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Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Wife Katherine Russell: What We Know About the Alleged Bomber’s Widow

While suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits questioning in a Cambridge hospital, the focus is turning to the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It’s hard to believe, but Tamerlan was a husband and a father. His wife, 24-year-old Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, grew up as an average, all-American girl in Rhode Island.

How did she get involved with Tamerlan, and how much did she know? Investigators are trying to find out. Here’s what we know about her so far.

  1. Katherine is the oldest of three daughters. Her father is an emergency room physician, and her mother is a nurse. She grew up in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, where her parents still live. Read more on The Stir…

“Hated For Being Beautiful” Writer Now Says Husbands Should Divorce Wives Who Get Fat

A few years back, I heard about a guy who was given a free pass by his buddies to stray from his marriage … all because his wife had “let herself go” — aka she had put on weight(likely as a result of carrying their daughter) and struggled to take it off. And somehow, that was a legitimate enough reason to some people that this husband should be unfaithful! Are. You. Freaking. Kidding. Me.

Unfortunately, this is a popular belief, held by even some women. Like Samantha Brick, the Daily Mail writer, who made our hair stand on end a while back with her column about other women hating her for “being too beautiful.” Unsurprisingly, Brick is attempting to piss the whole of the web off once again with a new story, which takes on the Dove “Real Beauty” sketches campaign and claims only one type of woman can be considered attractive — a thin one. Plus, “nothing signals failure more than fat.” Thus, men are right to divorce a woman if she puts on weight. OMFG. Read more on The Stir…

Kim Kardashian’s Divorce Is Reportedly Settled So Now She Can Finally Get Married Again

She’s finally free! According to TMZ, Kim Kardashian’s divorce is settled – meaning she’s no longer hitched to Kris Humphries and can move on with her life after a year-and-a-half-long battle. (Isn’t it weird that their divorce lasted, like, seven-and-a-half times as long as their marriage?)

Sources connected to Kris say an announcement is expected in court today, though no details of the settlement have been released.

Kim will supposedly be present to hear the good news, although Kris is reportedly practicing with his NBA teammates and won’t make an appearance. Wait a minute — this sounds familiar. Read more on The Stir…

Details Of Ann Curry’s Reported “Today Show” Bullying Will Make You Gasp

Poor Ann Curry. She was not only publicly fired from her cohost position on “The Today Show,” but she then had to sit there and weep about it to Matt Lauer – who probably couldn’t wait to see her go. But apparently that was far from the first time the show had humiliated her. Behind the scenes, Ann was reportedly dealing with a “boys’ club” that relentlessly bullied her, made fun of her, and conspired to get her fired in something her haters called “Operation Bambi.” If you’ve ever been bullied at work by your coworkers or superiors, you’ll totally empathize with what Ann went through.

Ann had spent decades working her way up the newsroom ladder, but when she finally reached the pinnacle, hosting alongside Lauer, ratings began to slip. Reportedly producers, especially Executive Producer Jim Bell, thought that Ann didn’t have “chemistry” with Matt. But Ann was also reportedly hassled in many other excruciating ways, according to author Brian Stelter in his book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TVRead more on The Stir…

Boston Marathon Attacks Can’t Stop Me From Running The Race Next Year

Yesterday’s horrific Boston Marathon bombing appears to be an act of terror. Though the motive and the suspects are still elusive a scant 24 hours later, it’s safe to say that the reverberations from the attack are being felt around the country where fear, horror, and yes, terror are all around.

The attack took a sporting event known around the country for its tough qualifying times, jovial crowds, and “heartbreaking” hills and turned it into a crime scene. As an athlete, a Bostonian (now and forever), and a marathon runner who missed qualifying for Boston by eight minutes two years ago, this attack was deeply painful and personal. As the good friend to a woman who DID qualifyand for whom I would have been cheering at the finish had she not been sidelined by an injury, I can say this doesn’t just feel close to home. This is home. Read more on The Stir…

“Bachelor” Alums Brad Womack & AshLee Frazier Are A Match Made In Heaven

Don’t know if you’ve heard, but former “Bachelor” Brad Womack, who proposed to Emily Maynard, then declared he’d “dodged a bullet” after they broke up, and former “Bachelor” contestant AshLee Frazier, who scared the living shit out of everyone on Sean Lowe’s season, are now an item. Yup! Brad and AshLee are dating.The ”Bachelor” alums have been hanging out for a while now, and AshLee posted a photo of them sucking in their stomachs and embracing at a baseball game.

Does anyone else think this is a match made in Chris Harrison heaven? Just think of the hair highlighting tips BrashLee would be able to share! Read more at The Stir…

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