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Lea Delaria Was Worried PETA Was Going To Freak Over That Lil Boo Peanut Butter Scene On “OITNB”

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“Can I tell you how many #peanutbutter’s I got today on Twitter? I laughed so hard. I couldn’t believe the first one… And then there were suddenly like 10 more. … When it went down, I was a little nervous. Am I gonna be getting tweets from PETA? And it’s a joke… I also probably wouldn’t MacGyver a screwdriver into a dildo and fuck myself with it either. But bestiality exists.”

One of the first things I noticed when I started watching season two of “Orange Is The New Black” was that Lil Boo, the service dog that inmate Big Boo is training, was no longer on the show. (Spoiler alert ahead.) On the show, BBig oo revealed that their relationship was getting complicated and the camera cuts to an image of the vigorously dog licking peanut butter … the implication being that Big Boo was starting to think about doing something nasty with the PB and the pooch. It’s gross, yes, and  in a new profile on Buzzfeed, the actress Lea Delaria who plays Big Boo reveals she was just a little bit afraid that PETA was going to flip. So far, so good! [BuzzFeed]

Kerry Washington Wants Women In Film To Step Up

“So, I want to tell on myself, because a dear friend of mine, Pat Mitchell, who herself is a badass woman in the business, having run PBS and the Payley Center for Media, she called me a few years ago, because she for a long time worked for TED … She called and said, ‘I’m going to be running TED Women and I would love for you to speak.’ And I said, ‘You know, gosh, you know what, Pat, I really appreciate the invitation, but I just don’t know really know what I would say, I’m not sure what my story would be, I think I should decline, and maybe when I’m ready I’ll come do that.’ And Pat said to me, ‘Kerry, I’ve worked with TED for a really long time. No man has ever said to me, I’m not ready to speak, but for TED Women you are part of a long list of women who have denied me by saying they’re not ready.’ And I realized that what that meant is that we as women put ourselves in this situation of feeling like we can’t take a risk, like in order to step out there we have to be perfect, because we’re scared that if we don’t say the right thing, or do the right thing, that we’ll reflect poorly on ourselves and our community, whether that community be women, people of color, both. Keep reading »

Tim Gunn Wants A Plus-Size Season Of “Project Runway” (And So Do We!)

“I would like to do a season of Project Runway where every model is larger than a size 12.”

Tim Gunn had a great answer to the question, “What reality show have you not done but wish you could?” in a recent roundtable interview with The Hollwood Reporter. A special season of PR dedicated to designing clothing for women size 12 and above, of course! God, I would watch the hell out of this, wouldn’t you? You hear that, Bravo? We want a plus-size “Project Runway.” As soon as possible. Make it work. [Hollywood Reporter]

Laverne Cox: “Loving Women Is Revolutionary”

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“Everyone is a complicated human being, and everyone is strong and weak and funny and scared, and we get to have the full range of emotion experienced with these women. I don’t want to make a centralizing comment about womanhood, because I think that’s problematic from a feminist perspective, but we just see these amazingly complicated women, who are strong, and vulnerable, and scared, and want to support each other at the end of the day.

I think about #YesAllWomen and the culture of misogyny that I believe we exist in that a lot of people don’t want to acknowledge. I’ve said loving transgender people is revolutionary, but I think loving women — really loving women, is revolutionary too, in a social context that is deeply misogynistic, deeply does not celebrate women. And we have pockets of that, we do have places where we celebrate women a lot, but I think the way the culture is aligned and structured is misogynistic. It just is. So it’s really great to have a show that creates spaces that really do celebrate women and our diversity, and not just one kind of woman. That’s revolutionary.”

Transgender actress Laverne Cox spoke to ELLE about the complexity of the characters on “Orange Is The New Black” and what an impact that can have on viewers by portraying women as complicated people. I love Cox’s willingness to talk about subjects like misogyny and feminism in interviews. It’s really refreshing to have an actress on a hot show in the public eye right now who talks about those topics with candor. [ELLE]

Katy Perry Prefers “High-Frequency” Men And I Am Totally Confused

“I guess I happen to be attracted to high-frequency men … Sometimes you have to go through all this shit to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate.”

Katy Perry is Cosmopolitan‘s July cover girl, and apparently “high-frequency” is her only requirement in a life partner — whatever that means. I’m going to assume she’s referring to attention-whoring dudes, but for all I know she could be talking about radio guys. But anyway, good on Katy for learning more about herself and her needs. You have to kiss a few frogs first, right? I’m just glad she’s far, far away from John Mayer these days. [Crushable, NY Daily News]

Melissa McCarthy Is Starting Her Own Clothing Line Because She Couldn’t Find Enough Trendy Clothes In Her Size

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“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.”

Melissa McCarthy is starting her own plus-size clothing line, and she told Redbook that a big reason for that is how few trendy options she’s been able to find as a curvy woman. Ugh. It is so inexcusable that any person, let alone someone as awesome as McCarthy, was fat-shamed while gearing up for the Oscars. That should be a thrilling moment in somebody’s life, and I hate that it was overshadowed by designers refusing to dress her because of her size. It’s awesome that she’s taking matters into her own hands. I can’t wait to see what fabulous clothes she’ll come up with! [Huffington Post] [Image via Pacific Coast News]

 

Justin Bieber Issues Apology For Second Racist Video

“Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with. But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger. I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn’t understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made years ago. At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did.”

Justin Bieber released a statement to US Weekly regarding the second video in which he uses racial slurs. In the newest video, posted by TMZ yesterday, Justin sings a parody of his song “One Less Lonely Girl” but replaces the word “girl” with the n-word and jokes about the KKK. In the apology released today, it’s clear that he’s asking for leniency because both videos were filmed several years ago, when he was under age. (He used a similar apology for the first video.)

Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun, posted his own message on Instagram about the scandal, which reads: ”Some mistakes have no excuses. They are just wrong. But how a man reacts to those mistakes… How he owns it and learns from it… That defines him more than the mistake itself.” [US Weekly] [Image via WENN]

Russian President Vladmir Putin Calls Hillary Clinton “Weak,” Says “It’s Better Not To Argue With Women”

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“It’s better not to argue with women. But Ms. Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements. Still, we always met afterwards and had cordial conversations at various international events. I think even in this case we could reach an agreement. When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.”

Well, we already knew Russian President Vladmir Putin‘s feelings on uppity women, so is it really a surprise that he made sexist comments about Hillary Clinton — and all women, really — and her leadership qualities in an interview posted on the Kremlin’s website? No, no we are not. Goodness gracious, Clinton hasn’t even announced a 2016 presidential run yet and already this horridness is starting. [Huffington Post]

Lana Del Rey Is More Interested In “Intergalactic Possibilities” Than Feminism

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“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept … Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested. … I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.”

Of all the dumb reasons various famous women have given for why they don’t identify as feminists or care about feminism, this one from Lana del Rey has got to be my absolute favorite. First of all, I love space — I’m going to see Neil deGrasse Tyson speak tonight, squee! — but I also love feminism and I’m so glad that there’s enough room in my heart for both and I don’t have to choose. Secondly, can we take a breather from asking every female celeb on the planet for their thoughts on feminism and instead ask them for their feelings on Tesla? Just to mix things up. [The Fader]

Quotable: Hillary Clinton Talks Possible Presidential Run … And Her “Hair Strategy For 2016″

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“I think [encouragement to become the first female president] reflects a desire on the part of a lot of Americans, not just women, that we have unfinished business. I’m certainly in the camp that says we need to break down that highest, hardest glass ceiling in American politics. To have a woman President is something I would love to see happen, but I’ll just have to make my own decision about what I think is right for me.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on the cover of People magazine this week, which methinks is proof enough that she may have made her own decision already. (Also? Her forthcoming memoir is called Hard Choices, which seems like a deliberately tough-sounding title to me.) But of course, then People had to go and ask her about the hard-nosed, pressing matter of her hair: Keep reading »

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