debuted her “Run The World (Girls)
” music video on “American Idol
” last night and it’s the same-old Beyoncé motifs we know and (sometimes) love: scantily clad beauties declaring their independence and power through bellydancing. Queen Beyoncé’s got a court of statuesque handmaidens — and even a real, live lion. When a gang of nondescript male invaders penetrate her lady-sanctuary (no, that’s not a euphemism), Queen B challenges the blokes to a dance-off. I’ll let you guess who wins. Keep reading »
After being accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City this weekend, Dominique Strass-Kahn, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, resigned from his position on Wednesday. Strauss-Kahn was charged with attempted rape, forcible touching, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment, among other charges. He was denied the $1 million bail posted by his wife on Monday and is currently imprisoned at NYC’s Rikers Island. The formal letter of resignation he submitted last night denied all the charges against him:
“To all, I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me. I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially—especially—I want to devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence.
According to The New York Times, the frontrunner to replace Strauss-Kahn at the IMF is a woman: Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister. If Lagarde were to be appointed, she would be the first-ever woman to hold the top position. Keep reading »
This weekend, police apprehended International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on an airplane moments before takeoff over accusations that he sexually assaulted a New York City hotel maid earlier that day. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, is now the center of what the London Guardian is calling “France’s Monica Lewinsky moment” — as well as the same-old, same-old s**tshow that happens anytime a powerful and famous man is accused of sexual assault or rape.
Let’s familiarize ourselves with what’s going on, shall we? Keep reading »
Yale University has suspended the Delta Kappa Epsilon frat from campus for five years for an October 13th incident (captured on audio) when pledges marched outside freshman dorms chanting “No means yes! Yes means anal!” According to an email sent by the Yale College Dean on Tuesday afternoon, the school found that the actions of DKE, who are not an official campus organization, “threatened and intimidated others,” which violates the school’s Undergraduate Regulations. Individual frat members have been punished, although Yale wouldn’t disclose how because of confidentiality agreements. Keep reading »
“I’m not easy. I’m difficult to be in a relationship with. I’m not that feminine, I’m kind of a little bit too direct for some men, but that’s good because those men don’t like me anyway so they don’t even come near me.”
—Chelsea Handler on the burdens — or blessings? — of being a strong woman on the dating scene. I hear ya, Chelsea. It’s hard out there for a girl who calls it like it is. [PopEater] Keep reading »