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Today’s Lady News: American Apparel Doesn’t Hire Based On Looks, Says Founder

  • Dov Charney, embattled American Apparel CEO, wants you to know the condemning internal emails and screen grabs of the company’s intranet are not “evidence” that they hire based on looks. “Photographing people head to toe is the right thing to do if you want to see how people present themselves to customers,” Charney defended himself. “It’s not for a beauty pageant like Miss America where we’re looking at someone’s breast size. We want to see their style.” Hmm, that doesn’t sound so nefarious. We’re not sure we believe him, though. [Signature9.com]
  • Constance McMillen, 18, the lesbian teenager who was told by her high school that she was not allowed to bring her girlfriend to prom, will visit the White House tomorrow. Constance will be a guest at a reception to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. Later this week, she will march in New York City’s gay pride parade. [USA Today]
  • The Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion rights group, released a report today stating they are unclear how deeply Elena Kagan, a Supreme Court nominee, supports abortion rights. [AP]

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Quotable: Julianne Moore’s Sex Scenes Get An R-Rating

“It seems crazy. I have less of an issue with [sex onscreen] than with things exploding. Sex is OK, everybody does it. Most of us don’t throw bombs.”

Julianne Moore on how sex scenes were trimmed in her new movie, “The Kids Are All Right,” so it could get an R-rating. In the flick, Moore plays the lesbian partner of Annette Bening. [AfterEllen.com] Keep reading »

“Jersey Shore,” Season Two: Now With Less Offensive Italian Stereotypes

Before “Jersey Shore” appeared, calling someone a “guido” was offensive. Like, you did not do that unless you were cruising for an ass-kicking. Then there was this bizarre post-”Jersey Shore” era where you heard words like “guido” and “guidette” more on MTV than “boobs” or “oh my God, Heidi, you have to break up with Spencer!”

Not anymore, says Andre DiMino, head of UNICO, an Italian-American pride group. Keep reading »

Oops, He Did It Again: Perez Hilton Tweets Photo #2 Of Miley Cyrus’s Crotch

A new week, a new Miley Cyrus crotch photo: that’s the world of Perez Hilton! The gossip blogger tweeted a photo of Miley performing yesterday at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto where a few inches of her inner thigh can be seen through above the crotch-fabric on her leotard. The photo isn’t scandalous in the least bit and you’ll feel dumb wasting five seconds of your life to look at it.

SHE HAS A VAGINA, PEREZ. Seriously, get over it! Keep reading »

Will “Mad Men”‘s Season 4 Be As Boring As Its Poster?

If you had never watched “Mad Men” before, the poster for season four wouldn’t make it look like a very interesting show. Man stands in an empty office, staring out a window, with only a telephone? Bor-ing. I far preferred the symbolism in season three’s poster: a tense Don Draper sitting in his office with water swiftly rising up above his ankles. [EW.com] Keep reading »

My Top 10 “WTF Was I Thinking?” Clothing Purchases

I love shopping, which is a shame because I’ve been a shopping idiot for most of my life. I have lots of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and jewelry. Until recently, though, I was one of those people who never owned any stockings or white cotton T-shirts — yet I had an emerald-colored cocktail dress that matches nothing else in my closet. In the past couple of years, I’ve gotten my closet under control. It’s not more boring, mind you, but I’m at least sticking with a color scheme (navy blue, gold, white, and burgundy) and making sure I have enough basics for layering and matching. Buying plain old cotton shirts isn’t as fun as buying, say, H&M’s bright red bolero from their Garden Collection. But such is life, I guess?

Alas, there’s still more than a few pieces back in the ol’ closet that I’m not sure quite what I was thinking when I bought them. After the jump, allow me to introduce you to the hats, clogs and jackets that don’t match with anything Keep reading »

Who Wants Kourtney Kardashian To Wax Their Bikini Line?

In this clip from “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,” Khloe is “freaking out” because her husband, Lamar Odom, has “never seen” her lady bits without a bikini wax. The horrors! Luckily Kourtney is down for waxing her sister’s bikini line so as not to offend Lamar’s delicate eyes. That’s sisterhood for you. I think? [Styleite] Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian Loves Big Boobs As Long As They’re Not Breastfeeding

Kim Kardashian generously shares her T&A with the world. But when it comes to a mother breast feeding her baby in public? Kim says, “EWW.”

On Saturday, the reality star tweeted that a woman sitting next to her at lunch was breastfeeding with no cover-up and then put the baby on the table to change its dirty diaper. She later tweeted the mom “had her boobs out” and her sister Kourtney breast feeds, but at least “covers herself” and does not have her “boobs exposed.” Because if there’s one thing Kardashian sisters stand for, it’s modesty!

After the jump, see Kim’s backpedaling on Twitter: Keep reading »

“Annexed,” A Tale Of Anne Frank’s Hot — And Fictional — Sex Life

Anne Frank‘s hormones are not the first thing that comes to mind when one remembers the world’s most famous teenage girl. But Sharon Dogar, a young adult author, has made it so in a fictionalized version of Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. Annexed is an allegedly a “racy diary” about Anne’s relationship with Peter Van Pels, who hid from the Nazis alongside the Frank family in an Amsterdam office building — including a story about the youngsters having sex. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Tennessee Church Kicks Lesbian Softball Coach Out Of The League

  • Hmm, what do you think God would say about this? A lesbian softball coach says her team was kicked out of a church league because of her sexuality. Jana Jacobson said a minister from Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN, told her she and her team, which has gay and straight members, were not welcome to play in its softball league because it might look like the church was condoning the “gay lifestyle.” [Fox News]
  • An advisory committee for the Food & Drug Administration has recommended approval for ella, a morning-after pill that works up to five days after unprotected sex. The current morning-after pill, Plan B, only works up to three days after your condom ripped. [CNN]

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