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We were all very creeped out last week when I discovered this photo of a baby in a Beyonce-inspired wig. Reader Lilypie described it about as accurately as I ever could: “The poor thing looks like a witch doctor’s shrunken head with a baby’s body still attached.” Electronic high-five, Lilypie! I spent most of the weekend obsessing about “babies in wigs” (and figgy pudding—don’t ask) and searching the interwebs for other examples of this disturbing new trend. Terrifyingly, I found quite a large selection. Keep clicking to see some of the options available out there in the category of baby wiggery.
“Some people are the same and some people are different,” said Shiloh Pepin, aka Mermaid Girl, who was different, alright. She said a lot of profound things for a little girl with a flipper. I have been following Shiloh’s story for the last two years as a series of TLC documentaries captured her swimming ahead in spite of the many challenges she faced as one of three known people living with Mermaid Syndrome. I think the moment I fell in love with her was when she was being fitted for a custom wet suit and she turned to a woman in the shop and shouted jubilantly, “I’m a mermaid!” “Yes!” I thought. I’m a mermaid, too! Just without a flipper. I am awkward, unsure, and fumbling through life—we all are. But Shiloh was able to embrace … no, own, her challenges in a way that I am envious of. For that, the little mermaid will always in inspire me. Keep reading »
Remember that sweet-faced little Keaton kid from “Family Ties”? Well, he has finally been inducted into the child star hall of shame. Do I even need to bore you with the story? I guess I will. Brian Bonsall is a 28-year-old, bipolar druggie with a neck tattoo. This weekend he was arrested in Colorado after assaulting a friend with a bar stool. (Translation: He was probably messed up out of his mind.) [PopEater]
I feel kind of bad for him. But why does it seem like former child stars always go so far downhill? There are so few who survived childhood stardom. After the jump, an ode to the proud and the few.
SandraRose.com featured this sad story of a mother (her name was kept anonymous, probably better for her safety) who got really sick and tired of her baby being so … bald. “It’s never too early for my baby to start looking glamorous like Beyonce!” said the mother. What did she decide to do about the problem? She gave her kid some long, luxurious locks, natch. Don’t worry, she didn’t get her a weave, which could be painful and dangerous for baby’s head. She got her a less dangerous, yet still fiercely fashionable, lace front wig. “I wouldn’t be caught dead without my lace front and my baby won’t either,” this doting mother explained. OK. I’m not laughing anymore. Does this scare the crap out of anyone else? I don’t know whether to cry or call Child Protective Services. What if this trend catches on? Then what’s next? Thong diapers? [SandraRose.com] Keep reading »
Guys, for the holidays this year, why blow your wad on an engagement ring when you can put your money where your mouth should be? Show your lady that you are committed to her pleasure and worship her vagina with a platinum and diamond vibrator. Australian jeweler Colin Burn’s plans to make “the most luxurious [and most expensive] sexual product in the world.” Why? “I find the jewelry industry stuffy and conservative. I want to be the jeweler who is not afraid to let go,” he said. He’s creating 10 platinum vibrators, each one encrusted with 1,500 diamonds. Burns is no stranger to luxury sex toys. He has a line of high-end products, including a $38K platinum dildo with 400 pave-diamonds and a handle made of conkerberry wood (it would be too easy to make a joke here) and an $8K white gold dildo studded with diamonds and one large, white pearl at its apex. It comes with a matching earring and necklace set. Perfect for the vagina that has everything. [Forbes] Keep reading »
I was sitting in a closed-door meeting at one of my former places of employment. Out of the five people in the conference room, I was the only woman. I remember because I felt invisible—the only reason I was invited was to take notes. I sat there silently as the guys began to make jokes about landing a new account by “performing oral sex on the hot, 60-year-old woman” who managed the account. I won’t share the details but believe me, they were graphic, gross, and offensive. When I got up and walked out of the conference room, I hardly think they noticed. They were laughing hysterically and slapping each other high-fives. Keep reading »
If all of the film adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice have left your brain numb, this one may really kill you … in a good way. Natalie Portman has signed on to produce and star in the movie version of the bestselling book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, written by Seth Grahame-Smith and, uh, Jane Austen. This expanded version of the Austen classic adds a twist on the well-known love story when the outbreak of a deadly virus begins to turn townsfolk into killers. Elizabeth Bennet struggles to balance her blossoming love for Mr. Darcy with her obligation to kick some zombie butt. And who better to bring the right combination of elegance, wit, and edginess to the role of Elizabeth Bennet than Portman? She certainly has the chops to convince us to embrace this version of Elizabeth—a woman who at long last will have a proper outlet for her sense of purpose. Sure, zombies may seem like a peculiar addition to the original text, but there is something about the outbreak of the undead in 19th-century England that somehow makes the story more accessible. The idea that love can blossom in spite of treacherous, external forces is really a modern concept. Besides, who hasn’t had to slay a couple of zombies to land Mr. Right? [Variety] Keep reading »
After the success of her first memoir, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which later became a film starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, I couldn’t help but imagine author Julie Powell living happily ever after with her perfect pot roasts and marriage. If you chuckled at her squeamishness while trying to boil a lobster, then you never would have envisioned her with a wide-brimmed hat holding a meat cleaver or watching the slaughter of a pig. And you certainly wouldn’t have expected to find her crawling across the floor of her lover’s bedroom with bites and bruises all over her body. In her new memoir, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession, Julie reveals a darker, more raw side of herself as she hacks, rips, pulls, and prods her way to becoming a butcher. When her own life and marriage are fraught with uncertainty, she finds comfort in the authority of the knife. What is revealed on the page is a bloody trail of introspection—she cuts deeper than ever before to reveal flesh, heart, and bones as she struggles to get to the marrow of her desires. It’s a tasty and satisfying recipe for a delicious tale.
After the jump, Julie Powell talks with The Frisky. Keep reading »
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. After the jump, meet Bethlynnoo, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
Ever since the s**t hit the fan between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, the whole world—and all of Tiger’s mistresses, which is practically the whole world—has something to say about this colossal scandal. US Weekly has gone as far as to get some unsolicited advice from relationship experts for the couple. After the jump, here’s what the best and brightest are advising for this wreck formerly known as a marriage. [US Weekly]