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    By Sue Williamson, W Magazine.

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    Whether you go dark or bright, follow these trendsetters' go-big-or-go-home mentality towards lipstick.

    Try matching lips and nails à la Cara Delevingne (above).

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    Or a sweet bright pink like Lupita Nyong'o.

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    Kate Bosworth knows that classic red is always a good idea.

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    And Selena Gomez agrees.

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    Ubermodel Joan Smalls prefers a regal purple.

    Read more: Looking Back at Cara Delevigne

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    As does Lorde. No bold lipstick list would be complete without her.

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    Or the queen of bold beauty, Miley Cyrus

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    Rihanna always gets it right, especially in this dark hue.

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    Adriana Lima stuns with this dark lip.

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    While Emma Stone wows with a sleek orange-red.

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    Miley Cyrus Parties Topless Like It's 1989 in this Racy Photo Spread

    15 Sexy Male Model Selfies

    Chrissy Teigen and 9 More Top Models Go Topless in the Latest W Magazine

    Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie in Domestic Bliss (Photos)

    Kim Kardashian Goes Fully Nude in W Magazine

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    Nick Jonas and Kendall Jenner's relationship has officially been downgraded from taking it "very slowly" to a figment of our imaginations. 


    Earlier this month, sources told Us Weekly that the 19-year-old model began dating the 22-year-old singer after she was introduced to him by mutual pal Gigi Hadid, who is dating Jonas' brother Joe. And just this week, sources told E! News that the pair were keeping things "pretty light as of now."


    Awww, cute, but that's a not how Jonas sees it. In a story published Friday, he told E! News, "We're not dating," 


    He added, "Kendall is great and naturally with her being good friends with Gigi and with Joe and Gigi dating, there are times we'll be in the same place and we all hang out." 


    As for Jenner, she's been way too busy soaking up the sun in St Barts to clear up dating rumors: 



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    Kourtney Kardashian soaked up the sun in St Barts while her ex Scott Disick was thousands of miles away in Mexico. 


    Kardashian was photographed in a color-block bikini walking along the beach with children Mason and Penelope and sister Kendall Jenner Thursday, enjoying the last days of her family vacation. 



    Meanwhile, Disick was over 2,000 miles away at Joe Francis' Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, Mexico. He shared a photo on Instagram Thursday from a hot tub. 



    Kardashian and Disick split in July after nine years and three children together. Disick's "partying" was apparently part of the issue. 


    Kris Jenner opened up about the breakup in Haute Living, saying: “[Kourtney's] kind of my hero right now -- she makes good decisions. She always puts her children first and is accepting, loving, and dedicated to her family -- she doesn’t get easily ruffled. This situation has made me realize how strong she is." 


     


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    Vacations are awesome. At least, that's what we tell ourselves before we go on weeklong excursions to hell and back with our closest family members and friends.


    Most people experience a nightmare road trip or vacation at some point, so Jimmy Fallon made this week's hashtag #WorstRoadTripEver to hear about your biggest trip fails. Don't be surprised if some of Fallon's favorites bring back your repressed vacation memories, too:











    "Not really" may be the single worst answer to that question ever. And for that, sir, we salute you.


    "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.


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    Model and actress Amber Rose says she was “extremely outraged” and “in shock” when she learned last week that a company reportedly used her name and image to try and lure aspiring models into prostitution. "I’m all for women empowerment and to see something like that, it made me really sad because I always wanted to be a model when I was young, and I was young and easily manipulated, just like these girls. Thank God I didn’t fall into anything like that,” she tells The Doctors in an exclusive interview.


    According to reports, a woman said a company was trying to entice her into prostitution after she responded to an Instagram post soliciting models “for a paid celebrity photoshoot and clothing line.” Those who responded to the post reportedly were told Amber Rose was helping select the models and were set up on a fake FaceTime call with her. Then, the company tried to set the models up on dates with “rich” men and sent text messages telling the women if they agreed to be intimate, it would help them land better opportunities. TMZ has reported that the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating to determine whether a crime was committed.


    In the video above, Amber explains how she first learned of the scam, and offers words of advice for aspiring models and actresses. “If you are getting hit up by a [social media] account that is not verified, or you are not actually meeting that person, you have to know that this is a scam,” she warns.


    To see Amber’s entire interview, tune in to The Doctors on Friday.



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    The first teaser for "American Horror Story: Hotel" gave us a taste of Lady Gaga's Countess Elizabeth, but now the fear factor has been turned up to maximum.


    In two new "Hotel" teasers debuted by Entertainment Weekly, one deranged hotel guest with no eyes pounds on a door, while another sleeping guest, who looks like an ode to Divine, wakes up with creepy metal fingers in his or her mouth. Both teasers play to an eerie cover of Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel." More like nightmare hotel.






    In other recent "Hotel" news, as we mentioned, we got our first look at Gaga's character, the owner of Hotel Cortez, on set this week. EW also revealed that Mare Winningham is returning to play the hotel's laundress this season. Based on her previous "AHS" characters, though, we wonder if she'll be playing an awful mother figure again.


    For more, head to EW.


    "American Horror Story: Hotel" premieres on Oct. 7 on FX.


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    by EDWARD BARSAMIAN

    "She wears the crown for all the work that she's put into the industry," says Beyoncé's personal wardrobe curator, Zerina Akers. "But I also want her to have fun. After all she is a woman."

    Over the past year, Akers has worked with the multiplatinum superstar analyzing the right cuts, fits, and silhouettes solidifying Queen Bey's place in fashion royalty--one which the consummately best-dressed singer maintains through not only her own wardrobe, but a forthcoming partnership with Topshop, too. But there's another, equally stylish side of the pop icon, and anyone who visits the 33-year-old's Instagram or website will notice: Recently she has been upping her fashion game with seemingly impromptu shoots no matter where in the world she happens to be. We've also seen Bey sport some names outside the runway regulars including Harbison, Marco de Vincenzo, and Romeo Hunte--courtesy of Akers. "I really wanted to bring in some new designers, some younger kids to see what they're doing," Akers told us recently, adding, "and then incorporate more international designers and underground streetwear designers out of London."

    It's been a masterful evolution for the singer who has lately taken to bold color, feminine prints, and punchy accessories. For the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Mrs. Carter slipped into a cardinal Harbison jumpsuit, while another occasion saw her opt for a tailored, canary yellow Zadig & Voltaire suit emphasizing the star's renewed focus on rainbow-like shades. "I wanted to be a little more experimental with color," says Akers, adding, "like the orange Cushnie et Ochs top and pink Dsquared2 shorts. She's such a bright person and I feel like in fashion today everyone strays away from color."

    However, one outfit that Akers references as a favorite was an all-cream look Beyoncé wore earlier this summer, which hinted at the shift in wardrobe that's sophisticated and clean, but accessible: Pairing a topper from Barneys New York with Frame Denim jeans, her ensemble was a study in how to approach neutral dressing at all price points. "High-low is all about color selection, shape, and fabrication of the garment," explains Akers. "I can get a skirt for $50 in matte jersey. It's going to move and hug the body in a similar way as a skirt that's $795." Akers says the secret to her A-list client's style comes down to the fit: She and Bey have been gravitating toward asymmetrical and bias cuts.

    But the best part of her role, the stylist maintains, is being able see Beyoncé excited about the looks. "That's the reward," says Akers matter-of-factly. "That she's enjoying herself and feels beautiful and confident." How else, after all, to run the world?

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    BY RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL

    Kristen Stewart has issued a bold response to those intent on confirming exactly what sexual label to pin on her. In the latest issue of Nylon, in which the actress appears on the cover, she tells anyone interested in her sexuality: "Google me, I'm not hiding." She added:

    If you feel like you really want to define yourself, and you have the ability to articulate those parameters and that in itself defines you, then do it. But I am an actress, man. I live in the fucking ambiguity of this life and I love it. I don't feel like it would be true for me to be like, 'I'm coming out!' No, I do a job. Until I decide that I'm starting a foundation or that I have some perspective or opinion that other people should be receiving... I don't. I'm just a kid making movies.


    It's a fitting statement from Kristen Stewart, not only because she's called fame "the worst thing in the world," but also because she's saying, essentially, that the focus on her personal life detracts from discussion of her work -- or anything else about her. It's a reminder that Stewart doesn't owe the Internet an official "coming out" -- and to presume she does is insulting and insensitive.

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    Already, her sexuality has become part of the cultural conversation about Stewart -- this article being no exception, I admit. Whereas Nylon simply went with "Riding Shotgun with Kristen Stewart" for a headline, countless reports about the interview have honed in on her comments about her sexuality, making it the focal point. Some, such as "Kristen Stewart plays coy over sexuality rumors," made it seem as if she didn't go far enough in her statement.

    This is natural, I suppose, in a world where, as the Advocate explains, before a celebrity like Stewart has officially "come out, "media outlets create "a glossary of queer innuendo that is meant to signal to a reader that a person is gay or in a same-sex relationship, without actually stating it outright." Their hilarious list of these ways of saying-it-without-saying-it -- which includes "tomboy," "gal pal," and "sapphic circle" -- highlight the absurdity of our need to make Stewart answer the question "What are you?" not for her satisfaction, but for ours.

    By phrasing her comments as she did, Stewart turns the question back on the asker, pointedly making us collectively wonder, "Why do we care so much about who she's sleeping with? What does it change about how we perceive her whether she's dating a man or a woman?" Those questions, whether we're talking about a famous movie star or the rest of us, are much harder to answer than a simple word can ever summarize.

    In an interview with Beatrice in 1997, writer Jill Nagle said, "Sex is what academics would call oversignified. You can play tennis with a friend without worrying about 'what it means,' but you can't do that with sex." That quote has stayed with me, because even though in the intervening years, we've made a lot of progress in terms of being more knowledgeable and accepting of a variety of sexual orientations, sex acts, and genders, we still want a simple way of framing a topic that's actually more complex, in many cases, than one word can summarize.

    We still get so fixated on who people are screwing we practically salivate over every juicy detail -- witness the media frenzy when an interview with Cate Blanchett was edited in a way that implied she'd had sexual relationships with women, followed by her clarification that she hadn't, actually. Stewart does not want to be a poster child, and her comments, appearing two months after her mother was quoted in the UK's Sunday Mirror confirming Stewart's relationship with assistant Alicia Cargile, are a way of making it clear that she takes such fascination with her sexuality as intrusive.

    Stewart is also making a larger point about the changing role of labels like gay, lesbian, and bisexual -- namely, that for many people, they are beside the point. She went on to tell Nylon, "I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don't think it's necessary to figure out if you're gay or straight. It's like, just do your thing."

    We've seen numerous similar sentiments in recent pop culture, from people who are proud, unashamed, and not hiding their same-sex attractions and relationships, but don't want to be defined by them, from Miley Cyrus' pronouncements about being gender- and sexually fluid and Raven-Symone's rejection of the label "gay" ("I want to be labeled a human who loves humans") to Maria Bello's embrace of the term "whatever" to describe her sexual orientation and Ilana on Broad City's declaration that "I have sex with people different from me."

    In their way, those rejecting sexual labels are offering up a very optimistic point of view, one that presumes that whatever your sexual orientation, you are entitled to explore it and define it for yourself, regardless of what anyone else thinks. This is, of course, true -- though it's vital to note that we haven't yet reached the point where living either in the ambiguity Stewart praises or as an out gay, lesbian, or bisexual person means you're free from discrimination.

    Stewart's right to find the questioning off-putting (if you don't agree, ask yourself if you'd want your every date, kiss or act of holding hands, let alone what you do in bed, obsessively scrutinized). As Sarah Seltzer pointed out at Flavorwire, just as asking celebrities whether they're feminists has led to an increasingly pointless PR spin cycle, so too does questioning them about their sexuality often come across futile and passé. Seltzer argues it's in celebs' best interest to remain as publicly ambiguous about their sexuality as possible, lest they be pigeonholed.

    To some extent, I agree, but in Stewart's case, specifically, her words don't sound ambiguous. They sound like the opinions of someone who simply feels there are more important things in her public life than her personal relationships.

    That's not to say having out queer celebrities as role models isn't important; rather, that those who want to take on that responsibility should be able to do so voluntarily, or else it's pointless -- a debate exemplified in the responses to Roxane Gay saying on Twitter that Stewart's sexuality is not a big deal. Stewart clearly does not want her sex life to precede her acting in the public eye. She doesn't want her sexuality to oversignified, or even, it seems, brought up at all.

    The latter is unlikely to happen, but we can grant Stewart -- and by extension, everyone else -- the right to define or not define their sex lives as they see fit.

    Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York-based author, editor, blogger, and event organizer. Her work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice, and Jezebel.

    Photo via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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    Audrey Hepburn is probably the only person to make eating a McD's french fry look royal.


    We're used to seeing classic celebrity icons in photos from their peak fame days. But a new photo series from DesignCrowd shows they look just as glamorous in contemporary ad campaigns. The end results, while a little jarring, remind us how much pop culture has changed from their heydays to now. 



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    Former "The Hills" star Heidi Montag has recreated one of Kim Kardashian's most famous bikini photos.


    Why? Could it be an attempt to stay relevant? Was it born out of a constant need for attention? 


    Well, according to Us Weekly, the 28-year-old posed for the Kardashian-inspired pic in honor of her husband Spencer Pratt's 32nd birthday.


    That's love, guys. That, right there, is love. 





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    BY DANA NORRIS

    Parents are the absolute worst.

    They're always in public with their children, walking around, flaunting their terrible decisions. Let their child stand up in the grocery cart? Monster. Allow their child to yell in the ice cream store because he wanted the multi-colored sprinkles, and not the brown sprinkles? Vulgarian. Let the baby scatter sugar packets on the floor of the restaurant, because that's the only activity that keeps her from trying to stab dad with a fork? Miscreant.

    In a twisted game of scrutinizing parents, the Internet just got one of its best chances to take a jab at the rich and famous. Recently, the Daily Mail published pictures of David and Victoria Beckham's 4-year-old daughter, Harper, with a pacifier in her mouth. In the article, a number of childcare experts and self-appointed parenting pundits weighed in. Although most babies usually don't need a pacifier after three months of age, as former midwife Clare Byam-Cook told the paper, the Beckhams have allowed their child to keep the comforting device.

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    But then came the online outcry from Twitter users.





    It's the Internet's own way of saying "you should know better" to the Beckhams. Despite all the fuss, papa David defended his actions, noting in an Instagram post, "Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts?" Beckham says his child wasn't feeling well that day, and he allowed the pacifier in this instance to comfort her.

    Even if experts agree that a 4-year-old shouldn't be using a pacifier, that doesn't preclude the general public from minding its own business. That the Beckhams attracted such perverse curiosity about a pacifier speaks volumes about the nature of parental shaming--a mode of criticism that makes being a parent feel like a permanent state of failure.





    In many ways, Beckham's response resonates deeply with me. I, too, am a parent. The day I left the hospital, my husband and I drove our tiny, 2-day-old infant down a frozen Chicago highway. We flinched each time another car came within 10 feet of ours, which was once every five seconds for the entire, horrific 30-minute drive. As we made our way home, we wondered out loud why the hospital let two people who know nothing about babies leave with one. "We're idiots," we thought, and there must have been some kind of mistake.

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    When we safely arrived, my husband took the baby upstairs and I followed with some bags. After pausing on our tiny gray door mat, I unloaded my cargo, unzipped my coat, and took off my boots--readying to bathe myself and my newborn baby. I knew I'd need to do a load of laundry and wash the dishes after, but I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with the reality of being a new parent. I'd also need to figure out how to breastfeed, teach my son how to be a decent human being, keep him safe from danger, eventually find a good preschool, and somehow gather the courage to leave the house again. It was all so much. I stood there, I did not move, and I wept.

    My son is now 20 months old, but the feeling of overwhelming insecurity just hasn't faded with time. Parents, all parents, have no idea what we're doing--but we're all proceeding in the best way we can. Now that I've had some experience, I can tell you precisely how to handle my kid at all previous ages. But my child now--who brightly answers "no" to every question I ask, runs fast when I call upon him, and does little destructive experiments on a daily basis--is a complete mystery. In two months I'll have this age mastered, but by then he'll have moved on to completely new and terrifying territory.

    Parenting is a constant exercise in insecurity, because it's impossible to get completely right. It's even tougher when your life is lived completely in the public eye.



    Whether it's a power couple like the Beckhams, or a single dad in small town America, so many parents try to act above reproach while accompanying their children in public. We parents want to be seen as the most patient, kind, and generous caregivers ever. It's why we speak to our children in soft, cooing tones even as they're throwing items from our grocery cart onto the floor and screaming "Poop!"

    And so, like any insecure human, we turn to the Internet in the hopes of comfort. There are no shortage of parental self-help guides online, or print magazines catered to our interests. We ask, Is my kid normal? Am I normal? Are we doing this right? And the Internet responds, "Yes, yes, sure," or "No, you are the worst," depending, of course, on which website you land on. According to the New York Times' Well blog, if your 4-year-old's pacifier falls to the ground, you should lick it clean with your own mouth. But the experts at Cafe Mom also want you to understand that doing so will spread illnesses to everyone you love.

    We love to offer advice to and judge parents because they're such easy targets. They're always doing it wrong.

    Those who judge parents in their spare time often take the most issue with their children being coddled. Pacifier use, public breastfeeding, and co-sleeping past a certain age all are the source of ire from online commenters. We attack these small aspects of parenting, yet conveniently ignore much more tangible hazards to the well being of children at large.

    For starters, there's the 15.8 million U.S. children living with food insecurity, and the 1,600 American children who die in auto accidents every year--troubling situations that proceed without nearly as much outcry as a 4-year-old sucking on a pacifier. And a picture of Harper Beckham, in a car surrounded by paparazzi (whose camera flashes are blinding the driver's face) doesn't prompt in a single tweet about her endangerment.

    We don't take up these issues because they're difficult and they don't have easy solutions. There's usually no one person to judge or advise. But just as the glare from a paparazzo's camera obscures a safe journey home for celebrities and their families, the obsession with shaming parents like the Beckhams disconnects many observers from a human reality: They may very well be normal, self-conscious parents, just trying to figure it all out.



    Dana Norris is founder of Story Club and editor-in-chief of Story Club Magazine. You may criticize her parenting on Twitter at @dananorris.

    This story was originally published on the Daily Dot.

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    BY NICO LANG

    What do you have to do to be the most-hated male celebrity of the past year?

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, nearly 50 women have to come forward to accuse you of sexual assault over the course of your five decades in show business. In the process of the long, painful trial against you in the court of Internet public opinion, so many women will accuse you of drugging and raping them that they can't all fit on the cover of New York magazine. The case against you is so grim that even your staunchest defenders have turned against you--even Whoopi Goldberg, who is still batting for Mel Gibson and Roman Polanski.

    But to be the most-hated woman of the moment, all you have to do is be kind of a brat. Former Nickelodeon star and "Love Me Harder" singer Ariana Grande came in second in THR's biannual Q Score ranking, which ranks famous people by their popularity--or in Grande's case, their unpopularity. Following an incident where Grande licked a donut and claimed to hate America, her negative Q Score has increased by 26 points, almost as much as Cosby's 43-point climb.



    Other stars who have seen their stock fall in the past year are Adrian Peterson and Robin Thicke; the latter never recovered from the critique that his hit single "Blurred Lines" promotes rape culture, while the former was accused of child abuse.

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    Both of these are valid reasons to dislike someone, but for some reason, they don't make you more hateable than Grande or Kim Kardashian. While Grande and Cosby have seen the biggest drops in likability over the past year, Kardashian was the most-hated celebrity overall. She had an astonishingly high negative Q score of 71.

    Other than being irritatingly ubiquitous or hating America, what exactly are their crimes? Has Kim Kardashian ever been accused of plagiarism--like Robin Thicke? Has Ariana Grande ever been accused of being a fraud by an Ivy League university--like Dr. Oz, whose negative Q Score increased just 16 points in the past year? Has Kardashian ever publicly threatened her partner--like Shia LaBeouf, who didn't even make the list? Ray Rice was caught on tape attacking his wife and was suspended from the NFL for it, and his actual illegal behavior didn't merit a mention either.



    The playing field here is so uneven that it's absurd, as women are docked so much more severely for laughably trivial things. This is the case whether you're a singer, a reality TV star, or literally any person who dares lives in public while owning a vagina. In a 2013 Star magazine poll, Gwyneth Paltrow ranked atop America's list of the most-hated celebrities, a survey in which two-thirds of the entries were women.

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    As I wrote for the Huffington Post at the time, what's remarkable about the survey is how transparently it shows the gender differences in accountability for men and women. Kristen Stewart, LeAnn Rimes, Ashton Kutcher, and Sandra Bullock's ex Jesse James all found themselves on Star's list after high-profile cheating scandals, yet Stewart (at #2) and Rimes (#12) ranked much higher than Kutcher (#13) or James (#19).

    Chris Brown--who publicly beat Rihanna, his former girlfriend--almost got left off, all the way down at #20. A year later, Brown climbed all the way up to number two on the Star list, but he was still bested by Kim Kardashian, who shared the top spot with her husband, rapper Kanye West. And across the list, a familiar pattern emerged: 14 of the 21 entries were women, whose descriptions were peppered with adjectives like "difficult," "intolerable," and "bratty."

    Across the Internet, it's actually hard to find a case where a man ranks in first all by himself. On BuzzLamp's most-hated list, Kris Jenner and Kardashian come out on top, and hating them more than criminals, abusers, or alleged rapists isn't even all that culturally specific: They also are the "winners" of South Africa's Channel 24's unlikability survey as well.

    It's telling that last week's viral headlines were dominated by a Florida news anchor walking off set to take a "brave" stand against covering the Kardashians--while men bravely get a pass. While "Blurred Lines" was called "the most controversial song of the decade," radio stations across the country actually played it more; it was one of the biggest hits in Billboard history. Bieber recently had a top 10 single with little fuss, and in the past year, Chris Brown has had two Top 40 hits.

    But a week after Grande's donut-licking incident, her single "One Last Time" disappeared from the Hot 100 entirely. It was yanked quicker than you can say Dixie Chicks.
    While the cycle of the Internet is "here today, forgotten tomorrow," this irrational hatred sticks--for women. A year after LeAnn Rimes' infidelity landed her a mention on that star list, she rose even higher the following year--all the way up to number five--even though the public apparently forgot about Ashton Kutcher and Jesse James.

    When I was having lunch with a friend last week, we ran into an acquaintance who still can't stand Anne Hathaway, following a series of awards speeches she gave for her performance in Les Miserables in 2013. At the time, BuzzFeed maturely summed up her the criticisms of Hathaway as "her face" and "she looks stupid." But the public has yet to forgive and forget: Even as late as last week, the Daily Beast was waxing about "the persecution of Anne Hathaway."

    It's telling that during that time, Hathaway all but vanished--aside from a supporting role in Interstellar. This October's The Intern will be her first lead role in a studio movie in four years.

    To a passive observer, all of this hatred directed at women like Grande and Kardashian might seem ridiculous; its effects are anything but. Hathaway's disappearance wasn't an accident: This hatred not only punishes those who don't fit whatever impossible standards we've set for women today, it encourages women to stay silent--or just go away. After all, for every man who gets a round of applause for calling women he doesn't like "fat pigs," there's a thousand people cheering him on.


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    Jake Owen, country star and all-around good guy, joined The Huffington Post for a nice chat in Central Park earlier this month. Owen is a water-lover, so taking a boat out on the lake (pond?) for a one-on-one interview seemed appropriate. He was surprised, to say the least, but, he rowed with it. 




    Still, when it came to rescuing a human in need, he was all:




     What a gentleman. 




    Jake Owen recently released his latest single, "Real Life," which is currently climbing the Billboard charts. A new album is expected very soon, although a release date hasn't yet been announced. To find out more about his tour and partnership with Discover Boating, visit discoverboating.com


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    You don't need to be the three-eyed raven to see that HBO's "Game of Thrones" is basically racing toward the end of George R.R. Martin's story. Now, the Song of Ice and Fire author has finally accepted the inevitable.


    "Anything is possible,” said the author when GeekWire asked what he thought about the show possibly finishing before the books in a recent Q&A at the Sasquan science fiction convention in Spokane, Washington. Martin acknowledged the show seems to be speeding through the story like "a jet locomotive," and though he used to worry about it getting to the end before him, he's not even about that life anymore.



    I said, to hell with that. Worrying about it isn’t going to change it one way or another. I still sit down at the typewriter, and I have to write the next scene and the next sentence … I’m just going to tell my story, and they’re telling their story and adapting my books, and we shall see.



    Unless Martin is planning some kind of upcoming secret dual release for the next two books in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring (wow, please let that happen), there's pretty much no way the show won't surpass the author. Season 5 of "GoT" basically caught up to the point where Martin is at in his novels, and it has already been about four years since Martin released his last book in the series. Unless the show takes some sort of crazy hiatus, the end is coming.


    Fans should look on the bright side, though. (The Lord of Light will never steer you wrong.) Due to changes in the HBO adaptation, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have already admitted the ending might not match up exactly with Martin's.


    Try to take that as meaning "more surprises are on the way" in the novels. And don't worry. HBO will definitely treat Martin's books right. You know--hopefully.




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    Jodie Gaines was 18 years old and on her way to a fish fry when she saw the blue lights of a cop car flash in her rearview. As detailed in an episode of House of Horrors: Kidnapped—one of a grip of ominously titled programs on the channel Investigation Discovery, the 24-7, true crime network—she was an outgoing high school senior from the tiny, Western Tennessee town of McKenzie, and was looking forward to a weekend home from the prep school she attended a few hours away. “I knew I wasn’t speeding,” she recalls in the program, “but I pulled over without hesitation.” It was a decision that would almost cost her her life: those “cops” were actually three men who kidnapped her for ransom, holding her for three days chained to a metal bed in a remote cabin before she made a miraculous escape.

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    Jenny’s Wedding is a 2015 independent film written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue. Jenny (Katherine Heigl) decides to marry her live-in gal pal, Kitty (Alexis Bledel) — but Jenny’s conventional Midwestern family has long since been under the impression that Jenny and Kitty are just roommates.

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    By Valencia Higuera, Contributor

    Finishing high school gives you a sense of accomplishment. It's the familiar path to higher education and higher earnings -- college graduates earn twice as much as high school dropouts. But if you were to discuss this topic with some celebrities, they might argue that a traditional high school education isn't the only path to success.

    Some of your favorite singers, actors and entertainers didn't finish high school. Read about 13 celebrities who dropped out of high school.

    Read: 20 Rich and Famous Community College Graduates

    1. Jim Carrey Net Worth: $150 Million



    Jim Carrey's family was poor and homeless after his father lost his full-time job. Carrey found work as a janitor and dropped out of high school at age 15 to help care for his sick mother. The breakthrough for his comedy career was the '90s television show "In Living Color." He starred in several blockbuster films, including "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Liar, Liar" and "Yes Man."

    2. Cameron Diaz Net Worth: $120 Million



    Cameron Diaz dropped out of high school at age 17 to pursue modeling and signed with Elite Model Management. The model/actress/producer had a rough time at high school. "I used to get in fights with boys more than girls. For some reason boys liked to fight me," she said. Her film credits include "The Mask," "There's Something About Mary" and "Sex Tape."

    3. Mark Wahlberg Net Worth: $215 Million



    Mark Wahlberg dropped out of school around age 13 or 14. He did a short stint in prison before turning his life around and starting his entertainment career -- first as a hip-hop rapper, then an actor in films like "The Perfect Storm," "The Departed" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction." He has also worked as a producer on shows like "Entourage" and "Boardwalk Empire."

    By studying online, Wahlberg received his high school diploma at age 42. His four kids were his motivation. "I didn't want the kids saying, 'You didn't do it, so why do I need it?' They are all wanting to do things in their future that require an education."

    4. Nicolas Cage Net Worth: $25 Million



    Nicolas Cage dropped out of high school at 16 to pursue his acting career. He made his acting debut in 1981 and has since had roles in movies like "Raising Arizona," "Gone in 60 Seconds" and the "National Treasure" series.

    5. Tom Cruise Net Worth: $470 Million



    Although he wanted to be a priest while growing up, Tom Cruise got the acting bug after taking acting classes. He didn't want to wait until after high school to pursue his acting career, so he dropped out and moved to New York City. The actor/producer's hits include the "Mission: Impossible" movies, "Jerry Maguire" and "Rain Man."

    6. Ryan Gosling Net Worth: $30 Million



    Ryan Gosling dropped out of high school at 17 with dreams of making it on the big screen, but his entertainment career began on the small screen with the '90s revival of "The Mickey Mouse Club" alongside Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. His movies include "The Notebook" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

    7. Robert Downey Jr. Net Worth: $180 Million



    Robert Downey Jr. had already started his acting career when he decided to drop out of high school at age 17. He was 20 when he landed a role on "Saturday Night Live." The "Iron Man" and "Avengers" star is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.

    Read: What 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans Are Worth

    8. Keanu Reeves Net Worth: $350 Million



    Keanu Reeves began acting when he was 9 but he didn't pursue acting full-time until getting expelled from high school at age 16. His hits include "The Matrix" series, "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Speed."

    'It was a very small school, and I guess I didn't fit in. I had conflicts and run-ins with the staff. The principal and I didn't see eye to eye," he said. "I was one of those "Why?" kids - I asked too many questions about everything. I couldn't stop even if it got me into trouble."

    9. Drew Barrymore Net Worth: $125 Million



    Drew Barrymore's big break came at age 7 with "E.T the Extra-Terrestrial." Barrymore was in rehab at age 13 and became emancipated from her parents at age 15. So it might come as no surprise that she dropped out of high school at 16. The actor/director/producer eventually kicked her bad habits and now enjoys a career as a producer and actress with roles in "Charlie's Angels," "Blended" and "He's Just Not That Into You."

    10. Hilary Swank Net Worth: $40 Million



    Hilary Swank was a child performer and athlete who dropped out of high school at age 16 because she didn't have time for school. Swank's credits include Oscar-winning roles in "Million Dollar Baby" and "Boys Don't Cry" and an ironic role -- an inspirational teacher -- in "Freedom Writers."

    "I'm not proud to say I'm a high school dropout," she said. "I'm not proud that that's something that happened, but it happened."

    11. Jessica Simpson Net Worth: $150 Million



    After signing a deal with Columbia Records, Jessica Simpson dropped out of high school at age 16. She later earned a GED and is also an actress and fashion designer.

    12. Johnny Depp Net Worth: $400 Million



    Johnny Depp dropped out of high school at age 15 to pursue a music career. Two weeks later, he went back and told the dean: "'I made a mistake and I'd like to try again.' And bless him, he said, 'Johnny, I don't think that's such a good idea. You love your mu­sic. That's the only thing you've ever applied yourself to. Go out there and play.'"

    His singing career never took off, but he found success on TV with "21 Jump Street" and movies like the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

    Read: How Much Money Katy Perry and Jay Z Drop on Valentine's Day Gifts

    13. Katy Perry Net Worth: $200 Million



    Before Katy Perry was a pop superstar, she was a Christian music singer who dropped out of high school at 15 to pursue her dream.

    Despite her success -- three studio albums, with her fourth expected in 2016 -- she regrets dropping out and later got her GED. "I'm kind of bummed at this stage that I didn't have a great education," she said in 2014, in announcing a fundraiser for teachers. "I could really use that these days."

    This article, 13 High School Dropouts Who Are Millionaires Now, originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com.

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    Jennifer Lawrence is in bed with Kris Jenner. 


    There are sentences you don't expect you'll ever have to write, and that was one them. Alas, Jenner shared a photo of herself in bed with the Internet's official BFF early Saturday morning.


    After getting over the initial confusion of this particular pairing (Hey, we didn't know Lawrence was friends with Amy Schumer until she showed up in the comedian's vacation pics), the greater question of what brought them together to take such a photo was still unanswered. 


    Well, we learned a lot from Jenner's caption. Not only were they celebrating the actress' 25th birthday, the two seem to be pretty close friends -- unless it's cool to wish casual acquaintances "Happy Birthday you piece of shit."  Maybe it's a Hollywood thing, but it seems doubtful.



    While the fact Jenner and Lawrence appear to be so close is surprising, the friendship itself isn't shocking if you've been paying attention. 


    Lawrence is a long-time, self-professed Kardashian and reality TV fan. She's dropped the Kardashian name in multiple interviews over the years, letting it be known that she loves the family and the show -- unlike some other A-listers who shall remain nameless (Actually, we'll name them: Jon Hamm, Jonah Hill, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Daniel Craig)  and really need to chill.  


    And in January, Kim Kardashian recalled bumping into the Oscar-winner actress, who promptly freaked out.


    "I was in NYC and I ran into Jennifer Lawrence," Kardashian told the U.K. newspaper The Sun. "We said, 'Hi' and walked into the elevator and as the doors were closing. She screamed across the lobby, 'I love your show!' We were laughing so hard."  


     


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    Foxxy Cleopatra is back, and she's bringing adorable reinforcements.


    Beyoncé has already starred in "Austin Powers in Goldmember," but now she appears to be in her own real-life spinoff with daughter Blue Ivy as her Mini-Me:



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    Bey and Blue Ivy rocked their matching one-piece swimsuits while seemingly spending a day on the water with Jay Z. More family pictures were posted on Tumblr and Instagram, and there's a good chance they'll make you crazy in love: 



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    It's been reported that Beyoncé doesn't say a word in the cover story for Vogue's September issue, and, keeping with that theme, the family photos appeared without captions, too. 


    But who needs words anyway? You know what they say: A picture is worth a thousand of them. Or since Bey and Blue are going all "Austin Powers," theirs are probably more like one ... million!




     


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    It's probably safe to say you won't see Bill Maher ride around in an Uber anytime soon. The comedian put the ride-finding app as well as others on blast on Friday, calling out America's "sharing economy" on "Real Time."


    "Airbnb? You really think anybody really wants to have total strangers living in their apartment for a week? 'Oh look, someone else’s pubes on my soap. I’m living the dream,'" Maher said.


    One major problem with sharing apps is that some of them can put your personal information at risk, though Maher seemed more focused on the financial aspect. The comedian blames outrageous income inequality and greed for the rise in services he says are now replacing people with robots.


    "The one thing we're not sharing are the profits. Somehow they forgot to create an app for that," he quipped.


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