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Barbie: Christian Louboutin Puts His Foot In It

By Elizabeth Willse
Throughout her 50-year history, every bit of Barbie’s 11-inch-tall form has been the subject of scrutiny and debate. Originally introduced in 1959 as “a teen-age model,” her history has always been linked to the fashion world, and has become a tangled part of women’s girlhood memories and body images. (On Barbie’s actual 50th birthday in March, WVFC’s Laura Sillerman called…
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Film & Television · News

Roman Polanski, It’s Not the 1970′s Anymore. Thank God.

By Chris Lombardi
This week’s arrest of Roman Polanski felt weirdly unsurprising. It fit somehow with all the flashbacks to 1969 the media’s treated us to this year — as that TIME cover put it, “From the Moon to Charles Manson.” What will the 1970s reminiscences be like, one wondered? Maybe like this. But who really remembers 1977? And what does anyone really…
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Wanda Sykes to Shake Up Late Night

By Chris Lombardi
If you’ve long since given up on late-night TV, which seems dominated by avuncular men and juvenile skits, your life may be about to change – or at least your options when you want to kick back. Reuters reports that 44-year-old comedienne Wanda Sykes is finalizing negotiations with Fox TV for her own late-night show, which will have a focus…
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We All Could Be Elizabeth Edwards

By Chris Lombardi
Good for Hofstra University for telling the Associated Press yesterday that they still expect Elizabeth Edwards to speak there next month, as a start to the school’s fall lecture series. Even if she does have to bring the husband who famously admitted last week on Nightline that after her cancer went into remission, he got involved with a New Age…
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