Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet applescruff, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
There’s a now famous spoof from The Onion News Network about a fake Arkansas law that would require women to pick a baby name and paint her nursery pink or blue before having an abortion. Well, Michigan is marching towards making that spoof a reality: a Republican state senator has proposed a bill that would require doctors performing an abortion to do an ultrasound, offer to describe the fetus’ current stage of development, offer an opportunity to listen to any detectable heartbeat, and offer a hard copy of the ultrasound image. (“Keepsake ultrasound” is the macabre, but fitting, moniker of the Michigan Messenger newspaper.)
A woman can refuse any of these intentionally heart-tugging actions, but she would still have to sign a statement acknowledging these offers had been made. Keep reading »
Levi Johnston has more dirt to dish on the Palin family, apparently: the ex-fiancé of Bristol Palin is penning a tell-all book called Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs. Alaska’s hunkiest baby daddy apparently didn’t tell all already in his Vanity Fair smear piece or in his forthcoming reality show, “Loving Levi.” This man’s well never runs dry! Levi released a statement through his publisher reading: “I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins. My sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace – how I feel and what I’ve learned. I’m doing this for me, for my boy Tripp and for the country.” Also, the money. The sad truth is that I would read Levi Johnston’s book before I’d read any book by Sarah Palin. [People] Keep reading »
I love Lady Gaga and “Born This Way” as much as the next girl, but this preview of “Glee“‘s “Born This Way” episode just reminds me of an after-school special. (Except for the part when Mr. Shue calls Gaga “the queen of self-love,” which just made me think about masturbating.)
Check out another clip from “Glee” after the jump: Keep reading »
You can be sure Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir‘s personal closet is beyond — but now the gay icon/dream BFF is making sure your closet can be beyond, too. Johnny’s debuting a line of six LBDs garnished with sequins, ostrich feathers, tulle and silk taffetta on eDressMe.com on April 30. Sizes range from 0 to 12, while princes range between $198 to $298, which is a bit steep for a “celebrity line,” I’ll grant you. (I wouldn’t fork over that kind of dough for, say, Jessica Simpson.) But Johnny Weir isn’t just any old celeb. As a boy who needed to twist and turn and double-axle in costumes throughout his ice skating career, I bet Johnny knows a thing or two about design. Stay tuned for a planned winter 2011/2012 collection from Johnny Weir, too!
[Glamour] Keep reading »
If my marriage proposal involved video games in any way, I would cry tears of despair. This chick, April, however, cried tears of joy when her boyfriend proposed to her after decking out their apartment like a Super Mario Brothers game. (This video is a year old, but sorry, it’s adorable!) Maybe when April gets knocked up her hubby can get her a Super Mario Brothers nursery, too. [SayOMG.com] Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan is headed back to jail — again. An L.A. judge sentenced Lilo to 120 days in jail for violating her probation with that whole necklace stealing/borrowing hullabaloo. Lucky for her, the judge downgraded her felony grand theft charge to a misdemeanor. But unlucky for her, the judge told Lindz she should have notified the jewelry store that she had taken their necklace instead of allegedly only returning it after she heard cops would search her apartment for it. As of 4:30 p.m. PST, the pride of Long Island was on her way to Lynwood Correctional Facility, the same jail where she served 13 days of a 90-day sentence before being dispatched to rehab. On tonight’s return to Lynwood, Lindsay’s expected to have another mug shot taken and post bail. Lindsay was also sentenced to 480 hours of community service, including 360 hours at the Downtown Women’s Center in L.A. Maybe volunteer work will teach this freckled jailbird to mend her naughty ways? Jail doesn’t seem to be working.
[TMZ (2)] Keep reading »
Hey there, Frisky readers! A few weeks ago, when I took the day off of work, I asked readers to post their own news article and blog post links in the comments for a Today’s Lady News column, readers’ submission edition. I was so impressed by all the smartypants readers we’ve got out there that I want to do it again (and occasionally in the future, too!). The rules are the same: Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW.
I’ll be back with our regularly scheduled Today’s Lady News on Monday. Thanks everyone! Keep reading »