Monday, September 26, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
A leading TV journalist, May Chidiac, from Beirut was critically injured when a carbomb blew up her car on Sunday, September 25.
JOURNALIST CRITICALLY INJURED
73 year old legendary singer Miriam Makeba is beginning a farewell world tour after a 50 year performing career.
Women in Pakistan who allege rape must have 4 "pious" male witnesses to the assault or the vicitm is likely to be accused of adultery. 60% of the women are in jail is due to these controversial "Hudood laws". Rapes in Pakistan have started to get some attention in recent weeks. Here are some interviews with Pakistani women about the current situation in Pakistan.
RAPE IN PAKISTAN
Women rule- Jodie Foster's Flightplan was #1 at the box office this past weekend grossing over 24 million dollars. That's two weekends in a row (last weekend Reese Witherspoon's Just Like Heaven was #1) that women have topped the box office.
Uberpublicist Pat Kingsley, who is both revered and feared was actually the subject of an interview on the ocassion of her company opening a London office. Learn a little, very little, about one of the owrlds most famous flacks.
Commander in Chief- the new ABC show that premieres tomorrow night at 9pm, is helping organizations like the White House Project gain visibility for its mission- to put a woman in the White House.
A WOMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE
People around the country are hosting house parties to welcome the first woman president into their home.
Rosie Perez has signed a one year holding deal with Fox which is hoping to create a comedy vehicle for the actress.
Stockard Channing takes on comedy this season in Out of Practice with Henry Winkler. She will still make occasional appearances on The West Wing, but don't on seeing too much of her . On the premiere of The West Wing last night her name and photo disappeared from the opening credits.
Fiona Apple is back after 5 years with a new album.
Oprah Winfrey is investing 1 million dollars towards the capitalization of the new Broadway musical The Color Purple. We should all remember that is was the film of the Color Purple that made Oprah more than a talk show host, she was truly extraordinary in that film. It only makes sense that she would invest in this. I'm actually shocked that this is her first foray into producing. Maybe she could revolutionize theatre like she has revolutionized books.
The playwright Deb Margolin ("Three Seconds in the Key") is the recipient of the 2005 Kesselring Prize for playwriting, which includes $15,000. The National Arts Club presents the annual honor, now in its 25th year, to an emerging American playwright. The prize's honorable mention, $5,000 , will go to Tanya Barfield ("Blue Door"). Both awards will be presented on Nov. 20 at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Previous recipients of the prize, named in honor of the playwright Joseph Kesselring ("Arsenic and Old Lace") include Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Nicky Silver and Jose Rivera.
Left handed women are more prone to premenopausal women. More discrimination against us lefties.
BREAST CANCER RISK FOR LEFTIES