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London Artist Turns Trash Into Art

One man’s trash is another man’s … trash. But trash that’s actually art, too. London street artist Francisco de Pajaro uses tossed out refuse as his medium, making cheeky and sometimes thoughtful sculptures from discarded garbage bags. “Rubbish is the only legal place you can make art on the street,” said de Pajaro of hi…

Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

11 Things Amelia & I Wanted To Say To Jared Leto Today, But Didn’t

Yesterday afternoon, Amelia and I met Jordan Catalano Jared Leto, erstwhile actor and singer for the band 30 Seconds to Mars. He and his bandmates were visiting our company video studio to do an interview, and they were all lovely. We were even lucky enough to snag a photo of ourselves with Leto and hi…

Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

Today Is National Topless Day — Are You Celebrating?

Today is the fourth annual National Topless Day, a boobs-out holiday of sorts where we commemorate the day women earned the right to vote — August 26, 1920 — by going topless.  [NY Daily News]
It’s also known as Women’s Equality Day, if you’re not into the whole “flashing the audience” thing. [Feministing]…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

Celeb Style Poll: The Women Of James Franco’s Comedy Central Roast

The MTV VMAs weren’t the only game in town on Sunday night. Overstimulated moppet James Franco — the guy we love to hate then love then hate again — was the subject of a Comedy Central roast, too. Franco’s BFF Seth Rogen officiated the event, which will air on Monday, September 2, and comedy mainstay…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

Watch! Our Picks For Best & Worst Dressed At The 2013 MTV VMAs!

The MTV VMAs have come and gone, but our memories of the terrible outfits and criminally bad hair live on. We sat down with our friends over at Celebuzz and Vibe Vixen to dish on the best and worst looks of the night, and what exactly was up with Miley Cyrus’s hair. Take a look,…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

Watch: Robin Thicke’s Music Video For “Give It 2 U,” Featuring 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar & A Whole Lot Of Booty Dancing

Robin Thicke has found a formula that works for him: Naked girls, plus rappers, plus the Futura font, equals a magical video experience. The video for his new single, “Give It 2 U,” features 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, and brings the scantily clad ladies, previously found employing sheep to cover their naked bosoms, to…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

Bored Rihanna Reacts To Major Life Events

It’s hard to choose the best part of Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, but if I had to pick just one memorable nanosecond, it would be the bored, faintly annoyed reaction Rihanna gave to Miley Cyrus’s out of control tongue-out twerkathon performance of “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” (with Robin Thicke). Rihanna had the…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

See A Young, Hairy Aaron Paul Audition For “Breaking Bad”

I haven’t auditioned for anything since Clearview Regional High School’s 1992 production of Sweet Charity and that, naturally, didn’t go so well. Howevs, I think it’s safe to assume that if the casting director is cracking up while you’re reading your lines — the way the “Breaking Bad” casting director is giggling while a young,…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

5 Things To Know About Mary Lambert, The Female Vocalist On Macklemore’s “Same Love” Song

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won big at Sunday night’s VMAs, taking home two moon men, one for the song “Same Love,” which features a stirring vocal hook from singer Mary Lambert. After winning the award, Lambert took to the stage with Macklemore and surprise guest Jennifer Hudson to sing the track and pretty much brought…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

Love It Or Leave It: Bella Thorne’s Mustard-Covered Overalls

I don’t care what you say, Bella Thorne’s name sounds like it was made up specifically to appeal to the “Twilight” generation. But do I like her mustard yellow overalls? Yes, yes, I do. I realize they’re not for everyone, specifically anyone with, say, yellow undertones to their skin (yellow on yellow just makes you…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

How A Brony Applies For A Job


It’s a “My Little Pony”-themed resume. Yes, yes it is. And it refers to the potential employee as a pony. Be afraid, be very afraid. [Dorkly]…

Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2013

All The Red Carpet Action From The VMAs

We’re covering all the action at the MTV Video Music Awards tonight, and it all starts with the stars on the red carpet in front of the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Stick with us tonight on Twitter — @TheFrisky — for all the latest. And check back here often for more amazing red carpet looks.

Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2013

The Frisky’s MTV Video Music Awards Drinking Game

Another year, another MTV Video Music Awards show. Oh, the irony. When was, after all, the last time you saw an actual music video played on that channel? Even MTV’s more or less dropped the ruse, no longer referring to themselves as “Music Television.” But still, the VMAs persist. And we love it!
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Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2013

The Sworn Virgins of Albania Live Celibate, Gender-Bending Lives

The “burneshas” live in the mountain villages in the hinterland of Albania — they’re women who’ve lived their entire lives as men, forgoing sex in the process.

They’re also the subject of photographer Jill Peters’ collection, The Sworn Virgins of Albania. The women choose to live as men for a number of reasons,…

Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2013

1920s Mugshots Are Way More Glamorous Than Today’s Mugshots

The Sydney Living Museum recently made public a series of mugshots taken from the 1920s. Yes, I know, I know, Australia’s always had a rep for being an island of criminals, but these mugshots are actually super cool. The collection comprises both male and female convicts, posing artfully in both close up and full-body shots.

Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2013

Totally Coveted: Peep Show, Perfume & The Perfect LBD

This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments!

Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2013

Photographer’s Series Removes The Space Between Strangers

Most of the time, those of us who live in busy urban areas do our best to avoid bumping into or grazing the hands of our fellow city-dwellers. We’re too afraid of being admonished for violating someone’s personal space, too aware of when our own personal space feels threatened. But when given permission to actually…

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2013

Let “The Illusion” Explain The Fine Art Of The Bowl Cut

You know that recurring “Saturday Night Live” skit “The Californians”? It’s one of my faves. This YouTube video of a man — who refers to himself as “The Illusion” — giving himself a sweet bowl cut seems to have jumped right out of that world. “The Illusion” lives in Malibu, California (natch) — “somewhere o…

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2013

What Daft Punk Should Wear To The VMAs

The secret is out. by now, everybody knows Daft Punk is playing the MTV VMAs this weekend. Yay! That’s great. “Get Lucky” is one of the best songs of the summer. But let’s face it, their mysterious-dudes-in-helmets thing is getting a bit old. We all know that there are two middle aged French dudes under…

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2013

Is This Allure Mag Editorial Very Sexy Or Straight Up Violent?

Fashion magazines are constantly trying to push the envelope when it comes to edgy, racy content. I get that. But something made me pause when I saw the Autumn Noir spread in the latest issue of Allure magazine. The editorial features models Edita Vilkeviciute and Candice Swanepoel in various stages of undress going at one…

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2013

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