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Jerry Stiller And Ann Meara Speak Out About Prop 19

More specifically, they tell us about their use of MariHuana. I’ll bet Ben Stiller is cringing right now. No one wants to hear about their parents getting stoned. Anyhow, the takeaway here? All you Cali stoners out there, get off the couch and vote today. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Queens Of The World?

Troubled waters ahead for Tea Partier Christine O’Donnell! But Sarah Palin’s got her back. Should we tell them there’s a giant iceberg just ’round the bend or just watch them go down? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

10 Countries That Have Elected Women Into The Highest Office

This week, Brazil got its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, who was formerly the energy secretary and chief of staff to President Luiz Inácio da Silva. Taking 56 percent of the vote, Rousseff said, “I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say, ‘Yes, women can.’” It seems trite to be all “girl power!” about this, but I get kind of giddy when a lady is elected into a country’s highest office. A handful of South American governments are being run by women now, and there are women in top political offices around the world. We’ve rounded up some of them up after the jump. [Newser] Keep reading »

Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbuster Gals!

Ronnie Rennae Foster and Laura Lee Mistycah, better known as the Ghostbuster Gals, don’t look like your typical ghost hunters, but they promise to deliver “fast, friendly ghost-removal services.” These two ladies, trained in the arts of psychic healing and metaphysics, will come and eradicate even the peskiest Stay Puff Marshmallow Man camping out in your home for a mere fee of $250 an hour. Considering that 30 percent of people in the US say they have experienced some kind of paranormal activity in their home, the Ghostbuster Gals are in very high demand, especially during the Halloween season. They say that clients’ most commonly reported haunting signs are electrical disturbances, obnoxious odors, and cold spots. So how does their ghostbusting work? Find out after the jump if you’re not too scared. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Get Your Ha-Has With Tonight’s “Women Of SNL” Special

  • Don’t forget: Tonight is “Saturday Night Live”‘s “Women Of SNL” special, airing on NBC from 9-11 p.m. Expect original material from favorites like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. [NBC]
  • A panel of experts is reviewing the kind of preventive care for women should be covered by under the new health care laws and it’s possible birth control pills will be included. (Thanks to reader becboo84 for the link!) [AP]
  • A man in Washington State was sentenced to five years probation for threatening the family of a doctor who performs late-term abortions. [Washington Post]

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