Lawrence Taylor Gets Slap On The Wrist For Raping Underage Prostitute

If you’re going to rape a 16-year-old prostitute, I recommend being a highly paid professional athlete. Last May, Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested for hiring a 15-year-old girl who was prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in New York. The 51-year-old was charged with third-degree rape because of the victim’s age, which includes charges of sex with a minor.

But oh look! Last week Lawrence Taylor accepted a slap-on-the-wrist plea deal. Keep reading »

10 Things I Am Super Obsessed With Right Now

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Want to know what The Frisky’s editors and bloggers are currently hot for in the areas of music, fashion, sports, hobbies, food, and everything else under the sun? Looking for some recommendations books to read, movies to rent, podcasts to listen to, or recipes to whip up? Find it all in this new semi-regular feature where we share our current obsessions and invite you to share yours in the comments. First up, um, me.

Elizabeth Banks Almost Makes Me Want To Be A Surrogate

“I have been very fortunate in life both professionally and personally … The one true hurdle I’ve faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy … From that came two miracles. The first was meeting our carrier and her husband who were truly humbling in their decency and generosity. And the second miracle was the birth of our baby boy, Felix Handelman. Felix means ‘happy’ and ‘lucky’ in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life.”

Elizabeth Banks announcing the birth of her son. This is a lovely statement. Just lovely. I might have just teared up. Please don’t tell anyone. Congrats to Elizabeth and her husband. [People] Keep reading »

Is Skipping Rings The New Wedding Trend?

When Prince William and Kate Middleton get married on April 29, Kate will receive a ring made from gold mined in the Welsh mountains that has been in the royal vault since the days of Queen Elizabeth. But Kate will not be slipping a ring on William’s finger. Apparently, William has opted against the tradition of wearing a wedding ring. As a royal spokesperson explains, “There is only going to be one ring, in accordance with the couple’s wishes.” [People]

This has me wondering: is skipping wedding rings becoming a trend? Keep reading »

The Frisky’s eBay Finds Of The Week

Let’s face it, scouring the search pages of eBay can be as intense and demanding as a full-time job. That’s why we’ve done the work for you, and picked out 12 great deals on eBay this week. Bid on them yourself, or use them for inspiration to find a one-of-a-kind piece of your own. As with any eBay or online purchase, buyer beware — do your research before you buy! Keep reading »

The Backstreet Boys/NKOTB Single “Don’t Turn Out The Lights” Is Here


The Backstreet Boys/New Kids On The Block single is here! “Don’t Turn Out The Lights” is indistinguishably Top 40 and made for an eight-second clip on the next season of “Jersey Shore” as background music for Sammi and Ronnie being “on” again. Maybe two boy bands really are better than one. Pretty catchy, huh? [via NYMag] Keep reading »

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