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Nigerian Pop Singer Adokiye Ruffles Feathers Offering Her Virginity In Place Of Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram

Well, that’s one way to get attention. Adokiye Kyrian, a Nigerian pop singer, ruffled some feathers this week when she (jokingly?) offered up her virginity if the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram would release the 200+ school girls they kidnapped back in April. She told Vanguard’s Showtime: “This is 11 p.m. in the night and [...]

25 More Arbitrary, Undeniable Pop Culture Facts

Our friends and big Internet siblings at Pajiba turned ten years old on Wednesday, and in lieu of sending a birthday card or a Karen Gilliam kiss-o-gram (sorry, ‘jiba), I thought I’d do an homage-y list.  Okay, if we’re too be honest, I’m ten chapters behind in my reading, and Dustin’s list made me laugh a lot, even when he... Read More

3 Aerial Workouts That Are Really, Truly, Undeniably Fun

I feel like it’s a complete and total cliché to say things like “We all know your workout routine can get repetitive and boring, so here’s some ways to spice it up!” – So I’m not going to say that. What I am going to say is this: On top of activities you do to [...]

Let’s Talk About Robin Thicke’s Abusive Ploy To “Get Her Back”

By now, most people know that serial boundary pusher Robin Thicke is reluctantly single, and in the middle of a full-on media blitz to prove contrition for the unnamed offenses that drove away his lady love, actress Paula Patton. Said media blitz is supposedly meant to “Get Her Back,” as indicated by the lead single of the same name, from his new album of... Read More

Book Review: “After I’m Gone” by Laura Lippman

The holes in our lives require energy. Everything after must be arranged around that absence, and that effort often continues the devastation. In After I’m Gone, Laura Lippman takes the disappearance of one shady businessman, Felix Brewer, and follows the repercussions on his wife, daughters, and mistress. Show More Summary

Robin Thicke Tries To Woo Paula Patton Back With Self-Flagellating Video For “Get Her Back”

Robin Thicke sure is sorry he was photographed groping that girl’s butt. And he’s very sorry that he and Miley Cyrus humped each other onstage at the VMAs. But even after he and his wife of 10 years Paula Patton released a statement in February saying “we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” Thicke [...]

Retro Recap: The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, 1.3

Shelby Woo. I can’t quit you yet, not where there are still 10 more episodes of weird, wholesome, teenage crime-fighting hijinks. Apparently I have a lot of feelings about Shelby, so this time, I’ll just focus on one episode. Episode 3 – “Wipeout” 00:14 - Shelby opens with a brief tease of the crime while arranging donuts on a plate... Read More

Girl Regrets Faking Her Period In Hilarious Tampon Commercial

I have a distinct memory of being 12 years old and seeing one of my closest girl friends go off to huddle with another girl at school. “What were you talking about?” I asked her later. “Oh, we both just got our periods so….” she explained, her voice trailing off in such a way that [...]

Frisky Q&A: “Obvious Child” Star Jenny Slate On Abortion, Hollywood & Feminism

If you think you don’t know who Jenny Slate is, you just haven’t attached the name to the person. She’s Mona-Lisa on “Parks and Recreation”; Tammy on “Bob’s Burgers”; a bunch of characters on “Kroll Show”; and she was on one season of “Saturday Night Live.” (You may remember her from the Doorbells And More [...]

Josie The Two-Legged Chihuahua Gets A Sweet Set Of Wheels

Sweet little chihuahua Josie was sadly born without her front legs, but thanks to the Hanger Orthopedic Group, she’s now got WHEELS. Watching Josie motor around gave me a seemingly endless case of the squees. So awesome. [Vimeo]

Guy Pastes Himself Into Britney Spears’ “Work Bch” Video, Awesomeness Ensues

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new role model, Gal Volinez. Gal decided that Britney Spears’ iconic “Work Bch” music video could use a little less Britney and a little more … him. So he recreated all of Britney’s trademark writhing and neck-snapping dance moves, showed a little midriff, and pasted his performance right over the [...]

My Top 5 Formative Geek Crushes

The wonderful thing about a hefty amount of geek/nerd culture is that it is super-optimistic. John Green, author of A Fault In Our Stars, says that nerds are basically people who are “unironically enthusiastic … too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.” Which is awesome! The first time I hung out with my now-boyfriend, I [...]

A Very Important “Game Of Thrones” PSA

For far too long, dragons have been terrorizing helpless goats and children in the Seven Kingdoms, and it’s time to do something about it. Call 1-800-DRA-CARYS to donate to the worthy cause of catching fire-breathing dragons and finding them forever catacombs. And heads up! If you call in the next 30 minutes, you’ll be sent [...]

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Base” Is The Body Positive Anthem Of The Summer — And It’s FUN!

I love everything about Meghan Trainor’s song “All ABout That Bass”: it’s catchy, it’s body positive, and the retro outfits and set design are so adorable. I just want to jump inside the music video and shake my booty in a pastel A-line from ModCloth. And what’s not to love about a summer anthem about [...]

Friday News Bites: FDA vs. Cheesemongers, Gun Violence Stats, SPACE! + More

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s work on our night cheese, and catch up on some stories that caught my attention this past week. Actually, I meant to post this link last week and it got lost in the shuffle: Seattle has approved a $15/hour minimum wage, and contrary to naysayers, the city isn’t crumbling and ceasing to function. Take a look... Read More

It Happened In Florida: Woman Busted With 7 Stolen Lobster Tails Stuffed Down Her Pants (And She’s A Juggalo!)

Never change, Florida, never change. Meet Nichole Ann Reed, a 30-year-old Juggalo (whose Facebook says her most recent job was “eating them” at “The Dark Carnival”) who was recently busted by security for stealing seven frozen lobster tails from a Publix supermarket in DeLand. Show More Summary

“Girls” Star Andrew Rannells To Take Over For NPH In “Hedwig And The Angry Inch” On Broadway

Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend on “Girls,” is headed to Broadway! In August, he’ll take over for Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role in “Hedwig And The Angry Inch.” NPH recently won a Tony for playing a transgender East German rock singer. [Variety] New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the worst, but [...]

Celine Dion Wants To Hang Out With The “All By Myself” Airport Guy And I’m DYING OF JEALOUSY

Gather round, kids, it’s time for a very sad story. Once upon a time, my friend Kyle and I made a whole bunch of Celine Dion lip sync videos. We dressed up in suits and sequins, we recruited our other friends to be extras and camera operators, and we yelled at them if they got [...]

Retro Recap: The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, 1.1 & 1.2

The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo ran for 41 episodes on Nickelodeon beginning in 1996 and I loved them all so much. I have very distinct memories of lying on my grandmother’s bed watching this show. It was in that perfect 90s block of kids’ programming where kids generally looked like kids and main characters reflected the diverse audience tuning in. For a... Read More

PurrVerse: I Don’t Need Male Protection, Thanks

Women are given mixed messages on a regular basis. We’re told that we’re shattering glass ceilings and are independent ladies, while at the same time we’re told we’re a mess barely keeping ourselves together. Just today I got a Facebook advert demanding my attention so I can discover the newest fad diet that doesn’t really [...]

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