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Virginia Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” And “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Bills

Obama On Abortion
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Public Hanging?
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Virginia politicians advanced two extreme and extremely disturbing anti-abortion bills yesterday — Valentine’s Day, for God’s sake! One is a so-called “fetal personhood” amendment, which would criminalize all abortions by declaring that a fertilized egg is a person. 

The state’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed the “fetal personhood” bill, which now heads to the state Senate. If the bill passes the state Senate and is signed into law by Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, it would be the most sweeping criminalization of abortion in the United States. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Amber Riley Covers “I Will Always Love You” On “Glee”

J-Hud's Tribute
Jennifer Hudson delivered a gorgeous tribute to Whitney. Read More »
RIP: Whitney Houston
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Alcohol and Xanax?
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  • Here’s Amber Riley cover of “I Will Always Love You” on “Glee,” which was recorded before Whitney Houston’s death this weekend. Just like J-Hud, Amber has a big, booming, beautiful voice that does this song justice. [Us Weekly
  • Watch Taylor Swift’s video for “Safe & Sound,” her song off “The Hunger Games” soundtrack. I’m warning you, it’s depressing. [Update: it looks like the video has been pulled. Bummer, dude. Here's the song with some stills from the video on YouTube.] [The FW]
  • Charming Chris Brown told his Twitter haters to “f–k off” because “I got a Grammy!” [Celebuzz] Keep reading »

PETA Promises Veganism Will Make You “A Tantric Porn Star”

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PETA is launching a softcore porn site. Read More »
Brooke Hogan For Peta
Brooke Hogan got naked in a dog cage for PETA. Read More »
PETA's Anti T-Day Ad
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ ad campaigns are usually an 11 on the eyeroll scale, only a point behind Axe Body Spray. Their latest ad features a woman whose body is all covered up for once, but she’s wearing a neck brace because her little boyfriend from “Portlandia” “went vegan and knocked the bottom out of” her. And we get a solid eight seconds of the camera lingering on her derriere. 

While I don’t doubt that lying on your couch all day eating wings doesn’t make for good lovemaking, this PETA ad perhaps overstates the benefits of boning a vegan. Personally, every meat/dairy-abstaining dude I’ve ever boned was pale, sickly-looking and evangelical about getting me to eat raw cacao. Sexy? Not a chance. While I’m sure there are plenty of vegan/vegetarian dudes who are, heh, animals in the sack, methinks this body brace nonsense is just a tad wishful thinking. [YouTube via Yahoo]

Evening Quickies: Whitney Houston Memorial Canceled; Funeral Will Be Invite Only

RIP: Whitney Houston
Updated information on the passing of Whitney Houston. Read More »
Alcohol and Xanax?
Whitney Houston reportedly died from mixing alcohol and prescription drugs. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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  • A public memorial for Whitney Houston at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center this Friday has been cancelled at the request of the singer’s family. Instead, Whitney’s family is holding a private, invite-only funeral at a Baptist Church in Newark on Saturday at noon. [People, Huffington Post]  
  • Justin Bieber went on an adorable “date” with a six-year-old fan named Avalanna who is fighting a rare form of cancer. These pics are so cute. [PopCrush]
  • Hugh Hefner’s response to his 20-year-old son Marston’s arrest this weekend for domestic violence? “If they care about each other, they’ll patch it up.” Uh, wrong answer. [People]
  • Jada Pinkett Smith released a song on Facebook for her hubby Will. I guess they’re not so divorce-y after all? [Clutch Magazine]
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal might be breaking the rules at her local Brooklyn food co-op by not volunteering her time, although sources say she just does them in “private” areas, so as not to cause a commotion.  [Nerve] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Lady Republican Senators Support Contraception Compromise

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  • Two lady Republican senators — Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both  of Maine — have thrown their support behind President Obama’s compromise on birth control coverage in health care reform. [Feministing]
  • Problem with conservative women? They dress “frumpish” or like “two-bit whores.” Laura Bush, you’re on notice. [BuzzFeed]
  • Happy Valentine’s Day from the messed-up gendered messages permeating the minds of youth everywhere! [Sociological Images]
  • Some dude asked his laywer to propose to his girlfriend during a hearing about domestic violence. Dude couldn’t propose himself because he she has a restraining order against her him. And she said yes. Guy Girl … just no. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Breaking News: People Lie In Their Online Dating Profiles

Lies We've Told
19 stupid lies we've told dudes we dated. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »

I know you will all be shocked to read this, but some people lie in their online dating profiles. Yes, it’s true. It turns out that when people who are lovelorn and insecure try to impress complete strangers into one measly little $13 cocktail to ascertain if they would mutually like to bump uglies, their noses start growing longer than Pinocchio. Basically, everyone is just a liiiittle bit heavier than they claim to be in real life. Keep reading »

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