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Romantic Gestures: What Makes Us Gag & What’s Truly Heartwarming

Hate to say it, but some romantic gestures are gross and cheesy and not at all what we want when a guy is trying to make a statement. That said, there are some really, really sweet, kind, funny things a man can do to melt our cold hearts. Here are the ten things we’d seriously…

Leigh Raines / December 13, 2008

The 10 Biggest Breakups Of 2008

More attention is paid when a famous couple calls it quits than when they tie the knot. How come? Because they’re more interesting duh! While breakups are sad, there’s something about famous people that makes the 50 times more dramatic. Perhaps it’s the various media outlets they trash talk to, the rumors surrounding them, or…

Leigh Raines / December 8, 2008

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Watch The First Five Seasons Of “Nip/Tuck”

We may be “Gossip Girl” fanatics, but there is a duo on TV that put Blair and Serena to shame, and that would be Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy. Before their return in January, you need to get hooked on “Nip/Tuck.” Despite the gore factor (which, trust, you get used to) this i…

Leigh Raines / December 7, 2008

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Wants To Get Closer To God

Jessica Simpson wants to become religious scholar. What inspired her? A documentary about the Da Vinci Code! Her father, a former-minister, must be kind of insulted. [The Sun U.K.]
Condom preference says a lot about a man. [College Candy]
The Mary-Kate Olsen pregnancy rumors are still on? Really? People, she’s a twig. It’s just not…

Leigh Raines / December 5, 2008

Quickies!: Happy Holidays! Have A Free Pap Smear!

Happy Holidays from Planned Parenthood! The organization is giving away free women’s health services. [College Candy]
A flowchart to losing your virginity. [Holy Taco]
Jamie Lynn Spears had lipo during her pregnancy? No way y’all! She’s ready to sue. [The Superficial]…

Leigh Raines / December 4, 2008

Crave: Mary Green Sleep Mask

Sleep is essential for health, beauty, and overall well being. Of course, it can be hard to get quality shut-eye with the neighbor’s lights creeping through your shades – or your man reading late in the sack. Luckily, Mary Green makes this sassy series of sleep masks. Try wearing one on an airplane; you might…

Leigh Raines / December 1, 2008

Who Should Britney Spears Date Next (With Or Without Daddy’s Approval)?

In Rolling Stone’s cover story on Britney Spears (on newsstands today), the singer describes some recent dates she’s been on, all “supervised” by her assistant. While none of the dates have been successful, it goes without saying that post-Federline and post-breakdown, Papa Spears is keep a very close eye on who his daughter hangs out…

Leigh Raines / November 29, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: Four Christmases

Starring Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall, Tim McGraw, & Kristen Chenoweth

Let me start by saying that I’m probably not the most biased reviewer, considering I’ve been dying to see this movie since it was cast. In terms of pure movie enjoyment and giggles, Reese Witherspoon is my favorite…

Leigh Raines / November 26, 2008

The Hills: LC And Justin Bobby? No Way, Jose!

Despite my sometimes strong aversion to “The Hills,” my DVR was totally set for last night’s showdown. Poor Audrina, hasn’t she had enough trouble with “bad boy” Justin Bobby? Now she hears that her best friend hooked up with him? But would Lauren ever touch someone she hates that much? Hmmm. This wa…

Leigh Raines / November 25, 2008

The Frisky Gift Guide: From Some Of Our Favorite Sites

Autumn could be the fastest season. Just yesterday it was Indian summer and today there’s Christmas music on the radio, trees with twinkling lights, and my mother is asking for my Christmas list. Wait, she’s actually been asking since like August…but the point is that the holidays are suddenly around the corner! Black Friday i…

Leigh Raines / November 24, 2008

Necessary Luxuries: What We Won’t Give Up, Recession Be Damned

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a Grade A snob, despite what some may think. I may carry an expensive bag or be sporting expensive shoes, but chances are that I’m wearing Forever 21 everywhere else. I prefer a diner sandwich to a fancy meal, have cut myself off from mani/pedis and learned to polish…

Leigh Raines / November 23, 2008

Crave: Wolford Penelope Crochet Fishnet Tights

There’s no better way to dress up an outfit when the weather turns cold than with tights. For a more exciting and sexy look, go with textured tights. These stunners from fancy pants hosiery peeps, Wolford, combine the perfect blend of fishnet and crochet knit. They may cost more than your average pair of stockings,…

Leigh Raines / November 19, 2008

Gossip Girl: Maybe It Hasn’t Jumped The Shark

The gloriously gorgeous Nate Archibald is back and he brought a good storyline with him! The Captain, aka Nate’s father, is back and he has secret plans. While Nate is initially surprised that his dad wants to make a life with him and his naïve mother, he eventually finds out the truth with…

Leigh Raines / November 18, 2008

Eight Songs Inspired By The Very Famous

Don’t you ever wonder what it would be like to be a singer or band’s muse? Some of the most recognizable songs ever are written about some of the most famous people ever — after the jump, the inside story behind eight great tunes, from “Sweet Caroline” to “Cry Me A River.” Some of them…

Leigh Raines / November 15, 2008

A Day On Shameless-Adulterer.com

Cheating is a tricky business. As it should be, considering it is morally reprehensible. However, I’m not here to judge anyone about their extra-marital affairs, I’m just here to give the facts. And the fact is AshleyMadison.com is supposedly the world’s number one “dating” service, with over 2.5 million members. I decided to do a…

Leigh Raines / November 13, 2008

Frisky Rant: You’ve Jumped The Shark, “Gossip Girl”!

Snooze, the last few episodes of “Gossip Girl” have been boring me. Maybe I just hate Jenny’s mullet so much that it’s hard for me to want to watch this, but lately I just feel as if the show is selling itself short.

First of all, where is Nate? When in doubt…

Leigh Raines / November 11, 2008

Romance On TV: Grey’s Anatomy Sets Up Its Lesbian Romance For Failure

Last night on “Grey’s Anatomy” we finally got to see how ABC execs decided to cut out Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) and her lesbian love storyline. There was much backlash and gossip regarding the unfair decision to give Erica the boot because people and network execurives seemed “uncomfortable” with her same sex relationship.

Leigh Raines / November 7, 2008

The Breakup Diaries: Embracing The Grace Period

There are many post breakup stages that a person can feel — anger, sadness, resentment, hatred, insecurity, just to name a few. However, at some point, one of your bolder friends will make that typical fast fix suggestion that “the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else.” Do I agree…

Leigh Raines / November 6, 2008

Dry Spells: Romantic Vs. Sexual

Romance and sex no longer really automatically go hand-in-hand. We have known this for years now, yet some of us still get mixed up. Sex without romance can be liberating, fun, and carefree. Romance is something entirely different. It’s an enhancer for the heart, mind, and soul. Since these two words can mean entirely separate…

Leigh Raines / November 5, 2008

How I Keep The Peace At Home When It Comes To Politics

Growing up, I learned there are three touchy topics that can turn people from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde: Politics, Religion, and Money. These days, how can politics not be on the tips of everybody’s lips? How do you handle it when you and your own family are on opposite sides of the political fence?

Leigh Raines / November 4, 2008

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