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    Disney's new brainwashing wall decor

    Tue Apr 28

    Like most little girls, I dreamed of growing up to be a princess, with a frilly dress, tiara and a prince, just like in a Disney movie. The fairy-tale scenario is innocent and sweet...but these new decorations for girls' rooms take the fantasy a bit far. New wall-hangings sold via Target are equal parts fashion mag and Disney doctrine, with headlines like "Great Legs Are a Dream That Can Come True." Oy. These messages are destructive enough when you're a teenager, but seeing them when you can barely write your own name is ridiculous. Disney, all little girls will always have a soft spot for you in their hearts, but can you tone down the propaganda a touch, please?

    Cool kid fashion: Arlo Weiner

    Tue Apr 28

    It's generally thought that dressing a little girl is way more fun than dressing a little boy. But one young chap, eight-year-old Arlo Weiner, has us reconsidering. GQ profiled the fashion-forward kid, who happens to be the son of Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, and put together a dazzling slide show of his favorite outfits. Though the youngster calls L.A. home, he says he did a lot of shopping on a visit to New York. We'd like to know just where he went! Anyone have a clue? These ensembles are seriously original—and so refined.

    More cheap ice cream!

    Tue Apr 28

    Feels like dj vu! Tomorrow, Baskin-Robbins is offering 31-cent ice cream from 5--10pm at all of their locations. (Too bad the heat's supposed to break tonight.) You can grab up to three scoops! That's one giant cheap treat. Proceeds benefit the National Volunteer Fire Council . As if we weren't already on enough of a sugar high from Ben & Jerry's deal last week...

    Octomom further exploits her children

    Mon Apr 27

    We didn't think it was possible either! But alas, the mother of 14 has found a way to make more cash off of her litter. In this Radar video --which she presumably got a pretty penny for (or at the very least, a ton of exposure)--Nadya Sulemon inks it up at Kustom Kulture in Los Angeles. What did she get, you ask? An angel, of course, with 14 stars surrounding it to represent her 14 children. Very original and not at all cheesy or contrived! Make sure you watch the entire video so you don't miss the story behind the giant burn on her butt, which, you know, is totally normal to talk about on camera. Thank you for this gem, Radar!

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