“True Blood””s just-begun Season 5 has its roots in the Republican primaries. No, there weren’t any known vampires running for office—but the policies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were scary enough, says show creator Alan Ball. While watching the primaries, Ball found himself “asking what would it be like to have a theocracy in America—which is way more terrifying than any fictional monster could ever be,” he tells the Wrap.
The most “terrifying” thing about Santorum: “How many people agree with him,” Ball notes. “Our jumping off point was ‘OK, what is a vampire theocracy?’” Read more …
Greetings, friends. We’re going to try and introduce a new feature around here: “The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s ‘Today Show.’” The Frisky office always watches the fourth hour of “The Today Show” — that is, when Amelia’s not hanging out with Hoda and Kathie Lee herself! — and we’re going to share their most wacky, insane, red wine-iest moments with you as often as we can. Because we just love you so much. Today, Kathie Lee and Hoda discuss a Swedish lawmaker (a man!) who thinks men should be forced to urinate sitting down to decrease the likelihood of sprays and puddles.
Puddles? And I thought our bathroom at work was bad.
Since the first episode, Tara has been one of my least favorite character on “True Blood.” I just haven’t been able to muster up an ounce of care about her andthe way she says “Sook” is neck-and-neck with the way Sookie says “Bill” (Beyuuuul) as most annoying name pronunciation everrrrr. So when last season ended with Tara dying in a pool of blood, I was pretty okay with her not coming back. But then, in the first episode of the season, Pam changed Tara into the thing she hates most — a vampire. And finally, finally Tara had the potential to be interesting. After last night’s episode, I’m still waiting for that to happen, but I am excited for a relationship to develop between Tara and her maker Pam, who is the awesomest and is finally getting the screen time she deserves. If anyone can teach Tara to be a scene stealer, it’s Pam.
Fifty Shades of Grey is heating up The New York Times best seller list, making BDSM erotica an official trend of the Summer. But the author, British Twilight fanatic E.L. James, isn’t the first to let the racy sex fetish inspire a novel. That form of fantasy has filled the pages of many books over the years, and in fact, erotic writing dates back at least two millennia to the Greek poet Sappho. If you want to give steamy reading a chance, here are seven titles to try besides Fifty Shades.
Delta of Venus is filled with a wide range of characters and situations. There’s a Hungarian man who seduces rich women only to steal their money, and a Parisian housewife who ends up in Peruvian opium dens. Something for everybody. It was first published in 1977 by French writer Anaïs Nin. Read more …
Spoiler alert! I am not going to tell you who got married — you’ll have to watch the video to find out — but I am going to say that I am excited about what the marriage means for the sexy quotient in “Girls” second season. As for the season finale of what has been, I think, a fantastic first season? Adam put it best: “I’m very moved.”
Did you force your dad to build you a dollhouse when you were a kid? Because I did. He built me one from scratch, but we never got around to painting it, or buying it any furniture. So instead, my Barbies lived in a very, very minimalist Victorian house. It’s nothing like the life-size dollhouse that Canadian artist Heather Benning created in Saskatchewan, Canada. She took an abandoned farmhouse and transformed it into the picture of pastel doll perfection, complete with rooms full of vintage furniture and pastel paint. [Stylist]