Squished Spleen Alert: Octavia Spencer Wears Three Pairs of Spanx

Quoth the actress to Ellen: "I triple-Spank. Which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don't need to overdo it." She also recalled a recent conversation with pal Melissa McCarthy: "I could not party that night because I was being pinched in places that I didn't know it was possible… I said, 'Oh my God,… » 2/02/12 1:40pm 2/02/12 1:40pm

Plot Thickens in Case of Fake Doctor Who Injected Cement Into Butts

More maimed patients have come forward to corroborate an accusation that a transsexual woman posing as a doctor has been going around injecting toxic chemicals into people's posteriors. » 11/22/11 4:20pm 11/22/11 4:20pm

Once Upon a Time, Playgirl Endorsed Female Circumcision

Rachel Rabbit White recently visited her favorite vintage shop and picked up a couple of old Playgirl issues from the 1970s—you know, America's sex-positive years. While reading an issue from 1973, she discovered a most shocking, ouchy story. » 12/31/10 5:00pm 12/31/10 5:00pm

Stop Biting People, America's Dogs

The number of Americans hospitalized for dog bites nearly doubled between 1993 and 2008. Nobody knows why! People have tried asking the dogs what's up, but the dogs just go "woof woof" or some-such. Not much info to go on. » 12/11/10 2:10pm 12/11/10 2:10pm

If The Shoe Fits, Wear It; If It Doesn't, Get Surgery

A woman named Audy just had foot surgery. A doctor dislocated Audy's toe, sawed out 2-millimeter chunk of bone, then inserted a titanium rod to bring the shortened bone back together. Why? So Audy can wear cute high heels. » 12/10/10 2:18pm 12/10/10 2:18pm

Barbara Bush Thinks Sarah Palin Should Stay in Alaska

During a cozy interview sesh with the Bush Number Ones, Larry King asked Barbara for a "read" on Sarah Palin. Though Bush says Palin is "beautiful," she's not exactly dazzled by the ex-governor/author/mama grizzly/hunter/gatherer/excitable tweeter. And it's funny! » 11/20/10 6:00pm 11/20/10 6:00pm

Ballroom Dancing Is Backstabby, Brutal

With all those flowing and feathery outfits and graceful twirls, ballroom dancing certainly looks lovely. But real-life dancer Hanna Louise Annetts tells us not to be fooled by all that elegance and class for-show: the culture is nasty and sexist. » 10/31/10 6:20pm 10/31/10 6:20pm

Random Penis Suffers Venomous Spider Bite

A Canadian tourist was napping on a New Zealand beach when he suffered a spider bite in a very unlikely place. The man soon discovered that he had been bitten by the venomous katipo. He has fully recovered. [Times] » 5/14/10 11:20am 5/14/10 11:20am

Wax Tales

Prepare to cringe: A 31-year-old woman in Brisbane, Australia says that she contracted peeling burns in her "intimate areas" after a disastrous Brazilian bikini wax. The aesthetician who allegedly botched the waxing session had to be prompted to close the blinds and asked the customer how to do the wax when the… » 4/07/08 1:40pm 4/07/08 1:40pm

Pleasure & Pain

Here in New York City, a man has filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court against a strip club after an employee allegedly poked him in the eye with her high heel during a lap dance. Stephen Chang claims he "sustained serious personal injuries" in November when the stripper "suddenly swung around, striking [him] in the… » 3/18/08 10:45am 3/18/08 10:45am

Bad Kitty!

According to the New York Daily News, President Teddy Roosevelt's novelist granddaughter, Theodora Keogh, died recently in North Carolina at the age of 88. Her obituary in a UK paper notes: "After [her second husband, a tugboat captain] left her, she lived at [New York's] Chelsea Hotel, where she kept a margay (a… » 2/04/08 3:45pm 2/04/08 3:45pm

Faking It To Make It

Goth was all dark and bloody, but post-Goth? That would be Kegadoru, or "injured idol," a new Tokyo fetish-fashion craze. Girls wrap their heads and bodies in bandages — and eyepatches — for that "damaged doll" look some guys apparently love. (Guys who liked the torture porn film Hostel, perhaps?) White bandages are… » 12/06/07 9:45am 12/06/07 9:45am

A Florida woman decided that the best way to keep her 13-year-old daughter from fooling around with boys was to forcibly pierce her genitalia, so as to make sex uncomfortable. She also shaved the girl's head in an attempt to make her less attractive. Child welfare officials were called in to intervene after the… » 10/26/07 3:15pm 10/26/07 3:15pm