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Elizabeth Banks Stands Up For Planned Parenthood

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  • Actress Elizabeth Banks continues to be a magical unicorn from my dreams with this just-released video in support of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Banks talks about why she supports Planned Parenthood — when she was a broke college graduate they helped regulate her heavy flow! — and Obama’s overall support for women’s health care. (No one tell her “30 Rock” character Avery Jessup that she did this, okay?) [YouTube]
  • Two different people have told me they just couldn’t read this Esquire article about women “whining” because it is just too obnoxious. You’ve been warned. [Esquire]
  • An Orthodox Jewish member of the Boro Park neighborhood in Brooklyn does not want security video cameras posted for a bone-chilling reason: he is concerned that any domestic violence captured on camera will be dealt with “outside the community.”  [Forward]
  • What to do when your friend group has a case of the Creepy Dude. [Captain Awkward] Keep reading »

Well Played: Elizabeth Banks And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Dress

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The world is her runway, and we're just poorly dressed spectators. Read More »
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Elizabeth Banks brought a little Effie Trinket flamboyancy to her non-”Hunger Games” life yesterday, donning this amazing zig-zag print dress with colorblocked platform pumps. It’s a lot of look, but thanks to her super-simple makeup, chic haircut, and lack of accessories, it totally works. Also can we talk about this woman’s skin for a second? I remember reading an InStyle article that described her face as looking “constantly  lit from within” or something like that, but I don’t think that’s accurate. “Lit from within by a thousand magical candles from heaven” is more like it. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Well Played: Elizabeth Banks “Expects” Excellence

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You know, I never took Elizabeth Banks to be particularly on-point fashion-wise. And then she killed it earlier this week by wearing a gorge and very structural Mary Katrantzou dress to the Met Costume Institute Ball. Here, at a New York screening for her new film “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” Banks follows it up with a sassy and somewhat avant garde number from Peter Pilotto. As Ramona Singer of “The Real Housewives of New York” might slur after sloshing back a carafe or two of Pinot Grigio, “KADOOZE!”

 

Elizabeth Banks Thanks Birth Control Pills For Her Son

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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
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Just over a year ago, my son Felix was born via gestational surrogacy. He came out of me nine months early and because of my broken belly, his babycake was baked in a wonderful angel’s oven and now — I can’t believe it — he’s a year old and walking. He has expanded my capacity for joy a thousand-fold. Keep reading »

Elizabeth Banks Calls Sex A “Horrifyingly Embarrassing Act”

“Well, it’s a fairly ridiculous act. I mean, let’s be honest: It’s a very primal thing that you’re doing and it involves, you know—it’s what they call bumping uglies, which sort of puts it in the right place. It’s a horrifyingly embarrassing act. It’s the most vulnerable you can be as a person, I think. … Yeah, can’t wait for my kid to see [my sex scene in "The 40 Year Old Virgin"]! Um, no. But I am never embarrassed by something that makes people laugh. I knew that girl. She’s a good-time girl who lives in the Valley — who works in the bookstore — and goes to community college on the side, and is really into funky stuff in the bedroom. Her entire outlook on life made perfect sense to me.”

Elizabeth Banks, who has been in some of the awkwardest sex scenes of all time, talks to GQ about why sex is funny on screen, and why she’s always willing to go there in movies. And she’s got a good point. It’s like when you start saying your name over and over again slowly and it begins to sound like nonsense. When you stop to think about what sex is, and how obsessed we are all with it, it sounds pretty ridiculous. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Elizabeth Banks And Chelsea Handler Get Mistaken For Each Other Often

On Monday, Chelsea Handler tweeted, “Elizabeth Banks is on tonight’s show, so all my dreams have come true; I can now say I’ve interviewed myself.” Sure they do look a bit alike in that both-have-shoulder-length-blonde-hair-and-angular-faces way, but apparently people confuse them all the time? In last night’s interview, Chelsea divulged that the comparison isn’t always flattering. Chelsea explained, “People always say they look alike, but Chelsea is obviously much later. Meanwhile, we’re the same age.” Elizabeth shared that it goes both ways for her too. “I was sitting in Toronto and a guy walked up to me and said, ‘My girlfriend loves you. She would die if I got your autograph.’ I was like, ‘Sweet. Cool.’ He said, ‘I just love your books, My Horizontal Life.’ I was like, ‘Oh, he thinks he’s meeting Chelsea Handler.’ I couldn’t ruin it for him. He asked, ‘What are you doing in town?’ So I said, ‘I’m on a book tour.’ Just being Chelsea, drinking my vodka.” [LA Times] Keep reading »

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