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Happy 9/9/09, Y’all!

I had every intention of writing this post at 9:09 a.m., but I forgot, OK? Happy 9/9/09 everyone! Lots of fun stuff is going on today. More than 10,000 couples in Beijing are getting hitched because in China nine is considered to be the number of longevity. Peeps are going wedding-crazy in Australia, too, where three times as many people are getting hitched today as on the average weekday. Las Vegas is in on the wedding bonanza too. The Stratosphere hotel will be marrying 99 couples at 9:09 p.m. for the discount price of $99.09. But even if you’re not getting married, there are lots of ways to celebrate the day. You could watch a baseball game tonight—where there are nine players on the field, nine innings, and 90 feet between bases. Or you could book a room at one of the establishments taking part in Hotels.com’s “$99 Or Less” room sale. Or you could go see “9,” the post-apocalyptic animated flick from Tim Burton. A few party poopers are saying that the world is going to end today. But, you know, whatever. See you on 10/10/10. [CNN] Keep reading »

Quickies!: The Men Of No Doubt Still Look Like Sidekicks

  • The guys of No Doubt looked like orderlies at a mental institution while performing on “Today” this morning. [Dlisted] — They couldn’t fit into the Harajuku Girls’ costumes, so they had to rob a cricket team.
  • Hayden Panettiere might join Chace Crawford in the “Footloose” remake. [Perez Hilton] — Good thing because the “Heroes” ship is sinking.
  • “9 to 5: The Musical” opened last night, and the stars of the movie, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda, attended. [Pop Bytes]
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    Lip Taken Out Of Service

    The 670,000 women in the British service industry won’t let you call them sweetheart — or baby, or darling, or sweet cheeks, or even honey. Just like the women in 9 to 5 sans the ball-gagged boss, Women and Equalities Minister Harriet Harman is putting an end to womanizing in overlooked workplaces. Minister Harman has used her new position to create a statute that will require bar, restaurant, hotel, and even gym managers to be responsible for protecting their female employees from sexual harassment. Since service industry jobs are known for their client lip service, the change is expected to cost British companies 10 million pounds to enforce, according to the government office. So while sexist comments might make the employees feel cheap, the repercussions certainly aren’t. Keep reading »

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