Claire Hannum

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

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Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox’s “Medical A-Team,”  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show “Outnumbered” and made a remark that was bold even for him: he said he couldn’t take Michelle Obama’s school nutrition campaign seriously because she needs to “drop a few” pounds.

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According to the Daily Mail, retailers in the UK are churning out their holiday decorations already, and it is an OMG Big Deal to shoppers. I have no idea whether this is a brand new trend or a yearly thing, but I’m weirdly inspired by it. Usually, I get disgusted when retailers drum up anxiety about… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

On the first Saturday of August, I woke up to a perfectly sunny sky and the news that my vibrant, youthful dad had abruptly passed away of a heart attack in the middle of his kitchen. There are lots of things to be said about the days immediately following that, but to put it lightly,… READ MORE »


Celebs

Today in tastelessness: Edelman, the largest PR firm in the world, published a blog post encouraging businesses and mental health agencies to capitalize on Robin Williams’ death with a “visible and aggressive” approach on their social media accounts and websites. The post claimed that Williams’ passing created a “carpe diem moment” for businesses (a… READ MORE »


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I have to admit that I’m somewhat of a runner myself, so maybe I’m not supposed to find this video funny, but this Onion ad for a fake fitness tracker is such a perfect joke. For those who run from any form of angst, whether it’s a disappointed father, constant shame or a lack of… READ MORE »


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Kids at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Summer Camp in Brooklyn have foregone the usual craft projects and campfire games of the season to spend their vacation learning the ins and outs of gentrification. It shouldn’t be such a surprise, since that seems to be all New Yorkers (and the writer of every obnoxious Williamsburg trendREAD MORE »


Celebs

If you want relationships to last, live by “for better or worse.” Honeymoon phases end. They just do. We’re animals, and animals aren’t inclined to copulate with just each other for the rest of their lives. So here’s a challenge: How do you keep redefining your relationship? I think you have to find new elements that… READ MORE »


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When four-year-old Cadence pressed the wrong buttons on her family’s digital camera, she realized she’d deleted a photo of her Uncle Dave — and that deleted photos never, ever come back. This was a pretty earth-shattering discovery for Cadence, if her somber message to Uncle Dave is any indication. The good news is that Uncle… READ MORE »


Celebs

Jimmy Fallon gave Frank Underwood a run for his money last night in “House Of Cue Cards,” a spot-on spoof of Netflix’s “House of Cards,” with an appearance from the hilarious Ellen Barkin and even a trip to Freddy’s BBQ Joint. Maybe the “Tonight Show” studio is just as scandalous as the White House after… READ MORE »


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According to Robin Williams’ neighbor, the actor was “very drawn and thin” and only a “shell” of himself in the throes of severe depression the weekend before his tragic suicide. He also reportedly had “serious money troubles.” Wiliams hanged himself at home while his wife, Susan Schneider, slept in another room in the house. READ MORE »


Celebs

Nikki DeLoach, who plays Lacey on MTV’s “Awkward,” and Cara Santa Maria of the podcast “Talk Nerdy” paid a visit to “The Rubin Report” to talk about sexism in Hollywood. The names of the highest-paid actors and actresses in the industry have been released, and even though both genders on the list are swimming in… READ MORE »


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Today in miserable situations: five abandon kittens zipped inside a suitcase were discovered in Cardiff, Wales. A passerby happened to see the suitcase on a back street and opened it, only to find the nine-week-old kitties peering up from inside. One of them was stuck in the bag’s zipper, another kitty had a sore eye, and… READ MORE »


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This grandfather lost his wife of 63 years and his beloved dog within a span of 4 months. To remind him that he isn’t alone and provide him with a new friend to go through life with, his family surprised him with a puppy. His bittersweet reaction is a total tearjerker. [BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »


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This little girl already has a pretty definitive taste in hip-hop. As soon as 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different” starts to play, she stops crying and dances along. She’s got some pretty sweet moves! [Tastefully Offensive]
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Celebs

Emma Stone is in talks to make her Broadway debut in the cast of “Cabaret” as Sally Bowles. Emma — who apparently can sing! — would take the place of Michelle Williams, who is set to leave the show on November 9. [New York Times]
AMC has confirmed that “Better Call Saul,” the… READ MORE »


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Prancercise lady Joanna Rohrback is back, and this time she has a workout buddy in tow. In this video, the creator of Prancercise, “a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and ideally induced by elation,” explores “the potential of getting fit along with a preferred partner; in a preferred environment; and even alongside preferred… READ MORE »


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At 108 years old, Lucy Coffey is the United States’ oldest living female military veteran. Coffey was an accountant-statistician and served in the procurement office through the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. With 150,000 members during the war, the WAC was the first group of women besides nurses to be members of the… READ MORE »


Celebs

Burt Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s stepbrother, posted this absolute gem of a T-shirt on Instagram and now my soul is pretty much bleeding. Where, oh where, can I track down one of these shirts capturing the finest moments of Kim’s infamous “ugly crying face”? It looks a lot like the Clashist Dapper Ryan Gosling shirtREAD MORE »



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