France's move to ban beauty pageants for underage girls won't stop a trend toward Miley Cyrus-style sexual exhibitionism. Girls need to learn values that reinforce their worth beyond beauty and sex.
Designer stuff is a big part of Oscar weekend – everything from handbags, Mongolian jewelry, vitamins, hand-made chocolates, aluminum art apples, and cosmetics to exotic lodging deals. Hollywood’s glitterati come to see and be seen. And to fill their swag bags.