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Rachel Maddow Often Discusses Vaginas On-Air

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Virgina's transvaginal ultrasound anti-abortion bill is super-scary. Read More »
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VA governor now against anti-abortion transvaginal ultrasound bill. Read More »
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Because she’s a lesbian.

That, sadly, seems to be the logic behind The Daily Caller’s daily tally of how many times Rachel Maddow has said the words ”vagina” or “vaginal” on her show. No, I’m not making this up: someone at the conservative news site kept track of the 58 V-bombs that Maddow dropped February 14th until February 24, when she was discussing the Virginia’s anti-abortion transvaginal ultrasound bill. I’m not sure why it’s newsworthy that someone said the word “vaginal” when discussing a transvaginal ultrasound. Is it because vaginas are dirty and bad? Perhaps Maddow should have said “trans-wee-wee” instead?  Sounds like someone at the Daily Caller is a liiiiittle more preoccupied with the vajajay than Rachel Maddow herself may be. [Daily Caller]

Viola Davis On Rocking Her Natural Hair

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Husband hates his wife's natural hair. What should she do? Read More »
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A TV news reporter swears to go natural with her hair. Read More »
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“There hasn’t been any occasion that I felt brave enough to do it. … I feel very powerful, I really do. I feel more powerful every day, more secure in who I am, and I’ve waited so long for that … It feels so divine.” 

– Viola Davis at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood event last week (left), where she rocked her natural hair, looked great and felt powerful doing it!  I’m psyched that she felt brave enough to go natural at the Oscars (right), too. [Essence]

Here’s “Mad Men” Official Season 5 Poster — But What Does It All Mean?

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"Mad Men"'s falling man ad gets graffitied up. Read More »
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An interview with actor Bryan Batt, who plays Sal Romano. Read More »
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Every week it seems like there is new art for the “Mad Men” season five premiere, not that we mind. This is the “official” art and it sure is perplexing. Don Draper is staring at a pair of mannequins, including a naked female mannequin, and his own reflection in a department store window. What does it all mean?! Series creator Matt Weiner told The New York Times the ad is “a dreamlike image” and “a nonverbal representation of where my head is at and where the show will be.” Well, that doesn’t help. “By the end of the season, I guarantee you’ll know what it is about,” Weiner promised. Hope so. [NY Times]

Morning Quickies: Jean DuJardin Drops An F-Bomb (In French) During Oscar Speech

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  • Did anyone notice that “The Artist”‘s Jean DuJardin dropped an F-bomb in French while accepting his Oscar for Best Actor? Meh. It’s an Oscar tradition. [Starpluse]
  • Jennifer Lopez’s stylist denies she had a nip slip onstage while presenting with Cameron Diaz. Lies! I saw that runaway areola with my very own eyes. [Starpulse]
  • Angelina Jolie’s show-offy leg already has its own Twitter feed. [Twitter.com/AngiesRightLeg]
  • Uh, can we talk about Billy Crystal’s Sammy Davis, Jr. blackface. [Fox News]
  • Meryl Streep is better than you. That’s all. [Meryl Streep Is Better Than You]
  • Meanwhile, Adam Sandler has earned a record number of Razzies. [The FW]
  • Rihanna is on the short list to play Whitney Houston in a biopic of the late singer’s life. [PopDust] Keep reading »

“Brave” Is Going To Be Our Kind Of Disney Movie

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We may be a little old to go see Disney movies by ourselves (although not too old to belt out “Part Of Your World” the shower). But we’ll be dragging the nearest seven-year-old to drag to a theater and to see “Brave,” Pixar’s newest computer-animated film with a female protagonist. Lots of Disney flicks star princesses who are sweet, passive, and looking for love; “Brave” stars a spunky gal who is a skilled archer and not content with the life her parents want for her. Princess Merida lives in the Scottish highlands and defies her parents wishes and insists on following her own path in life. Pixar has released a three-minute clip from “Brave” (longer than the teaser trailer they released before) and we have to say we’re digging it! Anyone down for a mass-Frisky reader movie-going trip? [YouTube]

We Might Be A Wee Bit Excited Judy Blume’s Book “Tiger Eyes” Is Finally A Movie

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Finally, finally, one of Judy Blume’s books has been made into a movie … and we might just be a wee excited about that. Tiger Eyes, one of her more grown-up YA books, is about a 15-year-old girl named Davey whose mom uproots the family to move in with relatives in New Mexico after their dad is shot during a hold-up. Davey has to come to terms with her grief, accept her mother’s new boyfriend into her life, and see if she can grow close to Wolf, a friend in her new town who’s the only person who seems to understand her. “Tiger Eyes” the movie will star Willa Holland from “Gossip Girl” and Amy Jo Johnson from “Felicity”; the script was written by Judy Blume and her son, Lawrence Blume.  It’s coming out later this year. 

Seriously, how is it possible this is the first time any of Judy Blume’s books has been made into a film but there have been 17 “American Pie” movies? [Entertainment Weekly]

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