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Quotable: Joran Van Der Sloot Was “Prince Charming” To His Ex

“He was amazing. He was romantic. … [Our relationship] was very playful, very honest. We could sit and talk for hours. We liked looking into each other’s eyes. … I told him I liked red Skittles, and what he did was he made this vase at school, went and bought a lot of Skittles packets, he took all the red ones out, and as a present I got a vase full of red Skittles. He did things like that he was real thoughtful. [But] he would lie for no apparent reason at all, and if you caught him at it, he would double down and be even more serious about the story.”

—Melody Granadillo tells “20/20″ about her “Prince Charming,” ex-boyfriend Joran van der Sloot, whom she fell for in 2003. He’s now in prison in Peru after confessing to the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez and is still the leading suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway [NY Post] Keep reading »

Quotable: Sarah Palin Doesn’t Mind If You Blaze A Bit

“If somebody’s gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society. Relatively speaking, it is a minimal problem.”

Sarah Palin, appearing on the Fox Business Network. While she’s against legalizing marijuana, she also isn’t for busting folks for minor possession. Why am I now picturing her and Todd sharing a doobie at the end of the day? [Newser] Keep reading »

Meet The Richest Bitch In The World

I am officially jealous of Conchita, the dog who inherited $3 million and a Miami Beach mansion from her late owner—rich, crazy lady Gail Posner. Now the posh chihuahua spends her days dripping in Cartier, getting chauffeured around to various spa appointments in her private Escalade and being dressed to the nines by her stylists. Gail’s son, who only inherited a lousy $1 million from Mom, isn’t exactly happy about Conchita’s inheritance. Since he can’t technically sue Conchita, he’s suing Gail’s staff, who he believes drugged her and coerced her into leaving her money to Conchita so they could stay in Gail’s house rent-free to care for the pooch. In other news, I found $20 on the street today and got so excited that I almost peed on a fire hydrant. [Dlisted]
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Quotable: Even The Secretary Of State Gets Sexually Harassed

“He mentioned that when he gave me a hug I had very firm breasts.”

— Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recalls an awks moment with a South Korean diplomat. Gross! [The Hill] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: No More ‘Round The World Sailing, Young Ladies!

  • A Dutch court has extended a ban on allowing 14-year-old Laura Dekker to sail around the world solo. Dekker is hoping to beat Australian Jessica Watson’s record of being the youngest girl to sail around the world at age 16. The judge who extended the ban against Dekker’s plans until August said the court has “concerns for her social-emotional and identity development.” We think they’re probs just freaked out over 16-year-old Abby Sunderland‘s recent dramz. [AFP]
  • Model Crystal Renn has responded to “Britain’s Next Top Model” judge Julien Macdonald’s comment that having a plus-size model on the show would be a “joke.” Renn wrote a piece for the London-based Independent begging to do away with the term plus size. “Part of the problem is this focus on straight sizes and plus sizes,” she wrote. “It is creating an ‘us and them’ mentality. We need to change the way we approach the whole thing, and do away with these terms. All we are is a bunch of models, no matter what size.” [The Independent]
  • A mother in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was asked to cover up or go someplace else to breastfeed her infant son at Big Splash Water Park. Tina Russell said she was watching her other child play in the pool and does not think other parents should be offended that she stayed put to feed her littlest one. In any case, OK state law protects mothers who breastfeed in public. [KTUL]

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Guy Rejects iPad In Favor Of Boredom

Meet Peter Bregman, a New York-based management consultant and my hero of the day. Like many other technophiles, Peter waited in line for hours to get his new iPad. He took it home, he emailed, browsed and Netflixed to his heart’s desire. It did pretty much everything he could ever hope for in a gadget. So why did he return it a week later? Keep reading »

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