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Raquel Welch On Pole Dancers, Brazilian Waxes & Feminism

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“I guess you could call [my views on sex and relationships] conservative. I think there is a lost art to being a woman. … I have this romantic part to my nature and maybe that’s why I find it difficult when I see this kind of vulgar approach to women today. I think there’s too much homage being paid to pole dancers, let’s put it that way. I mean I’m all for body beautiful but my God there’s a head attached. Can we use that too? Come on girls!”

— ’60s bombshell Raquel Welch might have been an international sex symbol, but she is actually quite horrified at what she sees as over-sexualization of women today. After the jump, Raquel gives PopEater a piece of her mind about Brazilian bikini waxes and why the ’60s feminist movement was “uncharitable” — i.e. dismissive — towards her. Keep reading »

Keep Calm And Panda On

“Keep calm and carry on” was a morale-raising British slogan during World War II that’s now stamped on everything from posters to cushions to chocolate bars. But if there’s one thing we love more than kitsch, it’s pandas! An Etsy seller named Steppie has printed a sweet panda bear’s face on American Apparel Ts and tanktops for a playful twist on the traditional message. Keep calm and carry on? We’d much rather keep calm and panda on.

[$25.00 Etsy]

Oh No, There’s A British “Jersey Shore” — It’s Called “Geordie Shore”

American culture is spreading throughout the world … spreading like herpes. Behold, a British version of “Jersey Shore” on MTV UK: “Geordie Shore” stars thickly accented lads and lasses Jay, Vicky, Gary, Charlotte-Letitia, James, Sophie, Greg and Holly — who says she is “fierce, flirty and I’ve got double Fs!” — in the northeastern city of Newcastle. It’ll air Tuesday, May 24 at 10 p.m. in the UK. British “Jersey Shore” proves the allure of fake tans, tube tops, and puking your guts out is indeed universal. But — serious question — do they fist pump?

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Quickies: Katie Holmes Isn’t A Drug Addict After All & Check Out Jon Hamm Looking Hawt!

  • Star magazine apologized to Katie Holmes for saying she uses drugs in a January issue with the headline “Katie Drug Shocker!” (The drugs Katie supposedly “uses”? Endorphins she gets from a reading by a Scientology e-meter. Yeah, lame.) The mag will make “substantial donation” to a charity of Katie’s choice “for any harm we may have caused,” according to a statement in its latest issue. Next up, Star will apologize to every single female actress whose lunchtime burrito was proclaimed “a bun in the oven”! [TMZ, PopEater]
  • Pink was snapped — literally — barefoot and pregnant at the grocery store. EW. [RadarOnline]
  • Uh oh. Angelina from “Jersey Shore” is pregnant. Put down that Long Island iced tea immediately, young lady. [TMZ]
  • Oh, hells yeah, there’s a royal title name generator! From henceforth I shall be known as Princess Jessica Musgrave Wakemanskitt of New York Cityport. [E! Online]

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Today’s Lady News: Kansas Wants To Defund Planned Parenthood

  • Kansas’ proposed state budget aims to remove $300K in federal funding away from family planning services at Planned Parenthood and redirect them to clinics elsewhere — all because Planned Parenthood clinics provide abortions. Planned Parenthood also provides Pap smears, contraceptives, STD testing, and other medical services for women — Low-income women would be most impacted by the cut in federal funding. This nonsense has to stop, people. For real. [Kansas.com]
  • What bearing do decades old articles about romantic woes from Ebony magazine, a lifestyle mag targeted towards black women, reveal about black women’s lives today? [Clutch Magazine]
  • “So simple even your wife can turn on the DVD.” Yes, that’s a real advertisement for electronics store AudioOne! Classy. [Ms. Magazine]

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Is This Military-Themed Budweiser Ad Gay? Or Just, You Know, Friendly?

Is this military-themed Budweiser commercial, um, gay? I’m guessing you don’t ask and you don’t tell, either. With so many beer commercials opting for the “real men aren’t gay! GRR! Eat some raw meat!” tactic, I can help but wonder whether it means something when two men are portrayed lovingly. As the gay blog After Elton notes, “If you substituted a woman for [the potential boyfriend portrayed throughout the commercial], it would read pretty much exactly like a heterosexual relationship.” That’s a good point. Whether the commercial is meant to be read as “gay” or “gay-friendly,” though, it’s a sad comment on society when we’ve become accustomed to ads marketed towards men being bro-tastic. [After Elton] Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Celebs At The TIME 100 Gala

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Last night was the TIME 100 Gala, TIME magazine’s celebration of the 100 most influential people in the world. Regrettably TIME has not yet recognized the staff of The Frisky as some of the world’s most influential skanks daytime drunks bloggers, so we have to appease ourselves by checking out the dresses the morning after. I think we can conclude that the aquatic look is “in” right now, conservative women need some styling help, and “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua is surprisingly chic! After the jump, the good, the bad and the ugly of the TIME 100 Gala.

Kate Hudson Is Engaged To Matt Bellamy — Check Out Her Ring!

Another famous Kate has a wedding coming up: Kate Hudson is engaged! Kate announced this morning on “The Today Show” that she’s engaged to Matt Bellamy of Muse, by whom she is currently pregnant (and mush-brained). “Yes, I’m engaged,” Kate told Matt Lauer while promoting her new romantic comedy, “Something Borrowed.” “It just happened a week ago, I’m so glad you noticed. I haven’t really announced it and I felt like the announcing thing feels so silly, and I was just waiting for someone to notice.” Well, that’s one way to do it. Us common folk take out an announcement in the newspaper when we have an engagement, but I guess if you’re a celebrity, it’s easier to just announce it on a morning talk show. Anyway, congratulations, Kate Hudson! [Betty Confidential]

UPDATE: Incredibly important close up of her ring now included! Keep reading »

First Look: Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin!

Watch your back, Tina Fey, there’s a new Sarah Palin in town! The first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin for the HBO film, “Game Change,” which began production today, is out. Damn, Julianne looks exactly like the pitbull in lipstick: the lady-politician red jacket, the wireless glasses, the squinty grin … it’s all pitch-perfect! Who do you think looks more like Sarah Palin — tried-and-true Tina Fey or new-girl-in-town Julianne Moore? [People] Keep reading »

The “Bridesmaids” Trailer Gets A Naughty Version

I can’t wait — like, cannot wait — for “Bridesmaids” to come out. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm (!!!), and food poisoning jokes? Yes, please. Also, three golden retriever puppies appeal to my inner nine-year-old girl. This “dirty version” of the “Bridesmaids” trailer — NSFW on account of salty language and Jon Hamm getting some reverse cowgirl action — has me feeling excited in my panties, for real. [IndieWire] Keep reading »

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