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Amanda Palmer (brains behind Dresden Dolls, among other projects), was recently asked by her record label, Roadrunner, to cut scenes from her video "Leeds United," which features (along with a burlesque club, soccer fans, dancing girls) a few shots of Palmer's.....dunh dunh dunnnnh.....exposed, Bowflex-free tummy! Mr. A&R wanted those shots edited, explaining, "I'm a guy, Amanda. I understand what people like."
Video and follow-up after jump
So, in the latest Twilight-related news story, teen queen Kristin Stewart is going to play rocker Joan Jett in a new Runaways biopic. Is Stewart cool enough to pull this off? Is Twilight going to take over all of our lives and turn each of us into a bland-yet-attractive teenage vampire? Weigh in after the jump!
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are easily TV's most hated couple. He's such a douche! She's such a pushover! And while Heidi always seems on the brink of coming to her senses breaking it off, their recent elopement would suggest otherwise.
Heidi's said publicly that they're both just playing parts, but why does the only remotely stable relationship on The Hills play out as boy = villain and girl = victim?
Bad news in the superhero world over the past few months: the downturn
in the economy is impacting comic book publishers, and both Marvel and
DC Comics are canceling a whole of bunch of their midlist superheroes.
Unfortunately, the midlist is where a lot of titles featuring women and
superheroes of color live in the comic book world. As a result, comic
book diversity seems to be the biggest casuality of all these
As the Oscar buzz starts to build (already!) this month, get ready to hear a lot about Kate Winslet. The five-time Oscar nominee is likely to be both a Best Actress and a Best Supporting Actress nominee (Oscar rules prohibit her from being nominated twice in one category) for her two upcoming films, The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Winslet has been focusing most of her promotional efforts on Revolutionary Road, which is directed by her husband, Sam Mendes, but she won't need to work hard to generate hype for The Reader. It's already underway, and much of it has to do with Winslet's full frontal sex scenes.
We talk a lot on this blog, and in the magazine, about the problems that come with dividing the entire world up into two distinct categories: men and women. Us savvy feminists know that there is a lot more to gender than that, and that lots of us don't necessarily like being forced to identify as just one thing or another, especially when the two categories have been socially constructed to begin with. Nowhere is this false dichotomy more prevalent (and more potentially problematic) than in the world of public restrooms. After all, what could be more stressful than trying to make a decision about your gender identity when you have to pee?
Luckily for all of us, there is a handy website dedicated to this very dilemma: safe2pee.org.