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Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Ashley Judd pens essay about ‘puffy’ face criticism; father of Amanda Bynes says she was not drunk on night of DUI


Judd, speaking up for women. (Carlo Allegri - AP)

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Ashley Juddhas written an insightful essay for The Daily Beast about the objectification of women, a response to all the recent snarkery about the swelling in her face that resulted from her use of steroid medication.

“That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men,” she writes. “Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. This abnormal obsession with women’s faces and bodies has become so normal that we (I include myself at times — I absolutely fall for it still) have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly.” (Daily Beast)

Meanwhile, Lindy West over at Jezebel has written an equally insightful (and funny) piece about how valuable Judd’s piece is. (Jezebel)

Rick Bynes, father of Amanda Bynes, tells People magazine that his daughter was not drunk when she was arrested Friday for DUI. “I was told that she blew a zero on the Breathalyzer,” he says. “She didn’t have a single drink that night. My daughter doesn’t drink.” (People)

Melissa Gilbert was taken to the hospital during Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” broadcast after hitting her head on the dance floor while performing a paso doble. After subsequently complaining of dizziness , the former “Little House” star was put in an ambulance. Gilbert later tweeted that she had a mild concussion and whiplash. (TV Column; @MelissaEGilbert)

Lindsay Lohan and her attorney, Shawn Holley, might ask detectives to investigate a woman who accused Lohan of pushing her Thursday night at L.A.’s Standard Hotel, on the grounds that the woman filed a false police report. Lohan contends she was not at the Standard on Thursday night because she was at home, watching episodes of “Homeland.” (TMZ)

Tom Hanks is reportedly in talks to play Walt Disney in a film about the studio co-founder’s lengthy effort to adapt P.L. Travers’s book “Mary Poppins.” To repeat: Tom Hanks is considering the role of Walt Disney, not Ryan Gosling . (Deadline)

Ben Kingsley may be cast as the central villain in the third “Iron Man” movie. (The Guardian)

Maggie Grace — previously known as Shannon on “Lost” and currently seen in the movie “Lockout” — reveals in a Vulture interview that she once met a guy at Comic-Con who had a sizeable Shannon tattoo. “I actually had a funny fan experience where a guy had a tattoo of my character on Lost at a really odd moment in the show, where the plane had just crashed and [Shannon] screams bloody murder in a tennis skirt, with my face all scrunched up,” she says. “He had this tattoo across his entire leg. I got a picture to send to my parents.” (Vulture)

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