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Evening Quickies: Geraldo Rivera’s Own Son Is Ashamed Of His Trayvon Martin Comments

Trayvon Martin
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Will there be justice in the death of this innocent teen? Read More »
He'd Look Like Me
President Obama responds to the death of an innocent black teen. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Report claims John Edwards hired a prostitute in 2007. Read More »
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  • Following that victim-blaming commentary about murdered 17-year-old black male Trayvonn Martin, Geraldo Rivera tweeted this afternoon that his own son is ashamed of his “position on hoodies.” Perhaps Geraldo should write a style guide. [Twitter.com/GeraldoRivera]
  • Tori Spelling is pregnant with her fourth baby, just five months after she gave birth to daughter Hattie. Damn, girl, you and your man are busy. [US Weekly]
  • Long before he was on “Mad Men,” Jon Hamm was steaming up TVs with lotsa teeny-tiny supporting roles around Hollywood — check ‘em all out. [Paper Mag]
  • How to prepare for bare leg season. Well, for those of us who aren’t in Southern California or Florida. Jerks. [Beauty Blogging Junkie]
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Today’s Lady News: Belvedere Vodka’s Rapey New Ad

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Not all advertising campaigns are sexist and offensive. Read More »
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  • Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad recently where a man pulls an open-mouthed woman down onto his lap with the headline, “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” The company tweeted later that they were sorry “if any of our fans were offended,” although not for the actual creepy ad. The ad appears to have since been pulled. [Jessica Valenti]
  • Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett dismissed criticism of the state’s new forced ultrasound law for women seeking an abortion, compassionately stating, “You just have to close your eyes.” [Huffington Post]
  • PA state senator Larry Farnese has introduced a bill that would require men seeking Viagra to first undergo a prostate exam, a cardiac stress test, and sex therapy. [Nerve]
  • You know things are bad for women’s rights in America when a Republican Congressman is urging women to donate their money to Democrats, who he calls “people who speak out on our behalf.” [Daily Kos] Keep reading »

Where Are The Black Folks On “Mad Men”? Matt Weiner Explains

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Don Draper's relationships on "Mad Men," in order of dysfunction. Read More »
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Are you a Joan? A Peggy? Or maybe you're a Trudy. Read More »
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Forget for a second that every guest on “Charlie Rose,” a PBS news program for wonks, looks like they’re struggling to stay awake. The cast of “Mad Men” appeared last night with guest host Gayle King and she pressed the show’s creator, Matt Weiner, with a good question: where are the black folks? “As you move through time, I’m wondering will we see some black people?” Gayle asked. Matt Weiner’s response is worth a listen in its entirety.    Keep reading »

British Actor Helpfully Explains Why “It’s Not Difficult For A Woman To Make A Man Hit Her”

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“It’s not difficult for a woman to make a man hit her. … The problem with strong, intelligent women is that they can argue well. And if there is a time where you can’t get a word in … and I … I lashed out. I couldn’t end the argument. Something must have brought it on. When frustration builds up and you can’t think of a way out… It happened and I’m very, very ashamed of it. … She certainly wasn’t a beaten wife, she was hit and that’s different.”

I don’t know who the British actor Dennis Waterman is, but his why-I-punched-my-wife logic makes him sounds like he’s the Mel Gibson of the UK. The actor was on Piers Morgan’s talk shows discussing his rough 1998 divorce from actress Rula Lenska, who claimed he had a drinking problem and that he beat her. Dennis doesn’t dispute he had a hand in the drinking, but the hitting? Well, that’s just not his fault. (Of course not.)

Dennis has been condemned by the British anti-violence group Refuge, which issued a no-duh statement “No one can make their partner hit them.”  [The F Word via Mirror UK]

Morning Quickies: John Edwards Denies He Hired A Prostitute

Edwards' Sex Tape
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Yes, there is a John Edwards sex tape. Read More »
Sex Tape Destroyed
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John Edwards' sex tape with his mistress will be destroyed. Read More »
Rielle Is Bonkers
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The mistress posed in GQ in her undies with stuffed animals. Read More »
Evening Quickies
Whitney Houston's official cause of death has been ruled a drowning. Read More »
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  • John Edwards denied a report yesterday that in 2007 he hired a prostitute working for Anna Gristina, a New York City madam recently busted by investigators. A news site called DNAinfo claims one of Gristina’s call girls had sex with a man she believed to be John Edwards at an Upper East Side hotel. Edwards’ lawyers say this is false and demanded a retraction of the story. Whatever the truth is, I don’t think most people take John Edwards at his word anymore. [Politico]
  • The hacker who released nude pics of Scarlett Johansson and other celebs will plead guilty to wiretapping and unauthorized access to a computer, court documents reveal. Christopher Chaney faces up to 60 years in prison. [Fox News]
  • Simon Cowell is standing by “X Factor” judge Tulisa Contostavlos after a sex tape of her leaked onto the Internet. [Starpulse]
  • Why a lady might not be wet down there — even if she’s turned on. [Em & Lo] Keep reading »

Judge Tosses “Sex Slave” Lawsuit Against American Apparel’s Dov Charney

AA Ad Goes Topless
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American Apparel bares breasts. Read More »
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Frisky On Dov Charney
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All of The Frisky's posts about American Apparel's Dov Charney. Read More »
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Dov Charney’s hipster skeezbaggery is well-documented. However, a Brooklyn judge has tossed a $260 million lawsuit against the American Apparel CEO — brought by a former worker who said Dovney forced her to become a “sex slave” — and ordered it be settled in arbitration. Irene Morales, 21, said three years ago, when she was a student, Dov locked her inside his Manhattan apartment and kept her there as his personal sex slave, forcing her to perform oral sex for several hours.  

Lawyers for Dov Charney paint a different story. They say that Irene Morales pursued Dov, offering sex while trying to get him to give her one of his laptops to use for school, as well as money.  His legal team used the two arguments that always come up in these young-girl-accuses-rich-guy-of-sex-abuse scenarios: she’s trying to extort him (money grubbing!) and she had sent explicit photos and messages where she promised sex acts in exchange for goodies (slut!).

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