Oil covered marine animals and birds aren’t the only greased up things washing up on the shores of the Gulf; Spirit Airlines wants to remind you that there are babes on those beaches too! Palm. Meet. Forehead. [Talking Points Memo] Keep reading »
If you don’t watch Telemundo, you might not know the name Maria Celeste Arraras. She appears on “Al Rojo Vivo” on Telemundo and on the “Today” show and she is called the “Katie Couric of Spanish television.” Earlier this week in Today’s Lady News, I reported that on May 28 in Miami, Arraras was allegedly the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her boyfriend. According to The New York Daily News (in an article tastelessly titled “Latina TV Host Maria Celeste Stars In Own Abuse Saga”), a police report of the incident said the boyfriend, Raul Quintana, hit Arraras several times, pulled her by her hair and threw her on the floor.
That alleged assault would be horrifying enough for most women. But the blog Tiger Beatdown has posted a transcript of Arraras’ 911 call to report the alleged incident and the operator’s dismissive treatment of a panicky Arraras is straight-up galling. Like, Amelia actually gasped when she read it. Keep reading »
Uh oh. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has some choice words — actually, just one four-letter word — for CBS’ Katie Couric about reality TV.
Steinem says dating shows like “The Bachelor” are “incredibly stupid” and “what is most offensive about them is it’s not equal opportunity stupidity.” Couric points out that shows like “The Bachelorette” exist, too, but Steinem and Jehmu Greene, president of the Women’s Media Center, explain that there are more reality dating shows where women are vying for a man. “I have a kind of motto,” Steinem says. “S**t is better if it’s equally divided. It’s still a problem, but if it’s equally divided, it’s at least not a political problem.”
Do you agree? [CBS News] Keep reading »
This news comes to us by way of the National Enquirer, so we have to take it with a grain—or maybe a whole shaker—of salt. But the tabloid claims that a masseuse in Portland, Oregon, has accused Al Gore of sexually assaulting her on October 24, 2006. This masseuse has not been named, but we know that she is a 54-year-old redhead. While she never brought charges against Gore, she supposedly filed a police document that said that there was “unwanted sexual contact at a local upscale hotel.” In the end, she sent Gore a bill for $540, which sounds pretty high for a massage, and kept her pants as evidence of the incident. Holy blue dress, Monica! Eek. Guess we’ll have to wait for more information on this story, but we’re really hoping that it’s not true. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »