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One Small Step For Gay Couples Down Under

Australia has always seemed like a cool place to me, and now, in the gay community, it’s going to be a little bit more awesome (but just a little). The government said today that it plans to remove discrimination against same-sex couples from 100 or so laws. Under the proposed changes, gay couples in long-term relationships will be treated the same as other couples, as far as taxation, welfare and employment entitlements, and other areas, Attorney General Robert McClelland said. However, there are no plans to allow same-sex marriages. Come on, mate, why not? [Bloomberg] Keep reading »

He Says/She Says: Santogold’s “L.E.S. Artistes”

This week, Jon and I wanted to listen to Scarlett Johansson’s cover of Tom Waits’ “Falling Down.” He would make comments about ScarJo’s hotness. I would make comments about how she sounds like a man. It was going to be great. But Jon must download a lot of porn on his computer or something, because he couldn’t even get the video to load. Instead, we listened to Santogold, who we both adore.

Catherine: This is scary.
Jon: Some kind of Ichabod Crane look going here. She looks like a cult leader. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Smart Women, Prom Trouble, And Sex Addiction

  • In a survey of 2,000 German women, 62 percent of those who had completed their education said they often had problems achieving orgasms, while only 38 percent of women with lower educational qualifications had this problem. Apparently being smart, or at least being really into school, is a sexual liability. [The Sun, U.K.]
  • Sex addiction may or may not be a real addiction. Some say it’s a process addiction, like gambling, while others say it’s just a matter of some people getting in trouble for their sex drives. [BBC]
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    Paula Gets A Lil’ Confused On American Idol

    Last night’s American Idol was fun, and not because the final five all sang songs by the king of karaoke, Neil Diamond. No, last night was fun because it featured the return of crazy, confused Paula Abdul. I’ve missed her this season! Keep reading »

    The Frisky’s Top 5 Female Action Heroes In Film

    Nothing causes more boners than an action movie — especially when it stars a femme fatale who knows how to handle a gun. Everyone loves a sharp shootin’, straight talkin’ lady whose looks alone could kill, but it’s even better when she’s actually a trained lethal weapon. In honor of the women who inspire us to fight for our rights (and wear something skin tight), here are The Frisky’s Top 5 Female Action Heroes.

    5. Jane Fonda as Barbarella She’s bold, she’s blonde, and she won’t take no for an answer. The stylish mod manhandler battles her way through the universe with a dozen outfits and one ray gun. Keep reading »

    Bridesmen Are The New Bridesmaids

    If you think the premise of the movie Made of Honor (bride’s best friend is a guy, and bride asks him to be her maid of honor) is a bunch of hooey, you thought wrong. Non-traditional wedding traditions, including asking a guy to be the man of honor, are becoming more common, according to WeddingChannel.com senior editor Christa Vagnozzi. In a poll by the website, 63 percent of brides said they’d ask their best friend to be a bridesman/man of honor if that person were a guy. This creates an added dilemma, however. What does a bridesman wear? Certainly not a chartreuse silk dress. “When it comes to what to wear, a bridesman should wear a tie, pocket kerchief, and boutonniere to match the bridesmaid dresses and bouquets,” WeddingChannel.com fashion expert Mara Urshel said. “As for the groomswoman, it’s best if she wears the same color as the bridesmaids, but not the same dress nor the same flowers.” Keep reading »

    Romance On TV: Lauren And Stephen Make Bedroom Eyes, But Not Much Else

    Isn’t it funny how some things never change? Stephen Colletti is one of those things. He still chews gum like a lazy, chill surfer bro, he still talks in broken slang, and he still looks like he’s 14. An adorable, sexy 14, but still…he’s 23. Anyway, Stephen tooks LC to dinner and they exchanged a lot of knowing looks, memories of Laguna Beach, and the usual “you’ll always be such a good friend”-nonsense. I have a feeling Stephen needed a job after his meal ticket, Hayden Panettiere, dumped him. But still, he’s fine to look at! Clip above! Keep reading »

    Sex in Your City

    Havin’ no luck pickin’ up fellas? Check out the latest study by Men’s Health magazine. They’ve ranked sex in cities across the country so you can see how your town stacks up when it comes to getting down and dirty. Here’s a teaser: the most sexed city is Indianapolis, while the least sexed is Lexington, Kentucky. I’m sad because New York was a pitiful 71 out of 100. Keep reading »

    Poll: Health Insurance Is Reason #19867 Why You Should Get Married

    Not having health insurance makes life expensive — either you pay hundreds every month so you have insurance, or you risk it and pay tons in hospital bills when you get hit by a cyclist going 40 mph. However, some people think they have found the answer to this money-sucking problem: marriage! In a survey commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 7 percent of Americans said they or someone in their household decided to marry in the last year so they could get health care benefits via their spouse. No word yet on the divorce rates for these “health-insurance marriages.” [Los Angeles Times] Keep reading »

    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of April 29th 2008

  • Madonna’s latest record seriously sounds as good as it is: Hard Candy. With her 11th album, my girl crush Madonna still manages to make me feel like a virgin, touched by her irresistable beat for the very first time. The sugary pop tracks, like the single “4 Minutes”, are tasty grooves, combining the dance floor dynamic of her best hits with an R&B bump and grind. Always on top, Her Madgesty enlisted an orgy of the most lickable men in music to do it with her: Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Timbaland, Danja, and Justin Timberlake.
  • Madonna’s not the only taste of female awesomeness out today: check out releases from Santogold, Portishead, Robyn, Carly Simon, and Lil’ Mama. [Pause And Play: CD Front]

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