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Are You A Young Woman Who Wants A Job? Well Good Luck Because Companies Won't Hire You Because You've Got A Uterus. Seriously.

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Pretty sure Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would disagree with this way of thinking.

But, WHATEVER.

The firm Slater & Gordon conducted a survey of 500 managers and found some incredibly startling and very illegal results that have to do with hiring women in the workplace.

Apparently more than 40% of the people surveyed admitted to being weary of hiring a woman who is close to the 'childbearing' time of her life… because maternity leave is too high of a cost.

AND around the same amount of people admitted that they were ALSO hesitant to hire a woman for a senior role in the company if she's already had a child.

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True Blood's Sixth Season Will Have A REDUCED Number Of Episodes!

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We don't know about you, but after the INSANE finale of True Blood a few weeks back, we think waiting for the sixth season to premiere next summer is going to SUCK!

Just like the show's promotional campaign always says! Ha!

But unfortunately, according to creator and former show runner, Alan Ball, there's going to be LESS of what we're waiting for when Sookie and friends return!

That's right, although every year so far has had 12 episodes, the sixth season is only going to have ten!

But while the economy factors into the decision, it's mostly so Anna Paquin can have her twin babies, due in November!

As he explains:

"We're moving production to January to accommodate her. And there will only be 10 shows next season partly because of Anna and partly because of the economics."

Ugh! Well we can't very well be disappointed because of that, can we?!

Gurl needs time to spend with her babies! No fault there!

Although if there IS going to be a reduced number of episodes, they had EACH better be EXCEPTIONAL!

And by that, we mean Viking Vampire Eric better be naked in EVERY single one!

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Mucca's Sexual Discrimination Case Dismissed!

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Evil wins again.

The British courts have dismissed an unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination case against Heather Mills that was filed by her former nanny!

Sara Tumble had claimed that Mills had demoted her to a housekeeper after she took her maternity leave, but Mills claims Tumble was just upset because her employer wouldn't pay for her boob job!

Her spokesperson says:

"Heather is delighted with the decision of the Employment Tribunal that has dismissed all of Sara Trumble's claims. Heather was always a very fair and generous employer to Sara and is very pleased that this has been confirmed by Judge Vowles and the tribunal members unanimously in judgment."

Lucky break, Mucca!

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Is She Or Isn't She???

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Well this sounds promising!

There's been nonstop speculation for months about the upcoming season of the X Factor and whether or not Dannii Minogue will be returning to her spot on the judges panel, especially now that she is pregnant with her first child!

Reports have indicated that the Aussie was in negotiations to return for the live performances in September after she gives birth in July, and there's been relentless rumors that Scary Spice, Mel B, would be filling in for the audition portion of the program!

Mel B herself is now finally speaking out about it - albeit in sneaky, vague terms!

She says:

'I can't really talk about that because I don't think it's my place to, but I'm sure some announcement's going to happen at some point and then we'll all know!’

And a source is also claiming that maybe Dannii's deal isn't as set in stone as we thought it might be:

"Dannii is working on a deal with the X Factor, an offer has been made - but negotiations are still in the early stages. 'It looks promising though.’"

We think that if these two are too much trouble in negotiations, then there's obviously a much better, easier solution!

HIRE PEREZ!

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Kylie Might Fill In For Dannii On X-Factor!

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With Dannii Minogue preggers and needing cover for her maternity leave, it appears that her sister Kylie Minogue will be helping out!

Rumors were swirling before that Dannii was going to get the axe due to her pregnancy, but sources close to the show say that won't be happening:

"Dannii will definitely be back and has not been axed. There has been a lot of speculation but we want her back. She really blossomed last year. Dannii gave an absolutely blinding performance in the X Factor last year - the whole nation was captivated by her. She has a poise and a confidence and is completely compelling."

So it looks like Kylie and perhaps some other stars will be filling in for the audition rounds until she returns. The source adds:

"It would be completely impractical for her to do the audition rounds, and a lot will depend on what she wants to do following the birth. Last year the contract wasn't signed until June, so she's not worried at all.

"She loves the X Factor and it is a huge priority for her, so she will do what it takes to make the situation work for everyone."

Well we think Kylie is a more than suitable replacement — how exciting!

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What Do You Mean Heather Mills Is A Bitch??

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Shocker.

Heather Mills' former nanny has filed a lawsuit against her on the grounds of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal!

Sara Trumble was apparently hired in 2004 to watch over Mills' daughter Beatrice, but when she had a daughter of her own, Mucca demoted her to a full-time house keeper because she requested maternity leave - and ANNOUNCED HER DISMISSAL to her in front of the entire staff!

Trumble also claims Mills ordered her to tell film crews about "how wonderful she was!"

HA!

Mucca is expected to testify her side tomorrow - we're sure it's going to bring all kinds of bitchy!

What do U think?? Team Nanny or Team Mucca???

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