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Yet Another Radio Station Is Giving Away A Mail Order Bride As A Prize

Watch out, the stupidity is spreading from Down Under: Just like a New Zealand radio station did earlier this year, Canada’s 100.3 FM is hosting a “win a wife” contest. The winner receives airfare to Russia, 13 nights accommodation, and $500 to spend with his mail-order bride. 100.3 FM will hook up some sad sack with services provided by A Volga Girl, a Russian “matchmaking” website. Contestants fill out a questionnaire, submit a photo, and consent to being gossiped about on-air by friends and family. These Romeos will also undergo screenings by a psychologist hired by the contest’s organizers. An online vote will pick the winner, who will then be flown off to Russia to meet his would-be bride. Of course, the contest has no liability and makes no guarantees that the woman will actually marry the winner. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Representative Tammy Baldwin Runs For Senate

  • Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the only lesbian in Congress, has announced she will run for an open senatorial seat in 2012. If elected, Baldwin would become the nation’s first openly gay senator. [Pink News UK
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann said this weekend that she would confront the Supreme Court over abortion rights if elected president. Not that there's a snowball's chance in hell she'd ever be elected president, but I am grateful to our Founding Fathers for the three branches of government. [Huffington Post]
  • Not to be left out, Mitt Romney is also pandering to religious conservatives who want to restrict a woman’s right to control her own body. Sigh. It’s going to be a long election season. [Think Progress]

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Chimps See The Sun For The First Time Ever


I dare you to watch this video of German lab chimps going outside for the first time and NOT cry. The monkeys hug! If you manage to make it through without welling up a little bit, you’re clearly a feelings monster. [YouTube] Keep reading »

UPDATED: Rachel Uchitel Talks About Her Fiance Who Died In 9/11

UPDATE: Rachel Uchitel has said that she was “grossly misquoted” and is considering legal action against the NY Post for misconstruing the words below. Read more after the jump.

“I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good … I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced … [If he had lived], I would be a fat housewife with three kids in Sands Point, Long Island.”

Rachel Uchitel, who you know best as the VIP hostess believed to be one of Tiger Woods‘ many lovers, talks to Page Six Magazine about James Andrew O’Grady, her investment banker fiance who was killed in 9/11. Now, I know everyone handles grief and the process of moving on very differently, but still, these quotes strike me as pretty odd. I mean, yes, it would had been sad if their romance turned south, but somehow it seems more tragic that he was killed in the prime of his life? The full interview comes out on Thursday, so we shall withhold judgment until then. [NY Post]
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Thin Mints Get All The Love

Sometimes when I have sugar cravings I like to watch “To Chef: Just Desserts” and pretend like I’m a judge who gets to try everything. I did that last night. Today, I am Googling news items about cookies. I stumbled upon this delicious infographic that shows Girl Scout cookie varietals by percentage of sales. As usual, Thin Mints (which I personally find unimpressive) are hogging the spotlight. Where my Samoas lovers at? Holla! Crap, now I want to eat cookies. [The High Definite] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Chaz Bono Is “Motivated” By The Bigots

  • Chaz Bono, Cher’s transgender son, says the “bitching and moaning” about him appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is actually helping him. Chaz told the gay magazine The Advocate, “The more it makes me really want to do well. It’s the most motivating thing for me.” What a good attitude to have! [Advocate]
  • Evangelical blogger Rachel Held Evans is spending an entire year following the Bible’s instructions for women. Here’s what she’s learned about “biblical womanhood.” [Slate]
  • A 27-year-old on-duty police officer in Philadelphia has been accused of raping a woman inside his squad car. [Bossip]

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