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White Girl Films A Video Titled “How To Be Asian” — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The valuable “don’t be racist, especially not on video” lesson taught by the infamous UCLA “Asians need to learn American library manners” video has escaped at least one white chick with a webcam. The website World Star Hip Hop has posted a video of an unnamed girl who explains “how to be Asian” as a birthday present to her (Asian!) friend Jess. The girl smears mustard on her face and Scotch-tape her eyes shut to “get the look” and suggests you change your last name to “Ching Chong.” Oh dear. Bitch even splices in two seconds of porn for good measure. Congratulations, girl. You’re even more of an embarrassment to humanity than the UCLA library chick. [ColorLines] Keep reading »

Mercede Johnston Slams Bristol Palin, Says She Got Preggers On Purpose

“Levi was whipped like Todd, because Bristol is very manipulative. She’d use sex to get her way on many things … Bristol’s pregnancy wasn’t unexpected, an accident. She and Levi planned it. They were trying to conceive for months.”

Mercede Johnston sounds off in the new issue of Playboy about her brother Levi Johnston‘s relationship with Bristol Palin and drops the bombshell that the two allegedly planned to have a child together. I would be much more inclined to believe this if the rest of her quotes in the articles weren’t so ranty. And if she were wearing clothes while she said it. [Playboy] Keep reading »

Swimmer Diana Nyad Abandons 103-Mile Swim From Cuba To Florida

Diana Nyad, an endurance swimmer who attempted to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and Florida without a shark tank, abandoned her goal on Tuesday morning. Nyad began her swim on Sunday and was followed by a team of 30 people operating an electrical field to repel sharks. As a condition of her competition, she was not allowed to touch the boats following her and she had to tread water while eating or drinking. But 29 hours into her swim, she was suffering shoulder pain, asthma and was vomiting when she was brought on board a boat. This isn’t the first time Nyad attempted to swim from Havana to Key West: she tried in 1978 at age 28, but also had to abandon that swim halfway. In the two years leading up to Sunday’s swim, Nyad swam up to 12 hours a day. Oh, and did I mention she’s 61-years-old? Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: “Jersey Shore” Cast To Have “Three Stooges” Cameos

  • The “Jersey Shore” cast will have cameos in “The Three Stooges” remake by the Farrelly brothers. May their acting rise above Ronnie’s atrociously bad cue-carding reading in that Xenadrine commercial. Also, why is Hollywood remaking the Three Stooges? Is nothing sacred? [Movieline]
  • Arnold Schwarzeneggar was photographed in an “I Survived Maria” tee shirt. KLASSY. [Gawker]
  • January Jones may get written out of “Mad Men” because of her pregnancy, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. A source said she hasn’t been at script read-throughs with the rest of the cast and that “the fate of Betty Draper is yet to be decided.” I’d find it hard to believe she’d be kicked off the show just because she’d be visibly pregnant for a few episodes. [Daily Mail UK]

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Today’s Lady News: NYPD “Rape Cops” Sentenced

  • The NYPD officer accused of raping a drunk woman in 2008 was sentenced today. Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted of rape charges in May, was sentenced to one year in jail for three counts of official misconduct. Moreno and his partner, Franklin Mata, were also kicked off the NYPD. [New York Observer]
  • Anti-abortion groups seeking to gather signatures to put a “fetal personhood” amendment on the ballot have gotten approval from the state government to move forward. Activists need 48,000 signatures in order to put a initiative on the ballot in the 2012 election that will grant fetuses the same rights as human beings and therefore criminalize all abortions. [Florida Independent]
  • Nafissatou Diallo, the housekeeper who was allegedly sexually assaulted in the NYC hotel where she is employed, has filed a civil lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund. The lawsuit asks for unspecified monetary damages for physical, emotional and psychological harm. Strauss-Kahn has denied all charges against him. [CNN]

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Penelope Trunk Says Startups Shouldn’t Hire Women Because We’re Too Emotional

Technology startups should not hire women because their crying jags and fit-throwing at the office is too much of a distraction, according to Brazen Careerist and business writer Penelope Trunk, writing for business site BNET.com. Oh, you know us ladies and our hormones. It’s a wonder we get anything done when we’re weeping all the time.

Drawing on examples from her own life, Trunk argues that “diversity” may be an ideal that businesses in general strive for — studies have shown that a diversity of opinions and ideas is very healthy for a company — but that startups are so pressurized and intense that less diversity makes things run more smoothly. Since a hell of a lot of startups are run by men, Trunk advises the guys not to bring women on board because they will be “emotional” and “difficult.” Keep reading »

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