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Watch Out, Meryl Streep. There’s A New Robot Actress In Town

Meet Geminoid-F, the robot actress out of Tokyo looking to steal movie roles from human actresses in Tinseltown. The lady bot has already landed her first role in a stage play in the role of an android, which shouldn’t be much of a stretch. The ‘bot is puppetered by a real person back stage who controls the techno-actress’s voice and movements. Her costar says she seems a bit “distant.” Must be all those microchips getting in the way of real emoting. [Gawker] Keep reading »

HuffPo’s New Divorce Section — Smart Idea Or Too Cynical?

This week, the Huffington Post launched a groundbreaking new category of content for a news blog or lifestyle magazine: a section devoted to divorce. Chock-full of advice, how-tos (for navigating the holidays, finding a lawyer, breaking it to the kids, etc.), celeb divorce news, and insightful personal essays, there is no dearth of content on the section’s home page. Editor-at-large Nora Ephron and Arianna Huffington cooked up the idea last summer while hanging out in the Hamptons and have been working to bring it to life ever since … Keep reading »

For Fat, Head to Mississippi

Aside from being one of the hardest states to spell, Mississippi is also the fattest state. At least according to the folks over at CalorieLab, who calculated the rankings based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System database maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 33.8 percent of Mississippi’s adult population is obese. The thinnest state is Colorado, where only 19.2 percent of the population is obese. Not surprisingly, the biggest pocket of “thin” states is in the Western half of the country. California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming all had less than 26 percent obesity. [Calorie Lab] Keep reading »

What A Frisky Dolphin!


TGIF, everyone! What Friday is complete without a funny animal video? Today’s video is especially apropos for us because it features a dolphin who is so very frisky. I mean, my goodness, I haven’t seen moves likes his (or if it a “her”? Hmm…) since, well, never mind that — just watch the clip! [via YouTube] Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Laughs Off The Divorce Rumors

“I call Todd on the cell phone and I say, ‘Todd, you won’t believe this cover!’ And he says, ‘Twenty million? Write me a check.’ He’s good about laughing some of that stuff off.”

Sarah Palin on how she and husband Todd reacted to a tabloid cover that claimed they were working out a $20 million divorce settlement [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Don’t Abuse Their Kids, Study Says

  • The child abuse rate in lesbian households is zero percent. Yup, zero percent for both physical and sexual abuse. That’s according to the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study from the UCLA School of Law. [Huffington Post]
  • Meet King Peggy — also known as Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI — an American woman who reigns as king in a Ghanian village. King Peggy was living in Maryland two years ago when she got a call she had been chosen to lead a community of 7,000. This story is completely awesome and I wholeheartedly suggest you read it. [NPR]
  • Oof. Susana Martinez, New Mexico’s governor-elect, had to be reminded by a reporter from Latina magazine about what the DREAM Act is. (For the record, it would allow children of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. if they go to college or serve in the military.) [Latina]

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