Happiness and joy! I have been loving me some Santino Rice ever since he appeared on “Project Runway,” and now he’s going to be returning to TV land, costarring with fellow “Project Runway” alum Austin Scarlett in Lifetime’s “On the Road with Austin & Santino.” (They should have named it “On the Road with Santino & Austin” but whatever.) The show, which premieres July 29 at 10:30 p.m., following the premiere of the eighth season of “Project Runway,” will follow the boys as they “travel to and immerse themselves in the culture of small towns across America to create new, dream-come-true looks for special women in unique situations as they celebrate such life milestones as anniversaries, birthdays, balls, graduations and bachelorette parties.” Along the way, their client roster includes “a rodeo trick-rider, a military officer and a female truck-driver.” Sounds wacky! I’ll be watching. [People] Keep reading »
USA! USA! USA! OK, so we might not have the best soccer team in the world, but we rock at pretty much everything else, including music. Here, we picked out our favorite American songs (new, old, classic, vintage, you name it) to play at your 4th of July BBQ. Check out the playlist after the jump! Keep reading »
One of the biggest feuds on this season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” has been an unexpected one—between Ashley, Jacqueline’s teenage daughter, and Danielle Staub. The two apparently exchanged harsh words online, with Ashley starting an “I Hate Danielle Staub” Facebook group. Earlier this season, Danielle threatened to call the police when Ashley supposedly texted her threatening messages. But apparently, we’re about to witness a physical altercation between the two in July 12′s episode. Keep reading »
Recently, the word on the street has been that Ali Fedotowsky leaves “The Bachelorette” a single lady. As I watched Monday’s episode, I couldn’t get this out of my head, especially when Ali said something to the effect of, “To go though all this and leave alone … ” Way to foreshadow, ABC! But, Us Weekly assures us that this is not the case. Their sources tell them that Ali not only gets a proposal in Bora Bora, but that she accepts it. They say she is already at work planning her Converse-clad wedding, which will be in early 2011. So which report is true—that she leaves solo or finds her man? Guess we’ll have to wait and find out.
But even more exciting is Us Weekly‘s revelation that Ali and Roberto may have known each other before the show. Keep reading »
Color me obsessed with this queer-ified take on Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” music video, directed by gay rights activist and filmmaker Ryan James Yezak. It reminds me of last summer’s lip dub of Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA (Fire Island),” also reinterpreted by a group of fun-loving hot gay dudes at the beach. Perfect video to watch before a three-day weekend! [YouTube] Keep reading »
It would be inaccurate to call me a Twihard. But I guess I could be defined as a Twisoft. Meaning, I’ve never read the books, but thanks to a sister who LOVES the franchise, I have been to the opening-night midnight screenings of both “New Moon” and, on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning?), “Eclipse.” I do have to say that the movie was good—and it better be, as the midnight screening alone brought in $30 million. But while I was watching the movie unfold, I was probably the only person in the theater who had no idea what was going to happen, and I kept fixating on two things. First, “Twilight” fans bring some bizarre foods to the movies. The teenagers in front of me were chowing down on crackers and Cheese Wiz from a can. Another person across the theater appeared to have a pineapple.
Second, I couldn’t help but notice that IMAX is very unforgiving. So much of “Eclipse” is close-up shots, meaning that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and the rest of the cast had their faces magnified to the point where they were two stories tall. And, uh, it didn’t do such great things for them. Keep reading »
I can accept that everything I love will die eventually. But I refuse to accept that Starz has canceled “Party Down.” I’ve been obsessed with the show from its inception—the series follows cater waiters who are all struggling to catch their big break in Hollywood. It was an exceptionally well-written show with one of the best casts on television. I want to blame vampires and reality TV, but I think in the case of “Party Down,” it was either the fact that all the actors got poached for other shows, that advertisers just weren’t going for it, or the fact that no one I know pays for Starz. Maybe all of the above. Keep reading »
We love a lot of stuff here at The Frisky — shoe porn, hunky photos of Taylor Lautner — but what we love most are the ladies. Any old news outlet, like ABC or The New York Times, will tell you about the Gulf oil spill or Supreme Court confirmation hearings. But you know if there’s a news story relating specifically to women — whether it’s a new birth control method or new insights into the male mind — we’ve got you covered. We have tons of male readers, too, which is cool. But we’d like to think the news and stories we bring you is especially and fun for women.
However, some women’s studies experts who examine media for a living say that blogs for women (“ladyblogs”) like The Frisky are troublesome. UC Berkeley history professor Ruth Rosen recently spoke to National Public Radio about a recent blog post she wrote for the news site, Talking Points Memo. Her concern is that ladyblogs have become like the “woman’s pages” in newspapers, segregated sections for “women’s news,” and fluffier content like recipes and gardening tips, which men typically don’t read. Do “ladyblogs” amount, she asks, to “gender apartheid” online> Keep reading »
First, Bridget Jones’s Diary was a book. Then it was a movie. Then another movie. And, as rumor has it, another movie. We started shaking our heads when we heard about a possible Bridget Jones TV show. And now, alas, it’s going to be a musical. There’s no word yet on who will be playing Bridget—Renée Zellweger did prove she can sing in “Chicago.” We do know, however, that Lily Allen is doing music for the show. Plus, the director and choreographer of “Billy Elliot,” Stephen Daldry and Peter Darling, are also on board. The musical is in the workshop stage and could open in London’s West End as early as next year. Would you go see it if you took a trip across the pond? [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
We’re approaching July 4th, and that means celebrating our country via lots of drinking, eating, and pyrotechnics. Here’s some news that could add an extra dash of excitement to your Independence Day—there is talk of Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer working together to make a “Top Gun” sequel. There are few movies that get more A-mur-rican than “TG,” what with the arena rock, fast planes, machismo and vague wars. In a recent interview, Bruckheimer said that ideas for the project have been “kicked around” but that they are having trouble figuring out a way to: a) incorporate today’s technology and b) work Cruise’s character Maverick as an older dude into a story that still has the same kick-butt cheesy vibe as the original. [MTV]
Well, we have some ideas! Here are our suggestions on how to make this potential sequel fresh without losing the patriotic ’80s flavor that made it a classic. Keep reading »