BlogHer's Wall of Shame (and Fame): Tiger Gets Lectured From the Grave, Bristol Plugs Teen Pregnancy for the Rich
Welcome to BlogHer's Wall of Shame and Fame, where you'll find the stuff so crazy we can't make it up: the most inspiring and insane of the week's headlines. Below:
Wall of Shame:
- Tiger Woods Gets Lectured From the Grave
- Bristol Palin Says Unmarried Teen Pregnancy Is OK ... if You're Famous
- Woman "Returns" Adopted Child to Russia
- Cosmo Presents: Crafts for Your Crotch!
- Tina Fey Gets Mean Girl on "Saturday Night Live"
Wall of Fame:
- Bloggers Turn "Mommy Meanest" Today Show Segment Into Awesome
- Pulitzer Prize Tiptoes Into the 21st Century
- CNN, Huffington Post Realize: Food Blogging Is Hot
- Headline of the Week: "Dumb Masochism"
- Justin Bieber and Tina Fey are Hysterical on "Saturday Night Live"
And now for the good stuff...
WALL OF SHAME
Tiger Woods Gets a "Keep It in Your Pants" From the Other Side
Which facet to this commercial is more horrifying? Is it the use of the late Earl Woods' voice? Is Nike's crawling through the mud of Woods' personal story in a commercial to sell shoes? Is it the creepy, stunned look on his face? Or maybe the sea change from "Just Do It" to "Well, You Did It?"
Bristol Palin's Public Service Announcement: Have a Kid! If You're Rich!
As an "Abstinence Ambassador" for the Candie's Foundation, Sarah Palin's 19-year-old teen-mom daughter asks: "What if I didn't come from a famous family? What if I didn't have all their support? What if I didn't have all these opportunities? Believe me, it wouldn't be pretty. Pause before you play."
Cosmo Mag Presents ... Crafts for Your Crotch!
As Dodai at Jezebel puts it, "You know, mixing hot wax, paper stencils, and lady bits — while trying to read — seems like a painfully bad idea. " The best worst part: Cosmospeak like "Add some down-there flair" and "Start a game of naughty GPS. Destination: Downtown."
Tina Fey Goes "Mean Girl" on "Saturday Night Live"
Fey's attack on Bombshell McGee for Jesse James' infidelity to Sandra Bullock -- calling her a whore and "a dirt bag's binder from 7th-grade metal shop" -- felt a whole lot closer to Lindsay Lohan than Liz Lemon. (We're sick of "Mean Girls" references, too -- but can't resist, since Fey both wrote and starred in .)
Woman "Returns" Adopted Child to Russia
A Tennessee woman, Torry Ann Hansen, sent her seven-year-old adopted child back to Russia alone with a typewritten note explaining why she wouldn't be parenting him anymore. With only a backpack full of candy and Magic Markers to accompany him. While we haven't walked a mile in her shoes, since when do people treat kids like Amazon orders?
WALL OF FAME
Mom Bloggers Own the Today Show
The Today Show profiled mommybloggers this week under the headline "Mommy Meanest." Good thing the guest bloggers were Isabel Kallman, Susan Getgood and Jen Singer -- who were able to play "Mommy Quick on Their Feetest," turning the conversation around to the support parent bloggers receive in our community.
CNN, Huffington Post Finally Realize Food Blogging Is Hot
On the heels of the launch of HuffPo Food, CNN announced Eatocracy, led by Tart.org blogger helmed by CNN food reporter Kat Kinsman, aka KittenWithaWhip -- all just in time for a collective American heart attack at the launch of the KFC Double Down Sandwich (pictured above).
Sheri Fink of ProPublica Wins a Pulitzer for Online Reporting -- Well, Half-Online Reporting
In a collaboration with the New York Times magazine, Sheri Fink of the nonprofit news service ProPublica was awarded a well-deserved Pulitzer for investigative reporting. Her series on euthanasia in hospitals in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is the first Pulitzer for online reporting. The first. In 2010. Yes, really.
With "Dumb Masochism," Jezebel Achieves Best Post Title Ever
"Dumb Masochism: Give Yourself a Brazilian With These Handy Stencils" is equally horrifying and hilarious. Brava, Dodai and the Jezebel team. Slow. Hand. Clap.
Tina Fey + Justin Bieber = Funnier Than Maybe It Should Be
Go ahead and accuse us of Bieber Fever -- but The Beeb (a "dreamy Christmas elf" whose whose "smile is like watching a baby bunny sniff a tiny flower") bleating inappropriate fantasy serenades to Fey ("Hey girl, I wanna watch you do your Pilates. And skip the hard part. Cause baby? You’ve got the motherlode")? Comedy gold.
Get more bizarre, brilliant and beastly news in BlogHer's Wall of Shame (and Fame) archive.