I wish my mom was not so frightened of being friends with me. We would have been closer today if she allowed herself to be close to me. I would have felt more comfortable talking to her, and those open lines of communication are extremely valuable tools of parenting. If you aren't friends with your child, they won't feel the need to share what is going on in their lives for better or for worse. The girls from the bad girls club look to me as if they had larger issues than mothers who were close to them.
ETA: Oh you were talking about Jezebel, I have the same opinion on that as well.