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Beyoncé named #1 of Time’s 100 Most Influential People

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Apparently Beyonce is the most influential person on the planet! Good grief, really Time?

Time Magazine named the singer #1 out of 100, beating out competitors like Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis and more.

It’s a most momentous occasion for the singer. Her co-luminaries include Hillary Clinton, Kerry Washington, Phoebe Philo, and Donna Tartt — definitely good company. But the accompanying Sheryl Sandberg–penned blurb reveals that Beyoncé has ascended to the rank of fully formed pop-feminist icon.

With the Sandberg endorsement, she’s shed the empowered jilted-lover spokeswoman and diva status that earned her a spot on the 2013 Time 100 issue (as “Diva”). After her year as the hardest-working mom on the world-tour circuit, a Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sample, a handful of DGAF innuendos about self-love and championing lady parts, an essay about gender equality, and her very own Lean In commercial, the transformation is complete. Beyoncé’s guide to feminism is forthcoming.

Sandberg writes of Bey, “… her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be ‘Watch me. I’m about to do it.’ Then she adds, ‘You can, too.’”

Inspiring stuff. I am truly inspired, even though I’ve been Beyoncé-watching for some time now, and I still can’t figure out the mechanics of her Power Woman hair whip.

Do you agree with Time’s pick?

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Posted Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Alicia Silverston: “Kind mommas” don’t get postpartum depression. WTF.

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Alicia Silverstone knows how to offend women all over the world, I’ll give her that. When I hear women make comments like these below, it makes me want to punch her in the face.

I’ll say this. I had my babies young. Had my firstborn when I was 23, and my second when I was 25. I felt like I knew it all – and at the time – I had no problem telling people what I thought about child-rearing. Fast-forward to now… I know nothing. I knew nothing. Things that worked for me then wouldn’t work for everyone. I think everyone needs to do what’s right for them – and what’s right for their children. Ever parent/child relationship is unique. So preaching what should be done – and shouldn’t be done is a dangerous thing.

Alicia Silverstone has released a book called “The Kind Mama,” and she has plenty of advice for every woman. You won’t believe the garbage she’s spitting out.

On vaccinations:

“While there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-’em-up schedule, there is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was ‘never the same’ after receiving a vaccine. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.”

Tampons destroy your body:

“Your chichi is the most absorbent part of your body. Unfortunately, feminine-care manufacturers aren’t required to tell you what’s in their products, which means that no one’s talking about the potential pesticide residues from non-organic cotton and the ‘fragrances’ containing hormone-upsetting, fertility-knocking phthalates that are snuggling up to your hoo-ha.”

Postpartum depression is only for mean moms:

“Though it’s less common among kind mamas, some women experience the blues after giving birth.” 

Use her advice, cause she knows it all:

“[This book can] help prevent or even cure your PMS, insomnia, allergies, breakouts, weight struggles, thyroid condition, lupus, multiple sclerosis—while significantly lowering your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”

Avoid meat and dairy while you’re pregnant:

“You wouldn’t want to bring your baby into a junk-filled house with a leaky roof and backed-up plumbing, right?”. Otherwise, pregnant women are “tracking toxic sludge through your baby house.”

I consider myself a “kind mama” and I DEFINITELY had postpartum depression with my first child. I find most of her comments offensive – but I know there are a whole lot of women who will agree with her.

I guess to each his own.

UPDATE: Here’s what a “kind mama” looks like:

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Posted Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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Scarlett Johansson and Lupito Nyong’o to star in Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’!

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Disney is re-doing ‘The Jungle Book,’ AGAIN, but this time it’s going to star two of Hollywood’s hottest ladies! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o will star in the Jon Favreau-directed remake!

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in the middle of negotiations to join the already cast Idris Elba in what is being envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid movie.

Nyong’o is in final negotiations to play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli.

Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to voice the character of Kaa, the python who eats other animals by hypnotizing them. Kaa is the movie’s second villain after Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger being voiced by Idris Elba.

The part of Mowgli has not been set yet.

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Posted Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Maybe we’ll get lucky and she’ll get hit by a car?

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That was mean.

NAME THAT ATTENTION WHORE!

Posted Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Jon Hamm would like you to stop talking about his Hammlog.

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C’mon, you’ve noticed it. We’ve ALL noticed it. If you Google Jon Hamm’s member – you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. Jon Hamm is well endowed. He knows it – and he’s sick of hearing about it.

The ‘Mad Men’ actor opened up in the new issue of Men’s Fitness about how much talk his penis gets.

“Would you want people walking up to you and pointing at your dick? I can’t believe I’m still talking about this. But I’ve worn underwear every day of my life and the fact that I’m painted as this exhibitionist is a little annoying,” the 43-year-old told Men’s Fitness in the magazine’s May issue. “It’s become a meme, I guess. Being someone who people want to photograph, you have to open yourself up to the positive and negative. It is what it is. If I get mad at it I’ll look like a douchebag. But it’s silly.”

No, seriously, he’d really like you to stop concerning yourself with his penis.

“They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for f–k’s sake. Lay off,” Hamm told Rolling Stone last year, adding that intense scrutiny is one of the drawbacks to fame.

“I mean, it’s not like I’m a f–king lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c–k, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal,” he said.

People could be saying worse things, right? I’m not a guy – but if I were – I’m guessing this kind of talk wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing, right?

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Posted Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 3:15pm
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