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“Real World: New Orleans” Castmate Says Roommate Peed On His Toothbrush

What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? A “Real World” cast member scrubs a toilet bowl with your toothbrush and then pees on it.

On March 1, police were called to the house where “The Real World: New Orleans” is currently filming, after castmate Ryan Leslie, 22, claimed he’d gotten a fever and viral infection to his throat after his housemate, Preston Roberson-Charles, 22, did some foul things to his Sonicare. Leslie says his roommate was trying to get back at him for an argument they had three weeks earlier.

Wha-wha-what? Is MTV just casting straight-up menaces to society now, or what? Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: A Sarah Palin Reality Show?

  • Sources say A&E Networks and Discovery Communications are interested in acquiring Sarah Palin’s “reality show” in which she gives a guided tour of Alaska. The working title is “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and Palin is allegedly asking for $1 million to $1.5 million per episode. [Reuters]
  • Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief foreign correspondent, is headed to ABC to anchor the Sunday morning talk show, “This Week,” beginning in August. [Washington Post]
  • Two House Representatives this week introduced the Women and Workforce Investment for Nontraditional Jobs Act, which would promote training for low-income women in jobs they don’t traditionally go into.
  • Last month, Afghanistan’s news and culture minister asked 20 broadcast channels to “revise their programs” in order to keep images of women’s flesh off TV. Currently TV stations employ “pixelators” who go through foreign programming, like Indian films or Turkish soap operas, and make the women’s bodies blurry. [Reuters]

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Frisky Books: What Are We Reading This Week?

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Ugh. Snooki Charged In Friend’s Drunk Driving Death In ’04

Even the deaf and blind know Snooki likes her booze. But yesterday RadarOnline.com revealed exclusively that my favorite “Jersey Shore” guidette was criminally charged in the 2004 drunk driving death of one of her classmates. Ugh! According to Radar, Snooks (neé Nicole Polizzi) hosted a drinking party in her mom’s basement the night before Thanksgiving in 2004 and she sold alcohol to minors. Sadly, one of her guests, Marlboro High School senior Michael Truncali, died early Thanksgiving morning after leaving her house and was found to have a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit. Keep reading »

Tiger Woods Returns To Golf At A Club That Refuses To Admit Women Members

When Tiger Woods returns to golf this spring in the Masters tournament, he’ll be playing at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia, which has historically discriminated against women by never admitting a female member. Nor did Augusta admit an African-American man as a club member until 19-freaking-90. Keep reading »

How Did You Get Out Past Curfew? The Frisky Shares Our Sneakiest Stories

Being a teenager totally sucked. But it especially sucked when my parents arbitrarily made up rules. Some nights they were whatevs about a curfew, but other nights they’d randomly say “be home by midnight!” or “be home by 11!” Inconsistent parenting like that was very, very frustrating — especially since I was basically good kid who didn’t do too many naughty things. (Granted, I did not do much to endear them to trust me after I got my belly button and tongue pierced.)

But I’ve always been a devious girl, so when I had a curfew, you’d best believe I found ways to get around it …. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “Pirates Of The Caribbean 4″ Casting Says No To Fake Breasts

  • An alleged casting call for “Pirates of the Caribbean 4″ told pirate wench wannabes to leave their big boobs at home. Moviehole.com claims a casting call for extras had these specific requirements: “Beautiful Female Fit Models. Must be 5’7-5’8, Size 4 or 6 – NO BIGGER OR SMALLER. Age 18-25. Must have a lean dancer body. MUST have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.” It’s great they are embracing a more “natural” look, but other than that, looks like same-old, same-old in the casting department. [Moviehole]
  • Lawmakers are pushing for “potty parity” at D.C. federal buildings. The bill would require a 1-to-1 ratio of male and female restrooms be required when new buildings go up for renovation, if feasible. [ABC News]
  • Legislators in Missouri discussed a bill yesterday that would ask a woman to provide the “medical, social or economic reason” she sought an abortion. The woman would not have to provide a response, however. State Senator Sen. Tom Dempsey (R-St. Peters) said he thought the information would be useful for politicians who create legislation on abortion. [KOAM-TV]

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Foo Foo, Cabbage Patch, Francesca: 16 Weird Names Ladies Call Their Vaginas

If Kotex isn’t allowed to say “vagina” or even “down there” in their tampon commercials, they should check out LoveYourVagina.com, a veritable thesaurus of ladyparts synonyms. LoveYourVagina.com is asking ladies to “tell us what you lovingly call yours …” and graphing the answers in a massive tag cloud. Eve Ensler would be so proud! Or she might cry. I can’t really tell.

After the jump, let’s take a look at16 straight-up weird names we girls call our vag. Keep reading »

What Is “Scooping”? And Why Don’t We Just Call It “Sexual Assault”?

Middle school totally blows for everyone. It’s a rule. It’s, like, written in the Bible or something. But I’d bet it blows a hell of a lot more when you’re a 6th grader who gets groped by her classmate and both your school administrators and the media act like it’s just a “schoolboy prank.”

That’s what has happened to an 11-year-old girl at Castaic Middle School, in Castaic, California: The girl said she was leaning over her locker when a boy came up behind her and grabbed her breasts. The kids at her middle school call that behavior “scooping.” After it took two days for the school to inform him about the incident and administrators failed to explain the boy’s punishment, the 6th grade girl’s father, Chris Dawson, went to TV station KTLA with the story. KTLA reported the incident and came up with this genius headline: “Scooping: Sexual Assault or Schoolboy Prank?”

Because there is such a thin line between inappropriately touching someone and a funny “prank,” right? Keep reading »

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