Quickies: Kara DioGuardi Opens Up About Rape & HBO Has Already Renewed “Game Of Thrones”

  • Former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi opens up in her new memoir, A Helluva High Note, about the molestation she suffered as an 11-year-old and her experience as an adult being date raped by a well-known music producer. DioGuardi writes that she kept the rape to herself for years out of fear that angering him would ruin her career. [PopEater]
  • Drama! A “Glee” extra has leaked the identities of the prom king and prom queen on Twitter (but fret not — there’s no spoiler at the link). Heads will roll! [Crushable]
  • 100 songs, $100 in aid relief to Japan — what could be a better deal? A group called Songs of Love for Japan is selling 100 songs from artists like Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles, Ani DiFranco, and Elizabeth and the Catapult, and donating proceeds to ShelterBox, a charity that helps in disaster areas. (If $100 is too steep for your pocket, you can get a sampler of 20 songs for $20!) It runs through Thursday April 21st at 10:00 a.m. EST, so hop to it! [Songs Of Love For Japan]
  • ZOMG, check out these 13 recipes featuring Cadbury creme eggs. Those brownies look amazing! Someone bake these, please. [BuzzFeed]

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Today’s Lady News: 5 Myths About Planned Parenthood

  • Five myths about Planned Parenthood that it’s about time we cleared up! Are you reading, Congressional Republicans? [Washington Post]
  • After Match.com agreed to screen its users against a sex offender database, the woman who sued the company after she was sexually assaulted on a date has revealed her identity. Carole Markin, a Los Angeles TV executive who filed the lawsuit anonymously as “Jane Doe,” applauded Match.com for agreeing to screen users. “I’m happy that they heard my message,” Markin said. “But I’m cautiously optimistic. They’re a big company, so we’re waiting to see what will happen.” [AOL News]
  • Women are more likely to quit engineering jobs due to negative work environments rather than trouble balancing work/family, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. [Montreal Gazette]

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Sneak Peak: Can Joe Zee Get Designer Gemma Kahng On The Right Track?


On tonight’s episode of “All On the Line,” Elle Creative Director Joe Zee helps out Gemma Kahng. Kahng was part of the early ’90s power suit revolution, but quickly made a slew of bad business decisions and burned through all her money. Will Zee be able to get Kahng back on track? Or will she walk away from it all? Check out “All On the Line” tonight to find out!

Watch “All On the Line” Tuesday nights at 10 pm on the Sundance Channel. And don’t forget to enter to win a $500 prize pack by playing the “All On the Line” Fashion Hunt! Keep reading »

Princess Diana Vs. Kate Middleton: Who Has Better Style?

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Everyone seems to be losing their minds over the impending Prince William/Kate Middleton nuptials, but I can’t really be bothered. Kate is a pretty girl, but she doesn’t excite the way Princess Diana did. Or at least that’s my prerogative. Perhaps nothing could compare to the hoopla surrounding Diana, and sure, style isn’t a zero sum game, but check out these side-by-side photos of Kate and Diana and tell us what you think. Is Kate great? Or does Diana reign supreme?

Falling For Chef Marcus Samuelsson & Model Gate Maya Haile

I instantly developed a crush on Chef Marcus Samuelsson after I met him a few months ago. (Um, have you heard his lisp?!) And now I’ve fallen hard for his other half, Ethiopian-born model Gate Maya Haile, who is as beautiful as he is handsome. While both Marcus and Gate excel in their chosen careers, I’d like them to get started on a rewarding side gig — parenting. Can you imagine how adorable their children will be? Find out more about Gate in UPTOWN magazine’s exclusive Q&A. Keep reading »

Find Love Out There In The Atlasphere

Since the world seems to be squarely split loving/hating the work of Ayn Rand, it would only make sense to try to find a mate on the same team as you. I happen to be on team Love Rand. I don’t necessarily subscribe to Objectivisim, but I subscribe to loving The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.. Please see John DeVore if you’d like a full transcript of our debate. Naturally, he is on team Hate Rand, as is Amelia. In, I enjoyed Ayn Rand’s novels. All one million pages. So back to Objectivism and Love. An online dating site, The Atlasphere, allows the single Dominiques of the world to look for the Howards of their dreams. As nice as it sounds to meet a literarily compatible mate, I fear that the single populous on the site may be a little … well … SELFISH and INTOLERANT and FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE for me. But then again, who isn’t when it comes to love? [Time] Keep reading »

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