Claire Hannum

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

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Must Haves: Polka Dots For Grown-Ups

I love wearing polka dots, and most of the time I could care less about how loud they look because I just want to look cheerful, dammit. Sometimes though, a gal wants to look like a functional adult despite her semi-whimsical choice of pattern. Click through for ten polka dot pieces that are fit for a grown-ass woman.

By: Claire Hannum / February 28, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence Is Not In A Fight With David O. Russell

Rumors are flying about a shouting match Jennifer Lawrence reportedly had with director David O. Russell on the set of the upcoming film “Joy,” but J.Law says he was just helping her prep for a fight scene they were about to film. [Page Six, E!]
The final tweet of the beloved Leonard Nimoy, a.k.a Spock: “A…

By: Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Watch Meryl Streep’s Cut Original Song From “Into The Woods”

An original song was written for Meryl Streep to sing in the film adaptation of “Into the Woods” about her love-hate feelings toward Rapunzel, but it was cut before the film reached its final version. In this clip, director Rob Marshall explains why the song was ditched – a move that Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine and Meryl all…

By: Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Pussy Riot Hopes To Inspire “Individual Bravery”

“Our real goal is individual bravery, when each person decides, ‘I’ll go out onto the square—I can do it, even if it’s cold, even if they’ll arrest me.’ That’s how change begins.”
Maria “Masha” Alekhina of Pussy Riot spoke to Glamour alongside her bandmate Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and shared the duo’s goals for a better Russia and a…

By: Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Kanye Almost Got A Face Tattoo

Kanye was thisclose to getting a face tattoo early this morning in London when Kim managed to intercept. Instead, he got his late mother’s and North’s birth dates tattooed on his wrists in Roman numerals. [Page Six]
The dancing baby from “Ally McBeal” is now a terrifying digital dancing grown-up. [NYMag.com]
Former…

By: Claire Hannum / February 27, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o’s Academy Awards Dress Was Stolen

Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 pearl-covered Calvin Klein Academy Awards dress was stolen from her West Hollywood hotel yesterday. Hmm, Amelia has been missing from her office for the last few hours… [ABC News]
Can we please not have a Spongebob Broadway musical? [Broadway.com]
Raven-Symoné will guest star on “Black-ish” as Dre’s gay sister. [Entertainment

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Couple Passes Away Peacefully Together In A Real-Life “Notebook” Story

Floyd and Violet Hartwig were married for 67 happy years before dying side by side in their home, at the ages of 90 and 89, on February 11. In many ways, their life was like a series of scenes straight out of “The Notebook” — minus a breakup and all those unread letters. Like Noah and…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Beyonce’s Workout Routine Is Now On Instagram

To celebrate the anniversary of her “Let’s Move” health and fitness campaign, Michelle Obama has asked social media users to partake in her #GimmeFive challenge by sharing five tips for being healthy. Beyonce took this as an opportunity to grace us peasants with a peek into her fitness routine, which involves crunches, some kind of kickboxing situation,…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Oh Good, Kim Kardashian Is Licking Kanye’s Face

I don’t know about you, but this semi-nauseating Instagram is definitely the kind of imagery I like to see first thing in the morning.
The Kardashians signed a record-breaking $100 million deal with E! to keep their reality show running for at least four more seasons. I have to begrudgingly give props to Kris Jenner…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

The Daily Squee: Sophie The Cat Tries To Catch Snow

I will never tire of watching cats explore snow for the first time. I mean, look at the wonder in their eyes! Look at their utter fascination/potential love for a substance I’ve come to hate so deeply! That is refreshing, friends. It’s a whole new view on life — or something like that. Watch Sophie the cat try to…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

“America’s Next Top Model” Contestant Mirjana Puhar Killed In Triple Murder

Mirjana Puhar, a 19-year-old model who was a contestant on cycle 21 of “America’s Next Top Model,” was killed in what appears to be a triple murder.

By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

I Want To Go To There: This Cave Is So Big It Has Its Own Climate

Nestled beneath Vietnam’s Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is the Sơn Đoòng Cave, the largest in the world. Sơn Đoòng was discovered in just 1990 and has developed its own climate, complete with rain clouds. When area farmer Ho Khanh first came across the cave all those years ago, it was like a scene from a movie…

By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

Here’s Why Taylor Swift Finally Showed The World Her Belly Button

Remember last month, when Taylor Swift finally revealed her belly button on Instagram after hiding it for years? It’d become a highly sought-after sight, especially after she told Lucky a few months ago that she doesn’t like showing it because “when you start showing your belly button then you’re really committing to the midriff thing. I only partially commit…

By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

Travel Porn: 10 Winter Wonderlands Around The World

Got the winter blues? Pay a visit to one of these real-life snowglobes — or just use them as a little wanderlust daydreaming fodder. In reality you may be scraping off your car at 6 a.m. as the bitter wind threatens to blow your hat into the street; but in your mind’s eye, you’re cupping a hot beverage as you…

By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2015

Tyga On Kylie Jenner: “It Doesn’t Matter What The World Thinks”

In an interview with 92.3 Amp Radio, Tyga, 25, attempted to dodge rumors of a relationship with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner: “I feel like if I tell the world that I love her or I don’t, it’s on me to dictate that and how I want to keep my friendship or relationship with her. It doesn’t…

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

I Tried The “Bored And Brilliant” Project And Learned Just How Badly I “Need” My Phone

A few weeks ago, I tried out WNYC’s “Bored and Brilliant” project, a challenge that encouraged participants to step away from their phones and see what kinds of creative thoughts come up when we allow our minds to wander. The challenge asked that users track the minutes they spend on their phone with an app and provided new assignments every day for a…

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

Don’t Take Out Your Rage On The Wrong Person

We all know that projecting isn’t good — nobody wins when you scream at your husband or mom for no reason when you’re actually mad about an office squabble — but what’s scary is just how likely we are to take this to an extreme. A study from the Philipp University of Marburg in Germany found that “displaced revenge,” in which…

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

Study: Shopping While Hungry Might Make You Buy A Bunch Of Stuff You Don’t Want

We all know the horrors of roaming the grocery store aisles while hungry (and subsequently filling up your cart with $50 worth of Ho Hos and Kraft Deluxe instead of the kale you came for), but a University of Minnesota study has found that hunger can fuel regretful purchases of any products, not just food. The study, which was published last week…

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

Tavi Gevinson Talks Feminism With Michael Ian Black

“There’s a stigma around it that many of us have bought into, and I think the only way to remove that stigma is for more and more people to identify with it, which is why I think something like the Beyonce VMAs performance was so radical. At the same time I think so much of my job is figuring out a way to do that

By: Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

Compassionate Fashion: Leggings To Love From Emily Hsu Designs

Emily Hsu Designs was launched by dancer, singer, and actress Emily Hsu and offers a host of bright leggings, capris and shorts that are handmade in the USA. The looks are made to flatter with a high waist that can either create a smooth visual line or be folded down. With so many quirky patterns to choose from,…

By: Claire Hannum / February 23, 2015

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