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New Book Claims Drugs And Porn Were Involved In The Rescue Of The Chilean Miners

We were all relieved when 33 Chilean miners were rescued after being trapped underground for two long months. While the rescue appeared to go smoothly, a new book claims that the mission was actually a frenzy of sex, drugs, and warfare. New York Times journalist, Jonathan Franklin, who was granted special access to the rescue mission, is writing about what really went on in Chile in his book The 33. More after the jump. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Uh Oh … Now 33 Chilean Women Are Down A Mine

  • Here’s a creative — yet insensitive! — way to get attention: 33 Chilean women shut themselves in a mine to protest the government ending a program that created jobs clearing rubble to help victims of last year’s earthquake. These feisty gals are now 500 meters down the Chilfon del Diablo mine, while 100 others are protesting above-ground. [BBC]
  • Facebook was hacked by a possibly sexist hacker (or maybe just a prankster with an odd sense of humor), who mostly shut down the profiles of female users. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Vogue‘s December issue includes a spread of eight Asian models whom it claims are “redefining traditional concepts of beauty.” (But not with those hairdos, I’d say.) [NYMag.com]

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Brad Pitt Wants To Make A Chilean Miner Movie

We said it was a Lifetime movie waiting to happen. And this is why we are not big-time Hollywood producers. Brad Pitt sees far more potential in the story of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for more than two months earlier this year. His production company, Plan B—which also produced “Eat, Pray, Love” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife”—is close to inking a multi-million dollar deal to the rights to the saga. Apparently, there are just two hold-ups.
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Miner Asks Long-Term GF For Hand In Marriage

What influences a man’s decision to ask for a woman’s hand in marriage? If you’re Chilean miner Esteban Rojas, it’s being trapped in a mine for more than a month. Yesterday, Esteban, who’s been stuck in a mine shaft for more than a month along with 32 others, sent a letter up asking his girlfriend of 25 years, Jessica Ganiez, to finally marry him. Said Ganiez, “I have tried to hint at it many times, but it never happened. He always said getting married is a once in a lifetime thing and he would ask me when the time is best. Obviously, what has happened has made him do it.”

But men trapped in mines aren’t the only ones who wait an extremely long time to get hitched … Keep reading »

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