From ABC News By Jake Tapper Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, whose phone number was linked to Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called "D.C. Madam," says that he is sorry for a "serious sin" and that he has already made peace with his wife. Palfrey is awaiting trial on racketeering charges related to a prostitution ring she allegedly ran. "This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," Vitter said Monday evening in a printed statement. "Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way." Tango’s Take
By The Associated Press and Internet reports Teri Hatcher and her daughter Emerson arrive for the wedding of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker in Paris. "Desperate Housewives" cast loyalties became clear at Eva Longoria's over-the-top French wedding to NBA star Tony Parker, the New York Daily news reports. And the subject of the sniping was Teri Hatcher. Some didn't like that Hatcher commissioned an outfit from Badgley Mischka that was very similar to the bridesmaids' dresses, by the same designers. And she was called a "diva" for using the church, St. Germain l'Auxerroix, as a photo op. "A private walkway was set up so that as the celebrities exited the bus from the hotel, they could sneak through the fans and paparazzi," says one guest. "Felicity [Huffman] and Nicollette [Sheridan] walked into the church hand in hand, but Teri took her daughter and walked around into the public area to pose for photos and wave to fans for 10 minutes." Tango’s Take
New Book ‘Uncommon Arrangements’ Details The Lives Of Literary Giants Who Had Unusual Relationship Circumstances
From Salon.com By Rebecca Traister With raves for her book dissecting modernist marriages and a hot new journalism job at NYU, has feminism's enfant terrible finally grown up? Jul. 09, 2007 | In her new book "Uncommon Arrangements," about the marriages of seven couples on the London literary circuit in the early 20th century, Katie Roiphe describes pacifist journalist Vera Brittain as a woman who "radiated an ambition that made itself felt as nervous charisma." It was fitting, then, that as Roiphe sat at a Brooklyn cafe on an early summer afternoon, she picked unconsciously at her nails, chewed on a straw until it was ragged, and radiated a frank likability.
I'm not a piece of meat, Victoria. I have feelings. From News.com.au By Tamara McLean ERECTION drugs might improve performance in bed but they do little to boost a man's self esteem or improve their relationship, research shows. A survey of 650 Australian men has found that those with erectile problems have poorer esteem, a weaker sense of masculinity and lower personal satisfaction than others. And those on Viagra and other drug treatments were no better off than those who were unmedicated, said lead researcher and psychologist Hayley Matic. "This just goes to show that medications are not a magic pill to improve the sex lives of men," Dr Matic said. The findings, to be published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, contradicts some drug studies which show medication can improve general wellbeing. Tango’s Take