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Pink Can Do It!

Is feminist icon Rosie The Riveter going to be Pink‘s Halloween costume this year? Nope, it’s just a look from the video for her new single “Raise Your Glass,” which debuts on Monday. [AfterEllen.com] Keep reading »

MTV’s Newest Reality Show? “I Used To Be Fat”

Drunk off the success of “16 & Pregnant” and “Jersey Shore,” MTV is adding another reality TV show to its line-up: “I Used To Be Fat.” The show follows overweight teenagers between their senior year of high school and their freshman year of college as they drop the pounds to reveal a “new” self. Each hour-long episode will follow one teen as they work with trainers and nutritionists to lose the weight; according to an executive producer, several teens lost as much as 100 pounds. Keep reading »

Woman Wins $1.4 Million Settlement For Getting Spanked At Work

And the award for the most awkward team-building exercise ever goes to … Janet Orlando of California, who several years ago got a spanking with competitors’ yard signs in front of her co-workers. In 2006, she won a $1.4 million settlement from her employer, Alarm One Inc. in Anahiem, but the company never paid up because its insurers said no bank would finance them that amount of money. On Tuesday, Fresno County Superior Court ruled that her company still owes Orlando her spank-change. And rightly so! But let’s get to the important part: Amelia, why don’t we have team-building exercises that involve spanking? It would sure beat that time we sat in a circle and each had to tell one secret about ourselves. [San Jose Mercury News] Keep reading »

Ken Gets A Reality Show. Whitney Port Hosts?

“The City” is dunzo, but Whitney Port is moving onto bigger and better things. You know, like hosting an online reality series about … wait for it … Barbie‘s hunkahunka burnin’ love, Ken. The eight-episode series on Hulu.com will be called “Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend” and features eight guys competing in challenges to see who’s the best “boyfriend for every occasion.” They must show off their Ken-like qualities by dazzling us with their fashion sense, romancing a lady, and—because this is Ken we are talking about—surfing. Yes, surfing. Presumably, Whitney is the lucky lady who gets to judge each of these Romeos on their boyfriend skillz; never mind that the real Ken broke up with Barbie around Valentine’s Day 2004. Minor detail, right? In my opinion, Heidi Montag would have been a much better human Barbie doll to find the perfect Ken. [Variety] Keep reading »

Ke$ha More “Sleazy” Than Usual In New Song

Take that, Katy Perry and your whipped-cream-spewing/fireworks-exploding boobs. Two can play this game! Ke$ha, the greatest artist of our generation, has tapped into the “Jersey Shore” spirit with her new song, “Sleazy.” It’s the cliché “Your Money Doesn’t Impress Me, Dude,” girl power-ish tune that every female singer or singing group does. But because this is Ke$ha we’re talking about, the hook is “get sleazy … get sleazy … get sleazy.” I’m going to go bop my head to this ditty and fret about what it means for society if “Jersey Shore” is seed for the zeitgeist. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Joy Behar Told Sharron Angle To “Go To Hell, B-Word”

  • Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle is one of the scariest politicians I know of. She believes a woman or girl who got pregnant via incest or rape should be forced to give birth — but Joy Behar should not have called her a “bitch” and said Angle is “going to hell.” “The View” aired Sharron Angle’s latest TV commercial, which some say portrays Latinos as a threat to white people. When it was done airing, Behar called Angle “a moron on top of being evil” and said she’s “going to hell, this bitch.” Point taken, Joy, but calling a female politician a bee-yotch? Not helpful. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Activists are holding a Big Fat Kiss-In outside of Marie Claire‘s offices tomorrow (Friday) to protest against that blog post by writer Maura Kelly in which she said she’s “grossed out” by fat people. The kiss-in starts at 6 p.m. and will be at Hearst Tower on 57th Street at 8th Ave. in New York City. [StacyBias.net]
  • Asked by Diane Sawyer how many women would be enough for the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “Nine. There’ve been nine men there for a long time, right? So why not nine women?” [Women & Politics]

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Should Women Suing “Girls Gone Wild” Be Allowed To Stay Anonymous?

Four women, who were between the ages of 13 and 17 when they were filmed flashing their breasts by “Girls Gone Wild” goons, have asked to pursue their lawsuit without being named. The women, who are now in their 20s, said when they appeared in the “Girls Gone Wild” videos as teens in Panama City, Florida, they were ridiculed and forced to leave their schools. Their lawyers battled in court recently, arguing that as the women sue Joe Francis for exploitation, there is no need for their identities to be revealed. “Their names” — in addition to their breasts — “are going to be everywhere,” attorney Rachael Pontikes argued. Alas, an unsympathetic FL judge rejected their request and now the women have filed an appeal.

But this debate isn’t just about boobs, exploitation and poor judgment. It’s also about journalism! Keep reading »

Taylor Swift Reluctantly Endorses Her New Wax Figure

Didn’t Madame Tussaud’s do their homework on Taylor Swift? More curls and red lipstick! [NYC, 10/27/10] Keep reading »

Oprah’s New Channel OWN Won’t Use The B-Word

In a major departure from her previous programming — some of the filthiest programs on television — Oprah has said no one on her new channel will be using the word “bitches.” I just hope the Oprah Winfrey Network cleans up their act and bans “hoes” and “sluts,” too, because you know those Oprah gals get mouths on them when they’re fired up! Maybe OWN could start a company-wide “swear jar” and be fined a quarter whenever someone says a naughty word. Then Oprah could collect all the money and buy herself something nice for once! [New York Post] Keep reading »

“Mike And Molly” Star Will Not Be Renewing Her Marie Claire Subscription

“It seemed like something someone would say when they’re really drunk at a party with their other hateful friends, but may be not good to write down and put it out for people to look at. … We have this great episode coming up where Molly cancels her subscription to Marie Claire.”

— “Mike and Molly” creator Mark Roberts responds to MarieClaire.com blogger Maura Kelly’s post called “Should Fatties Get A Room?” where she said of the show’s plus-sized characters, “I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of at kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them do anything.” I think Molly should start reading The Frisky instead! [FanCast.com] Keep reading »

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