The trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s country movie has arrived and, boy, is it hoping the success of Jeff Bridges and “Crazy Heart” will repeat itself. in “Country Strong,” Gwyneth plays Kelly, a successful country singer whose career went off the deep end when she became an alcoholic (sound familiar?). Now out of rehab, her husband/manager (played by Tim McGraw) is sending her on a comeback tour with a young country pop star played by Leighton Meester. There’s lots of tears and twang, people, but despite scenes of a drunk and sloppy Gwynnie, this movie looks like it lacks any real grit. Like a made-for-TV movie trying to play on the big screen. Besides, I am just not buying Gwyneth as a Southerner. She’s way too WASP-y. Keep reading »
We thought we loved “The Golden Girls,” but apparently we don’t. At least not as much as the guy who got Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sofia tattooed on him in the shape of Mt. Rushmore. Not your bag? Then how about a back piece featuring the cast of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” or an arm tattoo of never-nude “Analrapist” Tobias from “Arrested Development”? Check out this collection from Flavorwire and see if you can spot your favorite shows on other people’s body parts. [Flavorwire] Keep reading »
What to think about “Nikita,” a new show debuting on The CW tonight at 9 p.m. (EST)? Based on the 1990s TV series, which was based on the French Luc Besson flick “La Femme Nikita,” in this incarnation of the story, martial arts star Maggie Q plays a woman rescued from prison by the CIA to become an assassin in a secret division. She has escaped their clutches and after years in hiding, she wants to rescue others from the division’s control.
A smart woman? We love it. Principled characters? Great. But why does Nikita have to be yet another ass-kicking female in tight pants, stilettos and a blowout that always looks just-so? Keep reading »
A funny thing happened while watching last night’s premiere of “Hellcats
,” the new TV show based on my book Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders
. Yes, I got a little giddy seeing my name flash onscreen in the opening sequence. Yes, I found my hips shaking during the cheer scenes and Aly Michalka’s awesome “Flashdance”-esque dance round the living room. And, yes, I totally got chills in the final scene where the squad saunters toward the entrance of a cheer competition. But I was surprised at just how much I loved Ashley Tisdale
in the episode.
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Where was this book when I was trying to be a reasonably thin teenage girl? I must have missed it at the library. A must-read! [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Lady MacBeth, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
It’s funny the little things we remember. Like, how I stayed home one day to memorize the lyrics to this song (I still know all of them). Or how I can’t watch this video for R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” without thinking about how my friend Rachel said she was going to marry the boy in the video one day. The adorable boy in the video, it turns out (thanks Google!), is Noah Ray, a scrawny kid from Athens, Georgia, who happened to be plucked from obscurity and made a video star. Sadly, his R.E.M. affiliation ended up kind of ruining his life
. He was teased so mercilessly for being in the video that he dropped out of high school, and now fronts his own terribly named band, Music Hates You. So no, Rachel never did marry him. Keep reading »
Who can keep up with all of those beautiful kids on “Gossip Girl” and their many attractive sexual companions? Not I! PopSugar has helpfully explained the past three years of lost V-cards, pregnancies and rape-y boy billionaires in under two minutes. When “Gossip Girl” returns for season four next week, you will only have Taylor Momsen‘s raccoon eyes to distract you. [PopSugar] Keep reading »
So, Danielle Staub is off “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” But she is not out of our lives forever. As Danielle tells it, “I’ve been approached by some very large networks and production companies that are very happy to try to steal me away from Bravo. I’m keeping my options open now.” Oh, but that’s not all she has to say. “I think people who want to see more of me might be careful what they wish for. There’s a lot more of me to come! I’m the Susan Lucci of reality TV.” True dat? [People]
Ooh! Ooh! We’ve got some ideas for Danielle. After the jump, 13 shows we’d love to see her star in. Keep reading »