When Carrie Prejean lost last month’s Miss USA pageant because (some think) she opposed gay marriage, after which she did an ad for the National Organization for Marriage, rather than attending to her Miss California “duties,” she made it pretty clear where her loyalty lies. It makes sense strategically — her anti-gay marriage stance ruined her appeal for many, but it did increase her popularity with a powerful few. Prejean hedged her bets by distancing herself from the Miss California Organization and lining up with those who had her back. She wasn’t going to be a pageant queen forever, after all.
She should have handed over her crown to someone who was interested in fulfilling those Miss California duties — whatever they are — since she had better things to do. But she didn’t and because of that — and Perez Hilton’s relentless campaign against her — Prejean stayed in the spotlight and the inevitable happened. Topless photos! Of a beauty queen! Who believes in God! The hypocrisy! Let the slut-shaming begin! Keep reading »
Last week, a faction of women’s groups in Kenya called for the country’s ladies to boycott sex for seven days to push political leaders to take a stand against the violence that’s broken out there since the last election. And one man, James Kimondo, is so mad at his wife for withholding sex that he’s actually suing her. “My wife has denied me my conjugal rights,” he claimed. “This has caused me anxiety and sleepless nights.” [Yahoo] — Dude, really? Keep reading »
Look outside, people. It’s summer. Which means—SUMMER MOVIES! Forget the recession. This summer is bringing us some of the most epic movies ever made. Already, Hollywood is whipping out the big guns with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Star Trek,” but don’t fret. There’s lots more flicks to come. After the jump, a look at this summer’s theater fare by the numbers.
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The best thing about her performance on “Saturday Night Live” was her tights. [NYC, 5/9/09] Keep reading »
Attention career women! Have you lost something? Your sex drive, perhaps? Esquire scribe Stephen Marche thinks you have and declared this a “disaster for men.” According to Marche, while feminism emancipated women sexually, the movement has resulted in making women so focused on career pursuits that they no longer have time for or interest in fornicating. The proof? “30 Rock” and “The City” are cited as concrete evidence of this epidemic. Keep reading »
The couple renews their vows every anniversary. This time they did it Britney and KFed style. [Malibu, CA, 5/9/09] Keep reading »
If you missed it, here’s President Obama’s speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. He’s very funny. I love the moment when he comments on Michelle’s right to “bare arms,” and she flexes and gives the Prez an adorably flirtatious look. Keep reading »