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Abrams on women

"In many ways I remain as bewildered by women as when I was a single man in my mid-20s. Today as a still single guy in my mid-40s I can offer no valuable guidance to men or relationship advice to women, for that matter. I remain a consumer of such information, not an expert."

That's Dan Abrams in the preface of his fashionably slim and fascinating new book, "Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt that Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers and Just About Everything Else."

Dan, chief legal analyst for "Good Morning America," and the founder of Mediaite.com, is not kidding around with this book. He has done his homework, and if you ever doubted the superiority of the female species, Dan's the man to put you right.

Other areas in which women excel include voting (women vote more) they are better doctors better students and are less corrupt when it comes to politics. Women are better at navigating a tough economy. Dan's research has also led him to write that women are better newscasters, and actually take less time than men, "getting ready" to go out. (Dan does raise an eyebrow over that last one, but he's willing to give the ladies their due, nevertheless.)

Also -- women are less likely to be struck by lightning than men!

I've always liked Dan Abrams. And now that he's charmingly admitted what we all knew anyway, I like him even more!

Madonna is just about done editing her film, "W.E." The star wrote and directed this tale of a modern young woman, Wally Winthrop, played by Abbie Cornish, who is fascinated by the historic "fairy tale" romance of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Frustratingly, I cannot say too much about the film. But I do feel safe in saying that Madonna is going to surprise just about everybody with her finesse here. "W.E." is lush, compelling, romantic, funny and tragic. The pop icon is one heck of a director. But that's no surprise to me.

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What is it with the beautiful Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn? She only seems to go for these rock 'n' roll guys, like her first husband Chris Robinson, with whom she has a little boy.

Now Kate is divorced from Chris and expecting a new baby with her current boyfriend, Matt Bellamy of the band Muse. Matt is writing a song for Kate, saying, "There will be one lullaby on the next album, for sure!"

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