Yesterday, it was formally announced that controversial television personality Jenny McCarthy would be replacing Joy Behar on the upcoming season of The View. The backlash against the casting choice began almost immediately–many are fearing that McCarthy will use the panel show to spread her views on not vaccinating children. There is basis to this […]Read More Why We Need to Chill About Jenny McCarthy
On Wednesday, the Center for Environmental Health revealed that Pepsi’s caramel coloring still poses a risk to consumers due to a high levels of a carcinogenic known as 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel. 4-Mel can be formed after certain foods are cooked, so many foods may contain the carcinogen, even in trace amounts. So why is this […]Read More Environmental Group Finds Carcinogen in Pepsi
I’m seeing a disturbing trend in geek culture, true believers. I see many blog posts and news stories posts calling out the sexism and misogyny within the culture. Don’t get me wrong, I like that it’s being called out. It needs to be called out. I just don’t like there’s this awful attitude towards women in […]Read More Holy Sexism, Batman! What is up With Geek Culture?
A small park in Istanbul has become a hotspot for a new political movement, Occupy Gezi.On Wednesday, a group of people (not part of any specific group) met to protest the demolition of Gezi Park. Last year, it was announced that the small park would be leveled off to be turned into a shopping mall. […]Read More Occupy Gezi: The Revolution is Not Being Televised
Trigger Warning: Rape Writer and comedian Lindy West is finding herself faced with rape threats. Why? Because she dared to call out rape culture in comedy.Last Thursday, West (below) appeared on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to have a debate with comic Jim Norton about censorship in comedy, with focus on rape jokes […]Read More Enough With Rape Threats.
I don’t understand why body type has to come into play during film reviews. Unless it is an essential part to the role an actor is playing, there is no need to make comments. Someone forgot to tell New York Observer film critic Rex Reed that it’s not necessary. In his review of the Melissa McCarthy/Jason Bateman […]Read More Rex Reed Calls Melissa McCarthy “Tractor Sized”–How Mature.
Amanda Bynes has been everywhere lately. Sadly, it’s not because of an upcoming film project or television series, but because of her wellness, which appears to be in decline. I am not a doctor, nor is anyone on the LivLuna team, so we cannot diagnose any medical conditions. We are also not a gossip site. […]Read More Leave Amanda Bynes Alone. Seriously.
The Conservatives just don’t know when to quit, do they? It’s not just about reproductive rights this time–it’s about the right to food. Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) has created an amendment to a proposed Farm Bill that is currently being considered in the senate that would ban violent felons from being able to receive SNAP […]Read More No Food Stamps For Felons Is Racist and Sexist
Actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) has opened a small chain of grocery and convenience stores in his native New Orleans to help eliminate food deserts. Food deserts – lack of access to grocery stores selling affordable, fresh foods – are critical issues in impoverished communities, including many New Orleans neighborhoods. His chain, Sterling Farms, […]Read More Wendell Pierce Opens Grocery Stores in NOLA Food Deserts
CBS Houston is concerned that a Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader was “too chunky” to do her job. In the article by Claire Crawford posted earlier this week, she ponders, “The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren’t the only bad-looking people on the court–we’re not trying to be ugly. We are […]Read More Too Chunky to Cheer? Asks CBS Houston