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Four Letters Across, Meaning Someone Who Is Geeky

New Scrabble Words
G-R-R-L, did you hear about the new word allowed in Scrabble? Read More »
Style Brain Teaser
A brain teaser for the style obsessed! Read More »
"Strange Addiction" Bingo
Fun and games with "My Strange Addiction" and a BINGO card. Read More »
Women Are Gamers
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Contrary to stereotype, the majority of online gamers are ladies. Read More »

There’s nothing like a crossword puzzle to make you feel ever-so-slightly inadequate. Why can’t you recall — seven words down — the instrument used to kill Leon Trotsky? Why don’t you know — five words across — the most famous opera by Jules Massenet?  Go watch some more “Jersey Shore,” you fool … or pick up a new book of crossword puzzles, Word., designed for us younger folks and our pop cultural references. Brown University senior Natan Last is a three-time intern for famous puzzler Will Shortz and is the younger person ever to have a crossword published in The New York Times. Word. is is a collection of 144 puzzles on 21st century topics like “Mad Men,” ” South Park,” and hell even “The Powerpuff Girls” that mix high and low for some brain teasing fun. Consider this N-E-R-D all over it. [$8.58, Amazon]

Morning Quickies: For $18 Per Minute, You Can Discuss Parenting With Dina Lohan

Lindsay Poses For Terry
Lindsay Lohan poses for Terry Richardson photo
Lindsay bares her butt for a photo by Terry Richardson. Read More »
Dina Lohan Memoir
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The Mother Of The Year will tell all in a new memoir. Read More »
Evening Quickies
katy parry and boyfriend baptiste giacaboni
Katy Perry snapped snuggling with her new boyfriend. Read More »
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  • Danielle Staub, Dina Lohan, and OctoMom are earning a pretty penny with a new chatline called Dial-A-Star, where “fans” call up a hotline and are charged by the minute to chat with their favorite D-lister. Tila Tequila is raking in the most at $20 per minute, while Michael Lohan only fetches $10 a minute. Clearly The Frisky needs to call Dial-A-Star and report back to you. Amelia, can we expense that? [Celebitchy
  • Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher might be sleeping together. [Hollywood Life
  • The Obama campaign is now selling overpriced red, white and blue nail polish with titles like Red-y To Win and Bo Blue. [Styleite
  • Ray J insists there is no sex tape or X-rated photos of him and Whitney Houston, despite gossip to the contrary. [PopBytes]
  • Katy Perry joined the Marines in her new video for “Part Of Me,” which premiered last night. [MTV]
  • Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino wrote on his website that he checked into rehab for a prescription drug problem. Just yesterday his rep claimed he was being treated for “exhaustion.” [People] Keep reading »

This Is Obviously The Best Way To Celebrate Black History Month

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So much WTFery in one little flier: an elementary school class in Waxhaw, North Carolina, sent home this grammatically incorrect flier with students asking them to dress in “African American attire” for Black History Day on February 28. What exactly is “African American attire”? Well, that part isn’t clear. A Flava Flav grill, perhaps? Fur-lined Kanye West booties? (Something tells me it this teacher didn’t mean the J.Crew cardigan worn by First Lady Michelle Obama, a noted black person.) However, if students don’t have any “African-American attire” in their closet, the flier helpfully suggests kids come to school in animal print clothing or shirts with animals native to Africa like “zebras, giraffes, lions and elephants.” Nothing says Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did not die in vain quite like a leopard-print dress or a shirt with a zebra on it, right? Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Katy Perry Snuggles With Her New Boo

Katy & Russell Split
Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry after 14 months. Read More »
Russell's Sex Demands
Vicious rumors say Katy couldn't satisfy Russell's sexual appetite. Read More »
Katy's New BF
Meet Baptiste Giabiconi, the male model keeping Katy warm at night. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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Reese Witherspoon is pregnant with baby #3! Read More »
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  • What divorce? Katy Perry was snapped snuggling with her new boyfriend, male model Baptiste Giabiconi, riding a train across Europe in electric blue hair. As you do. [Celebuzz]
  • Not to be outdone, Russell Brand is rebounding with Hungarian model/actress Nikolett Barabas and already introduced her to his mum! [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Wendy Williams said that when she competed on “Dancing With The Stars,” producers tried to get her to act like a stereotypical black woman and chastised current competitor Sherri Shepherd “you were giving them everything they want to see from us black girls — the loud talk, the gaping laugh.” Now Wendy’s getting whacked for her comments. [Madame Noire]
  • IFC will be airing brand new chapers of R. Kelly’s R&B soap opera “Trapped In The Closet” later this year. Amelia, it’s worth noting, is beside herself with joy. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Black Women More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer

  • Black woman are more likely to die from breast cancer, despite being less likely to get cancer in the first place, according to a new study of women in 13 U.S. cities by the Avon Foundation For Women. Lack of access to affordable health care is one of the key problems to overcome. [Reuters]
  • Idaho’s governor is paying his male employees more money than his female ones — including one male director who was hired five years after a female director and supervises less people, but earns $40,000 more. And some say the wage gap doesn’t exist… [Think Progress]
  • Saudi Arabia may allow women to compete in the 2012 summer Olympics in London if their athleticism still “meet[s] the standards of women’s decency,” despite the fact that women are basically forbidden from sports there. [New York Times]
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The Real March Madness: Lady-Hating Laws In Arizona Vs. Virginia

March Madness!
Battle of the crazies! Read More »
VA's Abortion Bills
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Virgina's transvaginal ultrasound anti-abortion bill is super-scary. Read More »
AZ On Abortion
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The prenatal nondiscrimination act would let men/parents to stop abortions. Read More »

We have nothing personally against the states of Arizona and Virginia, two fine locations in the lower 48. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, and our own Ami Angelowicz was born and raised there. Virginia is the proud state that brought us Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Smithfield ham. However, when it comes to those of us with a vagina, these two places have been the worst lately. Read on to vote in our Real March Madness poll! Keep reading »

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