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Trouble, Leona Helmsly’s $12 Million Pup, Dies

Normally, I get sad when I hear about pets dying. But something about the news that Leona Helmsley’s beloved Maltese, Trouble, had kicked the doggy bucket made me happy. Maybe now they’ll be reunited in the afterlife?

Trouble, is of course, the dog that real estate magnate Leona Helmsley left a boatload of money to when she passed away in 2007. To be exact, Leona willed $12 million to Trouble, though a judge later reduced the amount to $2 million. Keep reading »

Texas Chick-Fil-A Hosting Daddy-Daughter “Date Night”

Saturday June 18 will be a creepy evening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: it’s Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A. Dads and daughters can RSVP for tables at participating restaurants on DaddyDaughterDate.com, a site so festooned with red hearts, filigree and curlicue script that it wouldn’t look out of place on Valentine’s Day. Even though June 18 is the day before Father’s Day.

Anyone else got a case of the icks yet? Keep reading »

Anthony Weiner’s Wiener Gets Leaked Online

On Monday, when conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart (left) released the images Anthony Weiner had sent to assorted e-conquests in a slow reveal throughout the day, Breitbart made it clear that he was not going to reveal one final image, the most lewd of the bunch. “I am doing this to save his family,” he explained. “I’m trying to do the decent thing here and not release the photo.” Except that yesterday, Breitbart put the image on his phone and showed it to Opie and Anhony while doing a radio interview with them. The infamous shock jocks were filming the interview and took a screengrab of the picture. They promptly posted it on their Twitter feed.

Brietbart, of course, seemed surprised. Keep reading »

The Inevitable Happened: Anthony Weiner Condoms

Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s staff has the same concern as men afraid of clap: protecting their Weiners, er, wieners. The latter group can protect themselves with these distasteful but nevertheless amusing $4.95 Weiner condoms. Ten points to the perv who thought to buy the domain name for “weiner condoms.” [Weiner Condoms via Jezebel] Keep reading »

Frisky Flowchart: What Political Scandal Are You?

Are you a cheater? An Internet porn addict? An intern harrasser? There’s probably a political scandal for you! Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: School For Teen Moms Closes In Detroit

  • A school for teenaged mothers and pregnant teen girls, Catherine Ferguson Academy, closed in Detroit due to budget cuts. [The Grio]
  • “People are going to say, ‘I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive.’” — Depressing quote from an article about Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s rumored presidential campaigns. [Politico]
  • In other Palin news, the UK’s Margaret Thatcher is really not interested in meeting her. [The Sun UK]
  • The EU has warned Germany, Austria and the Netherlands that they have to better integrate women into their workforces. [Daily Mail UK]

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