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Political commentator Rachel Maddow delivered Smith College’s 2010 commencement address and gave some smarty-pants advice: “When given the choice between fame and glory, take glory. … Life might very well be long. Keep your eyes on the horizon and live in a way that you will be proud of. You will sleep more,… READ MORE »


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Condoleezza Rice wrote a really sweet essay about how she wishes she’d had a chance to play in the WNBA instead of being turned into a “mediocre” figure skater against her will. As a lanky kid, the former secretary of state (and current Stanford professor) said she envied the athletes for “playing a sport in… READ MORE »


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Two things happened to Rima Fakih yesterday. She nearly went splat after tripping over the long train of her wedding-like gown. And more importantly, the Miss Michigan USA pageant queen was crowned Miss USA. Rima, who was born in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. as a baby, said she knew she’d be crowned the… READ MORE »


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Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is wanted by the FBI in connection with 19 murders—many think he is the person Jack Nicholson’s character in “The Departed” is based on. He and his wife, Catherine Greig, have eluded authorities since 1995, but now, the FBI has a diabolical plot to find them. Greig, before she went on… READ MORE »


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Former Food Network chef Juan-Carlos Cruz got himself into a recipe for disaster earlier this month. Most well-known as the host of “Calorie Commando,” the 48-year-old allegedly tried to cut the fat from his life by recruiting some homeless dudes to eliminate his wife. Eek. Three homeless men known as Big Dave, Little Dave, and… READ MORE »


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It’s been almost two weeks since Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old UVA student and lacrosse player, was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely. (Huguely was charged with first-degree murder in her death.) As the weeks wear on, more details have emerged about Huguely’s alleged violence and partying, including whispers from his lacrosse teammates that Huguely… READ MORE »


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“I’m really glad that there will be three, if [Elena Kagan is] confirmed. I like to have women on the Supreme Court. I think it does make a difference. I like women to be represented in all parts of American political and civic life.”— Former First Lady Laura Bush on “Fox News Sunday” [New YorkREAD MORE »


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New York City midwives have lost the right to deliver babies at home, as a result of the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital. Since 1992, the progressive Manhattan hospital provided the approval required under NY law for at home midwifery services. [Guardian U.K.]
The American Academy of Pediatrics says a “ritual nick” to the genitals… READ MORE »


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We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week we’re going to shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell usREAD MORE »


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God, I love it when newscasters go off script! This guy — Michael, I guess — concludes after a segment on a woman’s successful G-Shot procedure, “She’s enjoying penis a little bit more, is she?” [BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »


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Today, British actress Charlotte Lewis and ever-present celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference in which Lewis accused director Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting her. Both women remained vague on the details, but stated that the assault happened in 1982 when Lewis was only 16. This was four years after Polanski fled the United… READ MORE »


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I’ve always been a little bit obsessed with vanity license plates. Why? Because there’s nothing funnier than the thought of a police officer saying, “Can I run a check on ‘FLASHME?” when they pull you over. Or “DRLOVE” or “NOT OJ.” A friend once told me that in California, to get a vanity plate, you… READ MORE »


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