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I Will Spend My Valentine’s Day Watching New York, I Love You

The trailer for New York, I Love You was just released, and I am ever-so-slightly excited about it — even though it won’t hit theaters until February 13. I cannot believe they would tease us and then make us wait almost six months to see it. The New York version of Paris, je t’aime, New York, I Love You is actually 12 interwoven five-minute-long shorts that take place in all five of the city’s boroughs. While they used music that’s more than a little overplayed for the trailer (Mika’s “Love Today,” Regina Spektor’s “Fidelity,” and Feist’s “1234), it’s hard not to get excited about a movie with too many stars to list (Shia LaBeouf, Cloris Leachman, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christina Ricci, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Olivia Thirlby, James Caan, etc.). In fact, there are so many people in this movie, including Kevin Bacon, that the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon might be reduced to two or three degrees. Keep reading »

Gay Marriage & Christianity: Not Always At Odds!

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi just tied the knot last weekend officially making gay marriage trendhunter worthy. But according to Professor John Boswell, the former chairman of the history department at Yale University, gay marriage is an old-fashioned institution getting a new page in the history books. The Ivy League teacher has done extensive research on homosexuality throughout the ages and discovered that early Christians, including the Pope, were so cool with same-sex committed relationships, they even adorned their churches with frescoes of sweet man love. A painting found at St. Catherine’s Monastery in Mt. Sinai, Israel, depicts two early Christian Saints, St. Sergius and St. Bacchus, getting married back in the 4th Century, with Jesus as the best man. Accounts of their sainthood, up through the 10th Century New Testament, openly united and acknowledged them as “lovers.” But they’re just the tip of the gay Christian iceberg! Keep reading »

Mad Men’s Peggy Olson Is Our New Hero

Last night’s episode of Mad Men finally answered so many lingering questions about Peggy Olson and brought up ever so many more about Don Draper — namely, “Can Draper ever change?” Additionally, the parallels and the bond between Peggy and Don were illuminated, a deeper side was revealed to Bobbie Barrett, and we learned Pete’s spunk was just as potent as ever. Oh, and Peggy is our hero. Keep reading »

Should Feminism Be Taught In School?

A UK based academic says feminism should be taught in schools. As a feminist blogger, I couldn’t agree more. Dr. Jessica Ringrose at the Institute of Education in London has made the rounds recently, suggesting that feminism should be taught in schools to combat the increased sexualization of girls in the media and to give girls role models outside of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Ringrose suggests teaching girls about historic feminist leaders, like suffragists, to balance out all the tripe they’re getting through pop culture. While I’m all about teaching feminism to younger girls (hell, start them in kindergarten!), as others have noted, I think we’re better off showing girls what kinds of amazing feminist action is happening right now. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Stolen Condoms, William Shatner, Booties, And Stolen Goods

  • A man who really needed some condoms rammed his SUV into a convenient store’s front door and stole two packs of Trojans. Police found him soon after hiding in some bushes. Ha. [FirstCoastNews.com]
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    Star Couplings: Don’t Mess With Faith Evans

  • Faith Evans, wife of dead rapper Notorious B.I.G., has an autobiography out, and in it she explains how she once found Biggie in bed with Lil’ Kim. “I grabbed some chick out of the bed and started beating her ass. At some point, the chick’s wig came off in my hand: It was a short, cropped wig. I stopped throwing punches for a minute to get a good look at the chick I was beating up. It Lil’ Kim. She was completely butt-naked, yelling as I pushed her around the room. ‘So you’re not f–king her, right?’ I screamed at Big. ‘Yeah, you not messing with her anymore right?’” Um, wasn’t Lil’ Kim’s entire album, Hardcore, about being Biggie’s mistress? [DListed]
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    Barack Obama Picks Joe Biden As His Running Mate!

    I got the text message from the Obama camp, by the way, at 3:30 AM. On a Saturday, peeps? Really? Anyway, Joe Biden is not quite as hot as Paris Hilton or as funny as Ellen or as fist-bumpin’ as Michelle, and he doesn’t have a vag, but he does have the foreign policy experience that Obama is lacking. Time to give them a nickname! JoeBama? BamBi? BarackIn? [CNN] Keep reading »

    This Week On The Frisky: Picking Obama’s Running Mate, Songs About Vaginas, & How To Snoop

  • We suggested 10 women that Barack Obama should consider for his running mate. He’s taking forever to announce who he’s chosen. Coincidence? We think not. Gave you lots to think about, huh Barry?
  • We totally crushed on naked Harry Potter and Javier Bardem.
  • Intern Annika wished Coco Chanel a happy birthday, then clued you in to some Chanel-inspired fashions that don’t cost the same amount as feeling a village in Africa.
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    Quickies!: Sienna Miller’s Home Gets Tagged

  • Someone vandalized Sienna Miller’s home by scrawling a word we retired by her front door. [Candy Kirby]
  • Male porn stars actually have gripes about their jobs. [Tango]
  • No one is immune to the summer scarf. [Shine]
  • Credit cards are necessary, but you can avoid the debt trap. [College Candy]
  • A reader’s amazing sex life leaves them bruised. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Ask someone to be your girlfriend via Facebook relationship status! [Boinkology]
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    Political Conventions And Call Girls

    Cities benefit big time when they host major events like the Olympics. The upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions are two such happenings that will bring in money to more than just the restaurant and hotel businesses. A rather disturbing ABC News article says that prostitution in Denver and Minneapolis will spike during the political conventions in the coming weeks. Apparently, there are ads on the Minneapolis-area Craigslist looking for “hostesses” to help entertain “high-end clients” during the Republican National Convention, which starts September 1. And, over on the Denver section of Craigslist, women are using the convention to push their services under titles like “DNC Delight” and “Help me celebrate democracy.” Has no one learned their lesson from former N.Y. Governor Eliot Spitzer? Seriously. [ABC News] Keep reading »

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