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Depressing story alert! An ultra disturbing article in today’s New York Times looks at how military officers in Conakry, Guinea attacked unarmed demonstrators last week. Their main order of business seemed to be sexually assaulting the group’s women. Sadly, experts say this is business as usual in Africa. But what is new is that in… READ MORE »


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Tori Spelling has been in and out of the hospital all week, complaining of severe abdominal pain. Apparently, seeking treatment has brought no relief, or even a conclusive diagnosis. I know this because her husband, Dean McDermott, has been keeping me posted 140 alphanumeric characters at a time. Tweeting about going to the hospital seems… READ MORE »


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Have you been keeping up with how the media’s all atwitter over a tweet sent by blogger and entrepreneur Penelope Trunk? She wrote a very strange message on her Twitter, essentially telling the world that she was in a board meeting and was having a miscarriage. The response to this 140-character blurb has been extreme,… READ MORE »


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Why, Now? The United States Waited 31 Years to Arrest Polanksi

Why was Roman Polanski arrested in the extraditable country of Switzerland this week? The real question is why wasn’t Polanski, who owns a home there, arrested on any of his previous visits? A little digging supports the obvious, repeating theme: It was all… READ MORE »


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For those fascinated with stripper-on-stripper violence, have we got a story for you. Well, technically, it’s stripper-on-cocktail waitress violence. Anyway, at Cabaret North, a topless club in Fort Worth, Texas, exotic dancer Kathleen Bennett got in an argument with waitress Jennifer McReynolds. As they exchanged words, a manager fired Bennett. A few minutes later,… READ MORE »


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In the past week, six banks in New England were robbed. A woman in a hoodie would stroll up to a teller and either pass them a note or tell them that she had a bomb. Sometimes she’d ask for a large amount of money, sometimes just $1000. In none of the robberies did she… READ MORE »


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For years, I wanted to be friends with “Friends.” But the TV show was canceled in 2004, as the 30-something cast slid more toward the “something” end of the spectrum. NBC seemed to think audiences weren’t interested in watching Monica, Rachel, Phoebe and their significant others settle into family lives. But Matthew Perry is such… READ MORE »


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Ever wanted to know what a megastar spends in a month? Lucky for you, Britney Spears’ credit card bill for the first 11 months after her dad took control of her finances has been leaked to TMZ. Wait, Britney only has one credit card? Time to diversify, girl. Also, considering the insane amount of my… READ MORE »


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Get ready to roll your eyes. Universal Studios announced today that they’ve reached an agreement with toy giant Mattel to make a live-action Barbie movie. I repeat: Universal will cast an actress to portray a doll that feminists argue would be unable to walk upright due to her proportions. But anatomical incorrectness is only one… READ MORE »


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Did you know that, every now and then, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer writes about non-vampires? Last year, she released “The Host,” which was billed as her first adult novel, though it apparently has about the same set of readers. And while it’s not about vamps, there is still some parasitic feasting on pretty girls, this… READ MORE »


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On the Sunday premiere of “The Amazing Race,” Zev Glassenberg, a 26-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome, will become the latest reality show contestant to openly acknowledge having the disorder. We think this is very cool, but we have to ask: Why does Asperger’s get so much play in the media? First, there was Heather on cycle… READ MORE »


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Allee Willis’ bio calls her a one-woman creative think tank, and I have to agree. She won a Grammy for the song “Beverly Hills Cop,” and also wrote the theme for “Friends.” Her newest endeavor is pretty awesome. It’s an online Museum of Kitsch, so there are no tickets required or field trips or… READ MORE »


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An Australian couple has given last week’s dumpster diver and his happy cohort a run for the title of Stupidest Fornicators. Aussie cops at a gas station found a man and woman having sex in a parked car. When the couple refused to stop—yes, the police asked, and they refused—the cops arrested the driver for… READ MORE »


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There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. And there’s no movie quite like “The Wizard of Oz,” which turns 70 this week. Munchkin Land, the ruby slippers, the flying monkeys, the Emerald City—this 1939 blockbuster still has no expiration date. It gave us songs you still know by heart and images which… READ MORE »


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Remember last season, when Pam and Jim didn’t psych any of us out as they planned to sneak out and elope while their coworkers were dancing in “The Office” disco closet? They got halfway to the door when they decided to set a date and presumably print it on Dunder Mifflin paper invitations. Well, now… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Not that you ever send snail mail any more, but Miss Manners received an interesting question from a reader yesterday: How should she address letters to same-sex married couples? I guess Mrs. and Mrs. Jones looks a little like a typo? “Thank you for not contributing to the general rude-ing down (the equivalent of dumbing… READ MORE »


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Jeffrey Donovan’s much-desired butt got a little close to the casting couch Sunday night. Well, kind of. At a benefit concert, the “Burn Notice” star auctioned off two walk-on roles on the show for $18,000 each. Maybe the lucky female bidders were under the impression that the cameos involved smooching Donavan’s character (Michael Westen)? Seriously… READ MORE »


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Famous people say the darnedest things. Sometimes their gibberish is bizarre, sometimes it’s hilarious, and often it’s just plain scary. Fashion maven Kimora Lee Simmons tends to the run the gamut between all three extremes. Here’s Kimora weighing in on phashion, phamiliy, phood and ph…

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