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The blame game

By Alison Kronstadt | April 12, 2011, 11:05 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

For a long time, swooning preteen girls said Chris Brown's name in dreamy tones. His voice, his looks, his dancing… the man could do no wrong. Then, everything changed.

Up, up, but never away

By Molly Nicholson | March 30, 2011, 11:04 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Starting with comics before our generation, then transitioning into television cartoons and eventually becoming epic productions on the big screen, superheroes have given ordinary people hope for a better world and a better attitude, if only for an hour or two.

Sorry, Charlie

By Molly Nicholson | March 8, 2011, 8:14 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Charlie Sheen may be mentally ill. Let's get that out in the open. Sheen has been acting more than normal celebrity-crazy lately (see SCO's definition of "sheenin") and the media seems to be taking advantage of a man that does not seem to understand he is not in the right of mind.

The fame

By Marjorie Fuchs | Feb. 28, 2011, 12:44 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Kermit coats, concerts that smell like cotton candy; not to mention countless hits, record deals, interviews and red carpets. Welcome to a whole new era of envelope-pushers; welcome to the female music industry, 2011.

A curious night

By Melodi Anahtar | Feb. 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Every year, the Grammy Awards takes place to entertain millions of music fans across the country. From unexpected wins to questionable performances, this year's Grammys was a night to remember.

The skinny on MTV's "Skins"

By Mandy Xu | Jan. 28, 2011, 8:13 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Hastily mashed-up promos featuring hard partying began appearing on MTV in late fall last year. This time, it features teenagers in Baltimore instead of guidos in Jersey Shore. This time, it causes even more controversy.

Burr-oken Ears

By Eli Schwadron | Jan. 17, 2011, 1:46 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Straight-up weird lyrics separate Gucci and the rest of Brick Squad from an otherwise solid next generation of rappers like Wale and Big Sean.

Oh, what a year

By Liv Jacobson | Dec. 31, 2010, 8:17 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Twenty-ten has been a whirlwind year of politics, scandal, celebrity drama and bad pop music. Let's take a look back on the events that shaped this exciting year as we look ahead to 2011.

Kindling the holiday spirit

By Sarah Harper | Dec. 22, 2010, 10:42 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Garlands and wreaths are hanging from storefronts. Candles are flickering behind windowpanes. At last, the days of hectic holiday shopping are numbered.

Shopping bytes

By Allison Daitch | Dec. 7, 2010, 8:49 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

When you're lucky enough to finally think of that perfect Christmas present, it then depends on whether you can find it in stores, is the price right, and is it available or sold out.

An engaging event

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 3, 2010, 10:58 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

On Nov.16, Prince William of Wales and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton announced their engagement. The royal engagement was sure to gain immediate media attention, but as the weeks go on, the feeding frenzy has gone overboard.

Fashion wannabes

By Liv Jacobson | Oct. 28, 2010, 9:59 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears all have one thing in common. No, it's not their several arrests, mental breakdowns or club-hopping lifestyle.

Fame don't cost a thing

By Valerie Hu | Oct. 11, 2010, 10:18 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Indeed, reality stars such as Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian from E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" have branched out of Hollywood and taken the entire nation by storm.

Reality isn't so glamorous

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | Sept. 21, 2010, 7:44 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The only thing Bristol Palin has grown famous for in the past two years is her pregnancy during her mother Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign back in 2008.

"Twilight" women need to bite back

By Alison Kronstadt | Aug. 19, 2010, 2:54 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

A boy and a girl meet in high school and fall in love. During their relationship, he repeatedly sneaks into her room, forbids her from seeing people she is close to and pressures her into everything from prom to marriage.

More members, more risks, more problems

By Allison Daitch | Aug. 3, 2010, 10:23 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As the celebrations begin marking the 500 millionth member of Facebook, the reality behind the monumental occasion is slowly creeping out.

The ongoing evolution of the pill

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | June 7, 2010, 8:17 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As 2010 marks the Birth Control pill's fiftieth anniversary, it is clear that its use, purpose and even form, have all greatly evolved as a benefactor in the lives of countless women.

"Shore" hits

By Anya Gosine | April 27, 2010, 11:10 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

They captured millions with their gelled hair, tanned skin and tireless fist-pumping. This year Americans bonded with the young, party-loving Italian-Americans who spent an eventful summer together in one beach house on the shores of New Jersey. Now there is news to celebrate for reality television addicts - several spin-offs of MTV's "Jersey Shore" will be crashing on land.

Old favorites and fresh faces

By Ava Wallace | April 25, 2010, 4:20 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

At the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) on Sunday, country fans saw familiar stars and greeted new faces. Queen of country Reba McEntire, armed with corny jokes, hosted the show for the ninth time.

A blossoming D.C.

By Sophia Deng | April 4, 2010, 10 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Living next to or Metro stations away from the nation's capital has never been so sweet - the National Cherry Blossom Festival is currently in full force, and set to end April 11. With the combination of spring break and beautiful summer-like spring weather, D.C. has been jam packed.

Gaga for Gaga

By Blake Morgan-Gamber | March 28, 2010, 9:10 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Drawing in over 18 million viewers, Lady Gaga's outrageous "Telephone" video has stunned both fans and foes. In collaboration with fellow diva Beyonce, the artist gives audiences another "Monster" of a music video. And this time, the out-there star finds a way to make the "Paparazzi" go even crazier.

Playing dirty

By Rose Wynn | March 4, 2010, 1:13 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

When Nicolas Chartier saw the $1.84 billion figure that represented the record-breaking success of "Avatar," he knew he had a problem. As the producer of rival Oscar nominee for Best Picture "The Hurt Locker," Chartier shook at the thought of a shoo-in film ruining his chance to claim the first Oscar of his career.

Russian roulette meets the Internet

By Mandy Xu | Feb. 28, 2010, 10:29 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The latest Internet fad ChatRoulette is taking over with more than 50,000 participants. The quasi-social networking web site is like a human version of the iPod's shuffle option.

A new brand of motion pictures

By Fran Djoukeng | Feb. 23, 2010, 8:09 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

"Avatar" has become a movement. It's no surprise that the largest-grossing film worldwide was produced using 3-D technology that is setting a new standard in cinematography. The 3-D experience takes a moviegoer to a whole new realm of visual advancements.

True Lore or real horror?

By Julia Wynn | Feb. 17, 2010, 5:27 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Just when it seemed that the whole vampire craze had abated, more encouragement for the vampire-obsessed surfaced. As if movies, books, a TV show and Twilight paraphernalia weren't enough, New York native Joseph Gambit has created True Lore, a social networking website for "members and practitioners of the lost arts," which can include vampirism and werewolf-ism.

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