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Rich Men Don’t Like Sequins Or Fake Tans

Russia ranks second (behind the U.S.) in wealthy bachelors, which makes sense, because the country has 110 billionaires and 130,000 millionaires. Hoping to cash in by selling women guides on how to marry rich, a bunch of authors have written books on the subject.

In the book Marry A Millionaire, socialite authors Oksana Robski and Ksenia Sobchack warn against wearing jeans with sequins, D&G leopard-print tops, fake tans, dark glasses at night, and high-heeled boots. “Without a doubt, this is the battle gear of the Ukrainian prostitute,” they write. Crap. I had planned to wear that exact outfit on my next date. I am completely baffled as to what I should wear. Maybe a Roberto Cavalli animal-print dress? [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »

Girl Crush Goes A Little Limp: Agyness Deyn

I’ve had a thing for the model Agyness Deyn for a while now, ever since she got that haircut, started wearing a hat like Andie in Pretty In Pink, and went out on the town in this party dress. But I was worried when I read she would be recording a song with indie band Five O’Clock Heroes, and unless this tune requires more than five listenings to grow on you, I was right to be concerned. It is the same thing over and over. And her voice is annoying. Not Kate Bush like at all, Perez. Keep reading »

Female Fighting Increases In The U.K.

Have you ever gotten into a fight? Amelia says she has “unfortunately” never been in one, and I haven’t either. Well, except for a couple with my sisters, but that doesn’t count because they’re family. Young people these days, however, are a little more rambunctious than we were in our teenage years. According to statistics from the Youth Justice Board in the U.K., the number of violent offenses committed by girls from 10 to 17 years old has nearly doubled in three years. For the most part, it seems that drugs and drinking are the cause of these fights. The girls generally use their fists to fight one another, but some fights have featured bottles, knives, and pieces of wood. “I’ve beaten a boy up with a stiletto high heel and left him unconscious,” one 17 year old told the BBC. Yikes. I wonder if that ruined her shoe. [BBC] Keep reading »

The Most Magical Widget In The World

How much do you LOVE the FriskyScopes written each week by our fabulous Astrosexologist Kiki T? Well now you can get them on the comfort of your desktop or share them with friends on Facebook with this handy-dandy FriskyScopes Widget! Just click “Show Menu” above, “grab” the FriskyScopes widget, and put it wherever your little heart desires. And tell your friends! We’d love to enrich their sex and love lives through the magic of astrology too. By the way, while you’re at it, head on over to our Widgets page and grab our Headline Widget and Amazing Guy Spy widgets. All the cool kids are doing it. [FriskyScopes Widget] Keep reading »

Take A Break From Your Talkative Friends’ Twitters

If checking people’s Twitters has started to make you feel like a stalker, maybe you should take a few days off. The TwitterSnooze application arranges periods of respite from any particular person you’re following. Just enter your Twitter information, the person you want to snooze, and the amount of time you want to be free of their updates. An excellent tool if you obsess about your ex’s happenings. But, please, don’t hit the snooze button on us! [TwitterSnooze via LifeHacker] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Lindsay Lohan On Ugly Betty, Excuses, And Aspririn

  • Lindsay Lohan will play one of Betty’s old classmates on Ugly Betty in the May 22 season finale, and she’s expected to appear in five episodes next season. No word yet on whether she’ll have a Queens’ accent. In other Ugly Betty news, America Ferrera is not engaged. [AP and WENN]
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    Maybe NO ONE Dies In The Sex And The City Movie!

    The New York Times did an interview with Sex And The City Executive Producer, Michael Patrick King, who seemed to pooh-pooh rumors (started by one of the movies’ stars, Cynthia Nixon) that a character dies in the soon-to-be released movie. “Someone’s going to die,” he said, “Like that’s what I’m going to do.” However, King insisted on not having Carrie and Big’s parents involved with the wedding that is at the center of the film, because, “My idea always was that these women were purely creations of New York.The prototype of the series is that these are four grown-ups who make a family of one another.”
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    The Dark Knight Is Jam-Packed With Scary, Hot Goodness

    A new trailer for Batman: The Dark Knight is out and it looks crazy freaking good. Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal…and of course, the late Heath Ledger, who honestly looks like such a sexy McPsycho in this film, it’s no wonder some critics are buzzing that he could get the Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker. Keep reading »

    RIP Eight Belles

    Eight Belles was the lone filly — that’s a female horse — racing in the Kentucky Derby this year. As she was rounding the bend, in a solid second place, both her ankles broke. She managed to pass the finish line in second, but collaped on the track. Because horses are not able to heal from wounds as severe as this (for a variety of reasons) Eight Belles was euthenized on the spot, literally laying on the track in front of thousands of onlookers. I burst into tears (nary a sound from the rest of the drunken Derby watchers at the watering hole I was frequenting). I don’t know if it was because of the harsh way her sentence was carried out , or how bitter a light it shed on one of these little events I’ve so enjoyed in the past, or just because she was the only lady out there amongst all these brawny dudes, but seriously…wow. Keep reading »

    Add Them To Your Playlist: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

    One of our favorite groups right now is Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, who played backup on Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black — but regardless of their association with the troubled neo-soul singer, The Dap Kings are incredible in their own right. Check out the video for their new single “Tell Me” above! Keep reading »

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