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Motherhood Only Makes Ani Di Franco More Radical

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“I do a lot of interviews where people ask, ‘Now that you’re all happy and content are you going to lose your edge?’ Like there’s nothing edgy about being a mom. Which means that as we all become parents, songs are not written for us anymore, and we have to relive our youth to get off on music or something. Where is the music of where you get older? To be content and secure in your personal life doesn’t make you lose your edge so much. For me it almost gives me more fuel to be radical, to be political, to be fighting the good fight because you have something to stand on. When you’re all wrapped up in your personal foibles it’s hard to have any energy for changing the world or whatever. But now I feel more energized because I have that support system behind me.”

It isn’t hard to impress me when it comes to Ani Di Franco. But I want to send this interview with Ani on Bitch‘s web site to every mama that I know. She reminds me of something the iconic feminist Gloria Steinem often says, which is that women grow more feminist with age. I can absolutely see how bringing a child into the world — a daughter, in Ani’s case — gives you that extra push to make it a better place. [Bitch Magazine] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Kobe Bryant Accused Of Banging 100 Women Who Aren’t His Wife

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  • Vanessa Bryant claims she’s splitting from hubby Kobe Bryant because he slept with 10 women a year during their 10-year marriage, which would mean his grand total of mistresses numbered over 100. Somewhere, Tiger Woods is getting down on his knees and bowing his head. [The Young Black & Fabulous]
  • And from the I Can’t Even Deal With This files: TMZ interviewed a five-year-old “Toddlers & Tiaras” star and the little girl called her three-year-old rival a hooker. [The Gloss]
  • Speaking of quality television: “16 & Pregnant”? “Teen Mom”? Pssshaw. A reality TV casting company is now casting for a show about 30-something grandmas. [Crushable]
  • Adele will cover American Vogue‘s March 2012 issue. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Sent Out Joint Xmas Card

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  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are so serious they sent out a joint Christmas card. Damn. Didn’t see that one coming. [Celebuzz]
  • Radar Online claims “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong filed for divorce from her late husband Russell Armstrong because Bravo execs refused to let the couple appear on the show. Russell Armstrong was reportedly sending “blistering letters and emails” to Bravo execs, but more importantly, physically abusing his wife. [Radar Online]
  • Victoria’s Secret model Kate Upton and Jets QB Mark Sanchez are schtupping, sez Page Six. [New York Post]
  • Animals wearing yarmulkes! Animals wearing yarmulkes! [BuzzFeed]
  • Reporters followed President Obama into a Best Buy, where they then revealed Sasha and Malia’s Christmas presents. [Yahoo] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Politician Trying To Ban Gay Marriage Caught Committing Adultery

  • Anti-gay Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch has stepped down amongst allegations of an affair with a Senate staffer. Hmm, this throws a wrench in plans she and other GOPers in the state had to ban gay marriage, doesn’t it? An “apology” issued by the state’s gay community for breaking up Amy Koch’s traditional marriage is absolutely priceless (emphasis mine): Keep reading »

“Mob Wives” Season Two Promises To Be Even Trashier, If That’s Possible

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Mob Wives.” It’s my pop culture guilty pleasure, even though it’s offensive to everything I hold dear. Female friends constantly fighting with each other? Check. Men who abuse their male privilege by making the women in their lives jump through hoops to keep them happy? Check. Egregious overuse of lip fillers, leopard print, and tough titty New Yawk accents? Check, check and check. But I’m not going to lie. I watch every episode. And I pick up stuff like “I’m going to cut hair off with her own scissors.” [VH1.com]

Sarah Palin Pooh-Poohs The Obama Christmas Card

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President Obama's Christmas card photo

Sarah Palin has a beef with the presidential Christmas card: a simple portrait of the Obamas’ dog Bo by the fireplace with the line “From our family to yours, may your holidays shine with the light of the season.”  The puppy-pooh-poohing politico told Fox News it is “odd” that the Obamas’ card depicts Bo instead of “family, faith and freedom” — which is what all of us are aiming for when we take our holiday pics at GlamourShots, amirite? Palin also said (yes, she kept talking) that Americans can appreciate “American foundational values illustrated and displayed on Christmas cards and on a Christmas tree,” so why can’t the First Family? I’m pretty sure her rant is supposed to translate to “Muslim Muslim Muslim Muslim Muslim COMMUNIST.”

Girlfriend needs to take a chill pill or Santa is going to put a lump of coal in her stocking. [Los Angeles Times] Keep reading »

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