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12 Celebs Occupying Wall Street

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Occupy Wall Street got its biggest — if briefest — celeb occupier on Monday when Kanye West showed up at Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and pow-wowed with Russell Simmons. Simmons was there showing his support for the movement, and while Kanye has yet to say what he thought of his time among the eclectic community of occupiers, Simmons had this to say:

“It was amazing to see how people loved seeing Kanye West at Occupy Wall Street. His music and his art has always been about the voice and the power of the people. Kanye just wanted to come down and experience the growing movement that has opened the eyes of many around this country and around the world of the struggles of poor people. The energy at Liberty Plaza was electrifying and the momentum to get the money out of politics is growing quickly.”

If Kanye’s interest is genuine, awesome, but I hope reports that he wore a gold grill for the visit are untrue. A Givenchy shirt is one thing, but a gold grill is just so … how should I put this? … one percent. [Global GrindVillage Voice]

Here are 11 other celeb occupiers down at Liberty Square…

Random Single Gal Recipe: Beef Carpaccio With Arugula

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Creamy Linguine
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
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Hi Frisky readers! Fun fact about me—I love to make and eat food! Now, if Kelly Bensimon were to meet me, I’m sure she’d emphasize in her psychotic way that I am a cook not a chef, and I would agree. That being said, I think I manage to whip up some tasty things in my tiny New York kitchen, so when the mood strikes, I like to introduce you to an easy recipe I’m currently loving.

Wednesday nights are what I like to call “date night,” only I’m not going out to dinner and a movie with a handsome fella. No, “Date Night” is when I stay in, make dinner, and watch “America’s Next Top Model,” “Revenge,” and “American Horror Story,” aka the Boob Tube Trifecta. Last Wednesday night, I was feeling especially posh but not especially ravenous (I ate a late lunch), so I found myself going back to a recipe I used to make years ago when I was in a relationship: beef carpaccio. Keep reading »

Geek Girls Unite!

“What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that ‘geek’ is no longer a four-letter word.” So introduces the incredibly hilarious book Geek Girls Unite, a guide to the different types of women who are making geekdom not only an acceptable thing to embrace, but an awesome one to proudly celebrate. Author Leslie Simon explores the different iterations of geek girls — from music geeks to book nerds and everything in between — through their heros and interests, and offers required reading, playlists, and movies to unlock the inner geek girl hiding inside of you. Geek girls unite, indeed!

[$10.19 Amazon]

F**k Yeah, Feminist Ryan Gosling!

Dear Ryan
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"Blue Valentine"'s NC-17 Rating
Gosling says the film's almost NC-17 rating is misogynistic. Read More »

I didn’t think anything could be better than the “F**k yeah, Ryan Gosling”/”Hey Girl” meme about my boo, but then “F**k Yeah, Feminist Ryan Gosling” came along and appealed to my Betty Friedan-loving, bell hooks-reading side. Check a couple more after the jump and the full site here. Keep reading »

Beyonce’s “Countdown” Video Forgot To Count Belgian Choreographer As An Influence

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Beyonce Hearts Gaga
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Last week, when we oohed and ahhed over the awesomeness that is Beyonce’s video for “Countdown,” we noted all the many pop culture references she paid homage to: Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”! Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance”! Bob Fosse! Dreamgirls! Mary Quant! Well, we failed to mention Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a Belgian choreographer, from whom Beyonce seems to have borrowed a number of the moves and scenes seen in “Countdown.” Check out this video and judge for yourself. (I still think “Countdown” is dope and now I have a new favorite Belgian choreographer!) [Buzzfeed]

Behind The Scenes With “Real Steel”‘s Real Robots

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We’ll admit, our desire to see “Real Steel” — in theaters this weekend — can be summed up in two words: Hugh Jackman. But our inner geeks are titillated by the knowledge that the director, Shawn Levy, actually made real working robots for the film. Sweet. [via YouTube]

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