I tuned in at 3pm sharp this Saturday to catch the debut of the NEW “House Of Style,” quite possibly my favorite relic of MTV’s days of yore. As Annika wrote in her preview post, we were worried that this new incarnation would be totally juvenile (not always a good thing!) thanks to a partnership with Teen Vogue. And how would Bar Rafaeli, Leonardo DiCaprio girlfriend and Israeli supermodel, stack up against past hosts Cindy Crawford, Shalom Harlow, Amber Valetta, and Rebecca Romijn? SPOILER: She sucked! Keep reading »
Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry
Jade Goody died this weekend after a brief battle with cervical cancer at the young age of 27. She is survived by her two young sons and her husband. Though she probably didn’t register on your pop culture radar (she was a fixture on British reality TV), her story should serve as a reminder for all women to get regular pap smears, as a way of checking, preventing, and/or treating cervical cancer, which can spread and kill quickly. Please check out what we have written about the subject matter, after the jump, and make sure to schedule an appointment with your own doctor if it’s been more than a year since your last checkup.
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The Frisky is run on a few things — Diet Coke, tea with soy milk and fresh air quickies, pasta for lunch, and cardigans. The latter we all wear on nearly a daily basis, regardless of the outside temperature. Our little office is freezing! Luckily, The Gap has these awesome soft and comfy V-neck cardigans perfect for layering under blazers during spring and over dresses during summer. They come in a million fun colors and have cute little buttons on the sleeve. We’re going to buy them all and then swap! [$44, The Gap] Keep reading »
The New York Times just cannot quit “Sex and the City.” It seems like the Sunday Style section is always in search of the next Carrie & Co., which resulted in this weekend’s profile of “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody and her three friends who dubbed themselves “The Fempire.” Cody, who won an Oscar for writing “Juno” and is currently the mind behind Showtime’s “United States Of Tara,” plans on dominating Hollywood alongside her best gal pals, Lorene Scafaria (who wrote “Nick & Norah’s Infinate Playlist”), Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”), and Liz Meriwether, also a screenwriter. Think of them as the estrogen packed version of Judd Apatow and his boys — and guess what? They’re gorgeous! Also! “We’ve all seen each other naked.”
Despite that admission, the quartet want to be taken seriously and make sure that everyone understands that their success and bank-ability has nothing to do with the fact that they’re all easy on the eyes. “I know a few beautiful women,” said Adam Siegel, a producer who is friends with the women. “But none of them write like Dana, Liz, Lorene or Diablo.”
Attributing the Fempire’s success to their talent not their looks is something we can get behind, but it kind of seems like the group uses the latter to their advantage as well. Keep reading »
“Barack calls it my ‘Star Trek’ belt. He doesn’t understand fashion … He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”
It seems the Prop 8 folks have gotten to Portia de Rossi. Ellen DeGeneres’ wife has rethought her position on gay marriage and decided to do some apologizing on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show. Check it out above! Keep reading »
“I realized very early that there are two types of men in this world: Those who are comfortable sitting in a large group of men watching porn and those who are uncomfortable sitting in a large group of men watching porn. I am definitely in the latter category.”
“It would have to be funny. I’m a very serious actor when it comes to nudity. I’m like Meryl Streep.”
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Germany’s Sarah Gronert is a professional tennis player who competes on the same level as the Williams sisters and Maria Sharipova. The thing is, Gronert was born with both male and female sex organs (i.e. she’s a hermaphrodite), though she had surgery a few years ago to remove the male genitalia. Her story ignited controversy in her own country and within the professional tennis world, but she was able to plead her case with the WTA (the group that oversees the sport) so that she could continue to play among her female peers. But her critics believe that the fact that she was born both as a man and a woman gives her an unfair advantage competing against women. “There is no girl who can hit serves like that, not even Venus Williams,” said Schlomo Tzoref, who coaches rival player. “When I heard her story, I was in shock. I don’t know if it’s fair that she can compete or not. She does have an advantage, but if this is what the WTA have decided, they probably know best.” Apparently, Gronert is so good, she’s expected to be crack the Top 50 players in the world this year.