9/8 – This Week in Women: Heating Up 9/8 – This Week in Women: Heating Up Photo Courtesy of Marie Claire From hot-off-the-press to fired up, this week women heated up the headlines with baby and dating announcements, political morning roundtables and an outstanding final matchup in the U.S. Open Women’s Final. Katie Holmes breaks dating silence Katie Holmes. Photo Courtesy of Daily Mail After five years of rumors, Holmes and Jamie Foxx confirmed their relationship status by walking hand-in-hand along a Malibu beach. Although dating rumors have surrounded the couple since their first public appearance on the dance floor at a 2013 East Hamptons event, both Holmes and Foxx never confirmed their relationship, while staying private and aloof about their dating lives. This silence was speculated to be a part of a clause in Holmes’ divorce settlement with Tom Cruise, of which she agreed to not publicly date for five years. Since Cruise and Holmes officially split in 2012, the five year window would be officially up, therefore, bringing more attention to Holmes’ new relationship. Kate Middleton has news on top of news On Monday, The Duchess of Cambridge officially announced the news of her third pregnancy. The official Kensington Palace Twitter account released the statement, along with the full press release, stating Middleton was suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, extreme morning sickness, which wouldn’t permit her to attend a previously planned event at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London. In other royal news, this week, the Duchess was also awarded £92,000 (roughly $121,500) from her lawsuit with French Magazine, Closer, for publishing a topless photo of Middleton, while she sunbathed in Provence with Prince William, in 2012. The ruling concluded that the photo was “an invasion of their privacy.” Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg get political on The View Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. Photo Courtesy of Radar Online This week, current White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, and her father, former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee appeared on The View. During their interview, Joy Behar asked Huckabee how he could let his daughter, Sanders, defend Trump’s comments regarding women. Huckabee defended the President, saying that he “empowered a lot of women.” The conversation continued, with co-host Jedediah Bila asking Sanders how she felt, to which Sanders responded, “I’ve never felt anything but respected and empowered to do what I’m there to do every day and that is my job.” As the political climate continued to be discussed, the show’s conversation didn’t end when the filming did, as Huckabee and Goldberg have gone back and forth this week; Huckabee calling the show’s hosts “irrational” and Goldberg stating how she’s “pissed off” at the former governor. Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys to play in the U.S. Open Women’s Final This week, Stephens defeated Venus Williams in the first semi-final round, while Keys defeated Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to move onto the Sept. 9 finals. For the first time in 36 years, all four women playing in the semi-final round of the Women’s U.S. Open were American. Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. Photo Courtesy of USA Today And now, Stephens (ranked 83rd) and Keys (15th seed) are matched in the first all American final since 2002; back when the Williams sisters battled it out. The match begins at 4 pm EST this Saturday. Nikki Haley brings warning to Security Council emergency meeting This week the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting surrounding the nuclear threats from North Korea. As US Ambassador to the United Nations, Haley encouraged the UN Security Council to adopt the strongest sanctions possible to stop the nuclear program from developing further, because right now, North Korea is “begging for war.” Along with discussing what the Council has done in response to North Korea’s prior “provocations,” and pointing out that the Council hasn’t stopped the country’s nuclear development, Haley concluded that “the US does not want war but will defend itself.” Jillian Dara Jillian grew up an island girl but converted to city style after living in Boston, London, Santiago, and now, NYC. She is a writer, editor and content creator with a desire to share stories in the lifestyle genre. With a particular focus on travel and profiles, she prides herself on sharing the most authentic story for those who aren’t able to share their own.