Today’s Lady News: “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” Actress Jane Russell Dies

  • “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “The Outlaw” actress Jane Russell passed away yesterday in California at age 89. In addition to acting, Jane Russell was a pin-up girl during World War II and a spokeswoman for Playtex bras. [The Wrap]
  • Let’s take a terrifying peek into the group behind the “justifiable homicide” bills regarding the murder of abortion providers that cropped up in South Dakota, among other states. [Mother Jones]
  • Singer/actress/Weight Watchers spokeswoman Jennifer Hudson begs the question, how thin is too thin for a formerly curvaceous woman? [Black Voices]

  • A Texas high school shut down all extra-curricular clubs to stop a gay-straight alliance from being formed. Klassy move. []
  • Meet Native American beauty pageant winner Miss Navajo Nation, Radmilla Cody. [The Root]
  • Here are five ways to improve mainstream reporting on issues that affect transgender men and women. []
  • Here’s some hot honeymoon spots for lesbians! [After Ellen]
  • Let’s talk about Rihanna, sexiness and feminism. [Sexy Feminist]
  • French actress Annie Girardot passed away on Monday at age 79. She appeared in dozens of French movies and won the Best Actress Cesar (the French equivalent of the Oscar) in 1977. [Oh No They Didn’t]