Who was the cruel being who put everything that frightens me together in one terrifying holiday card? Cat, cat with hat, man with cat, man with turtleneck. It’s like a Dr. Seuss book gone terribly wrong. I’m having an anxiety attack right now. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Bristol Palin is turning out to be the most controversial “Dancing With the Stars” contestant ever. People are calling “conspiracy theory” on her miraculous winning streak. A Wisconsin guy even shot at his television screaming “f**king politics” after her performance last week, which earned her a spot in the finale tonight. But that wasn’t the last of the Bristol hating. On Friday, cops were called to the “DWTS” contestant’s studio where an unidentified powdery substance was found in an envelope with a death threat. The intended target? Yep, Bristol Palin. Keep reading »
My little nieces think I’m a nut job: They hand me Cinderella Barbie and tell me we’re going to meet Prince Charming at the ball and I’m, like, “Instead, let’s pretend Barbie is a brain surgeon! Or the first female president!” Lucky for crazy aunts like me, Disney is abstaining from princess flicks for a bit. After “Tangled,” Disney’s newest flick about Rapunzel, the company will focus on non-princess-centric movies, like “Winnie The Pooh” and “Reboot Ralph,” about a video game character who has been left behind with new technology (i.e., “Toy Story” 2.0). Two princess-related movies in development, “The Snow Queen” and “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” have also been killed.
But Disney isn’t swearing off princesses because pretty women who moon after boys all day are sucky role models for little girls. (Ha!) Rather, princess flicks, the company lamented, do not rake in enough dough. Keep reading »
Yeah, so Justin Bieber won the biggest award, Artist of the Year, at last night’s American Music Awards and Rihanna and Ke$ha gave great performances. But the moment we were waiting for was New Kids On The Block getting on stage with the Backstreet Boys for a medley of their biggest songs—”Step by Step,” “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Everybody,” “I Want It That Way,” and “Larger Than Life.” When do tickets go on sale for their joint tour this summer? Keep reading »
Recently, The Daily Beast has kept a careful eye on the small screen, tallying the number of drinks imbibed during primetime television shows. No, they’re not conducting some parent watchdog study—they’re just trying to determine who’s the biggest drunk on TV. Kara Cutruzzula rewatched the entirety of season four of “Mad Men” to determine just how many drinks the folks at Sterling Cooper Draper Price consumed. Not surprisingly, Don Draper came out in the lead with 78 and a half drinks downed during the season. Of course, he does get the most screen time.
It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and I guess you’re supposed to be freezing pies or making a shopping list for Black Friday or something. But don’t forget to make some time for yourself! Maybe that’s not a great angle since, given an extra hour, most of us would sleep or catch up on TV shows, but don’t forget the movies! It’s frickin’ “Harry Potter” time! There are other movies coming out too, but I’m pretty sure that 95 percent of moviegoers will be heading to the “Deathly Hallows.” And I wouldn’t blame them. That stuff is riveting. So go get ‘em, troops, and don’t forget your wizard scarves, ’cause it’s cold out there! Keep reading »
The holidays are coming up and you can’t hide from them anymore. Luckily, the December magazines are here with oodles of tips on how to give awesome gifts and look your best. Read on to see which of this month’s mags gives you the most for $3.99, and don’t be afraid to get a few gift ideas for what to get your favorite Frisky writer. Keep reading »
Celebrities have been doing Christmas specials for eons—from Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Donnie and Marie, to Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Mariah Carey. But this year, stars are clamoring to do Thanksgiving specials. First, Paul McCartney got one. Then Beyoncé announced one—it’s a 90-minute program full of footage from her latest tour, complete with appearances by Kanye West and Jay-Z. And now Taylor Swift has signed on for one, called “Speak Now,” which will feature her performing songs in her tour bus, Central Park, and many other locations. So which of these Thanksgiving specials will you be watching? [USA Today, NYMag.com]
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I am a total nerd, which means that I am kind of obsessed with the trend of authors making trailers for their books. Check out this one for Shya Scanlon’s debut novel, Forecast. It’s the tale of a woman named Helen living in Seattle in the year 2212, when the weather is totally out of wack and the city is being run on the energy of negative human emotions. Sounds like just the book for people like myself who love dystopian novels like 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale. Keep reading »