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Matchbox Twenty Debuts “Overjoyed” Video

Crappy Video
Matchbox Twenty's lyric video is actually kinda sexist. Read More »
Guess Who?
Who's this famous singer dressed like a rabbit? Read More »
Banned Cover
Magazine cover of Azealia Banks with a condom is getting banned. Read More »
"Overjoyed"

The Frisky staff laughs at me like a bunch of hyenas whenever I bring up how much I love Matchbox Twenty, because sometimes The Frisky staff are a bunch of jerks like that. But I hardly care today because this week, the band released a new music video for the forthcoming album North and the song “Overjoyed,” is just the sweetest. I’ve been listening to it on repeat all morning. Take that, jerks! (J/K I love you guys.) [PopCrush]

Is This Animal Abuse? Or Muppet Abuse? Or Photoshop (I Hope)?

Snuffy Saved Me
How Snuffleupagus saved my relationship. Read More »
Muppet Style
Muppet-inspired runway looks! Read More »

I’m trying to figure out why someone would do this to their dog and what PETA/the ghost of Jim Henson would say. The doggie has Miss Piggy on one side and Kermit on the other. I almost feel embarrassed for this poor pup! Please someone tell me this is a Photoshop job? [I Am Bored]

Gabby Douglas Was Told To Get A Nose Job

Gabby Called "Slave"
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Gabby Douglas says she was isolated at her gym and called a "slave." Read More »
Gabby Douglas' Mom
We spoke to Natalie about raising an Olympian. Read More »
Gabby's Hair
Her teammates copped her hairstyle to show their support! Read More »
  • Gold medal Olympian Gabby Douglas claims in an upcoming Vanity Fair article that a staff member at her former gym in Virginia Beach once told her to get a nose job! Lord, it sounds like everyone sticks their foot in their mouth around Gabby. (The gym denied this incident ever occurred.) [Vanity Fair]
  • Catherine O’Hara from “Best In Show” and “Breaking Bad”‘s Bryan Cranston are joining “30 Rock” as Kenneth the Page’s country bumpkin ma and pa. [TV Line]
  • LeAnn Rimes is suing two women who she says illegally tape recorded her during a phone conversation without consent and posted it online. In the audio, Rimes talks about drama she’s having with someone on Twitter regarding her husband Eddie Cibrian’s ex-wife Brandi Glanville. Pressure from the whole thing is apparently part of the reasons Rimes checked into a 30-day clinic to cope with “anxiety and stress.” [People]
  • How do Clint Eastwood and invisible Obama match up against other half-invisible comedy duos? [NYMag.com]
  • Irina Shayk sideboob alert! [Socialite Life]

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Harrod’s In London Debuts Gender Neutral Toy Store

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  • Harrod’s, the famous department store in London, has finally debuted their gender-neutral toy store in which toys are grouped by theme, rather than “boys” and “girls.” The toy store has sections for stuffed animals, books, candy, and other toys but doesn’t stick to an exclusively pink or blue color palette. Very cool!  [The Mary Sue]
  • Condoleezza Rice was supposedly pooh-poohed as a vice presidential choice for Mitt Romney because she is too liberal on reproductive rights and gay marriage. [Queerty]
  • A household maid might have accidentally made an appearance in the background of a 10-minute video that aired last night at the Republican National Convention. [ColorLines]
  • Conservative women are reportedly divided on Rep. Todd Akin, who made everyone facepalm two weeks ago with his offensive comments about “legitimate rape.” Really, ladies, how can you be “divided” on that? [NBC News] Keep reading »

Bringing Dead People “Back To Life” Via Hologram Is Kinda Wrong

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When the late Tupac Shakur “appeared” via hologram at the Coachella festival, everyone ooh-ed and ahh-ed. It wasn’t the first time a dead celeb had resurfaced in hologram form (Celine Dion sang a duet with a hologram of Elvis Presley on “American Idol” in 2010) and it won’t be the last time, either (Simon Cowell wants holograms of Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson to appear on “X Factor”).

In fact, during this week’s Republican National Convention, a hologram of Ronald Reagan was rumored to make an appearance outside the convention center— but was then pooh-poohed because organizers supposedly didn’t want holographic Reagan upstaging Mitt Romney.

It’s just as well, in my opinion: bringing dead people “back to life” via hologram is kinda wrong. Keep reading »

RIP, Iconic Feminist Shulamith Firestone

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Shulamith Firestone, an iconic figure in the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 67. Firestone was the author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case For Feminist Revolution, which she penned at age 25 and which became one of the key texts of second-wave feminism. Dialectic, which was reissued in 2003 by the publisher Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, put forth a feminist theory that feud the work of Simone de Beauvoir, Sigmund Freud, Frederick Engels and Karl Marx. Firestone was also the co-founder of the group New York Radical Women, a late ’60s feminist group that famously protested the 1968 Miss America Pageant, and edited various journals about radical feminism. Rest in peace, Ms. Firestone. [Tablet Mag; The Villager]

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