From The Daily Mail As a brush-off, "No sex please, I'm vegan", is likely to be a bit of a bolt from the blue compared to the usual excuses about having to rush off or the sudden onset of a splitting headache. But apparently vegan women like actress Alicia Silverstone, and even men, could feel so strongly about not coming into contact with meat that they will rule out sleeping with someone who does not share the same attitude to food. A study by the New Zealand Centre for Human and Animal Studies at Canterbury University asked 157 volunteers their attitudes on everything from wearing fur and battery farming to sex and relationships. Their report found vegans were operating under a new kind of "ethical sexuality" and would reject meat-eaters as either sexual or long-term partners. Tango’s Take
From The Los Angeles Times By Susan Brink LOVE'S first rush is a private madness between two people, all-consuming and, if mutually felt, endlessly wonderful. Couples think about the other obsessively -- on a roller coaster of euphoria when together, longing when apart. "It's temporary insanity," says Helen Fisher, an evolutionary anthropologist at Rutgers University. Now, from her studies of the brains of lovers in the throes of the initial tumble, Fisher has developed a controversial theory. She and her collaborator, psychiatrist J. Anderson Thomson of the University of Virginia, believe that Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and other antidepressants alter brain chemistry so as to blunt the intense cutting edge of new love.
From TMZ Hotties under the radar, elusive Reese Witherspoon and spandex man Jake Gyllenhaal, were caught in a rare moment outside Jake's Hollywood Hills home, where Reese picked up the hot piece. The highly unpublic duo wore his n' her sunglasses -- but could not escape the glare of a paparazzo who snapped them. The sexy duo then sped toward Reese's Brentwood home -- what's up with the supposed break up? Tango’s Take Oh please let this be true. Perez Hilton has mentioned this. So has Star Magazine. And now there are photos on TMZ. If these nicies can get back together, a whole lot of wrongs will be right. Hollywood owes us one sexy, A-list, sweet couple. The Cruises and the Smiths don’t count – they are weird. The Gosling-McAdams thing threw us for a loop. Come on Jake and Reese – make it happen. In Other Celebrity News:
From The New York Times By Kareem Fahim United Parcel Service said yesterday that it would offer health benefits to its employees’ partners in civil unions in New Jersey, 10 days after Gov. Jon S. Corzine wrote a letter urging it to comply with the state’s five-month-old civil union law. The policy decision was a reversal for the company, which had said it could not offer such benefits because the couples were not legally married, and will affect an unspecified number of United Parcel’s 8,700 employees who belong to the Teamsters union. Two couples, through a lawyer, formally appealed to the company in recent months to give them benefits. One of the employees, Tom Walton, received a letter yesterday from the claims review committee, telling him that his and his partner’s request had been approved. Tango’s Take
From Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online dating service Match.com is launching a new application for cell phones, allowing subscribers to keep track of their paramours while on the go. MatchMobile will first be made available in the United States, UK and Canadian markets, with plans to extend the service to nine more countries by the end of the year. The service provides subscribers with text messages to their phones when they have an e-mail from another Match.com subscriber and allows them to search for potential matches from their cell phones. For an extra fee of about $5 per month, MatchMobile subscribers can receive and answer e-mails from suitors on their mobile phones. Tango’s Take
Britney, Kevin Back to Being Single From E!Online by Sarah Hall The union that produced one Chaotic reality show, two baby boys and countless tabloid headlines is officially over. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon signed off on Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's divorce settlement Monday, making the split official. Spears and Federline were not present for the ceremonial dissolution of their marriage, leaving the coffin-nailing to their respective attorneys, Laura Wasser and Mark Vincent Kaplan. "I think she's okay with the terms," Wasser said of her client outside the court. "I think they were each hoping they would have more custody time, but hopefully that can be worked out." Tango’s Take
From NBC10.com Drug companies are telling colleges the discounts are done. For years, college students have been able to buy birth control very inexpensively. The drug companies offered the deeply discounted contraceptives to college health services. Colleges and universities tended to tack on a few bucks and sell them to students. But now, due to federal cutbacks, cheap birth control is a thing of the past. The drug makers have stopped the discounts as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act signed by the president. Tango’s Take