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Whitney Houston Is In Rehab … To Cleanse?

According to TMZ, singer Whitney Houston has entered an out-patient rehab program, but not because she’s got a problem with drugs or alcohol. No, a source told the gossip site that Whitney is “cleansing herself to get ready for a new movie.” In this particular program, apparently, Whitney can go about her usual business but she wears a “monitor.” Monitoring what, exactly? Here’s my hunch — this is all legalese. Whitney isn’t sayin’ she has a problem with drugs or booze, but she’s drying out — er, cleansing — from one or both and the monitor is to make sure she sticks to it. In other words, she’s (probably) on a booze and drug sabbatical! Hey, I wouldn’t have minded a monitor when I was doing mine… [TMZ]

UPDATE: Whitney’s rep issued a statement to People which says: “Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment. Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process.” I still don’t really get what that means, but good luck to you Whitney! [People] Keep reading »

Take It To The Max

Let me tell you a secret: sometimes, when I am feeling supremely lazy, I will wear a maxi dress all day long and then sleep in it that night. I mean, a maxi dress is essentially just a nice-ish looking nightgown, so can you blame me? Well, one maxi dress I won’t be wearing to bed this spring is this slightly dressier version from Gap. Available exclusively online, I love the subtle grey and cream print, racer back, and sexy keyhole in the front. Perfect worn with simple flats during the day and colorful wedges at night, throwing on a fitted denim jacket to keep warm. I’ll figure out my PJ situation later.

[$89.95 Gap]

Style Stealer: Katie Holmes Gets A Pop-Of-Orange

I have been seriously lusting after this outfit ever since I first glimpsed it on Katie Holmes a few weeks. And I was super psyched to find out that her rusty orange skirt is going to be available at Ann Taylor in the not so distant future except … I want it nowwwww! (That’s my Veruca Salt impression, how did I do?) Luckily, I am a productive whiner, so I channeled my energy into finding similar pieces that make up her look. Check ‘em out, after the jump! Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 12 Pairs Of Cat-Eye Sunglasses Under $25!

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God, I was so on trend in 8th grade. Cat-eye sunglasses were my thing. In the years since, I’ve moved on to big glamour girl shades, Ray-Ban wayfarer knockoffs, and aviators a la Carrie on “Sex and the City,” sure that my beloved cat-eyes would never make a comeback. But they have! Cat-eye shades are big for spring and summer — here are 12 pairs all under $25!

Win This! “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” And $100 Cash Card

You do have May 13 marked down in your calendar as the day when “Bridesmaids” hits theaters, don’t you? I saw the movie last night at a screening — one of the perks of my job, gotta say — and while I can’t give too much away (look for our review on Monday!), I will say you will CRACK THE HELL UP. Anyway, I think everyone can agree seeing a movie about bridesmaids is infinitely better than actually being one, but if you’re stuck with the latter, we’ve got the giveaway for you! One lucky reader will score a “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” — stocked with lip balm, mints, comb/mirror, nail files and a shot glass engagement ring — and a $100 Visa cash card, and no, don’t worry, you don’t actually have to be a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding to be eligible.

WIN THIS! Tell us in the comments what your ideal Ladies’ Night Out entails—the most creative and thought-provoking answers will walk away with the “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” and $100 Visa Cash Card. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, May 13. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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Tech Update: Commenting Almost Back To Normal!

Let me start off by saying how much I appreciate your patience. I know that over the last few months, our tech issues have been varied and vast, for reasons I can’t explain because A) I don’t entirely understand them because I have a silly liberal arts degree and B) it would take too long. But I can report good news and that is that we’ve ironed out most of the issues associated with Disqus, our new commenting system. Comments are now appearing under their correct threads. While the posts still aren’t counting how many comments they’ve gotten — we’re hoping to have that fixed shortly — you can comment and your comment will show up where it’s supposed to, as opposed to under some unrelated post. (If you see otherwise, please let me know!) In the process of fixing the bugs, we did lose some comments left over the last few days and for that we offer our apologies. If you encounter any further problems with Disqus, feel free to leave a comment under this post or {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”email me”} directly. Thank you! Keep reading »

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