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Mindy Kaling Isn’t Dumb Just Because She’s Girly

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Mindy Kaling defends this disrespected genre. Read More »
Mindy Kaling Facts
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Five things you should know about "The Office" star. Read More »
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“I think people still think that I’m like my character [on "The Office"], or that because I like girly things and I have a lilt in my voice that I’m dumb. But I don’t think you can be dumb and write a big chunk of a TV show. … I think of myself as a smart and funny person, but I am very girly, and in the past I’ve been hurt by people who criticise me for liking things they think are beneath me, like shopping or whatever, and the people who give me the hardest time about it are women. I think it may be because there are so few women in comedy and so there’s a feeling that we shouldn’t sell women out, but I don’t see talking about fashion as selling women out.”

Mindy Kaling on the misperception that a smart girl also can’t like “girly” things like fashion, makeup and boys (!!!). Interestingly, this is a view held by Vogue editrix herself Anna Wintour. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

Yes, Herman Cain, “Princess Nancy” Is A Sexist Way To Refer To Nancy Pelosi

Cain Getting Handsy?
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Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Read More »
Sexism Vs. Pelosi
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Nancy Pelosi portrayed as the Wicked Witch of the West. Read More »
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With seemingly a new woman coming forward every day detailing sexual harassment by Herman Cain, you might think the GOP wannabe presidential candidate would try not to look like a jerk. But during last night’s GOP debate, Cain referred to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as “Princess Nancy” while grousing about Congress. The audience chuckled and clapped; the (all white) dudes flanking Cain on either side looked uncomfortable. “Princess” is a disrespectful way to refer to a powerful, take-no-prisoners woman without calling her a “bitch” and suggests she doesn’t do what she does in Congress because it’s her job but because, oh, she’s such a princess!

Herman Cain is a sexist pig. It’s time for him to drop out of the race already.  [Washington Post] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Ashton Kutcher Mistakenly Defends Ousted Penn State Coach

Ashton Cheating?
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Cheating rumors have dogged Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore since fall 2010. Read More »
Meet Sara Leal
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Meet Sara Leal, who Ashton Kutcher may have cheated with. Read More »
  • Ashton Kutcher, who has focused his charity work with Demi Moore on stopping child sex trafficking, tweeted support for Joe Paterno, the Penn State coach who was fired for covering up after being heavily criticized for not doing more to bring allegations of sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to the attention of authorities. [I updated the previous line and the line below to more accurately reflect the nuances of the situation. -- Editor] “How do you fire Jo Pa #inslut #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.” Ashton quickly apologized — and apologized profusely — when followers pointed out why Joe Paterno was canned for covering up child rape. The tweets have since been deleted off his feed. [ONTD]
  • Glamour magazine has been running their “Jake” column for 56 years — what’s become of all those dudes? [NY Observer]
  • The Olsen twins are selling $4,000 anklets for The Row, as they do. [Styleite] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Did Kim Kardashian & Amber Rose Partner-Swap?

Kim's Dating Timeline
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From Ray J to Reggie Bush to hubby Kris Humprhies. Read More »
Kanye & Amber In Paris
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Some might call this look "gaudy." Read More »
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  • Did Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose swap partners after their 2010 breakups? Amber Rose said that around the time she and Kanye West broke up, Kim and Reggie Bush broke up, too. And since celebrities all know each other or something, they all crossed paths. Amber was open about her hookup with Reggie, saying “we were each other’s rebounds. It was brief and it was nice, he’s a great guy.” She was a bit more coy about Kim and Kanye, though squealing, “Come on, like, you know! Come on!” sounds like a non-affirmation affirmation to me.  [NY Daily News]
  • Speaking of Kim K, she and Kris Humphries are already fighting in the previews for “Kourtney and Kim Take New York.” It’s like a train wreck. I can’t look away! [Bossip]
  • Justin Bieber is auctioning off his pet snake, a boa constrictor named Johnson, because that’s what a person does with his beloved pet. [MTV News]
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Today’s Lady News: You Can’t Ban Gay Teens From Dating, Utah

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  • The American Civil Liberties Union sent a little FYI to school superintendents across Utah, warning them that “banning” students from dating other students of the same sex is unconstitutional. As in, they can’t do it. The ACLU was prompted to send the reminder when a female student was reportedly asked to leave a school dance because her date was also a girl. [Advocate]  
  • Rush Limbaugh called Herman Cain accuser Sharon Bialek a “babe” and made a slurping sound. I can’t even … [Huffington Post]
  • Blogger Amanda Hess explains the public perception of what makes a sexual harassment lawsuit (“nice earrings!”) and what actually does. [GOOD] Keep reading »

Vera Wang Will Have You Know She’s Not A Marriage Counselor

Kardashian Divorce
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It was 72 whole days of wedded bliss! Read More »
Brides In Vera Wang
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Kim Kardashian and 15 other celebs who wed in Vera Wang. Read More »
Kim's Dress Knockoffs
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You can buy a knockoff of Kim's wedding dress at David's Bridal. Read More »
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“Oh please, stop. I’m not a marriage counselor.”

—So said Vera Wang, the wedding dress designer to the stars, when asked about Kim Kardashian‘s 72-days-of-wedded bliss. Wang designed the three — yes, three — wedding dresses for Kim’s blessed day and is supposedly still knocking off two of those gowns for David’s Bridal. Anyone else concerned they might be hexed? [WWD via The Gloss]

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