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Watch The New Trailer For “The Carrie Diaries”

Carrie Cast!
AnnaSophia Robb has been cast as young Carrie Bradshaw. Read More »
The Carrie Diaries
Who WE would cast to play Carrie, Miranda, et. al. Read More »
Summer In The City
The franchise shows no sign of stopping. Read More »
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Carrie Bradshaw In High School

The new trailer for “The Carrie Diaries,” starring AnnaSophia Robb as the young Carrie Bradshaw, is out and it’s the fun froth you would expect. You’ve got to hand it to the “Sex & The City” franchise: they sure are dedicated to fantasy! We’re not sure how many suburban girls fresh off the boat from Connecticut get scooped up immediately by the fashion editor at Interview magazine, who sends Carrie free clothes and trots her out to the hottest club. The ’80s fashion is fun, though, and AnnaSophia really has got Sarah Jessica Parker’s facial movements down. Clearly I will be watching this (although I’d never admit it) when it debuts in January.

Men Explain Why They Think Catcalling Works

Catcaller Form
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Here's a handy form for you to give to catcallers. Read More »
Kitten on Catcalling
Listen to this adorable baby kitten, because he's right. Read More »
Chesca Gets Catcalled
Comedienne Chescaleigh takes on dudes who catcall. Read More »
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Creeeeepy

“Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” is a show I keep meaning to start watching, especially because of skits like this. Kamau hit the streets to talk to talk about street harassment, asking women how it makes them feel and asking men why they do it. Surprise, surprise, boys: Yelling “Check out that ass!” at a woman just makes you look obnoxious (at best) and mad creepy (at worst). But the some of the men Kamau talked to don’t seem to get it. They think women “really like it.” There’s this one guy who insists that women “really like” being hollered at by strangers.  Hmm, maybe he hasn’t considered he’s the one who actually enjoys making women uncomfortable? Oh, obliviousness.

Good Job, Internet! The Best Hurricane Sandy Memes

What do you do when you’re forced to stay home from work with bottles of booze and a flickering Internet connection? Make Hurricane Sandy themed memes, of course. I found all these on Tumblr and Facebook.

If you see any great memes floating around, email me at Jessica@TheFrisky.com and I’ll update this gallery with the new ones.

Coco Endures Hurricane Sandy The Only Way She Knows How

Suck It Sandy!
Just a little note on staying safe during the hurricane. Read More »
Sandy Playlist
The ultimate Hurricane Sandy playlist. Read More »
Frankenstorm Halloween
Frankenstorm Appropriate Halloween Costumes
Frankenstorm-appropriate Halloween costumes. Read More »
  • Coco from “Ice Loves Coco” held a one-woman wet tee shirt contest in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. Given how it appears she lives right on the water in New Jersey, I’m surprised she wasn’t evacuated.  [Daily Mail UK]
  • David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon both taped their nightly talk shows to empty theaters last night after sending audiences home for their own safety.  [Newser]
  • Pippa Middleton is dating a 37-year-old investment banker named James Matthews, whose brother is a UK reality TV star. [US Weekly]
  • RIP society: Octomom has checked into rehab for prescription pain med addiction. [Evil Beet Gossip] Keep reading »

Awesome Mom’s Reaction When Her Black Son Wanted To Be A Princess

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Little Boy Princess
What Would You Do? Halloween
A little boy learns he can't be a princess for Halloween. Read More »

Last week we watched an interesting social experiment on the TV show “What Would You Do?” where actors playing a mom and kids went to a Halloween costume store looking for non-gender-conforming costumes. A little boy begged to be a princess and a little girl begged to be Spiderman, while nosy shoppers (mostly) discouraged the kids and their mom from those costumes. So I was delighted to see an actual real-life mom write a piece for the New York Times this weekend about the time her three-year-old son wanted to be a princess. And interestingly, her concern wasn’t that he wanted to be girly — it was that all the princess junk out there didn’t take into account her son is black.

Doreen Oliver writes that her older son is autistic and struggles to communicate. So if her younger son wants to express himself in any way, even by dressing up like a princess on Halloween, she and her husband will support him. And, she adds, “[I]f it turns out Bug is gay, we’d embrace his identity.” The problem wasn’t that Bug wanted to be a princess, though — it was that “his idea of a princess had blond hair and peach-colored skin” and sure enough all the princess costumes had blonde wigs and pictures of “smiling white women.” Keep reading »

Comedienne Issa Rae’s New Project: “The Michelle Obama Diaries”

Michelle's Secret Disguise
Michelle Obama Jimmy Kimmel
The First Lady just wants to go to CVS again, people. Read More »
Fashion Face-Off
michelle obama vs ann romney
Michelle Obama's glamour versus Ann Romney's rich lady chic. Read More »
Black Mom-In-Chief
A black mom-in-chief is revolutionary: what white feminists have wrong. Read More »
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What Michelle Is Really Thinking

The First Lady puts on a polite face in public. But you know behind closed doors, she’s talking some shit about Ann Romney’s horse and Mitt’s orange spray tan. Check out this new webseries by comedienne Issa Ray, of “Awkward Black Girl,” fame that imagines just what it is Michelle Obama is thinking … but can’t say. [Think Progress] Update: A reader has pointed out, correctly, that Issa Rae is not the star of this webseries, but the producer. Her leading lady is Yakira Chambers. My apologies to Ms. Chambers. [IndieWire]

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