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Quickies: Britney Accused Of Plagiarizing “Hold It Against Me” & Kim Kardashian’s New Single

  • Britney Spears is accused of plagiarizing the lyrics for her new single “Hold It Against Me” from a 1979 song called “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me” by the Bellamy Brothers. [Daily Mail UK]
  • David Beckham and Posh Spice have been invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Sir Elton John is the only other celeb of note on the guest list. [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Who wasn’t invited to the royal wedding? Sarah Ferguson, a.k.a. Fergie, the ex-wife of William’s uncle, Prince Andrew. Last year Fergie was caught on tape accepting bribe money to get access to her royal ex. You — and Fergie — can check out the royal wedding invitation here. [PopEater]

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Today’s Lady News: The Men’s Only Lawfirm

  • A law firm in Jacksonville, Florida, only takes on mens’ cases because they say the family law system is biased against fathers. Its slogan is “Men Only. Family Law Only,” which has gotten the attention of the Florida Bar Association for potential gender discrimination. The firm, which only has one female lawyer on staff, says they’re just focusing on mens’ rights, which may mean they’re focusing on “mens’ rights.” [Jacksonville.com]
  • Hong Kong has launched a nude cooking show, which will be hosted by a model with no actual culinary experience. [Village Voice]
  • Womens’ shelters in Kabul, Afghanistan, are bracing themselves for new rules which they fear would put women and girls escaping abusive families at risk. [NPR]

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Radio Station Contest Gives Away Mail Order Bride As Prize

Wash your eyes after reading this post: A New Zealand radio station is on blast from human rights groups, the international community, and the entire Ukraine for announcing a “Win a Wife” contest on Valentine’s Day in which the winner is flown to Eastern Europe, with interpreters, of course, to meet the mail-order bride of his dreams. The Rock FM — whose charming tagline is “Bands, Babes, Balls ‘n Bull” — will let the guy choose a woman from the database of Endless Love, an online “matchmaking” service between Ukrainian women and Kiwi men. After two teleconferences and as much instant messaging as they can handle — all translated for free, of course — they will then fly him from New Zealand to Ukraine on March 23 with a dozen roses, 12 nights of accommodation, and $2,000 spending money.

You know, I would be more offended by this if it didn’t sound so much like the plot of “The Bachelor.” Keep reading »

Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” Video Is Out — Featuring Rihanna And Kid Cudi


Britney Spears who? The new music video I care about is Kanye West‘s “All Of The Lights,” a bittersweet love song about a nasty breakup, featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna. I’m in love with the beginning and the end of the video where all the lyrics are lit up onscreen, but the middle is kinda meh. Kanye on top of a police car? Yawn. And is it just me or does Rihanna look like she’s bored and phoning it in with the sexy come-hither look? In any case, it’s an improvement on Kanye’s violent “Monster” music video with women’s severed heads everywhere. [YouTube] Keep reading »

John Boehner Accused Of Cheating, National Enquirer Reports

Cue the “boner” jokes: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) may have cheated with two young women, according to an alleged New York Times investigation reported by The National Enquirer. Gossips in D.C. are apparently abuzz with the news that Boehner boned Lisbeth Lyons, a lobbyist, and Leigh LaMora, a former press secretary to Colorado ex-Congressman Joel Hefley, the Enquirer reports. And the Enquirer was right about John Edwards, after all! The Speaker of the House and his wife, Deborah, have been married for 37 years and when she was contacted in late January by the Enquirer about the cheating allegations, she reportedly kept mum. I hope the Boehner cheating rumors are not true, because that will really give him something to cry about. [The National Enquirer via FireDogLake] Keep reading »

Do We All Need To Learn How To Date?


Yesterday afternoon, I met up with an old ex-boyfriend for coffee. He’s staunch Catholic who was seriously considering joining the priesthood while we were dating; he has always been a lovely person, albeit more conservative than me. (He also happens to be my token pro-life friend.) I was filling him in on the past few years and months of my life — falling in love, getting dumped, moving out — and how I am growing from it. In the past, I have felt overwhelmed as the caretaker in a relationship, and going forward I would like to be with a stronger, more traditional alpha male type. I used to be a more casual hang-out-and-hook-up-er before; now I would like to date with the intention of a serious relationship.

He suggested I check out Kerry Cronin. Kerry Cronin is a professor at Boston College and although she runs a philosophy institute there, she is most well-known for an assignment in one of her classes called the dating assignment. The rules of the dating assignment are as follows: Everyone — male or female — must ask someone else out on a date. They must do it in person or over the phone, but not via text message or email. They have to pay for the date, they have to keep it to only 90 minutes, and the only physical contact at the end of the date can be a brief hug.

You can check out Kerry Cronin’s rules of the first date (or “level one” dating) in the video above and videos on how to transition to “level two” dating and “level three” dating after the jump. Keep reading »

Charlie Sheen’s Porn Star Pal Wants You To Know They Wrapped It Up

“Charlie and I tried to use protection. … I kept having to put it on again. I don’t want people to think I just had sex with him and didn’t try to use one.”

— Porn star — and ex-Kevin Federline paramour — Kacey Jordan told Radar Online she had an abortion after sleeping with a likely-drunk-and/or-on-drugs Charlie Sheen (or possibly another unnamed celeb). But she still has some standards, people. [Radar Online] Keep reading »

“The Help” Author Sued By Black Maid

Uh oh: the author of The Help, the wildly popular novel about black housemaids and nannies in the 1960′s racist, segregated South that everyone has read and loved, is getting sued! Kathryn Stockett has been accused by her brother’s maid, Ablene Cooper of Mississippi, of stealing her likeness for the main character, named Aibileen, in The Help, and portraying her poorly. She’s asking for $75,000 in damages and allegedly has the support of Stockett’s own brother and sister-in-law in her litigious quest. Keep reading »

Quickies: Miley’s Mad At Blabby Billy Ray & Ivanka Trump’s Fame-Whore Stalker

  • Miley Cyrus is reportedly “furious” that her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, blabbed to GQ about how the success of “Hanna Montana” “destroyed” his family. You might even say she’s got an achy breaky heart. [Celebuzz]
  • Lady Gaga is on the “drunk diet.” Um, I think the Frisky staff is on that diet, too. [PopEater]
  • Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson: back on again? Those two are drama with a capital “D.” [The Superficial]

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Today’s Lady News: Will Texas Make Abortion More Difficult For Women?

  • Texas’ state senate passed a bill last night which requires a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound and be read a physical description of the fetus’ current development. Women would not be required to look at the sonogram or listen to the heartbeat and there is an exception made for women or girls impregnated by rape or incest. Governor Rick Perry wholeheartedly supports the bill. [Reuters]
  • Not content to let Rep. Michele Bachmann hog all the attention, Sarah Palin is weighing in on Michelle Obama’s public push for moms to breastfeed. [The Root]
  • 911 dispatcher Angela Sherrod of Louisville coached new dad, Mohamed Bojang, on how to deliver his wife’s baby. In her 20 years on the job, Angela had never helped deliver a baby over the phone before. Both mom and baby, Khadija Bojang, are doing well. Great job, everyone! [The Grio]

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