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Today’s Lady News: Please, Tina Fey, Do Sarah Palin When You Host “SNL” In April!

  • Tina Fey is guest hosting “Saturday Night Live” in April, which probably means another Sarah Palin impersonation! “It’s inevitable that we’ll try it, at least,” Fey told the AP. “We’ll see if it makes it to air.” Now, if they could just get Amy Poehler back to do Hillary Clinton. [AP]
  • Happy 88th birthday, Helen Gurley Brown, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan! Brown is also the author of the bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl, an essential piece of literature in the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution. [Wikipedia]
  • London’s Globe Theater has commissioned its first play written by a woman, “Bedlam” by Nell Leyshon. The Globe, where William Shakespeare staged his plays, was closed from 1642 until 1997. Not until now has a female playwright had her work performed there.

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Today’s Lady News: New Male Birth Control Stops Men From Producing Semen

  • Will this be Depo Provera for dudes?! Eighty British couples are participating in a two-year-long trial to test a male contraceptive jab which tricks the brain into stopping sperm production. Doctors said the male contraceptive jab has been 99 percent effective so far and sperm counts should return to normal when men go off it. [Daily Mail]
  • For the first time ever, three Muslim women in Malaysia have been caned for adultery. The canings apparently took place at a women’s prison near Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 9. “It is hoped that the issue will not be wrongly interpreted to the extent of tarnishing the sanctity of Islam,” Malaysia’s Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein was quoted as saying. All three women are serving jail time as well. [CNN]

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Today’s Lady News: Teen Girl Drivers Admit To Speeding More Than Boys

  • Teenage boys have generally had worse driving records, and car insurance rates across the country have reflected as much. But a recent study of teen drivers by the Allstate Foundation found that 27 percent of teen girls admit to driving over 10 miles over the speed limit, compared with only 19 percent of boys. Hmm, I think some of those teen boys are lying! An Allstate spokesman, who apparently agrees with me, added, “Experience still shows female drivers are safer than boys at this age.” [Chicago Tribune]
  • Judge Sylvia Pressler, whose 1973 ruling opened up Little League baseball to girls who wanted to play, passed away Feb. 15 at age 75. Ruling on a 12-year-old New Jersey girl who wanted to play ball, Pressler wrote in her opinion: “The institution of Little League is as American as the hot dog and apple pie. There is no reason why that part of Americana should be withheld from girls.” One year later, the Little League amended its charter to allow girls. [AP]
  • Riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna, formerly of the bands Le Tigre and Bikini Kill, will be donating her papers to the newly created Riot Grrrl Archive at New York University’s library. [Feministing]

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Today’s Lady News: Military To Discharge Single Mom Who Refused Deployment

  • The Army has decided to discharge Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother who refused to deploy to Afghanistan because she could not find care for her 1-year-old son. The 21-year-old Army cook was arrested in November and faced a court marshal. However, a general at Fort Stewart in California granted Hutchinson an administrative discharge, which means she will be demoted in ranking and lose her benefits. [Yahoo]
  • Saudi Arabia‘s religious police, the muttawa, are cracking down on Valentine’s Day, patrolling stores for any signs of banned roses, chocolates, cards and stuffed animals. According to The Times of London dating in the Western sense, including the public amorous gestures that occur on Valentine’s Day, is simply not acceptable. [The Times Online]
  • Kate Winslet has been tapped to star in an HBO miniseries based on the 1945 film “Mildred Pierce.” Joan Crawford won a Best Actress award for the movie, which is about a woman abandoned by her husband who becomes financially independent and successful, yet is still hated by her bratty daughter. [Variety]

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Today’s Lady News: Poll Does Not Look Promising For Palin Presidency

  • According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, 55 percent of people view former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin in an unfavorable light and 71 percent do not think she is fit to run for the presidency. Recently, Palin said she “won’t close the door” on running for president. [New York Daily News]
  • Wow, people get very upset when you try to kick a man out of office for beating his girlfriend. A closed-door meeting of the New York State Senate apparently got crazy recently as pols discussed expelling Sen. Hiram Monserrate from the Senate after he was convicted of assault. Sen. Kevin Parker, who opposed Monserrate’s expulsion, allegedly “charged” towards Sen. Diane Savino, called Savino a “bitch” and yelled “F*** you!” Later, Parker said he apologized to Savino and added, “Everyone’s talking about civility in Albany being dead, but I’m keeping chivalry very much alive.” Ha. Funny. These are our elected officials, folks! [New York Daily News]

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Today’s Lady News: Diane Von Furstenberg To Award Inspirational Women

  • Designer Diane Von Furstenberg has announced she will be giving “DVF Awards” to inspirational women in a ceremony on March 13. Four winners will receive prizes of $50,000 to fund their humanitarian efforts for women in places like Afghanistan and Haiti. [Women's Wear Daily]
  • Deputy leader of the Labour party in the U.K., Harriet Harman, has gotten enough votes to become a nominee in a “Rear Of The Year” contest alongside British celebs like Cheryl Cole. Apparently this is funny because Harman is the country’s Equality Minister and a feminist. Do you think she has a chance in American Apparel’s “Best Bottom In The World” contest? [Daily Mail]

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Today’s Lady News: Jessica Alba Tells Woman Not To Get Plastic Surgery To Look Like Her

  • Jessica Alba thinks Xiaoqing — the 21-year-old Chinese woman who is allegedly getting plastic surgery to look like Alba because her boyfriend is obsessed with the actress — is as crazy as everyone else does. “I think you should never have to change yourself like that,” Alba said. “If somebody loves you, they’ll love you no matter what.” [New York Daily News]
  • Shoshana Johnson, 37, the nation’s first African-American female prisoner of war, talks about her ordeal in her a new book out this week, I’m Still Standing. Johnson, who was captured in Iraq in the same ambush as POW Jessica Lynch, says she hopes to bring more attention to post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers. [Yahoo]

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Today’s Lady News: Sarah Palin “Won’t Close The Door” On Running For President

  • Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told “Fox News Sunday” that a future presidential run could be in the cards. “It would be absurd to not consider what it is that I can potentially do to help our country,” Palin said. “I won’t close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future.” But Palin also admitted that many other men and women might be better placed to run for the nation’s highest office: “If [other candidates are] in a better position than I in three years, I’ll support them.” [birth control pills. The women say “Yaz” has caused strokes and heart attacks. [Fox59]
  • Wannabe strippers are “lining up” to apply for permits to work in Atlanta strip clubs, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Not surprisingly, the economy seems to be at fault. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

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Today’s Lady News: Saints Linebacker Scott Fujita Jumps Into Tim Tebow Commerical Debate

  • Have you been following the Super Bowl kerfluffle? During the game, CBS will be airing an anti-abortion commercial from the conservative organization Focus on the Family starring Tim Tebow, but the channel told a gay dating company called Man Date that their commercial would not be allowed to run. Now New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita has stepped into the fray by voicing his support for reproductive rights. On Tuesday, Fujita said he respects Tebow’s choice to be in the ad, but admitted “he and I might not see eye to eye all the way.” Fujita added that he was born to a teen mother and given up for adoption. “I’m just so thankful she had the courage and the support system to be able to carry out the pregnancy,” he said. “I wouldn’t expect that of everybody.” Jeez Louise, when did the dang Super Bowl become about politics?! [New York Times]

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Today’s Lady News: Emma Watson Is The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood, But #14 On The List

  • Nineteen-year-old Emma Watson, star of the “Harry Potter” series, is the highest paid actress in Hollywood with an estimated $30 million in earnings. And while that’s really cool, we couldn’t help but notice Emma shows up #14 on Vanity Fair‘s list after 13 other male actors. (The second-highest paid actress comes in at #19: Cameron Diaz, with an estimated $27 million in earnings in 2009.) Hmm, what’s up with that? [Vanity Fair]
  • Today, a bi-partisan group of politicians introduced the International Violence Against Women Act to the House and Senate. IVAWA seeks to disarm cultural attitudes and practices which condone violence against women, to train police personnel to properly handle violence against women, and to increase women’s economic stability in the long term. [Politico]

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