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.
At the end of last week’s “Hellcats,” Marti and Lewis finally kissed. Tonight, it looks like they will have some pretty intense makeout sessions. Interestingly, Marti isn’t the first member of his squad that Lewis has dated—he also has a past with squad mean girl Alice.
So, are college cheerleading squads miniature dating services? Keep reading »
Someone in Jersey has been taking notes on the success of the “Sex and the City” bus tour in New York City, because now “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is getting a caravan of their own. Instead of being taken to cupcake shops and Carrie’s stoop, “Housewives” obsessives will be rolled around to the houses, salons, and stores that are highlighted in the Bravo show. The tour will also feature a lunch stop at Caroline Manzo’s The Brownstone, though Caroline insists she is not making a profit from the bus riders. The tour will still cost you $95 per person. For those of us who can’t afford this New Jersey joyride, I suggest getting a car and hitting the landmarks yourself. Or not. [PopEater] Keep reading »
Human childhood is filled with traumatic experiences. And so, apparently, is otter childhood. Turns out, otter pups don’t know how to swim and actually have to be taught by their moms! Watch this video to see how the process works, which basically starts with momma otter dunking her kid in water, the baby otter trying to escape, only to be pulled back into the pool with mom’s teeth. Seems terrifying. Yet—who knew terror could be so cute? [Cute Overload
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“I haven’t put the one on yet. It’s such a big decision. I have a little hand in having a decision–or having an opinion more–but I think it’s pretty much up to Stephenie. I’m not quite sure exactly what it’s going to look like, but it will be beautiful, I’m sure.”
—Kristen Stewart talks about picking a wedding dress … for her character Bella Swan in “Breaking Dawn” [People] Keep reading »
“Back to the Future” is celebrating its 25th anniversary, which means we are officially not kids anymore. In this clip from “The Today Show,” Meredith Viera explains the plot to the six people who haven’t seen the film and talks with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Plummer, Lea Thompson and Huey Lewis (!) about making the flick. One exciting trivia bit: They had to film much of it at night to accommodate Michael J. Fox’s “Family Ties” schedule. [BuzzFeed
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Lord knows no one would make “Mad Men” into those Mr. Men kids’ books because they’d quickly have to explain alcoholism and why Mr. Draper is humping the secretary. But if it did happen, we bet “Mad Men” kids’ books would look just like this!
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Hey lady, I got some new tunes for you. It’s new release Tuesday and hitting the shelves for the very first time is Taylor Swift’s new one. No wonder her love life is suddenly all over the blogosphere. We’ve also got new jams from bluesman Buddy Guy, Warpaint, Ghostland Observatory, Elizabeth & The Catapult, and Andrew Bird. It’s a chill way to start your week, so get those headphones on if you want to max out. Keep reading »
“I definitely think [Lily and Rufus] need to have more sex. I think it’s nice when we don’t just show the intimacy between the kids. And what I like, even now, is that Rufus and Lily are affectionate. Not enough to gross out the kids—nobody loves seeing their parents do that—but I think we represent a couple that loves one another and shows it.”
—Kelly Rutherford, aka Lily van der Woodsen of “Gossip Girl,” tells PopWrap what she’d like to see happen for Lily and Rufus this season. We hear you, girl. [NY Post] Keep reading »
“At first, I had a little crush on her. But then I was like, ‘No,’ because she plays my mom every day. So I said, ‘I’ll scrap that idea.’ My older friends—like the 15-year-olds—they go, ‘Yeah, your mom is—you know.’ I said, ‘No, I don’t know what you mean.’”
—Rico Rodriguez of “Modern Family” talks about defeating his crush on Sofia Vergara, who plays his mama on the show [People] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga just dropped $5K for a Ghostbuster machine to do a “spirit-seeking sweep” of one of the London venues on her Monster’s Ball tour. See, she believes that evil spirits are haunting her. We are serious. One of her aides had to buy the kit, which includes an electro-magnetic field reader. Owner of the “ghost-busting firm,” Dan Webb told the Sunday Mirror, “Her aide said the gear had to be robust as they were taking it on the road, so they must be doing this everywhere Lady Gaga is performing.” If I were a ghost, I would totally go on tour with a band! [Radar Online]
I guess that ghosts are just like us—celebrity-obsessed—since so many celebrities have had their own ghost encounters. More after the jump. Keep reading »