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It’ll Be A Girl For Christina Aguilera & Matthew Rutler

  • Aww, Christina Aguilera is having a baby girl! Xtina is expecting her second child with her fiancé Matthew Rutler. She also has a six-year-old son, Max, with ex-husband Jordan Bratman. [People]
  • A very convincing Johnny Deep impersonator got married yesterday at a courthouse in California, but it was not the real Johnny. [TMZ]
  • I’ll be watching the shit out of “I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’,” a new reality show about women competing for the love of a Prince Harry impersonator. Also, in case it wasn’t obvious, #RIPSociety. [HyperVocal]
  • “Do It For Denmark” ads are encouraging Danes to have more sex! [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Interns Deserve Protection From Sexual Harassment, Too

I Was Sexually Harassed
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I was sexually harassed at my corner store. Read More »
Lawmaker's Lewd Comment
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Connecticut State Rep. Hewett makes lewd comment about "snake" to 17 year old. Read More »
No Female Interns
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Politician doesn't want female interns so he can behave "good." Read More »
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  • Unpaid interns in New York City are now protected from sexual harassment and racial/religious/sexual discrimination, following the passage of a bill that protects them on the job even if they are not earning a wage or salary. [Think Progress]
  • A Pakistani politician introduced a bill to increase the punishment on any adult who is involved in child marriage. [Reuters]
  • Here’s blogger Brittney Cooper on why she supports #CancelColbert … [Salon]
  • … and here’s what blogger Erin Gloria Ryan from Jezebel says we can learn from the whole thing. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Tori Amos’ New Song “Trouble’s Lament” Is Pure Tori

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If you were a certain type of teenaged girl, your inner emotional landscape was set to a channel of all Tori Amos, all the time. As someone who still has deep emotional connection to Little Earthquakes, I’m already losing my shit over the first song from her new album. “Trouble’s Lament” is CLASSIC TORI and gives me hopes for her upcoming album, Unrepentent Geraldines, out on May 13. Give a listen: I think you’ll love it as much as I do. [YouTube]

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it’s from a celebrity and it says this:

“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

Pretty racist and disturbing, right? Of course it is. Then you realize that it was tweeted from the Twitter handle @ColbertReport, which is run by Comedy Central, and came from the mouth of the character “Stephen Colbert” played by Stephen Colbert.

Oh yes, we are amidst yet another huge Internet outrage shitstorm that grew out of proportion in a New York minute.

The tweet was a reference to Wednesday’s episode of “The Colbert Report” about the Washington Redskins football team and their owner Dan Snyder. The Redskins have long been under fire for their racist team name (a reference to Native Americans) and the ownership’s refusal to change it, despite repeated requests from those in Native communities. (Check out the blog Native Appropriations for lots of backstory on this.) Recently Dan Snyder announced via the team’s website that they created the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, which will “commit to making a real, lasting, positive impact on Native American quality of life.” In other words, he is using the offensive name in the title of the foundation they started to help those affected by the offensive name.  Keep reading »

Zac Efron’s Skid Row Assault Gets Even Sketchier

  • Zac Efron’s friends say the guy he was with when he got punched in the face in by a homeless man in L.A.’s Skid Row isn’t his “bodyguard” — he’s allegedly Zac’s drug dealer. The “bodyguard,” or whatever he is, says Zac saved his life when their car ran out of gas in the middle of the night. [TMZ, HollywoodLife]
  • Chris Brown’s lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss the assault charge the singer is facing from an October incident when he and a bodyguard punched a man outside a Washington, D.C. hotel. [Billboard]
  • The rapper Future kinda-sorta implied that Beyoncé stole “Drunk In Love” from him. [Idolator]
  • An ode to Ilana Glazer’s crop tops on “Broad City.” [Crushable] Keep reading »

Apparently There Was A Question About Whether North West Was Wearing Makeup In Vogue

  • North West may not have been wearing any makeup (THANK. GOD.) in when she posed with her mommy and daddy in Vogue, but I heard she got some work done. [Cosmopolitan]
  • GOOPify your love life with Slate.com’s widget on how Gwyneth Paltrow would describe your relationship status. [Slate]
  • Both DailyCandy and Television Without Pity are dunzo. [Recode.net]
  • Ugh: the boarding school attended by Kate Middleton and Samantha Cameron is the UK’s best-and-the-brightest’s “school for wives.” [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Hey, You! Pee On A Stick Before You Drink That Beer!

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  • A Republican (obviously) politician in Alaska wants the state to pay for pregnancy tests in restaurants and bars so women can find out if they are pregnant before drinking. You will be shocked, shocked to know State Senator Pete Kelly opposes abortion and doesn’t want to increase access to contraception because it’s only for women “who don’t want to act responsibly.” Using taxpayer money to put millions of pee-sticks in every establishment that sells alcohol in the state? Responsible. Dudebro literally wants Alaska to become a urination-focused police state where all women are considered to be possible incubators for a fetus. Good luck with that! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Zac Efron Got Punched By Homeless Person On Skid Row

  • Hmm, what was Zac Efron doing fighting with “a sketchy transient” on Skid Row? He reportedly got punched in the face during a fight with homeless men in downtown Los Angeles after tossing a bottle outside his car window. Police who arrived at the scene didn’t arrest anyone, because it was reportedly a mutual fight. [Fox NewsTMZ]
  • James Franco said he does not belong on Lindsay Lohan’s sex list. [Eonline]
  • “Scandal” star Columbus Short was arrested yesterday after punching a man in a bar brawl who made a comment about his wife. Short was released after posting a $50,000 bail. Short was also arrested for spousal battery after he attacked his wife in front of their children in February. [TMZ,  US Weekly]
  • Surprise, surprise, newly-consciously uncoupled Chris Martin hated Gwyneth Paltrow’s strict diet and rules about watching TV, and also chafed at her belief in Kabbalah. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Rumor: Chris Martin Cheated On Gwyneth Paltrow With Kate Hudson

  • Take it with a grain of salt, but the blind item site BlindGossip claims that Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t the only one who has been unfaithful in Hollywood lately: Chris Martin has supposedly been romancing Kate Hudson, who is engaged to Matt Bellamy from the band Muse, which has caused a rift in her friendship with Gwyn. All of their kids are friends, too, which makes this story even more complicated. Supposedly Chris and Gwyneth have been privately split up for awhile, but this is a new twist on why. [BlindGossip via Crushable]
  • In case you don’t understand what “conscious uncoupling” means, it’s a New Age-y spiritual divorce. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Meanwhile, the gossip blogs are combing through all their pictures of Gwyneth trying to find ones where she kisses men who are not Chris. [Perez Hilton] Keep reading »

Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Law On Domestic Violence Convictions & Gun Ownership

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  • Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term”domestic violence” should be broadly interpreted to include more than just physical force. (Not surprisingly, Justice Scalia just doesn’t get why.) As Vice President Joe Biden has noted, gun violence and intimate partner violence are connected and addressing one problem means addressing another. [New York Times, Think Progress]
  • Take a look at this little girl Relisha Rudd, age eight, who has gone missing in the Washington, D.C./Richmond, Virginia area. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Here’s how raising the minimum wage would help women. [The Hill] Keep reading »
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