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Morning Quickies: James Franco Pens Movie Review Of “Breaking Dawn” For Fancypants Literary Mag

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  • James Franco, artiste, reviewed “Breaking Dawn, Part One” for the fancypants literary magazine, The Paris Review, in which he says intellectual things like “Death comes pretty simply in the latest installment of Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ series, too: the conceit allows the filmmakers to get away with murder, literally.” [The Paris Review]
  • Derek Jeter hooks up with women and send them home the next day in a chauffered car bearing an autographed baseball in a gift basket. More hookups should come with gift bags, really. [New York Post]
  • Tyra Banks and her longtime boyfriend are dunzo, which prompted an “Eat, Pray, Love”-style spiritual retreat around Bali. [Madame Noire] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Kate Winslet Is Dating Someone Named “Ned Rocknroll”

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  • Kate Winslet dumped a male model while staying at Richard Branson’s private island, as you do. But the real story is that she she dumped him for a fellow with a very questionable name: Ned Rocknroll. Mr. Rocknroll is a nephew of Branson’s and changed his name from something far more common years ago (though God only knows why).  [Us Weekly]
  • Jessica Simpson inked a $3 million deal with Weight Watchers to drop her baby weight. Mind you, Jess hasn’t even pooped that baby out yet. [NY Post]
  • Lowe’s has issued a lame-o apologizing for yanking advertising from TLC over “All-American Muslim” because a Christian group in Florida pressured them. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • A “Twilight” flatiron is going too damn far, people. [Beauty Blogging Junkie]
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Today’s Lady News: PA Pulls Controversial Date Rape Drinking Ad

  • The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission has pulled a date rape awareness PSA that came under fire for appearing to blame the victims of date rape for drinking too much. The poster, which I wrote about last week, depicted a woman’s legs with her panties around the ankles and the words “02:19 A.M. She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.” [Ad Week]
  • Speaking of rape: atheists are distrusted as much as rapists, according to a study by the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon. Come on, people. Let’s redirect some of that mistrust at politicians, shall we? [Washington Post]
  • The state of North Carolina is considering ways to redress forced sterilizations of thousands of girls, boys, men, and women between the 1930s and the 1980s. People were sterilized for reasons like being poorly educated or having been raped and some were threatened that their family’s government aid would be revoked if they didn’t undergo the procedure. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Newt Gingriches Promises He Won’t Cheat On His Third Wife

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Politicians and peanut butter go together like infidelity and chocolate. Wait. Hmm. Oh, you know what I mean. Anyway, wannabe GOP presidential nominee Newt Gingrich is now supporting a pledge from a social conservative group called The Family Leader promising to be faithful to his wife. The candidate issued a statement saying he agrees with the following:

“I pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of other.”

Now, marital fidelity is a fine idea indeed for those who choose it; the thing is, he hasn’t. Gingrich is on Wife #3 and carried on an affair with Wife #2 while he lead the impeachment campaign against President Clinton. (Gingrich has also been accused of filing for divorce from Wife #1 while she was hospitalized for cancer, although his daughter disputes that claim.) Keep reading »

Hands Off! Alleged Subway Groper Gets Shot By Cop

It’s been rough going for men who grope women and girls on public transit. Last month, some creep on the New York City subway got the crap beaten out of him by college student Shayne DeJesus, who filmed the incident with her phone, and was ratted out to the po-po by his brother. And on Friday, an off-duty cop shot a 22-year-old man who allegedly groped an 18-year-old and a 13-year-old. Keep reading »

Salma Hayek Asked Jesus For Boobs

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“I was the youngest in class and all these girls were starting to get [breasts] and I wasn’t getting anything. I was really scared! I was getting teased a lot because everyone was older and I was the skinny tomboy. I went to a church that had a saint that was supposed to do a lot of miracles. I put my hands in the holy water and went: ‘Please, Jesus, give me some boobs!’”

– It looks like Jesus answered Salma Hayek‘s prayers — and then some! [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

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