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15-Year-Old Girls Charged With Running A Prostitution Ring

Military Trafficking
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McNugget Prostitution
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Well, this is sad/infuriating: Two 15-year-old girls in Ottawa, Canada, have been charged with human trafficking after they forced several other underage girls into prostitution. The victims were between the ages of 13 and 17, and were allegedly driven to various locations by the two girls and their 17-year-old accomplice. Aside from the young age of the girls, Ottawa police say they’re shocked that the offenses occurred in a quiet, middle class neighborhood.

According to affadavits, there were no men involved in the trafficking ring. “We don’t know about any further incidents,” said Staff Sgt. John McGetrick.. “But if there are, we want women out there to know that they can some see us and we’ll work with them and help them out. We’d love to help them.”

The girls face charges of human trafficking, procuring, forcible confinement, assault, sexual assault, robbery, abduction and uttering threats. [National Post]

Let The Sun Shine In (On Your Skin)

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Finding the right bronzing powder for your skin tone can be a bit of a trick. Too dark, and you look Snooki-fied, too light, and it won’t show up at all. That’s why I am falling all over myself for Fresh’s “Here Comes The Sun” face palette. The palette actually includes two different shades of bronzer — plus a blush — so that you can custom blend the glow you desire. Feeling less tanarific? Go for the “resolute gold” shade and skip the “intense bronzer.” Want more of a deep glow? Add a thicker swath of “intense bronzer” on your face and then finish with “here comes the sun” blush. Any way you look at it, you can mix and match a color that makes sense for you. [$45, Fresh]

There Is No Hope For Love: 115-Year Tortoise Marriage Ends In Divorce

The end of a romance usually begins with the first sly traces of resentment, jealousy or rage. For tortoise couple Bibi and Poldi, the end of their 115-year relationship began with a bite. According to their keepers at Austria’s Klagenfurt Zoo, the pair can no longer stand to be around one another, and have taken to biting and snapping at one another. Male tortoise Bibi attacked female Poldi several times — biting off a piece of her shell — before he was eventually moved to a separate enclosure. Animal experts attempted to reunite the pair by feeding them animal aphrodisiacs, but it didn’t work. “We have staff talking to and trying to engage the two in interacting, and we hope that they might find their harmony again,” says Zoo Chief Helga Happ. No luck yet, so maybe we’ve discovered that love is not forever — it’s actually for around 115 years. [The FW]

Harvey Nichols Ads Feature Models Who Pissed Their Panties

How do you illustrate excitement? If you’re British department store Harvey Nichols, you show models who are so excited about their upcoming sale that they’ve actually peed their pants. The British public, predictably, is none too happy with the ads, as dissenting Twitter users expressed their concern. This isn’t the first time Harvey Nichols’ ads have caused controversy — over Christmas, the company ran a series of ads depicting women doing “the walk of shame.” Some said the ads were sexist, though the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the depiction of women in this way was “unlikely to cause serious or widespread offense.”

What do you think the ads? Are they cheeky or cheesy?

Her 10 Best Looks: Kim Kardashian

Love her or love to hate her, you’ve got to admit that Kim Kardashian has some killer style. The woman knows what looks good on her and sticks to basic colors and form-fitting, sexy looks. Of course, Kim’s early years as a celeb stylist probably help — that and having her own personal shopping closet in the form of the Kardashian’s store Dash. That’s why it was more than easy to pick out 10 of our favorite Kim K. style moments. Check ‘em out and tell us what you think in the comments! Keep reading »

Here’s Your “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Parody

"50 Shades" Classes
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Selena Gomez has a (fake!) tattoo of Justin's name. Read More »
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I was never really sure what it was about Selena Gomez that got Justin Bieber all in a tizzy. But it seems that maybe she’s kind of funny? Here she is starring alongside Nick Kroll in a funny parody of softcore S&M hit Fifty Shades of Grey entitled “Fifty Shades of Blue,” in which she falls for a disgusting painter named Carl Blue. [Funny Or Die]

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