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Today’s Lady News: 50 Percent Of Elementary School Teachers Hear Sexist Comments At School

  • Almost 50 percent of elementary school teachers surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say they have heard sexist comments in their school. Nearly the same percentage of teachers surveyed said they heard the word “gay” frequently used in a negative way (such as “that’s so gay”). We’re talking about elementary school here, folks. [GLSEN: Playgrounds & Prejudice]
  • Samantha Garvey, a high school senior and semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search competition who has been living in a New York homeless shelter, will be a guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Samantha’s currently waiting to hear back from admissions at Yale and Brown. [Think Progress]
  • I’m sure you were all breathlessly waiting to hear what Jim Bob Duggar (that reality show dude who got his wife knocked up, like, 37 times) had to say about the transgender Girl Scout. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Why It Doesn’t Matter Who Khloe Kardashian’s “Real” Father Is

Khloe Paternity Drama
Is Khloe's biological father Kris Jenner's former hairdresser? Read More »
Khloe Loves Lamar
Khloe Kardashian photo
Khloe Kardashian "found herself" when she met hubby Lamar Odom. Read More »
Khloe Slams "Haters"
After being photographed wearing no makeup, Khloe got slammed. Read More »
Khloe Kardashian photo

Ever since the Kardashians began dry-humping America’s living rooms, tongues have wagged over whether Khloe is a “real” Kardashian. That’s the word we (even we at The Frisky) have used: “real.” It’s easy to see why, visually: Khloe is taller and wider, bears little facial resemblance, and (to me, at least) is demonstrably more intelligent than her sisters. “Keeping Up The Kardashians” even addressed the rumors itself, sort of: in an episode a few seasons ago, Khloe demanded to know if she was adopted and forced Kris Jenner to take a DNA test.   Keep reading »

Simon Doonan Says Reality TV Is The Perfect Appetite Suppressant

Gay Men Don't Get Fat
Jessica loves Simon Doonan's new book, Gay Men Don't Get Fat! Read More »
Simon And Jonathan
Check out Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's kickass apartment. Read More »
Beautiful People
Simon Doonan's childhood became a comedy series on the BBC. Read More »
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Forget about “Mexican diet pills.” All Gay Men Don’t Get Fat author Simon Doonan says you need to get rid of that holiday heft is a “marathon of the Ks.” No, he doesn’t even say “Kardashians.” He just says “the Ks.” He’s that gay. [Queerty]

The French Can Even Sexualize Friggin’ Weight Watchers Ads

Gay Men Don't Get Fat
Jessica loves Simon Doonan's new book, Gay Men Don't Get Fat! Read More »
French Women Secrets
How French women stay hot when they're old! Read More »
French Weight Watchers ad photo
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First of all, we need to discuss: the French have Weight Watchers? Whatever happened to French Women Don’t Get Fat? Zut alors! Excuse me while I call Le Boyfriend toute suite to inform him of this stunning factoid, as his most beloved leisure time activity is to sneer at Americans licking Cheeto dust from between their fingers.

But of course, since France does have Weight Watchers, they will find a way to make it sexy. Super-sexy. Phallic-foods-enticingly-fed-into-glossed-and-lipsticked-mouths-super-sexy. 

See images from the French Weight Watchers campaign after the jump:

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Is This “Mad Men” Ad Insensitive To 9/11 Victims?

Are Ad Men Jerks?
Vincent Kartheiser photo
Vincent Kartheiser, who plays a total jerk on "Mad Men," thinks so. Read More »
"Mad Men" Q&A
Bryan Batt photo
An interview with actor Bryan Batt, who plays Sal Romano. Read More »
Memories Of 9/11
Jessica recalls the morning of September 11, 2001, in NYC. Read More »
Mad Men ad photo

Oooh. That’s no good. Who thought this was a good advertisement to put in downtown Manhattan? I love “Mad Men” as much as the next latte-drinking, Volvo-driving, East Coast liberal and I know the image of man in a suit falling from the sky in the opening credits is powerful iconography tied to the show. But even I’ll admit this particular image is awfully evocative of 9/11 (emphasis on “awful”) and the victims who jumped from the Twin Towers to the deaths. To many people, myself included, a man in a suit falling from the sky like that can only mean one thing and, God bless Matt Weiner, but not acknowledging that is just a tad insensitive.  What do readers think? [Copyranter via Crushable]

Morning Quickies: Why Dolly Parton Showed Anderson Cooper Her Boobs

Dolly On Natural Beauty
Dolly Parton says her natural hair color is "dishwater." Read More »
Lamenting Double D's
Jessica Simpson and Dolly Parton complain about boobs on Twitter. Read More »
Makeup At 3am
Dolly Parton gets up at 3a.m. to start putting on makeup and doing her hair. Read More »
Evening Quickies
Obama has demanded to see 90-year-old Betty White's birth certificate. Read More »
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  • Dolly Parton showed her boobs to Anderson Cooper to prove the rose tattoo on her cleavage in “Joyful Noise” is fake. [People]
  • The rumored Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split is all but official, sources say. [Celebitchy]
  • An interview from Star magazine in the UK claiming to be Beyoncé’s first post-baby interview is “completely made up,” says her rep. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Paris Hilton is recording a new album. Thank God almighty. [Starpulse
  • Sixty-seven days, seven hours and 28 minutes until “Mad Men” returns.  I know this because there’s actually a countdown clock. [SecretsAreBack.com]
  • I’m obsessed with Butter London’s spring 2012 polish colors and names: Slapper, Bossy Boots, Trout Pout, Knackered and Disco Biscuit. Everyone else can go home. Butter London wins. Trout Pout is the best nail polish name ever. [Racked]
  • Dudes explain the appeal of the money shot, as if it needs explaining. [Em & Lo]
  • Watch a “Jeopardy” contestant guess “donkey punch” — a fictional sex act — as an answer. He was wrong, by the way. [Nerve.com Keep reading »
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