What's a year without a good sex scandal? This year, we've had a bunch, running the gamut from sex tapes to infidelity. Here are our top 10.
Let's face it: Judy Blume explained a lot of stuff our parents didn't. (Or did, but the conversation was so awkward you've never looked at your dad the same again.) Here are just a few sex lessons that got us through those awkward junior-high days straight from the books of Ms. Blume.
Technology has fundamentally changed the way we seek, nurture, and experience intimacy. Beyond the coy status updates, drunken emails and occasional sexting, we find soulmates on dating sites, we fight over IM, make up over email, then go on Facebook to announce to the world our renewed devotion. Gadgets make our love lives better, but they also enable mixed messages, vague sentiments and other bits of intentional or unintentional confusion.
We think that everyone can admit that Madonna is hot despite her 51 years, but is she intimidated by dating 22-year-old Brazilian boyfriend, Jesus? According to InTouch magazine, the epic pop star is giving her boytoy a $10,000 monthly allowance, and the Globe says she is shelling out another grand a week for English lessons.
We love Joan Holloway. And by default, this means we love Christina Hendricks, the actress who brings her to life. And, at the same time, it also means we can't help but love the guy she chose to marry today (Sunday, October 11) because he must be pretty darn special to have won her heart. Oh, yeah. Did we mention she got married?
What started out as some condescending name-calling (on her part), affairs with trashy women (on his), We refer, of course, to Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin, their messy separation, and the latest allegations of wrong-doing being made public. Specifically, Radar Online reports that Jon recently emptied all but $1000 from the joint bank account he shares with Kate. How much money would that be? We don't know the exact figures, but we do know it's a lot. By Jon's own admission on the Larry King Show on October 1, he made $1 million before taxes during the last season of Jon & Kate Plus 8, and $500,000 after. Jon & Kate & The $10 Million Dollar Divorce
Two and a half months ago, a friend of Christina Milian's spilled the beans that the R&B singer was engaged to marry Grammy-nominated producer The Dream (aka Terius Hagert Youngdell Nash). Three and a half weeks ago, Christina and The Dream tied the knot in a hush-hush Las Vegas wedding/elopement. And last night, Christina confirmed to People what a lot of fans have suspected for a while: that the wedding might very well have been of the shotgun variety.
Robert Pattinson reportedly "irritated," throwing darts at Bazaar cover while castmates look on. Visit YourTango's Celebrity Love for the details.
We want to be happy for Jaime Pressly. Honestly we do. Getting married, after all, is a huge day in anyone's life. It's the first step toward a very big commitment. It's the basis of a million shows on WE. Nonetheless, we can't help but feel a little bit skeptical about Jaime's Malibu nuptials on Saturday night to entertainment lawyer Simran Singh.
Plastic surgery has been good to Hailey Glassman over the years. The profession allowed her father to provide well for her family growing up. It indirectly led to her introduction to Jon Gosselin (whose estranged wife Kate Gosselin underwent a post-sextuplets tummy tuck courtesy of her dad). And more recently, it's helped her to feel more confident in her abilities to hold onto the D-list love affair she and Jon share.
British artist Jamie McCartney is working on a sculpture called "Design a Vagina." Using only volunteers, he is making casts of 200 women's vaginas, and displaying them together in 40 block panels. He wants to show people that where vaginas are concerned, "the variety of shapes is endlessly fascinating, empowering and comforting." This is the story of how, for one of those volunteers, his message really hit home.