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8 Charitable Celebs Under 40

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Today, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on “Oprah” to discuss a $100 million donation he made to the Newark, New Jersey school system. Zuckerberg, who has no particular ties to Newark, chose the city after meeting the city’s young mayor, Cory Booker, at a conference. “[They] began a continuing conversation about the mayor’s plans for the city, according to people familiar with their relationship,” reported The New York Times. While cynics might say this is a positive way to deflect attention away from his scathing portrayal in the new “Social Network” movie, we think it’s admirable that someone so young is willing to give so much.

After the jump, some other young celebrities who are putting their best philanthropic foot forward.

Jon Stewart Reveals His Inner Jew Fro

Real talk: No one can go on “Oprah” without getting at least a little sensitive and introspective — even “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who spent a hilarious hour with the talk-show queen earlier this week. Stewart was there shilling his new book, Earth, when Oprah whipped out a college-age photo of a nerdrific Stewart, sporting a Jew fro. Stewart said, “That’s what I still feel. I don’t think of myself as a happening dude. I think of myself as ‘nice jew fro.’” The sensitive stuff starts around the 9-minute mark. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Betty White Blesses “Africa” On “Community”

It seems there’s nothing that Betty White can’t do. She’s a first-rate comedienne who is equally talented at playing your sweet grandma and swearing up a storm. And on last night’s episode of “Community,” White once again showed her range while rapping with Donald Glover and Danny Pudi during the closing credits of the show. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

We Write ‘Em: 6 ’80s Movies Dying for Sequels

“Wall Street 2,” the sequel to the ’80s tome about unfettered greed, “Wall Street,” opens this weekend. I never saw the first “Wall Street” — I was in elementary school when it came out and still think a hedge fund is money you save to buy new shrubbery — so I’ll probably skip “Wall Street 2.” But! There are a bunch of movie sequels we Frisky gals would love to make a reality. And it’s just a matter of time before some uncreative studio jumps on these sure-to-be-hit film ideas! Movie moguls, call us! Keep reading »

Dan Savage Tells Gay Teens “It Gets Better”

Check out this amazing and heartwarming video from sex columnist Dan Savage and his husband Terry talking about their 16-year relationship and their son DJ. They remind gay, lesbian and trans teens that “it does get better.” Keep reading »

St. Louis DJs Offer “Drive-By Whorings”

Drive-by whoring. It’s a phrase we didn’t know until yesterday, and we have the fine guys of St. Louis morning show “Woody and Rizzuto” to thank for broadening our horizons. It seems that DJs Woody and Rizzuto, of KPNT 105.7 The Point, are encouraging their male listeners to give the “difficult bitches” in their lives “drive-by whorings.” That’s when you drive past a woman’s home or work shouting slurs about her because of some real or imagined wrong. Got a bitch in your life you need to take to task? Let Woody and Rizzuto shame her on-air. Keep reading »

Harvey Sid Fisher Loves A P-P-P-Pisces!

Harvey Sid Fisher is a veritable Jack-of-all-trades. He sings, acts, dances and is the “undisputed king of astrology songs,” a category for which we’re pretty sure there’s no competition. Fisher in fact wrote 12 different astrology songs — one for each sign — and performed them on a local cable access show to show his astrological appreciation. Enjoy his tribute to your birth sign and pick up some stellar lady dance moves in the process. [AV Club] Keep reading »

Old-School Wednesdays: Extreme’s “More Than Words”

At first glance, this 1990 track by rockers Extreme seems like a really sweet love song. But then you start thinking about it — what is “more than words to show you feel that your love for me is real”? A blow job? Anal? OK, fine, maybe I’m just a cynic. Keep reading »

Would You Go A Week Without Makeup?

This week some inspired bloggers are taking on a new challenge: a week without makeup, initiated by writer Rachel White of the blog Rabbit Write. Says White:

“It’s not about taking a week off because make-up is somehow bad or because not wearing it is better. It’s that by taking a week off, I should be able to understand my relationship to cosmetics more clearly. Why do I feel I need to sketch on eyebrow pencil before going to the grocery? To shellac my face before seeing a friend? And if I am going to a networking event or party, can I feel comfortable in anything less than contoured cheeks and caked on lashes?

Keep reading »

Jobs I Would Like To Have: Mini-Pony Shoe Designer

As I’ve mentioned before, my spirit animal is a mini-pony. There are two reasons for this: 1) They are super cute. 2) They are really short — and I’m really short, so I feel like we would get along. But! Aside from being my personal power animal, mini-ponies provide a valuable service to society — they are guide horses to the blind! That’s right, mini-ponies help fill the current shortage of guide animals. The Guide Horse Foundation of America can tell you everything you need to know about working with guide horses, including the fact that many of these darling mini-ponies opt to wear shoes on their tiny hooves for all the terrific work they do. Keep reading »

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