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Erica Jong Bops Arianna Huffington For Not Paying HuffPost Bloggers

Pink Pieces
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Men Quoted In Media
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Problem With The Newsroom
The Newsroom
On Aaron Sorkin and "The Newsroom"'s woman problem. Read More »

Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her of “hurting writing as a profession.” A feisty Ms. Jong spoke to The Slant, a journalism blog, about Huffington’s effect on the media biz and, wow-ee, she did not hold back. (Which is precisely why I love her.) Keep reading »

Blow Other Necklaces Out Of The Water

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DIY: Friendship Bracelets
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I always wanted a really bitchin’ lifeguard whistle just for personal use. Hey, you! Get out my seat! Lady, put down the last cupcake! Who cares if I lose friends and alienate people with all the power and authority I’ve conferred? C. Wonder’s got a cute 14K-gold plated whistle that will be just the thing for my daily emergencies. I have no idea if it actually whistles but that’s besides the point in this lifeguard fantasy. [$38, C. Wonder]

Drake And Chris Brown Offered $1 Million Each To Fight In The Ring

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Chris Brown injured in a fight with Drake's entourage. Read More »
I'm F*cking Rihanna
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Drake allegedly sent a nasty note to Chris Brown at a club. Read More »
Fighting Over Her
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  • A soda bottling billionaire has offered Chris Brown and Drake $1 million each, plus $1 million for a charity, if they agree to duke out their Rihanna problems in the boxing ring. Frankly, most celebrity disputes should be solved in this way. [PopCrush]
  • Preggo Anna Paquin and her “True Blood” boo Stephen Moyer are expecting twins! [Us Weekly]
  • Why is this dude suing his ex-wife to get her $1 million shoe collection? [Modern Man]
  • Last night, the world lost “When Harry Met Sally” screenwriter Nora Ephron. Here are Ephron’s 27 best quotes on love, life and death. [Buzzfeed]
  • Here’s a first look at Lana del Rey as Jackie O in her music video for “National Anthem.” [Betty Confidential]
  • Whoa. This Lolo Jones and Tim Tebow thing might actually happen. [The FW Keep reading »

Men Are More Inclined To Pay For Dinner If Their Date Is Pretty, Study Finds

I Like Chivalry
On Jessica's newfound respect for men who behave chivalrously. Read More »
Tell Me I'm Pretty
Is it so much to ask to want to be told I'm beautiful? Read More »
Is Chivalry Sexist?
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Is being a gentleman actually really sexist? Read More »
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Dating is uncomfortable for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is figuring out who pays at the end of the date. You’re a modern, working woman. You don’t need a man to treat you.  On the other hand, who wants fork over $12 per dirty martini if you don’t have to?

It turns out, ladies, that men are doing their own calculations in order to figure out who pays on a date. And the results are ugh-worthy yet not surprising: a new study from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland has found that men are more willing to pay for a date if she’s pretty.  Keep reading »

UPDATED: Nora Ephron Dead Of Cancer, Say Her Friends On The Internet

Update, 8:15: Nora Ephron has died at age 71, both The Washington Post and CBS News have confirmed.

Much confusion in The Frisky offices this evening: folks are saying that iconic journalist and screenwriter Nora Ephron has died. Gossip columnist Liz Smith posted an article todayon the site WowOwow, which seems to eulogize Ephron, with lines like “I won’t say, “Rest in peace, Nora” – I will just ask “What the hell will we do without you?”” Likewise, WowOwow advice columnist Margo Howard has been tweeting news of her alleged death: “A very accomplished writer died. Nora Ephron, from cancer” and “Well, to those of you who can’t find the news of Nora Ephron’s death, the funeral is Thursday – and maybe that’s the way she wanted it.”

Ephron’s publisher Knopf has supposedly said Eprhon is very much alive. Also, The New York Observer contacted Ephron’s representatives, who issued ”a blanket no-comment policy” on Smith’s post. We here at The Frisky are hoping — desperately, desperately hoping — this is all untrue and some big, weird prank. We will keep you posted as soon as we know. (Image via Getty)

Update, 6p.m.: MariaElena Fernandez, a senior entertainment reporter for Newsweek, has tweeted, “Nora Ephron news is not a hoax but she has not passed away. She is not expected to make it through tonight. This is the truth.”

Update, 6:42 p.m.: Liz Smith has spoken to The Hollywood Reporter and said this morning she talked with Nora Ephron’s son, who said she “was dying” but “I can’t confirm it.”

Kanye & Kim Sued For Terrorist Ties, Flag-Burning

Kim And Kanye
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have formed an axis of evil. Read More »
Homewrecker Kim
Amber Rose called Kim Kardashian a homewrecker in an interview. Read More »
Morning Quickies
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  • Known terrorists Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are being sued by the Guinness World Record holder for “The Most Litigious Man” for their un-American activities. Jonathan Lee Riches claims he saw the couple in West Virginia pledge their allegiance to al-Qaeda and burn the American flag. Yeah, right, like either Kim or Kanye would be caught dead in West Virginia! [ONTD]
  • On preacher’s wives and stripper poles: is there a way to be both “saved” and sensual? [Uptown Magazine]
  • Robbers in London pulled the hotel key out of Jennifer Westfeldt’s purse and broken into her and Jon Hamm’s hotel room. That sucks. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Prince William kicked some money over to Kate Middleton’s parents to help them buy a $7 million mansion on 18 acres of property. Nice son-in-law. [US Weekly]
  • Why your wine should come from a box. No, really. [Modern Man] Keep reading »
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