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Maybe make me a promise? Pretty please, don’t buy your boyfriend a new watch this year! That’s the least imaginative holiday gift on Earth. (Trust me, I’ve given, like, four watches as presents before.) Really, doll, you can do better this holiday season. From snazzy cuff links to shaving gear to cashmere sweaters, we’ve got you covered on boyfriend-approved gifts. (And don’t forget to check out The Frisky’s other Holiday Gift Guides for sisters, brothers, and everyone else on your gift list!)
Barbie has enjoyed many careers in her life—stewardess, doctor, rock star—and she’s got all the teeny-weeny outfits in her Dream House closet to prove it. But one outfit Barbie has never worn is one that, under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, makes women prisoners in their own clothes: a burkqa. Barbie has now donned the Islamic garb, courtesy of a doll outfit designer, for a Save The Children charity auction. Keep reading »
Poor Oprah. Girlfriend is having a total midlife crisis! First she quits her cash cow of a TV show; now she’s hiring the screenwriter who wrote sadomasochism spectacular “Secretary” to work on a project together. Yep, you read that right: Oprah’s Harpo Films has teamed up with Erin Cressida Wilson — who wrote all those jerk-off-worthy spanking scenes in “Secretary,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader — to pen an hour-long series pilot for HBO. According to Variety, the show will be about a woman who ditches her “seemingly perfect” husband and kids in Santa Monica for the “underbelly” of Los Angeles, where she fulfills her “secret fantasies and desires.” Frankly, the words “Oprah Winfrey” and “spanking” appearing in the same paragraph makes us want to ralph. But we must admit we are intrigued about what these two ladies will cook up. [Variety] Keep reading »
Sure, there are plenty of cute bags and necklaces and T-shirts with dogs and mice. But if you really want to look unique? It’s all about the unicorns, baby! Anyone who thinks unicorns went out of style with Lisa Frank pencil boxes in the 3rd grade is clearly a total loser. Check out our unicorn fashion (for grown-ups!) slide show for further proof.
White Trash Charms unicorn necklace, $125, Couture Candy
Damn you, Suri Cruise! Once again, you remind us a toddler has a better closet than we do. [11/22/09, New York City] Keep reading »
Amy Poehler: Can I ask you how you feel about this term “cougar”? I hate that f***ing word.
Rachel Dratch: Me, too! Since the dawn of moving-making, there have been so many scenarios where an older guy is with a younger woman and we don’t bat an eye. But if it’s reversed and a 40-year-old woman is with a 35-year-old guy, she’s called a “cougar.”
Poehler: I know … there are these derogatory boxes that people have invented that they have to put themselves in. And why isn’t there a word for the inappropriate older guy with the younger girl? What is the exact word for that?
Dratch: I don’t know … Gray Balls?
Poehler: Old Gray Balls! Oh he’s a real Gray Balls! (laugh) Maybe we should make it Clark Gray-Balls. There is just something about a 20-year-old calling someone a cougar that makes me want to punch them in the mouth.