Couple Survives China Earthquake Together

Last Monday’s earthquake in China has caused all kinds of pain. The official death toll is at 34,000, and more than 200,000 are injured. Being buried together may have helped one couple stay alive and rekindle their relationship. Wang Zhijun and his wife, Li Wanzhi, had just sat down to watch a DVD together when their apartment building began shaking. They were buried, entwined together, when the building collapsed. Keep reading »

Egypt’s First Female “Maazun”

Egypt has appointed its first female official to certify marriages and divorces. Amal Soliman applied for the “maazun” position because it would allow her to work close to her home and three children, not because she wanted to start a debate, which she has. “It is wrong to have a woman in this position,” one man said. “My sheikh tells me that if we are to get married that we must avoid her because she can’t do the job.” Part of the issue some people have with her appointment is that women aren’t allowed to enter mosques or read Quaranic verses when they’re menstruating. Amal says she plans to conduct home visits during those times and will also have an assistant who will be able to enter the mosque when she cannot. Ten others, all men, applied for the job, but Justice Minister Mamdouh Marei said Amal was chosen based “on her abilities rather than on her gender.” Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Indiana Jones Makes Out

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart need to try kissing with their eyes closed — so much more satisfying. [Premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Cannes Film Festival, 5/18/08] Keep reading »

Do Girls Love Watching Guys Who Like Guys?

When I was in college I lived with a gay guy for a couple years who had a truly impressive collection of gay porn. I’m sure when he would watch it in private he was, you know, take care of business, but he was also fond of watching it in the living room like it was a regular ol’ romantic comedy. As a result, I got really used to watching graphic gay porn while I was doing homework or making dinner. While I’m totally desensitized to the images of spread legs and multiple penises, I never became one of the women the Village Voice talks about who loves gay porn. But I have a straight female friend who totally gets off on it. I have to admit that man-on-man loves does give me a little flutter (see: Y Tu Mama Tambien and Brokeback Mountain) but gay porn just has too much ween for my taste. But to each their own! [Village Voice] Keep reading »

The Nookie Know-It-All: Big Lipped Lass

“I have seriously huge labia and I am way concerned that guys will think my vagina is ugly. Am I being ridiculous?” — Labia Majorly Majora, San Francisco, CA

Yes you are!

Labia majora (the technical name) vary greatly from woman to woman. No two vaginas are alike…which means there are tons of women out there with big labia, small labia, and somewhere in between. Whatever kind you have, rest assured that you are not abnormal. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Nicole Kidman Looks Radiant Pregnant & Botox-Free

Not being able to inject herself with Botulism is doing Nicole Kidman’s body good. [With husband Keith Urban, Academy of Country Music Awards, 5/18/08] Keep reading »

Garden Tribute For Beatle George Harrison

George Harrison loved to garden — the dedication in his autobiography I Me Mine reads, “To All Gardeners Everywhere.” And at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, his widow, Olivia, is honoring his memory with a garden. The first part of the garden shows George’s birthplace in Liverpool, the second symbolizes the Sgt. Pepper days with brightly colored flowers, and the third area is more subdued and represents the period of time after Beatlemania passed and George became more spiritual. Before George died of lung cancer in 2001, he and Olivia would go to the flower show every year, and George would take notes on the plants he liked. “I really cannot think of a more joyful thing to do for George and I know he would approve,” Olivia said. “I do feel close to him in the garden.” [Reuters] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Hated Celebs, HIV Infections, And Homosexuality In Nature

  • In a survey by Marketing magazine in the U.K., the top five most loved celebrities were all men, while the top four most hated celebrities were women. Why Victoria Beckham is on this list, we have no idea. Just watch her in one of our favorite interviews ever. [BBC]
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    Star Couplings: Ashlee & Pete Make It Legal And Reveal Their Big Secret

  • Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz were married on Saturday evening. After the ceremony they told their guests a real shocker: she’s pregnant! Can you believe it?! [Perez Hilton]
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    For The Week Of May 19-25, 2008

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

    This is the beginning of one of those phases when you’ll have to spend a lot of time talking to yourself, convincing yourself everything is fine. Unfortunately, there’s no good news to report right now, as it’ll feel as if everyone is going against you. If anything, make it your time to compensate with overspending and overeating. Yes, find satisfaction wherever available.

    Libra (September 23 – October 22)

    Get your priorities in order. Put on your party hat and hit the town. Your infectious energy is necessary to inspire friends around you from skimming the bottom of the mood chain. By assuming the role of the cheerleader, good things will follow. After all, how deliciously will you stick out being the lively center in a group of well-dressed zombies?

    Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

    Mark the 19th down and watch what happens near then. In a rare astrological form, there are two full moons in Scorpio this year, which means if you didn’t settle an ongoing trauma last month, the gods are giving you another chance. As destiny goes, second chances are precious and if given one, you better rise to the occasion. Otherwise, you’ll be royally f’ed.

    Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

    Rocky relationship times are coming. Even despite wrapping one issue, others randomly appear. While the love is there and you will be solid despite the mess, the small aggravations will irritate. The worst is that by next week, these conversations hit repeat. To circumvent the repetition, answer with action: tackle him down and give his mouth something else to do.

    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

    Although you’d love to escape to a desert island with a superfluous supply of your vices and a gaggle of able-bodies love slaves, you’re going to have to postpone even the fantasy. Seems you’ll have no time to even think, as an unexpected work pandemonium has you fighting for survival. Dramatic? Yes, but wouldn’t it have to be, to leave such paradise behind?

    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

    You’ve been nice for too long. Stop being taken foregranted of and get acknowledged for all the efforts you put out, demand pay back. Put yourself in the spotlight and indulge your most selfish ways. If you give him no choice, but to worship, he will oblige — and in a way that’ll make everyone feel all right.

    Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

    Despite the fact that you’ll be in full homebody mode, beyond moody and noncommittal, motivate yourself to do something larger than life. Break free from the confines of your excuses and dare to take a leap into the unknown. Even if the spark lasts for less than 10 seconds, at least it’ll give you something specific to be isolated, moody and noncommittal about.

    Aries (March 21 – April 19)

    Being bitchy might be the way you land them, but it’s not the way you’re going to keep them. Sorry to say darling, but these days your insanity could scare salmon from swimming upstream. That’s right, your negative energy will have the power to confuse instincts and self-sabotage. Curb those undercutting opinions, no matter how imperative you think it is to win.

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

    Money makes the world go round. Expect a pleasant windfall to hit your wallet and give it a bulge it hasn’t seen in years. The one caveat, the cash won’t come in directly. It might be your partner’s or you’ll only hear about the pending cash, but the check will still have yet to arrive. Either or, you’ll be one lucky bitch.

    Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

    You know how people think you’re a multi-personality disaster of mayhem and manipulation? Well, hold on to your hat because you might think the same as your mind ping-pongs between extremes. Feelings will vary one minute from the next and what you say might not be what you feel for too long. Whatever, at the least, no one could ever accuse you of being boring.

    Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

    The past returns to kick your ass. Unresolved emotions resurface by way of someone returning or your own flip-outs from nostalgia. Whichever the case, expect to reconnect with something that you’ll be painfully aware of how toxic it can be for you, but you can’t seem to resist. Don’t fret, fate has your back and in the end, you will come out enlightened.

    Leo (July 23 – August 22)

    A friendship with much sexual tension will start to get you uncontrollably hot and bothered. Although you can try to play smooth, honesty won’t be able to keep you calm. However, no matter how hard it’ll be to keep your secrets, do try. This isn’t the time you can clearly express the depths of your emotions. Instead, keep building the friendship and get him to make the move.

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