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Pax And Zahara Jolie-Pitt Join Cast Of “Maleficent” With Angelina Jolie

Angelina As Maleficent
The first look at Angelina Jolie as evil Maleficent. Read More »
Angelina On Shiloh
She lets Shiloh be "who she is." Read More »
  • Angelina Jolie’s new movie “Maleficent” is becoming a family affair: her kids Pax, 8, and Zahara, 7, have been cast in small, non-speaking roles in the film. Four-year-old Vivienne (one of the twins!) has already been cast as the child version of Princess Aurora, who’ll be played by Elle Fanning. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was also supposed to have a small role in “Maleficent,” but because she’s Shiloh and she’s rad, she “was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen.” Too cool for school? Yup, that’s our girl. [Us Weekly]

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Alexa Chung, Miranda July & Tavi Sing “You Don’t Own Me” To Mitt Romney

Romney Gets Ladies
They need flexibility so they can get home in time to cook dinner. Read More »
Romney's "47% Video"
Could Mitt Romney's claims about "47%" of Americans cost him? Read More »
evening quickies
"You Don't Own Me"
  • This rocks: Rookie Mag’s Tavi Gevinson, model/presenter Alexa Chung, writer Miranda July, and a whole bunch of other ladies got together for a cover of Lesley Gore’s iconic song “You Don’t Own Me.” As if you needed another reminder that Mitt Romney is like the boyfriend that you can’t believe you ever thought was not a douchebag. [YouTube]
  • Uh oh: “Lea Michele” and “pregnancy rumors” in the same sentence. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Watch 17 actors in the tiny background parts they played before they got famous, like Ryan Gosling on “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” [The Week]

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Pussy Riot Singers Sent To Russian Prison Colonies

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  • The two jailed members of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band who were found guilty of “hooliganism” for speaking out publicly against President Vladmir Putin, have been sent to prison colonies, their lawyer has confirmed. A third member of Pussy Riot was released on appeal earlier this month. [Newser]
  • Texas continues to take an axe to low-income women’s access to reproductive health care. [Feminist.org]
  • Women who describe the circumstances they were in when they had an abortion … [AP]
  • … and doctors describe how they and their patients are affected by an increasing number of laws dictating what they can and can’t do when providing abortions. [Salon]
  • A man accused of domestic violence shot seven women at a spa outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his estranged wife worked, killing three women. [San Francisco Gate] Keep reading »
Who Are Pussy Riot?
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot
Meet the feminist punk band from Russia. Read More »
Meet Malala
5 things to know about Malala, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »

Michael Lohan Seeks Conservatorship Of Lindsay, Rest Of Lohan Family Says Feck Off

Lindsay Vs. Dina
Dina Lohan with Lindsay Lohan
Cops were called over an early morning brawl. Read More »
Dina On Dr. Phil
Dina Lohan dared to mess with Dr. Phil. Watch out! Read More »
Michael Lohan Arrests
michael lohan
The many arrests of Michael Lohan. Read More »
Lindsay Lohan at the Mr Pink Ginseng Drink launch

It’s been a busy weekend for La Famiglia Lohan. On Friday, Micheal Lohan appeared at Lindsay’s house in L.A., planning to stage an intervention, supposedly with her management team and lawyers in tow. But everyone was turned away at the door by a guy claiming to be Lindsay’s new boyfriend and then someone even called the cops to report a trespasser.

Never one to let something little like the police to get in his way, Father Of The Year is now vowing to seek conservatorship of Lindsay … you know, Britney Spears-style. Keep reading »

Taylor Swift Doesn’t Consider Herself A Feminist

Meet Chescaleigh
Chescaleigh gets cat called ... and so she talks back. Read More »
Donatella On Feminism
Donatella Versace photo
Feminism is dead, says Donatella Versace. Read More »
Mayer Not A Feminist
Why I'm disappointed Yahoo's Marissa Mayer doesn't call herself a feminist. Read More »
Taylor Swift appears on 'Good Morning America', NYC

The Daily Beast: Do you consider yourself a feminist?

Taylor Swift: I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.

Are we surprised that Taylor Swift doesn’t really consider herself a feminist? Not really. But it’s still completely dismaying that “guys versus girls” and that when women don’t succeed it’s because we just didn’t work hard enough is apparently what she thinks feminism is. It’s actually about men and women being equal to each other and deserving the same opportunities; it’s also about women being able to make choices for themselves. Call the Feminism PR Department, we have a pop star to educate! In all seriousness, though, I do suspect feminism within the pop music industry can be hard to come by. At the very least, the messages are complicated — Beyoncé, anyone? Taylor has been pursuing her career since she was about 14 and she’s probably drank the industry Kool-Aid about how she has to be marketed — sweet, innocent, uber-feminine, wearing dresses — to appeal to tweens and teens (and the parents who buy their music for them). Still, she’s 22 now and has been exposed to a lot in these past few years. I do not expect that Taylor Swift would have the politics of Kathleen Hanna, India.Arie, Ani DiFranco or even Alanis Morrissette. But I do wish she could correctly identify what a feminist is — even if she does not want to identify as one. [The Daily Beast]

Victoria On “America’s Next Top Model” And The Scourge Of Faux Concern

Meet Victoria
She's a Liberty University student with mommy issues on "ANTM." Read More »
Tyra Gets Another Show
Tyra Banks
She's sold a scripted sitcom about her early modeling days. Read More »
Tyra's "Muffin Top"
Tyra tweets a pic of her barely perceptible "muffin top." Read More »
Victoria Confronted On "ANTM"

Every reality show competition has its oddball and Victoria on “America’s Next Top Model” fits it to a ‘T.’ She was homeschooled, attends online schooling at uber-religious Liberty University, and when she “gets in character” she over-acts during all her photoshoots … like in the most recent episode when she spat at the photographer. Victoria also just so happens to be the girl I want to win; she takes some of the best pictures, and easily has the best work ethic (which is half the battle).

Over the past several episodes of “ANTM,” the other girls have been closing in on Victoria. It started with snotty comments about Victoria being weird — which, sure, she is. Then it exacerbated in the episode before last when, at judging, the girls told Tyra Banks that they think Victoria isn’t eating enough — which, if we can go off the way producers have edited the show, is probably also true. Victoria defended herself and said she doesn’t have an eating disorder, she’s just extremely anxious about the competition and being away from her mom for the first time — which, again, is probably true. Tyra then pronounced she deeply cares about the health and well-being of the girls on her show, threatened that if Victoria restricts her eating she’s out of the competition, and vowed to keep an eye on her.

Then, on Friday night’s episode, all of this hoopla went even further: the remaining girls in the house confronted Victoria, telling her they don’t think she’s  stable enough to continue with the competition. Keep reading »

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