It's Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, and here are the top five hottest headlines on our PopSugar Radar! Tina Fey wins a SAG Award just before the final 30 Rock episode airs this Thursday — and lucky for us, the hardworking comedian has plenty of projects lined up, including Mean Girls the Musical! We talk about our casting hopes for the Broadway version of the teen flick — plus we cover Chris Brown and Frank Ocean's brawl in an LA parking lot, Justin Bieber's leaked breakup song for Selena Gomez, and more!
It sounds like the Plastics may just be heading to Broadway! During a red carpet interview at last night's SAG Awards, Tina Fey hinted at a possible Mean Girls musical, so we're celebrating even the chance by sharing our favorite life lessons inspired by the film. The quotable 2004 movie featured quite a few gems about love, sex, and dating your cousin, so take a look to kick off your week with a laugh.
Halloween is the time to be terrified — not mortified — which is why we're reminding you of five common missteps to avoid during this spooky season, with the help of Mean Girls, Modern Family, and more of your favorite movies and TV shows. It's in this PopSugar holiday special!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays! From our BuzzSugar team, we'd like to wish a wonderful holiday to you and your loved ones. May you get everything your heart desires (and perhaps a few things on your own wish list) as we finish out 2010 and say hello to a new year.
As you unwrap gifts from friends and family, we have a little something that we think you'll like! Consider this video clip from Mean Girls our gift to you, a token of our appreciation. Watch it after the jump.
When it comes to hilarious teen comedies, it's hard to top Mean Girls. Between Tina Fey's writing, Rachel McAdams as Regina George, and the funny misfit duo of Damian and Janis, it's pretty much a laugh a minute. You already know we love it here on Buzz, so let's honor it with this week's edition of Buzz Lines! These quotes should help get the ball rolling, then share your favorite quip from the film in the comments.
- "Glenn Coco? Four for you, Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco." — Damian
- "I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom."— Mrs. George
- "Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen. It's not going to happen!" — Regina
Most of us knew a pack of mean girls in high school — some of us probably even ran with that pack, whether we want to admit it now or not! And anyone who's ever worked or socialized with other women (so, anyone) can attest that the mean girls phenomenon carries over into adulthood.
But where do you draw the line between a grown-up "mean girl" and an assertive, powerful woman? According to a couple female columnists over the weekend, the current female GOP front-runners in this Fall's political races are toeing that line — and often crossing it.
Last weekend, Senate candidate Sharron Angle demanded that Harry Reid "man up" during a debate in Nevada. California's Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman infamously hung her housekeeper out to dry once it was revealed she was an undocumented worker. In California's Senate race, Carly Fiorina is calling for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. And the list goes on!
In your mind, do these actions add up to ruthless, mean girl politics? Or are these female candidates simply doing what it takes to get noticed and get ahead in a male-dominated political landscape?
Kids today, as the lament goes. The age of the mean girl is getting younger, an article in The New York Times reports. The dreaded middle school cliques are extending down to the kindergarten crew. The article examines the nasty things bullied girls have dealt with in elementary school, from the creation of exclusive clubs to being forced to go down a slide filled with mud.
The supposed increase of mean little girls could be the result of various factors from parents being more aware of their child's emotions to early-onset puberty, but many experts agree that outside media influence is a major factor. So what makes a mean girl? Find out when you read more
Nobody wants to be the parents of the mean kid. In fact, most moms and dads don't think they are going to be! I recently had the chance to chat via phone with Rosalind Wiseman, the author who made "mean girls" a household name when Tina Fey turned her book Queen Bees and Wannabes into a movie starring Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan. Wiseman is an expert on the topic so I was interested in hearing what she had to say on ways mothers and fathers can avoid this situation by raising kind kids. Do you agree with her tip and do you keep the communication lines open in your home?
Most of us can remember the mean girls from our adolescence, and with the news we read today, it's not hard to think that bullying has taken a turn for the worse. However, statistics show the occurrence of violent injury by and toward girls is plummeting. Today's teens might not be beating each other up, but their actions have violent consequences as demonstrated by the high-profile suicide of Phoebe Prince, a bullied freshman at Massachusetts' South Hadley High School.
This week, prosecutors brought unprecedented charges against students who bullied 15-year-old Phoebe so much that she committed suicide in January. Her friends and family allege that the students repeatedly harassed Phoebe at school and with technology by sending hurtful texts and talking trash on Facebook. Her fellow students allegedly threatened her verbally and physically because she moved from Ireland and was involved briefly with guys whom other girls at the school liked. Now those teens have been charged with the felony of violation of civil rights with bodily injury resulting, and two young men also have been charged with statutory rape, presumably for having otherwise consensual sex with Phoebe.
Some spectators argue such bullying isn't confined to South Hadley High, but rather a phenomenon taking over US schools. Unlike bullies of days gone by, modern kids have technology at their disposal. The threat of digital abuse, including sexting, online cruelty, and digital disrespect, prompted MTV to launch a multiyear initiative to empower youth to it. As violence caused by young women goes down, youth are increasingly able to harm each other from afar. While I doubt young people will ever stop picking on each other, maybe the threat of serious consequences, mixed with some preventative action, can curtail the impact of Bullying 2.0.