Lupita Nyong’o and the Evolving Paradox of Black Femininity

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By Hannah Giorgis This piece was originally published at Youngist.org and can be read in its original context here. It’s no secret that I am a Lupita Nyong’o fan girl. She is gorgeous, graceful, and certifiably ***flawless. The actress gained worldwide attention for her heart-wrenching portrayal of the enslaved Patsey in … [Read more...]

The Truth About Celebrity Weight Loss

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By Claire Mysko In Hollywood, female stars who shed pounds get glamorous photo shoots and breathless “How She Did It!” cover stories. But not all slimmed-down celebrities are falling over themselves to shout their new stats from the rooftops and share their diet and exercise tips with the world. Their reluctance to do so points … [Read more...]

Prevent Official Release of Kanye West’s Women-Hating Video

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Petition by Sharon Haywood and Melinda Tankard Reist HipHopConnection.com has leaked a video teaser for the Kanye West hit song "Monster" and what we've seen is beyond disturbing. In just 30 seconds, viewers take in image after image of eroticized violence against women: Dead women, clad in lingerie, hang by chains around … [Read more...]

Beauty Comes in All Cup Sizes

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  By Valerie Kusler CollegeCandy.com recently launched a weekly series in which they post a set of photos celebrating celebrity body traits that may not be considered ideal by mainstream Hollywood standards -- and we love the idea! Although we wouldn't necessarily use the term "flaws" as this article does (albeit in … [Read more...]

Huffington Post: Former Miss Argentina Dies From Cosmetic Butt Surgery

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Associated Press) - A 38-year-old former Miss Argentina has died from complications after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her buttocks. Solange Magnano, a mother of twins who won the crown in 1994, died of a pulmonary embolism Sunday after three days in critical condition following a gluteoplasty in … [Read more...]

Editor of Self Gets Her Photoshopping Ass Handed to Her

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You gotta go to the blog of Lucy Danziger, the editor-in-chief of Self magazine and read all the comments from readers who aren't buying the lame excuse for photoshopping the hell out of Kelly Clarkson for the cover of this month's Total Body Confidence issue. Most of Self's blog readers say that as a result of the blog entry and … [Read more...]

Huff Post Highlights Beautiful Older Women

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It's soooo refreshing to see older women appear in the media, and be celebrated for their beauty as well. If more older women were shown on TV and in film, maybe we all wouldn't be so terrified of aging gracefully. Thanks Leslie M. M. Blume for your timely Huffington post. 6 Of The World's Most Beautiful Older Women I just saw … [Read more...]

Kim Kardashian Rejects Airbrushed Photo

I've got to come clean. One of my guilty pleasures these days is watching "Keeping Up With The Kardashians". I could go on and on with what is wrong with Kim and her family and their foray into the TV celebreality world. But not today. Today, I want to give Kim big props for embracing her curves publicly. She and her sisters have … [Read more...]

Jessica Simpson’s Controversial Curves

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  By Ophira Edut Today's understatement: I'm not a huge Jessica Simpson fan. Her singing is insipid, her "dad-ager" creeps me out, and she seems totally dependent on men for self-esteem. But I have to say, big courage to her for flaunting a figure that looks more like the average American woman's than I've seen on any … [Read more...]