As I sit here in the lobby updating you about the crunk goings-on at SXSW, there is an impromptu concert going on in the lobby of my hotel. Yeah … the lobby. Because that’s how they roll here in Austin. I haven’t even finished my morning coffee yet and I’m listening to a dope cover of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style” Also, I should mention that I’ve seen at least 14 guys that have made me drool in the last 10 minutes. They are everywhere! This is a freaking man Mecca! But I’m here for the music, right? Keep reading »
Tyra Banks, you’re so mean. On last night’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model,” TyTy had the models stomp the runway in sexy, tight Rachel Roy gowns, while huge clock gongs swung at them. I suppose it was meant to be an exercise in timing your strut, but one model failed badly — twice! First she tumbled down the stairs approaching the runway, then she was knocked off the runway by one of the swinging pendulums. Model down!
After a bajillion seasons, I am seriously finally tiring of this show. If it weren’t for the new judge, Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley, who has a hilarious faux Euro accent and talks about having a salon (SA-lon, as he pronounces it) in his apartment, I would be over this shizz. Keep reading »
Check out the first trailer for “Eat Pray Love,” based on Elizabeth Gilbert‘s book. While I usually dislike movies made from books, I must admit: I think it looks pretty darn good. The cast includes plenty of eye candy (James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup), and this could be one of Julia Roberts‘ best roles. (I also appreciated hearing Florence & the Machine’s song “Dog Days Are Over” in the background.) Keep reading »
appeared on “Larry King Live” last night, to talk about her gig hosting “Saturday Night Live” on May 8. Apparently, Lorne Michaels always wanted Betty to host and asked her three times back in the day—she turned it down because she felt it was too “New York.” In the clip above, Larry went on to ask some uh, kind of pervy questions. “You were a loose woman, Betty, weren’t you?” he asked. His follow-up: “Would you say you were easy?” Uh, can someone teach him some terminology not out of the 1950s? Props to Betty for handling the gross questions with grace. “No, I’m an incurable romantic,” she said. [NY Mag
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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 hlnbabe, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
The April 2010 issues of women’s magazines are on newsstands now. So which of these suckers will make for the best plane ride and/or lazy afternoon in the park? After the jump, we’ve rounded up the highlights from each magazine so you can see which is worth your $3.99. Keep reading »
The final “Twilight ” movie, “Breaking Dawn,” is still in the beginning stages. But Summit is considering three big-deal directors to take it on—Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”), Gus Van Sant (“Milk”), and Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”). No decision will be made until the directors have a chance to read an outline of the screenplay. It’s interesting to imagine how each of these Hollywood heavyweights would handle the vampy love and (eek!) Bella’s birthing scene. And because we can’t keep our opinions to ourselves, we just have to tell you which directors we’d shun, shug, or marry. [EW] Keep reading »
Confession: I haven’t actually watched that new E! show, “Pretty Wild,” about L.A. party girl Alexis Neiers and her many, many troubles. But if the above clip of Alexis, her little sis Gabby Neiers, and their mom — reacting to Alexis getting busted for allegedly robbing celebs’ homes in a “bling ring” — is any indication of what “Pretty Wild” is all about … I’ll pass, thanks.
One thought, though: I get that pretty girls allegedly stealing celebs’ s**t is SCANDALOUS and all. But before we join in on the national pastime of spanking these bad girls — now it’s Alexis and her friend, Tess Taylor; a few years ago it was Paris Hilton — let’s hold on for a second. Shouldn’t we save up our sputtering outrage for the less “sexy” criminals — say, murderers, sexual abusers, and rapists? Just a idea. Keep reading »
I’m sensing a trend here. First, a major studio announces that they’ll be making an update of a mega-popular kids franchise: Columbia/Sony are making “The Smurfs: The Movie” and Disney will soon start filming a new “Muppet Movie.” Both flicks will be a mixture of animation/puppets with live-action actors. Last week, it was announced last that Neil Patrick Harris had landed the lead role in “The Smurfs.” So guess who was announced today as the lead in the “Muppets”? None other than Neil’s “How I Met Your Mother” co-star, Jason Segel. What’s next—”Care Bears” starring Josh Radnor? Keep reading »