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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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    Today’s Lady News: Attorneys Want Woman To Reenact Alleged Rape In The Courtroom

  • Attorneys for a man accused of raping an Ohio woman have asked the victim to reenact the alleged rape on the bed she was allegedly raped on. In the courtroom. In front of the jury. The attorneys say they believe semen stains on the bed would not match up with the physical positions the victim says her body was in when she was raped. Instead, sheet stains would prove Charles H. Nguyen and his alleged victim had consensual sex several times and the jury could use a visual aid to drive the point home. [Athens News] — Oh, this just makes me want to scream.
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    Today’s Lady News: The Miss Universe Pageant And Plastic Surgery

  • How many of last night’s Miss Universe contestants aren’t exactly natural beauties? One long-time pageant judge estimated that 30 percent of Miss Universe wannabes have had work done prior to the competition. The most ick-worthy quote from Fox’s article: “A source close to the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe Organization [says] that not only is elective [plastic] surgery allowed, but it is quietly encouraged.” [Fox News] — Somewhere, beauty queen Carrie Prejean, whose boobs were bought and paid for by the Miss California Organization, is smiling.
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    Today’s Lady News: Michelle Obama’s Shorts Are Still News, Apparently

  • Stop the presses! Michelle Obama wore SHORTS! In public! As we said before, it is absurd the media thinks that the First Lady showing her legs above the knees is news. And now Time is jumping on the scrutinizing-the-famous-woman’s-body bandwagon, too, saying “[Michelle] just didn’t look particularly good in shorts. Her arms are much admired. Her legs are just, you know, legs.” [Time]
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    Today’s Lady News: Magician David Copperfield Accused Of Rape

  • A 22-year-old woman claims that magician David Copperfield raped her, sexually assaulted her repeatedly, and threatened her on his private island in Musha Cay, Bahamas in 2007. The alleged victim said one of his assistants brought her backstage at a magic show and she was then invited to Copperfield’s private island for work that might lead to “modeling opportunities.” She allegedly was then trapped in Musha Cay for two days with Copperfield while she was sexually assaulted and threatened with death unless she kept quiet. Copperfield’s lawyers say he is innocent and called the lawsuit extortion. [NY Post] — How long before a tabloid newspaper makes the obvious, “Can David Copperfield Make Those Rape Accusations Disappear?” joke?
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    Today’s Lady News: Don’t Hate Carrie Prejean Because She’s Beautiful, Says Trump

  • Last night on “Letterman,” Donald Trump shared his cockamamie theory that America hates beauty queen Carrie Prejean, who tussled with Perez Hilton over gay marriage, simply because she is so pretty! [Gawker]—Right. We don’t hate the Miss America runner-up because she’s a bigot. We’re just jealous of those fake boobs that the Miss California Organization paid for!
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    Today’s Lady News: Marriott Admits Blaming A Victim For Her Own Rape At Their Hotel Was Wrong

    • The Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, CT, changed its legal claim that a 40-year-old mom of two who was raped at gunpoint in their parking garage was not to blame for her own rape. In a lawsuit against the hotel, the victim had claimed that the hotel did not adequately protect her from her attacker, who she said had been seen acting suspiciously in the parking garage before the incident. In response, Marriott said the victim had “failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper use of her senses and facilities.” [AP] — We’re really thrilled that the Marriott dropped the blame-the-victim hooey they were trying to pull.

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    Today’s Lady News: No Burqas In The Swimming Pool!

    • An Islamic woman in France has accused local officials of religious discrimination after she was banned from wearing her “burqini,” a bathing suit that fully covers her arms, legs, and hair, in a local pool. Earlier this summer, French President Sarkozy announced that head-to-toe burqas were “not welcome” in the country. In this case, local officials said they forbid her body-covering garb for hygienic reasons. [Yahoo]

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    Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Has No Sense Of Humor

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    Connor Cruise To Follow In Tom Cruise’s Footsteps

    Connor Cruise, 14, the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, has landed a role in a remake of the fantastically bad ’80s flick “Red Dawn.” Since Tom’s production company is producing the movie, Connor may have had a little helping scoring the role. But who is this kid, anyway? Keep reading »

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