Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Nancy Pelosi a role model for female Massachusetts pols

"I want to like Nancy Pelosi. I have wanted to like her since she became a major player in the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives. We are of the same generation. And she is the best of all possible role models for women who have waited so long for people like Pelosi to help run the country. Pelosi is, famously now, a mother of five. She’s the daughter of a Baltimore mayor but she did not run for office until her children were grown. Nancy Pelosi began her public life in middle age and in 20 years rose to the top of her party in the U.S. House. Why don’t I celebrate her? Mainly, because until now she has seized every opportunity to be shrill about her displeasure with President Bush’s policies. I know it’s not politically correct to call a female leader shrill." (The Patriot Ledger)
Senior party operatives told The Sunday Telegraph that they are already co-ordinating plans to attack Nancy Pelosi, the liberal Californian congresswoman and Speaker-in-waiting who suffered a damaging rebuff from her own party caucus last week.
The Republican strategy is not only to undermine Mrs Pelosi's control of the House but also to associate her in voters' minds with Senator Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the 2008 Democrat presidential nomination.

Kate Hudson's Baby Shopping Spree

Kate Hudson is the latest celeb caught spending some big money on baby items.
Just a day after Madonna bought up over $7200 worth of merchandise at LA's Petit Tresor, Kate dropped $1500 at the same baby boutique on Saturday.
A source tells TMZ that Hudson came in alone and picked up twelve items which included a $79 pink cuddle coat, green plush frog slippers for $59, and a chic leather Mia Bossi diaper bag which retails for $400.
Though Kate has a two-year-old son, Ryder, we are told all of the items were definitely for someone much younger.
Kate recently separated from her husband, Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson and is rumored to be dating Owen Wilson, her "You, Me and Dupree" co-star.

Christina Milian's Shopping Spree

Recording artist and actress Christina Milian painted New York red last night -- or should we say fuschia -- as she arrived at Marquee nightclub to celebrate the release of R & B sensation and Diddy protégé Cassie's self-titled debut album. Milian was just spotted last weekend dropping over $2100 in one Beverly Hills boutique.

Inside Brittany Murphy's Shopping Bag

Brittany Murphy recently hit up celeb shopping hot stop Vionnet on Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles. Fitting her perky personality, Brittany picked up sexy clothes like white short shorts and cute boyshort-style panties in every color the store had. Check out what's inside Brittany's shopping bag.

Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Edward Herrmann, Matt Czuchry, David Sutcliffe

Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Edward Herrmann, Matt Czuchry, David Sutcliffe
Gilmore Girls: Season Seven PremiereRegular airtime: Tuesdays, 8pm ET (The CW)Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Edward Herrmann, Matt Czuchry, David SutcliffeTV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello got that ball rolling early this month. Though he’s typically her number one fan, he expressed disappointment over Graham’s “emotionally guarded” performance while previewing tonight’s premiere at his blog. “Much of the episode called for Lorelai to be distraught over what she had done to Luke (i.e. bedding Christopher), and, unfortunately, LG rarely gives you a sense of that anguish,” he wrote. He also detailed a deviation from the script that seemed to favor Lorelai pursuing a romance with Christopher (David Sutcliffe), Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) father, beyond the one-night stand at the conclusion of last season. As Graham has defended the appeal of that relationship multiple times, Ausiello speculated that the change might be an indication of Graham’s increased creative input now that Rosenthal’s in charge.
Tags: Alexis Bledel, Lauren, Graham, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Edward Herrmann, Matt Czuchry, David Sutcliffe

Teri Hatcher Dating Eva Longoria's Ex

Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria

Teri Hatcher confirms that she is dating Eva Longoria's ex-boyfriend, director Stephen Kay, in a story Extra is set to air Friday. The two met through a mutual friend.
And Longoria, who is currently in a relationship with basketball star Tony Parker, has given her Desperate Housewives costar her blessing. "Eva and Tony have never been happier together, and Eva wishes the same happiness for Teri," her publicist, Liza Anderson, said in a statement. Longoria and Kay were linked in 2004, and he directed her in a television movie, The Dead Will Tell. His other directing credits include the horror flick Boogeyman and an episode of the television show Friday Night Lights.
In March, Hatcher was photographed kissing Ryan Seacrest, but the actress revealed on The Oprah Winfrey Show that the romance did not develop after he called her and said, "I don't think I can do this with you."
Eva Longoria began dating Parker in 2005 and has described their first meeting – in the San Antonio Spurs' locker room – as lust at first sight.

Teri Hatcher on set

Teri Hatcher

Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher has infuriated the crew and stylists on the set of the hit TV show, by refusing to film her scenes until she wears her favourite shoes.
Hatcher allegedly threw a tantrum when she got word that one of her favourite pair of Jimmy Choos wasn't available.
Even though there were 37 other different pairs to choose from, Hatcher demanded staff to get the style she wanted.
The runner ended up collecting the pair she wanted from her home.

Dashette Vida Guerra

This was a surprisingly unsurprising September. As Dashette Vida Guerra (2) was asking over tailgate ribs, "What happened to all that unpredictability you were talking about before the season, Dashman? You said every top team had a weakness, and there would be a lot of upsets, and a lot of upheaval in the polls. Looks like you were wrong." The Dash's response: There is a first time for everything, Vida. Now pipe down or Adriana Lima (3) makes a comeback.


Beyonce Knowles and Eva Longoria as lesbian lovers

Beyonce Knowles and Eva Longoria as lesbian lovers

Beyonce Knowles and Eva Longoria will play lesbian lovers in a new movie.
The gorgeous stars have revealed they are set to star in sexy Victorian
drama 'Tipping The Velvet'.
Eva, 31, said: "Yes it's true. We are talking about doing the movie
together. It's such a wonderful novel, a beautiful love story."