Claire Hannum

Claire writes at The Frisky and probably thinks you're fab. Email her at claire[at]thefrisky.com.

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Kristin Chenoweth Is A Manscaping Pro And All-Around Awesome Human

My soul twin Kristin Chenoweth hung out on Reddit Monday for an Ask Me Anything, and we learned that she’s game for a “Wicked” movie, loves chain restaurants (me too, girl), and is ace at manscaping. Kristin always seems to have such a genuine vibe about her in interviews, and her AMA is no different.

By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

Fox Fears “Frozen” Is “Empowering Girls” By Portraying Dudes As “Evil And Cold”

“Fox And Friends” host Steve Doocy is clutching his pearls (okay maybe his cufflinks) over what he calls “The Frozen Effect,” which — gasp — makes girls feel good about themselves. Penny Nance, president of the PAC Concerned Women for America (who semi-defensively let us know immediately upon first speaking on camera that being a…

By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

15 Oprah Quotes To Get You Through Your Winter-Fueled Dark Night Of The Soul

Winter has reared its ugly head, everything is bleak outside, and if you’re anything like me and would rather hide under the covers until spring, we could all use a little inspiration. Luckily for us, media goddess and pseudo spiritual teacher Oprah Winfrey (who turned 61 last week!) provides us with an endless supply of…

By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2015

Esther Jenner Supports Bruce Transitioning To A Woman

Bruce Jenner’s mother Esther Jenner is very supportive of Bruce’s decision to transition to a woman: “Right now I am more proud of him for what he’s allowing himself to do. I am more proud of him now than when he stood on that podium and put the gold medal around his neck. He deserve…

By: Claire Hannum / February 3, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Documentary Highlights Bond Between Dogs & Inmates

“Dogs On The Inside” follows the connection between abused stray dogs and a group of prison inmates who care for them. As a method of gearing up the inmates for the responsibilities of life after prison, they’re tasked with training the neglected dogs and teaching them to trust humans again. They come to find out that…

By: Claire Hannum / February 3, 2015

The “Check Your Mate” Campaign Makes Cancer Prevention Sexy

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Check Your Mate Valentine’s Day campaign encourages us to get to know our partners’ bodies and pay attention to any irregularities that could be a sign of cancer. The foundation re-imagines a fun, romantic approach to the often life-saving task of examining for abnormalities — after all, few people are more…

By: Claire Hannum / February 3, 2015

Break Free Of Your Phone Addiction With WNYC’s “Bored And Brilliant” Project

Most of us suffer from some form or another of smartphone addiction, and we have a tendency to whip out our phones anytime we’re alone with our thoughts or find ourselves getting bored. Without space for our minds to wander, are we missing out on prime creativity and cramming our heads with too much junk? Studie…

By: Claire Hannum / January 31, 2015

Idina Menzel Will Star In A New Comedy Series

Idina Menzel will star in a comedy series produced by Ellen DeGeneres called “Happy Time.” [Deadline]
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reportedly have plans to marry on his private island on February 8, but rumor has it Vanessa Paradis won’t let she and Jonny’s kids attend. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]…

By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2015

Watch This Very Important Footage Of Cats With Wine Glasses On Their Heads

Please enjoy this essential video of cats hanging out with wine glasses on their heads and relish in the utter absurdity in both this film and life itself. You’re welcome. [Jezebel]…

By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2015

All Charges Dropped Against White Cop Who Shot A Black 7-Year-Old In Her Sleep

Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley, who shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones in her sleep during a raid on her home in 2010, will not face any charges surrounding her death. Weekley was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter (a felony) and careless discharge of a firearm causing death  (a misdemeanor) in connection to Aiyana’s death in 2011,…

By: Claire Hannum / January 30, 2015

Will Justin Bieber Leave His Douchebag Days Behind?

Justin Bieber made an appearance on “Ellen” yesterday and later that night, he posted a video to Facebook apologizing for his behavior for the past year and a half, and thanking his fans for their support: “I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say I was ‘pretending’ is often we pretend…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

“Humans Of New York” Helps Raise Over $1 Million For Brooklyn School

A little over a week ago, Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog “Humans Of New York,” posted a photo of a young man named Vidal who cited his school principal, Nadia Lopez, as the most influential person in his life: “When we get in trouble, she doesn’t suspend us. She calls us to her office…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Watch How The “Ideal” Female Body Has Changed Throughout History

In this video, BuzzFeed enlists 11 models to give us a look at how female body standards have changed over the course of 3,000 years. Today’s (impossible) beauty standards may seem like they’re here to stay, but they’ve changed in the past and will undoubtedly evolve again. It’s cringey to think of desired body type…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Footage Shows Police Pepper Spraying Seattle Teacher At MLK Rally

Video footage surfaced yesterday depicting Seattle police pepper spraying Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, unprovoked, just after he’d finished making a powerful speech about racial equality. That day, a rally had been held in Seattle in honor of Dr. King. Hagopian marched and spoke to participants about the…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Chelsea Handler Went Topless Again Because World Peace

Chelsea Handler has once again gone topless on Instagram, this time to highlight part of her trip to Israel and to encourage cooperation between Muslim and Jewish communities.

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Kenny G Claims Responsibility For Frappuccinos

Smooth jazz aficionado would like you to send him a silent thanks the next time you take a sip of an oh-so-delicious Frappuccino. Many moons ago, when Kenny was at his peak and Starbucks was still in its infancy, his uncle introduced him to the coffee shop’s founder, Howard Schultz. When Kenny laid his eye…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015

Taylor Swift Trademarked “This Sick Beat”

Because celebrities hog all the words these days, I guess. Taylor Swift recently trademarked “this sick beat,” “cause we never go out of style,” “party like it’s 1989,” and a few other phrases, all designated for placement on merch like paper products, clothing, and temporary tattoos. [Cosmopolitan]
Today Amal Clooney represented Armenia i…

By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015

I Present To You Kris & Bruce Jenner’s Glory Days

The world has  Khloe Kardashian to thank for sharing this vintage infomercial footage, featuring our favorite Jenners attempting to sell us the “Power Walk Plus” treadmill. Sigh, what a dynamic duo these two once were. In the words of Bruce, “stay nice and erect”! [Cosmopolitan]…

By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015

North West Has A New BFF

Nineteen-month-old North West is best pals with Ciara and Future’s eight-month-old son, Future Jr., and it’s precious. Ciara told E! News that the two babies have had lots of play dates: “They have had fun times together. I just want to make sure he’s a gentleman and good to the ladies…We have the cutest pictures of…

By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015

The First Trailer For The “Wet Hot American Summer” Series Is Here!

In case you haven’t heard, “Wet Hot American Summer” is making a comeback — in Netflix form! The eight-episode miniseries will tell follow the story of the very first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of ’81. Original stars Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks will return for the series, and…

By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015

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