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Valentine’s Day is not the day you want to find out your lover is a chocolate snob. Why take a risk and let something like “I stopped by Walgreens on my way over here to get you a box of Russell Stover!” slip out of your mouth? Come Valentine’s Day, if you want to melt hearts as quickly as chocolate melts, check out these delectable sweets!
Very Important Question: if former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amidst a prostitution scandal, is the “Luv Guv,” what will we call the current governor, David Paterson, if the rumors that he’s cheating on his wife are true?
On Jan. 18, gossip column Page Six reported that two eyewitnesses had seen Paterson canoodling with family friend, Jennifer Jones, and kissing her neck at a New Jersey steak house. Then, on Jan. 30, Page Six dropped another bombshell: A state trooper patrolling the governor’s executive mansion claimed to have caught Paterson “snuggling” in a utility closet with a woman who was not his wife.
Alas, we may never have to think of a nickname more than “Luv Guv #2.” Gov. Paterson met with the Associated Press yesterday and vehemently denied all allegations against him. “For the last couple of weeks, I have been the subject of … a spate of outrageous rumors about me,” Paterson griped, slamming the media as “callous and sleazy.” Keep reading »
Anne Hathaway isn’t just a talented actress; she also sticks up for her fam “Sopranos”-style. The actress opened up to British GQ about how she and her family left the Catholic Church because the religion did not embrace her older brother, Michael, who is gay. “The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out,” Hathaway told the mag. “Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?”
Now that’s loyalty! Considering most actresses in Hollywood get their asses kissed if they, like, pose for photos at a charity event, it’s heartwarming to see someone actually take a stand for something important, you know? [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
We’re obsessed with unintentionally hilarious sorority girls here at The Frisky and the Pi Phi sorority at Yale soooo just became our new besties. If you remember, a few weeks ago we posted about Cornell’s Pi Phi sorority and their wackadoodle “fashion guidelines.” But Yale’s chipper chapter of Pi Phi ladies appear to be significantly less evil: Just watch their Pi Phi 2010 Fall Rush Video, which is loosely modeled on “Gossip Girl” and is inexplicably compelling. Seriously, it is worth watching for the entire seven-and-a-half minutes. [Guest Of A Guest] Keep reading »
If you’ve been to bars in major metropolitan cities, chances are you’ve come into contact with a “pickup artist”: a dude who is trying to get your number by following a script. Whether he learned about pickup artistry from Neil Strauss’s book The Game or that VH1 show, “The Pickup Artist,” the guy macking on you is focused on one goal — getting women, including you, into bed.
But the opposite is not true in a “pickup artist school” for women: in fact, London’s Flirt Diva Academy focuses mainly on flirting. According to “flirt coach” Sue Ostler, flirtation is “lighting the spark to your personality and letting people see it shine through” and her Flirt Diva Academy services women ages 16 to 60 in classes like “Bag A Boyfriend” and the “Flirt Masterclass.” Or they can partake in a “Flirt, Schmooze & Shimmy” tour to hone their technique in the field at London’s hottest bars.
Helen Croydon, a journalist for the Times of London, braved the elements and a “Flirt, Schmooze & Shimmy” tour one evening. What she learned will surprise you …
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- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told “Fox News Sunday” that a future presidential run could be in the cards. “It would be absurd to not consider what it is that I can potentially do to help our country,” Palin said. “I won’t close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future.” But Palin also admitted that many other men and women might be better placed to run for the nation’s highest office: “If [other candidates are] in a better position than I in three years, I’ll support them.” [birth control pills. The women say “Yaz” has caused strokes and heart attacks. [Fox59]
- Wannabe strippers are “lining up” to apply for permits to work in Atlanta strip clubs, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Not surprisingly, the economy seems to be at fault. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
We’ve heard of diets where you consume no carbs. We’ve heard of diets where you refuse sugar and dairy. But this is the first diet we’ve heard of where a girl’s gotta drop, by far, the most delicious of all vices: shopping. Yes, shopping. Since September 2009, nearly 100 women have joined the Great American Apparel Diet, a “fashion fast” to slim down their closets and expand their wallets. There is one rule and one rule only: no shopping for new clothes for 12 whole months. Keep reading »
It’s a weight-loss company smackdown! Score one point for Weight Watchers, which convinced a judge last week to ban Jenny Craig from broadcasting its latest commercial because it contained — how do I put this? — untruths. According to the Weight Watchers lawsuit, Jenny Craig’s latest ad fudges some facts spouted by spokeswoman Valerie Bertinelli. In the banned commercial, Bertinelli walks around a laboratory in a white lab coat, gestures to some nerdy-looking scientists, and says a “major clinical trial … run by some serious lab geeks” found that dieters who used Jenny Craig lost twice as much weight as ones who used Weight Watchers.
In real life, however, that “major clinical trial” doesn’t exist. Keep reading »