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Golf Digest Taps Holly Sonders for May Cover.
Tiger Woods may be the world’s number-one ranked golfer again, but he didn’t make the cut for the cover of Golf Digest’s May issue. Instead, the magazine opted for Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders.Sonders, cohost of “Morning Drive” and “School of Golf,” was selected for her sexy and athletic image as the cover girl for the magazine’s fitness-themed issue.
Ron Kaspriske, who penned the article on Sonders and spearheaded the fitness package, said she was chosen because the magazine thought she’d be “an inspiration to our readers.” Before a knee injury ended her hopes of a professional career in golf, Sonders was “an accomplished amateur player,” he said, racking up two American Junior Golf Association wins and helping Michigan State win the 2007 Big Ten Championship. Kaspriske said having a woman on the cover is “unusual,” but the chatter around Sonders was the tipping point. “We usually go with a professional or an amateur, but she’s gotten so much buzz, we decided to go out with her first,” he said.
He said the 35-page fitness section is intended to help golfers “slowly march toward getting fit” and includes exercises, nutrition tips and even “home-spun advice” from Mark Wahlberg, also an avid golfer and fitness buff. “We wanted people to know this is the sport of a lifetime,” Kaspriske said. “You may not be the guy with the six-pack abs, but there are a lot of things you can do to improve the experience and the way you look and feel.”
A teaser for the issue on the magazine’s Web site with outtakes from the Sonders photo shoot is quickly closing in on a record number of hits, Kaspriske said. The tablet version of the magazine came out Tuesday and the print edition hits newsstands on April 9.
TOWIE: Lucy and Mario Are On The Rocks Again And Joey Helps Arg Join A Dating Site.
Could this finally be the end for Lucy and Mario?
It was another exciting and drama-filled episode of The Only Way is Essex tonight as Joey helps Arg join a dating site, Cara has surgery, Nanny Pat offers Arg her number, and Mario upsets Lucy (again!) after she finds out he’s still messaging other girls…
After some impressive dance moves with Joey Essex, Kirk told his pal about the Lauren Pope situation, admitting: “I’ve tried to be mature. She threw it in my face.”
But later on whilst they’re in a club Lauren admits to Chloe: “Kirk is unfinished business.” Could there be a reunion for the couple?
Arg gets some advice from the Wright family, admitting he wants a new chapter in his life. And to help, Nanny Pat offers to give the singer her number!
Mario walked out last week after Lucy admitted she wasn’t ready to marry Italian stud but it seems he’s thought about his actions as he apologises to the blonde beauty.
After asking why she doesn’t want to get married, Lucy answered: “The messages (from other girls) aren’t bad, it’s the fact you haven’t told me.
“I don’t like the idea of these girls and I don’t like what they look like in their pictures.”
She added: “I will marry you in five years time.”
Mario admits his proposal was the wrong thing to do. He said: “I proposed for the wrong reason.”
The engagement is still on as the couple agree to wait a few years until they’re ready to marry. As he prepares to leave, Mario hands Lucy a letter leaving the boutique-owner looking worried.
Lucy needs some advice and decides to visit Lydia, admitting she’s been looking at Mario’s phone.
“I know he will never cheat on me, but I also think he enjoys sleeping with other women,” Lucy revealed.
Lydia comforts her pal as she said: “Don’t jump to conclusions.”
However one of Sugar Hut Honey’s reveals to boss Mick and son Kirk that an engaged man has been sending her messages and reveals it’s Mario! Mick decides it’s time to give his friend some advice.
Joey decides to help Arg move on and tries to find him a nice girl as he sets up a profile for him on a dating website. He began to write ‘My friend is chubby’ before Arg manages to stop him and Joey gives his pal some advice to shower more!
Meanwhile Tom and Lydia discussed marriage as Lydia described her ideal wedding. Tom decides to ask his sister Cara for advice who tells him that if he really wants to, he should do it. Although she does warn her 21-year-old brother: “You’ve only been together for six months.” Tom is unaffected as he replies: “We’re proper happy though.”
Could Lydia and Tom beat Lucy and Mario to the alter?
The bad luck continues for Mario as Lucy finds out about the messages he’s sent to one of Mick’s Honey’s and she’s not happy. After confronting the Italian, she walks out muttering: “It’s not worth it. She’s not worth it. You’re not even worth it sometimes.”
Poor Lucy! But will she forgive Mario and give him another chance?
We can’t wait to find out in next weeks episode on ITV2 next Wednesday (October 17).
What did you think?
Changing face of marriage.
Sharon and Jeff Taska married in June 1992, more than two decades after the Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, declared state laws banning interracial marriage unconstitutional. Most Americans still believed blacks and whites should not date, let alone tie the knot.
During the ceremony, which took place in a church in Gary, a black woman who had not been invited to the event stopped Sharon as she walked down the aisle and said, “It’s not too late.”
As Sharon, who is black, recalls, she thought about clobbering the woman.
“In my mind, I thought about snatching her out of the aisle and saying, ‘It’s too late for you right now! Bang!’” the retired schoolteacher said during a recent interview at her home in rural Elkhart County, where she and Jeff, who is white, have lived for the better part of two decades.
After the wedding, Sharon said, some of her co-workers stopped talking to her.
To this day, the couple, who now have a daughter, tend to attract attention in public, Sharon, 59, said, but, overall, people’s attitudes toward interracial couples have softened considerably.
“You still have people that act funny when Sharon and Jeff walk through the door,” Jeff Taska said. “And shame on them, we need to get beyond that. But it’s gotten better.”
The data seem to back that up.
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, marriage between people of a different race or ethnicity, known as “intermarriage,” is on the rise nationally.
In 2010, the survey states, 15.1 percent of new marriages and 8.4 percent of marriages overall were between people of a different race or ethnicity, more than double the share in 1980, in both cases.
Not only that, but 43 percent of Americans — and 61 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds — view more intermarriage as a good thing for society, compared with about 11 percent who hold the opposite opinion, the survey reports.
And the percentage of Americans who now agree that it is OK for blacks and whites to date is 83 percent, up from just 48 percent in 1987.
Also, according to the study:
- People who are younger, more educated or more liberal tend to be more positive about intermarriage than people who are older, less educated or more conservative.
- Blacks (51 percent) and Hispanics (48 percent) are more likely to say the increase in intermarriage has been a change for the better in society than whites (40 percent).
- Asians (27.7 percent) are more likely to “marry out” than Hispanics (25.7 percent), blacks (17.1 percent), or whites (9.4 percent).
Pew published the survey, based primarily on analysis of the Census Bureau’s 2008-2010 American Community Survey and three nationwide telephone surveys, in February.