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Tennis CEO Quits After Comments on Women Players

Raymond Moore offered his resignation from tourney to Oracle founder Larry Ellison

(Newser) - On Sunday he was riding high as CEO of California's Indian Wells Tennis Garden and director of the BNP Paribas Open tournament held there. On Monday, Raymond Moore stepped down from both posts, reports the New York Times , after making disparaging comments about women tennis players over the weekend,... More »

Courtney Love, Other Celebs Boycott Dolce & Gabbana

After designers' comments on gay families

(Newser) - From the Oscars red carpet to the TV smash Empire, Dolce & Gabbana is everywhere in Hollywood. But might that soon change? Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro... More »

Martina Navratilova Got Engaged —at US Open

Tennis great popped question on camera

(Newser) - Cue the love puns: It was a memorable US Open yesterday for Martina Navratilova, who got engaged in a very public way. As People reports, the tennis great, 57, was being interviewed when she announced she would be doing the questioning, and got down on one knee and asked girlfriend... More »

Guess Who's Dancing With the Stars?

Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel, and a lot of other TV stars, singers, athletes

(Newser) - "Whoa, Mama!" That's right: Urkel, aka Jaleel White, will be Dancing With the Stars this season. The new line-up was announced on Good Morning America today, and it also includes TV star Melissa Gilbert, Heather Locklear ex Jack Wagner, Green Bay Packer Donald Driver, tennis star Martina... More »

Navratilova: Breast Cancer 'My 9/11'

Nine-time Wimbledon champ vows to win battle

(Newser) - Martina Navratilova's revelation yesterday that she's battling breast cancer may be her toughest match yet. The Czech-born champ, 53, said the February diagnosis was like a "personal 9/11," reports the Times of London. “It was a total shock because I have been so healthy,” she says.... More »

Tennis Great Navratilova Has Breast Cancer

But doctors say she's all-but-certain to recover

(Newser) - Nine-time Wimbledon champ Martina Navratilova has breast cancer, reports People , which cites the tennis star's prognosis as excellent. "I cried," she says of her February diagnosis after a routine mammogram. "It knocked me on my ass, really. I feel so in control of my life and my... More »

Angelina Is No. 1 Lesbian Hero

She beat Madonna and Lady Gaga, among others

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie is the ultimate lesbian heroine, the Telegraph reports. “Angelina was the clear winner, and she also has a dark side which many lesbians like,” says a rep for One Poll, which oversaw the survey of 2,600 lesbians. “All of the ladies in the poll... More »

Navratilova 'Defects' Again From 'Worse' Bush Regime

Tennis champ regains her Czech citizenship

(Newser) - Thirty years after defecting to the US, at the height of the Cold War, tennis ace Martina Navratilova has regained her Czech citizenship, the Independent reports. The racket star became a US citizen in 1981. She plans to retain her US citizenship as well but she had some harsh criticism... More »

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