The onslaught of tax return documents starting arriving in my mailbox a few weeks ago — from banks and places of employment (I had a few last year) — and I began to feel the familiar and perennial angst; tax day is coming! I stuck most of them in a pile to be looked at later, you know, like in March. But when I spotted a letter from my church the curiosity got to me. What I didn’t expect was to be so disappointed in myself. It listed my total donation from the past year and it was paltry! Who the heck was I donating more to – my local bartender and hair colorist?
Going forward, I resolve to donate more, but I also want to find more charitable organizations that appeal to my passions and interests. Plus, I feel incredibly guilty for using those free address labels from Smile Train and not sending a check back. For some tips on how to align charitable giving with personal financial goals and be prepared for tax time, The Frisky reached out to finance expert and author Manisha Thakor. Keep reading »
Hello. Are you eating? Maybe stop for a second. Especially if you are eating yogurt. So, a woman in Albuquerque, New Mexico, called the police because she said a yogurt sample she was given at her local grocery store “tasted like bodily fluids” aka semen. Police arrested Sunflower Market employee Anthony Garcia, 31, on outstanding bench warrants, but are currently conducting lab tests on the yogurt in question to find out if it does indeed contain ejaculate — or just tastes like it. Speaking of… Keep reading »
Welcome to this week’s installment of “Charlie Sheen Is STILL A F**ked Up Douchebag!” Early yesterday morning, the “Two and a Half Men” star was rushed to the hospital complaining of stomach pain, which TMZ says is the result of a hiatal hernia. Now, before you start thinking this is just a simple story, may I remind you that this is Charlie Sheen we’re talking about so of course, hernia or not, there’s gotta be hookers and blow involved. Well, not hookers this time, but porn stars. Sheen was apparently on a 36-hour bender that involved a briefcase full of cocaine being delivered to his house and three hours spent regaling one of his porn star guests with his — I’m sure highbrow — critique of the XXX films playing on his TV. Apparently, she was impressed by his vast knowledge of the genre. Keep reading »
. Everyone’s favorite “Girl Next Door” has a new sex tape
making the rounds on the interwebs. And while the tape of her that was released in May was with her high school boyfriend Justin Frye, this time around her partner on film is a female friend, Taryn Ryan. But that isn’t the most scandalous thing. Apparently, Kendra claims she tried to block the release of this tape and the one that came out in May. But Radar Online says she set up a holding company in 2008, so that when they were released she would get a large chunk of the profits. They say she made $680,000 from the sale. [Huffington Post
Regardless of whether Kendra’s tape was leaked on purpose, here is a look back at some other celebrities who’ve gotten caught up in lesbian, or at least bi-curious, scandals.
File this under television show ideas that could go terribly wrong. ABC has given the green light to a pilot about Edgar Allan Poe. The one-hour drama, “Poe,” will portray the writer as a detective using unconventional methods to explore the macabre unsolved mysteries of Boston in the 1840s. I wonder if the show will feature his 13-year-old cousin who was also his wife? And when they say “unconventional methods” do they mean alcohol and prostitutes? If so, maybe it will be a good show. [Digital Spy] Keep reading »
I am a lip balm connoisseur. I am over Cherry Chapstick and love it when I find something with a more unusual flavor. So I am very excited about these TokyoMilk Dark Lip Elixirs that come in flavors like Salted Caramel, Absinthe, and Smoked Salt. I opted for the Clove Cigarette flavor, and it’s gloriously spicy. And—bonus—it doesn’t give you lung cancer. [Nylon, TokyoMilk] Keep reading »