From The New York Times By Susan Saulny AS the election of 2008 approaches with its cast of contenders who bring unprecedented diversity to the quest for the White House, the voting public has been called on to ponder several questions: Is America ready for a woman to be president? What about a black man? A Mormon? Now, with the possible candidacy of Fred D. Thompson, the grandfatherly actor and former Republican senator from Tennessee, whose second wife is almost a quarter-century his junior, comes a less palatable inquiry that is spurring debate in Internet chat rooms, on cable television and on talk radio: Is America ready for a president with a trophy wife?
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