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Kim Novak Defends Her Comments About How Music In “The Artist” Was Like “Rape”

Kim Novak's Gaffe
Kim's publicist defends her comment about "The Arist." Read More »
Vinny's Rape Rap
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Vinny debuted a rap song about "rapin' it." Read More »

“It was very painful. When I said it was like a rape, that was how it felt to me. I had experienced in my youth being raped, and so I identified with a real act that had been done to me. I didn’t use that word lightly. I had been raped as a child. It was a rape I never told about, so when I experienced this one, I felt the need to express it. … I never reported my real rape, so I felt the need to report this one.”

– Actress Kim Novak spurred a whole lot of eyerolling when she said that the music from her 1958 film “Vertigo,” being used in the Oscar-winning film “The Artist” was like a “rape.” Last month, Novak took out a page in the magazine Variety which read, “I want to report a rape. I feel as if my body – or, at least my body of work – has been violated by the movie, ‘The Artist.’” She was slammed by rape crisis groups who pointed out, uh, it’s not really the same thing. Keep reading »

Indonesia To Thoughtfully Ban Miniskirts So Female Lawmakers Don’t “Invite” Rape

Cops Warn Vs. Skirts
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NYC police warned women not to wear skirts to avoid a serial rapist. Read More »
Uggs Banned By School
Uggs were banned at one middle school, but it's not why you think. Read More »
Speedos Forbidden
A UK resort has banned men from wearing skimpy speeds. Read More »
Sorority Dress Code
Get a load of the Pi Phi rush dress code beauty rules. Read More »

Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they know that their “provocative” clothing invited rape. That’s why members of Indonesia’s parliament have drafted rules to ban female lawmakers from wearing miniskirts and other “skimpy clothes” items to work. Said the speaker of the Indonesia’s House of Representatives:

“We know there have been a lot of rape cases and other immoral acts recently, and this is because women aren’t wearing appropriate clothes. Women wearing inappropriate clothes arouse men, so it needs to be stopped. You know what men are like — provocative clothing will make them do things.”

Thanks, guys! I know how hard it must be not to rape your female colleagues. Really, it’s a wonder women are allowed to work alongside you at all. [AFP]

Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

Advertisers Drop Rush
A number of advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh. Read More »
Patrica Heaton Attacks
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Actress Patricia Heaton attacks Sandra Fluke over Twitter. Read More »
Sausagefest
Congress convened an all-male panel to talk about ladybusiness. Read More »
Jon Stewart and Rush Limbaugh
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Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” slur on last night’s show and put it best, as always: “Personally, I don’t get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person.” This is so amazing, I have nothing better to say than put your headphones on and watch it. [The Daily Show]

Lingerie In Your Purse

Underwear Expert: Bras!
Help me find a bra for post-pregnancy boobs! Read More »

There’s nothing worse than meeting Person Whose Job You Want at a party and not having any way to contact them again, foiling your plans to kidnap them and slurp up their brains. An up-and-coming career lady such as yourself has got to have business cards and if your field lets you be quirky, go with it! We think these two-sided cards featuring a retro lady lingerie do the trick. Just be very, very clear your actual profession is not a lady of the night. [$56 for 100, Etsy]

Patricia Heaton Attacks Sandra Fluke Over Twitter

Advertisers Drop Rush
A number of advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh. Read More »
Sausagefest
Congress convened an all-male panel to talk about ladybusiness. Read More »
A Compromise
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Obama tries to settles birth control debate in health care reform. Read More »
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 I know you were all breathlessly waiting to hear what Patricia Heaton, who played the wife on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” had to say about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s public comments regarding birth control coverage under health care reform. (More background here and here.) But unfortunately for you, Heaton has deleted all of her tweets about the topic. Why could that be? It seems the public did not look too kindly on Heaton’s tweets last week, which included:

“If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce – sound good?”

And:

“G-Gal: you’ve given yer folks great gift for Mother’s/Father’s Day! Got up in front of whole world & said I’m having tons of sex – pay 4 it!”

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Morning Quickies: How Julianne Moore Played Sarah Palin

Palin Is Pissed
Sarah Palin is not happy she's being portrayed on film (again). Read More »
Julianne As Sarah
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin
See Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in "Game Change." Read More »
Bristol's Reality Show
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Lifetime has picked up a reality show starring Bristol Palin. Read More »
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  • Julianne Moore tells Ellen DeGeneres on how she played Sarah Palin in the HBO movie “Game Change,” which airs on Saturday night. She listened to Palin’s audiobook nonstop on her iPod for two months to get down that Wasilla accent. [Huffington Post]
  • Attention, nerds! (Amelia, that means you.) A “Star Trek” episode abandoned in 1967 is set to be filmed 45 later! [Featuring the original cast? Impossible. I am not okay with this. -- Yeoman Amelia] [The AV Club]
  • Elizabeth Berkley is pregnant with her first child. Mazel tov! [People]
  • Tila Tequila was hospitalized recently for a brain aneurysm, which she allegedly tried to treat herself by consuming so many prescription drugs that she overdosed. This whole story is just sad. [Radar Online] Keep reading »
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