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Yes, Ruthie Camden from '7th Heaven' did a 'Maxim' photo shoot

Where can you go when the world don’t treat you right — and your TV show got canceled six years ago?

The answer is Maxim!

Like Danielle Fishel, Amanda Bynes, and Hilary Duff before her — not to mention Alyssa Milano, who pioneered the trend way back in 1998 — 23-year-old Mackenzie Rosman has decided to prove she’s all grown up by posing for a spread in the men’s magazine. (Unfortunately, she didn’t snag a cover of her own; fittingly enough, that honor went to Milano this month.)

The pictures show the onetime child actress posing in her underwear, seductively lifting a cover-up over a beige bikini, and lying topless on a bench in a plaid skirt that sort of looks like a Catholic school uniform, which makes thematic sense until you remember that 7th Heaven‘s Camden family wasn’t Catholic.
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I'm still not over... The heartbreaking ending of 'Bridge to Terabithia'

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Here at EW, we’re reminiscing about the pop culture moments that we still can’t get over — no matter how much time has passed.

Fact #1: A great book you read as a kid will always affect you more deeply than a great book read at any other age.

Fact #2: Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award-winning Bridge to Terabithia happens to be one of the greatest, saddest, most unforgettable children’s books ever written.

Fact #3: During a summer when Jeff Bridges’ long-in-the-works adaptation of The Giver actually seems to be gaining traction and theaters are finally showing a movie based on a Judy Blume book, it’s only natural to think about other kids’ classics that have made it to the big screen — bringing me back to Terabithia, which received its own overly CGI’d adaptation back in 2007. (The film starred baby Josh Hutcherson, pre-Hunger Games — check out his Bieber hair and chipmunk cheeks!)

All that is a long way of explaining why I found myself musing about Terabithia today — more specifically, about its ending, which has been responsible for more sobbing grade-schoolers than anything this side of Where the Red Fern Grows. (Spoiler alert: The red fern grows on top of dead dogs.) READ FULL STORY

Contrarian Corner: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are music's mean girls

Katy Perry’s 3-D extravaganza Part of Me hit theaters this week. Obvious self-reflective implications aside, it’s strange that Perry chose this title from her collection because it’s lyrically the least Katy Perry-ish song in her repertoire. “Part of Me” foregoes the whipped-cream-and-rainbows sensibility that so perplexes (and captivates) my colleague Annie Barrett. It speaks of overcoming adversity and seeks self-empowerment. It’s also a hit job.

I’m not here to sift through the dross surrounding Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand. And I can’t fault Perry for documenting the unraveling of the relationship in the documentary — not to do so would be as glossy and inauthentic as one of her lolliprops. Still, it seems this song speaks to a potential directional shift in girl pop that, frankly, is troubling. Perry and her fellow hit-churner Taylor Swift have taken the break-up song to a new level, crucifying their exes publicly — to massive success. It begs the question: When did a few cute girls’ personal burn books turn into the American songbook?  READ FULL STORY

Kim Kardashian compares herself to the Virgin Mary -- VIDEO

You heard it here first, PopWatchers: Immaculate conception is the new black. On last night’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian revived an old trend by confessing to friends that she is leaning toward artificial insemination if she isn’t pregnant by 40. It was a fair enough statement — until Kim added, “I would feel like Mary — like Jesus is my baby, you know?”

Okay, Kim. It’s real-talk time. Very few things are certain in this world, but I am quite sure that any of us with at least a dial-up connection can confirm that you are no candidate for a virgin birth. Then again, as they say, “From the mouths of babes….” Watch  below. READ FULL STORY

Facebook considering special protective controls for under-13 users. Is it a Trojan horse?

Is your child on Facebook? And by child, I mean under the age of 13. Technically, they shouldn’t be since Facebook currently does not allow users who aren’t yet teenagers. But that hasn’t stopped nearly 7.5 million such youngsters from finagling an account — including 5 million under the age of 10 — according to a 2011 Consumer Reports survey. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is developing technology that would open the gates to all kids to post their latest status update (Example? Apple juice is nice, but not three times a day! Mix it up, Mom!). The social network expresses some ambivalence about the discussions, but since so many children are already on the site, they might have a legal obligation to make the site safer by formalizing access and making parental supervision more comprehensive. “We are in continuous dialogue with stakeholders, regulators and other policy makers about how best to help parents keep their kids safe in an evolving online environment,” Facebook said. But is a more “restrictive” Facebook for youngsters a Trojan horse? READ FULL STORY

Kim Kardashian announces intent to run for mayor. What a Kardashian in office would look like -- VIDEO

Today in absurd and improbable news, Kim Kardashian has declared her intent to run for mayor of Glendale, Calif. In an unaired clip from Sunday’s episode of Khloe & Lamar, the reality star and sister Khloe drive around Dallas when the two pass the Ross Perot Museum (who knew Ross Perot could evoke such political inspiration?!), which prompts Kim to share her plans of a campaign run by her friend Noelle.

“I decided I’m going to run for the mayor of Glendale,” affirms Kim. “I have to buy a house there. Noelle and I are, like, looking into all the requirements.”

She added: “‘Cause it’s, like, Armenian town,”  referencing the city’s large Armenian community.

Upon hearing Kim’s declaration, the much more likable Khloe replies that she will one day become the mayor of Dallas. Kardashian politicians everywhere! Watch the exchange below: READ FULL STORY

Former '80s child stars rally against Kirk Cameron's 'stupid opinions' -- VIDEO

What do Maureen Flannigan, Keith Coogan, and Josie Davis have in common? Aside from being former child stars from neon-splattered ’80s sitcoms, the three are all CCOKCs (pronounced exactly how you think it is): Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron.

In a new Funny Or Die video, the erstwhile teen thespians — including Kenn Michael (The Parent ‘Hood), Brice Beckham (Mr. Belvedere), Jeremy Licht (The Hogan Family), and a surprisingly hot Christine Lakin (Step by Step) — join together in solidarity against their former peer Kirk Cameron, whose incendiary remarks about homosexuals launched the wrath of a thousand seven child stars.

“We’re pledging to raise awareness about a serious threat to our civil rights: Kirk Cameron’s stupid opinions,” say the actors from the ’80s and ’90s. “As former child stars ourselves, we don’t want to be associated with that horses—.” Watch the video below, lest I spoil more of what’s spewed from the mouths of the poster children of a lost era. READ FULL STORY

Cue that scream: 'Home Alone' to get a Macaulay Culkin-free fifth (!?) installment

Assuming this won’t be some sort of insane hybrid of beloved holiday classic Home Alone and Uwe Boll “masterpiece” Alone in the Dark, ABC Family has announced that they will air the fifth installment in the Home Alone franchise, titled Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark. (On second thought, that would be sort of amazing.)

Alas, fans of the 1990 Macaulay-Culkin-battles-home intruders comedy will still watch in complete horror as the Home Alone name carries on without the exploits of Kevin McCallister and the wet/sticky bandits. In addition to coming to terms with this, devotees of the original and defenders of Lost in New York (who stored the third Home Alone in the part of their pop culture brains called this never happened where Scream 3 and Saved by the Bell: The College Years also reside) will now also have to absorb the notion that there was even a fourth one to begin with and it was called Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House. This is my Home Alone, PopWatchers, I have to defend it.
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Jon Hamm and Kim Kardashian have the most attractive disagreement in Hollywood

You’d think that by now Kim Kardashian might be used to this sort of thing. After all, the ubiquitous reality star has earned her fair share of criticism about everything from her 72-day marriage to her offensively exorbitant lifestyle to her family’s general terribleness. Having already been called a ‘f—ing idiot’ by Daniel Craig, Kim should have suspected that other classy, handsome Hollywood gents might feel the same way. In fact, in an interview with Elle UK Jon Hamm found the same words for her. (And Paris Hilton, for that matter. Remember her, you guys? Guys?)

“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,” the Mad Men star told the magazine, adding, “Being a f—ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly….It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.”
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Zac Efron admits to dropping condom at 'The Lorax' premiere -- VIDEO

It’s lucky for Zac Efron that the group One Million Moms are a little preoccupied with complaining about something else today, as the heartthrob confessed to Matt Lauer on The Today Show this morning that the thing that fell out of his pocket at his movie premiere wasn’t a Lorax.

The actor sheepishly admitted to Lauer that it was, in fact, a condom he dropped in front of cameras at The Lorax premiere last week. (“You want to take me through what happened?” Lauer asked Efron, to which the actor replied with a smile, “I don’t want to take you through it.”)
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