Three new studies have come out over the weekend that do anything but blow my mind. In fact, they annoy and perplex me. I’m all for research, but not when my tax dollars are funding what seems to be the accumulation of useless information. After the jump, three studies we could have done without.
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- Joe Jonas slips up and reveals that his brother Nick and Miley Cyrus are dating (gag), during an interview with Larry King. [PopEater] — The awkwardness that ensues is almost too much to take (watch the video to get the full effect.)
- Ryan Reynolds is a fine actor, but even more impressive are his style skills. The man is lookin’ suave. [Asylum] — To all the men out there, this is how you should dress.
An estimated 26 percent of the population of Swaziland in Africa is HIV positive. But instead of instilling fear with grim AIDS campaigns, the Population Services International charity has introduced a new technique for raising awareness: The “love test.” (Check out the clip above.)
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- A source told Us Weekly that T.R. Knight has officially left the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” behind. [Us Weekly] — The source says he’s “had enough of ABC”, which is perfect, because I’ve had about enough of George O’Malley!
- Hilary Clinton fractured her arm during a fall on the way to the White House yesterday. She will, as a result, no longer be able to join Angelina Jolie at an event for World Refugee Day. [AOL News] — Double ouch!
After being convicted of raping a four-year-old girl, ex-convict and Oklahoman native David Harold Earls is being sentenced to only one year in prison. He reportedly “struck a deal” in which 19 out of 20 of the years he was supposed to spend in jail were suspended.
So, how on earth did this happen? Supposedly, the rape victim (now five), made “contradictory statements during pretrial hearings.” At one point the toddler even left the court room and ran down the hallway. Can you believe that!? I guess that means her rapist is innocent!
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According to researchers, bloggers, and bitter, unemployed men, our recession has a gender-specific twist. They argue that the recession is in fact a “he-cession,” since four out of every five people who have lost their jobs during the past two years have been men. The shift in unemployment is due primarily to job losses in manufacturing and auto industries; men make up the majority of these work fields. Keep reading »
- Stephanie Pratt opens up to Us Weekly about her recent struggle with bulimia. She said it was very difficult to work with “skinny girls.” [Us Magazine] — Uh, is the size zero blonde referring to herself with that statement?
- Chris Brown’s attorney was denied rights to view confidential LAPD files regarding Rihanna’s case. [Perez] Boo-frickin-hoo.
Photos of Kate Gosselin spanking her daughter in public have sparked quite a bit of controversy. Some are calling it “normal,” while others are deeming it “abuse.” While Gosselin has used questionable scolding techniques in the past (she reportedly chased one of her kids with a wooden spoon), I don’t think she’s the only mother who spanks her kids. I, myself, am not a believer in booty-smacking, but if I had eight children, I might have to reevaluate my position…