Archive: May 2008

Wedding Gift Advice From Gregory Krum, Shopping Expert

Gregory Krum, the director of retail at the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum, shops for his job. When looking for a wedding present, he suggests gift-givers consider who the people getting married are, and where they are in their lives. You might be saying, "Duh," but this is what he means: "If they…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 29, 2008

The Bad Girlfriend Hides Her Vices

When I was a teenager, I hid all of my vices from my mom and dad. My high school boyfriend snuck in and out of our house so they wouldn’t know I was having sex, I kept perfume and eye drops in a boot in the garage so I wouldn’t smell and look so stoned…

By: The Bad Girlfriend / May 29, 2008

Poll: Who Is It Most Important To Impress — Friends Or Family?

Last night on Maxim Radio (Sirius 108), hosts Devore & Diana were talking about test dates and how meeting the friends and meeting the parents are the biggest examples of a person being tested in a new relationship. Then callers went back and forth about which was more important -- impressing the parents, the siblings,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

The Daily Squeeze, SATC Edition: As Big As Bond, Blue Shoes, And Fascinating Fascinators

The Sex and the City movie "is already on par with the success of the last Bond film" according to one theater in England. A few American women are as big in England as Bond? Whoa. [The Telegraph, U.K.]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 29, 2008

Women Are Being Put To The Test

We’ve all taken risks -- tried things and people we weren’t sure of and chalked it up to experimentation. It’s all part of being a liberated woman. But sadly we’re are missing out on some of the most important testing that is actually guaranteed to give us what we need: clinical trials. Research has show…

By: Simcha / May 29, 2008

Quick Pic: The New York Times Gets Fierce With Tyra Banks

According to a press release sent to Jezebel, this tittilating New York Times Magazine interview will detail all 275 of TyTy's modeling smiles "from 'angry but still smiling' to 'flirting with boyfriend.'" Will there be a part two which details all 1,576 of Tyra's smiling-with-her-eyes poses?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

Get REALLY Skinny For Bikini Season!

Thank goodness for The Onion. I was really tearing my hair out about how to lose the extra 50 lbs I'm carrying around my mid-section before putting on a bikini this summer, but now I know chewing on pencils when I'm hungry is the answer! [The Onion]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

Star Couplings: Pete & Ashlee Wentz Confirm The Worst Kept Secret In Hollywood

Pete and Ashlee Wentz (you asked for it chickie!) have confirmed that they're expecting their first child together. They decided to wait to confirm the news until Ashlee made it through her first trimester, which means this baby (time to register for baby's first flatiron!) should pop out around November. [FriendsOrEnemies.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

Roadtrippin’ With Lifestyles Condoms

Traipsing through Europe with nothing but a briefcase of glass phalluses and a bunch of condoms, the silly and sexy team of Noah and Baron make us happy they brought along a video camera to catch all the hilarity on tape. Sent around the continent by Lifestyles condoms to talk about safe sex and cultural…

By: Simcha / May 28, 2008

Two Tanning Teens Hit By Train

Two teenage girls were seriously injured when they were hit by a freight train in Lebanon, Maine. The two apparently were sunbathing on the train trestle when they were hit. One of the girls suffered an amputated ankle while the other's leg was amputated just below the knee. Police aren't sure why the girls didn't…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008

Quick Pic: Italy’s New Baby Giraffe

She doesn't have a name yet, but it seems her mom loves her just the same. [Rome, 5/28/08]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008

He’s Just Not That Into You Trailer

The two best parts: 1) when Bradley Cooper's character tells Scarlett Johansson's character that they're just friends, and she strips and jumps into the pool, and 2) the scene with Drew Barrymore and the answering machine -- I don't even know any guys who are that fake thoughtful.

By: Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2008

Frisky Quote Of The Day: Ashlee Simpson

"I think that that's something that a woman should do when they're marrying a man. It's a tradition that I think is a great tradition." -- Ashlee Simpson, talking about how she's going to take Wentz as her last name and use Simpson-Wentz professionally. [Newsweek.com]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2008

Crave: Cake-sicle Molds

I just saw this and went, "Holy crap, why didn't I think of this bazillion dollar idea?!" Put a stick in anything and you've got solid gold people. Cookie/cake popsicles are no exception, especially when you're prone to getting chocolate chip fingerprints on your new white dress, like I am. [Amazon.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008

Pharrell Wiliams’ Rockin’ Chair

Pharrell Williams has gotten fresh in recording studios and now even in a design studio. The Neptunes producer and N.E.R.D front man likes to keep gettin' busy. By the looks of this piece he just designed with Domeau & Pérès entitled Perspective Chair, we've gotten some insight into how he likes to work it too.

By: Simcha / May 28, 2008

Sex And The City: Even Carrie’s Apartment Grew Up

This is Carrie's apartment during the SATC series. Really eclectic, a little messy. It looks like a real apartment. Okay, now check out her apartment -- supposedly the same one -- in the Sex and the City movie. The bedroom looks so...neat! What happened? Does Carrie pay someone to clean her apartment now that she'…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2008

The Jonas Brothers Vs. Hanson: What’s The Diff?

Everywhere I look, those dang Jonas Brothers are there, torturing me with memories. Memories of what, you may ask? Hanson. That painfully annoying threesome of brothers from the '90s who performed that song "Mmm Bop". Just like the Jonas Brothers, the young one was sweet and adorable, the middle one was the one the girl…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008

Women’s Underwear Causes Fear Among Myanmar Junta

Apparently, there's a superstition about female undergarments in Myanmar. The military junta fears any contact with underwear -- thongs, bikinis, boy shorts, everything -- will unsettle military rulers and cause their downfall. Panties for Peace campaign is urging Canadian women to pick a pair of undies from their drawer, glue a picture or write a…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2008

The Frisky Wedding Gift Guide: 10 Crazy Gifts You Should Totally Register For

The Frisky asked funny men's site Asylum to come up with their list of unusual wedding gifts that men would love to receive on the big day or, as they referred to it, "15 Awesomely Stupid Wedding Gifts for Guys Getting Hitched". We came up with our own list of weirdly awesome gifts the ladie…

By: The Frisky / May 28, 2008

Quick Pic: Mariah Carey Plays With Balls

Nice overhand Mimi! [Tokyo Dome, Japan, 5/28/08]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008
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