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Utah Women Go Through A Lot To Get Married

There must really be a man shortage in Utah because some women have resorted to dire measures to find husbands. Take, for instance, sisters Katie and Priscilla Churcher, who are both married to Travis. All three were raised as Fundamentalist Mormons, a splinter group of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that practices polygamy. Katie was married to Travis first, but after a few years, he began to woo Priscilla, who eventually fell in love with him. Although polygamy is illegal, the three spouses share a home, with each of the wives having their own room that Travis alternates between. And there’s no sibling rivalry! The sisters say their marriage is perfect for their personal lives because it gives each of them more time with friends and they always have a babysitter. [Lemondrop] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Kelly Osbourne Arrested, A Very Bloody “Valentine,” & J.Lo’s Ring Returns

  • Kelly Osbourne was arrested in conjunction with her assault incident with gossip columnist Zoe Griffin in August. [Just Jared]
  • Kiefer Sutherland revealed recently that there will only be one more season of “24″ after the current season. And his character Jack Bauer isn’t going to have a happy ending. [Mirror.co.uk]
  • A teen attending a screening of “My Bloody Valentine” was stabbed in the stomach by a security guard at a Long Island movie theater recently. [Perez Hilton]
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    Quickies!: There’s A Thin Line Between Warren Jeffs & Hugh Hefner

  • Alisa Leonard-Hansen has a point that there isn’t much of a difference between polygamy and Hugh Hefner’s lifestyle. Video above! [I'm Just Sayin']
  • An 88-year-old woman grabbed a burglar’s nuts to prevent him from attacking her. My hero! [DListed]
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    Man With 86 Wives Defies Government Divorce Order

    We’ve all dated cocky guys, but Mohammed Bello takes the cake! About a month ago, we here at The Frisky were befuddled by the story of a Nigerian man with 86 wives. At the apparently arrogant age of 84, Mohammed Bello was still fathering children and seen as a preacher and healer to his wives, most of whom are in their twenties, and his brood of 170 kids. His compound has been a constant source of aggravation and embarrassment to the Muslim population of his own country, who see him as a crazy cult leader. In fact, he’s even been receiving death threats. Since even most Islamic fundamentalists believe you can only have up to four wives, the state has ordered Bello to divorce at least 82 of them by this Sunday or face exile from Nigeria. So what does Bello’s camp have to say in his defense? Spokesman for the self-proclaimed shaman, Mohammed Tahir, counterattacked with, “He is not going to divorce any of his wives. Rather he is going to marry more.” Boo-yah! It’s on! [Reuters]

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    Polygamist Compound Raided

    While it may take until 2009 for HBO’s hot hit Big Love to start its third season, there’s some real life polygamy drama going down in Texas and Warren Jeffs is a real-life Roman Grant. After an unidentified 16-year-old girl called 911 to report sexual and physical abuse, Police raided the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ compound in El Dorado. Over the weekend, officials removed 219 women and children from the organization’s 1900-acre Texas ranch. Most have been relocated to a shelter run by family members and friends, but 18 of those at risk women have been taken into state custody for protection. Although law enforcement couldn’t verify the identity of the caller, Marleigh Meisner, a rep from Child Protection Services, said, “I am confident that the allegations that she brought forth are accurate.” The sect’s “prophet and leader” Warren Jeffs, who claims to be a blood relative of Jesus and Joseph Smith, is no stranger to trouble with the law. After his trial this past September, Jeffs is currently serving a 10-year sentence for being an accomplice to two counts of rape. While this troubling investigation of sexual abuse continues, rest assured, Jeffs has allegedly already tried to kill himself in prison. [CNN] Keep reading »

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