12 Reality TV Stars Who Died Unexpectedly

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We were sad to hear that Julien Hug, the restaurant manager and avid skydiver who competed for the love of Jillian Harris on “The Bachelorette,” was found dead on Wednesday on the side of a highway in a remote section of the San Bernardino National Forest in California. Rumor has it that he drove there to kill himself. “I am completely heartbroken for the Hug family, and my whole heart goes out to them today as they mourn a precious life that ended far too soon,” Jillian said in a statement. “It’s very difficult to find the words to express my condolences, but I will always remember Julien’s gentle demeanor and kind heart, which will be sadly missed.” [People, Radar] Sadly, he isn’t the first reality TV contestant who has died young and unexpectedly. Here are others.

Would You Rather Get Dumped Or Dump Someone?

At some point, most of us reach a point where we’ve been dumped and dumped someone. Generally, I think people tend to fall into one camp or the other. Personally, I tend to prefer to let the other person do the dumping — color me passive-aggressive! — but in a few cases I’ve done the dumping. There is only one thing to be said about getting dumped: It sucks. Doing the dumping, on the other hand, I’ve found, is a bit more of a grab bag. In a way, it’s better, because you’re the one calling the shots, and I think dumping someone tends to leave the dumper feeling less, well, victimized. On the other hand, if you’re going to end a relationship, you better be damn sure you’re sure about that. Being the dumper entails greater responsibility. So, are you more often a dumper or a dumpee? Do you think one is easier than the other? What do you think is the best way to dump someone and to get dumped — or is that like asking what’s the best way to fall on your head? Tell us, Frisky readers, in the comments. Keep reading »

“127 Hours” Leads To Faintings, Seizures, And Panic Attacks

You couldn’t pay me to go see director Danny Boyle’s new movie, “127 Hours,” which stars James Franco as a rock climber who gets trapped under a boulder and has to amputate his own arm. Apparently, the movie gets pretty gruesome—a Daily Mail reviewer called it “the most harrowing bone-breaking and amputation scene in the history of cinema.” Not that I can think of any others. But what’s truly crazy is the number of people who have passed out, vomited, or had seizures during preview screenings. Keep reading »

10 Subtle Ways To Make The First Move

Happy Sadie Hawkins Day! Sadly, I never attended any of the Sadie Hawkins dances in high school. Why? I am a complete failure at asking guys out … and I had no game back in high school. But I digress. Anyhow, what I have become a total winner at is dropping subtle hints to let a guy know I’m interested. If he takes the bait, then I know he’s down. After the jump, some foolproof tips for making the first move this Sadie Hawkins Day. Keep reading »

Katy Perry Wants To “Get People Thinking” With Her Music

“I’m kind of a good girl—and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people think­ing. That’s what the stories in my music do.”

Katy Perry tells Harper’s Bazaar about how she likes to tease. Oh, you thought we meant “get people thinking” intellectually? Not so much. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Is Tweeting About Abortion Effective?

There’s no denying that Twitter has become a monumental social networking tool — and of late, it’s become a part of the abortion debate. In recent days, Twitterers have taken to their accounts in support of a woman’s right to choose. The #ihadanabortion hash tag encourages women to openly discuss their abortion experiences, in an effort to demystify and de-stigmatize abortion. Keep reading »

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