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Morning Quickies: Hillary Clinton Wants To Make Muppet Magic With Jason Segel

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  • Jason Segel revealed on “Late Night” that he asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be in a film, but she declined. In a letter Clinton sent the actor, she wrote that she is “a little occupied at the moment” but one day hopes to join him on film: “My only condition is that there be Muppets involved and that is non-negotiable.” [Politico]
  • The 911 call to police made by Jennifer Hudson’s sister upon finding their mother shot was released in court yesterday in the case’s murder trial. [The Celebrity Cafe]
  • Lana Del Rey’s insinuated in her music video “Carmen” that she used to be a meth addict. Do we believe this? [PopCrush]
  • Behold, the creepiest kids’ song ever written. [The FW]
  • What should you do if you can’t get a tampon in? [Gurl.com]
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Evening Quickies: It’s A Girl For Maggie Gyllenhaal!

Maggie's Vibrators
Maggie Gyllenhaal gets sent lots of vibrators since "Hysteria." Read More »
Maggie The Feminist
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Maggie Gyllenhaal on why she supports Planned Parenthood. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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  • Maggie Gyllenhaal gave birth to her second child, a baby girl named Gloria Ray, on April 19 in New York. Maggie and her husband Peter Sarsgaard also have a five-year-old daughter, Ramona. We bet Uncle Jake is adorable when he babysits! [Us Weekly]
  • Bobby Brown sat down for his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death — find out what he had to say about her drug abuse. [The Celebrity Cafe]
  • HBO renewed “Girls” and “Veep” for second seasons. Oh, good, now we can fight about “Girls” some more. [Huffington Post]
  • Meanwhile, “Khloe and Lamar” may be no more: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom “pulled the plug” on their reality show after two seasons because the couple wants to “take a breather,” the source explains. However, Odom’s rep denies the show has been cancelled. [The Celebrity Cafe]   Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Judge Rules Texas Can’t Withhold Funding From Planned Parenthood

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  • A federal judge ruled today that a new Texas law banning Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds through its Women’s Health Program — so targeted because it provides abortion services in addition to cancer screenings, etc. — is unconstitutional. In his ruling, the judge noted, “The court is particularly influenced by the potential for immediate loss of access to necessary medical services by several thousand Texas women.” An injunction will be applied against the law until further notice. [CBS News]
  • Author Toni Morrison, a Nobel Prize and Pulitizer Prize winner, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. Other lady recipients include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the late Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, and NCAA women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. [The Root]
  • Conservative talking head Michelle Malkin just had to tweet some nastiness after Meghan McCain and Sandra Fluke bonded this weekend at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over being called “sluts.” [Media Matters For America] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm

BTD: Philosophy
Rachel loves Philosophy's colorless primer. Read More »
BTD: Colorstay Lipstick
Winona loves Revlon's Colorstay Lipstick. Read More »
BTD: Natural Lip Balm
Rachel loves Pleasant River's vegan, natural lip balm. Read More »

I hereby commence the first-ever meeting of the Ladies Whose Lips Are So Thin We’re Afraid Of Wearing Lipstick support group! So far, Amelia and I are the only members, but with the help of our sponsors, both of  us have been making inroads.

Part of my recovery can be attributed to the discovery of my favorite lipstick in the universe, Kate Spade’s Supercalafragilipstick. But at $24 a tube, it’s more of a special occasion lipstick. For everyday wear, I’m crushing on the much-more-broke-ass-mofo-friendly CoverGirl’s Natureluxe Gloss Balm. Keep reading »

What Happens When Ex-Orthodox Jews Need To Learn How To Date?

Jewish Matchmaking
WTF comments from an Orthodox Jewish matchmaker. Read More »
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Plastic surgeon offers free nose jobs for Orthodox Jews. Read More »
Not Jewish Enough?
Ami ditched a dude who thought she wasn't religious enough. Read More »
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Dating is hard enough. But what about dating when you’ve recently left an insular religious community that pretty much forbade interaction with the opposite sex?

Such is the problem faced by ex-Orthodox Jews who are “Off the Derech” (derech is Hebrew for path), or OTD, and assimilating into secular society. Hasidic communities separate boys and girls while young; girls often marry around 18 or 19, while boys tie the knot in their early 20s, having children shortly after. Touching members of the opposite sex to whom you are not related is forbidden and interaction is generally discouraged.  Is it any wonder ex-Orthodox Jews are utterly bamboozled when it comes to l’amour?

That’s where dating coach Israel Irenstein comes in. Keep reading »

DJ Dominic Dieter Tells Father To Have Daughter Raped To Make Her Straight

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Whoa, that's hella inappropriate, Belvedere vodka. Read More »
Should I Be Scarred?
This woman wonders if she should be more scarred by her date rape. Read More »
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On air Friday, Cleveland radio personality DJ Dominic Dieter advised the father of a teen girl who was caught kissing another girl that he should have one of his friends rape the young woman so she was “screw[ed] straight.” On the syndicated morning talk/comedy show “Rover’s Morning Glory,” Dominic Dieter read an apparent email from a man who asked what to do after his teen daughter kissed another girl. “You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight,” Dieter said.  Keep reading »

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