The Casey Anthony Trial: An Overview Of The Case On The 2nd Day Of Jury Deliberations [UPDATED]

UPDATE [2:22 p.m.]: Casey Anthony has been found NOT GUILTY of murder in the 1st degree, the highest charge she faced. You can read the full verdict here. Thoughts?

UPDATE [1:56 p.m.]: Well, that didn’t take long. The jury has apparently reached a verdict which will be delivered at around 2:15 p.m. EST. I’ll add an additional update to this post then.

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Jurors in the high-profile capital murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, have entered their second day of deliberations today. With the closing arguments now delivered, and a judgment expected possibly sometime this week, here is an overview of the case as it stands now. Keep reading »

Inmate Says No Porn In Jail Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment

How do you make a criminal really suffer? A 21-year-old jailbird in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against the governor for violating his civil rights in the most inhumane way possible: no porn. Kyle Richards is locked up at Macomb County Jail, where all pornography is in violation of the rules. What cruel and unusual punishment! Now he is suing over “poor standard of living” and “sexual and sensory deprivation,” according to his court filing. “Such living conditions have been used as a method of ‘psychological warfare’ against prisoners, in order to both destroy the morale of inmates and break the spirit of individuals.” Richards also wants personal televisions, video game consoles, and radios, which suggests to me that someone needs to explain to him the definition of “punishment.” Lucky for him, Playboy and Penthouse magazines are allowed in Michigan prisons, said a corrections spokesman. Considering he plead guilty to a burglary in January and should be sentenced in August, this guy should just be a little more patient. Good luck with getting that Xbox console, though.

[The Detroit News]
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Culturista: Your Guide To The Week, From “Horrible Bosses” To The End Of “Friday Night Lights”

I don’t know about you, but I sure am feeling refreshed after having July 4th off. Still, even though it’s a short week, so much is happening in the pop culture universe. Some of the most exciting happenings of this week: the series finale of “Friday Night Lights,” which makes me sad because I honestly could have watched this show for another five years; the release of “Horrible Bosses,” which, in addition to “Bridesmaids,” could make this one of the funniest summers on record; and the sequel to Push landing on bookstore shelves, which lets us know what happens to Precious about 10 years later.

After the jump, this week’s television, movies, and music plus much, much more. Keep reading »

Soapbox: Why I Must Consider Non-Monogamy

My First Time...
...being polyamorous. Read More »
My Open Marriage
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Open Isn't For Everyone
John DeVore opens up about polyamory. Read More »

The other day, I was talking to one of my lesbian friends about the difference between gay and straight relationships. “Being a straight woman, who may want to get married someday, means I have to entertain the notion of having a nonmonogamous marriage,” I argued.

“Why?” she challenged me. (I get this reaction a lot. Especially from women, gay or straight, who tend to get defensive when I say something to this effect.)

“Not to consider it would mean I’m in denial,” I replied. Keep reading »

Actually, Octomom Loves ALL Her Children

“I Love ALL my children. I do not regret them and it’s ridiculous that I have to continue to defend myself against these disgusting fabricated lies.”

Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, responds to the In Touch Weekly article that claimed Nadya had referred to the older six of her brood as “animals” and had allegedly contemplated suicide because of the pressure of caring for all 14 of her kids. Well, phew, I was really worried there for a moment that she may be an unfit parent. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Guy Talk: Lust Doesn’t Have To Ruin A Platonic Friendship

There are few more famous snippets of film dialogue than this exchange from the 1989 Blly Crystal and Meg Ryan classic, “When Harry Met Sally”:

Harry: You realize of course that we could never be friends.
Sally: Why not?
Harry: What I’m saying is — and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form — is that men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.

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