Claire Hannum

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

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Chuck Bass Is Coming Back To TV

This time as a creepy murderer instead of a creepy rich high school douche.

By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

Tom Hanks Helps Sell Girl Scout Cookies, Reminds Us He’s A National Treasure

A few weeks ago, a Girl Scout troop out selling cookies in Los Altos, California spotted Tom Hanks passing through town. When they stopped him to say hi, Hanks bought four boxes of cookies, made an extra donation of $20, and then helped the girls sell more cookies. He offered to take photos with passing fa…

By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

Watch Sarah Michelle Gellar As Cinderella In This Disney Princess Rap Battle

Whitney Avalon has released another of her viral princess rap battles, and this time, Sarah Michelle Gellar makes an appearance as Cinderella to duel it out with Avalon's Belle. Princesses rap battling sounds like the most unappealing concept on the planet, but this video has over two million views so what do I know? Clearly Avalon's doing…

By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

The Daily Squee: Little Boy Loudly Objects To Wedding Kiss

When this happy couple went in for a little lip locking after being declared husband and wife, they probably expected to be met with happy cheers -- instead, they received one lone "ewww" from the bride's four-year-old nephew, Ashton. It's a good thing these two have the patience for such "endearing" behavior because I have a feeling I'd…

By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

“Frozen 2″ Is Definitely Happening

Not that anyone didn't know that already, but now it's official. [People] Kanye talked to Complex about racism. [Complex] The reason for this waitress's hefty tip has me welling up. [People] Is "Dynasty" star Joan Collins' makeup line as royal as she claims? This writer tried it! [YouBeauty] Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill i…

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Frisky Eats: 15 Green St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

If green beer's not your thing, get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a clover-colored cocktail!

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

This Playlist App Might Be The Cure For The Common Party Douche

You know that moment in college when you'd be hosting a great party, and just as you were starting to feel smug about planning such a great night, some douchebag with a guitar turned off the music and started playing "Wonderwall" on his cheap guitar? While some certainly carry this habit into adulthood, most douches seem to just take on an even more obnoxiou…

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Writer Natalie Holbrook On Motherhood, Feminism & Creating Your Own Happiness

Natalie Holbrook writes the popular lifestyle blog Hey Natalie Jean, where she shares her thoughts on style, marriage, homemaking, and life in New York City with her husband and four-year-old son, Henry (also known as Huck). Over the years, Holbrook's blog has followed her on a cross-country move from New York to a small town and back again, as well…

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Watch Kelly Clarkson Sing A Live Pregnancy Announcement

Kelly Clarkson made a visit to New York's KTU Morning Show to help host Carolina Bermudez announce her second pregnancy on the air. Kelly sang Carolina's news to the tune of "Heartbeat Song" and then, well, played the baby's heartbeat. Precious. [New York Post]…

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Two Police Officers Shot In Ferguson

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department early this morning, one in the shoulder and one in the face. Both are reportedly conscious and in critical condition. Demonstrations began yesterday as Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announced his upcoming resignation as a result of the Justice Department's report highlighting the extreme racial bia…

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015

Gunshots Falsely Reported At Lil Wayne’s Miami Home

Earlier this afternoon, police responded to a call reporting that four people had been shot inside Lil Wayne's Miami mansion. A SWAT team arrive at the house and busted their way inside, but Wayne wasn't home - he'd been "swatted" as a prank. This is the second time police have been called to his property in le…

By: Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015

Viola Davis Knows A Thing Or Two About Tough Times

"One thing that is missing from the vision boards is what happens when you don't get what you want. Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are." Viola Davis told Glamour about growing up in poverty, finding acting success as a young adult, and…

By: Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015

Activist Rocks Her City With Feminist Messages Posted On Pads

Elonë, a 20-year-old blogger and artist from Karlsruhe, Germany, has shaken up her city by posting pads throughout town with feminist calls to action on them. Adorned with phrases in both German and English that she found on the internet like "my pussy, my choice" and "rapists rape people not outfits," the pads have become a phenomenon practically overnight,…

By: Claire Hannum / March 11, 2015

Happy National Desk Organization Day, Here’s Some Workspace Decor!

National Desk Organization Day falling this week is as good an excuse as any to do some online window shopping and rejuvenate your workspace. Click through for 15 desk organizers and decorations that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional. For more desk vibe inspiration, check out some beautiful workspaces here.

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

Get Lost In Sam Smith & John Legend’s Soulful New Duet Version Of “Lay Me Down”

Sam Smith teamed up with John Legend to re-record a new version of Smith's beautiful song "Lay Me Down." It will serve as the official song of Red Nose Day 2015, a celebrity comedy event held by the non-profit Comic Relief to fundraise for those living in poverty in the UK and regions of Africa. The…

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

Where Others Find Awkwardness, Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson Find Humor

They rep real people's vaginas, you guys!

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

Cities That Surprise: St. Augustine, Florida

As the oldest continually occupied city in the United States (settled in 1565!), St. Augustine, Florida is full of stories to tell. It has all the benefits of a close-knit small town with the added benefits of surreal scenery, rich history and creative inspiration. St. Augustine boasts residents whose families have lived in the area…

By: Claire Hannum / March 10, 2015

“Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Passes Away At Age 59

Sam Simon, bighearted co-creator of "The Simpsons," passed away at age 59 yesterday. The writer, producer and philanthropist won nine Emmy Awards and worked on "Taxi," "The Simpsons," and "Cheers," among others.

By: Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

Happy Monday, Let’s Zone Out To Some Norwegian Mountains

Norwegian photographer Morten Berg created this lovely film featuring peaceful images of the country's landscape. With chill background music underscoring the bright colors, it serves as a mini travel guide and stress reducer all in one. Berg lives in Oslo, far from the locations featured in the film, so he had to make 11 trips over the course of…

By: Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

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