DSK and Arnold
Two men dominated headlines, and you probably couldn't avoid this news if you tried. IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned Wednesday amid sexual assault and rape charges related to an encounter with a hotel maid in New York over the weekend. He'll get a $250,000 severance and is free on $1 million cash bail, but apparently he's having a hard time finding somewhere to live while under house arrest. Meanwhile, Arnold Schwarzenegger put his come-back movie career on hold to deal with personal matters, namely the child he had with a member of his household staff. Paparazzi everywhere rejoiced.
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Of course I’m writing this while wearing my fancy wedding hat, pondering if I’ll DVR the whole Royal Wedding or just watch endless news clips. It reminds me of the time an US Magazine subscription mysteriously appeared at our house and we (the newspaper household) did nothing to stop it--you know it’s a celebrity fest, but you just want to look! And who doesn’t love a wedding?
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I was only 7 years old, but I can distinctly remember being glued to the television set at my grandmother’s after learning Ronald Reagan was shot, watching the scenes and realizing even at such a young age that I was witnessing something historic. It’s hard to believe that was 30 years ago, but indeed we’ll mark that anniversary on March 30.