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Women on Verge of CEO

By JOANN S. LUBLIN and KELLY EGGERS Eli Meir Kaplan for The Wall Street Journal Anne Sweeney of Disney-ABC 'is on the CEO radar of many boards,' says one succession-planning expert. Companies are grooming more women for the corner office. With a growing pool of highly qualified women and intensified investor pressure on boards to diversify corporate management teams, companies "are hiring more high-potential women who could be CEO," says Judith von Seldeneck, head of Diversified Search, a Philadelphia executive-recruitment firm. Eli Meir Kaplan for The Wall Street Journal Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC, in ABC's Washington Bureau. The ranks of female chief executives remain thin, with women in the top spot at just 35 Fortune 1000 companies.
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Former SNL Star Defends Calling Obama ‘A F***ing A**hole’

Saturday Night Live" alum Jon Lovitz has taken to Twitter to defend comments he recently made about President Barack Obama. During a podcast recorded in January, Lovitz joked that Obama is "a f*cking a**hole" for "saying the rich don't pay their taxes." Filmmaker Kevin Smith co-hosted the episode of "The ABC's of SNL," which wasn't released online until last week. Lovitz sent a series of tweets early Sunday morning defending his rant and hitting back at those who took issue with his criticisms. Most notable is a tweet in which the comedian wrote, "Last I checked, he's President, not King!": He also expressed confusion that the issue had been viewed through a political lens: In response to one tweet, Lovitz noted that Obama is not the only president he has criticized: Another tweet directed at the former SNL star read, "This is red meat for conservatives who are trying to prove the whole country hates him, you gave them ammo, they're using it." Lovitz shot back at that tweet, saying that he criticized Obama for "lying": Initially, only audio of Lovitz's comments was available online.
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Allison Williams On Her Shocking ‘Girls’ Sex Scene

Before "Girls," Allison Williams was best known for two things: singing the "Mad Men" theme song with the lyrics to Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy," and being NBC news anchor Brian Williams' daughter. It's incredibly great," the face of "Nightly News" told Vulture about Allison's starring role on the polarizing HBO series (Sundays at 10:30 p.m.