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Republican Rep.’s Spokesman: “Hurl Some Acid” On Female Democratic Senators

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  • The campaign spokesperson for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), a guy named Jay Townsend, wrote a Facebook message about senators who support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act but paid their male staffers more than their female staffers.  Townsend wrote, “Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector.” It never fails to shock me how dumb people in politics can be when it comes to writing Facebook comments. [Raw Story]
  • This teen girl is smarter than us all: Snigdha Nandipai, 14, from California, won the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee on the word “guetapens.” [MSNBC]
  • North Carolina’s General Assembly passed a bill that will grant reparations of $50,000 to poor women and women of color who were forcibly sterilized between 1929 and 1974. [Jezebel]
  • A New Mexico health official said she was asked by the governor to resign after she gave a TV interview and said teenagers should use condoms to prevent the spread of STDs. Go ahead and keep your head in the sand, New Mexico, and hope your teens don’t get herpes. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »

Douchebag Teen Boy Hooked Up With Teacher On $500 Bet

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Earlier this week, the tabloid New York Post put out the headline every paper dreams of:

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE! TEACHER’S PET! Caught in action with student

The photo exclusive showed a 26-year-old teacher named Julie Warning amorously smooching her 18-year-old student, Eric Arty.

Of course, the Manhattan Theater Lab High School teacher was in the wrong here. Arty is over the age of consent, but Warning is still his teacher at his school. She deserves to be fired. But what isn’t getting enough attention is the fact that Eric Arty and four of his classmates each put in $100 on a bet to see who could hook up with “Miss Warning” first.

Eric, the winner, walked away with a $500 prize — as well as a gold seal of douchebaggery from moi.   Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: Dating Advice “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger Dispenses Over Twitter

Debunking Patti
Patti has some stupid theories -- we prove them wrong. Read More »
Patti Stanger Q&A
Patti talks to The Frisky about life, love, and BJs. Read More »
Keep The Ring?
Patti Stanger and other celebs who did. Read More »

One afternoon this week, I was putzing around on Twitter, procrastinating on work, when a tweet from Patti Stanger, the star of “Millionaire Matchmaker,” caught my eye. “Part of acting like a lady involves allowing him to be a gentleman,” she tweeted.

Hmmm, I thought. That’s just good advice. Then I thought about it for a second. Wait. What does that even mean? It sounds like a riddle. The more I thought about it, the less it made sense and the more it seemed to be zen koan-like thought farts. 

Patti Stanger’s Twitter feed is filled with these thought farts. Like her Bravo show  ”Millionaire Matchmaker,” she offers a melange of useful observations on dating and relationships, mixed with some truly reactionary, fucked-up advice that seeks to corral both men and women into normative gender role behavior. (In fact, we’ve debunked some of this fucked up-edness before.) Let me be clear: if people want to choose that normative gender role behavior himself or herself, that’s great. I choose it a lot of the time myself, in fact. But it’s not ethical to teach people their most successful strategy for finding love is to squeeze yourself into a box and follow the sexist script. 

After the jump, let’s debunk some of Patti Stanger’s advice over Twitter … the good, the bad, and the truly WTF. Keep reading »

Christina Hendricks On Joan’s Rapey Ex-Husband

Joan's Rape
Christina Hendricks is saddened by responses to Joan's rape. Read More »
Joan Gives Confidence
Wendy explains how, as a fellow redhead, Joan Holloway inspires her. Read More »
Slept Her Way To The Top
Debate this: Joan Holloway's choice to sleep her way to the top. Read More »

“Well, everyone knew [Joan's husband] had to go at some point, right? I mean, you can’t rape your wife in the office and not expect to go away. … It was the first time it was mentioned and I think it was a long time coming, for the audience in particular. I think everyone kept thinking he was going to go off to war and die at war. But I think Matt [Weiner] probably had a very good time keeping him around while people were going, ‘What’s going on with this guy?’ [Laughs] And he just kept being there and he just kept coming home! And I would have been disappointed if there wasn’t a moment that the rape, and that instant, wasn’t mentioned. So I found it very satisfying that she finally got to say, ‘You’re not a good man. And you know exactly what I’m talking about.’ And every viewer knows exactly what you’re talking about too, so it’s just this very satisfying moment.”

– Christina Hendricks talks to GQ about Joan Holloway Harris’s soon-to-be-ex douchebag doctor husband, who raped her in season two. There have been more than a few rapes and sexual assaults on “Mad Men,” but Joan’s was probably the most shocking. Not every person saw it as rape because they were engaged, seemingly a happy couple together, and she’s such a sexual woman. Yet Joan clearly didn’t want to have sex inside Don Draper’s office and her then-fiancé forced himself on her anyway, so viewers not only had to confront the fact that Joan’s “perfect man” was not as perfect as we thought, but also that date rape is a thing that happens, including by people you love. [GQ] (Image via AMCtv.com)

Christian Bale’s Ex-Assistant Pens Tell-All Book

Crazy Weight Loss
Christian Bale joined the Fighting The Hot Club. Read More »
Anger Issues
Christian Bale has been accused of assault. Read More »
Evening Quickies
John Edwards photo
John Edwards slithered away from a prison sentence yesterday. Read More »
  • Christian Bale’s ex-assistant and publicist Harrison Cheung has published a tell-all book about the actor filled with all sorts of wack information, like how Bale allegedly once suggested they kill a fan who was bothering him at his home. “A screwdriver thrust thru the eyeball into the brain prevents any screaming,” the actor wrote his assistant in a fax. Cheung also wrote, “It only took me five years of therapy to get past my Bale years. My therapist would describe my condition as post-traumatic stress disorder.” Fun times. [Huffington Post]
  • Justin Bieber ran into a glass wall backstage at a Paris concert and passed out for 15 seconds. A doctor said it was only a mild concussion and he returned to the stage to finish his set. [Betty Confidential
  • Brooke Mueller has checked into rehab for the second time in six months, after an alleged four-day-long drug binge with ex-husband Charlie Sheen. The couple has three-year-old twins, Bob and Max. Get it together, people. [Celebuzz]
  • Urban Outfitters debuted a bunch of Mitt Romney tee shirts for the hipster who is “too legit to Mitt.” [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

John Edwards Slithers Out Of Jail Time, Found Not Guilty

Flirting With Juror
John Edwards photo
Even ladies on the jury can't resist John Edwards' sleazy charm. Read More »
Mistress Allowance
John Edwards and Rielle Hunter photo
John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter got a monthly $9K allowance. Read More »
Icky Details
John Edwards and Cate Edwards photo
More dirt about Senator John Edwards' extramarital affair. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Megan Fox Jalouse cover
Oopsies. A magazine misquoted Megan Fox sounding like a douche. Read More »
  • What in the what what: John Edwards was found not guilty on one count today in his campaign finance trial over whether he illegally used $1 million in funds to hide his extramarital affair and pregnant mistress. The North Carolina jury was deadlocked on the other five counts, resulting in a mistrial. Is this man the slipperiest bastard in the universe or what? [NYMag.com]
  • P. Diddy’s son Justin Combs was awarded a $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA. Critics say the son of one of the wealthiest performers in the world should give back the cash and let it go to a more needy student. [Uptown Magazine]
  • “Bachelorette” Emily Maynard’s wardrobe cost how much? [Betty Confidential]
  • Ronnie from “Jersey Shore” released a single called “How The F**k We Gettin’ Home.” It’s an auto-tune-alicious song about drunk driving, including lyrics like “We don’t take it easy / Someone take my keys please / I don’t think I’m able to drive.” It’s as bad as it sounds. No. Worse. [TMZ] Keep reading »
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