Posts tagged "todays lady news"

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2010

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2010

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2010

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:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Study Says “Baby Brain” Does Not Exist

Chalk it up to another old wives’ tale? Researchers writing in The British Journal of Psychiatry say that “baby brain” — the rumored memory lapses a woman experiences while she’s pregnant — definitely does not exist. Australian National University followed 1,241 women over four years to track the quality of their memory and half…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2010

Today’s Lady News: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy Gets Closer Scrutiny

Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee today suggesting a plan to roll back the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gay soldiers. Gates has proposed a Pentagon lawyer and a four-star Army general to conduct a year-long study into how the military could lift the ban most easily.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Beyonce Breaks A Grammy Record For Female Artists

Beyonce broke a record for female performers last night at the Grammy’s when she took home six — count ‘em, six! — awards. [Parade]
Kathryn Bigelow, director of “The Hurt Locker,” became the first woman ever to win the top prize from the Director’s Guild of America on Saturday. [New York Times]
Last week all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Jury Reaches Guilty Verdict For George Tiller’s Murderer

It only took 37 minutes for jurors in Wichita, Kansas, to convict Scott Roeder with first-degree murder in the death of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider who Roeder shot to death on May 31. Earlier this week, Roeder had taken the witness stand in his own defense and told jurors, “I did what…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Hillary Clinton Might Be Dunzo In 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would not serve another four years if President Obama is reelected in 2012, because she hopes to slow her pace and do more writing and teaching. “The whole eight [years] — that would be very challenging,” Clinton said. “It’s a 24/7 job and I think at some…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Kids Need Permission Slip For Dictionary With “Oral Sex” Definition

After a parent complained that the Merriam Webster dictionary in the classrooms of Menifee Union School District in California contained a definition for “oral sex,” schools pulled the dictionaries off the shelves. On Tuesday, a committee decided to return the Merriam Webster dictionaries to the fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms, but all children must have a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2010

Today’s Lady News: France May Not Ban The Burqa After All

A committee in France’s Parliament will stop short of recommending a ban on Muslim women wearing burqas at all places in France. Instead, the committee will only suggest body-covering veils be banned in public facilities, like on public transport or in hospitals. Muslim students have already been banned from wearing headscarves in the classroom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Meghan McCain Makes A Good Point About Boobs

Meghan McCain asks a really good question about boobs in her latest Daily Beast column: Why is it that Heidi Montag lands on the cover of People after her boob job, but more natural (we think) women like Jessica Simpson and Christina Hendricks are criticized for looking “big” when they flaunt their assets? Two point…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Get A Load Of Cornell’s Pi Phi Sorority Dress Code

Fashion guidelines for rushees to Cornell’s Pi Phi sorority have been circulating the interwebs: no khakis, no leggings worn as pants, no muffin tops, and you must have a mani and pedi. Seriously, don’t read this unless you are OK with your brain exploding. [Jezebel]
Nineteen-year-old Bristol Palin announced on Oprah Winfrey’s show today…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Spain Considers A Ban On Plastic Surgery Commercials Before 10 PM

Spain might soon pass a law banning TV commercials about plastic surgery, dieting, and beauty products before 10 pm. The law reads: “Broadcasters cannot carry advertisements for things that encourage the cult of the body and have a negative impact on self-image — such as slimming products, surgical procedures and beauty treatments — which are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Cindy McCain Supports Gay Marriage … No, Seriously, She Does

Cindy McCain came out in favor of same-sex marriage for the NOH8 campaign, following in her daughter Meghan’s footsteps. [BuzzFeed]
In more McCain-y news, Sarah Palin will campaign for McCain in March when he runs for re-election in Arizona. Am I the only one who is shocked they still support each other? I guess where…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Ask Men Survey Finds “Older” Women The Most Desirable

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson: Ask Men recently surveyed six million people online to rank the 99 most desirable female celebs, and “older” women in their 30s and 40s made up 40 percent of the list! Emmanuelle Chriqui, 32, was voted the number one most desirable actress and other favorite starlets include Padma Lakshmi, 39,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2010

Today’s Lady News: $2 Cervical Cancer Test Could Cut Deaths By 100K

British scientists say a $2 cervical cancer test could help prevent up to 100,000 deaths a year by women in developing countries. Cervical cancer is the #1 cause of death of women in the developing world and 85 percent of cervical cancer deaths worldwide occur there. [Reuters]
For the first time ever, tomorrow ESPN will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Woman Has Beef With Florida Hospital Over Court-Ordered Bed Rest

Samantha Burton, 26, of Florida, hired the ACLU to strike down a court order sought by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after she was confined to bed rest against her will during a difficult pregnancy. In March 2009, Burton began to go into premature labor during her 25th week of pregnancy and went to the hospital. But…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Help Victims Of Haiti’s Devastating Earthquake

We’ve all been watching news about the earthquake in Haiti and we here at The Frisky hope all our readers’ family and friends are safe. For those of you who want to help, text “Haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief. You’ll be charged on your next phone bill…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Anne Frank’s Protector, Miep Gies, Dead At 100

Miep Gies, who helped shelter Anne Frank’s family, died yesterday at 100. After their Amsterdam hiding spot was busted by police, Gies, a secretary in the office where Frank’s family hid, rounded up Anne’s papers and locked them in a drawer. She claimed she never read Anne’s diary both because she did not want to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 12, 2010
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