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Frisky Rant: Want To “Save Marriage”? Stop Telling Women What To Do

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Conservatives’ stance on marriage hasn’t ever much suited me. The so-called value they profess the loudest is “Preserving And Protecting Traditional Marriage” — it sat at number one atop the 2012 GOP platform — and is of course coded language for marriage between a man and a woman.

Their PR strategy for pushing traditional marriage is pretty firmly focused on accusing LGBTQ couples of not being “natural.” Obviously this boner for “saving marriage” is just a cover for bigotry towards LGTBQ folks. But having recently gotten married — to a man — I’m noticing more and more how conservatives meddle in heterosexual marriage, too.

Ladies, you haven’t won the game just because you have a ring on your finger!  You are also probably doing something wrong right this minute!

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Nigella Lawson Barred From Flying After Drug Admission

  • Oh, this is some bullshit: Nigella Lawson was reportedly blocked from flying out of the UK by British Airways because she publicly admitted to drug use. Was Amy Winehouse ever banned from flying? [Update: Apparently, yes!] Charlie Sheen? Anyone from the Rolling Stones or Aerosmith? Come the fuck on, people. [Page Six]
  • Farrah Abraham wants Jessica Alba to play her in a movie version of her new erotica, Celebrity Sex Tape: In The Making. Good luck with that one, kid. [Celebuzz]
  • Beyoncé once complained about a Bergdorf Goodman employee posting a picture on Instagram of her shopping for jewelry and the woman got fired. [Page Six]
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Nirvana Musical Is “Very Likely,” Says Courtney Love

  • Courtney Love said she and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean have agreed that a “respectful but honest” Nirvana musical is “very likely.” I’m still going to take everything Love says with a grain of salt, especially since it’s unclear whether the other members of Nirvana would be so on board. [Rolling Stone]
  • The hippie dippie psychologist who invented the term “conscious uncoupling” speaks! [New York Times]
  • Miley Cyrus is not pregnant, so that’s a relief. [US Weekly]
  • Comedienne Amy Schumer talks season two of (duh) “Inside Amy Schumer.” [Splitsider]
  • Hipster-ized celebrities? Yes, please! [Design Crowd]
  • An at-home Kardashian-level makeup job only take 17 products, 10 brushes and half an hour … [Into The Gloss] Keep reading »

Brad Pitt To Produce Movie About Steubenville & Hacktivist Group Anonymous

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  • Brad Pitt and his producing team have bought the rights to the Rolling Stone article, “Anonymous Vs. Steubenville,” about the online hacktivist group who brought nationwide attention to the sexual assault of a teen girl by members of the Steubenville High School football team. The article focuses on Deric Locstutter, one of the hacktivists within Anonymous, and how he faced jail time for exposing the coverup of the assault, rather than the issues directly pertinent to rape culture. I’m happy to hear the story won’t disappear into history, but I’ll hold off judgment until I see how it’s handled. [Daily Dot]
  • Administrators of a Catholic hospital in Oklahoma have directed all doctors to stop prescribing contraceptives for birth control. I guess everyone needs to lie about having bad cramps now, huh? [The Nation] Keep reading »

Johnny Weir Accused By Ex-Hubby Of Sending Naked Sexts To Other Men Over Grinder

  • Radar Online is claiming that Johnny Weir’s soon-to-be-ex-husband Victor Vonorov discovered the skating star sent naked photos and sexts via Grindr to other men while they were still married. Uh oh. The pair announced this month that they would split after two years of marriage (and at least one domestic abuse biting incident). [RadarOnline]
  • “You’ve Got Time” songstress Regina Spektor and her husband have welcomed a baby boy. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • 15 women-driven web series that could be the next “Broad City”! [IndieWire]
  • Kristen Gore — yes, daughter of Al Gore — is writing an HBO comedy called “Women In Space” about women on a mission to colonize a new planet. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Nonagenarian style icon Iris Apfel is selling over 800 pieces of vintage jewelry and accessories over at One Kings Lane. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Alanis Morissette May Or May Not Have Been The Victim Of A Dognapping

  • Alanis Morrisette claims a housekeeper that she fired is holding her pet dog, Circus, hostage and refusing to give him back unless she gets cash money. The housekeeper claims Alanis and her hubby abandoned the dog. Just give the stupid dog back! Stealing other people’s pets is not cool. [TMZThe Hollywood Gossip]
  • Even this baby elephant thinks Kim Kardashian is annoying. [Page Six]
  • [Redacted Major Character Killed Off On "Scandal" Recently] did a piece for BuzzFeed about what it’s like being killed off on “Scandal.” Big spoiler! [BuzzFeed]
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Carmen Carrera has spoken out about the use of the word “shemale” on the show. [Advocate] Keep reading »

Black Women’s Hair Is Under More Scrutiny With The Army’s New Grooming Regulations

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  • The Army released new regulations on Monday for hair and grooming which seem to specifically target Black women’s hairstyles. The new regs now forbid braids or cornrows larger than a quarter of an inch (dreadlocks and twists have already been banned since 2005). As a result, Black women who wear their hair this way have to either get a new hairstyle or cover it with a wig. [Huffington Post]
  • Hobby Lobby is fighting the Obama administration not to pay cover contraception for women in their health care plan, but they seem to have no problem at all investing in contraception makers with their retirement funds. [Mother Jones] Keep reading »

Cute Puppy’s Tongue Slobbers All Over Cute Baby’s Face

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Kiss, Kiss

Not much is rough about being a cute baby … except when the family pets want to lick your face. And lick your face. And lick your face some more. This poor kiddo is not feeling it, but people off-camera (Mom and Dad, perhaps) keep coaching the bulldog puppy to go to town. Don’t think they didn’t know they had a viral video on their hands! I want to go give this poor child a bath. [YouTube]

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

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Stephen Stands His Ground

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true “Colbert Report” fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard conservative who “doesn’t see race.” A quick recap for those of you who were down a hole all weekend: in response to a news segment about racism towards Native Americans, someone from the Comedy Central Twitter account tweeted a joke about Asians referencing an older skit from a prior Colbert show about racism. Some people on Twitter freaked out over the perceived racist slight and created the hashtag #CancelColbert, which eventually started trending. Although at least from what I could see, many folks tweeting it were saying not to cancel “Colbert.”

On last night’s show in a segment called “Who’s Attacking Me Now?”, Stephen Colbert responded to #CancelColbert … or, as he put it, “the dark forces trying to silence my message.” Keep reading »

New Couple Alert? “The Americans” Co-Stars Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys Get Together

  • New couple alert? After tons and tons of speculation, “The Americans” co-stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have reportedly gotten together as a couple. [People]
  • Lindsay Lohan’s credit cards were declined while shopping in New York City this weekend. Whoopsies. [Page Six]
  • The guy who “Scandal” star Columbus Short punched in a bar fight is declining to press charges. [TMZ]
  • “Roseanne” star Sara Gilbert wed her longtime girlfriend, 4 Non Blondes musician Linda Perry, over the weekend. Mazel tov! [Page Six] Keep reading »
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