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Venus To Be Part Of Upcoming Rare Sky Show

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Venus Solar Event

Not Venus Williams, but we ARE sad she got knocked out of the 2012 French Open so quickly…

We're talking about the planet Venus!

In a show that won't happen again for a century, that planetary neighbor of ours is about to put on quick the spectacle!

It's called the Transit of Venus, and if you don't see it when it happens, you won't ever get to see it again

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Venus Williams Joins Serena — Both Sisters Out Of French Open

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Venus Out 2012

The 2012 French Open has not been kind to the Williams sisters, as now Venus has joined Serena in getting booted from the competition early on!

And get this: It's just the fifth time in 43 Grand Slam tournaments that neither Williams sister reached the quarterfinals.

So this is a rare thing to have happened!

Venus lost 6-2, 6-3 to No. 3 Agniezska Radwansa of Poland in the second round, just one day after Serena lost to Virginie Razzano of France.

This sucks, but we're sure you guys aren't done yet — so there's always the next tournament!

Keep your heads up!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Venus Williams Vows To Rise Again After Illness!

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Venus Coming Back

What would tennis be without her??

It's true! Venus Williams has vowed to rise again after her illness!

She has been diagnosed with an incurable illness called Sjogren's syndrome, which affects energy levels and causes pain in the joints.

Here's what she said:

"I just didn't feel well before my second-round match, to the point where I couldn't play. At the beginning of the tournament, I wasn't sure how far I would get or what I would do, I was kind of living on a hope and a dream.When you don't feel well and things are taken away from you, it's hard to stay positive. But, for me, it is not an option to get negative or to feel sorry for myself. It's easy to say, 'I've done enough' — or it would be easy to go on a permanent vacation. But I need to look back and know that I gave everything. I know I still have so much more. Before I was sick I was on top of the world in singles and doubles. So that's my goal, to return to that.

"I'm looking forward to coming back. Sjogren's syndrome definitely changed my life, it changed everything. It changed how I eat, it changed my whole life."

We are so impressed by her tenacity. Especially with something that incurable.

So how will she do it?

She plans to manage it like this:

"I don't think the road will be perfect, but I think I can get it as close to perfect as possible. My hope is to be symptom-free one day. I work with my doctors on that, but also I work on my diet, which I've found has been huge. With Sjogren's you deal with a lot of fatigue and joint pain and inflammation. It's because of the things I'm eating. I've started eating raw, vegan, unprocessed foods, doing lots of juicing, I juice twice a day. I drink wheatgrass. For me, it's worth doing everything I can to get back to what I love doing."

Fab!

The power of diet is incredible, as long as you're getting everything you need!

We'd love to see you back in action, Venus! Good luck!

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Racism? Serena Williams Wonders About Wimbledon Court Placing

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Venus Serena Court 2

Both Serena and Venus Williams are consistently placed on Court 2 during Wimbledon, despite between the two of them having won 9 of the last 11 singles championships.

So why wouldn't the ladies be featured on the more prominent court? Especially with how widely known they are?

"They like to put us on Court 2 — me and Venus — for whatever reason. I haven't figured it out yet. Maybe one day we'll figure it out…I don't really think about it. I don't make it a big issue. I think at some point, maybe I should."

Everyone else wondering why has been coming up with some interesting reasons — including both racism and sexism.

But the tournament's spokesperson denies those allegations:

Tournament spokesperson Johnny Perkins said the sisters' placement was "not deliberate," noting broadcast considerations and ticket sales as considerable factors for scheduling.

You'd think that 9 out of 11 would bring ticket sales, yeah?

Honestly, we're beginning to wonder why too. We're not going to be so hasty as to jump to the darkest of conclusions yet, but, it's becoming so frequent that it can't be a coincidence!

Until we find out, or until they're moved to Court 1, maybe they should just see it as a good luck charm having won so many times where they are! At least have a positive spin on it for now!

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Jenny From The Block Hawks Jewelry For Tous

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Jennifer Lopez is one endorsement away from being a Kardashian!

Tous Jewelry announced on Thursday the L'Oreal and Venus razor spokeswoman is their newest celebrity face.

Salvador Tous, the Honorific President, had this to say of Jenny:

"Jennifer is not just an amazingly beautiful woman, but also a talented actress, musician and dancer sharing with us strong family values as we are a family-owned business. We are confident that Jennifer Lopez will be a great spokesperson as she is genuine and endlessly charismatic; a great illustration of our brand."

As the new face, J.Lo will appear in the spring campaign, which was shot by Ellen Von Unwerth.

Wonder what she'll promote next!?

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