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Brace Yourselves For Yet Another Disney Princess

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You know what little girls don’t have enough of? PRINCESSES. The scarcity of doe-eyes, glass slippers, and pink frilly dresses is truly criminal. But children need not suffer anymore: Disney is introducing a new princess marketed towards two- to seven-year-olds. “Sofia The First,” a red-haired princess in an elegant purple gown, is getting her own TV movie and TV series that will air on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior. But Sofia is noteworthy not just ’cause she is a princess — because she is a girl princess. Up until now, all Disney princesses (like Jasmine, Snow White and Cinderella) have been adult women. Hopefully this means Sofia is concerned with something more important than scoring a ring from Prince Charming?  [NY Times] Keep reading »

A Charmingly Retro Necklace

Craft Time!
DIY necklaces that don't look DIY. Read More »

It’s not too easy to pull off bellbottoms these days. But if you’re itching for retro-inspired style without having to raid your aunt’s closet, a groovy necklace will do the trick.  This funky necklace by the French designers Les Coquettes has chic retro fashionista charms dangling from its chain. The blonde, the redhead and the pair brunettes will add retro flair to your modern everyday wear. Problem solved! [$34.99, ModCloth.com]

Morning Quickies: Lindsay Lohan Loses $10,000 In A Chanel Purse

Playboy Leaked
Lindsay Lohan's entire Playboy spread leaked online! Read More »
A Family Affair
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Little sis Ali tagged along to Lindsay's Playboy shoot. Read More »
Lindsay In Playboy
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Lindsay Lohan is posing nude for Playboy. Read More »
Lovers With Heath?
LiLo said Heath Ledger was the love of her life (at the time of his death). Read More »
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  • Lindsay Lohan left her Chanel purse in in a car while partying in Hawaii and got it back the next day, minus $10,000. Who carries around $10,000 in a purse? Also, how does Lindsay Lohan have $10,000? (Oh, wait, I forgot about Playboy.) [People]
  • Lowe’s pulled advertising on TLC’s new reality show “American Muslim,” about the day-to-day lives of average Muslims, after pressure from a Christian group called the Florida Family Association, which claimed the show “riskily hides the Islamist agenda.” Sigh. [Gawker]
  • Katy Perry spoofed Pippa Middleton on “SNL” this weekend and her cockney accent ain’t half bad. [Us Weekly]
  • Oh, and there were a lot of skit pitches in the “SNL” writers room about Katy’s boobs. They didn’t seem to make the show though. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

Bill Introduced To Ban Abortions Based On Sex & Race

Abortion Lies
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CPCs scolded for misleading women about abortion. Read More »
Black Men Targeted
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This anti-abortion billboard targets black men. Read More »
Womb Is "Dangerous"
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"The most dangerous place for a black person is in the womb." Whoa. Read More »
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Abortion rights are being screwed with yet again! The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act seeks to criminalize abortions based on the race or the sex of the fetus. That might sound good to some people: supporters of the bill quickly point out how many female fetuses are aborted in China, where there is a one-child policy in most areas and a nationwide preference for boys. However, a closer look at the bill reveals that it’s yet another tricky-dick move by abortion opponents to restrict abortion rights and make life more difficult for abortion providers. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Will & Jada Might Really Be Divorcing, You Guys

Separation Rumor
Rumor has it Will & Jada Smith have separated. Read More »
Marriage "Intact"
The Smith marriage is still "intact," they say, which sounds romantic. Read More »
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  • Sources close to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith say they are headed for divorce, as they fight “like cats and dogs” and sleep in separate bedrooms. If you recall, these same rumors dropped in August and the couple released a statement saying their marriage was still “intact.” I’m worried about poor little Willow Smith having to listen to the fights! [Hollywood Life]
  • Paris Jackson — that would be Micheal Jackson’s 13-year-old daughter — has been cast in her first film, called “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.” [World Of Wonder
  • Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s got hitched to her boyfriend, video director Barnaby Clay.  Wow, that’s the most amazing name ever. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Tech Execs Are (Almost) All Dudes

  • Executive positions in Silicon Valley are notoriously male-dominated, though this study reveals how dire the stats really are. Less than one out of every 28 executives in the tech field is a woman. Since tech companies are generally global, focus is more often on racial diversity rather than gender diversity. [New York Times]
  • Check out President Obama’s paternalistic, semi-condescending comments on the Plan B decision: “As the father of two daughters, I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine.” Obama won 56 percent of the female vote in 2008. Could recent backlash cost him much-needed female support in the next election? [ABC News]
  • Four ways the Plan B decision will hurt women of color. [ColorLines] Keep reading »
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