Former book publishing exec Judith Regan found a way to get back on top of both her former lover and employer in one move. Nope, it’s not some kinky position from the Kama Sutra, it’s just good old-fashioned extortion. After being fired from News Corp in December 2006, the woman responsible for giving porn star Jenna Jameson a book deal ended her wrongful termination lawsuit for about four times her initial $6 million settlement offer from Rupert Murdoch. How did she do it?! By threatening to expose a confidential phone convo she had with Giuliani’s goon and her ex-main squeeze Bernie Kerik that could damage the Republican’s Presidential bid. After bad break-ups with both Kerik and her boss man (who publicly accused her of being anti-Semitic), she’s managed to clear her name and break their bank account. You go girl! Blackmail may be bad, but karma’s a real bitch named Judith Regan. [Alley Insider]
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Itâ€™s been four years since Nipplegate, the backlash from the controversial Super Bowl half-time show that beamed Janet Jacksonâ€™s ta-ta across the country. CBS had to flash over a half a million dollars cash for the un-coverage, but now thatâ€™s looking cheaper than the vinyl costume that â€œmalfunctionedâ€. The FCC is at it again and this time itâ€™s attacking ABC for a 5-year old episode of NYPD Blue in which a woman shows her tush and a sliver side view of her boob. This is definitely a case of too little too late as the commission has just filed a complaint calling the scene â€œtitillating.â€ (Looks like the only thing the FCC finds entertaining is a pun.) Theyâ€™re seeking a whopping 1.4 million dollars in fines from 50+ ABC affiliates, which they consider to be a bargain since the old rate of $27,500 a station has been raised exponentially post-Nipplegate to $325,000. Hey, someoneâ€™s got to pay for the FCC lawyers who are busy preparing to fight for more authority at the Supreme Court later this week. As gratuitous nudity-loving taxpayers, we here at the Frisky would like to argue the merit of T&A on network TV. Itâ€™s a free public service. Letâ€™s let the only fine on the show be the naked actors. [Broadcasting & Cable] Keep reading »
There’s enough meat to open a New York City delicatessen in Woody Allen’s newest film Cassandra’s Dream which stars Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell. (Now that’s a manwich!) The Brit bad boys play blue collar brothers who agree to murder a guy for some extra cash. Although Woody Allen’s script and direction have been unanimously panned, the casting is the true genius. A Dream indeed.
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In the grand tradition of Lindsay Lohan and Brittany Murphy, actress Scarlett Johansson has turned recording star. It may be shocking after her mediocre, albeit cute, karaoke version of Elvis Costelloâ€™s “(Whatâ€™s So Funny â€˜Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” in Lost in Translation, but ScarJo has been signed to a record deal. Slated for release in the May 20 by the recently revived Atco Records, her debut album was produced by Brooklyn indie rock idol, David Sitek from TV on the Radio and will feature cameos from the likes of goth guitar god Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The record entitled Anywhere I Can Lay My Head, will have one original song and 10 covers of Tom Waits tracks. This is good news for Scarlettâ€™s fans and for Tom Waits fans like us — we love his moody love songs — but even better news for Waits who will finally be able to wank to his own music. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Maroon 5â€™s leading man and tattooed tribe member, Adam Levine, may be taking a break from touring, but he canâ€™t stop the beat. He was spotted grooving on the mic at LAâ€™s karaoke hot spot, Brass Monkey. What song does the sexy singer have in his heart? Marvin Gayeâ€™s panty dropping masterpiece, Letâ€™s Get It On. Yessssss, Adam, letâ€™s! My place or yours? [Perez Hilton]
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Joan Rivers, a big fan of Botox, is poking fun at herself and laughing all the way to the bank in a new Geico commercial. While it may give you a career, a new report shows the wrinkle reducer could make you loose more than just facial expressions — itâ€™s a look that can kill. The popular cosmetic injection is made from the botulinum toxin, the same bacterium that poisons meat, has in many cases spread through patientsâ€™ bodies wreaking all sorts of havoc. Since Botox has been linked to 16 deaths and almost 100 users hospitalization, Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, is asking the FDA to review the trendy diseaseâ€¦er, skin care substance put out by the pharmaceutical company Allergan. Looks like thereâ€™s an even uglier side to this beauty product. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Earlier this week, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported that two cups of coffee a day prevents pregnancy and doubles the risk of miscarriages for pregnant women thereby making it one of the cheapest and tastiest alternative to Roe vs. Wade. But like a pharmaceutical commercial where youâ€™re promised a cure that also happens to make your butt leak, just a few days later another medical report was published claiming that coffee will make you fat. Thatâ€™s right, those cappa-frappa-mocha-mmmâ€™s can contain 1/3 of your daily caloric allowance. So what is a girl to do: let a baby or coffee wake you up? [Reuters, Guardian U.K., and MSNBC]
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Hillary Clinton is trying to become the first female president, fighting her way for a sacred slot every young girl has dreamed about. Yet thereâ€™s been an appalling glut of woman on woman crime in the media. The way some female journalists are responding, youâ€™d think Hillary is running for Americaâ€™s Next Top Model.
Vogueâ€™s reigning diva, Anna Wintour, has lashed out in her latest “Letter from the Editor”, filling it with fashion advice for Hillary as retaliation for her refusal to do a photo spread for the magazine. Clinton had been featured in the publication before, both as a First Lady and then again when she became a Senator, but this time Hillary declined because she is afraid of looking “too glamorous” or “elitist” to voters. We’ll set Wintour straight, after the jump… Keep reading »
There’s a new trend in Britain, and even the BBC nightly newsman Jeremy Paxman is reporting his findings. The accent may make you weak in the knees, but British men have got something even sexier in their pants: hot underwear. From David Beckham’s Armani tight white briefs, to the print pairs by Ginch Gonch, the U.K. is packaging their manhood like no other nation. And they can’t stop bragging from newspapers, to billboards, to bedrooms. While American men are responsible for the so un-sexy sagging pants with boxer look, English chaps are doing their part to glorify the men’s meat market. Ladies, it’s definitely time for another British invasion! [Telegraph U.K.]
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She leads a lonely life, but Britney Spears is still the Ace of Base. A new track just popped up on Youtube.com that has the baby pop-er sampling the classic nineties hit â€œAll That She Wants.” The chorus lyrics (“All that she wants is another baby, she’s gone tomorrow boy”) explain Britney’s vicious cycle, but the truth finally sounds good! The remix is hot, way hotter than her questionable pap/skeezy boyfriend Adnan. In his Entertainment Tonight interview, the man with facial hair like a porn stars vajajay (hello, bacon strip!) discussed shopping for pregnancy tests with Brit earlier this month saying he thought she wanted to carry his child. Poor baby! Vh1â€™s Save the Music charity should buy Spears a box of condoms. [You Tube] Keep reading »