From Reuters HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong woman who blinded her boyfriend in one eye in a fight six years ago has been jailed for jabbing a chopstick into his other eye, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Last November, Po Shiu-fong, 58, accused long-time boyfriend Kwok Wai-ming, 49, of having an affair, the South China Morning Post reported. During the row, Po stabbed a plastic chopstick into his left eye, which she had already blinded six years ago when she poked it with her finger. "Po became hysterical when she saw the wound and mopped it with a towel. The pair then went to bed," the paper said. "The next morning they had another argument in which she grabbed a chopstick and stabbed Kwok's right eye," it said. Tango’s Take
From CNN.com VRINDAVAN, India (CNN) -- Ostracized by society, thousands of India's widows flock to the holy city of Vrindavan waiting to die. They are found on side streets, hunched over with walking canes, their heads shaved and their pain etched by hundreds of deep wrinkles in their faces. These Hindu widows, the poorest of the poor, are shunned from society when their husbands die, not for religious reasons, but because of tradition -- and because they're seen as a financial drain on their families. They cannot remarry. They must not wear jewelry. They are forced to shave their heads and typically wear white. Even their shadows are considered bad luck. Hindus have long believed that death in Vrindavan will free them from the cycle of life and death. For widows, they hope death will save them from being condemned to such a life again. Tango’s Take
Tango’s Take According to Hollyscoop.com Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson are dating again. We’re sure that this will serve as fodder for DC’s stand-up act and it will probably go something like this:
From Salon By Izzy Grinspan In a kind of rebellion against America's wedding mania, an increasing number of brides are trashing their dresses and having photographers capture these moments of rage. Weddings present a staggering array of decisions. Nobody wants to obsess over after-dinner mints, but what if you're remembered forever as "those cheap, mintless bastards"? Then there's the venue, the flowers, the invitations. Recently, one more item has crept onto this mind-bendingly long list: What is the bride going to do with her dress after the ceremony? Preserve it, give it away -- or wreck it?
From TODAYShow.com By Peter Greenberg Are you thinking of getting married? Are you a gambler, or, as Clint Eastwood once said, are you feeling... lucky? Then do we have a calendar date for you. July 7th, otherwise known as 7/7/7 is fast approaching, and the travel industry is moving quickly to exploit the supposedly lucky date with all sorts of special packages, promotions and stunts: According to theknot.com, more than 38,000 people are registered to get married on their site on July 7th. That's more than triple the normal number of 12,000. And, let's not forget that Eva Longoria is also getting married on 7/7/7 — in Paris. Why? Well, some might say it's a lucky day. Others would argue that it's the one anniversary date that husbands are likely not to forget. And when it comes to hotels and resorts, the number 7 figures prominently. Want a discount? New York
So, son, when did you first 'dip your wick?' From Channel4.com More than a quarter of people in the UK are still not using contraception when they lose their virginity, according to a global sex report. The Face of Global Sex 2007 shows people across the world are now more likely than ever before to use contraception when they first have sex. But figures in the report from the Durex Network reveal 26.2% of people in the UK are still choosing not to practice safe sex when they have intercourse for the first time.
According to the AP, Johnny Knoxville, nee Philip John Clapp, has filed for divorce, citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’ Johnny Knoxville has been married to Melanie Clapp for 12 years and he is seeking joint custody of their daughter, Madison. The Clapps have been separated since July 2006. It’s amazing that JK has been married for so long and more or less on the DL. The great thing about ‘irreconcilable differences’ as divorce motive is that it can mean so many things. We think it typically means that one or both parties wants to sleep with other people. But it can sometimes mean that one party lives an ‘alternative lifestyle’ or has an $800-a-day drug habit and their spouse loves them enough to protect their privacy but not stay with them. Who knew that Johnny’s real name was Phil Clapp? It sounds like what old sailors would call getting VD while on shore leave in Philadelphia. “I seen Lerlene last weekend; pretty sure that she gave me the Phil Clap.”
From Reuters By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - British author Salman Rushdie and his wife Padma Lakshmi, host of TV show "Top Chef," are getting divorced, his spokeswoman said on Monday, just two weeks after he was awarded a controversial knighthood. Rushdie, 60, is best known for his novel "The Satanic Verses," which outraged many Muslims and sparked death threats that forced him to live in hiding for nine years. He married Lakshmi, a former model born in 1970 in India, in 2004. She was his fourth wife and the couple had no children. "Salman Rushdie has agreed to divorce his wife, Padma Lakshmi, because of her desire to end their marriage," spokeswoman Jin Auh said in a statement on his behalf.