Gallery: Reality Television’s Most Notorious Quitters

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They quit, they didn’t quit, they quit, they didn’t quit… That was all I heard last week about Heidi and Spencer’s bout on “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.” Well this week’s first episode finally brought closure—they’re gone for real after Heidi got some kind of stomach bug and vomited like 15 times in 24 hours. With them gone, will anyone watch the show? Heidi’s sister Holly will be replacing them, but please, she’s about as interesting as paint thinner. [Or Lauren Conrad -- zing! -- Editor] [MTV]

Now that the gruesome twosome is dunzo, let’s take a look back at other reality television favorites who left their shows in a dramatic clap of thunder.

Online Lingerie Sale Listings

We love fancy undies here at The Frisky, but when it comes to a decision between some good ‘ol cotton briefs for $10 and a lacy, do-me-now pair totally taking advantage of our wallets for $100, granny panties sometimes win. But in a world where pretty much everything is on sale these days, pretty panties are no exception. A few websites are particularly dedicated to getting you laid for less. Check out their offerings after the jump. Keep reading »

Slain Abortion Provider Dr. Tiller’s Clinic Closed Permanently

The Wichita clinic formerly run by Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by anti-choice crusader Scott Roeder on May 31, has closed permanently. As a result, the closest abortion provider for Tiller’s patients will be a three hour drive both ways to Overland Park. It is unclear if that clinic, the Center For Women’s Health, can provide late-term third-trimester abortions like Tiller’s did.

Good job, crazies. [Wichita Eagle] Keep reading »

Wedding Chapels: The Next Frontier In Pop-Up Shops

Pop-up shops have been all the rage the last few years, with brands from Target to Chanel setting up temporary storefronts. Thanks to the recession, housing developers are even hosting shopping events in empty apartments, hoping to make a buck off homes that aren’t selling. Now, in New York City, two event spaces are being transformed into “pop-up wedding” venues this summer. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: No Kissing Allowed!

[Sign at Warrington Bank Quay train station in Warrington, England]

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Last Night’s Webby Award Acceptance Speeches Were All 5 Words or Less

Last night, techies from all corners of the World Wide Web gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City for the 13th annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are like the Oscars of the Internet, honoring websites, advertisers, videos, and films in more than 70 categories. While the interwebs are pretty cool and all, what makes the Webby Awards super special is that winners are limited to acceptance speeches of five words or less, making them like truncated haikus. After the jump, our favorite five word speeches from last night. Keep reading »

Tattoo Artist Predicted The Billy Bob-Angelina Breakup

Friday Jones, who is opening the luxe tattoo parlor Friday Jones Fifth Avenue this month, inked Angelina Jolie with Billy Bob’s name (on her vag!) back in the day. And luckily for Jolie, Jones had the wisdom to make the “Billy Bob” tattoo as much like a washable Crayola marker as she possibly could. Yikes. Not a good sign when the chick who tats you up doesn’t even have faith in your choice of men. Friday told W:

“I did [Angelina's] secret Billy Bob tattoo when he was still with Laura Dern in public. I didn’t want to do it but I finally broke down and gave it to her. I watered down the black so it would be easier to remove. And wouldn’t you know, within two days, Timothy Hutton proposed to her after she got it done! I’m not opposed to tattooing names, but you have to have a philosophy around it for the future.”

That tattoo must have hurt like a bitch if Angelina got it removed! Keep reading »

Cell Phone Elbow, And Four Other New-Fangled Ailments That Could Get You A Day Off Work

Last week, doctors discovered a debilitating ailment—Cell Phone Elbow. This injury rears its ugly head when your ulnar nerve, on the inside of your elbow, gets compressed, which happens if you bend your arm too much, either by holding a cell phone to your ear or leaning on your arm while typing at work. Sure, it may be apt punishment for people who yack on their phones allll day long. But it can be super painful, and even make typing or writing difficult. [CBS]

This got me thinking—you know those days when you just don’t feel like going to work because your bed is warm, it’s raining outside, the boyfriend is over, etc? “I have Cell Phone Elbow,” would sound so much better than my stale go-to excuse, “I have food poisoning.” Here are four other tech-related excuses that’ll come in just as handy. Keep reading »

Hermes Breeds Crocodiles To Make Handbags

In what can only described as sickening news, French luxury goods brand Hermès admitted it has resorted to breeding its own crocodiles to meet demand for its leather bags. According to Patrick Thomas, the company’s chief executive, it can take three or four crocodiles to make one bag, so they breed the animals on farms, mainly in Australia, to get enough to produce about 3,000 bags a year. And they can’t even make enough bags to meet demand.

You can’t really fault a company for doing what they can to take money without expressly hurting the environment — it’s not like they’re making crocodiles extinct to make bags — but do we really need to carry crocodile handbags in the first place? Keep reading »

Gallery: Celebrity Tattoo Changaroos

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After going to rehab, Steve-O is now drug free. Including his skin. The reality TV wild boy, now sober for over 450 days, told Us Magazine that he changed the pot leaf tattoo on his wrist into a palm tree. Steve-O held a contest on Jackassworld.com where readers could submit designs of how he should alter the tatt, though we’re a little confused because the design that won made the pot leaf into a carrot, while the palm tree design came in second? I guess the former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant is still as he says, “batsa$$ crazy.”

Here are some other celebs who got creative with amending their old tattoos…for better or worse.

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