NewsBits: Women’s News 1/21/15


Susan Berman Hammer brings you a quick recap of some of the week’s top NewsBits  in women’s news. Here’s what’s buzzing this week: Take a Bite Today: Big Block of Cheese Day; Join the Cast of West Wing The White House wants to hear from you today during “Big Block of Cheese Day” – you “feta” believe it! To promote the cheesy social media event taking place on the heels of the President’s State of the Union message, the former cast of the TV hit, “West Wing,” jumped on a conference call with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

Throughout the day, members of the Obama administration are answering your questions about the State of the Union as well as issues concerning women and families. Visit Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr and use the hashtag #AskTheWH. And, of course, don’t forget to offer your own cheese pun!

ShoeTrends2015Top 8 Shoe Trends for Spring 2015 Already daydreaming about longer, warmer days and your shopping sprees to find the hottest shoes for spring? Many of us are. Power pumps with pointed toes, stilettos, ankle straps and sling backs are sizzling. But, so are shoes at the other end of the fashion spectrum – the more comfortable, practical styles - all with embellishments, Technicolor fabric and woven designs. Scan the slide show featuring eight of these top shoe trends for spring…

JonStewartJon Stewart on You’ve Got a Friend, Share a Hug During the Daily Show this past Monday, TV host Jon Stewart did a number on Secretary John Kerry and Kerry’s delayed trip to Paris. Stewart not only lampooned Kerry for his choice to bring along James Taylor to sing “You’ve Got a Friend” as the Mayor of Paris held the mic in Paris’ City Hall, but also analyzed Kerry’s awkward hugs with French President François Hollande. “Hollande’s face is that of a Frenchman not being healed but being forced to eat his first Velveeta/Wonder Bread sandwich,” Stewart said.