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Guy Purposely Gains Weight — So He Can Take It Off

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If you’re a guy who’s really into fitness, what’s the last thing you’d probably do? Try and gain a bunch of weight. But that’s exactly what Drew Manning is doing, just so he can prove how easy it is to take the weight back off. Drew!

Manning, who is a professional trainer, has helpfully posted his current weight-gaining diet regimen, which includes donuts, pizza, ice cream — basically everything I love. Right now he’s eating around 3,500 calories a day. When he begins his diet menu, he’ll be eating around 2,900 calories, but much of that will be protein, instead of the high fat, sugar and carb diet he’s currently rocking. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Jessica Simpson Will Confirm Her Pregnancy For A Small Fee

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  • Is Jessica Simpson pregnant or isn’t she? OK! says she absolutely is. We’ll find out as soon as someone’s ready to cough up $500,000 for the news. [OK Magazine]
  • Men disappoint once again. This time, we’re worried about their (dis)interest in “funny women.”  [The Gloss]
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Rachel Maddow On Her Sexist Hate Mail

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“A constant 14 percent of the feedback I get is hate mail. But a 100 percent of that 14 percent hate mail is about what what I look like: ‘I hate you not because of what you said, or some argument or some position that you have, but I hate you because you’re Rachel MadCOW, because you look like a cow’ or ‘you’re Rachel, but I’m going to call you him.’ (fake laughs) That’s the funniest joke in the whole world! It’s the same joke every time. … I want new hate mail. I want it to be about something other than me being mannish and cow-like.”

Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres held a Kickass Lesbian Summit today on “Ellen” and chatted about a new documentary about women in the media, “Miss Representation,” which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on OWN. I am not at all surprised that Rachel Maddow even got “you’re ugly!” hate mail when she was on the local radio. I’m sure 99.9 percent of people probably didn’t even know what she looked like. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Watch “Miss Representation” On OWN Tonight

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  • Tonight is the television premiere of “Miss Representation,” a new documentary about how women are depicted in the mass media. The doc was written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newson and features commentary from Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and my friend Jennifer L. Pozner, who runs a feminist media watchdog group called Women In Media & News. “Miss Representation” is airing at 9 p.m. (EST) on OWN, Oprah’s network — make sure you watch! [MissRepresentation.org]
  • An FBI subcommittee voted unanimously yesterday to change the official definition of “rape” so it includes a broader range of rapes other than just “forcible” ones against women. The existing definition did not encompass rapes committed against men or rapes that were not physically aggressive, such as those committed after slipping roofies in a person’s drink. The definition still needs to be approved by FBI Director Robert Mueller, however. [Feminist.org] Keep reading »

Tech-A-Lingus: 10 Geek Words That Annoy People

Geek speak is a special slanguage that evolved from our cultural immersion in the techno-verse.  Growing up, I never would have guessed that I would come to think of the term “LOL” (or any variation thereof) as a dating dealbreaker  or that someone (Anthony Weiner) would resign from public office over “sexting” gone wrong. According to a poll published in The Daily Mail  some tech terms are more annoying than others. After the jump, find out which geek speak phrases were voted the most irritating.

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Parents Arrested For Disciplining Daughter With A Medieval Duel

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Talk about old-fashioned parenting. Freemon Everett Seay and Julie Seay, from Washington State, were arrested for going Medieval on their 16-year-old daughter. When they found out she had gone to a party without their permission, she was beaten with a tree branch and forced to dress in armor and fight her stepfather with a wooden sword, duel-style, while her mother watched. Freemon and Julie may be Renaissance enthusiasts (like they’re literally part of a group that does Renaissance LARPing), but authorities do not endorse this antediluvian style of discipline.  In modern times, we call this child abuse. Good thing they don’t actually exist in Medieval times or else they’d be getting the guillotine. [MSNBC]

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