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The Myth That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Is Circling Yet Again

Some rumors just don’t go away: Richard Gere shoved gerbils up his butt. The Clintons had their enemies whacked. Abortion causes breast cancer.

A recent study of 300 women from the University of Columbo in Sri Lanka alleges that having an abortion triples a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. News of this study is primarily being reported (surprise, surprise) on anti-abortion web sites. But it has also made its way onto major news sites, like the U.K.’s Daily Mail. Keep reading »

Guessing Game: Whose Pink Maribou Get-Up Is This?

Guessing game time! This pink maribou horror show is up for auction on June 26th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Who could have possibly owned such a thing? Keep reading »

A Sperm/Egg Bank Just For Hotties

You know what the world needs less of? Ugly babies.

Fortunately, a new online sperm and egg bank at BeautifulPeople.com only shows you hotties who are willing to offer their DNA for the good of humankind. Fuglies need not apply. Keep reading »

Rachel Zoe Trashing Former Assistant Taylor Jacobson In The Press

How’s this for unprofessional? Stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe is on a roll talking smack about her former assistant, Taylor Jacobson, in the press. Jacobson left Zoe’s business — and the reality TV show, “The Rachel Zoe Project,” which showed how Jacobson was the only one who lifted a finger in that office — last November. Word on the street is that Jacobson was fired over designer clothes that were lost or stolen from the closet — though that seems out-of-character, in my opinion.

We don’t know what really happened, but we do know there was no love lost between them: when asked about Jacobson’s new gig as a consultant for a denim line, Zoe told a reporter for Women’s Wear Daily, “I don’t care what she does. How’s that? How’s that for an answer?” More gossip, after the jump… Keep reading »

Provincetown, Mass., Offers Condoms To All Students — Yes, Even Elementary Schoolers


Starting in September, the small, seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, will give a condom to any student in grades 1 through 12 who asks for one — but only if they listen to a “birds and the bees” talk first. Keep reading »

Madonna’s Material Girl Juniors Line For Macy’s Is Rather Ho-Hum

Madonna? Designing for Macy’s? A mall store? Yes, it’s true. Macy’s has released the first sketches from Material Girl, the juniors’ line the pop star is “designing” with her 13-year-old daughter, Lourdes. Don’t mean to be a hater, but these clothes look like any other generic juniors’ brand sold at Macy’s. I know they’re for kids, but kids can get outfits like this at Forever 21 or Target or, like, 20 other stores. Where’s the Madonna in all this? [FoxNews.com] Keep reading »

Bristol Palin’s Acting Debut On “Secret Life Of The American Teenager”

She lectures! She models! And now, she acts! (Or tries to, anyway.) Bristol Palin will make her acting debut on next week’s episode of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” — a preview clip has been released (check it out, above!) and, by our estimation, it doesn’t go so hot. Bristol should just stick to what she’s good at — preaching hypocrisy abstinence. [HollywoodReporter.com] Keep reading »

Arizonans Upset Over $21 Lion Burgers. Wait, What? Lion Burgers?

This morning I saw a news story in a tawdry tabloid that I read (just for fun, I swear!) about some restaurant in Arizona that was serving lion burgers and getting the meat from a “free-range farm in Illinois.” A free-range lion farm? Ha-ha, I thought. People who edit tabloids sure are gullible and dumb.

But now slightly more credible news outlets — like, the Associated Press — are reporting lion burgers are a “thing” and Il Vinaio restaurant in Mesa, Arizona, is serving burgers made from African lion meat in honor of the World Cup. (Because nothing says “let’s hear it for Africa” like eating their wild animals?) Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: NFL Star Lawrence Taylor Indicted In Teen Prostitute Sexual Assault

  • NFL star Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on charges of rape after allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old prostitute. The former Giants player was arrested on May 6 for allegedly having sex with a teen at a Holiday Inn in New York. If convicted, he faces four years in prison. [USA Today]
  • In other sports-y/rape-y news, pitcher Johan Santana of the New York Mets has been accused of sexual battery for an incident at a For Myers, Florida, golf course in 2009. [Buzzfeed]
  • “The Daily Show” has one female correspondent and will have a grand total of two if Playboy and Maxim cover girl Olivia Munn survives her tryouts. Irin Carmon at Jezebel spoke with comedy writers who’ve been past “TDS” staffers — on-air or in the writing room — about the “boy’s club” atmosphere and why “insecure, broken, needy, neurotic” humor was for men-only. [Jezebel]

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Edith Shain From Famous WWII Sailor-Kissing Photo Dies

Edith Shain — who claimed to be the nurse kissed by a sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World World II — has died at age 91. Shain said on August 15, 1945, she had just gotten off her shift at a hospital when she and a friend went to Times Square to find some hot sailors celebrate the end of the war. A sailor grabbed her and dipped her backward in a kiss as a photographer for Life snapped a pic. The photog never got the sailor or the nurse’s names, but Shain has maintained throughout her life that she was the recipient of the world’s most famous smooch. [AP] Keep reading »

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