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The Insane Double Standard Of Angelina Vs. Ronnie Creeping On “Jersey Shore”

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Sometimes being a feminist means sticking up for someone you hate when she is being treated wrong. That feminist is me and the person I hate is Angelina from “Jersey Shore.” Angelina is the embodiment of every awful characteristic in a human being: duplicitous, slimy, back-stabbing. None of her “Jersey Shore” cast members like or trust Angelina and call her the “Staten Island dump” to her face. Really, the girl’s lack of self-awareness would be amusing if it weren’t so sad.

One person does like Angelina, though: Jose, a gent from Miami who buys her a Fossil watch after two dates. Angelina takes the watch from Jose, but then “smushes” with Vinny during a drunken night of bad decisions. The cast will have none of this. They call Angelina a “whore” and a “slut.” The Situation goes up to Jose at the club one night to say Angelina has something she needs to tell him. Keep reading »

Lady Gaga Hospitalized 6 Times For Eating Disorder, Claims Biography

A dishy new biography of Lady Gaga claims she crash diets, fooled around with one of her producers, and refused to tour with Kanye West after his 2009 VMAs meltdown.

Gaga was hospitalized six times during 2009 for eating-disordered behavior, claims her former tour manager David Ciemny in Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga, by Maureen Callahan. Ciemny claims Gaga made herself “physically and mentally … sick” trying to fit into her costumes, binging on only junk food and once losing 20 lbs. right-quick to fit into a crazy get-up.

The book, which releases tomorrow, also claims not-so-surprisingly that Lady Gaga’s wackadoodle image was constructed because the music industry didn’t think she was conventionally attractive enough to garner attention. Harsh! Keep reading »

Gabby Sidibe Graces The October Issue Of “Elle”

I’m surprised to see Gabby Sidibe on the cover of Elle‘s October issue. Magazines like Elle aren’t known for putting plus-size women on the cover. I think she looks pretty, but not everyone agrees. A blogger for Clutch thinks Gabby’s skin looks lightened and that her weave looks messed up. Specifically, “The weave looks like an old used up brillo pad that has seen too many greasy pots and too many anti-humidity products.” Ouch. It’s hard to tell if Gabby’s skin was lightened — hope not — or the giant-ass lights were just reflecting off her face during the shoot. Anyhoo, I still stand by what I said: She looks pretty to me. [Clutch] Keep reading »

Join Our Liveblog Of The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards On Sunday Night!

Imma let you finish reading other posts, but I just wanted to say the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards show is this Sunday. Join The Frisky for a liveblog of every blood-splattered Lady Gaga costume and Hennessy-fueled Kanye West meltdown, starting with the red carpet at 8 p.m. (EST) and sticking around for when the show begins at 9 p.m. Curl up with your computer and join us here on TheFrisky.com (liveblog after the jump!), on our Facebook page, or on our Twitter feed. See y’all then! In the meantime, let’s revisit the craziest moment from last year’s show: Kanye’s infamous divebombing of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. [MTV 2010 VMAs]

Keep clicking to read the liveblog starting at 8 p.m. EST! Keep reading »

Hispanic Heritage Month: 13 Latinas We Love

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we thought we’d give a nod to our favorite Latinas on film, in the arts, and on the Supreme Court. (Sorry, Dora The Explorer, it’s only grownups.) This is by no means a complete list of Latinas who have contributed to American culture, so please, let us know who we should include next year in the comments!

Today’s Lady News: Peace Activists Plan “Wear A Hijab” Day On 9/11

  • As a counter protest to the Koran-burning in Florida, peace activist Charell Charlie of California is planning a “Wear A Hijab” event at The Grove in Los Angeles. She is inviting men and women of all faiths to don a hijab veil (for women) or kufi head covering (for men) in silent solidarity with Muslims in America on September 11th. “We are non-Muslims who plan to wear the hijab or kufi on 9/11 as a gesture to American Muslims that they are full citizens of this country and deserve the same rights as the rest of us. We intend to prove to Muslims around the world that people of peace outnumber those who hate,” she said. “Let’s stand up and stand out to demonstrate that not all Americans are bigots.” [LAist.com]
  • Yesterday a federal court in California ruled that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which forces gays and lesbians in the military to stay in the closet or risk being discharged, is unconstitutional. [CNN]

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If The “16 & Pregnant” Girls Are Glamorizing Teen Pregnancy, They’re Doing A Crap Job

Before the sexual revolution happened in the ’60s and ’70s, life got bleak for pregnant teen girls really fast. You could be cast from your home and sent away to give birth in seclusion, or risk an illegal and dangerous back-alley abortion. In 2010, the pendulum has swung entirely in the opposite direction — but not necessarily in a good way. MTV allegedly pitched “Teen Mom” as a program after Jamie-Lynn Spears (Brit-Brit’s little sis) became pregnant at 16; last year, Bristol Palin made the cover of People magazine and soon she’ll be dancing with the stars, while Maci Bookout and Farah Abraham from “16 & Pregnant” grace the covers of OK! and Us Weekly with their babies as props. So it’s fair to ask if our social attitudes have swung entirely in the opposite direction, too: Does putting girls whose only claim to fame is getting knocked up while they still had a learner’s permit “glamorize” teen pregnancy? Keep reading »

Baby Pygmy Hippo Is Fuglyadorable

This baby pygmy hippo was recently born at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland, weighing in at a hefty 11 pounds. There are only a few thousand of these endangered pygmies left in Western Africa. Is there a word in the English language to describe animals so ugly they are cute? Fuglyadorable, perhaps? [CBS News] Keep reading »

Frisky Books: What Are We Reading This Week?

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Today’s Lady News: Chris Brown Tweets About Fat “Hoes”

  • Boyfriend-of-the-year Chris Brown has been tweeting for the #fatstrippernames hash tag on Twitter and coming up with creative ways to use the word “hoe,” like “double stuffed orehoe” and “Dorithoe.” He does have PR people, right? [The Gloss]
  • The Senate Crime and Drugs sub-committee announced it will investigate whether police departments nationwide are doing justice to sexual assault victims by thoroughly investigating reports. The committee was prompted by an exposé by the Baltimore Sun newspaper which found Baltimore cops have been mishandling rape reports. [Baltimore Sun]
  • An Indiana hospital whose emergency room denied treatment to transgender patient Erin Vaughn, and mocked her as a “he-she,” has changed its policy so all employees must undergo training on gender identity. [SheWired.com]

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