Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
- J.Lo may be out as the next “American Idol” judge — is Shania Twain next in line? [TMZ]
- On “Golden Girls,” Blanche lived among retirees in Florida. But in real life, the late, great Rue McClanahan lived in one helluva swanky pad. There’s a hidden passageway behind the spice rack! [NYMag.com]
- Sheryl Crow’s 2010 backstage tour rider is obnoxiously nitpicky, but at least in an eco way. The singer requires “napkins made of 100 percent recycled fiber,” biodegradable cups and dinnerware, and organic produce and locally sourced water. Have fun with that, caterers. [The Smoking Gun]
- Let us now imagine David Beckham having sex: An Australian gossip mag claims Posh and Becks are expecting another kid. The couple has not commented on the rumor. [Mirror UK]
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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »