If “Mad Men” Made Kids’ Books

Lord knows no one would make “Mad Men” into those Mr. Men kids’ books because they’d quickly have to explain alcoholism and why Mr. Draper is humping the secretary. But if it did happen, we bet “Mad Men” kids’ books would look just like this!

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Today’s Lady News: Woman’s Head Stepped On Outside Rand Paul Debate

  • A woman protesting outside of Kentucky senatorial candidate Rand Paul’s debate last night was wrestled to the ground and had her head stepped on by a Paul supporter. Lauren Valle, a protester with MoveOn.org, said she was trying to hand Paul a fake award when she was attacked. Another Rand Paul supporter has been identified by a fellow Tea Party activist as the person who held Valle to the ground while she was stepped on. I think this is how the Taliban silences dissent, too! [AP, Gawker]
  • Women’s ski jumping may be added to the Olympics’ roster for the 2014 games in Russia, Olympic officials said yesterday. Lady ski jumpers have been fighting to compete in the games for years, but the International Olympic Committee has said there weren’t enough women competitors. [New York Times]
  • This week, “Private Practice” starring Kate Walsh will begin a multi-episode story line involving a female character who is raped. Creator Shonda Rhimes told Entertainment Weekly that she was tired of shows treating sexual assault as a let’s-get-the-bad-guys plot while neglecting the victim’s story. “A lot of violence against women on television is from the point of view of law enforcement … as opposed to standing in the shoes of the actual victim and seeing how it is for them and the people around them,” she explained. The show worked with the Rape Abuse And Incest National Network on the show to handle the issue appropriately. [Women and Hollywood]

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Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Andrew Bird To Taylor Swift

Hey lady, I got some new tunes for you. It’s new release Tuesday and hitting the shelves for the very first time is Taylor Swift’s new one. No wonder her love life is suddenly all over the blogosphere. We’ve also got new jams from bluesman Buddy Guy, Warpaint, Ghostland Observatory, Elizabeth & The Catapult, and Andrew Bird. It’s a chill way to start your week, so get those headphones on if you want to max out. Keep reading »

Model Jessica White Arrested For Beating Up A Woman While Celebrating Breakup With Sean Penn

Last weekend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Jessica White, 26, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman outside a club in New York City. According to reports, on Saturday morning the two women got into a fight over a cab outside Avenue Lounge, and White hit the woman repeatedly in the face and pulled her hair. Why was White out in the first place? Well, supposedly she was celebrating her recent breakup from actor Sean Penn. It’s surprising those two love birds didn’t last. They sound like the perfect match. [Radar] Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Lauren Bacall

I was perusing a lifestyle blog yesterday and the subject of Lauren Bacall as a fashion icon came up. I’d heard the actress’ name thrown around with other style icons, like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, but I didn’t have a specific picture in my mind of Bacall. Off to our trusty photo agency, I went. While there were many photos of Bacall with husband Humphrey Bogart recording the program “Lux Radio Theatre” and attending industry events, I found the above photo most compelling. Bacall’s wry smile has just the right amount of cockiness to it. And she stands out from the background with a simple and chic pants outfit. Her smile would take practice to duplicate, but achieving a similar outfit only takes a few clicks of the mouse. Find out how to get this versatile look after the jump. Keep reading »

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