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Lauren Alaina May Be Your Next “American Idol”


Last night, “American Idol” unveiled its first real frontrunner, Lauren Alaina. The 15-year-old Georgia native was inspired to sing by her cousin Holly, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor three years ago. (Heartbreaking story alert!) Lauren, who was described a “beyondo cute” by Steven Tyler (who also may have been referring to her when he said the judges found “the one”), first sang Faith Hill’s “Like We Never Loved At All,” which made judge Jennifer Lopez cry. Then Lauren sang her favorite song, Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” (convenient!), pointing at Steven Tyler to join in. The judges were clearly enamored with her and while I think she has a very good voice, I don’t know, I didn’t find her to be particularly special or different. PopDust also points out that Lauren suffers from an affliction faced by many an “American Idol” hopeful — the insistence on smiling through the entirety of an audition, “to ingratiate [themselves] with the judges,” even if the lyrics to the song they are singing are downright depressing. It’s annoying, but maybe no one else cares. [PopDust] Keep reading »

Crush Of The Day: “Red Riding Hood”‘s Shiloh Fernandez

Meet Shiloh Fernandez and his tuft of visible pubic hair. Shiloh plays Peter in the upcoming film “Red Riding Hood” opposite Amanda Seyfried (check out the trailer after the jump). Peter may or may not be the infamous wolf in the movie, but Shiloh is definitely a fox. After examining Shiloh’s chest for about 20 minutes, I realized it kind of looks like he got into a tussle with some sort of beast — is that a scar running down the center of his abs or is he just that cut? Anyway, I’ll find out more when I make him my lover. Check out more pics from his VMan photo shoot here. Keep reading »

Woman Claims Yogurt Sample Tasted Like Semen

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Hello. Are you eating? Maybe stop for a second. Especially if you are eating yogurt. So, a woman in Albuquerque, New Mexico, called the police because she said a yogurt sample she was given at her local grocery store “tasted like bodily fluids” aka semen. Police arrested Sunflower Market employee Anthony Garcia, 31, on outstanding bench warrants, but are currently conducting lab tests on the yogurt in question to find out if it does indeed contain ejaculate — or just tastes like it. Speaking of… Keep reading »

Charlie Sheen Hospitalized For Hernia After 36-Hour Bender With Porn Stars

Welcome to this week’s installment of “Charlie Sheen Is STILL A F**ked Up Douchebag!” Early yesterday morning, the “Two and a Half Men” star was rushed to the hospital complaining of stomach pain, which TMZ says is the result of a hiatal hernia. Now, before you start thinking this is just a simple story, may I remind you that this is Charlie Sheen we’re talking about so of course, hernia or not, there’s gotta be hookers and blow involved. Well, not hookers this time, but porn stars. Sheen was apparently on a 36-hour bender that involved a briefcase full of cocaine being delivered to his house and three hours spent regaling one of his porn star guests with his — I’m sure highbrow — critique of the XXX films playing on his TV. Apparently, she was impressed by his vast knowledge of the genre. Keep reading »

“American Idol” Contestant Shares Heartbreaking Story, Sings For Injured Fiancee


Was Fox in cahoots with Kleenex for last night’s “American Idol” episode? Because the brand of tissue might as well have been the episode’s unofficial sponsor, considering the simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming story shown during the last 10 minutes. (The rest of the episode, save the weirdo who participates in Civil War reenactments with the hippie dad, was basically throw away.)

A few years ago, after dating for six years, Chris Medina proposed to his girlfriend Juliana. Two months before their wedding, Juliana was in an accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury. Their wedding was put on hold and Chris, along with Juliana’s mother, is his fiancee’s caregiver. “I was about to make vows just two months from the accident – through thick and thin, ’til death do us part, for better or worse,” he said. “What kind of guy would I be if I walked out when she needed me the most?” Chris told his story to the judges and then sang “Breakeven” by The Script, saying that making it through to Hollywood would give his fiancee something to be happy about. After hearing him sing — which he did well, thank goodness — the judges invited Juliana into the room. Steven Tyler leaned down to whisper in her ear, in a moment that seriously had me heaving with sobs, “I just heard your fiancé sing. He sings to you all the time. I could tell. That’s why he sings so good because he sings to you.” That’s love, y’all. Keep reading »

Love Wine? Frisky Readers Get $10 Off First Order With Lot18.com!

At this point, I would not be surprised to discover that I have wine running through my veins rather than blood. It has been my drink of choice for years, but my taste level has thankfully become more discerning — no more Two Buck Chuck or Yellowtail Shiraz, and definitely no Franzia. For people who are really serious about wine, trying new blends is a bit of a sport or a hobby, the way shopping can be for the fashion obsessed. Unfortunately, your local wine shop probably doesn’t get too many new things on a regular basis, and even when they do, they’re probably charging up the yin-yang for anything that’s especially premium. That’s why Lot18.com is any wino’s wet dream. Shopping online for wine is nothing new, but Lot18.com uses the online sample sale model of fashion sites like Gilt and Rue La La, offering members access to amazing wines at much lower prices than what you’d pay in stores. Each sale lasts for only a limited time, but they happen often; it’s like walking into your favorite boutique and discovering there’s a whole new rack of clothes in the sale section. Can you tell I’m obsessed? Currently, I am coveting the 2005 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon. We’re going to have a great time together as soon as this pesky sabbatical is over. But enough about me — Lot18.com is generously offering the first 1000 Frisky readers who register with the site a $10 credit towards their first purchase. Just click here, register, and shop away. Cheers! [Lot18.com: $10 Credit for Frisky Readers!] Keep reading »

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