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Kate Winslet Would Be Fine If Her Son Was Gay

“I like being in the city. I like the diversity that my children are exposed to every day. I love the way their brains work. [My son] Joe turns to me the other day and says ‘One day I will have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling. Which would you prefer?’ And I said ‘My love, that would be entirely up to you, and it doesn’t make any difference to me.’ But that he knows! It’s a real privilege. Talk about the best education.”

Kate Winslet tells V magazine she wouldn’t care at all if her son was gay. What an awesome mama. Also, I love how her son calls her “darling”! [PopSugar] Keep reading »

NYPD “Rape Cop” Juror Is Cashing In

For the past year, the country has been following the sordid tale of the two NYPD “rape cops” who were accused of sexually assaulting a drunk woman whom they were called to remove from a taxi cab and take into her apartment. After a night of partying, the 27-year-old Gap employee was put into a cab by friends. She vomited on herself and was disoriented, so a cab driver called police to come to her aid. The cops who arrived on the scene helped her inside her place, but returned to her apartment several times over the course of the night to “check up on her.” Ex-officer Kenneth Moreno claimed he cuddled the blackout-drunk woman in her bed while she wore only a bra, although the woman herself claims he raped her and can recall her panties being removed. Moreno’s partner, Franklin Mata, allegedly hung out elsewhere in the woman’s apartment while Moreno was alone with her in the bedroom. The pair were also accused of faking 911 calls that would allow them to stay in the area near the woman’s apartment.

Shocking those of us who followed the case, Moreno was found not guilty of sexual assault. Jurors did not trust the victim’s memory because she had been blackout drunk; they also said they could not convict him due to a lack of DNA evidence. (Moreno had admitted on tape, when he was approached by the victim at his police station, that he had used a condom.) The surely-despondent victim released a sad statement after the verdict to say she was “devastated and disappointed by the jury’s decision.”

So it is in this environment that one of the jurors in the case, Patrick Kirkland, decided to cash in, publishing an article on the blog Gothamist called “Confessions of a ‘Rape Cop’ Juror,” for which he charged $1.99 on Kindle and $2.99 on PDF. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Calm Down, Kate Middleton Is Not Pregnant With Twins

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  • Kate Middleton is not pregnant with twins, you sick people obsessed with what’s going on in other women’s wombs. The palace denied a tabloid report that the Duchess is expecting, although it confirmed William and Kate do hope to have kids someday. [Us Weekly]
  • Reese Witherspoon was hit by a car while jogging and taken to a hospital. Fortunately the actress was not seriously injured. The elderly driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. [People]
  • Kelis is throwing shade at Katy Perry, announcing in an interview, “Katy Perry is crap. It’s just poor pop.” Damn! [Starpulse]

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Less Is More In These “Mad Men” Season 5 Posters

Mad Men” season five is still months and months away, and these unofficial promo posters are only adding to the anticipation. Whose lipstick is that? What’s in those letters? Do the sunglasses mean Don is going to California again? Am I just overthinking everything? Probably. Like I said, these posters are not official but they were done by an ad agency for AMC so I can’t help but wonder, What does it all meaaaaan? 2012, get here already! (Check out one more perplexing poster after the jump.) [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Jessica Simpson Loves Her Boobies

  • After weeks of bizarre rumors swirling that Jessica Simpson would get a breast reduction before her wedding, she finally took to Twitter to school the fools. “Been getting lots of questions about this alleged breast reduction,” Simpson tweeted. “Not to worry … I LOVE MY BOOBIES!! They aren’t going anywhere!” Come now, did anyone serious think she’d get rid of those boobs? [Celebuzz]
  • Swoon: Idris Elba, one of the most attractive men on the planet, is the new face of SmartWater. [Essence]
  • Taylor Swift and Joe Jonas are back in contact and possibly rekindling an old flame. Well, at least he would be an age-appropriate romance for her. [US Weekly]
  • Check out all these U.S. Open hotties — yum! [Tres Sugar]

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Today’s Lady News: Rick Perry Supports Anti-Abortion “Heartbeat Bill”

  • Rick Perry, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, has thrown his support behind Ohio’s anti-abortion “heartbeat bill,” which would criminalize an abortion as early as a fetal heartbeat can be detected (which can be six or seven weeks). I would like to hibernate until this election is over. Can I do that? [Think Progress]
  • The First Lady is calling on Americans to volunteer their time on 9/11 to honor the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Will you be volunteering? [Essence]
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress asks, at what point do depictions of rape or domestic violence in pop culture become gratuitous? [Think Progress]

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