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More Mature iPhone Apps Coming Soon

Rumor has it that iPhone OS 3.0, which should be released this summer, will allow for more “mature” apps. Apple has improved the parental controls, which in theory will let parents better control the apps their children are able to download and the content they have access to on the device. Although the responsibility of content filtering will be on the parents, Apple may have to work in a ratings system so parents can judge whether their kids should be allowed to have a particular app on their phone. But don’t expect to be inundated with “adults-only”-themed apps. A ton of X-rated content wouldn’t necessarily fit Apple’s corporate image. [The Apple Blog] Keep reading »

Prom Mix: Dance Your Fancy Pants Off

Ah, prom. The only thing worse than the fashion faux pas epidemic is the music — and by worse we mean so, so bad, it’s goooooood. Now that we’re spotting teens making the same hideous mistakes we did sporting puffy pink dresses, we couldn’t help but feel a tinge of nostalgia for our own high school dance. So, we put together a playlist of the classic songs we used to dance and make romance to because even chaparones would agree that prom is definitely better heard than seen. Keep reading »

A White Castle Ad For Furry Lovers

Fast food commercials continue to get raunchier and raunchier. Arby’s “me likey” commercial was kind of funny because it alluded to sex but didn’t actually involve any. The sex-talking Quizno’s oven was kind of creepy because it brought sex and fast food closer together. Now, White Castle’s Pulled Pork Sandwich grosses us out. Barbecue sauce all over a plushy costume? Someone’s going to have to explain what happened to the dry cleaner. Keep reading »

Lessons From Mom: Stand Tall

We’re celebrating moms this week in preparation for Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10. What’s the best thing your mother ever taught you? Tell us by sending an email to tips@thefrisky.com or tweeting @thefrisky. Keep reading »

Is Hillary Clinton Allowed To Cry In Peace Now?

Hillary Clinton was visibly shook up while honoring a 25-year-old fallen diplomat, Brian Adkins, at a State Department ceremony last Friday. Her voice cracked when she began listing his accomplishments, and she never recovered. This wasn’t the first time Clinton became teary in public. Before the primary in New Hampshire, she became very emotional when she was asked how she was able to do everything. People that didn’t like her called them “crocodile tears.” However, no one complained about her most recent show of emotion. [Politics Daily]

There’s this ridiculous idea that emotions don’t belong in politics and women are too emotional to be president. So, if Clinton had won the election and broken down while honoring the diplomat, do you think there would have been more of an outcry? Let us know in the comments. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Manny Ramirez Tried To Enhance His Sex, Not His Game

  • The enhancement drugs Manny Ramirez allegedly took were to boost his sex drive, not his game. [Perez Hilton]
  • Lindsay Lohan posed as Marilyn Monroe yet again. This time for Vogue Spain. [Dlisted] — Will LiLo ever be as infamous as MaMo?
  • What happens when you combine features from three different celebrities to make one face? [PopEater] — Vaneslee Johangen looks like Zoe Kravitz.
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    Elizabeth Edwards Talks About John’s Affair On “Oprah”

    Oprah’s interview with Elizabeth Edwards has aired, and Elizabeth came across as poised and loving, especially considering all she has dealt with and is still going through. On the show, Elizabeth told Oprah she found out about John’s affair a few days after he announced his intent to run for the presidency. When he first told her, he said it had happened once. Then, a year and a half later, he told her the rest of the story. The two are still working to redevelop their trust.

    Among the other topics Elizabeth and Oprah discussed were her fight against cancer, how women need to respect other, and how John and she are working on their marriage. When Oprah asked whether she’s still in love with John, Elizabeth said, “… I wouldn’t be here if I weren’t in love with him.” After the jump, another clip from the show. Keep reading »

    Lessons From Mom: Forgo Granny Panties

    We’re celebrating moms this week in preparation for Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10. What’s the best thing your mother ever taught you? Tell us by sending an email to tips@thefrisky.com or tweeting @thefrisky. Keep reading »

    Why Make Saudi Women’s Waistlines Suffer?

    Gotta love that Saudi Arabia. Not only do ladies have to fully cover up, now they have to let their bodies go, too. With religious clerics holding so much sway over the government, Saudi gyms are legally segregated by gender—male gyms get licenses from the government, but there is no authority to grant licenses to women’s fitness hubs. Now, female gyms operating as “beauty salons” (wink, wink) are being shut down. Hey, don’t deprive a woman of her hand weights! [Reuters via Yahoo!]

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    Lessons From Mom: Dress Within Your Means

    We’re celebrating moms this week in preparation for Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10. What’s the best thing your mother ever taught you? Tell us by sending an email to tips@thefrisky.com or tweeting @thefrisky. Keep reading »

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