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9 Things I Know About The Backstreet Boys That I Don’t Know About One Direction

Letter To AJ
An open letter to AJ McLean on his wedding day. Read More »
NKOTBSB Style
Backstreet Boys photo
Lessons from the Backstreet Boys/NKOTB concert. Read More »

Tonight, the boy band One Direction will take the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards for a much-hyped performance. This fact is making me feel very old, because all the young people on the internet are freaking out about it and I’m like, “Wait, what is a One Direction?” This stands in stark contrast to my lifestyle in the ’90s, when my love for boy bands–namely the Backstreet Boys–was so intense I spent all my time talking about them, listening to them, watching their music videos, going to their concerts, writing them semi-desperate letters, making artful collages of their headshots, buying behind-the-scenes DVDs, and planning my inevitable BSB wedding. Yep, I knew–and still know–pretty much everything there is to know about the Backstreet Boys, but I know pretty much nothing about One Direction. Here are nine specific discrepancies that my 14-year-old self would be ashamed of… Keep reading »

Man Fashion: 12 Looks That Women Go Crazy For

Just as there are certain women’s fashions that men freak out about (“The Fifth Element”-inspired lingerie, anyone?), there are some clothes and accessories men wear that drive the ladies wild. If you’re looking for some fall fashion inspiration and would like to attract some extra female attention, you’re in luck: click through to check out 12 men’s styles that women go crazy for. And if you have any men’s fashion questions, feel free to email me: winona@thefrisky.com!

Dude Looks: Tweed Jackets
English professor with an edge? Yes, please! Read More »

Be My Boyfriend: Russian Pasta Artist

Be My Boyfriend: Gumball Guy
He made the world's largest gumball out of Nicorette. Read More »

Dear Sergey Pakhomov aka The Pasta Artist,

Six years ago you were working on an ad campaign for a Russian macaroni company and were struck by divine inspiration: what if you built models of various objects using macaroni? So you did, and the ad campaign fizzled, but your life was forever changed. Now you build all kinds of things using all different kinds of pasta: spaghetti motorcycles with rotelle wheels, bi-planes with lasagna wings, and a whole pasta town complete with a linguini windmill and penne playground.

So why am I contacting you today? Well, I’m something of an amateur pasta artist myself. A beautiful pan of cheesy rigatoni speaks to my heart and soul in a much more profound way than the Sistine Chapel ever could. I don’t care for oil paintings unless the oil is olive and the canvas is cannelloni. Your work truly moves me. What do you say we collaborate sometime?

xoxo,
Winona

[Oddity Central]

An Open Letter To My Boyfriend’s Mouthguard

Open Letter: Baja Hoodie
Winona writes to the stranger who took the free Baja hoodie. Read More »
Open Letter: Chin Hair
I pluck you, you grow back, will it ever end? Read More »
Open Letter: Pigeon
Ami confronts the pigeon who pooped on her head. Read More »

Dear Mouthguard,

Listen, I don’t want you to take this letter the wrong way, because I appreciate your work, I really do. You valiantly protect my boyfriend’s jaw night after night from the very real dangers of bruxism (aka teeth grinding), and it’s thanks to you that he hasn’t gnashed his teeth down into sad little stumps in his sleep. “Teeth” are like, number three on my Desirable Qualities In A Mate checklist, so in a way, you’ve ensured our relationship can continue to flourish.

It’s just, I guess I didn’t realize what a big role you would play in our relationship… Keep reading »

Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head To Support A Friend Undergoing Chemotherapy

Country star Kellie Pickler (right) shaved off her signature bright blond hair yesterday to show support for her childhood friend Summer Holt Miller, a 36-year-old mother of two who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will begin chemotherapy this week. The two women appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning to discuss Pickler’s buzzed locks and raise breast cancer awareness. “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it,” said Miller. What a brave and beautiful display of friendship. [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Says Something Kind Of Lovely About Her Weight Loss Process

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth!
Jessica welcomes a daughter, Maxwell Drew. Read More »
Jess Sells Baby Pics
Jessica Simpson photo
People magazine paid how much?! Read More »
Fat-Shaming Jessica
On Jessica Simpson and reclaiming the word "fat." Read More »

“Nobody wants to talk about their weight. For me, I have had to come to a place where I am comfortable with myself. I’m a mom now, and get to be a role model for this beautiful little girl … I feel like everybody can do what I am doing. I’m not a supermodel. My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel. I’m just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiancé and herself.”

Jessica Simpson, pop star, entrepreneur, and new mom to baby Maxwell, responds to USA Today‘s questions about losing her very famous baby weight. Now, don’t get me wrong, the article also contains the usual stats about her Weight Watchers points allotments, and I know she’s being paid ungodly sums of money to lose the weight, but still, I thought this quote was actually really thoughtful and inspiring, even. As someone whose never-had-a-baby body looks a lot like Jessica’s post-baby body, I’ve been very interested to see how the media–and more importantly, Jessica herself–handles her weight loss process. I’d love to hear more about her journey to find a healthy weight under massive pressure, but with her “new body” being unveiled on Katie “Eat A Sandwich” Couric‘s show next week, I’m afraid my hopes aren’t terribly high for a positive and honest conversation about body image and self-esteem. [USA Today]

“Arrested Development” Creator Mitch Hurwitz Describes The Mood On The Set; I Die Of Joy

Arrested Movie Posters
Fake movie posters for "Arrested Development" Read More »
Your Future According To AD
arrested development tarot deck
These Arrested Development tarot cards are never wrong. Read More »
Inspiration: Maeby Funke
Get the "Arrested Development" teen's cool style. Read More »

“I will admit that the day a bigger group of the cast did get together really was amazing. We were in an old set and hearing some of those voices together. I think everyone involved was kind of dumbstruck by it. It really wasn’t supposed to happen in a way; shows don’t ‘come back.’ And this was the moment we realized it had.”

Mitch Hurwitz, mastermind behind the Greatest Show In History, “Arrested Development,” describes the feeling on the set as the cast reunited to film 10 new episodes that will air exclusively on Netflix. While Hurwitz carefully sidesteps any spoilers (“We have this new JarJar Bluth character so there’s no way anyone will be disappointed”), there are a ton of other fascinating gems in his interview with Vulture, including details about Gob’s Segway and the beyond-exciting revelation that the the show might be coming back for more than 10 episodes. Be still, my Bluth-loving heart! [Vulture]

The ChAvril Engagement Was A Surprise For Chad Kroeger’s Family Too

Introducing ChAvril LaKroeger!
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are engaged? WTF? Read More »
Defending Chad Kroeger
Why Winona is jealous Avril gets to marry the Nickelback singer. Read More »
Chad And Avril's Wedding Photo
Their colors are double denim and Ed Hardy. Read More »

“You never know what your parents are going to say when you tell them you’re getting married — especially when it’s with someone they haven’t met yet! My mom is a huge fan of Avril’s, so putting her on the speaker phone and telling her the news was hilarious and equally embarrassing.”

–Nickelback frontman/Canadian dreamboat Chad Kroeger reveals to Hello! Canada that his parents hadn’t met Avril Lavigne prior to the couple’s surprise engagement. Other revelations from the ChAvril cover story? Apparently Chad has yet to visit Avril’s hometown of Napanee, Ontario, but is excited to make the trip and eat at her favorite pizzeria, while Avril is busy planning the wedding, which will be “a huge celebration.” If that ridiculously large rock on her finger is any indication, this wedding will be visible from space. [Us Weekly]

Can We Talk About Guys In Tank Tops?

Dude Looks: Bold Socks
There's nothing sexier than a well-chosen sock. Read More »

It’s officially September now, which means it’s time to reflect on how we spent the dog days of summer. Did you have a good summer? Did you make boozy popsicles? Did you smile broadly while wearing a sunhat the size of a Mini Cooper? If so, good work! Want to know what I did this summer? I saw a lot of men wearing tank tops and I had complicated feelings about it.

Seriously though, I think 2012 will go down in history as the Summer Of Men’s Tank Tops (SOMTT for short). I mean, men have always worn tank tops, but this year the trend really caught on, and suddenly sleeveless shirts became a totally legitimate clothing option for regular dudes, not just mega hipsters and Nickelback fans… Keep reading »

Cookie Orgy: 12 Mouthwatering Recipes To Share (Or Not)

Even if you’re not headed back to school this week, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a classic after-school snack, because whether you just made a presentation to the board of directors or aced a chemistry test, it’s always a good time for cookies and milk (in related news, I am totally getting “It’s always a good time for cookies and milk” tattooed across my chest). If you’re looking to branch out from tried-and-true chocolate chip, click through to check out 12 crazy delicious recipes utilizing unexpected flavors and ingredients, and then go ahead, treat yo self.

Nasty Cookie
EW: a chocolate chip cookie grilled cheese sandwich. Read More »
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