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“Sorry, Ma’am, You Can’t Wear That Princess Dress Here,” Says Disneyland Paris

Scene:
A beautiful spring day in Disneyland Paris

Characters:
Natasha Narula, age 36, who is wearing an old wedding dress with a tiara
Drew, age 8, who is wearing a little girl’s princess dress
“Jacques,” a Disneyland Paris security guard who seems like kind of a jerk

Jacques The Security Guard: Madame? Pardon, madame? You cannot wear that princess dress here. Keep reading »

“The Dating Game” Killer Gets Even Creepier

Last month we wrote about a guy who could put you off dating game shows for good. Rodney Alcala appeared on an episode of “The Dating Game.” At the time of filming, Alcala had already been charged with the rape of an 8-year-old girl, which says a lot about the show’s screening process. Shortly after the show aired, Alcala went on to kill a 12-year-old, which he was arrested for in 1980. It wasn’t until this year that authorities figured out Alacala was responsible for killing four more women. Now they are worried that he might have killed many more before his arrest. Police believe that Alcala, who was a photographer, may have taken photos of the women he killed. When he was arrested, they found a stash of hundreds of photos, some suggestive, that Alcala had taken over his career. At the time, they didn’t realize they could be evidence. So they’ve just recently released these photos to the public, hoping it will help solve several cold cases and disappearances. Keep reading »

Tara Subkoff Got Lucky, Health Insurance After Tumor Discovery

Last summer, we wrote about Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff‘s terrifying situation: They found a tumor in her brain and she didn’t have health insurance to pay for its removal, so her famous friends — from Chloe Sevigny to Wes Anderson — held an auction to raise money for her care and post-operation expenses. Why didn’t she have health insurance? Amelia wrote that Tara’s sad situation was a reminder for young, seemingly healthy young women to fork over their hard-earned dough for insurance, if they could. Now, in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar (on newsstands April 27), we hear Tara’s side of the story. Keep reading »

Are We Ready For Female Viagra?

The pharma industry wants us to prepare our vaginas for the possibility of female Viagra in the very near future. Last week we found out that a new Viagra prototype drug for women is succeeding in seriously increasing the blood flow to the genitals of female rabbits. Adds a whole new connotation to the phrase “f**king like rabbits,” huh? So, does this mean the promised land of Orgasmia is no longer a mirage for the orgasmically challenged women of the world? Keep reading »

I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder

When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to have a full-length mirror in my room. My Jewish mother loathed hearing me complain about how fat I was and refused to invest in one. I never made the purchase for myself until I was a freshman in college—and even then my mom questioned whether or not I should buy it. Now, I’m a 22 year-old fashion student and while I own a full-length reflector, I keep it at a slant. The incline makes me appear slimmer. But it’s never enough.

See, I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I look at my reflection and see something that just isn’t there. You could say I have an eating disorder, but I’ve never been able to fully starve myself or binge and purge. I am 5’3” and weigh 115 pounds. But when I look in the mirror, I see a girl who is 150+. Keep reading »

VD Gets Around!


This old-school public service announcement for venereal disease is seriously soulful and, er, funky. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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