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Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The Trailer For “Wild”

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Reese Witherspoon Gets "Wild"

There’s no movie I’m anticipating more this year than “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir. Like, Reese Witherspoon wearing no makeup and lots of flannel in a fucking bush.Wild is the story of Strayed’s 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail as she struggles to leave behind drug use and a disappointing marriage, all following the death of her beloved mom. The trailer finally dropped today and, oh, does this look good. We only have to wait until December 5th until its in theaters. [YouTube]

#JusticeForJada: 16-Year-Old Texas Girl’s Alleged Rape Goes Viral With #JadaPose

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Justice For Jada

A 16-year-old girl in Houston, Texas named Jada has had her alleged rape photographed, posted on social media, and then mocked across the Internet with the tasteless hashtag #jadapose.

Jada — who has given KHOU 11 News in Texas permission to identify her first name and broadcast her face — attended a party last month at the home of a friend-of-a-friend. Jada said the teen boy hosting the party gave her a glass of punch, which she drank before passing out. She believes she was drugged.

Until she started receiving texts asking her if she was OK and seeing tweets, photos and Vines of her alleged rape posted online, Jada told KHOU that she had no idea what happened to her while she was passed out. And those images, might I remind you, could perhaps get the people sharing them busted for distributing child pornography. (KHOU blurs out the images in their broadcast posted above.) ”I had no control to say ‘no,’” Jada told the news station about what happened to her. “I didn’t tell anyone to take my clothes off and do what they did to me.”  Keep reading »

Ellen DeGeneres Sorta Kinda Confirms Ryan Gosling/Eva Mendes Pregnancy

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Is Eva Mendes Pregnant With Ryan Gosling's Baby?
Is Eva Mendes pregnant with Ryan Gosling's baby? Read More »
Pregnancy Confirmed?
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Somewhat reputable US Weekly has confirmed the Gosling/Mendes baby. Read More »
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Ryan Gosling lookalike fools fans in Detroit.
Bitch please, Amelia would not be fooled by this clown. Read More »
  • Ellen DeGeneres tweeted her congrats to maybe-expectant parents Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes on Wednesday night, saying, “That’s going to be the most beautiful, bilingual, part-superhero, well-dressed romantic baby ever.” The talk show host has a friendly relationship with both the actors, leading many to believe her tweets (in addition to US Weekly‘s report!) is a solid preggo confirmation. [Daily Mail UK]
  • The UK’s Daily Mail is standing by its freelance reporter who wrote that George Clooney’s future mother-in-law is disappointed her daughter isn’t marrying someone from the family’s Lebanese religious sect. Clooney blasted the report in a statement to USA Today, calling the story completely fabricated. The Mail apologized to Clooney, his fiancee and her mother and promised a “full investigation.” It has also removed the article from their web site. [Daily Mail UK]
  • “Orange Is The New Black,” “True Detective,” “Modern Family” and “American Horror Story: Coven” are the big nominees in this year’s 2014 Emmy nominations! [Celebuzz] Keep reading »

Mayor Fires Obstetrician Who Refused To Inform Patient Carrying Badly Deformed Fetus About Abortion

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  • The mayor of Warsaw, Poland, fired the obstetrician who heads a maternity hospital that refused to provide information about abortion to a patient carrying a badly deformed fetus. The patient was not told by the doctor, who is Catholic, where she could obtain an abortion before the 24th week of pregnancy (when abortion is legal in Poland in cases where the fetus is not growing normally). Thus, the patient delivered the baby, who was put into intensive care with brain deformities. Warsaw’s mayor (a woman!) said the doctor overreached her faith into a medical setting — and I wholeheartedly agree. If your “conscience” prevents you from doing your job properly, maybe you’re in the wrong career. [ABC News]
  • A pregnant woman in a Texas jail is being denied methadone, which is used to get off heroin. Being denied methadone, which is reportedly safe to be taken during pregnancy, could badly impact her pregnancy. [RH Reality Check]
  • This is an intense and beautiful comic about one woman and her rapist. [Medium] Keep reading »

YouTube Star Laci Green Tackles The Three Myths Of Feminism

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"Feminists Are Man-Haters, Man-Hatin' It Up"

Who is Laci Green and where has she been all my life? Like a sex-positive Disney star on speed, Laci hosts a YouTube channel called Sex+ where she covers everything from hymens and consent to buttplay and sex with disabilities. Laci is also a loud and proud feminist and yesterday she posted a video addressing three common myths about “The F Word” — that is, feminism. It’s more for the new-to-feminism types — like, say, your little sister — but I for one am really glad that chipper, upbeat and funny videos about feminism exist. [YouTube]

Britney Spears Without Auto-Tune Sounds Exactly Like You Would Expect [UPDATE]

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Gird Your Eardrums

UPDATE, 3p.m.: Bwah-ha-ha, someone else grabbed it. Here it is on Daily Motion. Quick, watch it before this gets taken down, too.

UPDATE, 2:45p.m.:  We regret to you inform you YouTube has taken this audio clip down, citing a copyright issue. Too bad. Trust us, it was terrible.  

I always knew that Britney Spears was held together with eyelash glue and rhinestones, but the extent to which her music is made consumable for the public has been artfully kept under wraps. Now the audio of her song “Alien” without the cosmetic enhancements of auto-tune has been released and it’s clear just how many little elves have been working behind the scenes. You’d get booted off “American Idol” right quick if you sang this badly! Nevertheless, veteran producer William Orbit gallantly took to Facebook to defend Brit, claiming the audio was simply a vocal warmup. He added, “Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.” Auto-tune or not, we have to agree with him! [YouTube; Facebook]

Farrah Abraham Is Opening A Froyo Shop And Her Logo “Coba The Poppin’ Boba” Is Beyond Creepy

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Where to start with this one? Farrah Abraham, erotic novelist and star of such films as “Backdoor Teen Mom” and several seasons of “16 & Pregnant,” is opening her own frozen yogurt shop in Austin, Texas. Starcasm has the “exclusive” story on this gamechanger: Froco Fresh Frozen will be a “family-friendly” eatery, many of the foods will be Greek yogurt-based, and it is opening on October 1st. Also, their graphic design budget for the logo looks to have been about $25, tops. That’s the brand’s creepy logo, a bug-eyed critter named Coba The Poppin’ Boba. First of all, I had to Google the word “boba” to find out that it’s another term for bubble tea — which doesn’t explain why Coba The Poppin’ Boba is at a frozen yogurt shop, but I guess whatever, right? The important thing is that Farrah’s singing/vagina mold career was not lucrative and girlfriend is grasping at straws. Bubble tea straws. I wonder if James Deen is invited to the opening? (Probably not.) [Starcasm via WetPaint]

George Clooney Calls Out Daily Mail For B.S. Story About His Fiancée’s Mom

  • George Clooney is hopping mad at the UK’s Daily Mail for allegedly fabricating a story about his fiancée’s mom. Yesterday, the rag reported that Baria Alamuddin, his lawyer love Amal Alamuddin’s mother, was unhappy that Clooney is not part of the family’s Lebanese religious sect. “She is in no way against the marriage,” Clooney said in a statement to USA Today. “The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous.” [Guardian UK]
  • Zoe Saldana thinks younger actresses shouldn’t “hike up your skirt too much” and stop playing dumb. [Fashion Magazine]
  • Ashton Kutcher whipped out his Indian accent again. Groan. [Celebitchy]
  • The White House squashed paparazzi photos taken of 16-year-old Malia Obama at a restaurant with her friends. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Grownups Don’t “Shush” Each Other

Frisky Rant: Grownups Don't "Shush" Each Other

About once a week, I “work from home,” which really means that I work from a coffee shop near my apartment. It’s a pleasantly balanced crowd — the other young professionals tapping on their laptops give it an “office away from the office” feel, but the parents with strollers and groups gathered around tables remind me I’m in a public space. I get my best work done with a nondescript hum in the background, hence why I rarely work from my actual home in my pajamas. It’s easy — no, ideal — for me to block out low volumes of noise in order to concentrate on my work.  In fact, I actually listen to a coffee shop sounds “white noise” audio on loop when I’m at The Frisky’s office.

So it was with great annoyance that last week I had the misfortune to sit next to a woman at my coffee shop WHO TALKED REALLY LOUD LIKE THIS BECAUSE SHE HAD NO SELF-AWARENESS ABOUT THE SOUND OF HER VOICE. Keep reading »

New Minnesota Law Prevents Pregnant Inmates From Being Shackled

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  • A new law just went into effect in Minnesota that bans the use of shackles and restraints on pregnant inmates and also allows them access to doulas. [RH Reality Check]
  • Jezebel.com recently announced the hiring of a new young editor who is white, while passing over a promotion of the deputy editor Dodai Stewart, who is Black.  [The Grio; Capital New York]
  • A new law in South Korea would protect young performers, such as K-Pop stars, from being coerced into sexualized portrayals. [The Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
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