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Evening Quickies: Loretta Devine Defends “Youthful Boy” Chris Brown

Chris And Rihanna
A timeline of Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Anna Paquin is pregnant! Read More »
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  • “The Client List” actress Loretta Devine defended her “This Christmas” costar Chris Brown on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” last night, saying, “Love is love, you know? And he wasn’t the first one to hit somebody.” She also called him a “very youthful boy,” which I suspect is her way of saying he was/is as immature as we all suspect. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Seal who? Heidi Klum might already have a new dude: sources say she’s dating ad exec Thomas Hayo, a fellow judge on “Germany’s Next Top Model.” [NYMag.com]
  • Victoria Beckham’s birthday cake was a depressing pile of fruit. I mean, a healthy pile of fruit. [BuzzFeed]
  • Well, Nelly Furtado’s new song “Big Hoops” doesn’t leave much to the imagination, does it? [PopBytes]
  • IKEA is introducing flat-screen TV sets. Don’t worry, you don’t need to assemble it yourself. [The FW] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Focus On Amanda Bynes’ DUI Arrest Is Sexist

Amanda Bynes DUI
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Amanda Bynes got popped for a DUI! Read More »
LiLo Talks Jail
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Lindsay Lohan opens up about her jail sentence. Read More »
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Today's Lady News
Catch up on all your women's news. Read More »
  • A “friend” of Amanda Bynes (um, probably her publicist) tells gossip blog Radar Online that party-hardy comparisons to Lindsay Lohan after Amanda’s recent DUI arrest are “sexist.” The friend said, “Comparisons between the two are just ridiculous as Amanda has never been arrested for drug possession or for stealing anything … Amanda doesn’t harbor any negative feelings towards Lindsay, she doesn’t even know her, she just thinks it’s sexist that the two are being compared. Men in Hollywood that get arrested for DUIs don’t face the same scrutiny that women do and this is what really irks Amanda.” It’s true. It’s so, so true. [Radar Online]
  • Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder held a forum today to emphasize the importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, which is being stalled in Congress. [Feminist.org, Think Progress]
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Women Who Go Into The Workforce Are Ugly, According To Rush Limbaugh’s Wildly Inaccurate Twisting Of Study

On Marrying Up
Let's be realistic about the finances it takes to raise a family. Read More »
Worst Jobs Ever
What was the worst job you've ever had? Read More »
Limbaugh's Insult
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The conservative host calls Sandra Fluke a "slut." Read More »
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I’m fairly certain that Rush Limbaugh could take Goodnight, Moon and twist it into a tale of shrill harpies hellbent on John Bobbitt-ing the male species and strangling newborn babies with their long, flowing strands of armpit hair.

That is the only explanation for his wildly inaccurate (and, it should go without saying, wildly sexist) April 16 interpretation of a study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. According to Rush, the study concluded “the real reason women pursue careers is because they fear they are too unattractive to get married.” (He also wondered, “Is this the real reason liberal women insist on working?”)

According to the actual study … not so much.

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The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

Single Mom Speaks
Jennifer has been a single mom and Rick Santorum can kiss her ass. Read More »
Romney Vs. Rosen
Was Hilary Rosen wrong in her comments about Ann Romney? Read More »
GP On "Working Moms"
GOOP's "Day in the Life" of three wealthy working moms. Read More »

Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone’s feathers ruffled!

Today’s linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which writer S.E. Cupp hammers away at Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen for a foot-in-mouth comment she made on “Anderson Cooper 360″ last week, that stay-at-home  mother (SAHM) of five Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” Rosen later clarified that she meant Ann shouldn’t be her millionaire husband’s earpiece for issues on women and the economy; alas, her point was lost by inelegant phrasing.

The rudeness of Rosen’s comments were chastised by everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama, members of the president’s staff, and feminists such as myself. But that fact has been conveniently ignored by S.E. Cupp. Instead, she wants to pat Ann Romney on the back for “marrying up,” writing:  

[W]hile liberal women may praise Ann for (at least) getting herself an education, where is the praise for Ann’s best decision of all — to marry well? Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Anna Paquin Is Pregnant!

True Blood Sex Scenes
More about those steamy vampire sex scenes. Read More »
Neck Biting OK
Anna Paquin is OK with her hubby biting True Blood fans on the neck. Read More »
Anna's Bisexual
Anna Paquin is totally comfortable with her bisexuality. Read More »
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  • Anna Paquin is pregnant! Anna and hubby Stephen Moyer, her “True Blood” co-star, are expecting their first child together in the fall. Stephen Moyer already has two kids from a previous relationship. Congratulations!  [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Kathy Griffin and “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson got nasty about Khloe Kardashian the other night, posting a graphic onscreen of Khloe’s head super-imposed on the body of a beefy bodybuilder and calling her “Godzilla.” Unacceptable, people. [Crushable]
  • Bristol Palin’s biggest concern about Levi Johnston’s newly pregnant girlfriend is that the sperminating just won’t stop. “I don’t want [their son Tripp] to go to elementary school with 10 half-siblings,” Bristol said. [Wonkette]
  • Miley Cyrus was rushed to emergency room on Monday night when she sliced her hand in the kitchen while cooking, apparently with a blender. Ouch! At least her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth was there in the ER while doctors stitched up the wound. [PopCrush] Keep reading »

Chloe Sevigny In Trouble For “Tranny” Talk

Blake's "Trannies"
Blake Lively said she hopes her future sons are "trannies." Read More »
"Tranny" Slur
Variety's 3rd Annual Power Of Women Luncheon - Arrivals
Olivia Wilde said dark lipstick makes her look like "a tranny." Read More »
Transphobia
FHM magazine called Andrej Pejic a "thing." Read More »
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Chloe Sevigny: I got reamed out by The Advocate the other day for saying “tranny.” I guess I referred to [my character] as a “tranny” a couple of times and apparently, that’s a no-no in the community. I felt really bad! Nobody had ever told me. Did you know that?

Huffington Post: I just know that now because I think Blake Lively also said that recently

Chloe Sevigny: Oh, so there’s been some uproar. Reee-donkulous. You can’t say anything anymore.

– Chloe Sevigny is the latest celeb to get spanked (not in a good way) by the Political Correctness Police. Chloe will be playing an Irish transgender assassin in a new miniseries and referred to her character as a “tranny.” However, “tranny” is not a word that the transgender community would like to be known by — although lots of otherwise queer-rights supporting folks, like, Chloe, didn’t get the memo. In fact, I didn’t get the memo until recently, either. You live, you learn.

So, I wish that once Chloe learned that the word she used is not preferred, her attitude had been more gracious and respectful. One hundred years ago, she might have been called a “broad” or a “dame” and some dude might be calling her annoyed response “reee-donkulous”! [Huffington Post]

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