Posted at 8:00 AM Mar 08, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
- Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win a Best Director award, plus The Hurt Locker got Best Picture. [Jezebel] Forthcoming Criterion Collection DVD to be released, with bonus special feature, Point Break.
- Of course, the Daily Mail saw this as an opportunity to point out that the Hurt Locker was really just a chance for Bigelow to get revenge against ex James Cameron. [DailyMail] Because women often engage in exhausting work with long, hard hours and little chance of appreciation in order to get our boyfriends back and/or make them cry.
- Bea Arthur, Farrah Fawcett were both notably missing from the In Memoriam tribute. [AccessHollywood] The official story: it was to cut down on time. You mean, cut down on time like DYING, Academy? That was way harsh.
- California State Senator (and Republican) Roy Ashburn says there's no connection between him being a secret, self-loathing gay and his passionate anti-gay voting record and policies. [Pandagon] I anxiously await his next statement, wherein he will finally prove that unicorns are real.
- Zainab Salbi's International Women's Day call to action against violence. [TheDailyBeast] Remember that time when people had to be reminded that violence against women is especially prevalent and awful? Ugh. Take a shot. Yes, I know it's not noon yet.
- D.C. will become the first city in the U.S. to give out free female condoms. [RHRealityCheck] And, hopefully, instruction booklets.
- A Boulder, Colo. Catholic school denies a student admission because she has lesbian parents. [ABC7] More remarkable is the fact that every other parent of every other kid at that school has never, not once, sinned in his or her life. Who's on that story?