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Today’s Lady News: Saudi Child Bride Forced To Return To Her 80-Year-Old Husband

  • A 10-year-old Saudi Arabian girl has been returned to her 80-year-old husband after hiding at her aunt’s home for 10 days. The marriage is allowed by Sharia law, which the husband has accused the girl’s aunt of violating by allowing the girl to hide from him. [Fox News] — Sheesh. And some people are worried about the age difference between Candace Bushnell and her husband?
  • PETA is taking down their crap billboard depicting a large woman, which says “Save The Whales! Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian.” [Jezebel]
  • U.K. health officials warn that some moms have given birth in hospital hallways, bathrooms and elevators due to maternity unit overcrowding. Maternity beds have been cut by almost 25 percent since 1997. [Sky News] — No wonder this woman had her baby on the pavement outside a British hospital.
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    Woman Who Won The Lotto At 16 Is Now Broke At 22

    Callie Rogers won a £1.9 million lottery jackpot at the tender age of 16. Now, six years later, she’s attempted suicide twice, has moved back in with her mom, and is working three jobs to survive. The 22-year-old believes that winning the lottery ruined her life. “My life is a shambles,” she said. “[Winning the lottery] brought me nothing but unhappiness. It’s ruined my life. I’ve just wanted to make people happy by spending money on them. But it hasn’t made me happy. It just made me anxious that people are only after me for my money.” [Daily Mail]

    Um, how do you blow through over $3 million in six years? Apparently, with a little help from your friends … and deadbeat boyfriend. Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: What Is This Lady Lizard Doing?

    I think this is the only animal I’ve heard of that lies down to indicate that it doesn’t want to have sex. This Australian lady Lake Eyre Dragon Lizard exposes her orange underbelly “underwear” to suitors she does not care to bang. I’m thinking this would not work for humans. [Australia, 8/25/09] Keep reading »

    In Phoenix Teens Are Taking Getting High To New Limits

    I found this report so disturbing that during our daily meeting here at Frisky Headquarters, when everyone clamored for more info on the whys and the hows, I protested. According to this news story, teens in Phoenix, Arizona are doing some things so disturbing I’m putting them after the jump. Keep reading »

    Comedian Gets Sued By Her Mama-In-Law

    Stand-up comedian Sunda Croonquist is being sued by her mother-in-law. Why? Because in her comedy routines, Sunda—like, oh, every other comedian ever—makes fun of her background, mainly the fact that she’s half-black, half-Swedish, was raised Catholic and is now married to a Jewish guy. Her mama-in-law, Ruth Zafrin, says that she’s been defamed by Sunda’s jokes, which allegedly portray her as racist and ultra New Jersey-esque. Croonquist claims her hubby’s fam used to laugh at her routine, but decided it was no laughing matter when she put info about them on her website that gave away their identity. Watch the video above and tell us if you think it’s sue-worthy. Keep reading »

    Britain Recruits Former Pickpockets To Become “Putpockets”

    If you’ve ever been to London or seen the movie “Oliver,” you know that London has a booming pickpocket population. But if you’re hanging around Trafalgar Square or Covent Garden this month, you might witness “putpockets” slipping cash into your pocket or purse! A broadband provider is funding an initiative where 20 former pickpockets slip five 20-pound notes to the same wanderers they might have stolen from in a former life. The cops are in on the plan, which in total will distribute more than 100,000 pounds! Chris Fitch, a former pickpocket who’s manning the project said, “It feels good to give something back for a change—and Britons certainly need it in the current economic climate. Every time I put money back in someone’s pocket, I feel less guilty about the fact I spent many years taking it out.” What a nice gesture! Though I know I’d be a little freaked out if a stranger was that close to my butt without so much as a kiss. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Want An Elle Internship? Put “Homeless” On Your Resume!

    Maybe sleeping in the doorway is the best way to get your foot in the door? It worked for Bri, a blogger who was living in a Wal-Mart parking lot. A few months back, she auditioned for a reality show for aspiring advice columnists where the winner would receive an internship at Elle with their longtime advice disher, E. Jean. Too bad Bri completely bombed the audition, and, of course, blogged about it. She decided to write her sob story directly to E. Jean. Jean was so moved by her letter that she responded in her monthly column. In it, she offered Bri an internship with her! In the mag, Jean opined, “At the end of the four months, if you don’t have a job and an awesome place to live, I will become your intern.” We’re looking forward to finding out which Bri finds more unpleasant — homelessness or interning at a fashion magazine. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: The Real Giving Tree

    This 60-foot tree recently sprouted a weird fruit: an apple bottom. The barked badonkadonk has become quite the tourist attraction Down Under, garnering it the nickname “The Bum Tree.” Ha! [Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, 8/24/09] Keep reading »

    Cougars Hit The High Seas!

    The only thing cougars love more than the younger men they prey upon is a cruise. Now they can have both because the first-ever Cougar Cruise has arrived! Sponsored by the Singles Travel Company and the Society of Single Professionals, the Cougar Cruise welcomes cougars and their cubs to come aboard from December 4-7. The ship will depart from San Diego, CA and head for the exotic waters of Ensenada, Mexico. Wait … the cruise is only going 70 miles? Well, whatever, the cougs won’t notice; they’ll be so distracted by the scenery on board. The boat has an even bigger mission — fighting discrimination! Keep reading »

    Weep, Ladies! The Man Of Our Dreams Is Off The Market

    I can’t eat, I can’t sleep—I am overcome with heartbreak knowing that the man of my dreams is off the market. This unemployed father of seven children by seven baby mamas is preparing for a shotgun wedding to the eighth! Being single is hard, and when I think of the kind of guy I’m looking for, I know that Brit Keith MacDonald embodies all of the qualities that I dream of. I only ask myself why I couldn’t have met him before his fiancée, 20-year-old Claire Bryant? The story is sooo romantic. Check out the swoon-worthy details after the jump. Keep reading »

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