Was anyone else wondering about Joey Baird, Sterling Cooper Draper Price’s latest hire? You know, the cute, new copywriter doing all of that “John and Marsha” business with Peggy Olson? I did a little
stalking research on the newest employee, uh, actor. After the jump, what we know about Matt Long of “Mad Men” so far. 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 Chelles_bells, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
Cop Without A Badge is the book that launched a thousand table-flips on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” The true-crime tome, which the Smoking Gun has confirmed for authenticity, claims that in the mid-’80s, Danielle Staub was going by the alias Angela Minelli and working as an escort. It also says that she was a drug mule who was involved in a kidnapping, and was busted in an apartment alone with six kilos of cocaine. Now, the book may be becoming a television show. “Nothing is ever a done deal until the ink is dry on the contract, but there’s such a tremendous amount of interest that I think it’s as close as you can come to saying it’s a done deal,” says author Charles Kipps. Keep reading »
Someone has finally asked the question on all of our minds: How many hipsters can you fit in a single, brightly colored car? Even if we never find the answer, at least we’ve learned that “with such an amazing field of vision, it makes being judgmental of people who aren’t as cool as you even easier.” Sweet.
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Yes, kids, this is what happens when a Donkey mommy and a Zebra daddy love each other so much they bump uglies. And voila— this cutie was born! Technically, this redonk beautiful baby is called a Zedonk. I might just have to make my next vacation to the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Georgia …. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
We’ve come a long way from “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” when it comes to name-dropping alcohol in music. Today’s artists get paid big bucks to sing about certain vodkas, or have a name-brand bottle of booze appear in their videos. But then some alcohol-inspired songs seem to be purely organic, created purely as a true tribute to a particular beverage. One of the most recent examples—a
Jay-Z and Usher‘s collaboration, “Hot Toddy.” What is a Hot Toddy, the uninitiated may ask? It is a mix of whiskey, boiling water, honey, lemon, and cinnamon. Sound like the drink needs all the publicity it can get.
Check out other mixed drinks that artists have honored with ballads. Keep reading »
In one of their weirdest pairings ever, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and Aretha Franklin
teamed up for a duet on “I Say A Little Prayer” at a Philly benefit concert for inner-city youth. Unfortunately, the AP didn’t clip the whole song, but I’d like to think Condi whipped out the jazz hands at some point. [AP
via The New York Times] Keep reading »
It’s pretty much a given that every “Jersey Shore” cast member has been hitting the hair gel, dumbbells, and tanning bed hard in preparation for the season two premiere tomorrow night. But Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola has been hitting the dieting hard, too. She shows off her new, svelte bikini bod in Life & Style this week. So how did she do it? No more pasta and lots of cardio. Wait, what kind of guidette doesn’t eat pasta? What will she do for family dinners? I hope this season isn’t boring because everyone is on a diet. [Huffington Post]
After the jump, what some of the other cast members are doing to prep for the premiere. Keep reading »
Tabloids might represent something detestable about modern society, but at the same time, they’re keeping alive one of the world’s oldest arts—storytelling. The weaving of a good tabloid story doesn’t happen easily, it requires snoops, narcs, tattle-tales, “friends” and sometimes a few white lies. Often, the story is drawn out to be as dramatic as possible, as with “The Bachelorette” rumors and the new tell-all about Angelina Jolie, which will apparently be revealed one chapter at a time. And sometimes stories just explode and, like mutant octopi, their arms breed new tales. This week, we present you once again with the best tales from some of the best storytellers around. Happy Tabloid Day! Keep reading »
I have a favorite independent bookstore near my office. There are tables full of new fiction and non-fiction, shelves filled with New York Times bestsellers, and one particular bookshelf full of pastel pink and purple books. These pink and purple books, of course, are in the “chick lit” section. Even without searching for titles like Confessions of a Shopaholic, you can tell from the rose- and lavender-colored hues that this bookshelf is where you will find the fluffier books which are primarily written for women, by women.
But one book critic has had enough of this “flouncy frivolity.” Imogen Russell Williams from the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper finds it “almost impossible” to pick up a pink, “candy coated” book. Particularly when the book in question is being marketed to teen girls, Williams writes, “This kind of packaging often does a disservice to thought-provoking content, because knee-jerk anti-pinkers like me assume whatever’s inside must match the cover for ersatz, grinning emptiness.” Keep reading »