May 29, 2009

How NOT to move in together

Posted: 01:04 AM ET

(The Frisky) - Whether you're getting married or have decided to live in (gasp!) sin, the decision to cohabitate is one of the most nerve-wracking, potentially fight-provoking, all-around-scariest things you will do as a couple. Here are some pitfalls to avoid:

How NOT to move in together

1. The Money-Saver Move-In: The recession is kicking everyone's ass, but if the major reasoning behind your decision to shack up is to save money, don't. Living together, while fun, is also hard work and you're going to need a big fat love connection when things get rough.

2. Romance Meets Finance: I know what you're thinking - enough with the boring money talk! But it's imperative that you figure out how you're going to divvy up the bills before you sign on the dotted line.

According to the National Survey of Families and Households, couples who felt money was being handled unfairly were 70 percent more likely to break up than couples who felt things were even. So it's really important you guys talk this out ahead of time. It's not as romantic as bickering over where the sofa should go, but it's far more important if you plan on staying together. The Frisky: Should you live together before marriage?

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May 28, 2009

Nicole Richie: Her Daughter's a Daddy's Girl (LKL THURSDAY DISCUSSION THREAD)

Posted: 06:23 PM ET

Feel free to comment on tonight's show here, or join this discussion already going on about Lionel & Nicole Richie's appearance on LKL.

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LKL Web Exclusive: How motherhood changed Nicole Richie!

Posted: 12:45 PM ET

This is a LKL Web Exclusive written by Nicole Richie.  Nicole Richie and her father, Lionel Richie, will be our guests tonight!

The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation was a natural extension of our overwhelming need and desire to support our community, the world and participate in life in a meaningful way. As I was about to become a mom, Joel, my family and I decided to create an organization that would bring support to children in need and awareness of the issues they face. It is a wonderful opportunity for Joel and I to create a legacy for our family, to learn more about how we can have a positive impact in the world and to invite others to join us.

Joel and I launched the Foundation in December 2007 at a surprise baby shower for 100 moms-in-need at the Los Angeles Free Clinic. Our eyes were opened when we met moms at the Clinic who have to decide everyday between food, shelter and clothing – not only for themselves but also for their families. Even a clean blanket for their babies is a luxury. Being a new mom, nothing was more important than providing for my child, and I could only imagine the fear and frustration of not being able to do so. We wanted to help. Close to $200,000 in products were donated by sponsors for the event and were shared with these families.

Inspired by the launch event, one of our next projects in 2009 will be to develop a national baby registry called "4EveryBaby" that will enable shoppers to donate new baby products to low-income families.

We've also been working with Beyond Shelter in Los Angeles, which provides housing for formerly homeless families. We wanted to make sure that these children experienced some of the joys of childhood and began the fundraising text message campaign “Text CHILD to 90999” with all proceeds to be used to build a playground at Beyond Shelter. The campaign was the first of its kind to reach more than 3,000 donors from every state in the country. We matched the donations dollar for dollar and are pleased to announce that the playground will break ground this summer.

Our bond with the children from Beyond Shelter is solid and life-changing. We've had a holiday party for them and their families at Paramount Studios and a New Year’s trip to Magic Mountain. Through The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation, we hope to be an ever-growing presence in their lives.

Most recently, Joel and I gathered our friends and Foundation supporters to join us in supporting UNICEF’s TAP project. TAP strives to bring clean drinking water to children in need across the world. We were successful in raising over $100,000 for UNICEF and the RMCF–enough to build 150 wells, providing water for tens of thousands of children.

I've also joined the Environmental Media Association's Young Hollywood Board on behalf of the Foundation and participated in the launch of their Organic Gardens program to bring fresh produce to Los Angeles area schools. This hands-on program teaches children and teens the importance of healthy eating and caring for the environment.

Our goal is to affect the lives of children in need in meaningful and life-changing ways. Together, with our families, we hope to raise awareness and inspire others to get involved. Through The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation, we hope to achieve ever-lasting, positive change.

To support The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation

–Text "CHILD" to "90999" from your mobile phone. Each text is a $5 donation charged to your phone bill. 100% of your donation supports the work of The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation. Remember to reply "YES" to confirm your donation. You can opt-out at anytime from receiving messages from The Richie-Madden Children's Foundation.


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Posted: 12:01 PM ET

Comedian, syndicated radio host and author Steve Harvey will be our guest Friday, and he'll be talking about relationships.  Steve-Harvey He's got a best-selling book out on the subject, "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man," so he might know what he's talking about.

So we want to hear from you!

What are your relationship questions for Steve Harvey?

Submit them here, watch Steve answer them Friday, and your life will be better.

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Lionel Richie: No Rush for Nicole to marry – on LKL tonight!!

Posted: 10:16 AM ET

He burst on the music scene in the 1970s with the Commodores and then went on to a major solo career with hits such as "All Night Long" and "Hello."

She made a name for herself on the TV series "The Simple Life," which followed the exploits of her and fellow socialite Paris Hilton, and in the tabloids.

Father-and-daughter Lionel and Nicole Richie have been making news for decades, but rarely together – UNTIL TONIGHT!!  They're on LKL and we'll ask about their relationship; her time in rehab; Lionel's first grandchild, Harlow; their growing family; and more.  Tune in tonight!

And if you want to check out a preview of the interview, CLICK HERE

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Report: Todd Palin offered to buy Bristol a car if she dumped Levi

Posted: 08:28 AM ET

NY Magazine got an advance copy of GQ's article on Levi Johnston – here's what they write:

GQ's upcoming funny, sympathetic story on Levi Johnston, we learn a lot more about the young father we've come to know as Sex on Skates. For one, he is capable of sentences and even words that consist of more than a couple of syllables, something you'd likely not know from watching his appearances on television shows like Larry King Live and Tyra.

For another, he estimates that he has "as much fishing, camping, and hunting experience of anybody [his] age in the country, if not more." In fact, he estimates, he's "never done anything but hunt and fish and camp." Of course, that's not true — he also dated Bristol Palin; fathered a child with her; joined her mother, Sarah, onstage at the Republican National Convention; and played a moderate-size role in a Republican melodrama that was acted out in headlines and news clips across the country.

Check it out at NY Magazine HERE

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Unlikely: 'Feral' child barks and hisses after being raised as a pet

Posted: 07:34 AM ET

By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow via

According to police, the child, who has only been identified as "Natasha", was so neglected that she had barely developed a human vocabulary, communicating instead through animal noises.

Although she lived with her father, grandparents and other relatives, Natasha was essentially treated like one of a large number of dogs and cats that shared a small flat in the isolated city of Chita.

Like the other pets, she lapped at her food from a bowl on the floor and had never learned how to use cutlery.

Welfare officers, who were led to the flat by concerned neighbours, have placed Natasha in an orphanage. Although malnourished and small for her age, she appeared to be relatively healthy considering her ordeal, a police spokesman was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

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Fun with Computers and Stop-Motion Animation

Posted: 06:29 AM ET

Good Morning!

Here's a video we have enjoyed passing around the office.  Hopefully you will too.

~Larry King Live Blog Team


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Judge Rules LifeLock’s Fraud Alert Service Illegal

Posted: 05:15 AM ET
  • By Kim Zetter via


In a decision that has privacy advocates and others scratching their heads, a federal judge has ruled that LifeLock has been breaking California law for years by placing fraud alerts on its customer’s credit profiles.

The decision is a blow to the burgeoning identify-theft protection industry, and means that companies that experience data breaches may no longer be able to offer victims free subscriptions to such services — a standard damage-control tactic in recent years. Consumers can still place fraud alerts by contacting one of the three U.S. credit reporting agencies directly.

Bo Holland, founder and CEO of Debix, a competitor of LifeLock, called the ruling “dramatic and unexpected.”

“It causes a real shift in the industry,” he told Threat Level.

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Report: Unreleased abuse photos depict rape, sexual abuse

Posted: 04:40 AM ET

By Raw Story

art.torture.gitmo.giUnreleased photographs of alleged abuse by U.S. military personnel of prisoners at Iraqi prisons – which President Obama refused to release earlier this month – include images of rape and sexual abuse, according to a new report.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who in 2004 investigated and wrote a report on allegations of detainee abuse in U.S. prisons in Iraq, has confirmed the existence of graphic photographs depicting the following:

–An American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner.
–A male translator apparently raping a male detainee.
–A female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.

Other photographs depict sexual assaults on prisoners with a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube, according to the Telegraph story.

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