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Kara DioGuardi and Katrina Darrell

"Bikini Girl" Does Battle With Kara DioGuardi

Darrell's facial expression, upon realizing that the 38-year-old both out sang and out stripped her, was priceless. Good thing because the Idol castoff is probably down to her last penny after having mid-season boob job. "I was going to ask what's new," Ryan Seacrest said when Darrell took the stage, "but I think I know."

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400 Couples To Test Male Birth Control

A trial is set to test a new hormonal contraceptive for men in 400 couples across the globe (60 in Manchester and 340 in nine international locales). In the study, University of Manchester researchers will initially give male volunteers ages 18 to 45 up to four courses of injections of a combination of two hormones, testosterone undecanoate and norethisterone enantate over six months.

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The End Of Single-Girl Friendships

I'm getting married in a little over two months, and though this is a happy, exciting time in my life, there's a bittersweetness. It started when I moved to New York a year and a half ago to be with my boyfriend. Up until then, our relationship had been long-distance; he was in Manhattan, and I was in Chicago. Through daily phone calls and frequent trips back and forth, we fell in love while still maintaining solo lives in our respective cities. It was a unique experience to be in a fully committed relationship, but continue living the same single-girl life I'd known since my last serious relationship (minus all the unsuccessful dating, of course).

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Courtney Cox Stars In ABC's Cougar Town. Sigh.

You know, when we first heard that Courteney Cox had signed on to play a 40-year-old divorcée in ABC's Cougar Town we thought: "Hm. OK. Sounds a bit tired and generic, but nothing can top that mess Dirt." In case you were reading War and Peace, Dirt was a horrendously written piece of garbage on FX where Cox tramps around like a young, virile Miranda Priestly working at a gossip magazine in L.A. Pretty people in paradise working at a glossy about pretty people in paradise. It sounds impossible to do, but somehow FX found a way to make it unwatchable even on mute. We had the pleasure of viewing a few teaser clips of Cougar Town and unfortunately it appears Courteney has signed onto another lemon. Poor Courteney, desperately in search of another Monica-in-the-rough and unable to find it.

Two men kissing

Gay Porn Can Teach Men About Straight Sex

I've tried to get my boyfriends to watch guy-on-guy porn with me. They're game to watch pseudo-lesbians paw each other, but they draw the line at man love. But there's a lot a guy could learn about sex by watching two dudes go at it. So, I've decided to give guys the cheat sheet on what they could learn from gay porn.

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5 "Man Chores" That Will Get Him To Do Housework

According to Simon Oaks, author of Will Marry for Food, Sex and Laundry, men aren't wired for certain chores. He cites the (made-up) proverb: "Give a man a clean kitchen and he'll make a mess of the place after one meal. Teach a man to clean a kitchen and you'll probably have to clean up after him anyway." So how do you handle housework when one of you is a repeat pleaning offender? Oaks devotes a whole chapter of his book to this; here are a few highlights.

Traveling Together: Road Trip Dos and Don'ts

Traveling Together: Road Trip Dos and Don'ts

Road trips can be full of adventure and discovery, from figuring out where the nearest available bathroom is to finding the cheapest diner. As timesunion.com points out, a road trip can be the perfect way to bond with your partner, using those long uninterrupted hours to uncover the name of his imaginary childhood friend or finally getting him to spill about his secret dream to be on Dancing With The Stars.

hooking up with two girls

Hooking Up Even When You Know He Has A Girlfriend

I found myself in that precarious situation this past weekend. I was hangin' out when I was approached by a fine specimen of a man. He was tall, dressed really well and his smile made me melt. We totally hit it off and soon found ourselves making out in the bar like we were Freshmen at a frat party.