These Are the Pictures That Got Rihanna Kicked Out of a Mosque

Rihanna was in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, and posed for a series of pictures in front of Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque. She looked rather fierce in an all-black outfit and hot red lipstick. However! While her hair was covered — abiding by the mosque's guidelines — after posing like she was doing a fashion… » 10/21/13 6:45pm 10/21/13 6:45pm

Two Westerners Are Sentenced to Three Months in a Dubai Jail After…

If you've seen Sex and the City 2, first off, my condolences — that movie is awful except for the "Lawrence of my labia" joke, though it does teach us all a very important lesson about Dubai, which is that, if you have to have a drunken sexual escapade with an especially attractive European businessman on the beach,… » 11/23/12 1:30pm 11/23/12 1:30pm

Malala Yousufzai, the Taliban’s 14-Year-Old Shooting Victim, May Get…

Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for having the audacity to promote women's education, will be getting some extra-special first-aide if her condition worsens. According to the AP, the United Arab Emirates plans to send a specially-outfitted aircraft to ferry Yousufzai abroad… » 10/14/12 1:30pm 10/14/12 1:30pm

17-Year-Old Will Be the First U.A.E. Woman to Lift Heavy Objects at the…

A 17-year-old girl named Khadija Mohammed will make history this summer when she becomes not only the first female weightlifter from the Persian Gulf to attend the Olympics, but also the first woman from the United Arab Emirates to qualify outright for Olympics. She'll be lifting in the 75-kilogram (about 165 pounds)… » 7/15/12 3:00pm 7/15/12 3:00pm

Fountains Sync to I Will Always Love You in Moving Whitney Houston…

The past couple days have seen their fair share of Whitney Houston tributes in the wake of the singer's tragic passing. However, few of the tributes have been as stirring as the one at the Dubai Fountain in the United Arab Emirates where they created a beautiful light and watershow in sync with Whitney Houston… » 2/13/12 10:30am 2/13/12 10:30am

Teenage Boy Sent to Jail After Kissing Two Sisters

A 15-year-old Emirati boy has been sent to a juvenile detention center for up to three years after being discovered sucking face with two sisters. A typical hour in the life of a Jersey Shore cast member leads to jail time in the United Arab Emirates. Never have I ever been prouder to be American. » 1/30/12 6:20pm 1/30/12 6:20pm

Octomom Wants You To Neuter Your Pets; Elephant Poop To Be Used As A…

• Today in irony: Nadya Suleman — she of the eight babies — is being paid by PETA to advertise their spay and neuter campaign on her front door. » 5/19/10 6:00pm 5/19/10 6:00pm

"Manly" Women Considered Menace To Society

Officials in the UAE have launched a campaign designed to protect their country from "manly women," or what they describe as the "fourth gender" (read: lesbians). » 3/18/09 12:40pm 3/18/09 12:40pm

Loose Lips

Whoa! Nikki Blonksy, star of Hairspray » 8/01/08 5:40pm 8/01/08 5:40pm, and her father Wednesday for beating up a woman at an airport in Turks and Caicos over a seat in the airport terminal. 's Bianca Golden (9th cycle) was also involved in the fight somehow. • Pam Anderson is in Abu Dhabi where the royal family personally asked her to start a…

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