After being accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City this weekend, Dominique Strass-Kahn, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, resigned from his position on Wednesday. Strauss-Kahn was charged with attempted rape, forcible touching, sexual abuse, and unlawful imprisonment, among other charges. He was denied the $1 million bail posted by his wife on Monday and is currently imprisoned at NYC’s Rikers Island. The formal letter of resignation he submitted last night denied all the charges against him:
“To all, I want to say that I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me. I want to protect this institution which I have served with honor and devotion, and especially—especially—I want to devote all my strength, all my time, and all my energy to proving my innocence.
According to The New York Times, the frontrunner to replace Strauss-Kahn at the IMF is a woman: Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister. If Lagarde were to be appointed, she would be the first-ever woman to hold the top position. Keep reading »
I cannot believe that “The Oprah Show” is coming to an end next week. Seriously, I’ve been watching since I was, like, eight and I always thought I’d make it onto her couch. I guess it’s time to let that dream go. Sigh. After 25 seasons, the Big O is filming her final three episodes. Insiders say the final shows will be over-the-top, star-studded extravaganzas. Like we would expect anything less. Celebs like Madonna, Maria Shriver, Beyonce, Barack Obama, Tom Cruise, and Katie Holmes are set to appear. God only knows kind of tomfoolery will go down. [Powerwall]
After the jump, 10 moments I’m hoping for on Oprah’s final episodes. Keep reading »
“There are no rules when it comes to love. I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you’re going to fall in love with. You never know who’s going to come into your life—and for me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don’t think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I’m with them … I’m really a daydreamer and a hopeful person. When it comes to ‘happily ever after,’ I always have a tendency to write a happy ending to my songs.”
—Taylor Swift delivers some wise-beyond-her-21-years advice about love. All I have to say is—amen, sister, amen. But for the record, when I picture the person Taylor ends up with, he does have the hair of Joe Jonas, the abs of Taylor Lautner, the eyes of Jake Gyllenhaal, and the voice of John Mayer. Taylor kinda deserves it. [In Style] Keep reading »
I know it’s difficult to even think about fall right now, but fashion designers have already moved way past summer and are on to designing their fall and winter collections. We took a peak at Madewell’s looks for Fall 2011 and were, to be honest, less than thrilled. Many of the outfits featured 3/4-length skirts — falling somewhere in the middle of the calf — which are difficult for most women to wear, and the clothes were styled in grunge-lite — not the most flattering look. Still, we did manage to find quite a few looks we loved. In the interest of positivity, keep clickin’ to check those out!