Filed Under: Courtney Stodden

8Scarlett Johansson Wants You to Stop Calling Her “ScarJo” This Instant

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I used to have no real opinion on Scarlett Johansson, but lately she’s just been getting on my nerves. It wasn’t anything too intense, but I think that this is the moment where I start strongly disliking Scarlett Johansson. You want to know why?

This is what she said when asked how she felt about her little nickname, ScarJo:

“Oh, it’s awful. It’s a laziness. People can’t actually say the whole name? It’s just bizarre. How come Daniel Day-Lewis isn’t subjected to like, ‘DaDay’? So Cate Blanchett is not, like, ‘CaBla’? Why is that? Why do I have to get stuck?”

Oh girl, no. No you didn’t. First off, it’s not lazy, it makes sense. Try fitting “Scarlett Johansson” on the cover of a tabloid. Try being someone who isn’t you or someone in your family – do you know how long it took me to figure out how many n’s and how many s’s were in your name? It’s a nickname, Scarlett, and you can ask my friend who in 7th grade decided that she wanted us to call her Bubbles: you can’t pick a nickname.

Also, you did not just compare yourself to Daniel Day-Lewis and Cate Blanchett. Please tell me you did not just do that. Take your ass back to the Avengers or make another shitty album of covers and leave the professionals out of this.

How are you guys feeling about ScarJo these days?

December 18, 2011 at 4:00 am by Emily
Filed Under: Scarlett Johansson