- Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:45:37 +0000: Author Compares Women in Traditional Marriages to Prostitutes on TV Panel Show - Mashable
SYDNEY — On Australian panel show Q&A, author Jane Caro caused a stir when she said women in traditional marriages could be considered prostitutes.
During the all-female panel discussion on Monday night, the thought leaders were asked for their views on prostitution as a conscious choice in the Western world.
The question stemmed from an interview with former journalist Amanda Goff on television show Sunday Night, during which she revealed she had chosen a new career path in prostitution as a high-class escort earning $5,000 a night. In the interview, Goff said, "Nobody is taking advantage of me anymore. I'm going to become empowered". Read more...More about Q A, Australia, Tv, Us World, and Jane Caro
- Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:54:30 +0000: Cuba Cracks Down on What Travelers Can Bring Into the Country - Mashable
Over the last five years, travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba have eased to the point where travelers now bring in as much as $2-billion worth of products annually.
But new restrictions enforced Monday — an attempt by the Cuban government to crack down on abuses, and likely to increase tax revenue and boost local business — could greatly affect what is brought into the country.
Usually, passengers on flights arriving from Miami are carrying duffel bags crammed with goods, ranging from everyday items like soap and socks to luxury items like bicycles, big-screen televisions and game consoles. Travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that the new restrictions would leave their families wanting. They include higher customs duties and stricter limits on both the number and total value of items. Read more...More about Cuba, Us, World, Lifestyle, and Travel Leisure
- Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:25:43 +0000: Joan Rivers Reportedly Brought Out of Coma as Family Considers Lawsuit - Mashable
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers told Mashable in a statement that she is keeping her "fingers crossed" for the comedian's full recovery, as doctors begin to bring her back from a medically induced coma.
Rivers remains in "serious" condition, and the family is considering legal action, Melissa said, according to New York Daily News.
The 81-year-old comedian went into cardiac arrest during a surgical procedure on her throat on Thursday. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was placed in a coma for her safety Read more...More about Joan Rivers and Entertainment
- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:50:27 +0000: Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dies of Heart Attack at 63 - Mashable
Survivor and Cobra frontman Jimi Jamison died of a heart attack Sunday night in his Memphis home, according to a report published Monday. He was 63.
The energetic singer, who originally was with Cobra, joined Survivor in 1984 after the band's frontman Dave Bickler (the voice on "Eye of the Tiger") left because of vocal-health issues
Mashable has reached out to Jamison's manager, promoter and booking agent for details about his death. We'll update this post when we receive a response
The band's verified Facebook page confirmed the sad news on Monday: Read more...More about Music, Entertainment, Us, and Deaths
- Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:29:38 +0000: Aussie Football Players Dress Up as Rolf Harris and Victim - Mashable
SYDNEY — Two Australian football players are at the centre of a costume controversy after they dressed up as entertainer Rolf Harris, recently convicted for indecent assaults four young girls.
Melbourne Demons player Dean Terlich wore an eccentric coat, grey facial hair and glasses to dress up as the disgraced Australian music icon, while his teammate Alex Georgiou wore a red dress with a wig with pigtails. The incident happened during Mad Monday celebrations, a party to celebrate the end of the football season that traditionally involves heavy drinking.Australia, Us World, Sports, Mad Monday, and Afl