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Love Can Make A Man Do Crazy Things, Like Chop Off His Penis

Parents just don’t understand. Back in high school, my dad dissed a dude with green dreads who came to pick me up for a date. Pops just wouldn’t let my knight in shining Doc Martens take me to the movies. It was totally embarrassing and infuriating, so, in retaliation, I dyed my hair bright red. Ha, take that! But now I’m beginning to think I’m not really that bad ass. Over the weekend, a 25-year-old Egyptian man took rebellion to a whole new level — crotch level, that is. The man lives in Qena, an impoverished and very old school region in the south of Egypt, where marriage is seen as a contract rather than an eternal union with a soul mate. This young guy, who comes from a wealthy family, fell in love with one of the regular people. After two years of his father refusing to let him marry the lady from a lower class, the man lowered his pants and chopped off his own penis. Ouch! That’s love? Though he was rushed to the hospital, doctors weren’t able to reattach his member. Now that the son has shown he’s got, um, balls, will his parents cut him off completely? [Boston Globe]

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Welcome To The Frisky’s Wedding Survival Guide!

If your life is anything like ours, five of your friends are getting married this summer, and a few things are getting in your way of having a good time. 1)You don’t have a boyfriend or any date prospects, so you will be going alone. 2)You’re not swimming in money, and not only do you have to buy your bridesmaids dresses, but also shoes, shower gifts, and wedding presents. 3) You are responsible for giving a toast, and the last time you spoke in public, you vomited.

If any of these obstacles are in your way, have no fear, The Frisky’s Wedding Survival Guide is here! All this week, we’ll be posting about weddings and how to get through someone else’s big day. We hope that with our help, you’ll spend the reception dancing with the groom’s handsome cousin instead of sitting alone, eating six slices of cake. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Daniel Craig Has A License To Chill

Food company Del Monte asked more than 1,000 British women to vote on which celebrity they think is the coolest and worthy of being stuck on a stick. Daniel Craig got the most votes, and from today until June 7, limited edition Daniel Craig-shaped popsicles are being sold in England. It’s a shame they aren’t available on this side of the pond, because lord knows we’d like to put Daniel Craig in our mouths. Keep reading »

Bruno 69′s Eminem At The MTV Movie Awards

Last night’s MTV Movie Awards were pretty good — host Andy Samberg was delightfully random, “Twilight”‘s Kristen Stewart dropped her award and looked vaguely like she was on something, and Robert Pattinson was predictably hot. But by far the best moment was when Bruno (aka Sasha Baron Cohen) flew over the stage to present an award, ass exposed, and landed crotch first in Eminem’s face, in the “69″ position. Though this was likely staged, Em’s reaction was priceless. Keep reading »

The Breakfast Clubbers: Where Are They Now?

No ‘80s teen movie was complete without Molly Ringwald. So we got a little excited today when we saw that, in addition to starring in the show “The Secret Life Of The American Teenager” on ABC, everyone’s favorite teen queen had re-emerged, this time as a singer. Ringwald is using her killer pipes on a jazz record with composer Peter Smith. And just like her career, her vocal stylings have stood the test of time. Here, you can listen to her ditties on the new album “Here It Comes.”

This got us thinking: Where did all the other “The Breakfast Club” brat packers go? We’ve gone all Nancy Drew to find out. Keep reading »

What’s Pro-Life About Murdering Doctors? Abortion Doctor Killed In Kansas

Dr. George Tiller, who, among other things, administered abortions at his Wichita, Kansas women’s clinic, was shot and killed today in front of his church. He was one of the few doctors who stilled performed late-term abortions, and his clinic was the target of many anti-choice protests over the years, including a previous attempt on his life in 1993. He was 67-years-old. A suspect is in custody. [CNN]

Some anti-choices groups have condemned the killing, while others have taken the opportunity to continue to condemn him, saying, “George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God.” Keep reading »

10 Reasons We’re Looking Forward To Tonight’s MTV Movie Awards

In case you aren’t an MTV watcher and haven’t already been subjected to 90 millions promos for it, the MTV Movie Awards are coming at you tonight at 9pm EST. Since teens and 20-somethings are notoriously ADD, you know the network will be pulling out all the stops to keep us watching. Here are 10 reasons we’re looking forward to the show. Keep reading »

Diamonds Aren’t A Girl’s Best Friend

Who am I to argue with the Madison Avenue suits who coined the phrase “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”?

If only diamonds were all we believe them to be. The violence resulting from the diamond mining and trading industry is, in a word, tragic. And, as it turns out, diamonds aren’t even as valuable as we’ve been told. Keep reading »

Girl Scout Leader Embezzles Cookie Fund

Talk about stealing from the cookie jar. In Dayton, Ohio a former Girl Scout troop leader, Tamara Jo Ward, was convicted of taking $28,000 over the course of five years from the bank account where her troop stored their cookie money. Using a debit card, she used the money to pay her bills, buy groceries, and even go on vacation. But she got caught. And yesterday, she was sentenced to cough up $20,000 in restitution. Ward’s going to have to be a tough cookie to deal with all of those angry girl scouts. Maybe they should make a new badge in her honor? Something with the scales of justice embroidered on it? [Dayton Daily News] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Phil Spector Sentenced To 19 Years To Life

  • Music producer Phil Spector has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, after murdering model/actress Lana Clarkson. [E! Online] — Spector’s 27-year-old porn star wife says she will dedicate herself to proving his innocence. Good luck to her.
  • During a visit to on-again, off-again girlfriend Sam Ronson’s house, Lindsay Lohan’s loaned Maserati was towed.[TMZ] — At least she wasn’t drunk driving it, as usual.
  • Angelina suffered a minor injury while performing a stunt on the set of her upcoming film, “Salt.” [LA Times]
  • Britney Spears is being sued by Rick Mendoza, a photog she ran over in 2007. [TMZ]
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