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

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Watch Bradley Cooper Explain Why He Went Commando At The White House

Actor life is rough, especially when you're suddenly expected to gain 15 pounds for a starring movie role around the same time you'll be meeting the president. You know, typical stuff. Watch Bradley Cooper tell Ellen the story of his awkward encounter at the White House sans underoos. Also, please note that when referring to…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2014

This Guy Spent Thousands Turning His House Into A Playground For His Cats, And You Can Too

Do you love your cats? Do you also have $35,000 to spare? A California man did, and he used it to turn his home into a live-in playground for his 18 cats. The house includes wall ledges, ramps, and custom tunnels all specially designed for his kitties. The home also has a spiral feline "staircase" and…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2014

Watch Katy B’s Sultry Cover Of “Drunk In Love” And “Vulnerable”

If you listen to the radio at all, "Drunk In Love" is probably stuck in your head on a repeating loop most days. I love it as much as the next girl, but how about giving a new rendition of the song a shot? No, Kanye's remix…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2014

This Sexy Mashup Of Justin Timberlake And Marvin Gaye Is Making Me Fall Apart

Some genius discovered that Justin Timberlake's vocals from "Suit & Tie" paired with the instrumentals of "Let's Get It On" are a match made in heaven, and about as sexy as it gets. Cliches be damned, "Let's Get It On" is one of the best (and um, most honest) love songs out there. Add J.T.
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2014

“Almost Famous” Director Cameron Crowe Shares His Memories Of Philip Seymour Hoffman And Now I’m Bummed Out

"He sat down and we talked about the meaning of the script and the commercialization of music and movies. And that's where we bonded a bit. When he drove to the office, he'd seen a director on a billboard doing an endorsement for a product. So he referenced that as "the line is blurry now."…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2014

Carrie Without Big!? Watch These Alternate Endings To “Sex And The City”

Like so many ladies, I have a storied love/hate relationship with "Sex And The City." Carrie Bradshaw infuriates me on the regular, but that hasn't stopped me from periodically binge-watching the show and wondering whether Carrie would ever work it out with the one and only Mr. Big. Yes, the fact that she ends u…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2014

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Will Smith’s Evolution Of Hip Hop Dancing!

Jimmy Fallon made his "Tonight Show" debut last night in spectacular fashion. With the help of Will Smith, Jimmy lead us through the evolution of hip hop dancing and reminded us how to dougie, twerk and do the robot. (Not to be confused with the evolution of Mom Dancing, which Jimmy did whe…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2014

8 Life Lessons I Learned From Skiing For The First Time In A Decade

Last weekend, I went skiing for the first time in over 10 years. To say I was nervous and excited would be an understatement; in the days leading up to my trip, I couldn't help but worry about breaking a limb or, I don't know, being crushed by an avalanche. Thankfully, the friends who came…
By: Claire Hannum / February 15, 2014

Surprise, Surprise: Internet Trolls Are Actually Sadists

Internet trolls really are complete sadists, which explains so much. A new study, aptly titled "Trolls Just Want To Have Fun," details the findings. Good to know all the strangers who call us "fat" and "stupid" don't deserve another thought. [Time, Science Direct, CNN] Why do TED and…
By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

Lasting Celebrity Romances Do Exist: Here, Oprah Proves It

When Amy Poehler and Will Arnett called it quits, I was totally bummed. When Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel were dunzo, I despaired. Don't even get me started on Britney and Justin, whose demise I am still not over. With the devastating demise of Hollywood relationships, it's easy to throw in the towel and give up all…
By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: The Body Shop Hair Chalk

When I was in middle school, I was totally that kid who used every holiday as an opportunity to spray-paint my hair with that temporary aerosol dye they sold at Halloween stores. St. Patricks Day? Green tips! Christmas? Red tips! It bled onto everything and left plenty of my favorite T-shirts covered…
By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

The “Breaking Bad” Theme Song Gets An A Cappella Cover

Admittedly a cappella is not for everyone. For those of you who are suffering from "Breaking Bad" withdrawal (all of us), have a listen to this a cappella cover of the show's theme song. The Warp Zone, the group of comedians behind the video, have done the same for theme songs of shows like "Doctor…
By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

These Pictures Of Kids Reading To Rescue Cats Will Melt Your Heart

It's too cute, I can't handle it: the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, invites children in from first through eighth grade to visit the shelter and read to the rescue cats who live there. The kids get to practice their reading skills, while the cats feel a sense of comfort…
By: Claire Hannum / February 12, 2014

Study: Setting People Up Makes The Matchmaker Feel Good

A new series of studies has found that matchmaking brings a whole lot of happiness — but not necessarily to the couple. Rather, the matchmaker herself enjoys the greatest benefits of bringing others together. We knew there was a method to the "Millionaire Matchmaker"'s madness.
By: Claire Hannum / February 12, 2014

Justin Bieber’s Wax Figure Is Melting After Being Groped By Too Many Fans

Justin Bieber is melting. The figure of the pop star at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York City has been groped and otherwise manhandled by so many fans that it's starting to deteriorate. The figure has no barricades or ropes blocking it off, leaving fans free to hug, photograph, and questionably caress a waxy…
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

This Awesome Recreation Of A 1981 LEGO Ad Says Everything You Need To Know About Sexist Toy Marketing

Maybe you saw this 1981 gender-neutral LEGO ad (left) the first time around. Or maybe you saw it more recently, going viral on the Internet to underscore how advertising for kids could be: the little girl in the picture isn't wearing any pink, and the ad copy is about the pride a child takes i…
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

The Bacon Week Festival Has Arrived To Bring You All The Bacon-Flavored Toothpaste You’ll Ever Need

Atlantic City, New Jersey, has always been known as the place where your most impossible dreams can come true (or is that just me?), but this week's Bacon Week Festival is taking the adventures to new heights. The festival is taking over the Tropicana Casino and Resort with goodies like bacon milkshakes, bacon toothpaste and…
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

Kickass Women Of The Day: The Founders of “Girl Code Movement” Are Fighting Back Against Campus Rape

Caroline Heres, Julie Gelb and Jackie Reilly are on a mission to decrease sexual assault on college campuses. Last fall, Caroline and Jackie, who are students at Syracuse University, discussed the fact that they'd both been assaulted. What started as a chat between two friends evolved into a need to take action. Together, they decided…
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

Study: Yes, Height Makes A Difference In Dating

A study by Rice University and the University of North Texas has found that for lots of us, height does matter when it comes to choosing a partner. Researchers set out to learn more about height preferences in the heterosexual dating world by conducting a study split into two parts. The first part compiled data from Yahoo!
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

Oprah Is Chillaxing Hard Now That She’s 60 (Well, As Much As Oprah Can Chillax)

"What's great about 60 is you are through with the bullshit — it means you are really and truly through. Now, Camille Cosby had told me at 40 that happens, but 40 you're still ... in the race, you're still competitive. And at 50, you're still like, 'Do I need to?' 60? You are chilled. You…
By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2014

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