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Frisky Reader Revealed: Cese_ED

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Cese_ED, one of our most prolific commenters.  Keep reading »

Michael Fassbender Snubbed For “Shame” Oscar Nomination Because America “Too Scared Of Sex”

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“In America they’re too scared of sex, that’s why he wasn’t nominated. If you look at the best actor list you’re saying, ‘Michael Fassbender is not on that list?’ It’s kind of crazy. But that’s how it is, it’s an American award, let them have it.”

– “Shame” director Steve McQueen on why his star, Michael Fassbender, was snubbed for an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. It’s so true, which is a sad, frustrating commentary on America’s aversion to honest depictions of sex on film. Might I remind you how “Blue Valentine” was initially rated NC-17 because it showed Ryan Gosling going down on Michelle Williams, but “Black Swan” had an R-rating even though it had a Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis sex scene? The thing is, “Shame” isn’t about “SEXY SEXYTIMES,” although, yes, there is a lot of sex in it. The film is actually about how addiction feeds on people trying to feel a gaping, painful hole in their spirit with something else. You know, like, a topic everybody can relate to?  

So, in conclusion, screw you, Oscars. [Press Association]

Morning Quickies: Rainn Wilson Tweets A Date Rape Joke

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Joking about raping women is cool with Facebook. Read More »
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Vinny debuted a rap song about "rapin' it." Read More »
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Prince Pierre of Monaco suffered a beatdown in a bar brawl. Read More »
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  • What the eff? Rainn Wilson — aka Dwight Shrute on “The Office” — tweeted a date rape joke. No. Just no. On Feb 12, Rainn tweeted, “If I were ever date raped I would want it to be to ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zepplin.” Maybe he thought this was meta-commentary? [Twitter.com/RainnWilson]  
  • A writer/comedian has offered a $1,000 prize to the first person who beats up Chris Brown. I don’t like Chris Brown either, but come on. That ain’t right. [The Gloss]
  • It’s a banner week for Lindsay Lohan: she’s been cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s made-for-TV movie “Liz and Dick.” [Starpulse]
  • Beyoncé reportedly moved her personal trainer into her home after Blue Ivy’s birth last month and wakes up at 5 a.m. for cardio sessions. This, women of America, is how celebs lose their baby weight so quickly. [Evil Beet Gossip Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Oscar Voters Are Mostly White & Male

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  • The 5,765 Oscar voters are an overwhelmingly white and dudely bunch: almost 94 percent Caucasian and almost 77 percent male, according to a Los Angeles Times study. The median age of Oscar voters is 62, with just 14 percent of the membership under age 50. [Los Angeles Times]
  • To that end, Viola Davis talks about the scripts that she gets from black filmmakers. [IndieWire]
  • Author Douglas Brinkley actually called New York Times’ reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book about the Obamas “chick nonfiction” because, he wrote, it is “not about politics, it’s about marriage.” Really? Chick nonfiction? Because marriage is a topic only “chicks” care about? [Huffington Post]  
  • Five sexual health services that insurance covers for men, like penile implants and vacuum erection devices. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Hot Monaco Royal Suffers A Princely Beatdown In Bar Brawl

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Prince Harry's been soaking up the American nightlife scene! Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Lindsay Lohan is hosting "Saturday Night Live" on March 3. Read More »
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  • Prince Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco — aka Grace Kelly’s grandson — got pummeled in a bar fight at a New York City club this weekend.  Pierre, 24, and richy-rich friends like Stavros Niarchos (Paris Hilton’s ex) were partying at a club called Double Seven and were apparently “being completely obnoxious” to a nightlife impresario and his pals. Fists started flying and now the prince’s face looks “broken, with deep cuts and blood everywhere.” Tsk, tsk. [New York Post]
  • Lady Gaga is guest starring on “The Simpsons” this spring in an episode where she learns the citizens of Springfield are running low on self-esteem. This does sound like a job for Gaga! [The FW]
  • Westboro Baptist Church — the ones that pickets outside gay soldiers’ funerals — tweeted a photoshopped pic that made it look like they were holding “God Hates Fags” signs outside of Whitney Houston’s funeral, which then got RTed by media outlets as if it were real. Whoopsies. [The Daily What]
  • Bethanny Frankel revealed this morning on “The Today Show” that she was recently pregnant for eight weeks before having a miscarriage. [People]
  • Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday already? Here’s a handy-dandy Mardi Gras drinking game for you then. [Modern Man]
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Politician Points Out How Virginia’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law Could Turn Abortion Providers Into Criminals

VA Abortion Bills
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Virginia wants to force women to have ultrasounds before abortions. Read More »
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One of the scariest anti-abortion bills in the U.S. right now is Virgina’s “mandatory ultrasound” bill, which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum and ultrasound probe. The doctor operating the transvaginal ultrasound will then reflect that image onscreen; women will be forced to undergo this procedure to have an abortion even if they don’t want it. There is absolutely no medical reason to do a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion, the bill doesn’t provide any exceptions for victims of rape or incest, and opponents of the bill have pointed out that it is, oh, you know, mandating doctors to sexual assault their patients.

Nevertheless, that scary bill passed Virginia’s House of Delegates last week.  Now one politician, Delegate David Englin, a Democrat, is trying to draw attention to the fact that if abortion providers are required to probe women with transvaginal ultrasounds against their will, ultimately these doctors will be punishable under VA’s “object sexual penetration statute.” Keep reading »

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