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Frisky Reader Revealed: Make Some Space For Gresa

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. (If you would like to be featured in a Reader Revealed column, email Jessica@TheFrisky.com.)

After the jump, meet Gresa! Keep reading »

The Palin Family Threw Down At A Snowmobile Party On Saturday

Bristol Palin reportedly has a mean right hook. No, really: police in Anchorage, Alaska confirmed to the politics blog Wonkette that the entire Palin family were part of “20 people” involved in a brawl at a party on Saturday night for the annual Iron Dog snowmobile race.

The whole matter started, allegedly, when the elder son, Track, exchanged words with a guy who had dated his younger sister, Willow. Then Bristol allegedly started throwing punches, and apparently Daddy Todd dropped a C-bomb. But no Palin throw-down would be complete without the almost-Vice-President-of-the-United States shrieking, “Don’t you know who I am!” at the peasants.  Keep reading »

Stevie Nicks Intends To Go Undercover At “Night Of 1,000 Stevies”

“I read about ["Night Of 1,000 Stevies," an annual event where fans dress up as Stevie Nicks] and told my dad, ‘It’s a huge party thrown by fabulous gay men and women. They love my clothes and my fashion and my songs, and they all go to it and play my music and lip synch!’ And my dad was very conservative, but he said, ‘That is really great, honey!’ One day I’m going to show up, and they are not going to know it, because I’m going to be dressed as the best Stevie ever. I will be unrecognizably fantastic until I go up on stage and take the mic and burst into ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and blow everyone away.”

Stevie Nicks told OUT magazine on how she plans to sneak into “Night Of 1,000 Stevies,” a 24-year-old fan event where everyone dresses like Stevie and performs her songs, and blow some minds. The best Stevie ever indeed! It kinda sounds  like that episode of “Will & Grace” when Jack mistakes the actual Cher for a low-rent Cher impersonator. [OUT] [Images via Getty and OUT magazine]

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia Students Help Classmate Emma Sulkowicz Carry The Mattress On Which She Was Raped

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz made headlines earlier this month by carrying her twin-size mattress with her everywhere, in order to draw attention to the fact that the student who raped her has not been expelled. Keep reading »

Oscar Pistorius Acquitted Of Premeditated Murder

  • Today, South African paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of premediated murder for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year. The judge said it could not be proved that Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp; he has maintained that he accidentally shot her because thought intruders were in his home. Pistorius was found not guilty of both premeditated murder, which carried a sentence of 25 years, and homicide charges. He still faces charges for culpable homicide, which is similar to manslaughter charges in the U.S. [New York Times, NPR]
  • E! is reporting Liv Tyler is pregnant and expecting her second child. The actress is dating Dave Gardner, a friend of Kate Moss and David Beckham. Tyler has a nine-year-old son from her previous marriage to Royston Langdon. [Eonline]
  • Former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice is blaming hard liquor for his actions the night he punched his then-fiancée Janay Palmer Rice in the head, knocking her out cold, at an Atlantic City hotel. The Rices have now also become born-again Christians. Uh huh. [TMZ] Keep reading »

NFL Received Ray Rice Video Three Months Ago, Law Enforcement Officials Confirm

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  • The AP has confirmed that an anonymous law enforcement official sent the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée unconcscious to the NFL three months ago. The AP also listened to a voicemail confirming that the video was received by someone there on April 9: a female voice says thanks and “You’re right. It’s terrible.” The NFL has consistently maintained they did not see the violent video until Monday, when it became public by TMZ. The league has been receiving harsh criticism for originally only suspending Rice for two games. [AP]
  • According to NBC Nightly News, the NFL’s response to the AP’s confirmation is “We have no knowledge of this … We will look into it.” Uh huh. Lemme guess … the dog ate the tape? An intern lost it? It walked away and moved to Bali? [Twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews]
  • Following TMZ’s release of a video on Monday, the National Domestic Violence Hotline received nearly double an increase in calls from domestic violence victims, their family, and friends. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
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