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Yale Student Says She Was Warned Brett Kavanaugh Liked Female Law Clerks Who Had a 'Certain Look’

Yale Student Says She Was Warned Brett Kavanaugh Liked Female Law Clerks Who Had a 'Certain Look’

A Yale Law School student says she was once advised while interviewing for clerkships that Judge Brett Kavanaugh liked his female clerks to have a “certain look.”

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous due to privacy concerns, told HuffPost that she received the advice from the nationally known married professors Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua, the latter of whom wrote the controversial book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

The woman says Rubenfeld initially warned her about Alex Kozinski, the disgraced former federal judge whom Kavanaugh clerked for, and who retired in December amid accusations of sexual harassment. The law student says Rubenfeld then told her about Kavanaugh’s alleged preferences where female clerks were concerned, but emphasized that he hadn’t heard anything untoward.

“He did not say what the ‘certain look’ was. I did not ask,” the woman said. “It was very clear to me that he was talking about physical appearance, because it was phrased as a warning — and because it came after the warning about Judge Kozinski.”

Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee, has been accused by Christine Blasey Ford of pinning her down to a bed, groping her and trying to remove her clothes at a high school party in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh, 53, has denied the allegation. He and Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor at Palo Alto University, are both slated to testify on the matter before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

The Yale Law student went on to tell HuffPost that she had “mixed feelings” about Rubenfeld’s advice but ultimately decided to interview with Kavanaugh.

“On the one hand, it’s a yellow flag; on the other hand, phew, I hadn’t heard anything else,” she said.

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That’s when Chua stepped in and, according to the student, suggested that she “dress ‘outgoing’ ” for the interview with Kavanaugh.

“She strongly urged me to send her pictures of what I was thinking of wearing so she could evaluate. I did not,” the woman said.

Reached for comment on the account, Chua did not deny it but told HuffPost, “For the more than ten years I’ve known him, Judge Kavanaugh’s first and only lit

Read more: https://people.com/politics/yale-student-brett-kavanaugh-female-law-clerks-certain-look/

A Star Is Born Gets a Muppet Remake! See Kermit and Miss Piggy as Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

A Star Is Born Gets a Muppet Remake! See Kermit and Miss Piggy as Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

This is one movie remake we’d definitely go see.

Comedian Kevin T. Porter took it upon himself to give us the greatest gift this week: a complete shot-by-shot remake of the popular trailer for A Star Is Born with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy as the starring characters. While the audio comes straight from the real trailer, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are replaced with everyone’s favorite Muppets using footage from their five movies and TV show.

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“I haven’t seen the movie yet but like most of America I fell in love with the trailer, especially the memes the trailer generated on Twitter,” Porter told Entertainment Weekly, adding he spent about three days editing the clip. “The only regret I have is that I wasn’t able to get a shot of Sam the Eagle as Sam Elliott.”

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As the trailer has slowly gone viral, Porter hopes it leads to new opportunities.

“Ultimately I’m just gunning for a job on the next Muppets TV show,” he said. “I’d gladly be Miss Piggy’s personal assistant. I’m definitely more of a Kermit, not the least of which is owning and playing a banjo of my own and waving my arms and screaming uncontrollably when I get excited about something.”

A Star Is Born is in theaters Oct. 5.

Read more: https://people.com/movies/a-star-is-born-muppet-trailer-bradley-cooper-lady-gaga/

Woman Killed on Jog 'Was Excited' for Upcoming Wedding After Getting Engaged Days Before Stabbing

Woman Killed on Jog 'Was Excited' for Upcoming Wedding After Getting Engaged Days Before Stabbing

A day before the arrest of her suspected killer, the family of Wendy Karina Martinez — the newly-engaged Washington, D.C., woman stabbed to death Tuesday night while out for a jog — paid tribute to the 35-year-old as “a devout Christian, a wonderful friend, and a driven professional.”

Martinez’s family released a statement, published Wednesday by local TV station WRC, remembering the slain woman as “the light of our lives.”

“We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy,” reads their statement, composed by Martinez’s mother.

The family asked for privacy as they continue to grieve.

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Martinez, an “avid runner,” according to her family, died after being stabbed repeatedly while jogging through D.C.’s Logan Circle neighborhood, authorities said.

She stumbled, bloody, into a local restaurant before being taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police believe she was not specifically targeted but instead attacked at random.

She had become engaged to her boyfriend, Daniel Hincapie, last week, her family said.

Martinez, her family’s statement explains, was “everything you hope that a daughter and a friend could be. She was also excited to be planning her upcoming wedding.”

She was a “beautiful soul.”

Martinez served as Chief of Staff of FiscalNote, a privately held software, data and media company headquartered in D.C.

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“The entire FiscalNote family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Wendy Martinez, our Chief of Staff, was killed last night,” her employer wrote on Twitter. “Wendy was an invaluable member of our team and a vibrant member of the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy’s family and friends.”

Authorities said additional details about the homicide would be released at a news conference later Thursday morning.

Read more: https://people.com/crime/dc-jogger-stabbed-was-excited-plan-wedding/

Teen Mom 2's Briana DeJesus Shares Photos with New 'Love'

Teen Mom 2's Briana DeJesus Shares Photos with New 'Love'

Briana DeJesus has someone new in her life.

The Teen Mom 2 star posted two new pictures cozying up to a man who appears to be a special someone on Wednesday. In the Instagram photos, the pair posed in front of a rollercoaster. The mystery man draped his arms around DeJesus, who was all smiles.

DeJesus captioned the snapshots, “My sweet love, thank you for shining your light into the darkness that was surrounding me.” With two hearts, she added the hashtag “#wealmostdiedonthatridetho” and wrote “lol.”

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DeJesus — who has 7-year-old daughter Nova with ex-boyfriend Devoin Austin, and 14-month-old daughter Stella with ex Luis Hernandez — previously dated Teen Mom 2‘s Javi Marroquin, Kailyn Lowry‘s ex-husband.

Marroquin first confirmed the relationship to PEOPLE last October, but DeJesus said that they had called it quits by January.

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Marroquin shares a son, Lincoln, 4, with Lowry and is currently expecting another boy with girlfriend Lauren Comeau.

In an episode of Teen Mom 2 that aired in June, DeJesus turned down Marroquin when he proposed marriage. She explained in the episode, “It’s not the right time so I gave it back to him. He wants to marry me, he wants me to have his children, he wants me to move in with him. There’s a lot of stuff that he wants.”

Read more: https://people.com/tv/briana-dejesus-new-boyfriend-teen-mom/

Cheryl Hines Wants Women to Have the 'Painfully Awkward Conversations' About Menopause

Cheryl Hines Wants Women to Have the 'Painfully Awkward Conversations' About Menopause

On Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cheryl Hines certainly doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable topics. But in real life, the actress used to avoid tricky topics like menopause — even with close friends.

“Honestly, it’s a new conversation,” Hines, 52, tells PEOPLE. “If you asked me a few years ago, I would’ve been very hesitant to talk about it.”

But as she began to hear more women discuss menopause — and the painful sex that often accompanies it — she realized it deserved more attention.

“I was surprised that this condition affects so many women, and that women often feel like they’re the only ones experiencing it,” she says. “When I started learning more about sex after menopause, it became clear to me that this is affecting millions of women and they’re not alone.”

Hines believes painful sex after menopause is one of those women’s health topics, like pregnancy woes and breastfeeding difficulties, that people don’t talk about publicly.

“I remember feeling like that when I was pregnant, and thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, nobody told me what was going to happen,’ ” the mom to daughter Catherine, 14, says. “This is one of those exact times in life when you think you’re going through it alone, and you chat with your friends and they’re feeling the same way. That’s comforting.”

The lack of public awareness is why Hines is teaming up with AMAG Pharmaceuticals for their “Painfully Awkward Conversations” campaign.

“I know a lot of women, a lot of friends, who are experiencing painful sex after menopause, and I want them to be empowered to be able to talk about it with their friends and their health care providers,” she says. “I’m glad I can get that conversation started and let everyone know that there’s no stigma to it.”

Hines, along with menopause expert Dr. Marla Shapiro, wants to break down the myths.

“One of the misconceptions about menopause is that it’s like a doorway — you go through it, and then you’re done. But that’s not true,” Shapiro says. “Menopause is the next stage of life. Most woman experience hot flashes and night sweats and most will be through with that in six years, but all women, without proper treatment, will experience painful sex. The tissue in the vagina shrinks, and these changes get progressively worse over time.”

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Read more: https://people.com/health/cheryl-hines-wants-women-talk-openly-about-menopause/

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