Also known as 'torture porn,' these movies have been likened to snuff and rape films which depict real crimes. But directors claim that the suffering their characters go through are meant to be scary, not titillating, and that such a categorization is unfair and unwarranted as actors all walk away unharmed. In a genre where the ejaculation of blood is a climactic moment, how true is that really? The actor playing the most sadistic character in Rob Zombie's The Devil's Reject became traumatized with the things he had to do. "Art is not safe," Zombie told him.
Sure, it's entertaining on TV, but in real life, paternity tests are no joke. When people really need to know the truth, it could take up to 6 months for labs to process the DNA samples. That could all change, with this new over-the-counter DNA Paternity test (about $150 with lab fee) that promises an answer in 3-5 business days through mail, phone or online through a secured web service. The test is easy enough - a mouth swab sample - and is mailed back to Identigene labs for analysis.
"It is very comfortable, it's not heavy or scratchy or anything," the Romanian model who wore the $122,000 underwear down a Singapore runway told Reuters last week. If you've been searching for something to wear with your $12.5 million diamond bra from Victoria's Secret, this thong has your name, along with more than 500 brilliant cut diamonds, all over it.
A new study entitled “Facial Expressions During Marital Conflict” finds that what you say with your eyes, brows, or mouth may express much more than your words.
If you're like us, and have gotten hit with the funniest, cheesiest or most unbelievable pick-up line (or even used any of those hum-dingers) at least try and get something for your trouble - enter AT&T's Pick Up Line Contest by submitting one of those infamous and orinigal lines. If yours attracts the most comments, you're up for a Palm Centro Smartphone or even a cruise.
Two heads are better than one except when it comes to keeping two noggins dry under one itty-bitty umbrella. Last year, two British designers launched the dual-shaft concept -- though the blogosphere decided their tandem umbrella wasn't the most romantic of designs ("what, no forced huddling?").
The results of a 40-year-long study on housework were recently released from the University of Michigan. Can you guess who does more? No big surprise here: Women do, in fact, know the broom, mop, and feather duster more intimately than their husbands, but the clincher is post-nuptials.
In a recent article that focused on the “Eyewitness to Murder: The King Assassination” feature on CNN, youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice – now a 45 year-old minister – claims that if her father were still alive, she would probably be married with children. Her father set the bar so high, she worries as she recalls something her mother, Coretta Scott King always said, “I didn’t marry a man, I married a mission.” Bernice goes on to say, “For me, a spouse is more than just a companion. It's someone to fulfill your destiny with. And I think in my case, because the destiny is so great, because you had a man whose life was cut short and there was some work that had to be completed, that you now have a responsibility to participate in, that makes it a little more difficult."
Call them "manx": Or, the male equivalent of Spanx. Those fashion-forward slimming undergarments that made it possible for the curvy among us to wear clingy jersey all last summer. As men embrace the metrosexual movement (and, it must be noted, grow just as neurotic as us), companies are racing to keep pace with their increasing self-consciousness, and the latest innovation is muffin-top eradicating underwear for him.
Watch Oprah's intriguing interview with Thomas Beatie, the infamous pregnant man.