It’s hard to imagine “Precious” without then-unknown Gabourey Sidibe. But Jennifer Hudson was riding high after “Dreamgirls” and said she turned down the role because she didn’t want to gain weight. “I had [gained weight] with Effie and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight,” Jennifer explained, ever the Weight Watchers spokeswoman. [Perez Hilton]
I’m intrigued by the idea of someone else playing such a now-iconic character. This got me thinking … are there other stars who just missed being cast in big roles? The answer is a resounding YES. Keep clicking for 23 more intriguing examples.
One of The Frisky’s favorite posts this summer was when we we asked readers to tell us their favorite books. We were blown away by the diverse and wonderful reads that have made you laugh, cry, think, and get very little sleep, which you have been so kind to share with us. As 2011 rounds to a close, we asked you to tell us your favorite book that you read this year — and boy, did you deliver. Click through for all the books you loved in 2011 and the rest of us will be reading in 2012!
2011 was an exciting time for hair. This year brought us gorgeous waves, major volume, feather extensions, and neon highlights, and nowhere were the trends more dramatic (for better or for worse) than in Hollywood. Check out our roundup of celebrity hair superlatives, from Best Volume to Worst Updo and everything in between… Keep reading »
It might seem like all we read around here is Tumblrs about Ryan Gosling. That’s only the partial truth: most of us are pretty huge bookworms. The Frisky staff is constantly lending our most loved books, swapping recommendations, and just in general being big-ass nerds. We’re not the kinds of blog that keeps you up-to-date on all the best new books that were published in 2011. But we can keep you in the loop about the best books we loved to pieces in 2011 and we think you will love them, too.
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How sublimely narcissistic (and slightly creepy) of Megan Fox to have sexual relations with a mannequin version of herself. Click through to see all the naughty things she wants to do to herself in her Interview magazine spread (besides mounting herself doggie style). [Buzzfeed]
J. Lo and Marc Anthony. Sniff. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Chin wobble. Demi and Ashton, no last names necessary. Sob! So many celebrity breakups this year, it’s almost as if it’s impossible for love to last in Tinseltown. But let’s stop being negative. Plenty of fun, new couples were formed in just the last few months — here’s a look at 12 couples to watch in 2012.
It’s been unseasonably warm in New York, not that I’m complaining, and most days don’t really call for a full-on scarf. Instead, why not try a scarflette — a mini-scarf approach to neck warmth? Check out these 10 cute options from Etsy!
Mackenzie Phillips is back on TV and this time she is shedding “the last vestige of the junkie [she] used be.” No, she’s not on “Celebrity Rehab” again, she’s on the OWN network’s “Extreme Clutter” with Peter Walsh. Yep, she has a little hoarding problem. She says her “hidden clutter,” which is mostly family memorabilia, is her way of hanging on to the past. With Peter’s help, she’s ready to let go of the things that have negative power and keep the things that have meaning for her future. Good for her for tackling her hoard.[Huffington Post]
Click through to see some more celebs who are rumored hoarders.
Sick of JGL, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and every other commonly crushed on Hollywood hunk? No worries — 2012 promises a bevy of sensationally good-looking and talented dudes that have the potential to capture your attention. Here are 12 hotties to keep your eye on in the year to come…
When I started writing for The Frisky, I had no idea what a Fleshlight even was, which makes sense because I don’t have a penis. I thought they were flashlights used to light the way during oral sex. Oh, the things you learn! Imagine my surprise when I discovered that a Fleshlight is actually an orifice (mouth, vulva, or anus) resembling a flashlight, which is used for male masturbatory purposes. This makes me all the more skeeved out by these My Little Pony branded flashlights, which appear to be the Internet’s idea of a joke. Kids toys and sex toys do not a tasteful mashup make. The poor ponies. They just want to have their hair combed and eat grass out in the backyard. At least, that’s what mine liked to do. How they have been denigrated by the sex toy industry. Click through to see more fleshlights that creep the crap out of us. [Buzzfeed]