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News

“Afhgan Star,” Afghanistan’s answer to “American Idol,” is challenging religious traditions and promoting social change in this conservative country. The show, which allows people to vote on their fave singer via text, even lets women perform—check out this year’s only female finalist, Elaha Sorur, above. Last year, two gals made it to the end… READ MORE »


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Oh, unholy of holies. Too much TV-watching is causing high blood pressure in young children! It seems that kids who spend more hours in front of the screen, even if they’re thin and in shape, have significantly higher diastolic and systolic blood pressures than those who don’t watch much TV. Joey Eisenmann, the senior author… READ MORE »


Entertainment

I’m off next week for a much needed vacation — Costa Rica! Surfing! Yoga! Beer! — leaving The Frisky in the very capable hands of your regular bloggers. Consider this video my parting gift. There’s a dance sequence in “(500) Days Of Summer,” in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so high on life that… READ MORE »


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A man in Florida has quite the alibi as to why police found more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer. He said his cat did it. Now, I’ve heard about dogs eating homework, but never have I come across the my-cat-downloaded-porn-while-my-computer-was-open-trading-music defense. Well, if he ever is acquitted of the porn charges,… READ MORE »


Celebs

TMZ is reporting that the guy in this photo, walking with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”‘s Kim Zolciak, is “Big Poppa,” the guy who had previously been identified as Lee Najjar, a prominent rich dude in the ATL. The picture was allegedly taken in November, but I’m just happy to see that my suspicions have… READ MORE »


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The recession is no laughing matter. Or, maybe it is? Since the economy went down the tubes, more and more people have started pursuing careers in comedy. A lot of unemployed peeps are looking for work and they’re lining up outside places like New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club for a chance in the limelight. READ MORE »


Style

Do something else that’s environmentally friendly during your shower, besides, uh, peeing in it. Today, beauty company Lush launches a do-gooder initiative with a few new products that can help save the rainforest. More specifically, the goal is to fight against destructive palm oil plantations, which are often responsible for mass deforestation. (Lush has developed… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

This week, I got a letter from a woman who’s worried she doesn’t know her own strength:”I’m finally seeing a new guy regularly and he’s great, but we’re having a major issue in the bedroom department. I’ve always had glowing reviews before, and this new guy and I are definitely compatible, but sometimes we have… READ MORE »


Style

Cheap is clearly the new chic! Revolve clothing, the hip online store, has joined the growing number of e-tailers with sites that sell discounted designer duds. They’ve launched Rewind, an invitation-only site, which allows members to cherry pick from a laundry list of labels, including Cheap Monday, Diesel, Paige Premium Denim and James Perse. From… READ MORE »


News

In India, people think having their baby dropped off a roof and onto a sheet 50-feet below will bring good luck and health to the kid’s family. It’s pretty terrifying and also quite dangerous, considering that babies are carried up a steep wall in sacks dangling from some dude’s back. [DailyMail UK]
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Celebs

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Style

“Real Housewife” Danielle’s daughter Christine Staub is following in her mother’s over-Botoxed footsteps and becoming a model. In her defense, the soon-to-be high school sophomore actually is pretty gorgeous. No wonder IMG Models scooped her up at age 15. [People]
Kanye West, still apparently being considered fashion-y, styled an as-yet-unidentified model for Elle’s October issue. READ MORE »