Today’s Lady News: Disneyland Says Muslim Woman Has To Wear A Disney-Designed Veil

  • A University of Illinois student recruited for an internship at Disneyland has been told she is allowed to wear a hijab veil for her job, but it must be one designed by Disney. Noor Abdallah, 22, was told this week she could wear a headscarf with a blue Disney beret on it; unfortunately, her internship is now over. The Council for American-Islamic Relations said Disney has been involved in numerous disputes with Muslim women this year. [UPI]
  • Eleven women were among the 23 peeps to win MacArthur “Genius” grants, which provide $500K annually for five years to encourage brilliant individuals to keep working. Jessie Little Doe Baird, a Native American linguist, is one of those lucky ladies. [New York Times, AOL News]
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said last night that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will be gone by the end of the year. It will just be a said memory” — despite the fact that it died in the Senate last week. [Metro Weekly]

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Behold, A Sculpture Made Out Of Underpants

Figuring out what to do with old or unwanted undies is quite the conundrum, am I right? You can’t take them to the Salvation Army; you can’t use them as dishrags ’cause that would be weird, but it feels wrong to throw them away. Swiss-born artist Pipilotti Rist figured out just how to recycle undergarments: turn them into art. Though I kid, “Massachusetts Chandelier,” featuring undies collected from the artist, her mother and friends and hung in tiers illuminated by video light projections, is actually quite beautiful … Keep reading »

Cheapskate: Capes & Ponchos For $100 Or Less

Capes and ponchos are not only very in this fall, but are also quite practical, which — let’s face it — fashion often isn’t. Capes and ponchos allow room for layering and can keep you dry on a rainy day. But since this is quite possibly a fleeting trend, here are some capes and ponchos that won’t break the bank. Keep reading »

“Lost” Alums Get Found In “Breaking Dawn,” “Mission Impossible”

It looks like casting directors have found the newly unemployed actors of “Lost.” News came this week that Maggie Grace, who played Flight 815 passenger Shannon, will grace the screen in “Breaking Dawn.” She’ll play Irina, a vampire of the Denali clan who has serious beef with the Cullens. [People]

Meanwhile, Josh Holloway has landed his first post-”Lost” role.
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Shopping Guide: Sexy Pajamas

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Pajamas really aren’t meant for outside wear, as these famous ladies are demonstrating. Only a few people should have the pleasure of seeing your sleepwear, so that means you’ve got to make it count. Your old college sweats just won’t do. Instead, opt for something subtly sexy, if not for a bedtime partner, then for yourself.

Celeb To Watch: Beau Garrett’s “Legacy”

Name: Beau Garrett
Age: 28
What You’ve Seen Her In: “Turistas,” “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” the upcoming “Tron: Legacy”

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