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We See Chick Flicks: “Hysteria”

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Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Felicity Jones, and Rupert Everett

I wanted to love “Hysteria.”  I really did.  It has Maggie Gyllenhaal being her ball-busting feminist self, Hugh Dancy looking adorable, and the entire film is about the invention of my favorite thing on Earth, the vibrator.

But instead of being the kind of kickass film that had me texting my girl friends, You have to see this movie, “Hysteria” turned out to be pretty much be a rom-com that tries, and fails, to do “A Dangerous Method.” And it fails badly.

“Hysteria” is set in 1880s London and stars Hugh Dancy as Dr. Mortimer Granville, a dedicated, passionate young doctor who is fired from his job at a hospital for trying to introduce newfangled practices to cut back on germs. He’s hired at a private practice for Dr. Dalrymple, who practices “women’s medicine.” But Dr. Granville quickly finds out that the cure his boss is using to help women with their “hysteria” — anxiety, sadness and “nymphomania” — is squirting lubricant on his hands and … well … rubbing her clitoris.  Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Naya Rivera Pole Dancing Video Leaks

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  • Long before she was on “Glee,” 20-year-old Naya Rivera appeared on Spike TV in a pole-dancing segment of “Wild World Of Spike” called “Every Daddy’s Worst Nightmare.” Dressed like a school girl. And flashing her ta-tas. Oh, Naya, I knew I liked you! Watch the NSFW video at the link. [Perez Hilton
  • The preview for “The Carrie Diaries” is finally out! AnnaSophia Robb pulls off the young Carrie Bradshaw really convincingly. It’s official: I’m already a fan of this show. [TV Fanatic via Celebrity Cafe]
  • The National Enquirer has reported that Raven-Symoné is living with her girlfriend, AzMarie Livingston, a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model.” [My favorite model from this season! So hot. -- Editor] This prompted Raven to tweet, “I’m living my PERSONAL life the way I’m happiest. I’m not one, in my 25 year career to disclose who I’m dating, and I shall not start now. My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life.” You tell ‘em, Raven.  [People]
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  • Do men really care about their partner’s flexibility? (I hope not.) [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Second Catholic College Drops Student Health Plan Over Birth Control Melodrama

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  • Ave Maria University in Florida has dropped its student health plan rather than cover birth control in its health plan. I don’t understand why Catholic universities are doing this. It’s pretty clear: under the health care reform compromise, if a religiously-affiliated employer (such as Ave Maria University) objects to covering birth control in its health care plan, then its insurance company will be required to cover it free of charge. See? You don’t have to pay for it. Canceling student health plans just seems like a way to make headlines while pretending to be the victim. [Think Progress]
  • Congress is debating a so-called “fetal pain” bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the medically unproven claim that fetuses can feel pain after that point. [AP]
  • The grocery store chain Safeway is doing PR damage control: the senior vice president made a joke about Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi being pigs at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. [Slate] Keep reading »

Smartypants Philosopher Intellectual Wants To Make Your Porn More “Highbrow”

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Let’s talk about your taste in pornography. Is it highbrow enough? Pinkies up, chaps!

Philosopher and How Proust Can Change Your Life author Alain de Botton is deeply concerned about this issue. So he plans to take one for the team and meet with “leaders in porn and the arts,” according to the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, “to bring about a better kind of pornography.”

I didn’t realize there could be better and worse pornography, so long as it’s all legal, consensual and no one is wearing frosted lipstick. But the esteemed philosopher disagrees.  Keep reading »

Judge Judy Thinks Parents Should Be Licensed To Have Children

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National treasure Judge Judy hit up “The View” this morning. I barely recognized her when she’s not screaming at someone! But as always, J.J. spits the truth.

The ladies asked Judy what her thoughts were on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”‘ Brandi Glanville, who made headlines this week [second to last item] for saying that seeing her ex-husband’s new wife LeAnn Rimes holding Glanville’s children made her feel violently angry. Judge Judy very politely suggests that everyone STFU and grow up. “You have to love the child more than you hate each other,” she advised, before adding later, “Only mature people should have children,” to audience applause. And if Judge Judy had to issue a license to have children? She would. 

Eeek.  Anyone else a little afraid they would not pass muster? 

Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

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As if the “mommy wars” need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working mothers.

Gallup surveyed nearly 61,000 women between the ages of 18 to 64 who had at least one child under the age of 18. A quarter of SATMs said they felt a lot of sadness “yesterday” and one-fifth said they felt anger, compared with only 16 percent and 14 percent of working mothers, respectively. Gallup said SAHMs were more slightly more likely to say they felt stressed “yesterday” than working moms (50 percent to 48 percent) and more SAHMs said they had been diagnosed with depression as well (28 percent to 17 percent). 

What does it all mean? Eh, probably nothing.

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