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Why Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

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We would read Simon Doonan’s grocery list if he published it. Fortunately the Barney’s creative director writes much, much more compelling reading! His new book is Gay Men Don’t Get Fat, a diet guide spoof of Why French Women Don’t Get Fat, that dippy book that suggested we all eat leek soup (and nothing else). Simon Doonan suggests America’s obesity problem is tied to all the macho male chefs cutting big slabs of steak meat. So how are the gays losing weight? By only eating “gay food” — sushi and macarons, of course. That’s the gay diet? Sign us up. [$15.49, Amazon.com] Keep reading »

New Definition Of Rape Approved By FBI Director

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“Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

This is the new, expansive definition of rape approved by the FBI last week, which will more accurately reflect how sexual assaults are tabulated by the government in its Uniform Crime Report. The FBI’s working definition of “rape,” created in the 1920s, had been roundly criticized by everyone from police chiefs, sex crime investigators, and victims’ advocate for only defining assault as “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.” That definition entirely left out male victims and ignored incidents when the victim was penetrated against his or her will orally, anally, with an object, and under the influence of drugs or alcohol (such as being roofied). As a result, the number of sexual assaults released by the FBI’s annual crime report drastically under-reported the crimes perpetrated in the country. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Beyoncé’s Birth Kept Man From Seeing His Newborn Babies

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  • Increased security at the New York City hospital where Beyoncé delivered baby Blue Ivy Carter this weekend kept one new daddy from seeing his newborn twins. Neil Coulon of Brooklyn said bodyguards kept him from seeing his prematurely born babies in the neonatal unit and kicked his relatives out of the waiting room. [TMZ]
  • A spoof video from “The Bachelor”‘s Ben Flajnik’s past has appeared on the internet. Called “Cream Dreams,” Ben sings about nocturnal emissions with lyrics like: ”Had to go to the doctor for having too many cream dreams. I said, ‘Doc, what’s the matter with me?’ He said, ‘I don’t know, but I’m going to write you a prescription for something.’ I looked at the note, and it said, ‘More females, baby!’ I’m having dreams of fine, fresh babies, coeds and teens, asleep in my bed, alone at night when I pull the covers up, and I hit the lights.” Um, ew. [Life & Style]
  • Snooki tweeted this weekend that she wants to “rape” Lady Gaga. Keeping it classy as always. [Twitter.com/Snooki]
  • Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott married Chris Tyrell of the band Love and Theft this weekend in upstate New York. The couple met as opening acts on Tim McGraw’s tour. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

This Is A Gratuitous Panda Video

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The BBC Women Of The Year list included a panda. Read More »
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If there is one useless fact to know about me, it’s that I am a connoisseur of panda videos on YouTube. I hope to turn it into a moneymaking venture some day. Don’t ask me how — I haven’t thought that far ahead. This clip is maybe a 5 out of 10 on the cuteness scale. If you want a 9 out of 10, watch this one. Don’t ask me how I devised that ranking system, either. I just know. [BuzzFeed]

Maggie Gyllenhaal Supports Planned Parenthood, Only Makes Us Love Her More

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“I’ve been a Planned Parenthood supporter my whole life — since my mom took me to a rally when I was in sixth grade. It’s chilling to think of this resource being taken away. I have a five-year-old daughter, and I’m pregnant with my second child. I know when my children are older, I will be taking them to events like the one I went to with my mom. I hope we’ll be celebrating our freedoms and rights, not fighting for them once again as we are now.”
Maggie Gyllenhaal penned a piece for Glamour magazine about her support for reproductive rights. She says her mother taught her and her brother Jake to always fight for what they believe in and she believes “every woman has the right to decide what she can do with her body.” I’m impressed a big Hollywood celeb like Maggie is taking the time to support Planned Parenthood; PP is one of the main providers of women’s health treatments like cervical cancer screenings and breast exams for low-income women, who might otherwise go without. Between that and this, can we all just agree Maggie Gyllenhaal is the best?  [Glamour]

Mindy Kaling Thought She Was Bill Clinton’s Type Because She’s “A Little Chunky”

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Leave it to Mindy Kaling to make meeting former President Bill Clinton on “The Today Show” sound adorable. And also leave it to Mindy Kaling to suggest she thought she could be Bill’s type because she’s “a little chunky.” That’s one way to look at it. [Team Coco]

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