You know, every day we should have gratuitous Christina Hendricks photos! Alas, it is not every day photographer Terry Richardson posts pics of Christina in his studio on his blog. Here’s another one, just ’cause we love you. [Terry's Diary] Keep reading »
Oh, shut up, Apple. You asked for it by giving the iPad a stupid name: Fab crafters HipHandmaids on Etsy have stitched up a $30 maxi pad-shaped “iMaxi” carrying case. The iMaxi, with a vinyl exterior and cotton interior, comes in white, red or white/red if you’re going for that “thank God I’m not pregnant” look. The HipHandmaids promise its the only iMaxi case you’ll find with wings. “It’s the perfect one-of-a-kind embarrassing gift for the Apple geek in your life,” they say. “Don’t be caught letting your iPad show.” Yes, we’ll just walk around in public with a two-foot-long sanitary napkin instead. [Etsy] Keep reading »
US Weekly reports that Brazil’s Secretariat for Women’s Affairs is calling for a sexy beer commercial starring Paris Hilton to be pulled. The commercial advertising Devassa beer — which means “debauched” or “lewd” in Portuguese — features the skimpily-clad Hilton rubbing a can of beer sensually over her body while standing before a window of tongue-wagging onlookers. (Perhaps too much Devassa would explain what the hell Paris was doing when she was photographed on all fours recently?) “It’s an ad that devalues women — in particular, blond women,” the spokeswoman for the Secretariat claimed.
But what Brazil clearly does not understand is that here in America we have a rich cultural history of using women’s bodies and the promise of sex to advertise alcoholic beverages. Ugh. Get some frickin’ cultural sensitivity, Brazil. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
Heads — who needs ‘em? Not the comely pair of Louboutin-clad legs in this poster for the movie “Middle Men.” The flick, starring Luke Wilson and Giovanni Ribisi, is about a straight-laced businessman who helps start one of the world’s first porn websites and gets entangled with the Russian mob. Do we think Luke is offended his crotch didn’t make the “Middle Men” poster? [Slash Film] Keep reading »
We typically hear stories about the dangers of breast implants. Let’s take a moment to talk about the upside of breast implants: they can save your life.
At least, that’s the case for Canadian woman, Eileen Likness, who is eternally grateful for her decision to get breast implants. This past week, she testified that her fake boobs saved her life. When her ex-boyfriend, Fernando Chora, fired his gun at her point blank back in January of 2006, she claims that the “implants took the brunt of the force.” The bullet entered her right breast, grazed her chest and exited her body through her left breast. Her silicone implants were destroyed, but she lived to testify against her attacker … and eventually get a brand new set of breast implants. Hooray for her implants! [Huffington Post]
Eileen Likness isn’t the only lady whose life has been saved by her own body. Click through to see how women’s lives have been saved by their love handles, their abs and even a weave.
A few nights ago I met up with an older journalist for cocktails. We sipped our drinks and talked about work, men, the usual subjects. Then she mentioned she’s going to New Orleans for a week with nine of her friends from college to build homes. “That’s so cool!” I exclaimed.
“Oh, we’ve done a vacation together every year,” she explained. “We don’t all go every year, because when the first one of us had a baby, we made a rule that no children are allowed to come. Usually the ones with younger children miss a few trips. But most of us go each year and leave our kids home with our husbands.”
Color me flabbergasted. My stay-at-home mom never did anything like that. And my three sisters, who are moms, have behaved at times like they can’t go see a matinee with me without Navy SEAL-level advanced planning.
“I’m a bad mom,” my new friend smiled, sipping her cocktail while her two kids sat at home with a sitter.
“Oh, no!” I assured her. “You’re the kind of mom I want to be!” Keep reading »
Many of you Frisky readers have read the post “I’m Live-Tweeting My Abortion” about a Florida woman named Angie Jackson who has taken to Twitter, YouTube, and her personal blog to, as she put it, “demystify” abortion. After discovering her IUD birth control had failed them, Jackson and her boyfriend went to Planned Parenthood last Thursday to get a prescription of RU-486, the abortion pill, as well as Vicodin to deal with the pain. Since she began tweeting about the abortion last Thursday, Jackson said hundreds more people began to follow her on Twitter, and she created the YouTube video over the weekend to address them.
I tracked down Jackson over Facebook for an interview. After she put “The Backyardigans” on TV for her 4-year-old son, we settled down for a chat … Keep reading »
Thank you for listening to us, Hollywood — The Frisky asked for a female version of “The Hangover” and you delivered. Sort of. See, neither Jennifer Garner, as the uptight bride-to-be, nor Anna Faris, as the cousin who was recently left at the altar and is now forced to throw someone else’s bachelorette party, were exactly what we had in mind. From what we can tell from MTV.com’s synopsis, their characters don’t really like each other; when Garner gets wasted and cheats on her groom-to-be, Faris debates telling him all about it. This woman-versus-woman “You’re getting married! I’m not! You bitch!” shtick is way overdone. It sounds more like “Bride Wars” than a female version of “The Hangover“! We’ll reserve our judgment until after seeing the actual film. But, considering the script is being written by the same person who wrote “The House Bunny” and “The Ugly Truth,” our expectations for non-suckiness are l-o-w. [MTV] Keep reading »