Archive: 2012

Indian Police Chief Suggests Women Protect Themselves From Rape With Chili Powder

Here are two different ways to stop rape. One, teach men and women that rape is never, ever, ever acceptable. Two, tell women to carry around chili powder to throw at potential attackers. I guess chili powder in the eyeball will make a rapey boner go away right quick, according to a police chief i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

Nerd Alert: Would You Crossover Into “The Twilight Zone” Again?

Oh this is exciting news ... CBS is supposedly rebooting "The Twilight Zone"! [The Mary Sue] Did Reuters accidentally reveal plot info for the upcoming film "Star Wars VII" in a story about the Mayan Apocalypse? [The Mary Sue] Speaking of the end of days, here's how the internet is prepping for Doomsday. [The FW]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2012

December 20: What Are We Wearing Today?

So, chances are, this is our last What Are We Wearing Today ever, as tomorrow the world is ending. It's been real. Let's see whether we brought it the day before the apocalypse.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2012

It’s Time To Cry: “What Brought Us Together” In 2012

I dare you to watch this viral video about what brought us together — both good and bad, both goofy and devastatingly sad — in 2012 and not start bawling at your desk.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

The Boyfriend Maker App Is Alive And Self Aware, And Is Actually A Terrible Boyfriend

Last week, Jessica told you about The Boyfriend Maker, a smartphone app that allows users to have a simulated boyfriend experience, without all the messy emotional problems and intimacy. Sounds awesome, right? Except the Boyfriend Maker app seems to have acquired some artificial intelligence and is now kind of a monster.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 12 Pairs Of Dangly Earrings Under $30

True story, I've never had my ears pierced, and I know squat about buying earrings. I actually had to ask the rest of the Frisky girls if paying $30 for a pair of earrings was a deal. I guess I just feel like earrings would just be one more accessory to spend money on, so…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2012

Drew Barrymore Reacts To Kristen Wiig Dating Her Ex

Now, she's a mother and wife. But that wasn't always the case for Drew Barrymore. Before meeting husband Will Kopelman, the actress was in a serious, five-year relationship with The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti. After they split in 2006, Barrymore didn't expect him to one day be dating one of her girlfriends! Moretti is currently dating "Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig, who also happe…

By: YourTango.com / December 20, 2012

Meet The Texas Town Which Allows Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns

In the week following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 people were murdered, everyone everywhere has been yakking about their opinion on guns. Some people think more people should carry guns, so they can protect everyone else from the "bad guys." Other people — and I myself fall into…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

A Reason To Think Twice About Going Solo

What do Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, 2Pac, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston all have in common? They were solo artists who died prematurely. According to a study published in the BMJ Open Journal, solo performers were almost twice as likely to die young as compared to those who were i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 20, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: 2012 Miss Universe Pageant

There was a moment during last night's Miss Universe pageant when the lead singer of Train warbled something awful about being on a private island that only Johnny Depp knows about, while the 10 Miss Universe finalists tried to whirl around him in their ballgowns, and I thought: This is what the Mayans were talking

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas From A Tastefully Nude Courtney Stodden!

"I thought these photos would be a fun way to spread Christmas cheer. I think the pictures turned out fun and sexy!" --Courtney Stodden on her super sexy sensual E! Entertainment photo shoot. You can see the full photo spread here. Spoiler alert: there's one of Court covered in fake snow. I guess this i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 20, 2012

George Takei Reads “Fifty Shades Of Grey”

We've told you about all the ways Fifty Shades Of Grey is out to ruin your life, but here's one way it's made my life better: this video of "Star Trek"'s George Takei reading the hit erotic novel is everything I didn't know I needed. His silky baritone voice is just perfect. Oh my, Mr. Sulu! Don't…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2012

6 Things We Didn’t Know We Should Be Doing To Our Boobs

You knew you should be examining them every month and plucking your nipple hair, but a new study found that squeezing your breasts regularly may prevent cancer. The study done at University of California at Berkeley concluded that compressing breast tissue may prevent malignant cells triggering cancer. "Here we show that physical force can play…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 20, 2012

Cory Booker Exploring Senate Run

Cory Booker has made his decision: The popular Newark mayor will explore a run for the Senate, he announced today. "Let there be no doubt: I will complete my full second term as mayor of Newark, New Jersey," Booker says in a YouTube video and website post today. "And as for my political future, I will explore the possibility of…

By: Newser / December 20, 2012

Insane Clown Posse Should Review All The Movies

What can be said about the new "Les Miserables" film that hasn't already been said? Let's ask Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records. Does it feature "Gladiator vs. Wolverine"? Yes, yes it does. Is it about the miserable? Well, yes it is. And is the best part of…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2012

Rhonda Lee, Black Meteorologist, On Getting Fired For Speaking Out About Her Hair

Two weeks ago, we were disturbed to learn the story of Rhonda Lee, a black meteorologist who was fired from KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, after she responded in the comments, kindly and politely, to two racist Facebook posts written by viewers on the station's page. One of the racist posts, in fact, had even bee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

Pray Tell: Why I Write About Religion

Telling people that you write about religion for a living always raises a couple of eyebrows. In the past, I’ve covered everything from fashion to pop culture, but no one ever questioned why someone might be interested in lipstick or TV. However, religion is one of those things that can scare people just by being…

By: Lilit Marcus / December 20, 2012

The Real X Factor Lies Deep In Britney’s Eyes

It's Burtenay, bitch, and the wispy bowl-cut bangs and pained faraway stare suggest to me that her every move is being controlled by remote forces. Except for the shoeless convenience store restroom trips and puffed Cheeto consumption. That's alllll organic Britney.

By: Rachel Krause / December 20, 2012

There’s A New Trailer For “The Great Gatsby”!

I will never forgive the Movie Premiere Scheduling Powers That Be for pushing back "The Great Gatsby" until May 2013 instead of the holiday season in 2012. Don't they know that's five months from now?!?! They dropped one trailer last May — yes, a full year in advance — and just dropped another teasing "Gatsby"…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: You ARE Pretty Enough To Find Love

The other day, a girl emailed me: “I’m worried that I’m not pretty enough to get a guy. I’m single, and want a serious relationship, but sometimes I think I can’t find one because I’m not prettier.” I wanted to exclaim, “That’s ridiculous!” But instead I thought, Well, of course you’re worried. When I wa…

By: Kate Fridkis / December 20, 2012
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