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The Daily Squee: Watch These Cats Totally Ignore This Guy’s Magic Tricks

Cats Are Not Impressed By Your Card Tricks

Magician Rick Lax knows all kinds of nifty tricks, or as Gob Bluth would say, illusions. He’s probably used to receiving a major reaction from his audiences who are impressed by his skills of trickery. But in this video, Rick goes up against his toughest critics:  cats. Their visible boredom as he pulls out all the stops to get their attention is a feeling of rejection every cat owner knows. After all, kitties are snobs. [Laughing Squid]

Frisky Q&A: Great Author Sara Benincasa Talks Young Adult Fiction, Zelda Fitzgerald & Women In Comedy

Frisky Q&A: Great Author Sara Benincasa

A show of hands: who had to read The Great Gatsby in school?

Most of us, right? You’re probably overly familiar with the tale of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, if not from high school English class then from the Baz Luhrman spectacle in theaters this past summer. I hope you still have room in your stomach for more, because there’s a new Gatsby tale in town: Great, by Sara Benincasa, a young adult novel retelling of the classic.

But Great isn’t just any old retelling: the star-crossed lovers in this story are a same-sex couple set in the modern-day Hamptons. Jacinta is an “It girl” blogger who lives next door to Naomi, our narrator. While she rides out the summer at her mother’s extravagant summer home, Naomi tries to piece together Jacinta’s love affair with Delilah, a family friend of her mom and the Daisy Buchanan character in the story. It’s a familiar tale, but a completely different take on modern sexual mores and class.

And Sara Benincasa isn’t just any writer, either. She’s also one of my dearest friends. We met about seven years ago when she was a New York City-based standup comic and hosted a “Gossip Girl” fan festival. (Dorota came. It was amazing.) Over the years, I’ve watched Sara’s writing and comedy career skyrocket to much-deserved success. I’m genuinely thrilled for her that Great is such a good book and that more books from Sara are coming down the pipeline soon.

I called Sara up over Skype last week to chat about F. Scott Fitzgerald, feminism and how her memoir is being made into a TV show (!!!) by Diablo Cody. Here’s our conversation, after the jump:

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Meet The “Geep,” A Goat-Sheep Hybrid That Will Steal Your Heart And Save The World

These days we have plenty of evidence that civilization is going to hell in a handbasket: Farrah Abraham’s erotic novelist career, elected officials making laws based on the belief that women are nothing more than barely sentient baby factories, the continuing existence of James Franco. BUT WAIT! There is finally a reason to celebrate, a beacon of hope in a dark world, the chosen one that will save us all — it’s a goat/sheep hybrid called a geep. The geep (rhymes with BEEEEEEEEEP!!!) sprang forth from the torrid love affair of a sheep and a goat in Ireland. According to the surprised farmer who discovered the unlikely progeny, the geep is quick, mischievous, wooly, and in perfect health.

Check out a video of this magical creature in action after the jump, and let me know if you want one of the “I BEEP FOR GEEP” bumper stickers that I’m making after work today. [Want. -- Amelia] Keep reading »

Would You Have Sex With Paul Rudd?

I Predict That Will Be A Resounding "Yes"

I would tell you my answer to that question, but I think you already know. [Funny Or Die]

Whoopi Goldberg Addresses Rumors She’ll Take Over “The Late Show”

  • Whoopi Goldberg shot down rumors that she’ll be leaving “The View” to take over David Letterman’s spot at “The Late Show” when he retires in 2015. Which is a major bummer, because we could use some more ladies in late night. [The Wrap]
  • It isn’t cool that Lindsay Lohan supposedly wasn’t on her best behavior at an AA meeting. [I would like to call bullshit on the "source" who says it's "unheard of" to arrive late and leave early. -- Amelia] It also isn’t cool that anyone blabs about what goes on at an AA meeting, which is supposed to be PRIVATE. [RadarOnline]
  • This picture of Kim Kardashian’s sandy beach butt is everything. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Wait, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry is bisexual?! No one sent us the memo! [Autostraddle]
  • Friends and family of Peaches Geldof remember the model and writer, who died suddenly today at age 25. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Watch This LSU Gymnast Score A Perfect 10 With Amazing Routine

Watch This LSU Gymnast Score A Perfect 10 With Amazing Routine
FLAWLESS.

Let it be made perfectly clear by this Louisiana State University student’s perfect 10 routine that the Olympics are not the only place to watch incredible gymnastics. Junior Lloimincia Hall nailed her highly entertaining floor routine earlier this year, video for which is now making the rounds on the internet — and it’s easy to see why. Best part is, her teammates couldn’t even contain their excitement when she was done. Before the judges’ scores could even be tallied, they were out on the mat celebrating her perfect score with her. Get it, girl! [via Buzzfeed]

Stevie Nicks Performs “Rhiannon” With Lady Antebellum, Kills It At The ACMs

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I was totally in my element watching last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, basking in the hotness that is Luke Bryan and contemplating my love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift, when Stevie Nicks showed up and totally changed the game. She took the stage with Lady Antebellum for a medley of Lady A’s tune “Golden,” and— wait for it— Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.” In that moment, dreams came true. I didn’t even mind that Hillary Scott was a bit pitchy at times, because it was THAT magical. It was like watching the Power Rangers get together for the first time. Check it out for yourself and thank us later.

“SNL”‘s International Nasty Girls Want “Dongs All Over The World”

"SNL"'s Nasty Girls Want "Dongs All Over The World"
"196 countries, now that's a lot of dongs..."

Yay! “Saturday Night Live”‘s International Nasty Girls (aka the show’s female cast members and the group behind the song, “(Do It On My) Twin Bed”) are back with a new unbashashadly slutty girl power anthem called “Dongs All Over The World.” It’s about travel sex, which I know a thing or two about. Catch them dongs like Pokemon, ladies!

All The Important Humping On “Game Of Thrones”

Don’t feel bad. “Game of Thrones” is confusing as hell. So many characters with weird names! So many powerful balding dudes! So many guys with luscious locks! So many characters with weird names having sex with powerful balding dudes and guys with luscious locks! It’s no wonder you can’t keep who’s fucked who straight. No matter. An infographic exists. Study up before tonight’s season premiere! [Cool Material]

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Let Timmy Smoke,” Listen To Hurray For The Riff Raff & Make Some Marmalade!

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch "Let Timmy Smoke," Listen To Hurray For The Riff Raff & Make Some Marmalade!

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! 
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