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Sarah Palin’s Hacked Email Meant Terrifying Calls For Bristol

I don’t know about you, but I might have felt a teeny tiny bit more sympathetic towards the Palins if I knew that, while Sarah Palin was running for vice president in 2008, her email account was hacked and her daughter’s telephone number was posted online. Which resulted in Bristol receiving tons of phone call…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 22, 2010

Girl On Girl: My Girlfriend’s Family Is Homophobic

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend’s father told her the family is taking a vacation to Maryland this summer. Her immediate response was, “I’m not going.” Desperate to get his very un-family-oriented daughter to participate, he quickly added, “Your girlfriend can come.”

She mentioned this to me on the phone later and, naturally, I…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 22, 2010

New Way To Solve Conflict: Threaten Someone With A Python

A 29-year-old man named Tony Smith is facing assault and battery charges after he responded to requests to turn his music down by shoving his python in another man’s face. “He had the snake’s head squeezed so its mouth was open. He ran it across my face and it tried to crawl in my mouth,”…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 16, 2010

Statue Tries To Commit Suicide … Sort Of

In a not-so-brilliant move, the organizers of an art installation called “Even Horizon” bolted life-sized, bronze statues to a variety of New York buildings, including a ledge of the Empire State building. Since this landmark is pretty notorious for suicides, it’s no surprise that the statue prompted tons of 911 calls. Cops rushed to the…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 16, 2010

Out Magazine Lists The Most Influential Gay Men And Women Of The Year

Out Magazine‘s “Power 50” is a list of the most powerful gay peeps in the country. It just dropped, and we’re pretty excited about it. The mag ranks people based on their political clout, pop culture value, wealth and, of course, their personal life. Numero uno on the list was David Geffen, a record exec,…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 15, 2010

Why Would Anyone Want To Impersonate Jon Gosselin?!?!

Maybe it’s just me, but I always thought the point of impersonating someone was because they are really, really cool. Yet a dentist from New York has allegedly chosen to imitate Jon Gosselin by wearing Ed Hardy t-shirts and smoking like a chimney. The dude has been hitting up clubs all over Atlantic City and…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 11, 2010

Would You Use A Video To Apply To College?

When I was applying to college, I thought it was kind of sweet and very “green” that I could do the whole thing online. But now, peeps have taken things a bit too far. Four schools—Tufts, George Mason, William and Mary, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland—are encouraging students to submit a video applicatio…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 9, 2010

Girl On Girl: Have I Become A Stereotypical “Angry Lesbian”?

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I were in a pizza place and a group of big, drunk guys wearing sports jerseys and smelling of beer walked in. We were just leaving and as my girlfriend stood up, I looked at her and thought, “Wow, I’m so lucky to be dating her.” I couldn’t…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 8, 2010

Man Runs For Congress Against … His Wife?

There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition between partners, but this is just too much. Democrat Linda Fischer is running for reelection in the Missouri House of Representatives and her challenger is her husband, John Fischer. They are the only two running so it’s guaranteed that they’ll go head-to-head but, wait, it gets better…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 1, 2010

Boob Job Thief Gets Busted

Crazy boob job stories are everywhere these days and we have one more to add. Yet another woman has gone too far in an effort to make her girls bigger. In 2008, California woman Yvonne Jean Pampellonne, 30, used someone else’s identity to get a $12,000 line of credit so she could get breast implants,…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 1, 2010

Soda Lowers Dudes’ Sperm Count

Here in NYC everyone is freaking out because the governor, backed by the mayor, has proposed a tax on sugary drinks such as soda. But beyond just balancing the budget, it looks like this law could help guys in the sack. A Danish study found that men who drink a liter or more of soda…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 1, 2010

Mother To Daughter: “Your Anorexia Is Not Welcome At Our New House”

I’m pretty shocked by this Daily Mail story about a British mother named Sue Blackmore who told her daughter that she wasn’t welcome in the family’s new home unless she kicked her eating disorder to the curb. Oxford grad Emily Troscianko had been battling anorexia for years and when her family decided to relocate she…

By: Nikki Dowling / April 1, 2010

Girl On Girl: 7 Hot Travel Destinations That Are Not Cool With The LGBT Crowd

Spring may have sprung last week, but here in New York City, things are still not heating up as much as I’d like. I don’t know about you but I’m dreaming of sun, sandy beaches and balmy breezes. In order to satiate my thirst for travel, I started doing some vacay research and I wa…

By: Nikki Dowling / March 25, 2010

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