Study Shows Women are Plenty 'Informed' About What Abortion is Without…

Here's some science that will smack anti-abortion legislation in the face with facts: a new study shows that pre-abortion ultrasounds and waiting periods don't actually serve to "educate" or "inform" women seeking to terminate their pregnancies because, as it turns out, women who have abortions are confident in their… » 5/07/12 3:15pm 5/07/12 3:15pm

The Moldy Peaches Cash In On Juno With Ode To Going Golfing

Last night while watching CNN, I saw one of those cheesy family vacation commercials — this one for Atlantis, the resort in the Bahamas — and a very familiar song was playing. And then I realized that it was "Anyone Else But You," the tune heard almost every five minutes in Juno. The lyrics have been reworked to be… » 7/23/08 11:00am 7/23/08 11:00am

Is Planned Parenthood Taking The "Choice" Thing Too Literally?

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Indiana is offering adoption services. "It just seems to fit so well with our philosophy of providing women with choice," says a spokeswoman. Huh. So, lots of material here, in light of Planned Parenthood's recent strategy to become the "LensCrafters of Family Planning"…as if the choice » 7/09/08 5:00pm 7/09/08 5:00pm

Barbie Goes Green; Berlin Sets Up Stalker Center

• From Anya Hindmarch to Barbie, the trend of "Green" handbags has officially run its course. • Prep author naturally turns to Laura Bush for new book. • Juno is on top of the DVD-sales charts, those Hills ads work! • Did you know that we ascribe gender stereotypes to women and men? Groundbreaking! • Norman Mailer's… » 4/24/08 5:30pm 4/24/08 5:30pm

Angela Chase: "When You Call Someone's Name, Like, Kind Of Loud And…

Juno was released on DVD today, and as FourFour's Rich brilliantly points out, teenage heroine Angela Chase of My So-Called Life is the anti-Juno. While Juno reveled in her own quirkiness and established individuality — something that is rare, if not nonexistent among teens — Angela dealt with the desperation of… » 4/15/08 4:30pm 4/15/08 4:30pm

Smart People Is The Type Of Film That, Well, Smart People Have Seen…

Smart People is a new movie that tries to be both quirky and semi-intellectual by putting respectable actors in roles that they had already successfully played in movies made by more creative people. Dennis Quaid plays Lawrence, a douchebaggy literature professor, who has a wise-cracking, vintage-wearing teenage… » 4/11/08 3:20pm 4/11/08 3:20pm

Ellen Page's SNL "Monoblog" Pokes Fun At Diablo Cody

Last night, Juno star Ellen Page hosted Saturday Night Live, and, during her monologue, Andy Samberg showed up dressed as Diablo Cody, taking a jab at the writing in Cody's Oscar-winning script by speaking only in puns. We really liked "Page against the machine" and "Coolio Iglesius," but the best one was definitely… » 3/02/08 12:20pm 3/02/08 12:20pm

Oscar-Winner Diablo Cody: The Latest Victim Of Girl-On-Girl Crime

For the last few months, reports Erin Carlson of the Associated Press, Oscar-winning Juno scribe Diablo Cody has been somewhat of an anomaly in Hollywood: The Celebrity Writer. "Not even wordsmith heavies Paul Haggis, Wes Anderson or Charlie Kaufman have stood in a spotlight so bright," writes Carlson. "But then, none… » 2/27/08 3:00pm 2/27/08 3:00pm

Diablo Cody: A Flash Of Leg, A Tear, And An Oscar

Juno scribe Diablo Cody, who was nominated along two other female writers this evening, just won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and we're wondering if she had some sort of wardrobe malfunction between the pre-show red carpet and the plush seating in the Kodak Theater. Right after her name was called, Diablo… » 2/24/08 11:48pm 2/24/08 11:48pm

Best Actress Oscar Nominees Aren't All Victims

This year's female acting Oscar nominees are a strange bunch of characters — and no, we don't mean the narcissistic actresses themselves. While the Supporting Actress field is rife with Hollywood's version of the female victim, the Best Actress category has some complicated characters that have too damn much going on… » 1/22/08 4:30pm 1/22/08 4:30pm

The Moldy Peaches (Awkwardly) Appear On The View

Although their band the Moldy Peaches have been on an indefinite hiatus since 2004, Kimya Dawson and Adam Green have been temporarily performing in support of the Juno soundtrack, which features one of their songs, as well as a bunch of songs by Kimya alone. The pair performed "Anyone Else But You," which, if you've… » 1/22/08 11:00am 1/22/08 11:00am