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Defense Secretary Robert Gates appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee today suggesting a plan to roll back the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gay soldiers. Gates has proposed a Pentagon lawyer and a four-star Army general to conduct a year-long study into how the military could lift the ban most easily. READ MORE »


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“You can’t blame the locals; they have never seen such women. Foreign tourists must maintain a certain degree of modesty in their clothing. Walking on the beaches half-naked is bound to titillate the senses.”— Pamela Mascarhenas, deputy director of tourism of Goa in India, after the alleged sexual assault of a 9-year-old Russian girl there… READ MORE »


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In China, an unnamed 9-year-old schoolgirl became one of the youngest mothers in the world this week when she gave birth to a 6-pound baby boy by C-section. Even though her family is refusing to speak publicly about the incident, they claim to have reported the pregnancy to authorities, who are still trying to discover… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, 15-year-old Tylar Witt pleaded not guilty to murdering her mother, Joanne Witt, last June in Northern California. The teenage girl says she was insane when she drugged her mother and boyfriend, 20-year-old Steven Colver, and stabbed her mom 20 times before slitting her throat. Apparently, Joanne had brought Tylar’s diary to the sheriff’s department,… READ MORE »


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If I actually had a special someone this V-day, I imagine that if I had to send some sort of card, I would go with an e-card. Maybe something ridonkulous like Pauly D from “Jersey Shore” or something appropriately cynical like this e-card. But would I send my guy a naked chick? Not so much. READ MORE »


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I’m not a huge fan of flying. I’m better about it than I used to be, but, you know what? Sailing 30,000-plus feet over the ground in a flying sardine can driven by forces I do not have the intellectual capacity to understand is not what I would refer to as “soothing.” More like “terrifying.” READ MORE »


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I don’t have a dog, but I’ve been around people who do, and sometimes they point at their dog, and they’re all, like, “Ha-ha! It looks like he/she is smiling!” and then I look at their dog, and, you know, it doesn’t. But not so with Chii, a Shiba Inu in Japan who… READ MORE »


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Beyonce broke a record for female performers last night at the Grammy’s when she took home six — count ‘em, six! — awards. [Parade]
Kathryn Bigelow, director of “The Hurt Locker,” became the first woman ever to win the top prize from the Director’s Guild of America on Saturday. [New York Times]
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When Prince Harry isn’t doing something offensive, he has some pretty hot moves. Over the weekend at a Haiti relief benefit, he did this little calypso dance, netting $2,500 from guests. Now stop checking out his package, OK? [People] … READ MORE »


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One of my male friends in high school had a not-so-secret shame and we both made fun of each other for the same thing — having big boobs. The rumor was that he got his moobs from smoking too much weed during puberty, but they weren’t a big deal because he was still adorable. But… READ MORE »


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“We’ve been offered gigantic amounts of money and we’ve said no.” — Andrew Young, John Edwards’ former aide who claims he’s got a sex tape starring the ex-senator and mistress/baby mama, Rielle Hunter. Ick, politicians should not make sex tapes! [New York Post]
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We’ve written about gap-toothed women here before. These days, it seems like they’re everywhere. From Lauren Hutton and Madonna to Anna Paquin and Lara Stone, more and more women are rocking the gap-toothed look. Now, it’s apparently a bonafide trend. It used to be that dentists received regular requests from gap-toothed patients to fill in… READ MORE »