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Eliot Spitzer May Be Considering Running For Office; Ashley Dupre’s Mother Calls BS

Supposedly, disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is considering another run for public office, and the mother of the call girl at the center of the scandal that brought down the “Love Gov” is speaking out. In an interview with the New York Post, Ashley Dupre‘s mother, Carolyn Capalbo, opined of Spitzer’s slow-but-steady career resurrection: “Only in America.” Dupre, in contrast, is “having a rough go”; surely, coming back from being outed as a sex worker who brought down a politician is no easy feat. A friend of Dupre pointed out that in this case the woman gets the short end of the stick: “The woman always ends up the filthy, marked whore and he ends up coming back the savior of politics.” Dupre may have gotten paid, but it seems she’s the one paying now. [New York Post] Keep reading »

Carrie Prejean Is Suing Miss California Officials

Carrie Prejean is determined to keep her name in the news — and make some money while she’s at it. We told you in July that she inked a book deal. Now, the ousted beauty queen runner-up is suing Miss USA California pageant co-directors, Shanna Moakler and Keith Lewis, for slander, libel, public disclosure of private facts, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and religious discrimination. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Actress & Ex-Playmate Accuses “Entourage” Guys Of Getting Handsy

  • Actress Irina Voronina said the men of “Entourage” were “very rude and unprofessional” on set and alleged that she and another actress were fired for wanting personal space. The former Playboy Playmate, who had a guest role on the show, told a gossip column, “If there is a shot where we’re all in the limo and the camera is rolling, it’s us all having fun, they have their hands all over us and then when the cameras stop I expect them to reel back to being normal, but they continued the partying off camera and we made that clear.” (Presumably she means they made it clear they wanted the guys’ hands off.) HBO, which is responsible for “Entourage,” denies there were any problems on set.—[Fox News]—But … but … Jeremy Piven seemed like such a nice guy! Next you’re going to tell me Joe Francis hit a woman!
  • Ed ReBrook, a defense attorney in West Virginia who defended a rapist convicted of targeting prostitutes, repeatedly referred to the women as “whores” and “street tramps” in the courtroom. “You cannot rape the willing,” ReBrook said, according to the blog, Curvature. “They got in those automobiles with the intention of having sex for money. I would be horrified if any of the women in my life were raped, but I’m talking about decent, honorable women.” [The Curvature]—Hey, new boyfriend, ladies!!!
  • Have you ever used Plan B emergency contraception? You can help out a history professor who is writing a book about EC by taking her survey. [Our Bodies, Ourselves]
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    Jaycee Lee Dugard: Her Kidnapper Calls A Reporter And Her Stepdad Appears On “Today”


    Holy creepy. Last night, Philip Garrido, the man who allegedly kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard, kept her in a compound in his backyard, raped her, and fathered her two children, called a reporter from jail. Listen to the recording above. He says, “In the end you’re going to find the most powerful heart-warming story.” Yeah, somehow I just don’t think that’s gonna be the case. Happy Friday! More info on this horrific case, after the jump… Keep reading »

    Child Abuse Charges For Phoenix Family Who Abandoned Their 8-Year-Old Girl After Rape

    Finally, some good news to come out of this sad story: Phoenix police will pursue felony child abuse charges for the parents, Liberian refugees, who abandoned their eight-year-old daughter in July — after she was allegedly gang-raped by four boys — because they were ashamed.

    The boys, ages 10 to 14, who are also Liberian refugees, allegedly lured the eight-year-old girl to a storage shed, by promising her chewing gum, where the alleged assault took place. When the parents learned their daughter had been raped, they apparently told police they did not want her to return home. She has been living in protective custody since the incident.

    Ditching their kid is not the main reason police are pursuing abuse charges, however. According to the Associated Press, the young girl and her family have been referred to Child Protective Services in Phoenix five times since the girl was four years old. Altogether, past reports (including several times the young girl was found by neighbors or police to be wandering around the neighborhood by herself stealing or begging for food) could comprise felony child abuse. [Fox News]
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    Kidnapping Victim Found Alive 18 Years Later

    Let’s start Friday off on a happy/incredibly disturbing note, shall we? In 1991, Jaycee Dugard, 11, was kidnapped and presumed dead. This week, a woman walked into a police station in the Bay Area and told officers that she was Dugard, now 29. She had been kidnapped and kept a prisoner in the backyard of Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender and religious fanatic, and his wife, Nancy. Garrido had raped her repeatedly over the years, fathering two children, now 11 and 15. Dugard and the girls were kept in tents and sheds in the Garridos’ backyard and police suspect that this week might have been the first time she or her children had left the compound. The three have since been reunited with Dugard’s family and the Garridos will be arraigned today. [LA Times] Keep reading »

    Today’s Lady News: Saudi Child Bride Forced To Return To Her 80-Year-Old Husband

  • A 10-year-old Saudi Arabian girl has been returned to her 80-year-old husband after hiding at her aunt’s home for 10 days. The marriage is allowed by Sharia law, which the husband has accused the girl’s aunt of violating by allowing the girl to hide from him. [Fox News] — Sheesh. And some people are worried about the age difference between Candace Bushnell and her husband?
  • PETA is taking down their crap billboard depicting a large woman, which says “Save The Whales! Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian.” [Jezebel]
  • U.K. health officials warn that some moms have given birth in hospital hallways, bathrooms and elevators due to maternity unit overcrowding. Maternity beds have been cut by almost 25 percent since 1997. [Sky News] — No wonder this woman had her baby on the pavement outside a British hospital.
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    The Caster Semenya Controversy Continues

    Caster Semenya won the 800-meter race at the world championships last week, but the controversy surrounding her continues. A source close to the investigation of Semenya said the runner underwent tests before the start of the World Championship that revealed she had three times the normal female’s level of testosterone in her body. This could be natural, but the Telegraph reported that the head coach of the South African team was once accused of giving a female athlete so many anabolic steroids she was forced to have a sex-change operation and now lives as a man. The coach insists he hasn’t been involved with performance-enhancing drugs since 1989. Keep reading »

    Kari Ann Peniche Wants To Be Just Like Oprah!

    After that video of her nakey with Dr. McSteamy and the Noxzema Girl made the rounds on the internet last week, former Miss United States Teen-turned-Playboy -model-turned-(maybe?)-madam Kari Ann Peniche cut a deal with E! to do a two-part exclusive interview. However, over the weekend, she sat down for an interview with Steppin’ Out Magazine. What, you’ve never of it? Well, it’s only the #1 weekly entertainment magazine in New Jersey, people! With 140,000 weekly readers! Keep reading »

    Name-Calling Blogger Sues Google For Revealing Her Identity

    Rosemary Port, the blogger behind “Skanks in NYC,” is suing Google for $15 million for revealing her identity to model Liskula Cohen, whom Port called a “psychotic, lying, whoring … skank” on the blog. Initially, Cohen was going to sue Port for defamation, but then she realized she knew this angry blogger and decided to call her up and sort things out without clogging up the legal system. We thought the whole saga was over. Until Port said, “I’m ready to take this all the way to the Supreme Court.” Keep reading »

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