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Yesterday, Tyra Banks did a show on “battered men syndrome,” about when women hit their boyfriends. OK, Tyra, listen up: While physical abuse is just as wrong when it happens to men, the fact is woman-on-man violence is not representative of the actual face of domestic violence. According to the American Bar Association, 1.3 million… READ MORE »


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Of all the problems that Morehouse College faces in this time of economic and social upheaval, the Atlanta all-male school—which graduated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Spike Lee—is concentrating on its dress code. Specifically, the school is picking on five transvestite students, who apparently have been sporting perfectly fine grades and perfectly fabulous sample… READ MORE »


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Earlier this year, the FDA approved a generic low-dose birth control called Tri-Lo Sprintec. Afterward, many insurance companies — including mine — switched coverage from the name-brand Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo to the much cheaper, newly approved generic brand. In July, just a few days before my wedding, my pharmacist informed me of the switch and… READ MORE »


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I’ll tell you what the internet is good for: free porn, killing time, and weird videos. In the last case, take, for example, the video you see here. It’s called “Mood Tail,” and it features a guy standing on what looks like a train platform, where he is demonstrating the many moods of his… READ MORE »


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Watching this video will not hurt you nearly as much as it hurt Colombian gymnast Jessica Jill Ortiz. She was leading the World Gymnastics Championships yesterday, when she fell plop on her head during a tumbling pass. She’s recovering, but man, that must’ve hurt. It would have been super bad-ass if, after the head… READ MORE »


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There’s a disturbing new trend out there in the world of sperm donation. Donors and recipients alike are giving and receiving sperm on the black market. Yes, folks … it’s a spunk rush. But it’s hardly about monetary gain, which makes it all the more strange. Basically, there’s a new kind of sperm donor popping… READ MORE »


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In “Blood Script,” Washington, D.C. artist Mary Coble had 75 hateful epithets “tattooed” onto her body. No ink was involved, so the words looked as if they were written in blood. The ornate lettering Coble chose was intended to create “a dichotomy between the beautiful visual form of the words and the ugly meanings they… READ MORE »


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The saga of Balloon Boy Falcon Heene continues with this video of him and his brothers rapping about “pussification.” [The News Bizarre YouTube Channel] — I suspect the alleged hoax was hatched after the dad realized his sons didn’t have a future in music.
Tim Gunn will make an appearance in the “Sex andREAD MORE »


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Is it technically necrophilia if you don’t realize someone is dead? A 45-year-old woman in Big Sandy, Texas spent a lovely week at home with her husband. Only, he was dead, having been taken off dialysis a week before. When her brother came by and he noticed a foul odor, he called the police. They… READ MORE »


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Faculty and students at Wellington College, a public boarding high school in the U.K., are doing anything but discoing after a school dance went terribly wrong last week. During the “Rumble in the Jungle” dance, two 15-year-old boys allegedly held down a 13-year-old girl (whose identity is being withheld) and performed a sex act on… READ MORE »


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As I’ve already mentioned, my dog Lucca got herself a nasty case of abscessed anal glands the other week, which resulted in her getting them drained surgically. She had to take these big ol’ horse pills twice a day for a week and rather than chasing her around the apartment, dropping the pill down her… READ MORE »


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How, how, have Jon and Kate Gosselin managed to milk a disintegrating marriage into months worth of drama that just won’t leave us alone? The latest in the debacle: TLC is suing Jon, saying that he’s used his concerns over his kidlets to wiggle out of his contract with the network. Their version of the… READ MORE »