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Today’s Lady News: Rep. Gabby Giffords Resigns From Congress

  • One year following a gunshot wound to the head, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) formally resigned from Congress today. Her friend Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz tearfully read a letter aloud to their legislator peers in which Giffords vowed to come back after her recuperation. It looks like there wasn’t a dry eye in the House. (And it wouldn’t be a tearjerker moment without House Speaker John Boehner crying, too.) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of Giffords, “She has brought the word ‘dignity’ to new heights by her courage.” [CNN, Politico]
  • No fetus-eating for you! An Oklahoma legislator has introduced a bill to the state senate to ban the consumption of human fetuses. You know what they say: first abortion is legal, then the feminists are eating babies. [Jezebel]
  • Navy SEALs rescued aid worker Jessica Buchanan, 32, yesterday, who was kidnapped on October 25 at a refugee camp in Somalia where she worked as a Christian aid worker. Jessica’s Danish colleague Poul Hagen Thisted was also rescued during the raid. [Newser]
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Unauthorized “Downton Abbey” Jewelry Pulled From PBS Website

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You can’t blame PBS for trying to make a buck. Even they hate their biweekly fundraising efforts. Nevertheless, the production company for “Downton Abbey” got on the horn and put a stop to PBS.org’s sale of a “Downton Abbey”-inspired jewelry line, which was in no way affiliated with the show. Keep reading »

Vanessa Paradis Makes “Mind Your Own Business” Sound So Eloquent

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Rumor has it Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are dunzo. Read More »
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A look back at one of the world's sexiest couples. Read More »
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A sexy retrospective of Johnny Depp, just because. Read More »
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“You know, when I eat three peas, I’m pregnant. When I visit a city, I’m buying a house. In the winter I separate, in the summer I marry. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been getting married every year. In addition, I have to answer all these rumors!”

Vanessa Paradis gets the prize for the best “mind your own business” response to a journalist asking her about the alleged Johnny Depp breakup. The rumor is that Vanessa and Johnny — who never married but have two kids together — are separating because he has fallen for his “Dark Shadows” co-star Eva Green, who is also a gorgeous Frenchwoman. We were hoping this split was just vicious gossip, but everybody knows a People magazine cover means business.  [Starpulse]

Morning Quickies: Demi Moore Rushed To Hospital Monday Night

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Demi Moore confimred she is splitting from Ashton Kutcher after 6 years. Read More »
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  • Demi Moore was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Monday night after paramedics responded to a 911 call at her home.  The night before, People claims Demi Moore spend a “late night out” with her 23-year-old daughter Rumer Willis, where she was seen grinding on the butt of one of Rumer’s “90210″ co-stars, unbottoning his shirt and “stickling his bare chest playfully.” Sources say Demi has a substance abuse problem  — although which substance is unclear — and is checking into a facility for care. A statement from her rep said, “Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health.  She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends.” She has also dropped out of plans to play Gloria Steinem in the “Lovelace” biopic. Oh dear. We like Demi and wish her the best! [TMZ, People, US Weekly] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Katherine Heigl’s 3-Year-Old Daughter Upstages Her On “The View”

Morning Quickies
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  • Katherine Heigl’s three-year-old daughter Naleigh ran onstage during the interview and adorably upstaged her this morning on “The View.” So cute! What a freakin’ adorable kid. [Just Jared]
  • Jim Carrey’s daughter Jane Carrey was allegedly “fast-tracked” to her “American Idol” audition — i.e. given an appointment and let in without waiting outside like everyone else. Are we really surprised by famous people’s kids getting preferential treatment? [FoxNews]
  • Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend/baby daddy is under investigation for allegedly pushing daughter Nahla’s nanny against a door (while holding Nahla!) last week. [Starpulse]
  • Jimmy Fallon is being sued for gender discrimination — for only hiring women, that is. [TMZ]
  • Whoa: the real-life Countess of Downton Abbey was an abortion provider. (P.S. Did you see this? We are quite proud of it!) [Jezebel
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Today’s Lady News: Abortion Is Safer Than Giving Birth, Says Study

  • Abortion is safer for American women than giving birth, according to a new study published yesterday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. A woman is about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth than from complications involving an abortion. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, anti-abortion protesters who claim all abortions are unilaterally dangerous for women. (Of course, we are talking about legal abortions here.) [Reuters]
  • Women were only five percent — I repeat, only five percent — of directors in the top 250 grossing films of 2011, according to a study released today from San Diego State University. Overall, women comprised 18 percent (less than one-fifth) of directors, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors on such films. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, won’t allow an LGBT club called Reach OUT to exist on campus because the club does not honor “the biblical conviction that sexual activity should be reserved for a husband-wife relationship,” according to the school newspaper. [LA Weekly] Keep reading »
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