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Today’s Lady News: Arizona Gang Rape Teen Gets Probation

  • A 15-year-old boy who participated in the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl in Arizona has received probation from a judge. All of the children were immigrants from the war-torn country of Liberia. The boy, who held the girl down while she was assaulted by three boys, will remain in treatment for the next year and will be on probation until he turns 18. The judge said he will decide whether or not the boy must register as a sex offender once he’s seen how the boy has responded treatment. [Arizona Republic]
  • Attention California: Carly Fiorina wants to be your senator! The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard is gunning for Barbara Boxer’s seat. [New York Times Magazine]

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Joran Van Der Sloot A Murder Suspect. Again.

Joran Van Der Sloot, 22, has the world’s creepiest name. And he’s a suspect in a murder trial. Again. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because this Dutch dude was arrested twice in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, once shortly after she disappeared during a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005 and again in 2007. In 2008, a Dutch reporter recorded Van Der Sloot allegedly telling a friend how he hid Holloway’s body (which hasn’t been found)—but Van Der Sloot has denied that was what he was referring to.

Now Stephany Flores Ramirez, the 21-year-old daughter of Peruvian racecar driver Ricardo Flores, is missing — and she was last seen with Van Der Sloot. Keep reading »

Four Friends Is All You Need

If you can count your true friends on one hand, then you’re a lucky lady according to a new study. Researchers found that women only need four girl friends at any given point in their lives to be happy and well-adjusted. Even though more than half of the 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 45 surveyed felt that they should have more, four turned out to be the magic number. Why? Because groups of five tend to be the most harmonious. The study also found that within each friend group, the ladies tend to have set roles—like career girl, homemaker, drama queen, party girl, and the shy one. I love this study. When I sat here and counted my besties, there were four! When it comes to friendship, it’s so all about quality over quantity. Sure, I may have 493 friends on Facebook, but most of those people barely know my full name. That’s why I cherish those ladies who know what my childhood pet was named (Mandy) or which guy broke my heart the worst (name withheld). I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time for friends whom I can’t share the big stuff with. [And who will give you their heartfelt opinion, straight-up. -- Amelia] [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Girl On Girl: The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Has A Long Way To Go

Last week, the House voted 229 to 186 to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy, which essentially bans gays and lesbians from coming out while in the armed services. I appreciate this gesture from the House but, to be honest, I’m not really impressed. While this vote gives the illusion of doing something, the actual repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is still a long ways down the road and isn’t, by any means, a sure thing. Keep reading »

A New South Carolina Gubernatorial Sex Scandal

So I know we have been going through a whirlwind of celebrity cheating scandals lately, and with some of them having over 10 mistresses, it’s hard to keep track of who is deceiving whom. But I am sure you can remember the tale of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. Almost a year ago, Sanford disappeared for several days, later resurfacing in an airport returning from Argentina. News quickly spread. Turns out he’d run off to South America to be with his “soul mate”. He also admitted to “crossing the line” with over 20 other women throughout his marriage. Somehow all this hubbub didn’t get Sanford impeached, but he was censured and served with a divorce.

Well, now South Carolina is ready to put Sanford in the past with the upcoming election to replace him. While Sanford is guaranteed to be out, it looks like scandal is here to stay. Republican Nikki Haley, running to be South Carolina’s first female governor, is accused of having several affairs. Here we go again. Keep reading »

A Diamond-Encrusted 22-Carat Gold iPad Case For The Nerd Who Has Everything

This is the $190,000 Platinum iPad Supreme Edition designed by a British jeweler. It’s both platinum and supreme, you guys.

This bling-ed out iPad case is made of solid 22 carat gold and encrusted with 85.5 carats of diamonds. And if you’re at this level of conspicuous consumption, you are probably an a**hole. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »

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