Archive: Apr 2012

Evening Quickies: It’s A Girl For Maggie Gyllenhaal!

Maggie Gyllenhaal gave birth to her second child, a baby girl named Gloria Ray, on April 19 in New York. Maggie and her husband Peter Sarsgaard also have a five-year-old daughter, Ramona. We bet Uncle Jake is adorable when he babysits! [Us Weekly] Bobby Brown sat down for his first interview since Whitney…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

Patrick Dempsey Pulls Teen From Flipped Car

Take that, Ryan Gosling. "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey played the hero himself by pulling an injured teen from a flipped car, reports TMZ. The young driver apparently lost control of his Mustang and flipped it multiple times before landing in the actor's front yard in Malibu. McDreamy rushed out with a crowbar and pried…
By: Newser / April 30, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Judge Rules Texas Can’t Withhold Funding From Planned Parenthood

A federal judge ruled today that a new Texas law banning Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds through its Women's Health Program — so targeted because it provides abortion services in addition to cancer screenings, etc. — is unconstitutional. In his ruling, the judge noted, "The court is particularly influenced by the potential for immediate…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The Meh At The 2012 Comedy Awards

This weekend, politicians and D-list celebs like Caroline Manzo hobnobbed at "nerd prom" aka the White House Correspondents' Dinner, but if I could have had my pick, I would have gone to the Comedy Awards instead. Tons of funny…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm

I hereby commence the first-ever meeting of the Ladies Whose Lips Are So Thin We're Afraid Of Wearing Lipstick support group! So far, Amelia and I are the only members, but with the help of our sponsors, both of  us have been making inroads. Part of my recovery can be attributed to the discovery of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

7 Awesome Items From Isaay.com — Plus, Win A $500 Gift Card!

Hey laaaaaadiezzzzzz ... spring has arrived, summer is just around the corner, and it's time to add some fun, fabulous pieces to your warm weather wardrobe. The generous folks at chic online retailer Isaay.com are giving one lucky Frisky reader a $500 gift card to spend on anything on the site. Enter to win here (see official rule…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2012

“Knocked Up” Sequel Proves Dysfunctional Couples Are Funnier

We all know that couple. They bicker all the time. They seem totally mismatched, almost like they stumbled into a marriage and kids and still aren’t quite sure how they got there. We don’t necessarily want to hang out with them too much. But stick them in a new "Knocked Up" sequel byJudd Apatow, give them hilarious lines, and have them…
By: The Stir / April 30, 2012

What Happens When Ex-Orthodox Jews Need To Learn How To Date?

Dating is hard enough. But what about dating when you've recently left an insular religious community that pretty much forbade interaction with the opposite sex? Such is the problem faced by ex-Orthodox Jews who are "Off the Derech" (derech is Hebrew for path), or OTD, and assimilating into secular society. Hasidic communities separate boys and girl…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

Topshop Rips Off Independent Jewelry Designer

In yet another example of a big fashion chain "borrowing" ideas from an independent designer, Topshop recently rolled out a set of "punctuation rings" that look a hell of a lot like the awesome swear ring set by jewelry designer and fashion blogger Wendy Brandes. Wendy posted a response…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Batman Goatee Guy

Dear Batman Goatee Guy, You are either a really serious Batman fan or have an excellent sense of humor or both. You're handy with a razor and possess the ability to grow thick, lustrous facial hair. I'm not sure what else I could ever want in a man. Do you have a date for the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2012

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Liv Tyler In “Empire Records”

This past weekend, I watched the classic '90s movie "Empire Records," which follows a day in the life of an independent record store and all of its employees (indie records stores, remember those?). Over the course of the film, one girl (Robin Tunney from "The Craft") tries to commit suicide and shaves her head, another…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 30, 2012

Jeans Really Do Look Good On Everyone

I love how Mr. Ed  coordinated his jeans with his bridle. [That's So Ratchet]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 30, 2012

DJ Dominic Dieter Tells Father To Have Daughter Raped To Make Her Straight

On air Friday, Cleveland radio personality DJ Dominic Dieter advised the father of a teen girl who was caught kissing another girl that he should have one of his friends rape the young woman so she was "screw[ed] straight." On the syndicated morning talk/comedy show "Rover's Morning Glory," Dominic Dieter read an apparent email from…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

10 Things I’ve Learned From Watching “Baggage” (Which Is A Real Show On GSN)

This morning, I was delighted to find out that "Baggage," a show referenced on last night's episode of "Girls" which I assumed to be fake because it sounds so amazingly ridiculous, is, in fact, A REAL THING. Here's how the Jerry Springer-hosted show works, according to Wikipedia: "Baggage" gives three contestants the chance to wi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2012

The Kama Sutra Of Sleeping For Couples

Many a great sex life has been ruined by the cat block. Oh, the pernicious cat block! Cats: they are real bastards sometimes. [via Laughing Squid]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

E! Announces A TV Show Based On “The Wizard Of Oz”

File this under really strange ideas for television shows: E! is developing a scripted drama inspired by the book Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz. "Dorothy" (as it's currently titled) will follow a girl from Kansas City who falls in love with a man and moves with him to Emerald City to work at hi…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 30, 2012

The Top 10 Lies Men Tell Women

Earlier today, we brought you the top 10 lies women tell men. Now, because it's National Honesty Day, we've got the top 10 lies men tell women. Women may be inclined to lie about their weight, mental state, and how much they really spent on that LBD, but…
By: The Frisky / April 30, 2012

How Guys Fake Orgasms Remains A Mystery

According to a new study published in the Journal of Sex Research, 28 percent of  male college students admitted to faking orgasms during intercourse, oral sex and manual stimulation. The reasons guys pretended to orgasm were similar to those cited by the females -- they wanted sex to be over, they wanted to please their…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 30, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The Totally Meh At The 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

This past weekend was the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and literally, like, anybody who's ever been on TV was there. I mean, Caroline Manzo from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" attended. So did Rob Morrow, that guy from "Northern Exposure." And as you might imagine, there were a zillion famous ladies in dresses, great…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 30, 2012

Girl Talk: My First Date, At Age 33

At the age of 33, I went on my first date.  I met the Brazilian at a nightclub a month before I was set to leave New York City indefinitely. The fact that he danced well and wore a scarf while doing so gave him away instantly as a foreigner. After grinding together to techno…
By: Melanie Hamlett / April 30, 2012
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