Thursday, September 29, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Karen Hughes got her ass kicked again on her "let's export American democracy tour" this time in Turkey.
KAREN HUGHES IN TURKEY
Many young women in Africa who try to deliver babies at home run into difficulties that could be avoided by Caesarean sections. These women lose their babies, are shunned by their communities and need surgery to repair the damage.
BIRTHING INJURY FOR AFRICAN WOMEN
Portugal is holding a referendum this year on whether to make abortion legal in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy.
PORTUGESE REFERENDUM ON ABORTION
Married women are more likely to have sexual problems than married men or single women a UK study suggests.
SEX PROBLEMS FOR SMUG MARRIEDS
Federal Judge Constance Baker Motley who at one time represented Martin Luther King Jr. was died at 84.
Renee Zellweger will topline Miss Potter, a biopic about Beatrix Potter. The film explores the life of the author of such beloved children's books as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and her struggle for independence in Victorian England.
Kate Winslet is in final negotiations to join Cameron Diaz in Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy Holiday for Columbia Pictures. Holiday, which also is written and produced by Meyers, centers on an American woman (Diaz) with man troubles who crosses paths with a British villager (Winslet) with similar problems.
Things went really well for ABC's Commander in Chief in its debut outing on Tuesday night. Not only did it win its timeslot with a lot of competition, but it was the most watched show of the night even beating Law & Order- SVU, but it got beaten by House in the all important 18-49 demo. The total viewers were approximately 16.37 million.
THELMA FOR PRESIDENT (this is a Salon article - so the drill is that you join or watch an ad)
Alias kicks off its fifth season tonight in another new timeslot; 8pm on ABC- with Jennifer Garner's real life pregnancy bring written into the show. Can't wait.
Ann Beattie has been named the winner of the annual $30,000 Rea Award for the Short Story.