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Economy Down, Egg Donation Up

How do you like your eggs? Donated! Hey, for a cool $5,000 during this recession, less periods sounds like a win-win kinda situation. And that’s why IVF donation clinics across the country claim their phones are ringing off the hook.

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Album Drop: New Releases From Those Darlins, Stellastarr*, Maxwell, And More

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. In this week’s big records, Tennessee trio Those Darlins make thier debut, Stellastarr* gets civilized, Maxwell tells you about his mid-summer night dream, Billy Boy On Poison comes clean, and—holy new indie awesomeness—We Were Promised Jet Packs lift off. Keep reading »

“Daria” On DVD, Finally!

La, la, la, la, la, I’ve got to be direct, I’ve been waiting for “Daria” on DVD ever since MTV took the “Beavis and Butt-Head”-spinoff off the air. Daria was to alt-girls what Cher Horowitz was to Valley girls. She made it okay to wear combat boots and not care about the latest fads. And her sarcasm was lethal, proving that a girl with brains and glasses can stand up for herself. We can’t wait until the summer of 2010 when Daria takes down the Heidi Montags of the world, or at least their ratings. [Street] Keep reading »

Oh No! It’s Baywatch, The Movie!

“Baywatch,” the long-dead TV show about, well, nothing, is taking its skimpy red bathing suits, busting out of hiding, and running (probably in slow motion) to the big screen. Jeremy Garelick, the dude who worked on “The Hangover,” is writing a “Baywatch” comedy that will feature two geeky lifeguards who try desperately to fit in with the beach beauties they work with. [Metro UK]

Our predictions for this new flick, after the jump. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Daddy, I Want A Snow Leopard Cub Now!

Two new snow leopard cubs were born at the Toronto Zoo on July 2. So fuzzy!

[Pic courtesy of ZooBorns.com, the #1 site for cute baby animal pictures] Keep reading »

Jackie And Bobby Kennedy’s Secret Love Affair?

Okay, I’m starting to feel like the “Kennedy Curse” might actually be real. I think we should just leave the living Kennedys alone and let the deceased ones rest in peace. We all have heard ad nauseum about all of John F. Kennedy’s alleged affairs—mostly notoriously with Marilyn Monroe—but a new book by C. David Heymann, Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story, is making some outrageous claims that Jackie Kennedy was knocking boots with Robert F. Kennedy after JFK’s death. Keep reading »

1969 Really Was The Summer Of Love

Happy 40th Anniversary, Woodstock! Can you believe it’s been so long since a bunch of hippies got together for some amazing music that inspired a whole counter-culture movement? Feels like we could use a little bit of that idealism, love, and enthusiasm these days—though we can probably do without all the psychedelics and armpit hair. When I think of Woodstock, one iconic image pops into my mind—the picture of that cute couple wrapped in the blanket, lovingly embracing each other amidst the crowd. The photo was on the cover of the album and the poster of “Woodstock,” the movie. Well…guess what? The couple in that photograph is still together and happily married after all these years! OMG, I think I just squealed out loud. Keep reading »

Boys Make Passes At Girls Who Wear Glasses (And Look Like This)

There are many old adages that say guys don’t like girls who wear glasses, that having four eyes is simply not attractive, and that nerds get no play. New Zealand photographer/illustrator Kelly Thompson proves everyone wrong with her mixed media exhibit “Bookworms Never Go To Bed Alone,” on display at the Gorker Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Even if you think geeks who spend their free time at the library reading books their teachers didn’t assign them are total losers, Thompson’s artwork will send you straight to the stacks — and Cohen’s Fashion Optical. [Gorker Gallery] Keep reading »

The Guiness Book Of World Records Crowns The Strongest Vagina, Again

I’m sure your vagina is impressive, but can it lift 31 lbs? Russian mom, Tatiata Kozhevnikova, 42, was feelin’ a little loosey-goosey after giving birth. Instead of just doing kegels like the rest of us, she decided to challenge herself and become a below-the-belt strong woman.

Tatiana read up on the ancient Dao practice of using a small wooden exercise ball to flex the muscles in your hoo-ha. So, she grabbed one of her favorite knick-knacks, a Murano glass ball, off the shelf and dunked it in her hoop. Now, that’s a crafty way to get your husband to stop complaining about your costly tchotchke clutter! But unfortunately, it sorta got lost up there. “It took me ages to get it out!” Tatiana said. We hope she was exaggerating. Keep reading »

7th Grader Is Forced To Take Off A Pro-Life T-Shirt

A California 7th grader is fighting for her right to…wear a T-shirt. Anna Amador is representing her daughter in the lawsuit against McSwain Elementary School after her daughter was forced to take off her pro-life T-shirt back in April 2008. Celebrating “National Pro-Life T-shirt Day”—which I didn’t even know existed—the girl sported a graphic (pun!) tee with two pictures of a fetus followed by a square of black, along with the words, “Abortion. Growing, Growing, Gone.” Definitely a strong statement, but was it disruptive enough for the school to shirt-shame her and force a wardrobe change? Keep reading »

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