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Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Against Abortion, Unless It’s To Save His Own Wife’s Life

  • Interesting fact about Rick Santorum: his wife, Karen Santorum, had an abortion in 1996 during her 19th week of pregnancy (roughly the fifth month). Karen Santorum’s fetus caused an infection inside her and had to be removed to save her life. The fetus was delivered and could not survive outside the womb, as doctors had predicted. First of all, that is indescribably sad. It was brave for the couple to discuss this on NPR, as they did in 2004 with host Terry Gross. Second of all, how can Rick Santorum oppose all abortion in all cases when terminating a pregnancy saved the life of his own wife? Eh. Don’t answer that. [Jezebel]
  • MSNBC has given a weekend talk show to Melissa Harris-Perry, a Tulane University political science professor who frequently appears on “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Congratulations! [The Wrap]
  • Columbia and Yale will now reimburse LGBT employees who are taxed when their same-sex partners sign on to their health insurance. The schools are located in New York and Connecticut, respectively, which both recognize same-sex marriage. However, the federal government doesn’t recognize gay marriage and so lesbian and gay employees who are legally married are still taxed as “single.” [Queerty Keep reading »

Meet Ryan, 6-Year-Old Child Model With Down Syndrome

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Hold onto your ovaries, ladies! This is Ryan. He’s six years old, a child model for Nordstrom and Target, and living happily with Down syndrome. His mom writes that modeling is “an extreme confidence booster.” Also, “He received so much warmth and caring from the Nordstrom crew that he thought they were there just for him!” (Thinking everybody is there for him? Yup, sounds like a model all right.) We hope Ryan sticks with modeling and keeps sharing his cuteness with the world. [The Daily What via NoahsDad.com]

5 Things To Know About Adele’s New Boyfriend, Simon Konecki

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Some men might be afraid of dating a woman whose career is made of heartbroken hits like “Someone Like You.” But nope, Adele has got a new man. What’s more is that 36-year-old Simon Konecki actually seems like someone we would want to date. These lovebirds were spotted riding an alligator spotting boat in the Everglades National Park and smooching. Let’s be honest, that sounds like a great date! 

Five essential facts about Adele’s new hirsute heartthrob after the jump: Keep reading »

Jimmy Kimmel Asks “Jersey Shore” Dudes About “Hijinks In The Shower”

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It’s that time again: “Jersey Shore” infects your TV again tonight. (Itch, itch, itch.) God, I can’t wait. “Mob Wives” return to television is not making me stupid enough. The boys stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s couch this week to talk tanning and Jimmy couldn’t resist a question about whether there have ever been any dude-on-dude “hijinks in the shower.” There haven’t yet … at least none that anyone will admit to. I guess Deena’s hookup with one of The Situation’s twins in Italy was the first, and last, slightly gay thing to happen on that show.  [Perez Hilton]

Morning Quickies: Zooey Deschanel Files For Divorce & Casey Anthony Posts YouTube Video Diary

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  • Zooey Deschanel filed for divorce from husband Ben Gibbard on December 27, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple married in 2009 and separated two months ago. Bummer, dude. But hey, at least she’s free now to date JGL! [TMZ]
  • Jada Pinkett Smith has supposedly retained a divorce lawyer who has repped Britney Spears in the past. Neither Jada nor Will Smith have actually confirmed they’re splitting, though. [Huffington Post]
  • Casey Anthony uploaded a bizarre YouTube video diary, which “The Today Show” has confirmed is her. In the video, Casey Anthony talks about her current life but does not mention her daughter Caylee, whom she was acquitted of killing last year. [Boston.com]
  • The first entry from Fashionista’s diary of an anonymous fashion assistant makes “The Devil Wears Prada” look like “Teletubbies.” [Fashionista]
  • How to make a wreath out of tampons. What? It’s crafting. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabia’s Lingerie Law To Go Into Effect

  • Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing a law that requires lingerie shops to only employ women, so that men and women do not have to come in contact with each other while buying undergarments. [BBC
  • Washington’s Gov. Chris Gregoire, a Democrat, announced today that she will introduce a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. In a press conference today, Gov. Gregoire said, “Some say domestic partnerships are the same as marriage. That’s a version of the discriminatory, separate but equal argument of the past. For decades that argument was used to keep African Americans separate in schools, at their apartments, at drinking fountains. After all, the argument went, those separate places were just as good. But we, Americans knew, separate is not equal and finally the law caught up.” [Think Progress]
  • The real losers of last night’s GOP caucus in Iowa? American women. [Women Are Watching] Keep reading »
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