Claire Hannum

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

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12 Super Random Reality Shows To Get Re-Addicted To Online

Need something to pass the time through the upcoming bleak winter months? How about some random D-list reality shows you can watch online? There is something oddly addictive about getting sucked into the circa 2007 life crises of random semi-celebrities.

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

Melancholy Christmas Songs To Wallow In This Holiday

When I'm feeling down, I like to distract myself with the happiest playlist I can find, but sometimes the only thing that helps is some miserable music to match your mood. If you feel like wallowing this holiday season, drown your sorrows in this melancholy Christmas playlist.

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

Finally, A Proposal Video Actually Worth Swooning Over!

Molly McGinnis and Kevin Morgan had been together for seven years when Kevin popped the question on their anniversary. Proposals that go viral are usually of the embarrassingpublic, overkill variety, so this intimate exchange is such a breath of fresh air! Is this adorable or what?

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

We Can Finally Watch George Clooney’s “Downton Abbey” Appearance

Here's George Clooney's guest appearance on "Downton Abbey"! [Entertainment Weekly] Musician Joe Cocker has passed away at age 70. [BBC] Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis may have gotten secretly married. The new parents were spotted at a basketball game this weekend, and Mila was rocking what looked to be a wedding band next to her…

By: Claire Hannum / December 22, 2014

Watch Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams Explore Kwanzaa

Curious about Kwanzaa? So were comediennes Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams. Watch them explain what it's all about!

By: Claire Hannum / December 22, 2014

What Surprising Thing Did You Learn About Yourself In 2014?

Did this year's experiences teach you anything about yourself that you didn't expect? I learned that I'm more resilient than I thought, that I can actually make a good pie crust, that I'm more productive in the morning than at night, that I will never willingly wear harem pants, and that I can find the…

By: Claire Hannum / December 22, 2014

Listen To These Audiobooks On Your Flight Home For The Holidays

Now that "Serial" is over, what the hell are you going to listen to on your flight back to your family's house for the holidays? My flight from New York City to my mom's house is surprisingly quick, but it's just long enough for boredom to start creeping in if you don't come prepared with…

By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2014

Stephen Collins Claims He’s “Not A Pedophile”

Child molester and former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins told Katie Couric he is "not a pedophile" because "a pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children. I'm not. I had a distortion in my thinking where I acted out in those ways. But I'm absolutely not attracted, physically or sexually attracted…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Admit It, At Some Point You’ve Been Tempted To Start An Airplane Brawl Like This One

I kid, but this is actually terrible: yesterday, a brawl broke out between three women on an Air China flight from Chongqing to Hong Kong over a crying baby. Two women were woken up mid-flight by crying, so they confronted the baby's mom, a 27-year-old woman named Chan Juan Sung. I'm going to take a wild…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Willie Robertson From “Duck Dynasty” Is “Trying To Figure Out” Whether Being Gay Is A Choice

Remember last year when Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" compared homosexuality to bestiality and terrorism and the world was rightfully outraged? Now, his son Willie Robertson has spoken out about the fiasco to Larry King. Willie told King that he doesn't agree with some of his father's hateful words: “We love everybody… In this business,…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Breaking: Actress Has Priorities Other Than Weight Loss

“It took nine months to build. It should take nine months to get off. I wanted fettuccini alfredo. I didn’t want a barbell...I was like, ‘Don’t talk to me about how fast and fabulous you are or it came off. That was not my experience. I’m having to work my ass off until I even think about getting it off.”…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye With A Musical Number & A Few Famous Friends

The finale of "The Colbert Report" aired last night, and it included a visit from a freakish number of celebrity guests to sing him a send-off song. That guy sure has a lot of friends! Stephen will take David Letterman's place on the "Late Show" next year, but it's still a bittersweet goodbye. There wa…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Frisky Q&A: “Daily Show” Correspondent Jessica Williams Gets Scientific

Last week, "Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams paid a visit to the NYU science labs to conduct some #EmojiScience experiments. The GE #EmojiScience campaign set out to prove that there's science in everything by creating experiments that relate to emojis. Scientists then sent out Snapchat footage of celebrity guests like Bill Nye, Gary Vaynerchu, Baratunde Thurston and…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Ashlee Simpson Is Pregnant!

Ashlee Simpson and her husband Evan Ross are expecting their first child together! Ashlee also has a six-year-old son, Bronx, with ex-husband Pete Wentz. [Cosmopolitan] On the heels of the cancellation of "The Interview," Paramount has pulled screenings of "Team America: World Police." Like "The Interview," the film features North Korea as a villain, and…

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

Michelle & Barack Obama Talk Racial Profiling

"I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years. Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs ... I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

Watch Jenny Slate Sing “Landslide” As Marcel The Shell

For Jenny Slate, Marcel the Shell is more than just an onscreen character -- his voice makes an appearance anytime Jenny wants to provide commentary on her life without feeling like she's talking to herself. [This basically describes the vast majority of the conversations that occur between myself and Lucca, where I do Lucca's voice

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

Here’s A Video Recap Of Just How Awful 2014 Was

Let's be honest: despite whatever good times we've experienced in our individual lives this year, 2014 was really shitty for the world as a whole. Terrorism, war, Ebola, plane crashes, abuse, and American police brutality -- overall, a widespread loss of innocent lives -- has left us feeling pessimistic at best. Vox put together thi…

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

30 Superficial Ways You Know You’re Becoming A Grown-Up

Sure, reveling in your youth is fun and all, but nothing's more striking than those moments when you catch yourself making a decidedly adult choice and realize your younger self would never even recognize you. The road to emotional maturity may be long and bumpy, but sometimes it's the simple things that make you feel…

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of “The Interview”

Sony has canceled the December 25 theatrical release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen movie "The Interview" after hackers threatened violence at its premiere. Earlier today, the five largest movie theater chains in North America decided to postpone or cancel showings of the film, which Sony seems to have taken as a cue to scrap it…

By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

10 Holiday Party Dresses Under $50

The window for finding a perfect holiday party dress is closing in as the season heads ramps up, but the good news is that last-minute shopping means last-minute sales! We've all spent a brutal amount of money on gifts and emotional eating this December, so if your wallet's in pain, take a peek at these…

By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

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