Archive: Aug 2011

Turning Your Brown Eyes Blue

Well, technically, I’m keeping my brown eyes brown (I like them that way) but want to experiment with lining them in blue. Nars’ larger than life long-wear eyeliner in “Rue Saint-Honore” should add some drama to my fall face, making my natural eye color pop. Cobalt here I come.

Ami Angelowicz / August 31, 2011

Kim Kardashian And Her Butt Make A Music Video

Kim Kardashian, who hopes to have a second career as a recording artist, never released a video for her song “Jam (Turn It Up).” And judging from this 54-second clip that Perez Hilton leaked, we totally get why. It’s awful. Basically, it’s a slew of pervy shots of Kim’s butt in slow motio…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 31, 2011

Brad Pitt Thinks Angelina Jolie’s Script Is “Not That Bad”

“I had the flu. I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don’t watch TV and I wasn’t reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn’t know any other…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 31, 2011

Soapbox: Assorted Thoughts On That Gizmodo/OKCupid/Magic The Gathering Dating Essay

Even if you’re not a tech geek or a self-identified nerd, it’s highly possible that you’ve heard about an essay that ran on the blog Gizmodo on Monday (it’s received almost 800K hits as of this writing). In the piece, writer Alyssa Bereznak described how her first attempt at online dating resulted in her going…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2011

Kill Me Now, Please: JC Penney’s “I’m Too Pretty To Do Homework” T-Shirt For Girls — UPDATE

UPDATE: The Frisky has received an email from JCPenney’s corporate communications department regarding this tee shirt. You can view the email after the jump.

“I’m too pretty to do homework, so my brother has to do it for me.”

That’s the writing on a T-shirt being sold in JCPenney’s girls department and…

Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

Morning Quickies: Why Is The Pregnant Man Pissed At Chaz Bono?

Thomas Beatie, AKA “the pregnant man,” is pissed that “Dancing With The Stars” cast Chaz Bono instead of him. Beatie told TMZ he reached out to “DWTS” casting a few months ago about appearing ,on the show but never heard back. It was announced yesterday that Bono, a transgender man, has been cast o…

Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

“Work-Coms”: They’re Rom-Coms, Only Light On The Romance

The discerning female film viewer has long trained herself to separate rom-coms from reality when it comes to her love life. He’s probably not going to win you over with a grand romantic gesture, he’s probably not going to beat up some loser just to impress you, and he’s probably not going to have Matthew…

Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

You’re Wasting Water By Shaving Your Legs, Ladies

Who is to blame for Mother Earth’s metastasizing environmental crisis? Women, of course. Are we tossing out too many sanitary napkins? Drinking too many lattes in cardboard cups? Well, yes, but this is more serious. Us ladies are “wasting” billions of liters of water every year leaving the water running while we shave our legs.

Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

Evening Quickies: Bravo To Air Russell Armstrong Suicide Prevention Special

Bravo is planning to air a Russell Armstrong suicide prevention special including cast members of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” although notably not his estranged wife Taylor Armstrong. Do we think this is an appropriate response from the channel? [ETonline]
The actress Daryl Hannah was arrested outside the White House this afternoon while protesting…

Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Majority Of Americans Support Birth Control With No Extra Cost

Sixty-six percent of Americans say they support the government’s decision to require health insurers to make birth control available without co-pays, according to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. [Think Progress, Kaiser Family Foundation]
Dick Cheney’s new memoir includes an incident in which he describes Condoleezza Rice as “tearfully” admitting a mistake.

Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2011

Ladies, Be Prepared To Fall In Love If You Have Sex

I’ve long called it the orgasm curse — that thing that happens after great sex with a guy. He immediately goes from an insignificant satellite orbiting your universe to the goddamn sun itself. But why? He didn’t even do anything that impressive. You still find him as annoying as you did an hour ago, but…

Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2011

The Formula For An Amazing News Item: Whitney Houston, A Monkey And Toe Sucking

Every so often a news item comes along that defies all reason and exceeds all expectations of news greatness. Today, I found one such story. The headline reads: Whitney Houston Once Got Intimate With Michael Jackson’s Pet Monkey Bubbles.” What does that mean exactly? It means that David Gest (that weird looking fellow who wa…

Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2011

When A Label Knockoff Is Much More Than A Rip-Off

Most tourists that visit New York know that if you want a Coach bag, but don’t want to pay Coach prices, you can head down to Chinatown and buy a Coach knockoff for a fraction of the designer price. The counterfeit business is a multimillion dollar illegal industry, and you’d be surprised how many fashionista…

Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2011

An Open Letter To The Film Industry About The “Just Kids” Biopioc

Dear Film Industry,

Hey there! What’s up? I heard a rumor that you are working on a biopic of Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids. Wow! I can’t say I’m surprised. It was a bestseller, winner of a National Book Award, and my favorite book of this year, aside from Freedom, which you will probably…

Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2011

New Obsession: Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor

I’m not a huge sci-fi or fantasy fan, but almost every time I watch one of these films or look at illustrations lifted from graphic novels from the genre, I get crazy peeved by the stupid costumes they put their female characters in. How are these lady warriors supposed to fight anybody in such skimpy,…

Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2011

Middle Children Don’t Have It As Bad As We Thought

It appears that Jan Brady may have given middle children a bad rep. According to a new book, The Secret Power of Middle Children, they aren’t perpetually complaining about being known at school as Marcia’s younger sister and Cindy’s older sister. No, in fact author Catherine Salmon says there’s rarely “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” issues at…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 30, 2011
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