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Goldie Hawn Recalls Sexual Harassment On The Casting Couch

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“I go to this big Park Avenue apartment; I’ve never been in so much wealth … He [writer Al Capp] thunders through the door … and he said, ‘Well I’m going to slip into something more comfortable.’ And something went off in my brain like, ‘More comfortable? OK, well I guess that means he’s going to go in and take off his raincoat.’ So he comes in in a dressing gown and he sits down on the couch and I’m thinking, ‘This isn’t looking too good.’ … He opened up his dressing gown and I looked at it. … It was scary. I said, ‘Mr. Capp I will never get a job like this.’ And he said to me, ‘Oh, I’ve had them all.’ And I said, ‘Well, it doesn’t matter, but I’ll never do this,’ and he said, ‘Well, you’re never going to get anywhere in this business, you should go home and marry a Jewish dentist.’ And I started to cry and I said, ‘Well maybe I will.’ … [Years later] I was able to send Mr. Capp a telegram. I was doing ‘Laugh-In’ at the time, so I was pretty established … and I said, ‘Well congratulations, I guess I didn’t have to marry a Jewish dentist after all.’”

– Goldie Hawn opens up to Oprah (of course) about being 19 years old and propositioned on the casting couch by TV writer/humorist/cartoonist Al Capp. She apparently was approached walking down a New York Street by a casting director who set up a meeting with Capp — but upon arriving at the meeting, she realized Capp was asking for some quid pro quo. Props to Goldie for not giving in or ditching her dreams entirely after being sexually harassed. I feel sorry for all the other actresses this creep supposedly bedded (if he was not, in fact, bullshitting that part). [ Starpulse]

Evening Quickies: The President Demands 90-Year-Old Betty White Produce Her Birth Certificate

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  • Ninety years ago today, Betty White came into the world … or did she? In a 90th birthday card, the president demands that Betty produce a long-form copy of her birth certificate. She is pretty vivacious for 90. [NYMag.com]
  • In honor of Betty’s 90th, here’s a collection of her sexiest and funniest quotes! [TresSugar]
  • A Martin Luther King, Jr. Day strip club flyer for an “I Have A Dream Bash” has, predictably, inspired outrage. [Nerve.com]
  • Paula Deen discusses her recent Type 2 diabetes diagnosis on “The Today Show.” [Crushable]
  • How to say “I love you” in 30 different languages. Awwww! [Ecosalon]
  • New couple alert! Tyra Banks has got herself a new boo in Bali, where she vacationed earlier this year after splitting with her longtime boyfriend. No word on who the new guy is, but good luck to TyTy for trying to make it work long distance. Wonder if she’s read Eat, Pray, Love… [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Sexist “Letterman” Comedy Booker Removed From Job

  • The “Late Show With David Letterman” comic booker who made a sexist comment about female comedians in the New York Times this weekend has been removed from his job. Eddie Brill, who booked comics for the past 11 years and only booked one female comic on the show during all of 2011, told the newspaper he didn’t feel most female comics were “authentic.” He was reportedly removed from his post for speaking to the press without authorization, however — not for the content of his comments. [Mirth Mag]
  • Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., included LGBT folks in her call for unity in a speech in Atlanta on the celebration of her father’s birthday. [The GA Voice]
  • The New York Times takes a look at the historical role of priests’ wives. [NY Times] Keep reading »

5 Genres Of Books To Try Reading In 2012

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New Year, New You at The Frisky has focused on ways to improve our outward appearance by dressing more adventurously, dragging our doughy carcass to spin class, and upping the fabulosity quotient. It’s also explored how to grow in relationships and at work through standing up for ourselves, being more productive, and making the first move. But what about our inner world? After we’ve found the perfect shade of red lipstick, cleaned out our closets, and told a passive-aggressive friend to chill out, what comes next? Well, I propose in 2012 that we try to expose ourselves to newer genres of literature we’ve never experienced before. It’s fine to read the blockbuster novel du jour that make the bestseller list — i.e. The Da Vinci Code, The Pillars of the EarthThe Hunger Games, etc. — but this year, why not try something new? Keep reading »

Carey Mulligan Wisely Doesn’t Read Anything People Write About Her Online

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“I really try not to read anything [online], and then occasionally I will be completely self-destructive, once every six months, and it’s really horrible. Sometimes people write the most ghastly things, and it makes you feel like crap … A while ago I read some stuff, and it was tons of people all saying I wasn’t beautiful enough to be an actress. And I thought, well, that’s not what you’re meant to be. I’ve never aspired to play a character that was beautiful.”

– I want to hate Carey Mulligan because I’m madly jealous she filmed “Shame” with my boyfriend Michael Fassbender, which, of course, involved lots of physical proximity to the most handsome man alive. But then she opens her mouth and says stuff like this and I can’t help but love her. There is nothing wrong with playing a character whose sole purpose is to be beautiful. But I’m impressed with Carey that she’s so young (26) and already striving for something deeper. [Guardian UK]

Morning Quickies: Kim Kardashian Planned Her Own Marriage Proposal

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  • Oh, damn: Kris Humphries says Kim Kardashian planned her own wedding proposal and was not surprised by how he popped the question whatsoever. Kris proposed to Kim during the middle of the day (for good lighting) in a room in her mansion while her show was filming (so her hair and makeup were done). He said he would have preferred to propose in Minnesota privately but that idea was shot down by Kim and show producers. [RadarOnline]
  • Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner are dunzo after two years together. Sources say that Brody wanted a “career” but Avril wanted him to trail around and support hers. [US Weekly
  • The Situation is being sued by a clothing company called Serious Pimp for not adhering to a $25,000 deal to wear their undoubtedly classy tee shirts on “Jersey Shore” and promote them on Twitter. [NYmag.com The Cut]
  • Elisabetta Canalis — aka ex-girlfriend of George Clooney — is now dating Steve-O from “Jackass.” If you’re wondering about the downgrade, Steve-O is apparently now “sensitive” and “introspective” since becoming sober. Whatever works for you, Elisabetta. [Evil Beet Gossip] Keep reading »
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