Weekend News Roundup: Ashley Judd Running for Senate? And More.


(Getty Images) Ashley Judd may be running for Senate.

Ashley Judd—yes, that Ashley Judd—is planning on running for Senate, at least according to a claim in the Huffington Post, who writes:
Judd, sources say, is working with New York pollster Jefrey Pollock; has interviewed a number of media consultants including Anita Dunn, formerly of the Obama campaigns, and J.B. Poersch, the former head of the Democrats' national senate campaign committee, as well as leaders of Emily's List; and is lining up allies and field organizers. Advisers in Lexington are working on her filing papers and other technical issues.
When contacted by HuffPo, Judd issued an unspecific semi-denial statement. [HuffPo]

Singer Kate Nash talks to The Guardian about her beauty habits, dispenses words of wisdom: "Everyone has self-esteem issues when they are a teenager, but I think you have to accept who you are, because otherwise you are going to have a really unhappy life." [Guardian UK]

Former Gossip Girl Blake Lively is taking some time off—and has inexplicably become BFF with Florence Welch. "When she came to visit me in New York, I made brunch and then all we did all day was lie in bed and giggle, try on my clothes, listen to music, dance, and play dress-up," she said. [NY Daily News]

The Observer has an interesting think-piece on how losing weight "empowers" (their words) celebrities. "It comes from a glossy place, this belief that you should strive for perfection, a place scented with perfume samples where flaws are stories," writes Eva Wiseman. [Observer]

Like NuvaRing? Then you'll love NuvaBling! Check out the SNL sketch right here. [Jezebel]

Did you know that there's an annual fashion showdown between students at Parsons and FIT? It's called "Fusion" and it's happening today. Fusion alums include Alexander Wang, Chris Benz, and Prabal Gurung. In our minds, we imagine a Zoolander-esque walk-off. [NY Observer]

Did you see Oz: The Great and Powerful this weekend? I didn't, my friend made me go see Life of Pi instead and let me tell you, Pi is no joke—it is one stressful movie. I wish I'd seen Oz instead. Anyway, if you loved Oz, you'll love this new interactive site Disney and Google Chrome have teamed up to create—where you're the star in your very own Oz trailer! [Welcome To Oz]

Want Facebook's new photo-driven Tumblr/Pinterest-esque news feed? You can put your name on a priority list. [Mashable]

Meanwhile, in tangential-Kardashian-land, while Kim is off being pregnant with Kanye West's baby, her husband Kris Humphries' family is still trying to get their marriage annulled. "It was a sham," said Humphries' aunt Dedria. "My understanding of marriage is people are going to give it more than 72 days unless there's serious abuse. If I felt somebody had duped me and used me in front of the whole world, I would be very angry." [Daily Mail]

Made in Chelsea star and former Bachelor UK Spencer Matthews has inked a six-figure book deal to write about relationship advice. He should know, he's been in a lot of them. [Daily Mail]

Former Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford just sold her West Hollywood house for $980,000. Want to take a peek inside? [Radar Online]

UK store Whistles is a favorite of stylish shoppers and the one and only Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton—and in today's Telegraph, its CEO Jane Shepherdson reveals her personal must-haves. They include: Clarins' Eau Dynamisante, Aveda's Indian head massages, Pilates, bananas, and Benecol yogurt. [Telegraph UK]
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