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Apparently Rey Was Excluded From ‘Star Wars’ Toys For Evil Marketing Reasons

Daisey Ridley

Surprise surprise. When I first read about the lack of Rey toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, my first thought was that merchandisers thought that no one would buy the things if there was a female included. This is due to the toy industry on the whole. I mean think about how they’ve been so clearly marketed for gender over the years (it’s actually been going on since the Reagan era). Boys get soldiers, girls get princesses. Well a recent insider told Sweatpants & Coffee that was the very reason. 

Hasbro had mentioned in earlier articles that they excluded Rey from the Monopoly game as to not reveal any major plot points. More »

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Tons Of ‘Star Wars’ Toys Are Leaving Out The Movie’s Female Lead, And It’s Not Cool

Star Wars Monopoly

Can you say wack?! Monopoly just came out with its Star Wars edition, exciting nerds everywhere. But um, there’s one problem. The new film’s female lead, Rey (played by Daisey Ridley) is not included amongst the character tokens. WTF? Instead we’ve got Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Again, some official merchandise that rather prioritize male characters of a smaller role, than the film’s actual lead.

Fans are complaining about the games exclusion of Rey–damn right they are! More »

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Guys, Brandy And Monica Want You To Know That There Was No Boy

Brandy and Monia

Remember when you used to dork out with your friends to Brandy and Monica‘s “The Boy Is Mine?” I’m pretty sure I sang it with a friend for karaoke at the senior prom after party. Well, Monica has a new album coming out. Finally–I’ve been wondering about her.  The album’s called Code Red, and she was recently interviewed by HuffPost Live about it. In said interview, Monica addressed the song that pitted her and Brandy against each other, and made us all start choosing sides. 

“People are still asking, ‘Who was the boy?’ and ‘Who got the boy?’ There was no boy! It just was a song!” More »

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There Is A ‘Frozen’ Themed Airplane. Need We Say More?

Frozen Airplane

Just when you thought you had seen enough blue sparkly Frozen themed bedspreads, dolls, mugs, pillows, suitcases, plates (ok, I’ll stop), there is one more item to add that list. A big one. A plane, yes, A FROZEN PLANE, will line the skies of the grand ol’ USA. Your kids can thank West Jet for that, folks. Soon they’ll be seeing Elsa and Anna on the tail of a 737.

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WTF: Nicki Minaj Doesn’t Want Zendaya To Get All The Barbie Attention, Gets Petty On Instagram

"Zendaya, Umma let you finish... "

Y’all. I am sitting here, furrowing my brow and cracking up at the same damn time, because I cannot get over the stunt Nicki Minaj just pulled. Is she serious? I asked myself. Is she literally and figuratively snatching away Zendaya’s Barbie spotlight to make room for her own? If so, why in the hell would she do so? These are the difficult questions that plague us this Monday morning. Please click inside and help me figure out the extreme pettiness of Nicki Minaj.

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Oscar Isaac Is Incredibly Hot

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Have you all been watching HBO‘s new miniseries Show Me a Hero? If not, please get on that. Now, it may have taken me a minute to come to the conclusion that Oscar Isaac Hernández is hot, but I have now arrived. And damn. I was editing this interview one of our writers at Paste did with him, and I’m not gonna lie—when I read about his nationality (Guatemalan, Cuban and French… Lordt), a lightbulb went off and I was all, “Ohhh, is that what it is?” As in, “Is that why I’ve been trying to figure out where he came from and why I find him so ridiculously attractive, even when he’s playing former Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko?” So yes. Please enjoy this gallery of hotness featuring the incredibly hot Oscar Isaac. Who is hot.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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We Can’t Shame Robert De Niro For Not Watching ‘The Sopranos’

He's never even seen like one episode...

Listen. Sometimes people arrive late to the party. People like me, who are currently watching both The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. Don’t judge us! We’re fine. And then there are people like Robert De Niro, who still haven’t shown up to the party, and aren’t necessarily convinced that they need to make an appearance. De Niro shocked the world when he confessed recently that, after starring in all those gangster flicks, he has yet to watch the HBO series. Click inside for more!

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Shannen Doherty Reveals That She Has Breast Cancer

A new lawsuit alleges her cancer diagnosis could have been avoided

Actress Shannen Doherty is suing her former management company alleging that her newly revealed breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent possible treatment (including mastectomy and chemo therapy) could’ve been avoided if the Tanner Mainstain management company hadn’t been negligent in their duties. Because of her lawsuit, it has been revealed publicly for the first time this week that Shannen has breast cancer, which is horrifying news. Doherty alleges in her suit that her former management company stopped paying for her health insurance and she was, therefore, let go by her insurance agency without her knowledge. When she finally signed up for new insurance coverage, she was diagnosed with breast cancer — something she says could’ve been avoided had she not been dropped from her former insurance coverage due to her former management company’s failure to pay her monthly premiums. It’s a bit complicated but the big takeaway is that Shannen Doherty is battling cancer, which is just terrible news. More »

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Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Will Reportedly Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal Wednesday

Remember back in early July when federal authorities raided the home of then-Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle in search of child pornography, a raid that took place a few months after an associate of Fogle‘s was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography? Well, today we learn that authorities found something … because Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to child pornography charges and is expected to accept a plea bargain deal in federal court tomorrow. To be honest, I didn’t expect that Fogle would get busted with any type of illegal pornography, particularly since his friend/associate was busted with child pornography months ago but clearly I was wrong. Read on to learn more. More »

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A Harvard Business School Graduate Ran A Marathon On Her Period Without A Tampon To Raise Awareness

She's also a drummer for M.I.A. and I think I love her?

First of all, I can’t tell you how long it took me to come up with the headline for this article. Like, how exactly do I explain what’s happening here? In actuality, it’s really quite a simple story, but what Kiran Gandhi did while running the London Marathon was/is such a big deal, I wasn’t sure how to frame it. And, like many of you reading this I bet, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Um, wait, what whyyyy?! was my first reaction. But upon reading Gandhi‘s blog post about the decision and her experience—and the message she wanted to send—I think I might be in love with her maybe? Click inside for more!

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