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Morning Quickies: “The Mindy Project” Looks Soooo Good

Mindy Loves Rom-Coms
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Mindy Kaling defends romantic comedies. Read More »
RIP Cancelled TV Shows
Damn, so much stuff got cancelled from TV. Read More »
How to Insult Mindy
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Find out what insults Mindy Kaling. Read More »
The Mindy Project
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  • Check out a first look at Mindy Kaling’s new show, “The Mindy Project,” coming to Fox this fall on Tuesday nights.  Mindy plays a smart, funny OB-GYN who sometimes makes an ass of herself while drunk and prays before dates … hmm, just like me.  I am so going to watch the shit out of this show. [Flavorwire]
  • It’s official: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have finally signed on as “X Factor” judges. [PopCrush]
  • Kim Kardashian says her Kanye West relationship won’t be a big part of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” You mean Kimye are going to be discreet? [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Ever wondered the legal names of stars like Cee Lo and Nicki Minaj? [Uptown Magazine] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Will John Travolta Financially Settle With Masseurs?

John's Penis Grope?
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John Travolta allegedly grabbed his masseur's penis during a massage. Read More »
Second Accusation
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A second masseur accused John Travolta of sexual assault. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Jessica Simpson may get $800K from People mag for her baby photos. Read More »
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  • The second man to accuse John Travolta of sexual assault has agreed to settle matters privately behind closed doors, Radar Online reports. The anonymous masseur, who claims Travolta assaulted him during a massage session in Atlanta this January, could stand to win a financial settlement from such a mediation. Regardless of the outcome, all witness statements, transcripts and depositions would be kept sealed and out of the public eye. [Radar Online]
  • Did Seventeen magazine Photoshop the bejeezus out of “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland on its cover? [Crushable]
  • Kanye West was invited to Kourtney Kardashian’s baby shower this weekend, but baby daddy Scott Disick was MIA. The gossip rags are going to be breathless.  [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Surely you need to know all about the man who attempted to set the Guinness World Record for fist pumping so you can  stay clear of him? [The FW] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: More Than Half Of Young Adults Misinformed About Birth Control

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  • Here’s a depressing statistic: 60 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds may not understand how to properly use birth control to prevent pregnancy, according to a new study of 1,800 young adults by the Guttmacher Institute. Shocker of shocks, abstinence-only sex education — which refuses to teach children how contraception works — is being fingered as a prime reason for the misunderstanding.  [International Business Times]
  • Tennessee’s governor signed into law on Friday a bill that bans teaching students about “gateway sexual behavior,” which includes everything from outercourse to hand-holding and hugging. The bill requires sex ed instructors to teach only abstinence and fines teachers $500 for each violation. Clearly this entire state did not read that Guttmacher study.  [Feminist.org]
  • Arizona Governor Jan Brew signed into law on Friday a bill that allows any employer that identifies as “religiously affiliated” to refuse to cover birth control in the company’s health insurance plan. Thankfully, an even crazier original version of the bill was changed. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »

Reporter Fired For Stripping Files Gender Discrimination Complaint

Stripper Fired
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Newspaper fires reporter because she also works as a stripper. Read More »
Sex Work Past
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Is it OK for an elementary school teacher to have been a stripper? Read More »
Sarah Tressler stripper photo

This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city’s rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired Tressler because she did not reveal that job — not, say, because it actually had a problem that one of its reporters worked the pole at upscale strip clubs and wrote about her adventures on a blog called Diary Of An Angry Stripper.

Now Tressler, 30, has retained the notorious feminist lawyer Gloria Allred to fight back. On Thursday, she filed a federal gender discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Chronicle, alleging that she’s being unjustly targeted because stripping is a female-dominated field. Keep reading »

Marissa Alexander Of Florida Sentenced 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot At Abusive Husband

Trayvon Martin
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Will there be justice in the death of this innocent teen? Read More »
On Abused Women
Facts about why abused women stay with their abusers. Read More »
I Was Abused
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Judy McGuire was physically abused by a boyfriend. Read More »
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A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for firing a warning shot — note: not actually injuring anyone — at her abusive husband.

Marissa Alexander, 31, said that in August 2010, her now ex-husband Rico Gray read messages from her ex on her cell phone, became enraged, strangled her and threatened her life. When Alexander broke free, she tried to run out of the house but couldn’t get out of the garage; so she grabbed a gun from the garage and fired it into the air to attempt to scare Gray off.  

No one was injured, but the “warning shot” hit a wall near where his two kids were standing. As such, she was charged and found guilty by a jury of three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, which carries a 20-year sentence. Keep reading »

Nightmare Moms Of Men We’ve Loved

Don't Date A Mama's Boy
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Nine reasons to steer clear from a mama's boy. Read More »
Inspiration: Lucille Bluth
How to capture this drunk matriarch's effortless style. Read More »
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Now that Mother’s Day is over, it’s time for some real talk on this “mothering” thing. Own own mom might be in line for sainthood, but we’ve dated some dudes whose mamas made “Monster-In-Law” look like an episode of “Teletubbies.”

My personal least-favorite mother-of-an-ex-boyfriend was the one who didn’t think I was good enough for her son because I didn’t attend an Ivy League college and repeatedly put down my writing career. This she-beast asked me about my salary and insinuated more than a few times that I should get a  ”respectable” job in finance or law.  I guess loving her son with all of my heart was not good enough? 

I’m not the only one with a nightmare mom-in-law. Anonymous tales from the Frisky dating crypt, after the jump: Keep reading »

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