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Three’s A Trend: British Men Are Scary!

British men have been in the news a lot lately, but not for their admirable qualities. In fact, these men are rather jealous and insensitive and, oh, have a habit of murdering their partners. More after the jump. Keep reading »

10 Reasons It’s Awesome To Pee Like A Girl

How many times have we all wished we could pee standing up like a man? It would just make life so much easier. If you’re on the highway and really need to go, you won’t need to squat in a shady woodsy area with rodents and insects keeping you company. Well, wish no more! Hot on the heels of products like Whiz Biz and the Shenis is a new female urination device called Go Girl. It allows you to stand up and pee like the fellas — only the fellas don’t have to put a urine soaked doohickey back in their purses afterward. Honestly, instead of always complaining about how much better our lives would be if we could pee like a guy, there are actually benefits to peeing like a girl that we take for granted. After the jump, ten reasons sitting down instead of standing up has its advantages.

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Face Off: Online Snooping Versus Stalking

According to a new poll, women are way more likely than men to “stalk” an ex online, with 62% of the 1700 people polled admitting to looking up a former love online. I totally believe that women use the Internet more often than men to garner information on a crush, look up the whereabouts of exes, and check out a former flame’s new significant other. In fact, Catherine and I were just discussing the fact that none of our recent dates seemed to have Googled us, which I kind of find…insulting. But I don’t think “looking up” an ex (or a crush or the competition) online is the same as “stalking.” After the jump, I break down the differences between just snoopin’ and totally stalking when it comes to online behavior. Keep reading »

The Latest In Flowers: Rainbow Roses

Too bad Valentine’s Day is over, because I would have asked my imaginary boyfriend for some Happy Roses. All the way from Prague (actually they’re so cool they’re not even available in the States yet), the stems are treated with natural pigments, and then something magical happens to make each petal a different color. Don’t they kind of remind you of that “science” project you did in elementary school, where you added food coloring to a vase and watched a white carnation turn blue a few days later? [Happy-Roses.com] Keep reading »

Nine Ways To Make The SATC Sequel Recession Friendly

Sarah Jessica Parker said she and the “Sex and the City” movie producers are trying to make the sequel recession-friendly, a tough task because “SATC” is all about luxury and fine living. To help out, we’ve put together a few ideas. If SJP and Darren Star use our suggestions, we expect to see “The Frisky” in the movie’s credits. And a pair of Manolos. Keep reading »

Disney’s First Black Princess

Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce’s co-star in “Dreamgirls,” will be Disney’s first black princess in the animated musical “The Princess and the Frog,” an adaptation of the classic tale The Frog Prince that comes out next Christmas. Rose provides the voice for the main character Tiana, Princess of America, in this story that takes place in New Orleans’s French Quarter in the ’20s. Keep reading »

Selling Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgeons have always seemed like the used car salesmen of doctors — they profit off women (and men) not liking parts of their bodies and being willing to pay to change them. But have you ever wondered if these crafty folks try to charm and sell patients on treatments that they hadn’t considered before? Melanie Berliet, a Vanity Fair writer, went undercover to test her hypothesis that plastic surgeons try to sell additional procedures to patients that they don’t “need.” The 5’9″, 120-pound 27-year-old, who wears a size 34B bra, went into the consultations under the guise of wanting breast augmentation. Surprisingly, the three surgeons had different reactions to her physique, but all of them recommended procedures she hadn’t originally asked for. Find out the deets, after the jump… Keep reading »

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Milk”

Gus Van Sant’s biopic “Milk” is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, but writer Dustin Lance Black drew heavily on “The Mayor of Castro Street,” Randy Shilts’ 1982 biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official, played onscreen by the fiery Sean Penn.

Something that sets this movie apart from the pack of plain old biopics is its use of actual archival and documentary footage. But Black also took some liberties with the story—here’s a rundown, so you don’t get caught revising Wikipedia with “facts” from the movie that are as real as Bernie Madoff’s money. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Hayden Christensen And Rachel Bilson Are Headed To The Chapel

  • Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are engaged. Our dreams of a Summer and Seth reunion are crushed. [PopCrunch]
  • Rihanna has sold another 25,000 copies of Good Girl Gone Bad in the last week. What a way to show sympathy, spending money on mediocre music! Yeah, I said it. [E! Online]
  • Puke, apparently, goes really well with Katy Perry’s British Award. Thank Zeus the other people backstage didn’t barf in sympathy. [Perez Hilton]
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    Cosmo’s Orgasm That Killed!

    Cosmopolitan’s bread and butter is teaching women how to sex things up, in a billion different ways, which is precisely why we were shocked to read this cover line on their March Issue: “An Orgasm Almost Killed Her!” with the laughable tag, “We Are Not Kidding.” Are they biting the hand that feeds, or has their crack team of journalists finally found a dark side to doing it? Keep reading »

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