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When A Successful Female Actress Dates A Recording Artist, What Does She Become?

Posted by Clem Bastow on June 30, 2008

Your daily sexism groan from Britain’s delightfully reconstructed Daily Mail, who have outdone themselves (something the seemingly do quite regularly) in the sexism stakes with this corker of a headline:

Groupie Jennifer has the look of love as boyfriend John Mayer rocks London’s Hyde Park

Yes, that’s right – “groupie”. Despite being a successful Hollywood actress who was this year ranked #17 on Forbes’ Celebrity 100, with earnings of US$27 million, and having been dating Mayer for three months now, it seems – according to the Mail, amongst other media outlets – all women who date musicians must just be starry-eyed band-aids.

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