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Casey Anthony’s First Interview: Don’t Lie, You Know You’ll Watch

And so it begins, the frenzied media wars to get the first Casey Anthony television interview. The race to get Casey’s story is so brutal, in fact, that it involves lies, shady deals, cover-ups, and loads of speculation. But Casey’s totally used to all that.

One freelance TV producer Al Taylor already claimed he made a $1 million deal for the first interview. However, Jose Baez, Anthony’s lawyer, denied this claim — from his, eh em, NBC-funded hotel room in NYC, where he’s said to be holed up playing negotiator in the battle of the big TV networks, including NBC, ABC, and CBS, who all want that first interview.

Yep, all your favorite networks are competing to make Casey Anthony rich. While networks say they don’t pay for interviews, there is apparently a heap of money in offering to license photos and other material that can pay big bucks. Gross, right? This whole American way of making undeserved people rich in America is so disgusting, but it’s no one’s fault but our own. Read more… Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Offensive PMS Milk Ads Pulled

  • The California Milk Processor Board killed their offensive PMS milk ads that depicted PMS-ing women as irrational and difficult and showed their browbeaten men handing over cartons of milk to quell their symptoms. The ads read things like: “I’m sorry I listened to what you said and not what you mean” and “We can both blame myself” and directed customers to a site called EverythingIDoIsWrong.org. Now that URL redirects to a site called GotDiscussion.org which runs an apology for the offending ads. The ad agency responsible for the PMS ads told The New York Times, “It certainly wasn’t our intention to offend people.” That is such BS. Of course they were trying to offend people! Why can’t advertisers just come out and say “We were trying to offend people and get attention because that’s how advertising works?” [AdWeek]

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Woman Fights For Her Right To Fly Pantsless

A New York woman, accused of not wearing panties on a JetBlue flight, is suing the airline for assault, battery, and emotional distress. Twenty-seven-year-old financial consultant Malinda Knowles (pictured left), claims that a JetBlue supervisor requested to see her panties — or lack thereof — on a flight to Florida. “I didn’t want to show him anything. He wanted me to basically show him my crotch. I was completely humiliated. It was vulgar. It was macho. It was rude,” she said of the incident. She refused to prove she was wearing bottoms, which incidentally, she was. She was escorted off the plane and made to show the denim short shorts that were hidden underneath the her baggy t-shirt. After proving that she was acceptably pantsless as is the fashion these days, the supervisor would not allow her back on board saying that the captain refused to fly her. [NY Daily News]

I understand the airline has a dress code to abide by, but this sounds inappropriate and way out of line. What do you think? Does she have a case here? Share your thoughts in the comments. Keep reading »

How Long Does Soda Really Stay Fizzy?

This guy clearly had way too much time on his hands at work. But I’m glad he did because I’ve always wanted to know how long Diet Coke stays fizzy for. If I drank Diet Coke. I don’t because I’m an aquaholic. But all the other Frisky ladies are DC enthusiasts. Now I know they have about 34 minutes to finish the beverage once they they start. Ooh. I hear a tab popping right now. It’s probably Amelia or Kate. I’m setting a timer. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Ad Agency “Surprised” Women Don’t Like Those Summer’s Eve Douche Commercials

  • The ad agency that made Summer’s Eve’s offensive new “Hail To The V” douche commercials — starring a black vagina who talks about her hair and says “you best be headed to the store,” as well as a Latina vagina who says “Aye yi yi!” — is surprised you think those ads are racist. According to a statement from The Richards Group:

    “We have a wonderful client that recognizes no matter what they do, marketing in the feminine hygiene category is going to provoke a reaction. After listening to thousands of women say they want straight-talk and lighthearted communication on a historically-uncomfortable topic, Summer’s Eve gave us license to be bold, irreverent and celebratory across a multitude of mediums and to different audiences. We are surprised that some have found the online videos racially stereotypical. We never intended anything other than to make the videos relatable, and our in house multi-cutural experts confirmed the approach. The more important mission is to get women talking about taboo topics and we hope these negative sentiments don’t overshadow that effort.”

    “In house multi-cultural experts”? What? I guess if they — whoever they are — say racial stereotypes are OK, then of course, by all means, go ahead! [AdWeek]

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Assault With A Deadly Ice Cream Cake At McDonald’s

A fight broke out at an Indiana McDonald’s yesterday … over an ice cream cake. Police were called to the scene when a woman slapped one employee and threw ice cream in the faces of others. I know what you’re thinking and no, this was not one of those staged food fights or a clown show for a child’s birthday party. So what enraged the suspect to the point of assault with a deadly ice cream cake? Allegedly her cake, which the McDonald’s employees agreed to keep in the freezer, had melted. Well in that case … [WFIE] Keep reading »

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