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Dominican Republic Does The Right Thing: Chemo For Pregnant Teen Girl With Cancer

My Abortion
This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Unsafe Abortion Death
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Pregnant mother of 5 died after drinking vinegar in DIY abortion. Read More »
Abortion Rights
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All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »
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A pregnant 16-year-old with leukemia was at the center of a debate over abortion in the Dominican Republic, as doctors feared repercussions of administering chemotherapy that may kill her fetus. Fortunately, hospital officials told CNN the anonymous teen began receiving chemotherapy last Tuesday after conversations between her parents, the hospital, and presumably government officials.  There were initial concerns that doctors at Semma Hospital in Santo Domingo would withhold the treatment because she is 10 weeks pregnant and the DR has a strict ban on abortion, claiming life begins at the moment of conception. Keep reading »

Baby Panda Born At San Diego Zoo!

No Panda Sex
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No sex for Edinburgh Zoo pandas, despite some romantic wrestling. Read More »
Panda Porn
Panda porn helps get these bears in the mood for love. Read More »
Pandas As Pets
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Wahhh, why does YANNI get one?! Read More »

Oh, squee of squees! Joy rippled through the panda-verse yesterday: a mommy panda in the San Diego Zoo gave birth to a BABY PANDA!!!! Bai Yun gave birth to her sixth cub, which, if you know anything about how resistant pandas are to having sex, is a huge accomplishment. The newborn baby panda, whose gender will be unknown for several months, joins Bai Lun, daddy Gao Gao, and three-year-old brother Yun Zee. Her four other babies have been sent to China, obviously misdirected on their way to my house. Right now the panda young’un, which zookeepers jokingly call a “butter stick” due to its tiny size, is all pink, hairless, and nasty-looking. But you can bet that as soon as there are pics, I’ll be on it like white on rice … I mean, panda fur. [Los Angeles Times] [Photo: Getty]

Olivia Munn Addresses That Long Ago Controversy About Her Being On “The Daily Show”

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Olivia Munn On Ellen
Olivia Munn is so, so, so, so excited to be on "Ellen." Read More »
Tina Defends Olivia
Tina Fey sticks up for fellow funny girl Olivia Munn. Read More »

“With ‘The Daily Show,’ I felt like [people criticizing her] were only satisfied when everyone fit into a certain box. “Pretty and stupid” — one box. “Smart and funny” — another box. I believe they fit into this other box, which is, ‘hates women who are pretty and smart and funny.’

The only thing I can do is look at the people who have supported me. Tina Fey is the one who recommended me to the creators of [Munn’s short-lived sitcom] ‘Perfect Couples’ on NBC, and she wasn’t thinking about my breasts. And Jon Stewart would not jeopardize his show to cast some girl based on her looks. I think a lot of women should realize that when we’re putting each other down, you’re putting the same glass ceiling over you that you are on me. The only difference is that I will find a way to go around that. I refuse to live in a world where somebody’s gonna tell me who I am.”

– Olivia Munn addresses that long-ago criticism of her appointment to “The Daily Show,” which rankled some ladybloggers, including me. At the time, what bothered me was that of all the funny women in all the land that Jon Stewart could have cast on his show, he chose a funny lady who was also young and beautiful who had also taken her clothes off a lot in magazines. It seemed … annoying. I don’t believe I personally was trying to put her in a box, just that I felt annoyed by how she wasn’t owning up to using her sexuality to get ahead — which is fine, just own up to it. In retrospect, it seems like criticizing her personally may have done more harm than good. She makes good points here and actually sounds pretty rad. So, I’m sorry, Olivia. (Not that you care what I think, but hey.) [NY Post]

Choupette Flies In The Cockpit, Loves “Looking At The Sky”

Karl's Cat Has Maids
Karl Lagerfeld's Siamese cat Choupette has two personal maids. Read More »
Choupette Models
Choupette Lagerfeld's future as model and muse is looking pretty bright. Read More »
All Things Choupette
All of the urgent news updates regarding the famous beauty. Read More »

It’s been nearly a month since we heard new and glamorous details about the life of Choupette, a “famous beauty” who is Karl Lagerfeld’s kitten. Herr Karl spoke with the Independent UK and revealed more details about his finicky princess. Much like Karl himself (I imagine), Choupette is “moody,” he says. “Choupette waits for me at the front door. She doesn’t like being alone.” How she manages to be alone with three maids tending to her needs, I don’t know. Choupette also goes to the vet every 10 days for checkups but the maids bring her because Karl “doesn’t want her to be furious at me.” Keep reading »

Liberty Ross’ Brother Says Rupert Sanders Has Been Cheating For Months

Who Is Liberty Ross?
Six things to know about Rupert Sanders' model wife. Read More »
Rob Moves Out
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Robert Pattinson moves out amidst Kristen Stewart cheating scandal. Read More »
"Robsten" Grief
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The five stages of grieving the end of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Read More »
  • The brother of Liberty Ross, wife of “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders, is now saying he think Sanders has been cheating with Kristen Stewart for months. Leopold Ross, a musician, said the cheating “was from the last half of filming and all through post-production, clear into last week.” How his brother-in-law has such intimate knowledge of the goings-on in Rupert’s trousers, I don’t know. [People UK]
  • Also, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are only talking now via “heated text messages.” [Hollywood Life]
  • Katy Perry is choosing sides in the Robsten cheating scandal and she’s on Team Edward. [PopCrush]
  • Are you psyched for a “Friday Night Lights” movie? Connie Britton tells us how it’s coming along. [NYMag.com]
  • “The Voice” host Blake Shelton bragged on Twitter about running over a turtle with his car … then insisted it was all a joke. Funny “joke,” huh? [ONTD] Keep reading »

Adorable Chris O’Dowd Promotes Tourism To Ireland Adorably

Irish Accents
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Irish accents surpass French accents as the world's sexiest. Read More »
Irish Myths
Irish myths, legends and conspiracies in honor of St. Paddy's Day. Read More »
Hot Irish Guys
Ten adorable little leprechauns we just want to smooch. Read More »
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Oh, We'll Come To Ireland...

Hottie Irish actor Chris O’Dowd from “Bridesmaids” (and “Girls”) wants to help Brits looking to escape to the 2012 Olympics. He’s got an idea. Hop over to Ireland! Give them some tourism dollars! Find out what “Guinney Guinney blum blum chappy chappy kilos” means! (Um, does it actually mean anything?) I’m down. But only if Chris O’Dowd acts as tour guide? [Irish Central]

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