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Justin Bieber: Is It Biological?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

shutterstock_171494870Last week, when Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to a charge of misdemeanor vandalism in his highly-publicized egg throwing barrage on a neighbor’s home earlier this year, it was the most recent of a rash of run-ins with the law for the 20 year-old Canadian singer-songwriter.

The precocious pop star’s growing rap sheet over the last two years, including charges of DUI, assault, and vandalism, has even casual observers wondering why.


Things That Make You Go Hmm: Are We Bullying Our Young Artists?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Jada Pinkett Smith

We’ve seen a lot of celebrities step up to stamp out bullying: The cast from True Blood joined in with the It Gets Better project; several famous names including Amy Poehler, Shaq, and Mario Lopez stepped up for the Amplify Your Voice campaign; and Glee got in on the action, dedicating an episode to the bullying epidemic.

But, what happens when celebrities get bullied?

Wait a minute…

Do celebrities get bullied?

Yes, according to Jada Pinkett Smith, who recently took to her Facebook to address the issue.


Things That Make You Go Hmm: Taylor Swift and the Rest of Us Sluts

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Taylor Swift by David Shankbone

Okay, okay, okay, before you flip out on me, I’m not the one calling us all sluts.

Well, no one’s actually calling us sluts out loud, I don’t think, but there have been some mighty interesting articles lately about Taylor Swift and possible gender-based stereotypes in her music.

A few weeks ago, BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick published “Does Taylor Swift Hate Women?”, an article that suggests there’s a growing feminine backlash against Taylor Swift and citing several magazine and online community sources that, frankly, confirm there’s at least some backlash.


How Would You Look If You Looked Like What You Are?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Whew, that’s kind of a mouthful, right?

Celebrity Psychings has featured several pieces related to celebrities without makeup (remember Takes 1, 2, and 3), so when Yahoo! Shine posted another similar piece on pictures of celebrities without retouching, Stars Without Retouching, I wasn’t all that interested in passing it along to you.

Still, I read the first slide of the piece – featuring Cate Blanchett on the cover of Intelligent Life magazine without any help from Photoshop – and became interested…


Things That Make You Go Hmm: Ke$ha Fan Sends Her A Tooth

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Ever feel so overcome by admiration for a particular celebrity that you can’t go another day without sending him a gift? Not just any gift, but something that really reflects who you are. Something meaningful. Something significant.

Something that typically needs brushed twice a day and might even rock some bling.

You know, something like a tooth.

Well, if you’re a fan of Ke$ha, don’t get all bubbly thinking that’s a great idea – you might just need to pony over two just to get her attention.

The singer’s apparent #1 Fan already sent her one.


 

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