Woman With Two Wombs Has Twins. How Does That Happen?

March 3, 2009 by

Talk about lady parts biodramarama! Last week, 21-year-old Sarah Reinfelder gave birth to twin girls from two separate wombs.

Reinfelder discovered that she had a Müllerian abnormality when she miscarried in 2007 (i.e. it was anatomical crazy town up in that piece). Were there two separate baby bumps? Are the twins bitter rivals, fighting for the bigger womb and better nutrients? Will the four pound preemies have to compete with OctoMom for media attention?

Here’s what we do know…

  • They include:
  1. uterine and vaginal agenesis (the uterus or vagina fail to develop or grow: 1/5,000 female babies)
  2. duplication of the uterus and vagina (two vags! ack! I can’t even control one!)
  3. minor cavity abnormalities.

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WordUp: Müllerian Abnormalities= an abnormal shape or development of the uterus

In the Numbers: 0.1-0.5= percent of women with Müllerian duct anomalies

Photo Credit: ABC News

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Nation Hot For Michelle Obama’s Bare, Buxom…Arms?

March 3, 2009 by

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Ok, Michelle Obama likes a sleeveless dress, and we would too if our arms looked like that. Claps to the lack of uggums on first lady gear.

Still, the skintillating nature of her fashion choices screams scandal for some. Jaws dropped last Tuesday when she wore a sleeveless Narciso Rodriguez dress to her hubby’s pseudo-State Of The Union. Her official White House portrait slips her into the limbpossibly hot Michael Kors number pictured above. Then came Friday’s biceptacular People cover…

Everyone’s up in arms:

The New York Times hates:

“If she keeps going at this rate, Mrs. Obama may do to dresses with sleeves what President John F. Kennedy did to men’s hats,” wrote Jodi Kantor on the Caucus blog, opining the end of formal male headgear.

Bonnie Fuller (former Editor-in-Chief of US Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, YM) defends: 

“Is Michelle Obama supposed to wear a burka? Since when are a woman’s arms considered an erogenous zone here in America?”

Since CNN’s curmudgeonly reporter Jack Cafferty not-so-subtly lusted:

“Her arms are becoming the stuff of legend. Who appears sleeveless on the cover of Vogue, let alone in front of a joint session of Congress while her husband delivers one of the most important speeches of his life? And the reviews were rave.”

And Chicago Tribune reporter Wendy Donahue linked Michelle’s arms to the economy:

“In many ways it’s the perfect accessory for the times. They cost nothing except maybe a gym membership or a couple of 15-pound hand weights. Those toned arms are the envy of every woman, not just 45-year-old women, but 25-year-old women.”

Chris Brown and Rihanna Reunited? 50, Jay-Z, and T.I. Weigh In on the Scandal

March 3, 2009 by

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Unless investigators decide they need more time, Chris Brown’ll be heading to court on Thursday. So where is he now? In Miami, Beach, jet skiing. We’re pretty disturbed that People and ABC News are reporting that Rihanna is with him—that the two are back together and kickin it at P. Diddy’s Star Island mansion. WTF?

Just as disturbing—some of the things hip hop mega-stars have had to say about the whole situation. Below, things that make us go hmmm:

Creepzor: 50 Cent You’ll recall he was accused of trying to burn his wife and kids last year.

It’s past what would happen in a traditional dysfunctional relationship, just a little more. She was beaten past someone hitting a person out of anger that they couldn’t control at the moment. It’s like a man fighting another man versus fighting a woman…It was more than I could do.

Loyal Homie: T.I. The Atlanta rapper who crooned “Live Your Life” with Rihanna has gone as far as to say that he hopes the couple gets back together. 

I’ve been blessed and fortunate enough to spend time around them. Chris, he’s a great guy…It’s not my business, but I know through all adversity comes strength and everyone goes through things for a reason.

Rumored Ex: Jay Z Maybe they dated. They’ll deny it til the end. But when he first heard about what went down the night before the Grammies, Jay Z supposedly told his friend,

Chris is a walking dead man. He messed with the wrong crew.

Desperate Housewives Liplock…Hatcher and Longoria! More Lezzie Publicity Stunts.

March 2, 2009 by

What do you do when your show’s ratings are slipping/your career is tanking? Duh. You go lesbo for five minutes.

Desperate Housewives, deep in its 5th season slump, is hoping a little girl-on-girl smooch will reel in ratings. Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria Parker swap spit in an upcoming episode—possibly even Sunday’s. 

“I’m a great kisser,” Eva Longoria Parker told Us Magazine. “She was not supposed to kiss back, so [Hatcher] was kind of just there, and I had to do all the work.”

Progressive social commentary or skanky publicity stunt? No brainer. Below, a slideshow of our favorite desperate lesbian moments:

 

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Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay Lohan had a bad rep and was a total tabloid punching bag. Then last September, she confirmed that she was dating DJ Samantha Ronson. The media is obsessed with the couple—even dubbing them “Rohan.” Only time will tell if it saves her career.

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Katy Perry. As a gospel singer she got nowhere. Then she wrote a Sapphic sex jam inspired by Scarlett Johannson, that goes, “I kissed a girl and I liked it.” Now she’s a superstar. Where’s the gospel remix?

 

Madonna. The Material Girl’s career sucked in 2003—American Life was her lowest selling album. Then, she befriended Britney and smooched her during the MTV Video Music Awards. Madonna’s next tour—a smash hit.

 

Friends. In 2001, Jennifer Aniston smooched guest star Winona Ryder, a long-lost sorority friend in the episode. Convenient: this stunt went down during sweeps week. 

 

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Buffy the Vampire SlayerChicks always dug the show. But after Willow and Tara got together for the first lesbian sex scene on television in 2000, guys liked it, too.

 

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Anne Heche. When Heche started dating Ellen DeGeneres back in 1997, she quickly became a household name rather than just “some actress.” Once they broke up, she went right back to dudes. And hm. Funny how she’s fallen off the radar.

George W. Charges $150K Per Speech: How His Fee Stacks Up to Other White House Alums

March 2, 2009 by

George W. Bush ain’t so good with words (um, “Is our children learning?), but he announced today that he’s hitting the lecture circuit in March and will be banking $150,000 per gig. Sure it’s way more than the average American makes in 365 days, but is it just us or does that sound kind of bargain basement for a former president?

This got us thinking—what do other politicos make when they step up to the podium? The answers are below. Hint: George W. makes more than his daddy, but peanuts compared to Slick Willy. 

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Scantoon: Obama on Iraq…We (& Troops) Are So Out of There!

March 2, 2009 by

 

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On Friday, 44 melted our hearts and misted our eyes with a rousing speech on his plans to exit Iraq and take care of returning troops with a bumped up G.I. Bill. Erm, FREAKING LOVE HIM!

Ryanair: Pay to Pee? The Latest Airline Surcharge Indignity.

March 1, 2009 by

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I believe I can fly – but only if I bring extra cash. Irish airlines Ryanair is considering making passengers pay 1 pound to pee. With all the puke-inducing airline charges these days — $15 to check bags, $5 for headphones, $8 for a nastwich and chips — we’re wondering…what’s next? A Hamilton for an oxygen mask? Credit or debit for life preservers? Tips for flight attendants (who barely attend anyway)?

Tell us your airline surcharge horror story. 

 

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By the Numbers: 1 pound ($1.43) – the price Ryanair may charge to use toilets.

Wordup: Ryanair – the Irish airline thinking about charging its passengers to use the toilet.

Women + Wine = Cancer? Enough with the Booze Studies!

February 27, 2009 by

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Oh my glug! Cancer researchers in the UK say that drinking a glass of wine everyday increases a woman’s chance of developing cancer. Heinous! Except, wait a sec, isn’t a glass of wine supposed to be good for you?

Each week, a new study touts the health woos and boos of drinking wine. And funny. It always seems to contradict the study from the week before. Confused? Us too. Grab a jug of Malbec and toast to the mess of scientific wine lore below.

Drink up!

Abstain!

The Alternative? 

  • Grape juice has been shown to have some of the same health benefits as red wine.  So, er, grab that case of Welche’s and see how popular you are at the next party. 

Creature Featured: Indonesian Psychedelica FROWNIE Fish A New Species!

February 27, 2009 by

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What pouts and goes bouncy and is swirly striped all over? The cutest frownie fish ever! A new species of fish was discovered off Ambon island in Indonesia in 2008. Its name just happens to be Psychedelica. Duuuuude, can we liiiike, get this lil guy a, um. A, um. Riiiiight. A Dead album to listen to?

The Simpsons Renewed for Two More Years? Have A Cow, Man!

February 27, 2009 by

Fox may have its “D’oh” moments (hello, canceling Arrested Development? The Family Guy?) but not this time. They just inked a sweet deal for two more years of The Simpsons. The show is now the longest running prime-time series (22 years in 2011) in TV history. Ay, caramba.

Check out how far America’s favorite family (sorry Obamas) have come in two decades…

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