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Can You Spot A Male Virgin By His Ears?

While women have historically been subjected to all sorts of poking and prodding to see if their innocence is still intact, there has been no such comparable test for men. Until now. A woman in Vietnam claims to have a simple way to determine if a man still has his V-card. Pham Thi Hong, a medical practitioner in Hanoi, claims that men who are virgins have small red spots on the backs of their ears that disappear once they’ve done the deed. Oooookay. I wonder if there’s a scientific reason for that. And if so, why are we just hearing about this now? Keep reading »

The 10 Juiciest Parts Of Cate And Elizabeth Edwards’ People Magazine Interview

Elizabeth Edwards is releasing her bestselling memoir Resilience in paperback and that means it’s time for a tell-all interview with People magazine. This time around, her eldest daughter, Cate Edwards, 28, joined her. Mother and daughter chatted with People about John Edwards‘ philandering, the divorce, his lovechild Quinn, and how Elizabeth is staying strong throughout chemo treatments for her stage-4 cancer.

Elizabeth’s money quote about the Rielle Hunter paternity test debacle is boring — “John’s conduct through this whole thing was terrible” — and they don’t touch the sex tape with a 10-foot pole. But there’s still some juicy gossip to sift through, after the jump. Keep reading »

This Little Piggie Steals The Show With His Red Rain Boots

First miniature dogs, then cats, and now miniature pigs? Piglet from Disney‘s Winnie the Pooh better move on over. This miniature pig named Clive is taking the spotlight. This little pig, who is a resident of Pennywell Farm in England, is looking pretty darn cute with his Paddington Bear red Wellington boots. These rain boots, or Wellies as they call them in the UK, were taken from a stuffed Paddington Bear and placed on to Clive’s little hoofs as a training exercise, and they ended up also protecting him from the wet ground. Hopefully Clive gets adopted by a great family soon. How could you not want him, he’s so cute?! Snort, snort. [PeoplePets] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Queen Latifah Says Give Chris Brown “A Second Chance”

  • Queen Latifah has spoken up to say it’s time to stop punishing Chris Brown for his assault on Rihanna last year. “The guy is a young guy and he made a big mistake and he needs to bounce back from that,” she said. “And he needs an opportunity for a second chance … We can’t condemn that kid. He’s a kid and he needs to correct the mistake for the future, not live in the past. He needs to be forgiven. Enough already. We can’t keep beating him up.” What do y’all think? [Feministing via Zap2It.com]
  • The Indiana Supreme Court is appointing its first new justice since 1999 and 19 of the 34 applicants (more than half ) are women. Yay! [Chicago Tribune]
  • Judy Blume‘s grandson, 18-year-old Eliot Blume-Pickle, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with acquaintance rape of a 17-year-old girl last week. The unfortunately named Blume-Pickle allegedly lifted the girl, carried her to a bedroom, and forced her onto a bed in a house on Martha’s Vineyard owned by Judy Blume Trustees. Police say alcohol may have been involved. [The Martha's Vineyard Times (ninth item)]

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Woman Robs Store Wearing Cat Mask, Catwoman Comparisons Ensue

Where is Batman when you need him? Because New York City has a Catwoman on its hands. This past week, a Manhattan shoe store reported a midday robbery after being held up by a woman wearing a feline mask. A security camera in the store shows that a woman came into the store sans disguise, waiting until later to pounce on the clerk. According to a source, the robber put on her mask and then passed a note to one of the workers demanding, “Give me the money. I have a gun.” The employee complied, giving the woman $83 dollars. Which—lame! But it seems that a feline is not this thief’s only disguise. Police believe the same woman robbed a Body Shop in Queens the following day, this time wearing a large burqa. This theatrical thief has yet to be found, which is understandable when all cops have is a wanted poster that looks like it was drawn up at a costume party. I wonder what costume she will wear next? [Fark.com]

Robbery aside, what disguise would you don if you wanted to do something naughty without getting caught? Keep reading »

What Are Your 4th Of July Plans?

Ah, summer: fireflies, long, sun-dripped days, trips to the beach, flip-flops, and one of our favorites: the 4th of July holiday weekend, which, of course, is just a couple days away. I still don’t have my plans ironed out yet — I know I want to hang out with friends and hopefully there will be hot dogs and fireworks and maybe a batch of spiked watermelon involved, but the details remain up in the air at this point. But what about you? What are your plans for the holiday weekend and what are some of your favorite 4th of July traditions? And if you happen to have any great Independence Day-themed recipes, I’m all ears! Keep reading »

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