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I “dreamed a dream in time gone by”… that someone would think of something so brilliant and so funny as taking screen shots from different scenes from the Oscar-Nominated and award-winning film Les Mis and putting Mean Girls quotes on them.  This week  Tina Fey mentioned a Mean Girls Musical in the works… and now this.  The “stars in their multitude” are aligning my friends, and they look much better than Russell Crowe's singing sounds.  Oops.

Can you believe that tomorrow is the 30 Rock finale? We're trying not to freak out, as we feel Liz Lemon and the gang still have so much more to teach us, but would we ever be ready for their departure? Fortunately, we're not alone in our pain, and the internet is making our mourning a lot easier. Vulture provided us superfans with a virtual Jack Donaghy to give us a quick retort whenever we need it, because if there's anyone who can get out a good last word, it's Donaghy.

Sundance has come and gone this year, and the Tribeca and Telluride film festivals still seem eons away. But don’t despair, cinephiles, because there is another festival in town that's chockfull of films and events you're sure to love. The Athena Film Festival is kicking off its third year of programming next week. From February 7th to February 10th, makers and lovers of movies will assemble at Barnard in New York City to celebrate women and leadership in film.

Smartphones are kind of a necessary evil these days. Sure, you can read your email and get on the internet whenever you want, but owning a smartphone can feel a lot like this scene from Futurama: Up until now, the misfortunes of smartphones have been more of an annoyance than a major problem, and the more tech-savvy of us have found loopholes. Any smartphone user who felt constricted by their carrier could simply unlock their phone, a practice which would allow them to switch networks if need be, and it was perfectly legal... until this weekend.

Have you ever found yourself wishing for an online community full of like-minded ladies who craft, create, and care for each other? Are you feeling inspired by all the female-centric work being shown at Sundance and The Athena Film Festival this year, and ready to try your hand at a video or web series of your own? If so, you should hop on over to Wonderly, a new multi-platform digital space for female creators.   The Wonderlings, as the site’s creators are called, set up shop to offer an encouraging and inclusive alternative to the male-dominated space of Youtube.

Sundance 2013 brought the lady goods in a big way. Fifty percent of the festival's featured films were directed by female directors this year, a stunning leap to full parity for the first time ever at the festival, and a miraculous chasm jumper when compared with the reported disparity in Hollywood (only seven percent of directors registered with the director’s guild are female).  But we’ll come back to that some other day.

Were you, like many Americans, left heartbroken after Beyoncé's inauguration lip-syncing kerfuffle? Here's something to take away the sting of her (pretty rational and defensible) betrayal: a Bad Lip Reading that, like the inauguration itself, is sure to go down in history. If you can make it past the lyric, "I stroked your swine/his name was Rusty", then you are far stronger a person than I. Check out the video below:    Photo via Stylefrizz.com Video via Youtube.

Singer/songwriters don't just sing and write songs anymore. They also build and run their own musical empires, often times single-handedly! Conceived by badass singer/songwriter chicks like Casey Dinkin (www.CaseyDinkin.com), Audrey Joy (www.AJLMusic.org) and Sarah Elizabeth Foster (www.SarahElizabethFoster.com), The Singer/Songwriter Conference is an afternoon event in midtown Manhattan for singer/songwriters by singer/songwriters. Their Mission: To bring singer/songwriters together for an afternoon of sharing successful strategies and building new relationships.

We have some very good news this week.  Following in the footsteps of prolific funny women like Chelsea Handler, Amy Sedaris, and Tina Fey, Amy Poehler is writing a book. Yes, you heard that right—Amy Poehler is writing a book!  Well, it’s about damn time! According to the AP, the as-of-now untitled book will be out in 2014, and will be published by It Books, a pop culture imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.  It is “inspired in part by Poehler’s interest in helping young women navigate the adult world”.

Watching The Daily Show has become a nonnegotiable part of my morning ritual. I roll out of bed, get the coffee brewing, appease my cats with some Fancy Feast, and turn to Jon Stewart for my daily reality check. This morning was no exception.  As I was watching, happily chowing down on some oatmeal, my gag reflex was suddenly tripped as a white-haired old gentlemen appeared on the screen beside Samantha Bee.
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