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Romance On TV: It’s A Lipstick Jungle Out There

It’s weird — as much as I loved Sex and the City when it was on TV, in retrospect, watching the episodes on demand now, I realize how “meh” the show was in its last few seasons. Which is why I was half-super excited and half-weary of seeing the latest show based on a Candace Bushnell book, Lipstick Jungle. After watching the premiere last Thursday, I’m pretty sure that the show is going to have the same indulgent guilty pleasure quality of SATC, minus the oh-so-quotable-soundbites and wading pool-deep lessons. More of my assessment, after the jump. Keep reading »

Hollywood’s Hottest Couples Come Out For Gucci/Malawi Benefit

Hello, Dolly! The Backwoods Barbie Is Back!

It should go without saying that Dolly Parton is one of The Frisky‘s most favorite female artists of all time. That’s why we literally screamed out loud when we found our gossip blogger Perez Hilton was hooking up his readers with a free opportunity to stream Dolly’s new album, Backwoods Barbie — with Miss Parton’s permission of course. It’s her first mainstream country album in almost a decade and, OMG, Dolly we love you. She even covers the Fine Young Cannibals’ “Drive Me Crazy” and Smokey Robinson’s “Tracks Of My Tears”! This is the happiest day ever. [Dolly Parton Music via Perez Hilton] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Woody Allen Entices Scarlett and Penelope To Make Out

  • Woody Allen, you’re such an old pervert — but this time we love you for it! Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson get hot and heavy — for each other — in the director’s next film. [Page Six]
  • Jennifer Lopez’s twins are due on Valentine’s Day! All together now…. “Awwwww!” But, I wonder what our astrosexologist Kiki would say about babies born on such a romantic day? [MSNBC]
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    Our First Crush On An American Idol Contestant

    I may be an American Idol addict (not to mention prone to having crushes on wussy musicians) but I rarely develop a “thing” for any of the contestants — I was never a Claymate, nor did last season’s Chris Richardson have a shot at usurping my love for Justin Timberlake. But this season, that trend may change. Meet Josiah Leming. He lives in his car! (Don’t worry, he likes it that way.) He travels from state to state, playing small bars and music halls, singing his own songs and playing the guitar. He’s barely legal, but that didn’t stop my heart from melting the second he got in front of the judges — though he’s from the South, he’s got an vaguely English twang in his voice when he sings, and is clearly influenced by cool Brit bands like Snow Patrol. We’ve often thought that AI would benefit from trying to find the next indie singer-songwriter and Josiah may be it! And by the way, if he gets tired of living in that car, I’ve got a guest bedroom he can shack up in anytime! [You Tube]

    UPDATE: Catherine is officially in love. She’s watched the video twice now. Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Zoe Kravitz And Ben Foster, Sittin’ In A Tree…

  • We’ve got a favorite new couple! Zoe Kravitz (daughter of 80′s hottie Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz) is dating Ben Foster, ex of Kirsten Dunst. So. Dang. Cute. Also, she is what our favorite “character” on Project Runway would call “ferosh”. [Just Jared]
  • Did Kirsten Dunst develop a cocaine habit and check into rehab because she’s so torn up over her ex, Jake Gyllenhaal, falling hard for Reese Witherspoon? Get it together Kiki! No man is worth a drug addiction! [Perez Hilton]
  • Holy crap! Is newly sober (well, hopefully) Amy Winehouse going to be a Bond Girl? We can already envision her pulling weapons out of her huge beehive! [PageSix.com]
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    Feature: For Every Woman’s Bookshelf

    We asked The Frisky‘s readers for the books that really affected them, both as people and as women. These are their picks, along with some of their thoughts!

    A to B and Back Again by Andy Warhol
    The private Andy Warhol talks: about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; and about himself–his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and life among celebrities.

    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    Vladimir Nabokov called Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina “one of the greatest love stories in world literature.” Set in imperial Russia, Anna Karenina is a rich and complex meditation on passionate love and disastrous infidelity.
    “As a piece of literature, virtually every aspect of that book is wonderful; as an example of ‘women’s literature,’ it is just intensely romantic, politically astute, and I mean, the fashion is unparelled: who didn’t imagine herself in Anna’s perfect black velvet dress?” — Reader

    Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
    A novel for young adults, about a preteen girl in sixth grade who grew up with no religion confronting such problems as buying her first bra, having her first period (not to mention coping with belted sanitary napkins), liking boys, and whether to voice her opinion if it differs from what her girlfriends seem to believe.
    “The part where she gets her period is appropriately mortifying.” — Reader

    The Babysitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin
    In the course of the operation of the Babysitter’s Club, Kristy comes to terms with her mother’s engagement, Stacey confides to her new friends that she has diabetes, Claudia learns to tolerate and even appreciate her gifted older sister, and Mary Anne makes some compromises with her over-protective father.
    “I wanted to be Stacy/Claudia. My favorite was the one where they babysit for the racist family.” — Reader

    The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
    Feminist Naomi Wolf argues that women’s insecurities are heightened by unrealistic images of beauty , then exploited by the diet, cosmetic, and plastic surgery industries.
    “I read this, and my world view changed. American standards of beauty are crap, and this backs that up. I met Naomi Wolf in October, and I could not stop blubbering about how much I loved it.” — Reader
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    Justin Timberlake And Britney Spears’ Deep, Dark Secret To Be Revealed!

    “Britney Spears: An America Tragedy” is the cover story in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, out on Friday, and one of the most interesting tidbits from the article asserts that Spears apparently did have a boob job in her teens — but then had the implants removed when her natural assets grew on their own. But it’s this blind item that literally has us dying to get the issue into our grubby little paws. From The Daily News‘ “Gatecrasher” column:

    “What Justin Timberlake/Britney Spears story is too vulgar even to make it as a Gatecrasher blind item?”

    So salacious! Friday can’t get here fast enough! [Note: I forgot how totally awesome Brit and JT's coordinated outfits were!] [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Christina Aguilera Is Back…In A Big Way!

  • So this is what happens to your breasts after you have a baby! Christina Aguilera showed off her new assets at a DVD signing in LA last night, just a few weeks after having son Max. BTW, do you think she needs to take the war paint down a notch now that she’s a mommy? [DListed]
  • Lynne Spears says that Britney’s manager Osama Lufti has been drugging the pop star by grinding up pills and putting them in her food, then controlling her every move. She claims he also told her that if she were to keep him away from Spears, she would kill herself and he would “piss on her grave.” Suffice it to say, Britney really does attract bad boys. [Us Weekly]
  • The latest item in the celebrity rumor mill says that Victoria and David Beckham are looking to adopt a little girl from Africa. The pair already have three sons, so something tells us Posh really wants a daughter to play drag queen dress-up with. [Telegraph U.K.]
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    Cutest Oscar Couple: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

    Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova photo

    Can we just utter a lil’ sigh? What’s got us most psyched about this year’s Oscars is Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova being nominated for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly”, one of the tunes they penned for Once, a movie they also starred in. The two are together in real life and were handpicked for the roles in the movie, about an Irish musician (Hansard) who makes an album with a Czech women (Irglova) he meets in Dublin. The film is overwhelmingly romantic, without having the slightest bit of sex or even kissing in it. And the soundtrack is amazing. Here’s Hansard and Irglova posing together for an Oscar portrait. We hope they win! [Fox Searchlight] Keep reading »

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