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Quote Of The Day: Sandra Bullock Questions The Existence Of Every Role She’s Ever Played

“Why is that young boys and men are unique and eccentric and mavericks when they’re different but women are ‘odd’ when we are eccentric or different?”

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Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Says She Won’t Run For President, Plans To Retire

  • Hillary Clinton told NBC’s Ann Curry she won’t run for president again and plans to retire after she wraps up her Secretary of State gig with Obama. [Politico]
  • All kinds of things were wrong with a front page story on the New York Times about the Roman Polanski case. The worst offense is how the author drew a parallel between Polanski giving a 13-year-old girl Quaaludes and raping her with the Woody Allen film, “Manhattan,” in which Allen’s character is dating an 18-year-old played by Mariel Hemingway. Thirteen and 18 are two entirely different universes when you’re talking about maturity levels, not to mention one was real life and one was a movie. [New York Times]
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    How Not To Embarrass Yourself While Applying For A Job

    Rough day today? You simply must read The New York Timesprofile of twin sisters Kristy and Katie Barry, age 24, who provide a solid eight minutes’ worth of entertainment. Kristy and Katie graduated from Rutgers last year, they’ve applied to 150 jobs, and they still haven’t landed that dream job in journalism— either sports reporting or having their own TV show.

    The twins, who work as bartenders and dog walkers, have tried all the usual job search tactics—you know, mailing a package of chocolate-covered peanut butter balls to potential employers, befriending editors on Facebook, taking improv classes and playing softball to hunt for leads. No luck! Are you shocked? Keep reading »

    Sorry, Meghan McCain, But You Don’t Get An Award For Not Being A Bigot

    Following Meghan McCain‘s tweets has always been a strange endeavor. Under the Twitter handle mccainbloggette, Sen. John McCain’s 24-year-old daughter is as likely to tweet “God bless the troops!” as she is “Off to Perez Hilton’s party!” She doesn’t tackle many tricky political issues, but follow her Twitter feed and read her columns for The Daily Beast and it’s clear there is one social issue dear to her heart: gay rights. The girl’s a Grade-A fag hag — there’s no question about it. Just read how aflutter she got this weekend, tweeting while thousands of people marched in Washington, D.C. for marriage equality. Keep reading »

    The Friday Roundup: It Happened This Week On The Frisky

    Damn you, world. Don’t you know those of us who work in the media, like everyone else, likes to take things slow on Friday? We don’t like it when things actually happen, ’cause that means we have to pretend we’re still coherent and work! Don’t give Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, when all us want is to go home, have a few drinks and see “Couples Retreat.” And don’t have your baby, Heidi Klum. And don’t go on “The View”, showing everyone in America that ginormous, tacky 9-carat rock on your finger, Khloe Kardashian …. Keep reading »

    Today’s Lady News: Ralph Lauren Model Loses Stomach In Tragic Airbrushing Accident

  • Ralph Lauren model Filippa Hamilton has a stomach, really she does! Don’t let this airbrushed-to-sh*t Ralph Lauren ad on the left fool you. [Daily Mail]—At least the company apologized, sort of. A spokesman for Ralph Lauren said “we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body.”
  • A transsexual with gender dysphoria in England who has been living as a woman for the past 10 years has been fighting since 2006 for the UK’s National Health Service to pay for her breast implants. The woman, known only as “C,” has already undergone hormone treatments to become more feminine but said a boob job is essential to her identity. [UK Telegraph]
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    Will You Tell Your Kids You Didn’t Inhale?

    This is the most bad-ass story my mom has to tell you: Before she married my dad, she dated a guy who rode a motorcycle and she smoked a puff of marijuana with him. She didn’t get high. The End! My dad has never smoked pot, ever, and neither parent experimented with any other drugs. It’s like the ’60s came and went and both my parents missed it.

    The addiction clinic, Hazelden, recently released a study which said 33 percent of teens reported their parents haven’t talked to them about their own drug use. Of the parents that haven’t yet told their kids about that time they ate three pints of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting, the majority (74 percent) cited the old parenting chestnut: “Do as I say, not as I do.” Keep reading »

    It’s National Pro-Life Cupcakes Day!

    Cupcakes! Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Makes me think of Sex and the City … birthday parties … sugary frosting … abortion.

    Wait … wha?! Unless this is a big joke and I am just very gullible, Cupcakes For Life is a website that’s celebrating National Pro-Life Cupcakes Day today by staging a birthday party for the unborn babies of abortion. Cupcakes For Life suggests you bring a tray of cupcakes in for a group of people who, naturally, will ask, “Cupcakes! Whose birthday is it?” Then you, the cupcake baker, are supposed to say, “It’s no one’s birthday. These cupcakes represent the 50,000,000 children who weren’t allowed to be born, who never had a birthday.” The helpful “cupcake ideas” page offers suggested frosting slogans, like “Thou shalt not murder” and “abortion kills.” Keep reading »

    Cute Overload: The Cutest Animals Ever In Miniature

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    Mini hedgehogs! Mini pigs! There’s a whole lilliputian animal kingdom out there.

    Do we think scientists should focus on curing diseases instead of engineering the world’s cutest animals in miniature form? Yes! But do we want a mini hedgehog? Yes! Every animals is cuter when you can fit it in your purse…or your contact lens case.

    Today’s Lady News: Behold “Crazy Cat Lady,” The Board Game

  • Let me guess—all the crazy cat lady game pieces in the oh-so-ironic “Crazy Cat Lady Game” are single? [Urban Outfitters]
  • A former patient of Dr. Phil McGraw, Oprah’s self-help guru, has accused him of sexual assault. Shirley Dieu filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming Dr. Phil trapped her in his production office and groped her breast. [NY Daily News]
  • Were you appalled yesterday when you learned that after November 1st in Oklahoma, all data regarding a woman’s abortion will appear online per state law? Then brace yourself, dearies. Here’s some of the utterly useless information that state is collecting about each woman who wants to terminate her pregnancy: date of her abortion; county in which abortion is performed; her age; her marital status; her race; her years of education; her state of residence; her total number of previous live births, miscarriages and abortions. SCARY.[Think Progress]
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