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New Bizarre Fetish: Women With Swords

I’m not quite sure I understand this new trend of women posing for glamour shots while holding swords. Like this woman, who looks off wistfully anon for her knight in shining armor while cradling the hilt of her favorite dagger. Oh Lady Guinevere, put it back in its sheath! I guess this is like the medieval version of packing heat?

More pics of women randomly posing with swords after the jump.
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Jane Lynch To Host “Saturday Night Live”

Facebook users are doing an awesome job of casting “Saturday Night Live” hosts. In the spring, a group was formed on the site angling for Betty White to host an episode, which she did in May. More recently, a group started to get Jane Lynch, aka Sue Sylvester of “Glee,” the gig. And lo and behold it worked. Shall we take bets on what color track suit she’ll be wearing when she hosts? Keep reading »

Furry Fever: Man Becomes The Dog He Never Had


Meet Gary Matthews — or, as he likes to be called, Boomer the Dog. Matthews, it seems, developed an affinity for a canine on the ’80s TV show “Boomer the Dog” when he was just a little kid, and has shaped his entire life around the fictional sheep dog. He dresses like a human sometimes, but prefers to go out on the town decked in his custom-made Boomer suit. Matthews loves his doggie persona so much that he’s actually petitioned the courts to legally change his name to Boomer. Not surprisingly, Gary/Boomer is unemployed. Keep reading »

The “Cathy” Comic Strip Was “Sex & The City,” “Bridget Jones,” And “30 Rock” Before Their Time

By now you’ve probably read a news article with the lede: “Ack! The ‘Cathy’ comic strip is ending!” Yes, it’s true. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, 60, announced yesterday that she will retire the 34-year-old comic strip in October for the usual reasons: to spend more time with her family and pursue other creative projects.

It’s as good a time as any to put the old girl down. After decades as a swinging desperate single gal, the Cathy character married her cartoon beau, Irving, in 2005. Cathy’s other trials and tribulations — fending off both unwanted pounds and unwanted mothering — are neuroses she’ll apparently never get over.

As stereotypical as the “Cathy” comic strip (which I’ll admit I haven’t read regularly since high school) was regarding single ladies, I’m not about to say “Good riddance!” Yes, she was obsessed with finding a husband. Yes, she was obsessed with her scale. I’ll just say it: she was annoying. But “Cathy” was also pretty groundbreaking. Keep reading »

Frisky Reader Revealed: There’s Only One Meredith806

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 Meredith806, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »

Turns Out Piano Cat Is A Little Mozart

Nora the cat was an amateur pianist—her parents simply posted videos of her diddling away on YouTube—until a Lithuanian composer took notice of her talent. Mindaugas Piečaitis (can you pronounce this?) decided to write a concerto for the kitty—ahem, excuse us, CATcerto. The four-minute piece is performed with a video of Nora playing in the background as an orchestra accompanies her. It will probably make you cry. [Catcerto] Keep reading »

What’s Your GTL Situation?

Over the years, the Frisky’s personal spiritual guide Mike “The SItuation” Sorrentino, of “Jersey Shore” fame, has given us many things to think about. Among them, how his lifestyle of Gym, Tanning, Laundry (GTL) applies to our own lives.

That’s why each Frisky lady gave us her own take on GTL (I personally follow CBL — Coffee, Brunch, Laundry). Check ‘em out after the jump and give us your own in the comments. Keep reading »

Watch This Hipster Daily Affirmation


Remember young Jessica and her adorable “affirmations” video that went viral earlier this year? She of the blond ringlets and empowered fist pumps stood on a bathroom vanity, stared herself in the mirror and proclaimed, “I can do anything good!” before yelling a long list of all the things she likes (her parents, her sister, her hair, her stuff…). Well, spoofs of that video were inevitable, and though I’ve only seen this one, the “Hipster Daily Affirmation,” so far, I’ll go ahead and proclaim it the best. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Quickies: Reese Witherspoon Playing Peggy Lee & Joe Zee Gets Snoozefest Reality Show Of His Own

  • Reese Witherspoon may be singing again soon on the big screen. She is producing a biopic about ’40s singer Peggy Lee and is in talks to star as well. Nora Ephron will write the script. [CNN]
  • Urban Outfitters does a new thing in NYC by taking over old stores, saying they’re going to make their storefronts look like old bodegas … but in the end they just look like Disneyland bodegas. [Curbed]
  • Who said it? Sookie or Snooki? [BuzzSugar]

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10 Things You Need To Know About Puck From “Glee,” Now That He’s Going Solo

Mark Salling should look familiar. He plays the dreamy, Sinatra-crooning bad boy Puck on “Glee.” He also is one of the first of the “Glee” gang to announce that he is releasing a solo album. Matthew Morrison, aka Mr. Schuester, has already started to work on his album this summer. But Salling seems like he’s been raring to go for a while now. His album, Pipe Dreams, will drop on October 12 and is a combination of Mark’s favorite music that he wrote over the past few years. [MSN]

Now that Salling is dedicated to bringing his sex appeal to the world beyond “Glee,” it’s time to get to know him a little better. Keep reading »

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