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Heather Lawton has been a student of women's issues for 10 years. In the 2 years she spent writing for Examiner.com, she learned to give pop culture an extraordinary twist by making the connection between celebrity and ordinary people. During her college years at CUNY, she attended intense writing courses, which helped develop her writing style as well as her voice. Born in Savannah, Ga., Heather now calls New York her home.

Female Celebrities That Have Not Given Into The Big Booty Craze

July 3rd, 2013 1:30pm EDT
Rihanna
Opinion: Television personalities, female-rappers, and video vixens love toting around big derrieres.  This trend seems to have grown, no pun intended, tremendously in the last 10 years as rap music and their videos have become more popular and quite famous for advertising "big-booty" girls.  While some women have injected, implanted, and padded their average or flat-in-the-back frames, others seem to be staying true to their microscopic behinds.

On Tuesday, Mediatakeout.com, released a video of Rihanna twerking--a dance that women perform to make their butts jiggle.  The singer doesn't le...
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Paula Dean May Have Shown Us That Racism Is More About Skin Color Than Race

June 25th, 2013 10:35pm EDT
Paula Deen
(Opinion) Is racism more about skin color or is it really about being African-American?" Celebrity-chef Paula Dean may have shown everyone what racism is really about.

Coming off the heels of Dean being called out for using the n-word, on Monday, talk-show host Wendy Williams aired a clip of Dean giving a jarring interview in front of an audience to the New York Times.  In her conversation with the journalist, Dean stated that she believed the south had progressed regarding racism more than any part of the country. She also claimed that she had a black man in her life whom she was very clo...
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Rihanna Handles Fan Grabbing Differently From Beyonce'

June 23rd, 2013 12:40pm EDT
Rihanna
Opinion Column: Usually pitting women against one another is an unacceptable thing to do, but singers Rihanna and Beyonce' are so juicily night and day, even in the way they handle overzealous fans, we have to take notice.

Pop star, Rihanna, took a stroll with her security guard through a crowd at her concert this week in Birmingham.  It was reported that one fan grabbed the singer and would not let go.  When Rihanna attempted to walk away, the fan still had a grip on her arm and the 'Diamonds' singer turned around and bopped the fan on the head with her microphone to get away.  Good for R...
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Biracial Celebrities Whose Black Fathers 'Bounced'

June 12th, 2013 9:18pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Fathers, of all races, leave their children to be raised by single mothers.  In Black households, it has become an epidemic and the awful characteristic does not escape the famous.  Being a child of a single parent is difficult enough, but living as a biracial child can be brutal.  Way too often, White mothers are left to raise their children without their Black fathers, most of the time, causing immense pain and confusion for the child of mixed heritage they created.

Actress, Halle Berry, born to a White mother and a Black father, has spoken often about her absent father.  When he was in ...
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An Unattractive Kanye Cheating On An Insecure Kim?

June 12th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Constantly, women allow unattractive rappers (being unattractive seems to be one of the criteria for being a rapper) to humiliate (oh how they love to humiliate) and degrade them publicly, all for the sake of fame, and sometimes money.  If Kanye West did cheat on Kim Kardashian, shouldn't she take a great deal of the blame, if not all?

On Wednesday, Star Magazine broke the story on West allegedly cheating on his reality-star girlfriend, Kardashian.  The 36 year-old rapper is being accused of having a sexual relationship with French-Canadian model, Leyla Ghobadi.  The 24 year-old model clai...
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Kanye West Celebrates B-Day Without Kim

June 11th, 2013 3:05am EDT
Kanye West
Has everyone gone mad?  Kanye West celebrates his 36th birthday in New York and his pregnant girlfriend is in Los Angeles, but the gossip is only about her not being able to fly?  Ok, let's break it down.

On Friday, Mr. West had a birthday party in New York City that included, of course, Jay-Z, Beyonce', Nas, and other celebrity guests.  Girlfriend, Kim Kardashian was absent.  Yes, we know that she is too far along in her pregnancy to fly (at least, we're all guessing).  But he's mega rich, isn't he?  Surely he has enough money to have his party near his girlfriend so she wouldn't have to ...
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Alec Baldwin Gets Backlash For Calling Ex-Wife Beautiful

June 10th, 2013 7:17pm EDT
Alec Baldwin
Last week, celebrity news told us that actor, Alec Baldwin, thinks actress and ex-wife, Kim Basinger, is "one of the most beautiful women that ever lived," and now some married women seem to be in an uproar.  Should Baldwin's current wife, Hilaria Thomas, follow their lead?

On Monday, talk-show host, Wendy Williams, gave her opinion (which lacked all traces of feministic quality, not that she ever professed to be a feminist) as usual on the Baldwin comment.  Baldwin, who had been married to Basinger from 1993-2002 told Access Hollywood that Basinger is "one of the most beautiful women that...
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Kim Kardashian May Have To Fear For Her And Baby's Life

June 8th, 2013 9:30am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Access Hollywood reported on Friday that reality star, Kim Kardashian, is receiving death threats.  Kardashian says that some of the paparazzi have been threatening her, saying that if she is not more cooperative with their picture-taking, they will "make her and her baby's life a living hell."  Did the reality personality warrant this behavior from the paparazzi?

Kardashian has said publicly that she "enjoys" sharing her life with people in front of a camera.  However, this attack on a woman, especially a pregnant woman, is not  justified.  Terrorizing women has always been trendy, but th...
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Jay-Z Silent After Fan Slaps Beyonce's Behind

June 3rd, 2013 2:30pm EDT
Jay-Z
If you Google "Jay-Z defends Beyonce'," up pops, "Jay-Z defends trip to Cuba," and "Jay-Z defends Gwyneth Paltrow."  A few days ago a strange man at Beyonce's concert in London slaps her on the derriere and her husband, once again, is silent. What kind of message is that sending?

In January of this year, Beyonce' was the subject of criticism when the media accused her of lip-syncing.  The controversy grew into such a bruhaha, the singer felt she had to performed the 'Star Spangled Banner' live at a press conference.  This was the first time her rapper husband was noticeably missing.  Why d...
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Kim Kardashian Is Called 'Bitch' & 'Trash' By Two A-List Rappers In Same Week

August 12th, 2012 4:24pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
50 Cent talked to New York-based XXL Magazine about Kanye West's song "Perfect Bitch," which he dedicated to girlfriend Kim Kardashian.

The two rappers have had their share of tension in the music industry. Before the drop of 50 Cent's album, "Curtis," he made the announcement that he would sell more records than West, who was releasing his album the same week. He did not succeed. Now, Eminem protege' is dogging West's girlfriend.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure," 50 Cent told XXL in an interview on Friday. Well, what about the man who wrote such a vile song? Is he decent?...
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