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NewsBites: The Frog Princess Dolls?, Nelson Mandela x Morgan Freeman, Gay Marriage Struck Down in NY, Sasha’s Fierce

Black enough? Thick enough? With the release of Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, critics are questioning whether Mattel’s dolls are really representative of the women they’re meant to embody. [WSJ]

As South Africa preps for the World Cup, Morgan Freeman gears up to play Nelson Mandela in what could be one of the most memorable roles of his career. Invictus premiers next Friday. [NYT]

Sasha Fierce: Album of The Year? Grammy nominations are out and Bey-Bey leads the pack with 10 nods. [LAT]

Yesterday, the NY State Senate voted down its same-sex marriage bill, 38 to 24. The issue can’t be tabled again until 2011. How far have we really come as a country and a state? [NYT]

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