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Today’s Lady News: Attorneys Want Woman To Reenact Alleged Rape In The Courtroom

  • Attorneys for a man accused of raping an Ohio woman have asked the victim to reenact the alleged rape on the bed she was allegedly raped on. In the courtroom. In front of the jury. The attorneys say they believe semen stains on the bed would not match up with the physical positions the victim says her body was in when she was raped. Instead, sheet stains would prove Charles H. Nguyen and his alleged victim had consensual sex several times and the jury could use a visual aid to drive the point home. [Athens News] — Oh, this just makes me want to scream.
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    Want An Elle Internship? Put “Homeless” On Your Resume!

    Maybe sleeping in the doorway is the best way to get your foot in the door? It worked for Bri, a blogger who was living in a Wal-Mart parking lot. A few months back, she auditioned for a reality show for aspiring advice columnists where the winner would receive an internship at Elle with their longtime advice disher, E. Jean. Too bad Bri completely bombed the audition, and, of course, blogged about it. She decided to write her sob story directly to E. Jean. Jean was so moved by her letter that she responded in her monthly column. In it, she offered Bri an internship with her! In the mag, Jean opined, “At the end of the four months, if you don’t have a job and an awesome place to live, I will become your intern.” We’re looking forward to finding out which Bri finds more unpleasant — homelessness or interning at a fashion magazine. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: The Real Giving Tree

    This 60-foot tree recently sprouted a weird fruit: an apple bottom. The barked badonkadonk has become quite the tourist attraction Down Under, garnering it the nickname “The Bum Tree.” Ha! [Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, 8/24/09] Keep reading »

    Cougars Hit The High Seas!

    The only thing cougars love more than the younger men they prey upon is a cruise. Now they can have both because the first-ever Cougar Cruise has arrived! Sponsored by the Singles Travel Company and the Society of Single Professionals, the Cougar Cruise welcomes cougars and their cubs to come aboard from December 4-7. The ship will depart from San Diego, CA and head for the exotic waters of Ensenada, Mexico. Wait … the cruise is only going 70 miles? Well, whatever, the cougs won’t notice; they’ll be so distracted by the scenery on board. The boat has an even bigger mission — fighting discrimination! Keep reading »

    The Caster Semenya Controversy Continues

    Caster Semenya won the 800-meter race at the world championships last week, but the controversy surrounding her continues. A source close to the investigation of Semenya said the runner underwent tests before the start of the World Championship that revealed she had three times the normal female’s level of testosterone in her body. This could be natural, but the Telegraph reported that the head coach of the South African team was once accused of giving a female athlete so many anabolic steroids she was forced to have a sex-change operation and now lives as a man. The coach insists he hasn’t been involved with performance-enhancing drugs since 1989. Keep reading »

    Would We Still Have War If Women Ran The World?

    If you missed The New York Times Magazine‘s excellent “Saving the World’s Women” edition focusing on the issues facing women in the developing world, don’t fret! You can still read it online. I enjoyed the piece on how women’s rights are the cause of our time, the interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the piece about Afghan schoolgirls.

    The piece in “Saving The World’s Women” that really stuck out, however, is the interview with the female president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The 67-year-old is Africa’s first woman elected to office and a lifelong activist who has been imprisoned and charged with treason for fighting against Liberia’s past oppressive government. When Liberians elected President Sirleaf to their highest office, the event was, as the Times put it, “a kind of feminist fantasy come true.”

    But President Sirleaf’s interview dealt with another issue which I happen to think is a total fantasy—the notion that if women ran the world, we wouldn’t have any wars anymore. Keep reading »

    Kari Ann Peniche Wants To Be Just Like Oprah!

    After that video of her nakey with Dr. McSteamy and the Noxzema Girl made the rounds on the internet last week, former Miss United States Teen-turned-Playboy -model-turned-(maybe?)-madam Kari Ann Peniche cut a deal with E! to do a two-part exclusive interview. However, over the weekend, she sat down for an interview with Steppin’ Out Magazine. What, you’ve never of it? Well, it’s only the #1 weekly entertainment magazine in New Jersey, people! With 140,000 weekly readers! Keep reading »

    Name-Calling Blogger Sues Google For Revealing Her Identity

    Rosemary Port, the blogger behind “Skanks in NYC,” is suing Google for $15 million for revealing her identity to model Liskula Cohen, whom Port called a “psychotic, lying, whoring … skank” on the blog. Initially, Cohen was going to sue Port for defamation, but then she realized she knew this angry blogger and decided to call her up and sort things out without clogging up the legal system. We thought the whole saga was over. Until Port said, “I’m ready to take this all the way to the Supreme Court.” Keep reading »

    Weep, Ladies! The Man Of Our Dreams Is Off The Market

    I can’t eat, I can’t sleep—I am overcome with heartbreak knowing that the man of my dreams is off the market. This unemployed father of seven children by seven baby mamas is preparing for a shotgun wedding to the eighth! Being single is hard, and when I think of the kind of guy I’m looking for, I know that Brit Keith MacDonald embodies all of the qualities that I dream of. I only ask myself why I couldn’t have met him before his fiancée, 20-year-old Claire Bryant? The story is sooo romantic. Check out the swoon-worthy details after the jump. Keep reading »

    Sold! Someone’s Getting Buried On Top Of Marilyn Monroe

    Someone wanted to be on top of Marilyn Monroe really, really badly. Earlier this month, the crypt above Marilyn was emptied out to make room for a new “resident.” The grave space was auctioned off on eBay, and it’s sold for a modest … $4.6 million. In my opinion, that’s too much money to kick it with someone who is already dead, but apparently others didn’t share my sentiments. The spot in Los Angeles’ Westwood Village Memorial Park got 21 bids. I wonder if the winner of the spot in LA knows they have to share Marilyn with Hugh Hefner, who has dibs on the vault next to her. [eBay.com] Keep reading »

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