“On March 14, 2010, for the first time ever, jokes will be told topless in the name of breast cancer,” states the press release for Generosititties, a night of comedy dedicated to raising money (and awareness) for the Young Survival Coalition. YSC is an organization dedicated to increasing the "quality and quantity" of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40. The show, produced by comediennes Amy Beckerman and Leah Dubie, will ... Read More
An awesome fact: a woman, Lindsey Van, holds the record for the longest ski jump (between both men and women) off of Whistler, BC’s ski jump, which was built for the 2010 Olympics. Van, a 25 year old woman from Park City, Utah, trains six days a week, eleven months a year, in her discipline—and she won’t be able to compete in the ski jump in Vancouver. Why? Because she’s a woman. From an article on Time.com, according to the ... Read More
   Mo'Nique doesn't stop!  After winning a number of awards (including a SAG Award, a Golden Globe and the Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York Film Critics Award) being nominated for an Academy Award, and hosting a successful late-night talk show on BET, Mo'Nique continues to keep herself in the spotlight by preparing for her highly anticipated Spread The Love Comedy Tour with talk show co-star Rodney Perry, comedian Tone-X, and DJ ... Read More

Why We Love Betty White

BY Intern Laura in TV

               In a recent post by Gawker, Brian Moylan recounts the many ways Betty White is on top of her game right now.  Whether starring in movies, a Super Bowl ad, or sitcoms, Betty White's staying power and ability to poke fun at roles traditionally allocated to elderly women has garnered herself a newfound respect from her audience and reminded us why we've loved her all along.  And as ... Read More
American Apparel is on the hunt for their next soft-core porn model, asking women to put two cheeks to the wind for their "Best Bottom in the World" competition.  The clothing company is having women submit photos of their backsides clad in AA products to their website, where they are being scored and commented on.  It's the new "Hot or Not," except you feel even sleazier after looking at it.Am I surprised at Dov Charney's slimeball marketing tactics? ... Read More
[video: New Law Requires Women To Name Baby, Paint Nursery Before Getting Abortion 425x344] Hilarious but scarily too realistic.  Already there are laws that force doctors to show women an ultrasound before they can undergo the procedure (Kentucky's trying to pass that law right now.)  And currently a pregnant Iowa woman is being jailed for trying to murder her fetus after she fell down the stairs, voluntarily went to the hospital out of concern ... Read More
A bit of bad news today: Lindsey Vonn, one of the US Olympic ski team’s most talked-about athletes, said today at a press conference that she has a bruised shin, which may prevent her from competing in her sport, alpine skiing, at the Vancouver Games next week. She said she’ll be back on skis tomorrow for the first time since last Wednesday, when her injury occurred. Vonn has had some controversial press coverage lately—a recent profile of her ... Read More
Blizzard? Psh. That doesn’t mean you can’t party. New Orleans Sissy bounce is making NYC hawt this week: Sissy rapper Vockah Redu has five upcoming shows in the city (including an unlisted show TONIGHT), so no excuses for missing out. For those that aren’t familiar with bounce, it’s a regional rap genre created around the New Orleans housing projects. Its raw beats have influenced mainstream New Orleans rappers like Juvenile, and Vockah Redu ... Read More
Do you remember where you were when you first heard Bikini Kill? I remember seeing them way back in the early 90’s at CBGB’s and thought they brought to mind X-Ray Spex and The Runaways, and I was like, "wow, who are these girls?!" Bikini Kill and their label, Kill Rock Stars wants you to share your memories and post them here: http://bikinikillarchive.wordpress.com/ Message from the label: "We are collecting stories of how people got into the ... Read More
Peggy Wilkins has a secret stash: an apartment-sized collection of Playboy magazines.  Her love affair started at age 13, when she had to have an issue with teen detective Nancy Drew—wearing a trench coat and nothing else—on the cover.  After her mother told her she wouldn't purchase the magazine, Peggy did what any real fan would do—she stole it.Since that day, Peggy has amassed every single issue of Playboy, including a copy of the ... Read More
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