Party Crashers Slammed In Sin City • Michelle Obama Reflects On The Past Year

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• Despite their pleas to help "poor Haitian children," a Vegas crowd booed party-crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi, reports People. "We're sick of it," says Tareq. "We were invited to the White House and that will come out." •

French politicians are continuing their fight against the full veil. Xavier Bertrand has even gone so far as to suggest that women who wear burkas should not be allowed French citizenship, or even the use of public transportation. • Other news from France: Le Monde, one of the nation's top papers, has appointed a woman as the executive editor for the first time in their 65 year history. • Weight Watchers is suing Jenny Craig over a series of ads they claim are misleading and deceptive. The ads in question mention a study that compares the two dieting systems, yet Weight Watchers claims that no such study has ever been done. • A new study from Indiana University has found that boys and girls react differently to perceived discrimination. Minority boys are more likely to smoke when they believe they have been treated unfairly, while girls are more likely to avoid cigarettes. "Boys and girls may experience discrimination differently due to where they spend time and that may account for the differences in whether discrimination was associated with smoking. In other words, the context of discrimination matters," wrote the author of the study. • Research out of Canada reveals that more than half of sexual abuse survivors wait up to five years before telling anyone about their ordeal. 25% of the respondents reported that they had never told anyone about their childhood abuse, and men are especially likely to keep mum: 34% of men have kept their history a secret, while only 16% of women have done the same. • Kathleen Savio is going to finally get her day in court when she "testifies from the grave" in the trial of her ex-husband Drew Peterson. Witnesses will explain that before her death, Savio sensed that Peterson was dangerous. She even told her mother "if she would die, it may look like an accident, but it wasn't." • Only 18% of elderly women with dementia are currently being screened for breast cancer, but this may be a good thing. Women with a life expectancy of less than five years are not advised to get mammograms, mainly because any cancer that is found will not significantly shorten their lives, and will lead to biopsies and other invasive procedures. • Was Serena Williams punished more severely for her outburst because she's a woman? She certainly thinks so. "I don't know anyone who ever got fined like that, and people have said worse and done worse," she said at the Australia Open. "I just thought it was a bit much, but that was that." • Archaeologists in Egypt claim they've found a 2,000 year old temple dedicated to the cat-goddess Bastet. The temple was most likely the property of Queen Berenice, wife of King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. • A new paper from the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology suggests that doctors should only offer obese, smoking and alcohol-consuming women IVF under certain circumstances. • The youth leader of Zambia's ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy party has threatened to "gang rape" rival leader Edith Nawakwi if she keeps criticizing Zambia's president. He says, "The president was elected by the people of Zambia and deserves respect from all citizens and whoever insults him, we will make sure we gang rape that person." • Donald E. Goerke, the SpaghettiOs creator once known as "the Daddy-O of SpaghettiOs," has died. • A European task force recommends that fertility doctors refuse IVF to women who drink more than moderately, and that they require "special justification" for treating obese women. • Michelle Obama is a woman of many hats. She's a gardener, a nurturer, a fashionista, a swan, and last but not least, a good wife (all titles awarded to Michelle by AP reporters). "Now that we've gone through a year, we can really think about really what works for this administration, what works for me as a first lady, what resonates with where America is today," she said of her first year as spouse and mother in chief. •

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liz.lemonade: She is beyond good and evil.

The Salahis keep claiming that "We were invited to the White House and that will come out." Okay, then WHEN will it come out? It's been two months. Still waiting for that (most likely nonexistent) invitation to surface, folks.