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Celebrity rags pity poor single female celebs. Also, women seek out noncommittal gaming.

Published September 29, 2006 7:00PM (EDT)

Associated Press: Just to throw you off kilter, here's some good news: A judge ruled against an Ohio law restricting use of RU-486. Why? It threatened women's health.

The Onion: This hilarious piece makes us think Forbes Magazine's Michael Noer might want to consider a staff writer position at the Onion. (Feministing seems to concur.)

Nerve's Scanner: The celebrity rags feel sorry for lonely, manless Hollywood starlets. Just not enough to abstain from ridiculing them. Also via Scanner: Remember the mayor of Waldron, Ark., who allegedly solicited women for sex after they failed to pay their water bills? The 72-year-old lucked out with a plea agreement and resigned from his position.

CBS News: Study finds that even a modest weight gain after a first pregnancy increases chances of complications during a second pregnancy. Can't a girl get a break?

Reuters: Women have commitment phobia when it comes to video games, making them the rulers of the "casual" gaming market. Cue inevitable jokes about women's approach to video games mirroring men's approach to relationships.

The Los Angeles Times' Las Vegas blog, the Movable Buffet: Naked men are giving lap dances. We don't want to overinterpret this, but there seems to be a trend afoot.

By Tracy Clark-Flory

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