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Quickies: Kate Winslet Is Dating John Mayer?!

  • Kate Winslet’s “steamy new hookup” is allegedly notorious ladies man John Mayer. Really, Kate? I like John’s music, but you are sooo much better than Jessica Simpson’s sloppy seconds! Oh well. Maybe these two will hit it off. Kate can show him her merkin and John can blab about it to Playboy. [Celebitchy]
  • Jennifer Lawrence from “Winter’s Bone” has been cast in the lead role in the film version of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Apparently the book series is crazy popular. Anyone read them? [The Wrap]
  • This is the best photo of Rob Kardashian in drag that you will ever see, guaranteed. [Celebuzz]

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Today’s Lady News: “Unfollow Charlie” Sheen Tees Will Raise Money For RAINN

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  • Courtesy of women’s rights activists, “Unfollow Charlie” tees are for sale on Zazzle.com — in reference to actor/domestic abuser Charlie Sheen’s Twitter — and proceeds will go to the Rape, Abuse Incest National Network. I love it! [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • The New York Times turns a keen, lustful journalistic eye to the “lesbian until graduation” college girl phenomenon. [NY Times]
  • Why aren’t there more female airline pilots? Because they’ll get their period and crash the plane, duh. [CNN]
  • Ever wondered if it was an insult when someone called you a “breeder”? (It is.) Check out this official lesbian dictionary of “lezicon” from the chicks at After Ellen and tonight you can go call someone a “beersexual”! [After Ellen]

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Florida Lawmaker Says 11-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Was “Dressed Like A Prostitute”

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Student dress codes are a controversial topic, but there is no justification at all for blaming a rape victim for the way she was dressed. While arguing in favor of a dress code for Florida students, Republican State Representative Kathleen Passidomo referenced the 11-year-old Cleveland, Texas, girl who was gang raped by 18 men in November and whose ordeal was recently reported in The New York Times. Passidomo said:

“There was an article about an 11-year-old girl who was gang raped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute. And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students.”

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8 Celebs Whose Parents Were Alcoholics Or Drug Addicts

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It can’t be easy for celebs when their fame-hungry mom or dad blabs to the gossip magazines about the family’s private pains. Some things are just not our business to know. But I’ll be honest: when I read about celebrities who had substance abusers in their lives growing up, I feel a special kinship for them and almost proud that they still grew up to become successful. Having lived with loved ones with alcoholism and drug addiction, I am sadly all too familiar with this profoundly difficult pain.

That’s why I read with keen interest when Mark Evans, father of Adele — one of my favorite singers — opened up to the UK’s Sun newspaper about his alcoholism. Mark split up from Adele’s mother when Adele was only three and although he was involved in her life, he confessed that in a bout of depression, he had a three-year-long drinking binge in which he cut his child out of his life:

“”I was putting away two litres of vodka and seven or eight pints of Stella every day. I drank like that for three years. God only knows how I survived it. I was deeply ashamed of what I’d become and I knew the kindest thing I could do for Adele was to make sure she never saw me in that state. … I hit the bottle so hard that I am pretty much oblivious to anything that happened to me for three years. I was way, way below rock bottom by then. … I was in the darkest place you can imagine. I saw no way out. I didn’t really care whether I lived or died.”

These days, Mark Evans is reflective about his depression and drinking and its impact on his daughter, who he has a relationship with again:

“All I could do was drink and I’m so, so ashamed of myself for that. I was in so much grief that I couldn’t see past myself and how I was feeling. I was not there for my daughter when I should have been and I have regretted that every second of every day to this moment now. It tears me up inside.”

While Adele may not be too pleased her dad opened up to a tawdry paper like the Sun, I actually appreciate her dad speaking up and it makes me feel like I could see whole new elements to her music now that I know she grew up with an alcoholic dad. [The Sun UK]

Sadly, there are many, many other celebs with alcoholic or drug addict parents who can relate…

Swizz Beatz’s Ex-Wife Is Classy About Him Leaving For Alicia Keys

“It took some time, but I now realize that even my former husband [Swizz Beats] and his new wife [Alicia Keys] are my partners in this wonderful journey. When I look into Kasseem’s eyes, I see the joy in his heart by having such a wonderful, blended family that loves him so much. As this blended family of ours continues to grow, I look forward to the months and years ahead raising our children together as one.”

— R&B singer Mashonda, ex-wife to Swizz Beatz (who famously divorced her as he knocked up/married Alicia Keys), is surprisingly classy about their new blended family. I don’t know if I could be so magnanimous to a dude who left me for another woman. But then again, Mashonda is promoting her new VH1 reality show, “Love and Hip Hop” (which totally just looks like “Basketball Wives” with rappers). [Oh No They Didn't] Keep reading »

Quickies: Scarlett Johansson’s Got A Nude Pic

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  • Scarlett Johansson allegedly had a nude pic hacked from her iPhone, according to authorities claiming as many as 50 celebs may have had pics hacked from the phones and emails. How will the men of America get any work done if there’s a naked photo of Scarlett Johansson leaked online? [TMZ]
  • Speaking of naughty photos, rumor has it that “Zoey 101″ star Alexa Nikolas is the one who leaked the pics of herself kissing Vanessa Hudgens. [The Superficial]
  • Joe Jonas and Ashley Green have split, bringing hope to 14-year-old girls everywhere that want Ashley (and Taylor Swift’s, and Camilla Belle’s) sloppy seconds. [Page Six]
  • A stripper pole in the shower just sounds dangerous to me. [The Gloss]

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Today’s Lady News: Idaho Wants To Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks

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  • Idaho’s state senate committee advanced a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Anti-abortion foes claim that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks gestation, although that is disputed by medical professionals. [MSN]
  • Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denies prosecutors’ claims that he paid for sex with 33 prostitutes over the course of two months, saying “33 girls in two months seems like too much even for a 30-year-old.” Heh. [New York Times]
  • NASA’s launched a web site to honor women’s contributions to space exploration. [Space.com]

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Venezuelan President Takes A Hard Stance Against Fake Boobs

Big fake titties? American politicians can’t get enough of ‘em. But Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is firmly anti-breast implants. Speaking on a United Nations summit on great racks a state-run television station, Chavez railed against plastic surgeons who “convince some women that if they don’t have some big bosoms they should feel bad.” Chavez added that some women in Venezuela, where the breast implant business is booming, will get plastic surgery even if they’re struggling to make ends meet, which he called a “monstrous thing.” Hmm, I guess the president is not a fan of Venezuelan beauty pageants, then.

The Frisky called the White House for a comment on Obama’s stance on fake boobs. We have yet to hear back by press time. [TIME] Keep reading »

Get Away From My Ginger, You Princess Bitch!

Not content with just the “heir” in her claws, greedy guts Kate Middleton is now going after the “spare,” too. Either that or someone at the commemorative mug printing company can’t tell snoozefest Prince William from ginger hotstuff Prince Harry and is getting canned. [Daily Caller] Keep reading »

FBI Investigated Elderly Woman Who Threatened To Castrate Politician Over Planned Parenthood

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While physical threats against anyone are never acceptable, something about a feisty old lady threatening to castrate a politician is kinda amusing. The FBI recently investigated an 80-something Connecticut woman after she made a phone call to an unnamed male politician threatening to Lorena Bobbitt his weenie. Why would she do such a thing? Because he supports efforts by Republicans in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood over abortion. Cops and local police descended upon her home, but determined that she was simply an impassioned former Planned Parenthood volunteer who was not serious about carrying out her dick-chopping threat. Whew. Calm down a little, granny! Violence never solves anything. Nevertheless, every busybody man in Congress just clamped his legs shut. [New Haven Register] Keep reading »

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