Today’s Lady News: Is Katie Couric Leaving Her History-Making Gig?

  • Rumor has it that Katie Couric is leaving her gig at the “CBS Evening News” — where she became the first-ever woman to anchor a nighttime news show — for a daytime talk show. [PopEater]
  • Jennifer Royle, a sports talk radio host, has filed an $800,000 defamation lawsuit against a rival host claiming he said she had inappropriate relationships with male athletes, looked like a stripper, and was unqualified for her job. [WEEI]
  • Committees in both Idaho and Alabama have advanced bills to ban abortion after 20 weeks, based on the anti-abortion activists’ claims that fetuses feel pain after that point. [KHQ, News Times]
  • Nothing warms the cockles of my heart more than when a legislator suggests women lie about rape or incest so they can get an abortion. Um, maybe if abortion were available everywhere, on demand, you wouldn’t have this problem, sir! [The Stir]

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Supermodel Jourdan Dunn On Her Son’s Sickle Cell Disease

“The unconditional love for your child is truly amazing … I’ll always put Riley before anything else because I’m a mother first. But Riley has Sickle Cell disease, and the hardest thing is not knowing if he’s just miserable or in pain and having a crisis. All I want to do is take the pain away … I feel helpless as a mother. I’m lending my support to a Sickle Cell charity in the near future, to help raise money and awareness about this disease.”

– Jourdan Dunn opens up in the “Exhibitionist Issue” of i-D magazine about her son’s Sickle cell disease, a hereditary disease in which the body forms sickle or crescent shape red blood cells. Unlike normal blood cells, Sickle cells are rigid and sticky, and can become stuck in blood vessels of the limbs and organs, causing pain, serious infections and organ damage. [Essence.com] Keep reading »

Cheapskate: 10 Totes Under $25 To Take It All With You

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I have a lot of crap, and despite liking to give off the appearance of organized civility, I secretly throw tons of junk in my bags and drawers in all manner of disarray. That’s why I love a tote. They’re cute, and they allow you to carry around half of your bedroom with you, if you need to. Which, yes, I often do. After the jump, 10 totes–all under $25–to make your bag lady thing work.

Ryan Kwanten Helps Hurt Man In Street

Ryan Kwanten might be a blubbering hottie slash wannabe cop on “True Blood,” but in real life, he’s kind of heroic. On Friday night, he was driving in his car in Hollywood when he saw a man in the middle of the road who was bloody and unable to move. “No one was doing anything,” a witness says. “[Ryan] pulled up, saw the man down, jumped out of his car, and raced over to see if he could help.” Apparently, Ryan shouted for help and with several others, moved the man to the sidewalk. He stayed with him until an ambulance arrived. And you thought it was his six pack that was impressive? [PopEater]

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Would You Wear: Bright Blue Walter Steiger Platforms?

These clown car Walter Steiger platforms will add an extra 4.5 inches to your height, but on the flip side, they may make you look like a circus freak. If you’re okay with that, then by all means, wobble forth in these mega-platforms. But if you’re less than sure-footed, may we suggest you start off on a less-steep wedge? What do you think? Would you wear a platform piled this high? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Camilla Belle’s ’70s-Inspired Casual Cool

There is so much on trend-ness going on in Camilla Belle’s outfit, but rather than being obnoxiously hip, the effect is subtle. Wide-leg jeans! Seventies-inspired platform shoes! Cat-eye sunglasses! Really, it’s the perfect outfit to wear on a casual date, to brunch with friends, or just out and about being your awesome self. Find out how to get the look on a budget, because we’re not all the former girlfriend of a Jonas brother. Keep reading »

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