Archive: Apr 2013

Natalie Portman To Play Lady MacBeth?

Natalie Portman has supposedly signed on to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in a new “Macbeth” remake. If having once been in a film with Ashton Kutcher and playing a Shakespearean lead is not versatility, I don’t know what is. [The Film Stage]
Don’t send Kim Kardashian and Kanye West baby gifts!

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013

LEGO Construction Worker Stickers That Build Sexism!

Last week the blog Talking To Strangers posted about a LEGO sticker showing a construction worker figurines catcalling, “Hey Babe!” LEGO issued a response, where they said, “To communicate the LEGO experience to children we typically use humor and we are sorry that you were unhappy with the way a minifigure was portrayed here.” I’m still…

Sarah Gray / April 30, 2013

April 30: What Are We Wearing Today?

HELLO HELLO. It’s the last day of April! Are we going to get some May flowers after all this April showers bullshit? One can only hope. May is also my birth month, so, you know. Get ready, or something like that. Come see what we’re wearing today, along with special guest Alex, our lovely video…

Rachel Krause / April 30, 2013

Pink Isn’t Afraid Of The Word “Slut”

“I’m a reformed slut. [Using the word] is my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with, ‘OK, we’ve both decided to do this. Why am I a slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.’”
– Pink tells Glamour magazine why…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2013

Five-Year-Old Rape Victim Dies At Indian Hospital

Last night, a five-year-old girl died in a hospital in India from cardiac arrest, succumbing to wounds suffered when she was raped.

According to a hospital official, the child had been in a coma for over a week and suffered brain damage as a result of being smothered during the attack to stifle her…

Sarah Gray / April 30, 2013

Well Played: Zoe Saldana Is Seriously On Her Sartorial Game

Hey y’all, I just wanna give a shoutout to Zoe Saldana, who has been absolutely killing it everywhere she goes. Between two “Star Trek Into Darkness” events this week, and the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, lady has been looking ahhhhhh-mazing. These looks are all seriously difficult to pull off, but she is Seriously…

Rachel Krause / April 30, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: Travel-Themed Jewelry To Celebrate Your Journey

We’ve been sharing our favorite travel tips, stories and destinations with you the past couple of weeks, so it seemed like a good time to pick out some of our favorite travel-themed jewelry. We’ve selected some great map, compass and plane-themed pieces to help feed your travel bug!

Julie Gerstein / April 30, 2013

Behold, A Glorious Inflatable Turd Sculpture

This artwork you see before you in a 51-foot-tall inflatable turd sculpture called “Complex Pile.” The inflatable turd sculptor is named Paul McCarthy, although I originally read his name as Paul McCartney and was freaking out for several moments about how and when Sir Paul McCartney diverged from music to inflatable poop sculptures. I was having…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013

Good News: James Deen’s Doctor Says Sex Is A Workout — But Only Porn Sex

“My doctor actually told me that sex doesn’t count as cardio and working out. And then the next time I saw him he had seen one of my scenes, and he told me, “You are OK.” In the film world, people don’t realize you’re not just having sex. Sex on camera can be anywhere from…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013

Lourdes Leon’s New Look & 5 Other Celebs Rocking Green Hair

We don’t know if it’s a case of teen angst or a latent desire to follow in mom’s (former) footsteps, but Madonna’s 16-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon is a certified badass in the making. The teenager has shirked her famous mother’s strict, borderline puritanical upbringing in favor of cigarettes, piercings, handsome show-biz boyfriends, and now… green hair!

Rachel Krause / April 30, 2013

These Creepy Comments From Children Will Give You Chills

When my youngest son was maybe 2 years old, he crept outside our bedroom door very early one morning while my husband and I were still asleep. I awoke to a deadpan, tiny voice whispering, “Let her in. Let. Her. In. Let her in,” over and over and over.
Turns out the cat was pawing at…

The Stir / April 30, 2013

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand On Why Women Need To Run For Office

“When women are at the table, a broader agenda is discussed, an agenda that looks out for all Americans, particularly those who are voiceless. Women’s voices are not better than men’s, they’re different and the broader perspective that we bring often leads to better results. That’s why I’ve been such an advocate for more wome…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013

Your Slutty Behavior Is Killing Flowers (Or Something?)

You probably didn’t know that by taking the birth control pill, you are directly contributing to lethal experimentation, euthanasia, poverty, and crime. Well, this flower/weed graphic discovered by feminist blogger Jessica Valenti on One More Soul, a Christian website promoting chastity until opposite-sex marriage, will set you straight. Only through chastity will you have a…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013

A Penis In The Garbage Disposal & 9 Other Penis Attacks

Santa Ana, California, woman Catherine Kieu Becker got really mad at her husband Glen for having an “inappropriate relationship” with someone. So mad that she drugged him, tied him to a bed with nylon ropes, and using a 10-inch knife, cut off his penis. She then threw the penis down the garbage disposal and turned…

Julie Gerstein / April 30, 2013

Well Played: Ellen and Portia At The “Arrested Development” Premiere

Hot damn, Ellen and Portia are a beautiful couple, aren’t they? My favorite thing about them is that every time they’re together, they both just light up–they wear their adoration for each other on their sleeve and I really admire that. OK, enough fangirl-ing about their relationship, let’s talk about their outfits! For the “Arrested…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2013

An Open Letter To Tori Spelling And The Chicken That Sleeps In Her Bed

Dear Tori Spelling,

I try to ignore it whenever I see gossip stories about you. Why? Because you’re doin’ you and I’m doin’ me and what you do when you’re doin’ you is none of my biz. Usually this arrangement works just fine for you and me. But then yesterday, I got curiou…

Ami Angelowicz / April 30, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Four Months Maternity Leave? We Wish!

Pop star Shakira gave birth to her son, Milan, back in January. Since then, she’s been hard at work promoting her new gig as a judge on the NBC show, “The Voice.” As part of that promotion, Shakira spoke with US Weekly and weighed in with some thoughts on motherhood:
On getting her pre-baby body

Avital Norman Nathman / April 30, 2013

Wil Wheaton Explains Why Being A Nerd Is Awesome

A few days ago, at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, my original number one dream celebrity boyfriend Wil Wheaton — best known for being an actor, writer and professional nerd –was asked by a new mom to explain why being a nerd is awesome to her newborn daughter. His answer was straight up brilliant and beautiful. Watch…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2013

Man Spent $2,600 On A Carnival Game And All He Got Was This Lousy, Dreadlocked Banana

New Hampshire man Henry Gribbohm thought he was dropping $300 on a carnival game for the chance to win an Xbox Kinect. As these things tend to go, when he tossed a practice round of “Tubs of Fun” — one of those games where you throw tennis balls into a plastic bucket and try not…

Ami Angelowicz / April 30, 2013

Dating Don’ts: The Case For Doing Nothing

I have something I need to get off my chest. I’m experiencing pangs of guilt about writing about dating when I’m no longer doing it. I wake up some mornings and feel like I’m the Benedict Arnold of the single population. During my time at The Frisky, I have gone through pockets of non-singleness, but…

Ami Angelowicz / April 30, 2013
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