Obama Camp Reportedly Seeks Rape Victim For Campaign Ad

According to an email obtained by Politico.com, the Obama campaign attempted to find a rape victim to cast in a campaign commercial that would allow the Democratic Presidential nominee to discuss his stance on related issues. According to Politico’s Jonathan Martin:

The Obama campaign wouldn’t detail the strategy behind finding an individual to discuss such a sensitive topic but did suggest the ad may be aimed at underscoring their candidate’s support for abortion rights and ongoing effort to retain those women who backed Hillary Clinton in the primary.

All this has led to discussion over whether seeking out a rape victim to tell her story in order to further a political agenda is appropriate. After the jump, some thoughts from Megan at Jezebel.com and Ann at Feministing.com, as well as my own gut reaction. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Mask Or Bag?

Fashionable spies will be carrying these bags next spring since they trick enemies into thinking you’re Karl Lagerfeld himself. [Karl Lagerfeld fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/1/2008] Keep reading »

The Monogamist: What Marriage Feels Like

Well, I did it. A couple of weeks ago, I tied the knot. Got hitched. Became a ball and chain. And got my own ball and chain? People make it sound so weighty. When we got engaged, it did feel huge, like this gigantic life-altering decision that was so…permanent. And it is. I’m not saying it’s not. But you know what? It feels exactly the same as it did before. Yes, it’s still weird to refer to Andy as my husband, rather than boyfriend (never fiancé), and when I called our car insurance to tell them we’d gotten married, they sent us a $13.14 rebate check, which will buy us about four gallons of gas or a week’s worth of coffee, depending on our mood. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Katie Couric’s Ratings & Christina Applegate’s Nude Photos

  • “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric is finally getting positive attention for her work, including the interview with VP nominee Sarah Palin. Unfortunately, her show didn’t see much of an increase in ratings. [AP, NY Times]
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    First Look: Whitney Port’s Fashion Line

    Two pieces from Whitney Port’s fashion line are now available at Kitson Online. While certainly more fancy pants and glimmery than co-star Lauren Conrad’s collection, the pieces do retail at a high cost — between $345 and $495. Check out the other dress after the jump. Do we likey? I likey the similar stuff you can buy at Forever 21 more. [Shop Kitson] Keep reading »

    Clips: Women Collect Dolls On “The Today Show”

    This morning on “The Today Show”, Matt Lauer interviewed three women (all between ages 40-60) who still play with dolls. Very, very lifelike dolls. And by play with, we mean they dress them up, lay them in cribs, strap them into car seats, and generally act like they are real babies. Awkwardly weird clip above. Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Was Heather Locklear FRAMED?

  • I can’t be bothered to type up all the deets, but it looks like Heather Locklear, who was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, was totally set up by some gossip writer or something. Just click the link to read. [DListed]
  • Is Salma Hayek back with her French baby daddy? [DListed]
  • I’m sorry, but WHY would they give Audrina Partridge her own show? She doesn’t say or do anything. [Perez Hilton]
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    Quickies!: Does Sarah Palin Ink Her Lip Liner?

  • Sarah Palin seems to have tattooed lip liner, but you should judge for yourself. [The Huffington Post]
  • Lindsay and Sam were spotted on a beach in Mexico wearing bikinis. Sam looks slightly uncomfortable. [The Superficial]
  • Megan Fox’s bereavage is on full display in this pic. [Candy Kirby]
  • Janet Jackson has been released from a Montreal hospital. [Perez Hilton]
  • Paris Hilton has recorded a new song dedicated to her BFF, whoever that is. [Dlisted]
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    Commenter’s Ball: Our Five Favorite Comments Of The Week

    We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, here are our five favorite comments from last week:

    Best Claymate
    Croutons from “Fans React To Clay Aiken Coming Out”
    Last week, Clay Aiken came out and 75 of you had something (mostly supportive) to say about it. Hot damn! So now that Clay’s telling the truth, which one of his fans was willing to be honest too? Croutons, of course, told it like it is:
    “OK, but now that he’s out, that means he has to start making music that doesn’t suck.”
    Good point, Croutons! We all got caught up in his sexuality, but what really matters is the music. After all, he’s representing the gay community! Keep reading »

    Hollywood Exes: Why Did These Celeb Couples Break Up?

    Some Hollywood couples have broken up and left us baffled as to why. Of course, there are always rumors, but it’s not often that either party comes out into the open like Meg Ryan did in the October issue of InStyle, saying: “Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful…” (Followed by Dennis Quaid’s response in the New York Daily News: “It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship.”) Now that the mystery about the end of their relationship is sort of solved, we’re hoping a few other pairs will come tell us why they’re not together anymore. Not that we want them back together, we’re just curious.

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