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Quickies: The “Jersey Shore” Gets Bieber Fever & What Did The Groundhog Say?

  • Never thought you’d see the day when The Situation and Pauly D shilled for Justin Bieber, did you? [Gawker]
  • Gotta love how some jerkoff on Twitter called Rihanna a “ho” for going down on Drake and Eminem and her response was: “You left out a few.” [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Ack! Britney Spears has announced the title of her upcoming record. We’ll be first in line to buy Femme Fatale when it comes out in … March!!! Britney’s back, bitch. Check out the album cover at the link. [Popdust]

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Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthood Fires Employee Caught In Sting Video

  • Planned Parenthood has fired the employee who was caught in a sting video by anti-abortion group Live Action. “The behavior we saw in the videotape was egregious and repugnant,” the organization said, adding it was “completely inexplicable and inconsistent with what Planned Parenthood does.” In the video (which has been edited by Live Action), the Planned Parenthood clinic manager can be heard advising that the 14- or 15-year-old “sex worker” (played by an actress) lie about her age. Frankly, after watching the video, I can’t see how they could have possibly kept her employed. [Reuters]
  • A female Lucasfilm employee — you know, George Lucas’ company? — has alleged she was called into a room by her supervisor and asked if she was sleeping around. She asked to speak to HR, but was told not to tell anyone about the discussion. She then confronted a person in the office who she suspected of spreading a rumor about her and was promptly fired. May the force be with your lawyers! [San Fransisco Weekly]
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has called the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act a “violent act against women.” [Talking Points Memo]

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Anti-Abortion Extremists Try To Trick Planned Parenthood In A Fake Sex-Trafficking Sting

Another day, another story about abortion rights that will make you want to vomit. Yesterday, anti-abortion activist Live Action released an edited video of “sting operations” at Planned Parenthood, which show hired actors playing a pimp and an underage prostitutes. The footage, which was secretly taped throughout January, allegedly shows Planned Parenthood counseling a man who says he needs to speak privately about getting STD treatments for some young girls, some of whom are portrayed as illegal immigrants or as young as 14. In one of the videos, the Planned Parenthood employee seems to suggest the girl could lie about her age to get services. In total, actors claiming to be sex traffickers visited 12 clinics in Virginia, Indiana, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Arizona and in all the cases, Planned Parenthood contacted the local authorities afterwards to warn about sex trafficking. Eventually, the organization caught on to the fact they were being hoaxed and penned a letter to the U.S. Attorney General on January 18 suggesting they were being had by an anti-abortion group. The FBI has now been asked to probe into the “sting” activities. Keep reading »

Jane Fonda Poses Without Photoshop

What’s that? Wrinkles on the cover of a national magazine? Could it be?!?! Jane Fonda, looking fabulous at 73, posed on the cover of Good Housekeeping (you know, that magazine your grandma reads?) sans airbrushing. “I feel sorry for these young actresses coming up,” Fonda told the magazine, continuing:

“If they have a dimple on their buttock, there’s a close-up of it in some gossip magazine. So there’s a cult of perfection. Consequently all the young people who emulate celebrities think they have to look perfect and that’s so destructive.”

Granted this is observation is coming from a woman with plastic surgery who is famous, in part, for her line of aerobics videos. But hey, I’ll take my feminists in Hollywood where I can get them. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

With Royal Wedding Condoms, British Taxpayers Won’t Be The Only Ones Getting Screwed!

Royal wedding memorabilia has reached a new level of tastelessness: Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction is selling Prince William and Kate Middleton-themed condoms! Instructing randy Brits to “lie back and think of England” because “like a royal wedding, intercourse with a loved one is an unforgettable occasion,” the condoms are sold in royal purple packages with a picture of the happy couple on the front. But some folks are not amused. “This is completely tasteless and rather hurtful,” Ingrid Deward, editor of Majesty magazine, told Orange News. “Prince William has a great sense of humor but this is a step too far.” Alas, Crown Jewels warns customers their condoms are only “heirloom products” and do not actually protect you against pregnancy or STDs. Maybe you could hang them on the wall next to your royal wedding heirloom plate that says “It should have been me!” [Orange] Keep reading »

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Quickies: Charlie Sheen’s Life Goes Down The Toilet & See Minka Kelly’s Hot GQ Outtakes

  • Charlie Sheen’s family is discreetly discussing gaining conservatorship of him, a source tells Radar. It wouldn’t be a bad idea: President Bartlett would totally veto a house filled with coke and strippers. [Radar Online]
  • Friends say Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are expecting a boy and a girl. God help those children and the candy-colored butterfly rainbow fantasyland they will grow up in. [Celebuzz]
  • Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubrey are embroiled in a messy custody battle over whose the most negligent parent. [TMZ
  • James Franco will be co-teaching a film class at Columbia University called "Master Class: Editing James Franco ... with James Franco" in which students learn to edit films that he has appeared in. I'm not sure I'd want to pay $20K a year to be in some d-bag's meta-experiment, but I'm sure there will be dozens of Columbia students dying to get thisclose to Hollywood who are willing to cough up. [Gawker]

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Today’s Lady News: How Does Your State Fare On Abortion Rights?

  • Where does your state stand on abortion rights? This post gives a state-by-state rundown of anti-abortion bills in all 50 states. [Ms. Magazine]
  • The senior human resources manager at Toshiba America Inc. has filed a $100 million gender bias lawsuit against the company. She claims the company pays women less than men for the same job and steers men towards the promotions. I guess as a human resources manager, she would know. [Yahoo]
  • A lesbian couple who was banned from a pep rally in the Anoka-Hennepin school district in Minnesota has settled their discrimination of sexual orientation lawsuit. [Queerty]

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Oh Noes! Ladies Are Losing Their Lady-Skills Like Cooking And Cleaning!

Whatever will the menfolk do?! Us modern hussies not only paint our lips and wear britches, but we’re losing our valuable lady skills too. There’s a study out of the Courier-Mail newspaper in Australia about how women under 30 are losing “female” skills, like cooking, cleaning and sewing. Only 20 percent of women under 30 surveyed said they could bake a cake and only 51 percent could cook a roast. Women of the Baby Boomer generation, however, said 85 percent could cook a roast and 45 percent could bake a cake.

I have never in my life needed to bake a cake or cook a roast. You know what? I don’t care to learn. But here is a list of more modern “womanly” skills the women of The Frisky do possess, which are a helluva lot more important: Keep reading »

I Lost My Vibrator In The Breakup

You lose a lot of things in a breakup. You lose your partner, of course. But also to varying degrees you lose your feelings of security, dignity and trust. You lose that incredible French toast recipe only he committed to memory and all the TV shows you had saved in your TiVo queue. Maybe, like me, you only realize after the fact that you left behind your apron, a bunch of your socks, and a pair of mittens. Or, horror of horrors, also like me, you leaped out of bed one night, furiously looking in the designated Bag O’ Sex Toys you discreetly moved out of your apartment, looking for that one vibrator with the out-of-this-world speeds … and you realize you lost it. Keep reading »

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