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Evening Quickies: George Zimmerman Enters “Not Guilty” Plea

Trayvon Martin
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Will there be justice in the death of this innocent teen? Read More »
He'd Look Like Me
President Obama responds to the death of an innocent black teen. Read More »
Geraldo's Mustache
Forget Trayvon and his hoodie. Let's talk Geraldo's perv 'stache. Read More »
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Today’s Lady News: Half Of Americans Support Marriage Equality

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  • Half of all Americans believe gay couples have the right to marry, according to a new poll from Gallup. While the amount of support is slightly down from last year, it is still the second year that a majority of Americans have supported marriage equality. [Reuters]
  • Teen birth rates may be down, but America still has the highest pregnancy rate of any industrialized nation. [TIME]
  • At least two more anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” are planned to open in Queens and Harlem, two New York City neighborhoods with high rates of abortion. Two other “crisis pregnancy centers” are slated to open in NYC this summer. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »

Fancy Babies Have Their Own Hot Tubs Now

Babies are so lazy. They lie back in their strollers and get pushed around everywhere. They’re given everything they want just by screaming and crying. They’ve even got people wiping their butts. Babies just got even more obnoxious: that is, the babies with their very own hot tub. A bath and shower company has launched the $2,185 BluBleu hot tub for very fancy babies. Ten air jets will pump bubbles on their tiny tuchuses and underwater LEDs will emit blue, indigo and violet lights for “chromotherapy,” aka color therapy. We’re certain these babies will land themselves in actual therapy when they outgrow this miniature hot tub in 12 months.  [The Week]

Dating Don’ts: Just Say No To Negging

Types To Avoid
There are a lot of great guy online -- just not these five types. Read More »
How NOT To Kiss
The worst smooches ever. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: "Girls"
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Five dating don'ts from the "Girls" premiere. Read More »

His teeny little profile picture was cute. He was the right age range and city. But when I opened the online dating message from this random dude, this is what he said:

Isn’t feminism a little obsolete? Men and women are equal nowadays. In fact, the balance is tipped in your favor.

Of all the things for a man to comment upon in my profile, he chose to kinda-insulted me by calling my belief system “obsolete”? I rolled my eyes. I hit delete. Another one bites the dust.

I’d been “negged.”  Keep reading »

4 Tips On How To Pick The Perfect Place For A First Date

Online Dating No-Nos
Take these five phrases off your profile immediately! Read More »
Dating Victim
I am not a dating victim -- and neither are you. Read More »
Bad Dating Habits
Us ladies are not immune to fouling up a date... Read More »
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Doing my time online dating, I’ve developed strong opinions about a lot of things. Handlebar mustaches? NO. Ayn Rand followers? Next. Men who tell girls not to contact them if you’re “crazy”? I hope you die alone! (Also, does any woman actually self-diagnose as “crazy”?)

My strongest opinion  when it comes to dating — which has become the subject of many an impassioned Frisky office debate — is the ideal location for a first date. I’ve noticed that lots of guys have the best intentions when it comes to picking a first date spot but oftentimes fail.  Maybe this is not a problem for people who live in the ‘burbs or small cities; perhaps there is a “town center” where all the restaurants and bars are located. But in larger cities with complicated public transit systems — Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, D.C., my home turf of New York City — a lady could end up traveling an hour-plus getting to a date. And then have to sell her firstborn child to pay for it.

So I thought I’d offer a few thoughts — for dudes and girls alike, it’s 2012 people! — on how to pick a place for a first date. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Did Not Grope That Masseur’s Penis, Says John Travolta

John's Penis Grope?
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John Travolta allegedly grabbed his masseur's penis during a massage. Read More »
Gay Sex Rumors
In 2012, Star claimed John Travolta was having gay sex inside spas. Read More »
John & Kelly's New Baby
John Travolta and Kelly Preston show off their new son. Read More »
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  • John Travolta totally denied a masseur’s claims that he groped the man’s penis and scrotum during a massage session at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January.  In a statement to People, Travolta called the lawsuit “complete fiction and fabrication.” The $200-an-hour masseur alleged that he told Travolta he did not have sex with his clients and the actor said, “Come on, dude, I’ll jerk you off!” [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio gave birth to a baby boy, who is reportedly named Noah. Congratulations! [Celebuzz]
  • Where The Wild Things Are children’s book author Maurice Sendack died this morning at age 83. [People]
  • Justin Bieber wrote a song for his mom and will release it on Mother’s Day. Aww! [PopCrush]
  • An ex-boyfriend allegedly sold nude photos of  Jenelle Evans, “Teen Mom 2″ mother, to a gossip blog yesterday. Eek. Stay tuned. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
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