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The Good, The Bad & The WTF: “Teen Mom” Is Back And Ready To Attack

MTV sure lucked out with its first batch of teen moms. Maci, Farrah, Amber, and Catelynn are all such compelling characters that watching the utter mundanities of their life is interesting. So I was happy to have the foursome back for last night’s season three premiere of “Teen Mom.” If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT. If you have, click on for the good, the bad, and the most WTF moments of the episode. Let’s make this like a water cooler and discuss in the comments section. Keep reading »

Get “Inside Scientology” With This Page-Turning Book

Full disclosure: before I was hired to conceptualize and edit The Frisky, I spent 10 months working on a book about Scientology, written by journalist Janet Reitman. (I transcribed the vast majority of the interviews Reitman conducted with current and former Scientologists and organized the exhaustive collection of research she did.) As a result, I became pretty familiar with the material and extremely eager to see the book in its final form. Well, that day has arrived as Reitman’s book, Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion, hits shelves this week. While the last few years has seen numerous scandalous allegations against the church flood the interwebs, Reitman’s book is full of new information you haven’t heard elsewhere. It’s also an impeccable investigation into the church’s early development under founder L. Ron Hubbard and the downward spiral it’s seen in the last 25 years under current leader, David Miscavige. Inside Scientology is a fascinating read, one that never resorts to criticizing the faith of its members, but does reveal the disturbing control exerted over them by the church and its leaders.

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Can’t “Friends With Benefits” Get Some Respect?


Single. In a relationship. Engaged. Married. “It’s complicated.” When it comes to declaring your relationship status on social networking sites, there always a handful of options, but the latter is the only one that hints to a situation that strays from traditional coupling up. How unfair. Shouldn’t, say, “Friends With Benefits” be an option? The stars of the film of the same name (opening July 22), Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, think so and they’re asking likeminded fornicators on social networking sites like Facebook to donate their status to this incredibly important cause. Grab your FWB and watch the PSA above, then check out the official “Friends with Benefits” site to find out how to donate your status. [Friends With Benefits Official Site] Keep reading »

The Dos And Don’ts Of Working As A Woman In The Music Industry

This article originally appeared at Thought Catalog. You should follow Thought Catalog on Twitter here.

Ladies: if for some nutty reason, you decide you want to be challenged, ridiculed, unfairly judged and, of course, stereotyped in your career, the music industry is just the thing for you!

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve worked in both booking and label environments, and I’m not going anywhere. But the business is so conspicuously male that, at times, I catch my left eye twitching in the mirror. It’s weird that, even today, I feel like I have to ask, “Where, exactly, do we girls fit in?” Here’s why.

As a female, once you tell somebody that you work in the industry, it’s as if they automatically think one of two things: “whore” or “bitch.” Thanks to movies like “Almost Famous,” websites like isanyoneup.com, and Pamela Des Barres’ tell-all book, I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie, we women appear to have firmly cemented our place in music as sex dolls. On the other side of the scale, flicks such as “The Devil Wears Prada” depict females in positions of power as being uptight, chaste bitches — and this feeds fire to the flame.

So here are some friendly reminders for my fellow women who wish to follow their dreams, without falling into either of the above mentioned categories. Keep reading »

Culturista: Your Guide To The Week, From “Horrible Bosses” To The End Of “Friday Night Lights”

I don’t know about you, but I sure am feeling refreshed after having July 4th off. Still, even though it’s a short week, so much is happening in the pop culture universe. Some of the most exciting happenings of this week: the series finale of “Friday Night Lights,” which makes me sad because I honestly could have watched this show for another five years; the release of “Horrible Bosses,” which, in addition to “Bridesmaids,” could make this one of the funniest summers on record; and the sequel to Push landing on bookstore shelves, which lets us know what happens to Precious about 10 years later.

After the jump, this week’s television, movies, and music plus much, much more. Keep reading »

Mega Enjoy Tiffany And Deborah Gibson’s “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid” On DVD

Even if you are not quite talented enough to be their opening act, you are no doubt checking Ticketmaster obsessively to see when tickets for Debbie Gibson and Tiffany‘s “Journey Through The ’80s Tour” go on sale. Really—it’s our wildest ’80s neon and denim dream come true. But you don’t have to wait until the tour to see these two together. Last year, they starred in Syfy’s movie “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.” Which conveniently was just released on DVD. You need to watch it because the fight scene is epic.

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