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Corduroy Skirts Are A Sin!

The photo alone is funny, but here’s the background story. Chris Pesto (the guy holding the “cord skirts are a sin” sign) is a student at Syracuse University and noticed two people holding “Homosexuality Is A Sin” signs on campus. Though he supports their right to express their, uh, opinion, Pesto — who is gay — wanted to express his as well. He wrote on his Facebook page:

“This woman was wearing a ankle-length corduroy skirt, which, as we all know, is a fashion nono. So, in order to make her feel uncomfortable, I stood next to her and held a sign that said Corduroy skirts are a sin! I don’t think I have ever drawn so much attention in my life. SO many people asked to take a picture with me, I got laughs, high fives and there were the few that even cursed off the woman standing behind me.”

Pesto was joined by others also expressing their support of gay rights and he was even interviewed by the local news. No word on whether the hatemonger took his fashion advice and chucked her skirt in the trash. [The F Bomb] Keep reading »

Quotable: Patrick Stewart On Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence

“The truth is that domestic violence touches many of us. It is very possible that someone you know – a friend, sister, daughter or colleague – is experiencing abuse. One in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in her lifetime. And every week two women are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales, and 10 women take their own lives as the only way they know how to escape a violent partner. You are almost certainly paying for it. Domestic violence costs around £26bn a year in medical, legal and housing costs … This violence is not a private matter. Behind closed doors it is shielded and hidden and it only intensifies. It is protected by silence – everyone’s silence … Most people find the idea of violence against women – and sometimes, though rarely, against men – abhorrent, but do nothing to challenge it. More women and children, just like my mother and me, will continue to experience domestic violence unless we all speak out against it.”

– Actor Patrick Stewart on his experience as a child with domestic violence and why he supports Refuge’s “Four Ways To Speak Out” anti-domestic violence campaign in an essay for the UK’s The Guardian Keep reading »

Joan Jett Bonds With KStew, Plus Other Actors Who’ve Met Those They’ve Portrayed

See, you knew there had to be an explanation for the haircut. Kristen Stewart has been spending a lot of time with Joan Jett, who she’s portraying in the upcoming movie, “The Runaways.” Turns out, these two really like each other! Kristen said of the rock icon, “So many people know her as just being like one of the coolest people to ever live. That in itself is one of the most intimidating things that I’ve ever had to confront, but she’s so cool, too.” And Joan is very happy with Kristen’s portrayal of her. “She sounded great and played well. She has the passion for it, which you can’t really be taught,” she says. [Socialite Life]

It’s already a lot of pressure to portray a real larger-than-life character, without them looking over your shoulder. But here are a few other actors who met the character they played, face to face. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “The Road,” “Me And Orson Welles”

You really don’t need an excuse to go to the movies this week, it’s Thanksgiving weekend, you’ve already eaten your weight in butter and after you’ve hit your credit card limits for this Black Friday business, you’re going to need to hide out in the theater if only to keep yourself from eating and spending whatever is left of your life. Thankfully, there are a slew of movies coming out in limited release and regular style this week, including “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “Old Dogs,” “Ninja Assassin,” “The Road,” “Me and Orson Welles,” and “The Princess and the Frog.” So get to it. Keep reading »

From “I Kissed A Boy” To “I Hit A Girl”

Well this is lovely. Days after canceling Adam Lambert’s performance on “Good Morning America” — after the “American Idol” runner-up ZOMGkissedaboy! on the American Music Awards — ABC booked Chris Brown for an interview and performance on the morning show. Feel free to lose your s**t about the wiggity wack hypocrisy of this in the comments! [OK!] Keep reading »

Animals Run Amok On Hollywood Sets

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz‘s new flick, “Knight & Day,” is currently filming in Spain. For one of the film’s scenes, seven bulls were recently corralled in downtown Cadiz, but a few of those crafty bulls managed to escape and run away to a nearby beach, just like anyone ditching work would do. But as the bulls charged for freedom, they “slightly injured” two women, whatever that means. Filming has been suspended for the time being. [Associated Press]

Obviously, it’s hard enough to get actors to behave themselves, let alone try to control animals. So we found some more instances of animals gone wild on movie sets … Keep reading »

Quotable: Sarah Palin Endorses Cannibalism

“If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?”

– Sarah Palin in Going Rogue. Does that mean they’ll be serving all kinds of meat — you know, dogs, cats, and, uh, humans — at the Palin family Thanksgiving? Keep reading »

What The Frisky Is Thankful For In 2009…

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Before we break out our stretchiest pants, put on a bib, and begin ALL-DAY EATING FEST 2009, The Frisky staff wanted to share the many things we’re thankful for this year. Please share yours in the comments!

Amelia is thankful…
1. News: …that Barack Obama won the presidency and that gay people can get married in five states.
2. Celebs: …that someday, I just don’t know when, I will never have to write the words “Kate and Jon Gosselin” again.
3. Relationships: …that I didn’t get married and am not on my way to divorce court!
4. Entertainment: …that “Star Trek” cast Chris Pine as Captain Kirk.
5. Guys: …that I haven’t lost faith in them.
6. Sex: …that I was gifted with the Hitachi Magic Wand for my birthday.
7. Style: …that my gold J.Crew shoes eventually went on sale for half the price they were originally.

The Difference Between Harry Potter And Edward Cullen

Harry Potter, er, Daniel Radcliffe likes to shower. This pic is from a photo book called One Day In The Life Of Daniel Radcliffe by Tim Hailand. This is probably as good as it gets. [EW] Keep reading »

What’s The Most Public Place You’ve Had Sex?

Apparently, love is in the air this holiday. Particularly in Australia, where a young couple partook in some afternoon delight in broad daylight, on a clock tower that’s one of Sydney’s landmarks above a dorm. As a crowd of hundreds of curious bystanders gathered below, they went at it. According to a witness, “The couple did seem to know they could be seen and seemed completely unfazed.” And what harm was done, besides potentially exposing youngsters to nudity? The Australian papers are begging for the couple to come forward, presumably to grant them an award for their public service of bringing people together … to laugh about sex? Presumably, they were college students, maybe still drunk from binge-drinking the night before and brimming with sin from living in such close quarters with the opposite sex? [Orange News]

I think I would only be able to handle that level of PDA if I was positive no one would ever know it was me and no children were within a two mile radius. Where’s the most public place you have had sex? Keep reading »

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