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Taylor Swift, Cut Out the 'Nazi Barbie Routine'

Camille Paglia isn't thrilled with the 'girl squad' phenom

(Newser) - Girl squads are hot news this year and may indicate a new female power surge in Hollywood. But Camille Paglia—the biting cultural critic and feminist icon—seems a bit annoyed by Taylor Swift and her gal-pal crew wagging tongues at the paparazzi. "With gender issues like pay equity... More »

Getty Nails Guerrilla Girls Archive

Rad fems' files going to LA research institute

(Newser) - The Guerrilla Girls gang of subversive feminist artists has apparently reached an accommodation with the white male establishment with an agreement to turn over the organization's archives to the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, reports the Independent. "We've had this stuff sitting in boxes for ages," noted... More »

Carrie Underwood Grabs Top Country Music Honors

Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen also take home trophies

(Newser) - A teary-eyed Carrie Underwood clinched two top prizes at yesterday's Academy of Country Music Awards presentation. The American Idol alum was only the seventh woman in the show's 44-year history to win the Top Entertainer honor. Underwood also took home the Top Female Vocalist trophy, while Brad Paisley won the... More »

Kid Sister: Success at Her Fingertips

'Pro Nails' rapper gets nod from Kanye

(Newser) - With her manicure anthem "Pro Nails," Chicago rapper Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young) managed to parlay a penchant for mile-long acrylic talons into a hot career. The single caught the ear of hip-hop golden boy Kanye West, who added vocals on the track and cameoed in the video,... More »

Music's 10 Top-Grossing Divas

Madonna, Barbra, and Celine top list of richest female artists

(Newser) - The Material Girl earned her epithet this year, raking in $72 million on her "Confessions" tour. Madonna nabbed the top spot on Forbes' new list of top-grossing female artists from mid 2006 to mid 2007, reports the Daily Telegraph:
  1. Madonna, $72 million
  2. Barbra Streisand, $60 million
  3. Celine Dion, $45
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