Archive: Sep 2012

Weekend Project: DIY Sweater Leg Warmers

The best thing about fall (besides new TV shows and crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice lattes) is stepping out in a cute pair of boots, and what makes a cute pair of boots even cuter? A chunky cable knit sock peeking out from the top. Get the layered look without the bulk by cutting the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 29, 2012

Lisa Marie Presley Now Sells Fish & Chips In An English Village

Elvis Presley’s daughter, donning an apron to serve fish and chips in a quiet English village? Yep, and that’s how she likes it, the New York Daily News reports. Having moved to Rotherfield with her husband two years ago, the singer enjoys hanging out at a local pub run by two of her friends. So…

Newser / September 29, 2012

Presenting: A “Downton Abbey” Prequel

As we eagerly await the season three premiere of “Downton Abbey,” consider this over tea and crumpets: life before Lady Mary was mucking up her love life and Lady Sybil was wearing pants. Julian Fellowes, the creator of of the show, has announced his plans for a spin-off drama, following the courtship of Lord and…

Ami Angelowicz / September 29, 2012

Actor Johnny Lewis, Who Killed Himself And His Landlady, Was A Scientologist

Johnny Lewis, the “Sons of Anarchy” actor and former boyfriend of Katy Perry who killed himself and his landlady this week, was once a member of the Church of Scientology. His father, Michael Lewis, is powerful within the church and allegedly put his son in Scientology’s drug “rehab” program Narconon. [Ortega Underground]

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012

Andrej Pejic Wants To Pose For Playboy & A Woman Who Has 100 Orgasms A Day

Hello, Hugh Hefner. Please note that Andrej Pejic would like to pose for Playboy. But he’ll have to beat up Courtney Stodden first. [Styleist]
Miami now has a bikini basketball league that you can try out for. [TruTV]
Here are some tips for breaking out of your sexual comfort zone. Why do…

Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2012

Guess Who Was Once Arrested For Blocking An Abortion Clinic Entrance?

This guessing game isn’t too hard: GOP pain-in-the-neck Rep. Todd Akin, of course. Akin has admitted he was once arrested for blocking an abortion clinic entrance. Aw, come on, guys! He just wanted to first make sure those women were “legitimately raped”! []
Women speak 25 percent less than their male counterparts in meeting…

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012

Man Fakes Plane Crash In Elaborate Marriage Proposal

What is UP with dudes these days? First there was Alexey Bykov, the guy who pretended to die in a car crash in order to make his girlfriend realize how she can’t live without him (really, really). Now there comes the story of Ryan Thompson, a guy who pretended that the small plane he wa…

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2012

Must Haves: 9 Cool Pieces Of Body Jewelry

The other day, I was walking behind a woman who had a really beautiful chain dangling down her back. At first, I thought it was just a necklace, but as I passed her, I realized it was actually a body harness — a pretty piece of body jewelry. Body jewelry had its moment a couple…

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2012

Feeling Unsafe On The Street? There’s An App For That!

StreetSafe, a relatively new app for smartphones, claims that for a minimum of $12.50 a month, it will coach you with safety advice in frightening areas on your way to any location. One first feature is called “Walk With Me,” where the user can connect with a Safety Advisor while walking down a street. If…

Daley Quinn / September 28, 2012

What We Missed: The Frisky Staff Discusses Bagel Heads, Britney Spears & More!

This week on “What We Missed,” we discuss bagel heads, Cindy Gallop’s “Make Love Not Porn,” Britney Spears’ inexplicable facial expressions on “The X Factor,” and Illinois pharmacists winning the right to refuse to dispense the morning-after pill. Also, we examine a mysterious brown spot on the office floor.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2012

Alanis Morrissette Covers Green Day’s “Basket Case” As A Ballad

Last week, Billie Joe Armstrong melted down onstage at the IHeartMusic Festival and over the weekend he checked into rehab for substance abuse. Here his pal Alanis Morrissette covers Green Day’s song “Basket Case” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the most Alanis Morrisette-y way possible, meaning as a ballad.  She told, “We’re all figuring…

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012

How Do We Feel About The “Kid Shaming” Meme?

Nothing on the Internet is better than the dog shaming meme: pet owners post pictures of their pups with signs around their necks reading stuff like “I ate my own barf” and “I like to hump this cat.” I keep trying to get Amelia to submit a photo of Lucca but she insists her dog…

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2012

Is This The Most Annoying Bride In The World?

First off, apologies for the crap quality of this video: the original was taken down, but thankfully (?) someone was able to make a second copy. This clip features a bride named Jacquelyn who is professing her love to her husband  Todd Evan Krieger. The video was presented to Todd — who she refers to…

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2012

True Story: I Wrote “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Fanfic

Today is the 25th Anniversary of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”‘s debut on television, one of the most significant pop culture events in my life. Here’s why…

This summer, I visited an old friend in San Francisco and we got to talking about writing.

“I still think the best thing you ever…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2012

Today In Poop News: Squatty Potty & The Girl Who Got A Fecal Transplant

Gather ’round, kids. Time for your poop news of the day! First, the latest in better toilet technology is the Squatty Potty, a stool that helps you achieve proper pooping posture. Or you can just squat on your toilet seat — but the Squatty Potty looks more comfortable. You can buy one starting at $34.95.

Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2012

Amy Poehler’s Sage Advice For Dealing With Social Anxiety

Amy Poehler and special guest Aubrey Plaza share their secrets for combating social anxiety on the latest episode of “Ask Amy.” Even if you’re not typically an anxious person, it can be really intimidating to walk into a room full of strangers. Ugh. Birthday parties where you only know, like, one person and networking event…

Ami Angelowicz / September 28, 2012

How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

Do you find that you have just too much support? That people like you too much? That you’re just up to your eyelashes in friendships? Me too, comrade! Here’s how to destroy all of that.

It’s really important to pick fights with your friends. If there’s something that isn’t a big deal, it’…

Almie Rose / September 28, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Rihanna’s Matchy-Matchy Look

This is a picture of Rihanna on her way to a big party for Jay-Z Thursday night. Rihanna, Jay and the rest were celebrating the opening of Jay-Z’s new Barclay Center, a performing arts and sports stadium in Brooklyn. We’re all for celebrating, but we’re a bit more on the fence about Rihanna’s matchy-matchy outfit.

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2012

Watch Melissa McCarthy Steal Jason Bateman’s Identity

We’ve been waiting for Melissa McCarthy’s next move post-“Bridesmaids,” and we are so happy she’s going to be in a new movie with Jason Bateman. In “Identity Thief,” Jason and Melissa go toe-to-toe over a stolen identity and mountains of debt. Very stoked for this!

Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2012

Girl Talk: I Am My Mother’s Least Favorite Child

When I was little, I was convinced my mother hated me. Between my two older brothers and me, I was positive I was the one she liked least. Even at a young age I could sense I was a disappointment, that I didn’t fit the stereotype of her dream daughter: sweet, demure, cooperative, loving. I…

Daisy Barringer / September 28, 2012
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