Archive: Jan 2012

Bad-Boy Club Drug Could Be The Answer To Depression

Wow, I never thought I’d see the day: Special K is about to get a makeover! Remember the drug’s sleazy clubbing days in the ’90s? The highly-addictive drug, called ketamine, started off as a humble animal tranquilizer but worked its ways into the hottest night spots, sending users into an ecstasy that made time stand still — or,…

By: The Stir / January 31, 2012

In Defense Of Katherine Heigl & The “America’s Sweetheart” Problem

Let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fan of Katherine Heigl movies and I probably won’t see her new film “One for the Money” unless I’m forced. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think she’s gotten a raw deal in the media. A new article from New York magazine asks, “Is It Over…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2012

Morning Quickies: Did Russell Brand Divorce Katy Perry Over Drugs?

Russell Brand may have divorced Katy Perry over drugs, sources tell Star magazine. “Katy runs with a really wild crowd,” a source says, including people who do cocaine. Russell is a notorious former addict and he allegedly didn’t want his wife around the stuff. Another source claims, “He gave her an ultimatum: ‘Get rid…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2012

Win This! “Breaking Dawn” Blu-Ray/DVDs, Soundtracks & Signed Poster

We know many of our readers are diehard “Twilight Saga ” fans [Staffers too! I'm raising my hand! -- Editor], so, in honor of the Blu-Ray/DVD release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” The Frisky is giving away a bunch of “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ swag to three lucky winners. Come in first place, and you could wi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2012

Hero Of The Week: Virginia State Senator Janet Howell Attaches A Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

You guys, meet Janet Howell, a Democratic Virginia State Senator who is my new hero. Howell was disgusted by a new bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, so she decided to protest it in a decidedly unique way. She attached an amendment to that bill that would also…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2012

Fashion Week Internationale Visits Nigeria

Vice’s “Fashion Week Internationale” has been a fascinating series and its final installment — in Nigeria — is perhaps the most striking. The episode conflates the country’s fashion week with Nigeria’s recent anti-gay legislation and history of anti-gay sentiment. Even the country’s First Lady shows up, and notes that “I remember my hot pants used…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2012

Hair Dos: 8 Sexy Hairstyles From The SAG Awards And How To Get Them!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the gowns on the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awardswere pretty sweet, but the hair — the hair!!! — was even better. Intricate braids, messy buns, sleek bobs, and gorgeous waves all made me eager to lock myself in the bathroom and get busy with my curling iron and a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2012

Evening Quickies: Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Controversial “Gay Is A Choice” Comments

Cynthia Nixon from “Sex and the City” is clarifying her comments about how, for her, being gay is a choice by pointing out she was only speaking for her. In a statement, Cynthia said: “My recent comments in The New York Times were about me and my personal story of being gay. I believe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2012

Woman Robs Liberty Tax Services Using Curling Iron

If you use your imagination, maybe it looked like a gun.

A woman and her son are on the run after they allegedly used a curling iron draped with a towel to rob a financial services business in Ohio, police say.

Witnesses told Toledo Police Department officials on Thursday that the…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 30, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Three Canadians Convicted Of So-Called “Honor Killings”

Three Afghan-Canadians have been convicted of murdering three teenaged girls and their dad’s first wife in so-called “honor killings.” Two of the daughters were reportedly killed because they wanted boyfriends against their fathers’ wishes; the father also said his daughters dressed in Western clothes. The eldest daughter at one point left home to live…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2012

Style Stealer: Emma Roberts’ Fabulous Florals

Celebrities didn’t really bring it, fashion-wise, to this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I usually love browsing the quirky cold-weather choices, but this year I saw mostly heavy black coats and boring boots. Luckily there were a few bright spots, like Emma Roberts rocking this stunning dress. I love how the floral print pops against the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 30, 2012

Check Out Who Dressed To Impress At The Directors Guild Of America Awards

We spent quite a bit of time dissecting the red carpet looks at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but another award show occurred this past weekend too. Check out who rocked the red carpet at the DGA Awards here.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2012

Afghan Woman Reportedly Killed For Bearing Baby Girl

Today in News That Makes You Want To Crawl Back Under The Covers: police in Afghanistan say a woman was reportedly strangled to death by her husband because she gave birth to a baby girl. The husband reportedly warned his 22-year-old wife after she gave birth to their first daughter that he’d kill her if…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 30, 2012

January 30: What Are We Wearing Today?

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Let’s share! What did you do? I saw two excellent movies, “Shame” and “Pariah,” both of which were woefully overlooked by the Oscar committee. Also, Michael Fassbender’s penis is just as big as everyone said. I love it when that happens — when something lives up to the hype.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2012

What It Costs To Make Charlize Theron Look Good

This week’s issue of New York magazine features a fascinating look at the high cost of celebrity culture. One major money area of celebrity life? Awards shows, where celebs swan around in couture gowns, dripping in jewels with perfect hair and makeup. It seems, though, that the more famous a celebrity, the le…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 30, 2012

New Research Suggests Cougars Have Shorter Life Spans

Consider yourself lucky, Demi Moore; you broke free from Ashton a healthier woman (just don’t smoke any more of those crazy herbs, girl). New research suggests that marrying a younger man may be a cause for increased mortality rates among women. That totally shatters my dreams of bagging a 30-year-old on my 55th birthday. It…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 30, 2012

5 Frisky-Friendly Films That Debuted At The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is not just a place for swag bags and celebs hanging out for the paparazzi on Main Street. Nope, it’s hard work for journalists and publicists who are often running on fumes as we run through the snow to see the best (and worst) movies that are looking for distribution or…

By: Jenni Miller / January 30, 2012

Honest Question: How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

My blond hair shows even the slightest bit of oiliness at the roots, so I’m a little neurotic about having clean hair. And by “a little neurotic” I mean at the first sign of oil I’m jumping in the shower, lathering up and screaming, “Out, damned grease!” Lady Macbeth-style. I’ve tried dry shampoo, and it’…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 30, 2012

Uggs Banned At One Middle School — But It’s Not Why You Think

Uggs: They are a fashion monster, and yet, many people swear by their comfort. But teens and pre-teens at one Philadelphia-area middle school won’t be allowed to wear them anymore, either way. That’s because officials at Pottsdown Middle School feel that Uggs offer an all-too convenient hiding place for contraband cell phones. (If there had…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 30, 2012

Campus Confidential: On Attending A Women-Only College

When I initially began the college application process, I had absolutely no interest in attending a single sex institution. In fact, I knew exactly what I wanted in a school. I wanted to go to a small liberal arts college in New York City that was full of intelligent, impassioned and driven students; dedicated professor…

By: Julie Zeilinger / January 30, 2012
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