“Black Swan,” the ballet thriller which opens this weekend, looks like it’s going to be two things: A) amazing and B) deeply twisted and disturbing. So it’s hard to imagine that life on the set—helmed by director Darren Aronofsky, the dude who brought you “Requiem for a Dream”—was all kittens and rainbows. But as more information gets out about the atmosphere on set, it sounds even more intense than I’d imagined. After the jump, tales from the making of “Black Swan.” Keep reading »
“I really enjoy the drama. I eat it up like candy. So every time I see that Kurt breaks down I think, ‘Yes!’ because I love it so much. Those scenes definitely take it out of you. Let me tell you, frozen yogurt helps. Or a cookie. They always have cookies on set and I will eat all of them if it’s a particularly dramatic scene.”
—Chris Colfer talks to PopWrap about Kurt‘s expanding role on “Glee” and how he’s become the emotional center of the show [NY Post] Keep reading »
Bust out your pom-poms, ‘cause tonight is “Hellcats” night! Since The Frisky’s own Kate Torgovnick happens to be an expert on college cheerleading—after all, the show is based on her book, CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders—every Wednesday we have her sound off on how the show stacks up to reality.
While she joined the cheerleading squad to get a scholarship, Marti has always made it clear what her priority is—going to law school and becoming a lawyer somewhere outside of the state of Tennessee. Which brings us to the question: what do cheerleaders tend to do after graduating from college? Keep reading »
It’s rainy, cold and I got stuck in an elevator this morning. So this hate-y song from Ugly Kid Joe is more than appropriate. [YouTube
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The ’90s was a big time in my life. When they started, I was a freshman in high school and when the final day of the decade rolled around, I was a college graduate trying to find my place in the “real world.” Needless to say, the era holds a special place in my heart and I have a ton of wonderful (and not so wonderful memories) from the time. So, it’s been fun reading the #why90srocked hashtag over on Twitter and getting a peek into other people’s ’90s nostalgia. Of course, I feel freakin’ ancient every time someone tweets “I was born in the ’90s!” But there have been quite a few other points that make me remember all over again why the decade was so much fun. After the jump, a few of my favorite things from the ’90s (feel free to leave your own in the comments). Keep reading »
The recession is not just for us poors: Hard times are falling on the silicone-bedecked halls of the Playboy Mansion. Will foreclosure throw Hugh Hefner and his many girlfriends out on their asses? Not if Kristen Schaal at “The Daily Show” has something to do with it! Get out your wallets, ladies. [The Daily Show]
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Amazon’s “frequently bought together” feature is supposed to be a helpful search aid, and normally it is … except in the cases where it pulls up really embarrassing pairings. Like, for example, this adult diaper, which is also frequently bought with the video game “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.” You can put two and two together there.
Maybe this is a mix-up or maybe the association has nothing to do with the super gross reason in our heads why gamers would be buying adult diapers (reusable, no less!). Still … after hearing the occasional horror story of people so obsessed with “World of Warcraft” that they would favor peeing in jars over bathroom breaks (yes), it’s easy enough to assume that some obsessional gamers use their Amazon shopping time to stock up on “be prepared” items. [Geekologie] Keep reading »
This past weekend, I got to visit the Emily Dickinson museum, which is basically just the house she was born and died in Amherst, MA. I’ve always been a fan of Emily, but walking through her house and hearing more of the personal details of her life made me appreciate her more. Perhaps what struck me the most was her little, white house dress that was on display. It was a perfectly tailored white button-down frock, the kind of thing that women wore to sleep in or to do chores around the house. But what was interesting about it was that Emily wore it out in public, which was grounds for ridicule back in the late 1800s. Keep reading »
This week is mostly about hip-hop and R&B. Yep, a lot of the new releases want to sex you up. Thanks to the new Black Eyed Peas dance floor jams, you’ll want to dry hump strangers; Slim Thug wants to do you right; Flo Rida is a one-note lovah; Soulja Boy is shakin’ it up in suburbia; Jazmin Sullivan sings it like it is; and Miguel is as pretty as his tunes. Chrisette Michele — who just gave Annika her style tips — is going through the sweetest-sounding breakup. And, randomly, girlie Fefe Dobson is back … must be the seven-year itch. And then there’s Steve Wynn and the Russian Futurists holdin’ up the indie rock front—represent! So get those headphones on, and let’s get into the groove, after the jump!
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