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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.

Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2010

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,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2010

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…

Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2010

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,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2010

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2010
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