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In sad news, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, a Democratic Representative from Ohio, has died from a sudden brain aneurysm. She was the first African-American woman to represent Ohio and one of only 23 women of color in Congress. [Cleveland.com]

UPDATE: Um, we’re getting conflicting reports now. Which is good news, at least! Stay tuned. READ MORE »


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The woman recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest woman died yesterday at age 53. Sandy Allen, who was 7 feet 7 inches, had grown to more than six feet by age 10, and she passed the seven-foot mark by 16. Her speedy growth was caused by a tumor on her pituitary… READ MORE »


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Sigh. Tim Russert died of a sudden heart attack at work today. The Meet The Press host was only 58 and seemed to be really enjoying covering the exciting 2008 election. I am sad because my Sundays are not complete without him, especially this Sunday, Father’s Day, which he would have undoubtedly spent with his… READ MORE »


Celebs

The ’80s supermodel was definitely the best-dressed at Yves Saint Laurent’s funeral. [Paris, France, 6/5/08] … READ MORE »


Style

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died yesterday of a brain tumor at the age of 71. YSL epitomized crazy, chic, snooty (and I mean that in a good way) French style and pioneered the lady pantsuit. If we were still using the term, we would call him fierce. [Bloomberg.com] … READ MORE »


Guys

Charlton Heston died this weekend at the ripe ol’ age of 83. In addition to being a major gun nut, we were fascinated to discover he was also a civil rights protester in the ’60s. He was also once extremely dashing and handsome — we kind of love that movie Ben-Hur and, damn, didn’t he… READ MORE »


Celebs

Ryan Phillippe says Reese Witherspoon’s new boytoy, Jake Gyllenhaal, “is a good dude.” Because your ex-husband’s opinion means so much. [Us Weekly]
Chris Brown and Frisky Patron Saint, Rihanna, are still trying to deny that they’re romantically involved because they fear their relationship will hurt their status as sex symbols and impact record sales. Here’s… READ MORE »


Celebs

Heath Ledger, who won loads of accolades for his performance in the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain, has died of an alleged drug overdose. He was discovered by his housekeeper in his New York apartment. Ledger will be seen next (and possibly for the last time) as the Joker in the upcoming Batman film The DarkREAD MORE »


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This really doesn’t have much to do with sex or relationships, at least in a ridiculously obvious way, but it does have to do with women seeking equality around the world, so in that sense it’s just as important to this site as the latest celebrity sex scandal. Pakistani political activist, former Prime Minister, and… READ MORE »


Celebs

Not to use a tragedy as an excuse to get on out soapbox, but well, that’s what we’re going to do — Kanye West’s mom died this weekend from “complications related to cosmetic surgery.” It’s rumored that she went in for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation surgery. Being that the cosmetic surgery industry makes… READ MORE »


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