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Paris The Golden Heiress On Spain’s “Vanity Fair”

Paris' $375K Gift
Paris Hilton doesn't get birthday gifts like normal people. Read More »
Is Paris Racist?
Author Neil Struss claims Paris told him black guys are "gross." Read More »
Paris Hilton on Vanity Fair Russia

To quote Julie, “Who cares about Paris Hilton anymore?”

To quote Ami, “Is her head going to fall off if she takes that necklace off?” (Apparently that’s a Halloween story.)

To quote Amelia, “God, that cover is tacky.” [Racked

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Morning Quickies: Ryan Murphy Talks “American Horror Story”

We Love Connie Britton
When Amelia grows up, she wants to be Tami Taylor from "FNL." Read More »
House For Sale
house from American Horror Story photo
The real house from "American Horror Story" is on the market. Read More »
Connie On "FNL" Ending
connie britton
Connie Britton can't believe "Friday Night Lights" is over. Read More »
American Horror Story
  • The Frisky office is abuzz every Thursday morning with “OMG, did you watch ‘American Horror Story’ last night?” If you didn’t see last night’s season finale, I’m not going to spoil it for you. But series creator Ryan Murphy definitely will if you read this Entertainment Weekly interview with him. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Miranda Cosgrove from “iCarly” is off to USC for the class of 2016. Congratulations! [Crushable]
  • Kris Humphries was booed during his first NBA game since Kim Kardashian filed for divorce. [Gossip Cop]
  • “Will & Grace”‘s Debra Messing and her ex-husband are still living in the same house to raise their child, even though they’re split up. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Kate Middleton Is Seemingly Not Pregnant This Week

Kate's Preggo Rumors
kate middleton pregnant photo
Kate declined to eat peanuts and now everyone thinks she's knocked up. Read More »
Kate "Thinspiration"
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Kate Middleton is "thinspiration" on pro-anorexia web sites. Read More »
Kate Middleton and Prince William photo
  • Kate Middleton, who communicates through wardrobe choices, wore a thick belt snug around her waist. Translation: “Lay off! I am not pregnant, you bitches.” [US Weekly
  • Speaking of princesses, Kensington Palace will display five of Diana’s most iconic dresses. [NYmag.com]
  • Do baby bangs look good on anyone? Hard to say. [The Gloss]
  • Military mom + mall Santa + small children = tears. Lots of ‘em. [The Stir]
  • Helen Mirren wants to play a female “Dr. Who.” Make this happen, please. [The Mary Sue] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Kisses When Navy Ship Docks

Celebs On Gay Marriage
These couples won't marry until it's legal for everyone. Read More »
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Deep thoughts from Hollywood on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." Read More »
Today's Lady News
All of Jessica's daily Today's Lady News columns in one place. Read More »
  • Naval Petty Officer Second Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 raffle tickets so she could win the Navy’s lottery and be the first person off the ship to kiss their loved one at the dock. Once on land, Marissa Gaeta swooped up her girlfriend, Petty Officer Third Class Citlalic Snell, a smooch. So. Cute. [Queerty]
  • The FDA has approved preliminary clinical trials on humans for an experimental HIV vaccine. [Think Progress]
  • Frisky contributer Hugo Schwyzer on why he has resigned from writing for The Good Men Project. [HugoSchwyzer.com] Keep reading »

Sammi From “Jersey Shore”‘s Makeunder Is Super Cute

"Jersey Shore" Season 5
Jersey Shore season five
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Sammi & Ronnie Split
Sammi and Ronnie photo
They're dunzo %u2014 for the time being, anyway. Read More »
Sammi Quits "Jersey"
Why did Sammi leave the shore house? Read More »

You know what we miss the most about Jane magazine (other than all of Jane magazine)? The makeunders. The mag would pull some woman off the street, snatch the black eyeliner out of her hands, and do her up in a more subtle makeup look using fewer products. Now the ladies of xoJane.com, where editor Jane Pratt has landed, have gifted Sammi Giancola from “Jersey Shore” a makeunder and day-um girl. Sammi’s always been really pretty, but her xoJane makeunder really lets her natural beauty shine through. The makeup artist hired by xoJane only used five beauty products and took no longer than five minutes to make her up. I like! Lay off the tanning beds and flatirons for awhile, Sammi, pretty please? [xoJane] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Rape, Alcohol, Victim-Blaming & Feminist In-Fighting

I Was Date Raped
Amelia was date raped in college by a guy she liked. Read More »
Victim-Blaming PSA
date rape poster
But the PA liquor board's ads DO raise an important issue. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
Today's Lady News
All of Jessica's daily Today's Lady News columns in one place. Read More »

If you write for a living — especially opinion writing, and especially as a feminist — you set yourself up for criticism. You really have no control over how others respond to your work, other than choosing not to write it. By attaching your name to your views, you put yourself in the position to be agreed with, judged, lauded, mocked, quoted reverently, misinterpreted, called somebody others “must read”, called crazy or ugly or both. I’ve experienced all these things at some point in my career.

It sucks, though, when the worst of those experiences happen from within the feminist community. Keep reading »

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