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Yes, Newt Gingrich Is Really Icky — But Let’s Not Demonize Open Relationships

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Marianne Gingrich, ex-wife of Republican presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich, will appear on “Nightline” tonight and dish the dirt on their marriage, which ended after Marianne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and he filed for divorce. Marianne Gingrich will reveal all sorts of unsavory things about what Newt wanted to do with his penis, including asking Marianne for an “open marriage” so he could sleep with Callista, who is now his wife. Marianne Gingrich said no: “And I just stared at him and he said, ‘Callista doesn’t care what I do.’ He wanted an open marriage and I refused.” So then Marianne said, Newt began sleeping with Callista — all the while trashing President Clinton for the infamous Lewinsky BJ. 

He’s icky. Yes. Newt is icky. And that is the problem — not that Newt asked for an open marriage, or that there is  something wrong with open relationship at all.    Keep reading »

Model Injured By Plane Propeller Seen Out With Family

Last month we wrote about Lauren Scruggs, the 23-year-old model and fashion blogger who lost her left hand and eye in a freak incident with the propeller of a small airplane. It’s only been six weeks since her horrific accident, but a few days ago, Lauren was seen being dropped off at a Dallas rehabilitation center — and she looks great. Sporting an eye patch and a baseball cap pulled down to cover her face, Lauren was photographed walking and talking with her family. After being in intensive therapy to relearn the basic capabilities that are too easy to take for granted, Lauren has made a tremendous amount of progress and is on her way to recovery. [Huffington Post]

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Newt Gingrich Plays “Gotcha!” With An Old Lady

We can’t pretend to know what’s happening here in this photo taken at a Newt Gingrich campaign stop in South Carolina. But … we can imagine. He’s playing “Got your nose”? He’s performing much-needed emergency triage on a bloody beak? He’s trying out his correspondence course magic tricks? What’s your guess?

Today’s Lady News: 50 Percent Of Elementary School Teachers Hear Sexist Comments At School

  • Almost 50 percent of elementary school teachers surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) say they have heard sexist comments in their school. Nearly the same percentage of teachers surveyed said they heard the word “gay” frequently used in a negative way (such as “that’s so gay”). We’re talking about elementary school here, folks. [GLSEN: Playgrounds & Prejudice]
  • Samantha Garvey, a high school senior and semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search competition who has been living in a New York homeless shelter, will be a guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Samantha’s currently waiting to hear back from admissions at Yale and Brown. [Think Progress]
  • I’m sure you were all breathlessly waiting to hear what Jim Bob Duggar (that reality show dude who got his wife knocked up, like, 37 times) had to say about the transgender Girl Scout. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Man Marries Dead Girlfriend In Joint Funeral And Wedding Ceremony In Thailand

A man recently married his deceased girlfriend in a combination funeral and wedding ceremony.

Chadil Deffy, also known as Deff Yingyuen, placed a ring on the finger of Sarinya “Anne” Kamsook, his girlfriend of 10 years, during the ceremony in Thailand’s Surin province. The couple had planned to get married in the future, but Yingyuen wanted to focus on his studies before tying the knot, the Thai-Asean News (TAN) Network reported. Unfortunately, Kamsook unexpectedly died in an accident before the couple could set a date. Read more…

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