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Debate This: Are Drugs That Get Rid Of Your Period Creepy?

With all the advances in technology and medical research, it’s about damned time someone discovered a way to minimize or eliminate that inconvenient monthly scourge we ladies call our period. Or so drugs like Seasonale and Lybrel, which advertise their ability to reduce or annihilate a monthly period (respectively) would have you believe. As anyone who watches E! or SoapNet (what? You don’t watch “Being Erica”?) can attest, there’s been an explosion in the marketing of birth control pills that help you manage your flow, but the technology allowing a woman to do this has been around since the advent of the Pill in 1960. In fact, the Pill’s creators allowed specifically for a week-long sabbatical from the hormones that stopped you from ovulating with the specific intention of mimicking the body’s natural cycle, worried that women would balk at the notion of not having her trusty monthly visitor. But the fact is, if you’re on the Pill, there’s no reason to bleed. And yet some women still find the idea of not having a period exceedingly unnatural. So the question is: when you’re on the Pill, is your period really necessary? Two women weigh in, after the jump… Keep reading »

The “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” Get-Pretty Secrets

OK, so in terms of “Housewives” seasons, the ladies from the Jerz are neck and neck with their sisters from Orange County in terms of plastic surgery, Botox, beauty treatments and fitness trainers. Everyone watched as Gina and Vicky hit up morning boot camp sessions to get toned, cringed as Tam-RA had Botox shot straight into her ocular cavity and discussed whether Gretchen’s boobs were real or fake. Out in Cali-land, physical upkeep just seems so much more out in the open than it is in New Jersey (save Danielle’s Botox party, pictured above, and the first episode dumbbell pumping in almost zero clothing). Ever wonder exactly what physical upkeep goes into being a housewife from the garden state? W magazine gets the goods from Dina (weekly blow-outs! thrice-weekly private Pilates sessions!), Caroline (fake nails!) and Danielle (pretty much anything her bank account—or her boyfriend at the time’s bank account—can handle!). Check out the primping details! [W] Keep reading »

Jon & Kate Have An Announcement To Make

TLC’s promo for Monday’s “special episode” of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” seems to hint at what we’ve all been thinking—that Jon and Kate are headed to divorce court. Without being totally obvious, the ad features Kate saying, “Recently we’ve made some life-changing decisions” while shots of the kids and phrases like “A family in turmoil” and “Where do they go from here?” fade in and out. The spot ends with the words: “Jon and Kate have an announcement.” Tune in on Monday at 9pm to find out what it is. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if their announcement turns out to be that they’re moving from Wernersville, Pennyslvania, to Scranton? Or, even better, that Kate is pregant?! [Us Magazine] Keep reading »

She’s Got The Crazy!

I don’t watch “She’s Got The Look,” and I won’t be watching it in the future, because I am pretty sure it peaked on last night’s episode. “She’s Got The Look,” is basically “America’s Next Top Model” for older ladies. On last night’s episode, one of the contestants, Laurie, lost her marbles during judging, stripped off her top, and started prattling on about beauty being spiritual and wanting to take care of people. It is straight up nuts. Clip above. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Dr. O’Malley Officially Leaving “Grey’s Anatomy”

  • A source told Us Weekly that T.R. Knight has officially left the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” behind. [Us Weekly] — The source says he’s “had enough of ABC”, which is perfect, because I’ve had about enough of George O’Malley!
  • Hilary Clinton fractured her arm during a fall on the way to the White House yesterday. She will, as a result, no longer be able to join Angelina Jolie at an event for World Refugee Day. [AOL News] — Double ouch!

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Quick Vid: Badass Female Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Knocks Out Reporter

Ha! This guy totally got his butt kicked by a girl. In the middle of an interview, this female MMA fighter grabs the reporter dude and puts him in a choke hold. It takes her, like, three seconds to knock him out cold. After the reporter wakes up, he’s all confused and ditzy. Never underestimate the power of a lady. Keep reading »

Rapist Of Four-Year-Old Girl Sentenced To Only One Year

After being convicted of raping a four-year-old girl, ex-convict and Oklahoman native David Harold Earls is being sentenced to only one year in prison. He reportedly “struck a deal” in which 19 out of 20 of the years he was supposed to spend in jail were suspended.

So, how on earth did this happen? Supposedly, the rape victim (now five), made “contradictory statements during pretrial hearings.” At one point the toddler even left the court room and ran down the hallway. Can you believe that!? I guess that means her rapist is innocent!
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Katie Lee Joel And Other People Who’ve Disappeared Off The Face Of TV

After almost five years of marriage, Katie Lee Joel and Billy Joel (ahem, William) have filed for divorce. Now Katie Lee, who is 33 years younger than her soon-to-be ex, will disappear even further into the sunset. You probably don’t even remember that she was once the host of “Top Chef.” Yeah, I didn’t think so. That’s because she only hosted for one season, and viewers complained that she was too robotic. “Top Chef” won—they replaced Katie with Padma Lakshmi, who we love except for the fact that she eats and eats and never seems to gain any weight. But Katie isn’t alone. Check out these former TV hosts who were replaced right before their shows got epically popular. Keep reading »

Lessons From Dad: Make Music

We’re celebrating dads this week in preparation for Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21. What’s the best thing your father ever taught you? Tell us by sending an email to tips@thefrisky.com or tweeting @thefrisky. Keep reading »

Get Me A Beer, You Effing Slacker!

The Casa Pocho bar in Cullera, Spain, actually encourages its patrons to swear at and insult the staff. In fact, they offer free drinks to the most original and creative pottymouths. Owner Bernard Mariusz, who was born in Poland, says he thought people needed somewhere to release their stress during the economic recession. “That way they won’t let it out on their family,” he said to Reuters. Spanish may be a romance language, but it does have a rich collection of obscenities, so the bar staff hopefully checks their feelings at the door. [Reuters]

What would be your insult for free beer? Tell us in the comments. And keep it cleanish, people! Keep reading »

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