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Woman Cuffs Hubby To Bed For Talk, Not Sex

Yesterday, 37-year old Helen Sun handcuffed herself to her estranged husband to keep him from leaving. Sun told investigators that she just wanted to talk—don’t we all?—and the only way she could get hubby to listen was by tying him up…. Keep reading »

OctoMom Reality Show Offer, In Exchange For Showing Hers

Porn giant Vivid Entertainment usually has no problem sealing many deals, but they’re desperate to bed the OctoMom. First, they made her a million dollar offer, plus benefits for all her babies. That deal sounds better than the stimulus package, but while Nadya Suleman is clearly a whore, it’s seemingly just for attention. So, she turned the seven figure XXX offer down. Keep reading »

Women Who Rock: Benazir Bhutto

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

BENAZIR BHUTTO (1953-2007)

Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. Her parents were well known politicians — her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was a former prime minister. Bhutto was educated at Harvard and Oxford, studying government and law. She was the first woman to lead Pakistan as a prime minister, serving two terms as leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party. She was only 35 when she was elected to her first term, breaking barriers not only as a woman, but also as being the first woman to lead a Muslim-dominated country. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Casey Anthony Admits Guilt

  • Cops on the Caylee Anthony murder case have supposedly found a diary in which the tot’s mother Casey admits to killing her. [NationalEnquirer.com]
  • Spring rain showers don’t have to put a damper on your style. All you really need are a cute pair of weather-proof shoes and an umbrella, of course. [Refinery 29]
  • This writer has such a huge cop fetish that she started a blog about sexy law enforcement officers, called Hott Cops. But who exactly is this woman whose family doesn’t even know about her obsession? [Dumb As a Blog]
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    U.S. Government Buys Cheaper, Foreign Condoms

    Would you use a foreign-made condom because it was cheaper than an American-made condom? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Wait, does it matter where my condoms are made?” Perhaps. There was a time when the “Made in America” stamp on a condom box meant its contents were high quality and would perform their function. But the federally-funded United States Agency of International Development, which has distributed an estimated 10 billion condoms overseas, recently chose to replace its contract with Alatech, a condom manufacturer in Alabama, with manufacturers in China and Korea. The overseas condom makers can sell their product to USAID for 2 cents, whereas Alatech sells its condoms for 5 cents. The change came after Congress omitted “buy American” language from a recent appropriations bill. This switch threatens 300 jobs in Eufala, Alabama where Alatech is located, but could it also give the people USAID is trying to help a false sense of security? Keep reading »

    Recapping “Gossip Girl”: The Grandfather

    At this point, I love “Gossip Girl” the way I once loved a certain young lad back in my high school days. It’s almost like reliving that entire romance, in fact. Though I loved the show once with a passion beyond compare, it no longer satisfies me. I talk trash about it behind its back. But at the same time, I just can’t let go, because the good parts (the soundtrack, Ed Westwick’s face) are still so good. On some level, I’m still in love.

    With that in mind, let’s enter the spectacular zone of white privilege and excess that is this thrice-baked trifle of a guilty pleasure… Keep reading »

    Women Who Rock: Rachel Carson

    March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

    RACHEL CARSON (1907-1964)

    Rachel Carson was quite a woman. She pioneered the position that humans are a part of nature and that their quality of life is impacted by ecology. Even when faced with criticism by the government and chemical companies for her “radical” point of view, she continued to educate the world about the frail beauty of nature. Born in the town of Springdale, PA, on May 27, 1907, her love of nature and biology was cultivated by her mother, who encouraged her to marvel at their wonders. This love for nature was further developed throughout Carson’s education at the Pennsylvania College for Women, where she earned her undergraduate degree, and at Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her zoology master’s degree in 1932.
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    Quickies!: Lindsay Lohan Is Broke, The Name Of M.I.A.’s Baby Revealed

  • Lindsay Lohan is completely broke. We’re talking maxing out credit cards to pay for tampons broke. No wonder she’s staying with Sam Ronson. [DListed]
  • Tara Reid jacked Mariah Carey for her butterfly wardrobe, and it looks like Tara’s stint in rehab worked. [Popbytes]
  • Did you know there are alternatives to maxi pads and tampons? Neither did we. But even though we now know about the cup and other absorbent products, we won’t be making a switch any time soon. [College Candy]
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    “House Of Style” Returns, Sucks

    I tuned in at 3pm sharp this Saturday to catch the debut of the NEW “House Of Style,” quite possibly my favorite relic of MTV’s days of yore. As Annika wrote in her preview post, we were worried that this new incarnation would be totally juvenile (not always a good thing!) thanks to a partnership with Teen Vogue. And how would Bar Rafaeli, Leonardo DiCaprio girlfriend and Israeli supermodel, stack up against past hosts Cindy Crawford, Shalom Harlow, Amber Valetta, and Rebecca Romijn? SPOILER: She sucked! Keep reading »

    Poll: Which Queen Should Win The Crown On “RuPaul’s Drag Race”?

    Tonight, at 10pm on LOGO, the final episode of the best show in the universe, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” airs. Will the new reigning Queen be my fave, the fabulous chameleon Nina Flores, the regal glamazon Bebe Zahara Benet, or that nasty bitch Rebecca Glasscock? Ugh, you just know that ho is going to wind up doing hair and make up at Glamour Shots when this is all over! Anyway, now that season one is almost done, fingers crossed there’ll be a season two — with a twist. Bring on the M-E-N! You heard me, it’s time to crown a Drag King like Murray Hill or Elvis Herselvis! But, first, which Queen do you think should win the crown TONIGHT? Keep reading »

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