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Quickies: “True Blood” Casts First Leading Gay Vampire & Gwyneth Paltrow To Portray Crooner

True Blood” casts the first leading gay vampire: Theo Alexander, as the King of Mississippi. [Towel Road]
Is Evan Rachel Wood back together with Marilyn Manson? [Pink is the New

Erica Maxwell | December 3, 2009 - 10:00 pm

Doctors Without Borders Gives Voice To Congo War Survivors

Doctors without Borders, the organization that goes to war zones and the forgotten ends of the earth to treat anyone who needs care, is bringing good of a different…

Erica Maxwell | December 3, 2009 - 9:40 pm

Adam Lambert Courts “Eclipse” Soundtrack

Adam Lambert has garnered heaps of attention lately, what with his on-stage gay kiss, the blurring out of said kiss by CBS’s “Early Show,” dis-invitation to “Good Morning America,” and…

Erica Maxwell | December 3, 2009 - 4:50 pm

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 21st-22nd 2009


“Second Hand Lions” on TBS at 9:10 a.m.
“Australia” on HBO at 10:30 a.m.
“Baking with Julia” on PBS at 12:00 p.m.

Erica Maxwell | November 20, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Would Your Boyfriend Wear Your Skirt?

The New York Times style section proclaimed today that ” … urban Americans, mostly in their 20s — are revising standard notions of gender-appropriate dressing, tweaking codes, upending conventions and…

Erica Maxwell | November 19, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Travel Diary: The Peruvian Meat-On-A-Stick Adventure

Last week, when The Frisky held its fancy party, one of the snacks was lamb served on a stick, which got me thinking about the last time I ate interestingly…

Erica Maxwell | November 19, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Caster Semenya Will Keep Her Gold Medal

Caster Semenya, the South African 800-meter runner who got hell for looking “manish,” will get to keep her gold medal. If you remember back to August, her gender came under…

Erica Maxwell | November 19, 2009 - 4:30 pm

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 14-15th 2009


“The Royal Tanenbaums” on Starz at 10:05 a.m.
“Practical Magic” on Lifetime at 11:00 a.m.
“Ancients Behaving Badly” on History at 12:00 p.m.

Erica Maxwell | November 13, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Quickies: Amy Winehouse Craves Butt Implants & UK’s Noisy Sex Lady Remains Convicted

Amy Winehouse told some friends she’s interested in butt implants, and they told The Sun. Apparently, she’d like to regain her curves and achieve the perfect pin-up body. [Celebitchy] –…

Erica Maxwell | November 11, 2009 - 10:00 pm

Veterans Day Art Memorializes The Daily Experience Of War

Today is Veterans Day. Even as we’re embroiled in two wars in the Middle East, it’s easy to forget. For most of us, our daily experiences are uninterrupted, and today…

Erica Maxwell | November 11, 2009 - 6:30 pm

In Defense Of “Twilight”

I was an English major. And I read (and devoured) the Twilight books. My friends insist these things ought to be incompatible. I’m supposed to believe in standards! The Oxford…

Erica Maxwell | November 11, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Miley Cyrus’ “You’re Gay” Lyric Change Is Dumb

Miley Cyrus did another stupid teenager thing — she altered the lyrics in her song “7 Things” on the fly at her recent Louisville concert. She changed “you’re vain/you’re…

Erica Maxwell | November 11, 2009 - 4:40 pm

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 7-8th 2009


“Dirty Jobs” on Discovery at 10:00 a.m.
“Little House on the Prairie” on Hallmark at 11:00 a.m.
“Stardust” on The Movie Channel at 11:25 a.m.

Erica Maxwell | November 6, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Quickies: Sharon Osbourne Was Awful To Susan Boyle & Republican Congressman Destroys Pledge

Sharon Osbourne goes mean on the radio with “Opie & Anthony” while talking about “Britain’s Got Talent” sweetheart, Susan Boyle, saying she’d been hit “with the ugly stick.” [Popeater] –…

Erica Maxwell | November 5, 2009 - 10:00 pm

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Remember, remember the Fifth of November. This was the day that Guy Fawkes was thwarted in his attempt to explode the British Parliament in the 17th Century (and was…

Erica Maxwell | November 5, 2009 - 9:10 pm

How To Deal With Your Man After Your Team Won (Or Lost) The World Series

So, the World Series is over. The Yankees are World Champions of Baseball. Again. For some, this is a time of rejoicing when every happy day is Christmas and the…

Erica Maxwell | November 5, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Which “Sesame Street” Muppet Were You?

This week Sesame Street’s 40th birthday, and everyone is celebrating. Google is honoring the fabulous Muppet-tastic show with a prime spot for Cookie Monster (surrounded by cookies — none of…

Erica Maxwell | November 5, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Scientists’ Study Of Twins Confirms What We Already Knew About Looking Younger Longer

Science reveals common sense to be fact! A study conducted by Dr. Bahman Guyuron and published in The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal researched the appearance of aging twins to…

Erica Maxwell | November 1, 2009 - 6:00 pm