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Our Recollections From 9/11: Kate

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no one could imagine how much our world would change—how our concepts of peace and freedom would shift and morph, and how our sense of national…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 11, 2011

A Cell Phone That Can Kiss You

It was only a matter of time beside someone decided to take sexting to the next level. A dude by the name of Fabian Hemmert, a designer at the Berlin University of the Arts, is working on three prototypes for phones that can give you actual physical affection that corresponds to the actions of the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 11, 2011

Jeff Tweedy Wants You To Admire His Lovely Lady Lumps

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is mourning the fact that the Black Eyed Peas retired their classic “My Humps.” At a book party this week, Jeff took the stage and did a dramatic reading of the song. Wow, I didn’t think the lyrics could sound any more inane, but they really can. Do I…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 10, 2011

Ashton Kutcher Naked On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

The new season of “Ellen” kicks off on Monday, and she has a very special celebrity guest—Ashton Kutcher. Apparently, Ashton was surprised by the reaction his naked billboard for “Two and a Half Men” got. So he decided to do the interview without clothes. “It’s getting a lot of attention. So I just figured I’m…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

Jennifer Garner: Butter Sculptor?

Every now and then, the brief synopsis of a movie completely captures my attention. That’s exactly what’s happened with “Butter,” a Weinstein Company flick that is screening at the Toronto Film Festival and getting a touch of Oscar buzz. The concept? Jennifer Garner is a butter sculptor. More specifically, she is the wife of a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

Tyra Banks Is Haunted By The Ghosts Of “Top Model” Contestants Past

What is Tyra Banks‘ worst nightmare? Being haunted by the girls who didn’t quite win “America’s Next Top Model” and want another chance. In this awesome promo for “ANTM: All-Stars,” Tyra shows off her acting skills (read: embarrasses herself) by channeling Camille, Laura, Isis, and blood-obsessed Allison. Honestly, I think the decision to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

“Breaking Dawn” Breaks Out Its Official Poster

What, you haven’t already gotten your tickets for the opening night of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1?” There’s only two months and a week left, people. Get on it! But seriously, the just-released poster for the flick does look pretty enticing. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have really mastered the art of showing passion and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

“Bachelor Pad” Twist: Holly Durst And Blake Julian Are Engaged

If you, like myself, have been watching “Bachelor Pad” hoping that Holly Durst would see the light and take back sweet, sincere Michael Stagliano, give up now. It’s not going to happen. Word comes today that Holly is engaged to boring and slightly leery dentist Blake Julian, who she met on the show. Holly made…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

Why We Can’t Wait For Charlize Theron In “Young Adult”

As a devout fan of Judy Blume, The Babysitter’s Club, and Sweet Valley High books, the entire Frisky staff’s interest has been piqued by this just-released poster for “Young Adult,” screenwriter Diablo Cody‘s third flick. It’s an awesome send-up of the traditional young adult book cover and, all of a sudden, we can’t wait for…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

Madonna’s Publicist Defends Her Loathing Of Hydrangeas; Says It’s Not As Bad As Hating Puppies

“She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world. No disrespect to the hydrangeas lovers of the world but she prefers different types of flowers … It’s not like she said she hated warm chocolate chip cookies and milk and little puppies!”…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

11 Stars Who Made Strange Name Changes In The Middle Of Their Careers

Mos Def says that he is most definitely done with his name. While performing with Talib Kweli this weekend, he revealed that he giving up his moniker and changing it to Yasiin. “I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011. I’m actually doing it,” he said. “Mos Def is a name that I built and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2011

Munchies, Shmunchies: Pot Smokers Are Less Likely To Be Obese

It must be all those pot brownies and long nights spent playing video games. According to a new study, pot smokers are less likely to be obese than their non-toking peers. No, like seriously. A researcher at Louis Mourier Hospital in France was so surprised by her initial finding that she went back to the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2011

Celine Dion’s Burglar Draws Bath, Eats Food From Her Fridge

I’m pretty fascinated by the tale of the 36-year-old man who broke into Celine Dion‘s house in Montreal. The dude apparently got in the house by jumping a fence, opening an unlocked car door, and rummaging for a garage door opener. (Note to Celine: Always lock your car doors, lady. Seriously.) Interestingly, this guy didn’t…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2011

Evan Rachel Wood Is The 5th Non-Blonde

Evan Rachel Wood is my favsies. And not just because she’s from my hometown and played Queen Sophie Anne on “True Blood.” At the after-party for “Ides of March” at the Venice Film Festival, she hopped on stage and did a rousing rendition of 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up?” in front of George

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2011

10 Ways To Win Over New “Bachelor,” Ben Flajnik

And it’s official—ABC has confirmed that Ben Flajnik is in fact the new “Bachelor.” I’m just not sure how to feel about this news. Ben is cute and sweet, and the fact that he is a winemaker makes him quite a bit sexier. But he’s also a thinker—a thinker who sounds like a robot with…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2011

Why Ryan Gosling Brought Eva Mendes, Blake Lively And Kat Dennings To Disneyland

When most woman read today that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes had been spotted holding hands in Adventure Park at Disneyland, and later snuggling while watching a water show in Tomorrowland, they got very depressed. But since I do not quite understand the Gosling worship, another thought crossed my mind: wow, Ryan sure seems to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 7, 2011

Joy Behar Explains Why She Married Boyfriend Of 29 Years

“After a honeymoon for 29 years, we decided to ruin it and get married … [The passage of gay marriage in New York] did have an influence on me — it brought to my consciousness why gays needed to get married. And I thought it was a good reason for me to get married. And…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 7, 2011

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: A Belated Bite Of “True Blood”

Behold, my thoughts on Sunday night’s “True Blood.” Why so late, you ask? Well, the long weekend got a little wonky on me. Because Sunday night felt like Saturday, I forgot to watch it and next thing I knew it was Monday and I was behind on “Bachelor Pad.” But, last night, I finally caught…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 7, 2011

Tara Reid’s Husband: His Job Description May Include Holding Her Up

Tara Reid was spotted on Monday night, out and about with her new husband Zack Kehayov. Hey, he’s kinda cute! And also appears to be very doting. But, is it just me, or does it look like he’s physically holding her upright? Another questionable photo after the jump.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 7, 2011

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