Lieutenant Neil Bucken was stationed in Afghanistan and couldn’t make it home for Christmas or his sister’s birthday, so he did what any normal guy might do — he sent his family in Staten Island, NY, a life-sized ice sculpture of himself holding a bouquet of red roses. Sure. The seven-foot-tall statue includes a photo of himself with sister Sullivan encased in the ice. Bucken has been in the military for the past two years, and stationed in Afghanistan for the past nine months. His mother Donna said, “Half the family was bawling their eyes out. It was just amazing. It was very touching.” [Splash News] Keep reading »
“We shot for hours. And the sun was going down—we were actually stealing that shot, because we didn’t have a permit to shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge, and if we didn’t get it that night, we weren’t going to get it. And so the sun was going down, and she wasn’t telling me. So the only thing I could think of doing was to climb over (the fence on the side of) the bridge. And I never thought she’d let me get that far. I got to the other side. I just looked underneath me, and it was just—water. And it was so high, and I thought, ‘Michelle Williams is trying to kill me.’”
–Ryan Gosling, on shooting a pivotal scene with his “Blue Valentine” co-star Michelle Williams. In the improvised scene, Gosling was told to extract a secret from Williams, and Williams was directed to keep the secret from Gosling at any cost. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
No matter how much you ate over the holiday weekend, we’re betting it was not even close to the amount of food that Donna Simpson devoured. The New Jersey woman is angling to be the fattest woman in the world, and is on a quest to weigh a thousand pounds, so she had a lot of holiday eating to do. Donna’s Christmas dinner? How about two turkeys, two hams, a roast, five pounds of mashed potatoes, and 20 pounds of vegetables? And, of course, there’s always room for dessert! For a sweet after-dinner treat, she had a “salad” of marshmallows, cream cheese, whipped cream and cookies. The whole meal took her two hours to eat (that’s it?!) and was around 30,000 calories — that’s, oh, about 15 times the recommended daily caloric allowance for a single day. Still, Simpson has a long way to go to reach her goal. She’s currently at 650 pounds. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Okay, so most of us spent this past weekend celebrating the holidays with our families. But Natalie Portman, overachiever that she is, decided to get knocked up and engaged. She and hot fiance Benjamin Millepied met on the set of “Black Swan,” where the American Ballet Theater dancer served as her instructor and trainer. And thus far, that’s pretty much all we know about the gorgeous ballet dancer.
After the jump, we fill you in on everything you need to know about the man who’s hitched his wagon to the actress. Keep reading »
Well, here’s an unexpectedly heartwarming story. An Oklahoman woman spots a baby calf stuck on the ice and calls the local news station, KWTV-Channel 9, to see if they can use their helicopter to rescue the stranded animal. But! The way they use the helicopter is mighty surprising. [NY Post
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Yup, this chart pretty much represents what all of our awkward holiday dinners were all about. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »
Yesterday I almost died. Not in a “life flashing before me” kind of way – but in a cold, painful, this-blizzard-totally-sucks kind of way. I got stuck in the Snowpocalypse.
You know, the Snowpocalypse—the weekend storm that’s currently blanketing the East Coast. I spent Christmas in Philadelphia, DJing an annual Christmas night party. Yesterday morning when we woke up, my friends and I decided that we would try and beat the impending blizzard and make our way home to New York. Only we didn’t beat the blizzard. We drove right into it. Keep reading »
Does Ryan Gosling ever get jealous of Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Does JGL ever swoon for Ryan Gosling? Let’s hope so. Amelia and I have this same debate — Gosling vs. Gordon-Levitt — on a daily basis. Who would you pick? [F**k Yeah, Ryan Gosling] Keep reading »
We heard that Gwyneth Paltrow will be singing a duet with husband Chris Martin from Coldplay on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas and shuddered. We know that Gwyneth’s really stoked to be singing in her new country-fried movie “Country Strong,” but yeah, no. Their combined level of self-righteous GOOP-iness is frighteningly high, and we can’t think of anywhere we’d rather NOT be than a Gwynnie/Coldplay concert.
In fact, we’ve created a list of all the things we’d rather do than attend that concert. Check it out after the jump. Keep reading »
We are super excited about the new TLC show “My Strange Addiction.” I mean, a woman addicted to eating toilet paper? Sure. And it got us thinking: Do WE have any strange addictions that we’re not admitting? After the jump, Frisky staffers reveal their strange addictions. And no, being addicted to staring at Ryan Gosling’s face does not count.
And don’t forget to tell us what your strange addictions are. We won’t judge. Keep reading »