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Rush Limbaugh is literally paying for the comments he made this week about Sandra Fluke.

On Thursday, the Georgetown University Law School student – who has been a vocal supporter of the Obama administration’s decision to require insurance companies, even those used by religiously-affiliated employers, to cover the cost of contraception – was denied a chance to speak at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on religious liberty and birth control.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFg0PDE6gaA

She proceeded, though, to take part in a press conference in which Fluke told the story of a friend who was prescribed birth control to deal with ovarian cysts; could not afford the cost when school insurance refused to pay for it; and has since suffered grave medical consequences as a result.

Fluke also said the price of birth control in general can be thousands a year. Limbaugh’s response?

He referred to Fluke as a “slut” and a “prostitute” and added:

“If we’re going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”

Limbaugh said that her speech made it clear “she’s having so much sex she can’t pay for it, and we should.”

(NOTE TO RUSH: That’s not how birth control works. You don’t pop a pill each time you have intercourse.)

The issue has since taken on national prominence, with President Obama even calling Fluke and telling her her parents ought to be proud of her actions. And now the scandal has hit the Internet.

The hashtag #BoycottRush has spread around Twitter and two Facebook pages calling for a boycott have garnered more than 18,000 and 6,000 Likes by this morning. Moreover, nine companies – including Legal Zoom, Citrix Success, Heart and Body Extract, AutoZone and Quicken Loans – have pulled ads from Limbaugh’s show.

Where do you stand on this issue? Should Limbaugh have referred to the student as a “slut?

 

Sultan of sleaze Joe Francis is threatening to sue Madonna if she performs her new song called “Girls Gone Wild” at the Super Bowl tomorrow. Yes, really.

Francis, creator of the infamous Girls Gone Wild franchise, in which he films drunk girls exposing themselves on spring break, is apparently dead serious.

He has issued a cease and desist letter claiming he will take legal action against Madonna if she sings that particular song at this weekend’s festivities.

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The letter (sent to Madonna, NBC Universal and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell) from Francis’ Nevada lawyer David Houston, states that:

“[Francis] became aware of Madonna’s new track based on the presales of her new album MDNA, as the #1 song on the album is ‘Girls Gone Wild.'”

“Mr. Francis and Girls Gone Wild have worked tirelessly for an excess of two decades to build his brand and to protect his trademark Girls Gone Wild.”

“Girls Gone Wild’s trade identity and trademark are both extremely valuable assets which my client must protect vigorously,” the letter continues.

The letter claims Madonna has “violated Federal and State trademark laws by making unauthorized use of Mr. Francis’ trademark Girls Gone Wild.”

For what it’s worth, it looks like she wasn’t going to sing it anyway.

Madonna’s set list reportedly includes “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” “Ray of Light” and “Vogue,” along with “Music” and “Holiday.” No GGW action.

Houston tells E! News regarding the set list, “That would be a wise choice on her part.” Good luck getting it off the album and iTunes, though.

While Demi Moore works to overcome her recent personal problems, we have an update on her professional life:

Sarah Jessica Parker has signed on to replace Moore as Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the upcoming biopic centered around the life of 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace. Demi dropped out of the film almost immediately after being hospitalized earlier this week.

Sarah Jessica Parker PhotographDemi Moore Weight Loss

Parker joins a cast that includes Amanda Seyfried in the title role, along Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Brody, Juno Temple and Wes Bentley.

Moore, meanwhile, is out of the hospital. Her next move is unknown, but the 911 call placed on her behalf was released to the public today.

Yuck.

According to a police report, The Fighter director David O. Russell was NOT behaving appropriately with his pre-op transgender relative Nicholas Peloquin last week.

As it goes, David was working out at a Florida hotel gym with his mother’s 19-year-old adopted brother, when he offered to help Nicholas “with ab exercises.”

While doing so, David’s hand was reportedly above Nicholas’ “private parts,” and from there his hands moved under Nicholas’ top and he “felt both breasts.”

Following the incident, Nicholas admitted to police that he didn’t tell David to stop…but he felt uncomfortable.

As for David, he claimed his mother’s adopted brother was “acting very provocative towards him,” and he claimed the “had asked Peloquin several times if he was uncomfortable and he did not ask him to not touch him.”

Do us a favor, and STOP sexually harassing your relatives, David! Just because he’s transgender, that does NOT give U an excuse to feel him up out of curiosity! Ugh.

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Ah, the first Monday of the year. It’s that time again. The Bachelor is back, baby!

Our relationship with the ABC franchise remains complicated as ever. Neither love-hate, nor unconditional affection, nor unabashed disgust, it’s hard to define.

What we do know is that Ben Flajnik captured our hearts last season when he was rejected by Ashley Hebert. That was rough, but he has NO REGRETS!

Follow this link for The Bachelor spoilers we know so far, including the rumored winner. Then join us for celerityAs +/- Bachelor season premiere recap!

Ben Flajnik, Mole-Free

WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS AIRBRUSHING: Ben F. is retouched and ready to go!

At the end of the day, and two-hour episode, despite the contrived nonsense that is The Bachelor, Ben somehow comes off as a genuine, All-American guy.

Will the California winemaker fall madly in love? Will it last? Will discarded women cry along the way? Will some people be there for the wrong reasons? 

Possibly, probably not, definitely and most likely.

For all the scripted BS, cue cards, misleading promos and manufactured drama, we were excited to see the season premiere, and it didn’t let us down …

Ben says he’s “grown” and is “a more complete person” for “following through” on his proposal to Ashley. The Bachelor cliches are the best. Plus 9.

Minus 3 for bringing up his father’s death, AGAIN, in the opening minutes.

Odds Ben is actually playing the piano in his intro? 2:1 against. Plus 10.

Unlike stiff Brad Womack, Ben seems at ease, as he did all last season. Simultaneously embracing the process while subtly acknowledging that it’s an absurd show and he’s there for the experience, he’s a credible, likable Bachelor. Plus 13.

Lindzi Cox PictureCourtney Robertson Picture

The bubbly Lindzi Cox (above, left) loves horses. And is “not horsing around” in her quest for love. High-five on that one, writers … or not. Minus 7.

Shotgun-toting Amber wants to bring Ben back to Nebraska for some “beef nuts.” Somehow we can’t see Ben hunting with her on the fam, or chowing on cow balls. She cleans up nicely, though, and has a sense of humor. Plus 5.

Amber’s Canadian namesake, with the surname Bacon, is nicknamed the Baconator. Because … she makes everything better? Plus 9 regardless.

Courtney Robertson (above right) is a model, unafraid of competition, not worried about the other girls and almost overly confident. She says she deserves at least two carats when the time comes. The other girls are gonna HATE her this season. Plus 30.

Jenna the NYC relationship blogger even gets SATC-style intro music? Minus 18.

Shawn, financial analyst, soccer playing single mom, is always the type of girl we like to see on the show, as it probably is about relationships for her. Sort of like a less Barbie-like, Arizona version of Emily Maynard. Plus 8.

Okay, Jamie the nurse needs to win hands down. Plus 100.

Ben’s hair should get its own show BTW. Plus 11.

Nice to see they cast such an ethnically diverse group of aspiring trophy wives this season. Oh wait, no they didn’t … this is The Bachelor. Minus 50.

Chris Harrison: Pimpin'!

BIG PIMPIN’: CH in effizect. Recognize.

Obligatory time-killing fireside chat with Chris Harrison? Minus 39. Despite the venerable host-pimp’s charisma, dashing good looks and unparalleled command of the screen, we could lose this segment and the MANY reflections on last season.

Again, the dad thing. “Is your dad with you” on The Bachelor? Really? We’re sorry he passed and all, but stop trying to drum up sympathy, ABC. Minus 24.

Erica the law student: “The verdict is in, and you are guilty … of being sexy.” [crickets] Even if you’re going for cheese, you can do better. Minus 10.

Courtney’s not messing around, busting out the do-me eyes and voice five seconds after stepping out of the limo. It totally worked, though, so Plus 35.

Pageant girl Samantha wearing the sash? Fail. Minus 15.

Kentucky Derby hat? More original at least. Plus 3.

London girl wins for most coked up. Plus 9.

Nicki Sterling seems nice and normal, despite “her past,” i.e. a normal-ish divorce. Kacie Boguskie too. Keepers? At least for awhile? Good possibility. Plus 11.

Anna just walks by Ben. Playing hard to get, on The Bachelor? Definitely a first. Plus 10 for the intro, and other Plus 5 for her last name: Snowball. Really.

The scripted-ness is cranked up when a senior citizen gets out of the limo: Sheryl, is Brittney’s grandma. Plus 6. That was a good one. But not as good as …

Ben, Lindzi, Horse

“How ’bout this ride in?” – Lindzi, on a horse. Indeed. Plus 28 for the equine arrival and the first impression rose it landed her. Did he even have a choice?

Ben and Rachel’s conversation? Not awkward at all. Minus 10.

Nicky’s goes a little better. Okay, light years better. Plus 6.

LOL at Brittney’s grandma still hanging around. Plus 23.

Dianna’s blindfolding gimmick? A little weird. Minus 11.

Emily can rap pretty well, even if she needed index cards. Plus 13.

Courtney is, like, a model, who, like, travels the world. Everybody got that? Minus 15. She’s also “better” than the other girls. Her words. Minus 14.

The claws come out between Jenna and Monica, who basically claims she has no interest in Ben, loves women (!) and is just there to party. Plus 20.

She proceeds to get full-on inappropriate with Blakeley. Girl was in Maxim, so it’s easy to see why. Still, Minus 55 for such absurd attention-whoring.

Minus 12 for Jenna caring so much. Get over it. “Why does she hate me out of nowhere?” she whines. “Because that’s what girls do.” True. Plus 30.

Monica = Female Bentley. Existing solely to start $ h!t. Plus 13.

“They look like a big lesbian cream puff.” Yep. Plus 37.

Ben Flajnik, The Bachelor Cast

“Maybe we can share a tampon sometime.” – Jenna to Monica. Minus 50, because no cat fight needs to reach that level of awkwardness. It just doesn’t.

Side Note: Where do these girls FIND some of these dresses?!?!? Minus 46.

Okay we’re kind of scared of Monica. Minus 7. And Jenna for other reasons. At least she lives up to her blog’s name. Totally the over-analyzer.

Plus 35 for that epic promo of the rest of the season.

EPISODE TOTAL: +69!

ROSE RECIPIENTS: Lindzi (first impression), Jamie, Rachel, Blakeley, Emily, Kacie B., Casey S., Brittney, Erica, Shawn, Nicki, Jennifer, Elyse, Samantha, Courtney, Jaclyn, Monica and … Jenna. The rivalry continues!

OUT: Amber, Anna, The Baconator, Lyndsie (London Girl), some others.

Jerome Simpson Flips Over Defender for Touchdown: A Must-Watch!
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On this Christmas Day, we are not greeting readers with a ho, ho, ho. But rather with a: no, no, no he didn’t!

During yesterday’s Bengals/Cardinals matchup, Cincinnati wide receiver Jerome Simpson took a swing pass from quarterback Andy Dalton, ran untouched down the sideline and was then greeted by a defender at the goal line. His reaction?

It must be seen to be believed. Simpson stopped, planted two feet on the turf and did a 360 flip into the end zone. Really, the score should have been worth at least 10 points…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ZITfPhnwE

Thursday December 15, 2011 08:29

Ashley Tisdale and Scott Speer: It’s Over!

Ashley Tisdale and Scott Speer: It’s Over!
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Ashley Tisdale is a single woman once again. Correction: she’s been a single woman for a little while, we’re just finding out now.

Multiple sources confirm that the former High School Musical star is no longer dating director Scott Speer (below), who she started seeing in the spring of 2009. The pair have been broken up for a few weeks, an insider tells Us Weekly, adding simply:

“They tried to work it out but realized their relationship ran its course.”

For The Record Scott Speer

Tisdale most recently starred on The CW’s Hellcats and in her own Disney spinoff, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. She had previously dated musician Jared Murillo.

Wednesday December 14, 2011 08:28

Tyra Banks and John Utendahl: It’s Over!

Tyra Banks is now a single, self-serving woman.

According to The New York Post, the America’s Next Top Model host has split with Brooklyn businessman John Utendahl after three years of dating – and subsequently embarked on a quest to find herself and her faithful roots in Bali.

Tyra Banks and John Utendahl

“Tyra has gone away with a female friend and has been island-hopping, visiting Bali and taking a spiritual retreat,” a source tells the newspaper.

Have no fear, though fans. We’re sure Banks will return and make everything about herself again in no time.

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