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Quickies: Emma Watson Calls Brown Bullying BS & Zooey Deschanel Knocks Off The Frisky!

  • Emma Watson posted a message to the media and her fans on her personal web site to say rumors she is leaving Brown because she was cruelly teased by students is untrue. “I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This ’10 points to Gryffindor’ incident [a "Harry Potter" reference that kids supposedly said when Emma answered a question correctly] never even happened,” Emma wrote. “I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.” Emma said she’s not sure if she’ll be turning to Brown in the fall because she hasn’t decided yet and requested people stop speculating. [EmmaWatson.com]
  • Lindsay Lohan’s community service at a women’s shelter might include teaching acting. Haven’t these poor women been through enough? [PopBytes]
  • I’m sorry, but I just can’t get enough of the royal wedding’s frowning three-year-old bridesmaid, Grace van Cutsem! [PopEater]

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Today’s Lady News: Kate Middleton Removed “Obey” From Her Vows

We’ve got a quickie Today’s Lady News column today because Amelia and I were up at — yaaaawn — 4:45 a.m. liveblogging the royal wedding and we’re both pooped. Feel free to include your own news articles and blog posts for Today’s Lady News in the comments!

  • Kate Middleton removed the word “obey” from her marriage vows today. Feministing’s Samhita Mukhopadhyay explains why — surprise! — that doesn’t really matter. [Guardian UK]
  • The U.S. Department of Labor has included gender identity and pregnancy as protections under the department’s “equal opportunity” policy. [Pams House Blend]
  • Are black women actually more likely than white women to be bulimics — despite the stereotypes of what we think a bulimic “looks like”? [The Root]
  • Women would be held in handcuffs or otherwise restrained while giving birth in prison or jail, the Florida’s state Senate has decided. Jailed women can only be physically restrained if they pose a security risk. [Miami Herald]
  • Women filmmakers and screenwriters took home big prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival! [Indie Wire]

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Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern: “Women Don’t Want To Work As Hard As A Man”

“Women usually don’t want to work as hard as a man. Women tend to think a little bit more about their family, wanting to be at home more time, wanting to have a little more leisure time. I’m not saying women don’t work hard. Women like … to have a moderate work life with plenty of time for spouse and children and other things like that. They work very hard, but sometimes they aren’t willing to commit their whole life to their job like a lot of men do.”

Wow. These are the comments made by Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern during a debate on affirmative action. I would love for Kern to have the ovaries to say this in the face of a single mom who is working three jobs to keep herself and her kids housed, clothed and fed.

Oh, but wait! There’s more! Rep. Kern also had the racist idiocy to explain why black people deserve be on unequal footing in society, too. Keep reading »

Celebs Who Endorse Donald Trump For President — And The Ones Who Don’t

If Donald Trump seriously runs for president (which I don’t think will happen, but still) and gets so much as one single vote in the primaries, I am moving to Canada. No ifs, ands or buts about it. The man who popularized frou-frou pompadours on men, trashy divorces, and the phrase “You’re fired!” is like a one-man encyclopedia entry for the phrase “ugly American.”

Whaddya know, a lot of celebs agree with me: Susan Sarandon, Cher, Tracy Morgan. And then there are the yokels who would actually “Vote Trump!” And there’s quite a few of them… Keep reading »

Frowning Bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem Is Not Amused!

What do you expect? Bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem is three years old. And it’s loud. [Vanity Fair]

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Every Itty Bitty Detail You’ll Want To Know About Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Wedding

“You look stunning, babe.”

That’s what Prince William supposedly said to Kate Middleton as she joined him at the altar of Westminster Abbey. And stunning she did look. Now, I know you want to know all the details about Kate’s wedding dress, tiara, makeup, and shoes, as well as what everyone else wore to the blessed event!

Oh, and can I get an “Amen, this thing is finally over!”? Keep reading »

Here’s The Kiss!

“Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” That’s what the crowds were chanting outside Buckingham Palace after Prince William gave his new bride, Kate Middleton, a peck on the lips. The PDA-averse prince obliged and gave Kate a second kiss. Too cute!
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Kate Middleton’s Dress: Here It Is!

Royal wedding day! Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress — excuse me, Princess Catherine’s wedding dress — is by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It’s a fitted white v-neck gown with “a long-sleeved lace overlay” with a “a two-meter, 70-centimeter train,” according to People. More on the wedding dress — and more pics! — after the jump!

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Quickies: Check Out The Royal Wedding Drinking Game & See Rihanna’s Airport Full Body Scan

  • It’s almost here! The royal wedding starts at 4a.m. EST tomorrow and Amelia and I will be watching! Because nothing says festive like boozing while its still dark out, we might just play Buzzfeed’s official royal drinking game. If there is someone along the procession route holding a clever sign, have on drink. If a baby starts crying during the ceremony, have two drinks. If there is a shot of the Queen showing any emotion at all, chug! [BuzzFeed]
  • Here’s your official, minute-by-minute guide to the royal wedding tomorrow! [Tres Sugar]
  • New York magazine has rounded up the juiciest Kate Middleton and Prince William gossip from the many, many books about the pair now being published. Threesomes and a weave are alleged! [NYmag.com]
  • If Prince Harry — a.k.a. Hot Ginge — is not your type (and he had better not be, bitch), here’s some other princes who are still single. [Celebuzz]

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Today’s Lady News: Indiana Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

  • Indiana’s state legislature voted yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood from roughly $3 million in family planning money. The state receives the funding from Title X, which allocates federal funds to family planning clinics, and uses it in eight of Indiana’s 28 Planned Parenthoods in the state. Conservatives are upset that Planned Parenthood clinics get federal money and provide abortions, even though they are barred by Title X from spending the federal money on abortions. Governor Mitch Daniels now has one week to either veto the legislation or sign it into law. I hope he thinks of the low-income women who would be most impacted by this legislation and does the right thing. [Politico]
  • The Washington Redskins’ Albert Haynesworth was offered a plea deal in a sexual abuse case where he allegedly slid his credit card into the bra of a waitress at the W Hotel in Washington and then touched her boob. When security confronted him, he reportedly said, “I didn’t touch her … [I don't] even like black girls.” When Haynesworth was interviewed by police, according to court documents, he said, “I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girlfriend. I couldn’t tell you the last time I dated a black girl. She was trying to get with me.” Haynesworth’s lawyer said the football player will continue fighting the charge. Oh, Lordy, Lordy, Lordy. (Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the link!) [ESPN]
  • Women now earn more advanced degrees than men do, according to new U.S. Census data released on Tuesday. We’ve been earning more college degrees than men since the ’80s — woot woot! In addition to women outpacing men in master’s degrees or higher, the number of stay-at-home dads is also on the rise. [MSNBC]

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