Archive: 2012

Anne Hathaway & Samuel L. Jackson Have A Sad-Off

Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson both have pretty grim movies coming out just in time for the holidays. Hathaway stars in “Les Miserables” while Jackson is in Quentin Tarantino’s latest “Django Unchained.” In this Funny Or Die video, Anne and Sam prep for the holidays and compare notes on whose movie is more depressing.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2012

Teen Wins Fight for Less “Girly” Easy-Bake Oven

A 13-year-old girl who complained to Hasbro that its purple and pink Easy-Bake Ovens needed to be a little more unisex for her 4-year-old brother has won: Thanks to her online petition, Hasbro is releasing a blue, silver, and black version—and adding boys to advertisements for the classic toy, the AP reports. “They really met most or…

By: Newser / December 18, 2012

Field Guide: The 12 Types Of Holiday Shoppers

After years of sitting out holiday shopping due to lack of extra fundage (or maybe I’m just a bad person), I’ve had time to sit back and observe the frenzy. I walk through busy shopping thoroughfares and holiday gift markets and people watch. I sip hot apple cider and make mental notes. I’m ready to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 18, 2012

Burn, Baby, Burn

The scents of Christmas are so played out. I don’t want my house to smell like fir leaves and pumpkin pie this holiday season, I want it to smell like freedom. The olfactory equivalent of a motorcycle ride along the Pacific Coast Highway. The Easy Rider candle will fill your home with the scent of…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 18, 2012

Lindsay Lohan Is Now Doing Bar Mitzvahs

Lindsay Lohan is solving her money woes with a talent agency that plans to book her for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. You know, any place with a cash bar. (LiLo’s team denies this is true. No word on whether she’s considering the offer of strip club gig, either.) [Evil Beet Gossip, TMZ]
Drumroll,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2012

21 Things We Do To Make Ourselves Feel Feminine

Hey, masculinity and femininity are totally constructions. That’s some Women’s Studies 101 stuff right there. Nevertheless, there are times when we just really want to dig in and fulfill our essentialist ideals. That’s likely why a thread on Reddit last week blew up — men were asked, “What thing do you do to make yourself…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas From The Honey Boo Boo Family!

Alana, Mama June, Sugar Bear, Chickadee, Pumpkin, Chubbs, and Baby Kaitlyn recently sat down for this charming Christmas portrait at Smiley’s Flea Market & Yard Sale in Macon, GA. I’m really digging Alana’s green extensions — very festive! [WOW Report]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2012

Updated Christmas Carols: Celeb Couple Edition

Last year we rewrote some traditional Christmas carols to reflect the awkward reality of modern holiday celebrations. This year we thought we’d give some festive tunes a pop culture twist. Let’s kick things off with three songs to honor the strange twists and turns of three celebrity couples who made headlines this year. Grab some…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 18, 2012

The 12 Days Of Catsmas: Day 10

On the 10th day of Catsmas, my true love gave to me …

By: Julie Gerstein / December 18, 2012

5 Perfect Gifts For … The TV Addict

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for that guy or gal you just can’t tear away from the boob tube…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2012

Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum Are Having A Baby!

“Sexiest Man Alive” Channing Tatum and his hot wife Jenna Tatum are adding one more attractive person to the world: they announced today that Jenna is pregnant. Congratulations, you too. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
Scarlett Johansson’s nude photo hacker Christopher Chaney has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He not only hacked phone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2012

The Official “Star Trek Into Darkness” Trailer Arrives, Hints At Major Character’s Death

Okay, the full length trailer for “Star Trek Into Darkness” is out and teases a character’s death in a major way. Also, still not clear who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing because obviously JJ Abrams is a sadist. [The Mary Sue]
As expected, “The Hobbit” killed in its opening weekend, taking in $84.8 millio…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012

Woman Wins $1.5 Million Settlement After Being Accused Of Lying About Sexual Assault

Sara Reedy of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has won a $1.5 million settlement after she was falsely accused of both theft and lying about a sexual assault. The gas station where a then-19-year-old Reedy was employed was robbed and she was forced to perform oral sex on the burglar at gunpoint. But the cops decided she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2012

Anonymous Hits Westboro For Threat To Protest Newtown

Hackers from Anonymous pounced on the Westboro Baptist Church soon after the extremist group announced plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to praise God for sending the gunman, Mashablereports. The online activists published the emails, phone numbers, and home addresses of Westboro members, taunted the group on Twitter about the hacking, and vowed to destroy…

By: Newser / December 17, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Stunning Space Jewelry

I recently bought myself a Rosette Nebula necklace from an Etsy artist, because my middle name is rose and I love space photography. It’s even more beautiful in person, and I’ve been getting so many compliments on it I thought, “Damn, everyone should have a cool piece of space jewelry!” Want to get in on the interstellar…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 17, 2012

Bushmaster, Maker Of The Rifle Used In The Newtown Massacre, Equates Gun Ownership With Manhood

On the left is an ad for Bushmaster, maker of rifle used by Adam Lanza in Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It is part of a larger campaign which equates manhood with ownership of a firearm. The “Mancard” campaign lets users revoke a guy’s mancard (bottom right is an example of a revoked mancard for,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012

An Open Letter To The Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 17, 2012

Sunday Boob Tube Bonanza: Basically, I Just Kept Saying “Holy $%#&!” During The “Dexter” And “Homeland” Finales

OMG. Those three letters really sum up last night’s finales of “Dexter” and “Homeland,” but of course I have plenty more to say. Spoilers after the jump!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012

Joe Scarborough Says Newtown Has Made Him Rethink His Pro-Gun Stance

“… We have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined…

I’ve always taken a Libertarian approach to Hollywood’s first amendment rights, and gun collectors second amendment rights, and i…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2012

Paz De La Huerta Celebrates Nudity In Playboy

“I celebrate nudity every day,” actress Paz de la Huerta tells Playboy in their new issue, in which she makes sweet love to camera in various naturalistic settings. “We did the photos with no makeup, and we both wanted them to have a very natural feeling,” she told the mag of the pictures shot by photographer Mario Sorrenti. “It…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2012
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