From LA Weekly By Seven McDonald IT’S A FRIDAY and "Carrie Berkowitz," a 30-something TV writer who’d prefer to hide her real identity, is sitting over a bowl of bouillabaisse and a glass of white wine musing about a recent development on her social landscape. "In the past few months, I’ve heard of three single girlfriends of mine giving guys hand jobs. Not as a part of sex or leading to sex. Just a hand job and that’s it." Berkowitz, who is married and the mother of a 6-month-old, feels the whole "hand-job thing" is some sort of indication of a growing fear of intimacy among the still-single set. "It’s just weird to me," she says, sipping her wine. "The last time I gave someone a hand job to fruition was probably in high school, like listening to ‘White Lines’ and wearing braces. It’s creepy, it reminds me of, like, you accidentally ended up in a car with your teacher and you gave him a hand job."
From Ireland Online Superman Brandon Routh will make longtime girlfriend Courtney Ford his super-wife in November when the couple weds in Santa Barbara, California. The actor has secured the Bacara Resort & Spa for his romantic beach nuptials on November 24. Tango’s Take Good work, Ireland Online. Now all of his enemies know his secret identity, his wife’s name and where they’re getting married. Next time print a recipe for Kryptonite. If it’s anything like homemade Prozac it takes a lot of iced cream. We’re not sure if there is an award for excellence in casting. But whoever found Brandon Routh deserves the opposite of a knuckle sandwich for casting him as the man of steel. Well done. And we wish Brandon the best of luck in his future marriage and finding another role that’s not Superman. Read More Of The Original Article…
From The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - It won't be for richer, but for poorer for a Cincinnati musician who proposed to his girlfriend just seconds before they were held up in New York's Central Park. Thirty-year-old Luke Jacunski got on one knee and popped the question to Mami Nagase (nuh-GAH'-see) in a romantic spot Saturday night. They say right after she said yes, a gunman jumped from the bushes and yelled, "Give me your money and get on the ground!" As the two got down, Jacunski says he was able to slip the engagement ring off Nagase's finger and hide it in his pocket. The robber did get a Rolex watch and $125 in cash. Tango’s Take
From ABCNews.com By Niambi Wilder Who hasn't been the victim of a really bad blind date or the participant in a truly torturous speed dating event? Ever feel like there was something missing — a more relaxed environment, perhaps, or maybe more personal information before the date? Well, one man has decided to fill that void by creating a singles dating company with a touch of psychology, a tinge of technology and a whole lot of fun. "I'm a commercial real estate underwriter, which is the most fun job in the world [but] … I'm in a room with no windows, so I created OneKeyAway so I could meet other professionals," says its founder, Edwin Duterte, a 37-year-old banker by day, matchmaker by night. Tango’s Take
From GossipGirls.com Gisele Bundchen is a self-proclaimed loudmouth. She admits it. “When I think things I tend to say them. I’m an opinionated person.” But she may have gone too far in her latest tongue-lashing of Victoria Beckham. The Brazilian beauty is currently dating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and says she’s sick of the comparisons to David and Victoria Beckham. In a recent interview she explained why she and her man are not the “US version of Posh and Becks”. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By John Dougherty and Kirk Johnson ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 25 — The polygamist Warren S. Jeffs, hailed by his followers as a prophet but denounced by critics as a tyrannical cult leader, was convicted here on Tuesday of being an accomplice to the rape of a 14-year-old church member. The verdict, by an eight-member state jury here in Washington County, was a vindication of the prosecution’s argument — which some experts had thought might be hard to accept — that orchestrating a marriage of a young girl under duress made Mr. Jeffs culpable even though he was not present when the rape occurred. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By David Leohardt Last year, a team of researchers added a novel twist to something known as a time-use survey. Instead of simply asking people what they had done over the course of their day, as pollsters have been doing since the 1960s, the researchers also asked how people felt during each activity. Were they happy? Interested? Tired? Stressed? Not surprisingly, men and women often gave similar answers about what they liked to do (hanging out with friends) and didn’t like (paying bills). But there were also a number of activities that produced very different reactions from the two sexes — and one of them really stands out: Men apparently enjoy being with their parents, while women find time with their mom and dad to be slightly less pleasant than doing laundry.
From The Daily Mail By Simon Cable Acupuncture is twice as effective at reducing lower back pain than conventional medicines, according to researchers. But pretend acupuncture, where the needles are inserted less deeply, has also been found to have a similar effect, suggesting that the pain relief could be psychological. Back pain afflicts between 70 and 85 per cent of the adult population at some point in their lives and accounts for the loss of almost five million working days each year in the UK. Tango’s Take