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Sexism In Advertising: Axe Thinks A Real Man Is Into Banging Relatives

Oh Axe, will your sexist ads know no bounds? This time around, the male product line is shilling its tire-shaped “Detailer Shower Tool” (that’s the manly name for a loofah, FYI) by implying the user is washing off the perfume scene left by a chick (on his ear) and her mother (on his knees). Because he was doin’ them at the same time, get it?! As Context.org asks, have threesomes become so commonplace that companies like Axe need to take it up a notch by titillating their audience with mother-daughter sex? Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Brangelina’s Breakup, LeAnn’s A Stalker, Brit’s $350K Bod, And Kate’s Ex

  • The National Enquirer says Angelina and Brad are dunzo and they’re already meeting with attorneys to discuss how to split their $200 million fortune and custody of their six kids. I remember being actually sad about the demise of Bradiston, so I can’t muster up any emotion here. [NationaEnquirer]
  • Supposedly Britney paid $350K to get her body back in shape, opting for a mini tummy tuck, breast lift, injections, and peels, not to mention a trainer and a new gym. It’s comforting to think that it wasn’t just magic. Still, that’s 33% of a million dollars. [NationalEnquirer]

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Obama Mustache Watch: Day 2

Upper lip fuzz still subtle. [Cairo, Egypt, 6/3/09]
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Hate F**king Does Not Equal Rape

On yesterday’s episode of “The View,” Elisabeth Hasselbeck responded to the Playboy.com article written by Guy Cimbalo that listed her as one of the conservative women he’d like to “hate f**k.” I don’t blame her for being offended — I would pitch a fit if, say, Rush Limbaugh said he wanted to hate f**k me — but her annoyance that the National Organization for Women didn’t immediately respond (in fact, they didn’t know) is misplaced. After all, they have bigger fish to fry right now, like the murder of doctors like Dr. George Tiller.
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Quick Pic: Agyness Deyn’s Fashion Forward Jog

[London, 6/3/09]
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Obama Mustache Watch: Day 1

Did you know President Obama is growing a mustache? The White House hasn’t released a press release saying as much, but it didn’t go unnoticed that the Prez was rocking a noticeable arc of fuzz above his lip on his trip to Saudi Arabia this week. As he seems to have shaved everywhere else (well, on his face), we can only assume Barack is bringin’ the Presidential ‘Stache back. We’ll do our civic duty by charting its progress. Keep reading »

So Women Can’t Be Bosses, Huh?

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“Tess McGill” (“Working Girl”)

How’s this for a topic — “Why Women Can’t Be Bosses” according to the boys at Ask Men. Oh, okay fellas, we’ll bite. Paul Thompson kick starts his screed with a nod to the “leaps and bounds” women have made towards “fairness” in the workplace. (Like rallying against the “alleged” improper treatment that is sexual harassment!) Then he goes on to explain that the glass ceiling exists for an important reason and cites four reasons why women are “absolute train wrecks in positions of workplace authority.” Unfortunately, he doesn’t bother to include examples of this being true, though he does slide in the cliched “Hillary Clinton is a man” reference. Keep clicking to read Thompson’s arguments and my responses, alongside photos of some seriously kick ass female bosses in real life and in pop culture.

Quick Pic: Dachshund Mothers Abandoned Tiger Baby

Oh let’s just start off Hump Day with this adorable sweetness. Bessie, a wire-haired dachshund, has stepped in as a maternal figure for this nameless tiger baby at a zoo in Germany. [6/2/09] Keep reading »

“The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”: Danielle’s Shady Past Is Revealed

So, the s**t hit the fan on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” last night, as Danielle’s seedy, coke-whorin’ past as “Beverly” was revealed and she pissed off all the women by taking the cha-cha too seriously at a dance class. Danielle first addressed rumors that she was a husband stealer, telling Jacqueline and Teresa that the rumors were BS, but then jumping on them for even thinking that it might be true. Danielle has got a point — for all this talk of loyalty, no one seems to have Danielle’s back and I kind of feel bad for her. Or I would, if she wasn’t so damn shady. And if she hadn’t put her paws all over delicious Albie. Keep reading »

Mariah Carey Blames 9/11 For The Failure Of “Glitter”

Mariah Carey has a new movie out, “Precious,” and what better an occasion for her to speak out (again) about her failed semi-autobiographical movie “Glitter”‘? This time she’s blaming (drum roll, please) September 11th! “That movie was released on September 11th, 2001—could there be a worse day for that movie to come out?” she says. This isn’t the first time Mariah blamed terrorists for ruining her party. A couple of years ago she said, “The talk shows needed something to distract from 9/11. I became a punching bag. I was so successful that they tore me down because my album was at number two instead of number one. The media was laughing at me and attacked me…’Glitter’ was ahead of its time.”

Sooo ahead of its time. Notice how Carey didn’t offer any love to the survivors and families who lost loved ones. How insensitive can you be? Um, it’s been eight years, no one saw your movie, get over it. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

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