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10 Countries That Have Elected Women Into The Highest Office

This week, Brazil got its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, who was formerly the energy secretary and chief of staff to President Luiz Inácio da Silva. Taking 56 percent of the vote, Rousseff said, “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say, ‘Yes, women can.’” It seems trite to be all “girl power!” about this, but I get kind of giddy when a lady is elected into a country’s highest office. A handful of South American governments are being run by women now, and there are women in top political offices around the world. We’ve rounded up some of them up after the jump. [Newser] Keep reading »

Demi Lovato Enters Rehab For “Emotional And Physical Issues”

“Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. She is doing just that. Demi and her family ask that the media respect her privacy during this difficult time.”

– A statement from the representative for Demi Lovato, who entered rehab yesterday after mysteriously and suddenly quitting Twitter this weekend. According to sources, the singer/actress reportedly has battled an eating disorder and has had issues with cutting. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

10 Celeb Hotties Who Look Better Buzzed

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There’s no doubt that Justin Timberlake has gone through a big style transformation over the years and he’s never looked hotter. But his hair has been through the ringer too — remember the tight, white boy curls? The cornrows? Eek. My favorite Justin ‘do is definitely when he keeps it short and shaved and lucky for me, he recently broke out his razor and buzzed his locks for a movie role. He’s just one of many male stars who looks better with a shaved head. Here are nine others — do you agree?

Judd Apatow’s Hilarious Video For American Jewish World Service


I’ve never been a huge fan of charity videos because they’re so dramatic and subsequently always make me cry. I cry at the babies playing with flies. The sad-eyed dogs. The animals in cages faintly crying. If Sarah McLachlan is playing in the background, I’m already bummed. But Judd Apatow has gone a totally different route with his video for AJWS, the American Jewish World Service. I literally laughed out loud several times and it actually made me want to support them because they made a good case and didn’t mess up my mascara. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Get Your Ha-Has With Tonight’s “Women Of SNL” Special

  • Don’t forget: Tonight is “Saturday Night Live”‘s “Women Of SNL” special, airing on NBC from 9-11 p.m. Expect original material from favorites like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. [NBC]
  • A panel of experts is reviewing the kind of preventive care for women should be covered by under the new health care laws and it’s possible birth control pills will be included. (Thanks to reader becboo84 for the link!) [AP]
  • A man in Washington State was sentenced to five years probation for threatening the family of a doctor who performs late-term abortions. [Washington Post]

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Style Stealer: Taylor Swift’s Fall Brights

Fall and winter would be boring if we only wore neutrals, so instead, take a cue from Taylor Swift and add some bright, saturated colors to your wardrobe. Her purple dress and turquoise heels are an unexpected color combination that got her noticed and will get you noticed, too. One suggestion, though: add tights to keep your legs warm. After the jump, get the details on an outfit similar to Taylor’s. Keep reading »

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