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Here’s What Filming A Movie Sex Scene Looks Like On The Set (Hint: It’s Awkward)

Sex Scene
Complete With Faux Sweat

You know how celebs always say in interviews that they were super nervous to film the steamy sex scenes in their movies? And you know how there’s that tendency to roll your eyes because it sounds like they’re only saying that to seem humble? Well, those actors are probably speaking the truth, because this clip of Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker filming a naughty scene in the movie “Stretch” looks nothing like the final cuts we see on the big screen. The two of them are covered in spray-on fake sweat and have to endure goofy critique from the film crew, but there’s still something pretty hot about how they can instantaneously switch into sexy mode the second the director says “Action.” [Gizmodo]

15 Of My Favorite Cat Videos Of All Time

Kitten Slide
Can't. Stop. Watching.

Everyone knows that funny cats are the true keepers of the internet, but I think my love for cat videos went off the deep end last week when I couldn’t stop watching this footage of sliding kittens on repeat at the Frisky office while laughing hysterically to myself for days on end. I’m pretty sure the whole scenario looked like I’d suffered some kind of psychotic break, but seriously, life is stressful these days and kittens are just a really funny reprieve! Now I’m inviting you to join me on my feline YouTube journey, because who doesn’t need some kitties to unwind every now and then? After the jump, in no particular order, my current favorite cat videos of all time, presented without comment. You’re welcome. Keep reading »

Photographer’s “Dream Series” Features A Rainbow Of Pastel-Colored Sheep

Photographer Gray Malin heard a story growing up of a Scottish shepherd who dyed his sheep’s whole so that he could see them better at night and protect them from being stolen. It never quite left his mind, and it became the inspiration for his “Dream Series,” a photography project in which he used non-toxic dye to transform a flock of sheep into a rainbow. The dye rinses off with water, making the sheep’s temporary transformation that much more magical and fleeting. In Malin’s artist statement, he explained:

“Sheep, quite literally from the word, are sheepish — they do not command attention but rather seek to blend in with the crowd. Like humans, they have trouble leaving their flock and prefer to stay where they are safe and comfortable…Bringing this body of work to life has been a dream-come-true for me; but the most important aspect of each image is to incite others to wander from the flock and pursue their own aspirations. To all of those who dream, believe in the impossible because I am proof, it is possible.”

In hopes of making others’ dreams come true like his, Malin will donate 20% of proceeds from the project’s sales to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. After the jump, see more of the surreal photos!

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8 Useless Things I Learned In Home Economics Class (And How They Failed Me)

Sewing Machine

In middle school, I took a cooking class and a “life skills” class, each of which promised to prepare me for fancy grown-up tasks like adequately feeding myself, running a household and holding a baby the right way. Instead, I learned a slew of pointless tasks that did nothing to prepare me for grownup-dom. High school was no better. I went to great schools growing up, and in Home Ec, our awesome teachers were just doing the best they could with the crappy curriculum they had to work with. Still, those “life skills” lessons left me and dry. I’ve since become a domestic goddess in some areas of my life (I can sew like a boss), but I’m still muddling through learning some basic skills that my 7th grade teachers promised I’d know by the end of the semester. After the jump, some useless junk I learned in Home Ec and how they failed me.

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Courtney Love Will Star In An Experimental Opera

  • Courtney Love will star in an experimental opera called “Kansas City Choir Boy” as part of this January’s Protoype festival in NYC. The show, directed by Kevin New bury and composed by Todd Almond, is described as a ”theatricalized concept album about love altered by unexpected fate.” The story is told through flashbacks, following a small-town Midwestern couple and the aftermath when one of them goes missing. The show is influenced by ancient mythology as well as the 24-hour news cycle. I am so intrigued. [HuffPost]

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Lil BUB Adorably Visits The ASPCA To Raise Awareness For Special Needs Animals

Last week, Lil BUB spent a day playing CEO at the ASPCA to raise awareness for pets with special needs and to celebrate her BIG Fund for the ASPCA grant program, which has raised over $75,000 this year for organizations that care for special needs animals. She lead conference calls, hung out with the staff, and met some of the pets that benefited from her BIG Fund grants.

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