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Biz Break: The Internet Shamelessly Objectifies John Legend (Thank You), and Mark Ruffalo Gives a Stirring Speech About Abortion

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 19, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 19, 2013 |

Here’s a new promo image from The Hobbit: Desolation of the Smaug (via Slashfilm), and God help me, I wish it didn’t remind me of a certain movie poster.



There are also some new photos from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, otherwise known as the movie that everyone will see but that no one really cares about. It has totally dominated the motivated apathy demo.



The teaser trailer for the upcoming season of Eastbound & Down looks like a YouTube preroll commercial, but stick with it, and you probably still won’t be all that rewarded for the payoff.

Girls isn’t really all that more creative with its season three teaser trailer, which is just a bunch of Instagram photos, which is pretty much the DEFINITION of “edgy” as long as “edgy” has quotes around it.

You like John Legend? DO YOU LIKE JOHN LEGEND NAKED? This should make your day, then.

At Home with John Legend from John Legend

Finally, I really encourage you to check out Mark Ruffalo’s stirring pro-choice message delivered to a rally in Jackson, Mississippi about his mother’s unfortunate back-alley abortion, and how abortion rights also affect men. It begins:

I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.

Read the entire message over on Stop Patriarchy.

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