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Today’s Lady News: Scenes From A Sarah Palin Book Signing

  • Blogger Amanda Hess at The Sexist braved the snow outside at Sarah Palin‘s Going Rogue book signing in Fairfax, Virginia, to ask all the ladies waiting in line what the ex-guv means for women and feminism. Typical quotes? “[Palin] presents herself feminine…The impression is that feminists are women who don’t like to value their feminine qualities, and they like to put it down and be like a man, and I don’t think that’s appropriate for women. I kind of like her in that regard, that she’s sort of celebrating her womanhood as well.” [The Sexist]
  • Jon Stewart called out “Fox & Friends” co-host, Gretchen Carlson, for pretending to be a dumb blonde on-air by looking up the definition of difficult polysyllabic words like “ignoramus,” “recession” and “czar.” Carlson’s not an ignoramus, though, because she was actually valedictorian of her high school and attended Stanford, though. Ugh, I hate when women play the ditz card. [Jezebel]

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Bobby Bottleservice Wants On “Jersey Shore”


In this Funny or Die parody, comedian Nick Kroll’s alter-ego “Bobby Bottleservice” auditions for MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” In his audition video, he says he plans on using his winnings from the show (he’s under the impression it’s a competition with prize money) to buy a gold jet ski, as well as calf implants. Oh, and for those who are worried he might be a misogynist like Mike “The Situation” and Pauly D, no worries. “I say breasts because I love women and I don’t call them cans or big fat titties because I love my mother and I respect women.” Can the show get a ninth roomie please? [Funny Or Die] Keep reading »

Check Out Tavi’s Rodarte For Target Video


Style blogging wunderkind Tavi just released a fairly adorable and kind of intense video she made to “introduce you to Rodarte.” The video looks at the brand as a whole, the upcoming Target line (including a yellow knit sweater she loves), and even has a little Jason Schwartzman action going on. All in all, it’s kind of making our 13-year-old selves retroactively feel like slackers. [Style.com] Keep reading »

Little White Blob Goes On A Musical Adventure


Look, I don’t know anything about the singer in this video, JP Nataf, although I understand what the title means — “Come Tell Me.” But I do know that the little white blob-thing that stars in it is extremely cute. As for the lyrics, perhaps our Leo will tell us what the heck this dude is crooning about? [Et Si] Keep reading »

Berkeley Men’s A Capella Group Sings Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”!


Sorry I didn’t post this clip earlier of Noteworthy, the UC Berkeley men’s a capella group, singing Lady Gaga! I was too busy sending it to everybody and watching it twice.

Even if you don’t know all the words to “Poker Face,” it’s worth watching for the booty-shaking dance moves alone. Please put that lead singer on Broadway? Keep reading »

Reason #364 Why We Love Rachel Maddow


And you thought Oprah tore James Frey a new one on her show? Last night, Rachel Maddow invited Richard Cohen, the controversial (and unlicensed) psychotherapist who claims to have counseled thousands of men and women out of being gay, on her show. In his book Coming Out Straight, Cohen argues that there are psychological underpinnings to homosexual attraction—he says he was gay because he was “trying to experience the unobtained bond with my dad that never happened”—and that by coming to terms with what’s behind the attraction, you can become straight. After all, he did it! He’s been married for 27 years and has three kids! Although he admits in part two of the segment that for some of those years, he was still doing dudes.

Maddow, who’s a lesbian, obviously took issue with his argument and critiqued it point by point, especially since some of his quotes suggest gay folks are out to recruit children. But even more than that, she was furious about how Cohen’s work has been interpreted in Uganda. Keep reading »

Gabourey Sidibe Continues To Win Hearts On “Leno”


You can have your Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Garner girl crushes. Me? I prefer newcomer Gabourey Sidibe from the movie “Precious.” I have to admit, I didn’t love the movie, though I thought the performances, particularly Sidibe’s and Mo’Nique’s, were amazing. The film was just a bit too dark and depressing for my taste, but it’s wonderful to see how light and refreshing Gabourey Sidibe — or “Gabby” if you prefer — is in real life. She was on “Leno” last night and came across so delightfully unaffected by her sudden fame and all the Oscar buzz around her. And for someone who’s a newcomer in the dog-eat-dog world of Hollywood and doesn’t exactly look the part of a leading lady, she’s amazingly self-assured and confident. I love when Leno says the guys have been coming out of the woodwork since her film, and she laughs and says, “I know. Everyone thinks I’m so beautiful now…” Clip above. Keep reading »

Snooki Brings Her “Jersey Shore” Genius To YouTube!


This morning I struck gold. Snooki, my favorite guidette from MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” has a YouTube channel! SnookTV features videos of the poofed one hanging out with her gang of girlfriends, known as the Brunette Mafia, shaking her booty, hitting on married dudes, and lecturing people on wearing thongs or something. Anyway, Snooki explains what SnookTV is all about, above. I love her. Did I mention that I love her? I do. I love her. Keep reading »

Perez Hilton Pulls A Diva Act


Yesterday, in the studio of LA television station KTLA, Perez Hilton behaved in the kind of manner he would ruthlessly condemn someone else for pulling. The infamous gossip blogger was scheduled to appear on the station’s morning program live at 9:40 a.m. to promote his new book, but he allegedly showed up at 8 a.m. and threw a fit when he was told he couldn’t go on early. Apparently, his staff got the time of his interview wrong and he didn’t want to waste valuable blogging time waiting for his rightful turn, so he left! When the hosts of the program explained on-air why Perez missed his interview, he immediately tweeted “@KTLA I expect an apology and an on-air correction/retraction!” You have to check out the clip above for the host’s response — it’s a classic! The only thing missing is some MS Paint semen doodles drawn on the face of Perez. [via PopEater] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Method’s Sexual Harassment Soap Suds Commercial Gets Pulled

  • Remember that skeevy soap commercial for Method where a woman gets cat-called in the shower by a bunch of bubbles? Well, Method allegedly pulled it offline after viewers complained, although it’s obviously still here. Anyway, this angered some advertising blogger who insists sexual harassment jokes are hilarious. Steve Hall, a blogger for AdRants, penned a post in which he said, ” … feminist blogging should be outlawed.” Banging my head against the wall. [AdRants] Strategy here? Notice the opposite sex’s outrage over something you yourself have never experienced, counter the outrage with a preposterous and attention-getting statement! Mix well and serve.

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