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So Lame: Very Few 2012 Oscar Nominees Pass “The Bechdel Test”

What's The Bechdel Test?
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It's a test to see whether women are substantively represented in film. Read More »
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Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie, which she called “The Bechdel Test“:

  1. It has to have two women in it who have names,
  2. Who talk to each other,
  3. About something besides a man.

Bechdel’s point was that the majority of mainstream films relegate women to the role of “girlfriend,” “wife” or “princess in a tower who needs to be saved by a knight in shining arming” and this is problematic for women’s substantive representation in film. Unfortunately, 25 years later, a lot of movies still don’t pass the Bechdel test, including 2012 Oscar nominees. Keep reading »

Michelle Duggar’s Tips For A Happy Marriage Include Being “Financially Dependent” On A Man

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I won’t beat around the bush: “tips for a happy marriage” from Michelle Duggar are as bad as they sound.

In the season premiere of “19 Kids and Counting” this week, the reality TV mama (whose family is stumping for Rick Santorum) is filmed at a conference on how to have a happy, evangelical Christian marriage in which the man is the authority and head of the household.

Michelle passed out tips from her lecture to the audience and a viewer screengrabbed the advice, where it was posted on Television Without Pity. Not suprisingly, you might want to “keep a barf bag handy” as Faith Goes Pop blogger Lilit Marcus puts it, because Michelle Duggar’s happy marriage tips include become financially dependent on your husband, always keeping your hair did, watch your weight, and being more “loyal” to him than your family and friends.

You can read some of the more egregious tips from “7 Basic Needs Of A Husband” — the workbook off of which Duggar was reading — after the jump:    Keep reading »

What The Hell Is A “Babyccino”?

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Too hip for apple juice? Try a babyccino — a coffee drink for babies. It’s what all the urban lumberjacks in man buns are putting in their offspring’s sippy cups. 

According to the Brooklyn Paper, coffee shops in hipster neighborhoods are frequently requested to make a child-sized small decaf cappuccino for $2. Another popular “babyccino” recipe is steamed milk and foam with cinnamon sprinkled on top. One barista in Brooklyn said she sells as many as 10 babyccinos a day. Keep reading »

Woman With The World’s Largest Breasts Gets Her Inevitable “My Strange Addiction” Episode

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Sheyla Hershey has the world's biggests breasts at 38KKK. Read More »
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We’ve long been fascinated by/concerned for Sheyla Hershey, record holder of the world’s largest boobs. The 32-year-old Brazilian model carries around size 38KKK mammaries. (Or tried to, anyway. It turns out that carrying a gallon of silicone in your ta-tas is dangerous, which Sheyla learned the hard way when she developed a staff staph infection and had to have them removed.) We knew that with circus boobs this size, it was not long before Sheyla appeared on reality television. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: An Adele Sex Tape?!

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  • Does Adele have a sex tape?! A French gossip magazine called Public claims a paparazzo named Jean Claude Elfassi has a sex tape Adele filmed with an ex-boyfriend who’s trying to get back at her. We know Adele “always wants to have sex,” but that doesn’t mean she wants to film it! Somehow an Adele sex tape sounds like complete BS.  [ONTD
  • Chris Brown reportedly attended Rihanna’s birthday party and forced employees at the club to sign confidentiality agreements so they couldn’t speak to the press. [PopCrush]
  • Justin Bieber might have given Selena Gomez a “promise ring.” [Huffington Post]
  • Dianna Agron and Sebastian Stan are back on again! [Us Weekly]
  • On the perks and perils of car sex. [Nerve]
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Maya Rudolph Debuting Meatloaf Impersonation On “SNL,” Maybe

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That Whitney Houston impersonation is getting filed under “Too Soon” for, like, a year. But you know who is still alive who Maya Rudolph can impersonate when she hosts “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night? Oh, just a little actor and musician named Meatloaf. [NBC.com]

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