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Diablo Cody’s “Fempire” Wants It Both Ways

The New York Times just cannot quit “Sex and the City.” It seems like the Sunday Style section is always in search of the next Carrie & Co., which resulted in this weekend’s profile of “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody and her three friends who dubbed themselves “The Fempire.” Cody, who won an Oscar for writing “Juno” and is currently the mind behind Showtime’s “United States Of Tara,” plans on dominating Hollywood alongside her best gal pals, Lorene Scafaria (who wrote “Nick & Norah’s Infinate Playlist”), Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”), and Liz Meriwether, also a screenwriter. Think of them as the estrogen packed version of Judd Apatow and his boys — and guess what? They’re gorgeous! Also! “We’ve all seen each other naked.”

Despite that admission, the quartet want to be taken seriously and make sure that everyone understands that their success and bank-ability has nothing to do with the fact that they’re all easy on the eyes. “I know a few beautiful women,” said Adam Siegel, a producer who is friends with the women. “But none of them write like Dana, Liz, Lorene or Diablo.”

Attributing the Fempire’s success to their talent not their looks is something we can get behind, but it kind of seems like the group uses the latter to their advantage as well. Keep reading »

From Jobless To Topless: Women Strip to Stimulate The Economy

Turns out our turd economy is good for one thing: stripping. Applications to jobs in the adult entertainment industry have risen like adolescent boy schlongs in the last year. Today’s flashdancer could be a sad hottie simply downsized from her job at an imploding international investment bank…

It’s better than an unemployment check. One night’s work at the gentleman’s club Sin City in NYC brings in an average of $1000. Dancers at Rick’s Caberet in Miami will fold up to 300,000 sweaty dollar bills into their g-strings this year. Recently, 200 women showed up for a job fair at the Foxy Lady in Providence, R.I. Keep reading »

Women Who Rock: Julia Child

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

JULIA CHILD (1912-2004)

Was there more to America’s first celebrity chef than what we read and saw? Most definitely. Julia Child had a past that most wouldn’t believe, and a number of accomplishments that chefs around the world would envy.

She was born Julia McWilliams on Aug. 15, 1912. After a childhood spent attending Katharine Branson School for Girls, Julia attended Smith College in Massachusetts. Instead of marrying and settling down, she volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to today’s CIA. While her title was research assistant, she was actually a spy during World War II. It was during this time that she met Paul Child, her future husband.
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The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For March 21st-22nd 2009

  • “Biography: Barbara Hutton: Million Dollar Baby” on BIO at 9 am
  • “E! News Weekend” on E! at 9 am
  • “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E! at 11 am
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    Quickies!: LeAnn Rimes Was A Beard?!

  • The family of LeAnn Rimes’s husband, Dean Sheremet, have outed him as allegedly gay. If this is true, she must have cheated because she was tired of being his beard. [Perez Hilton]
  • Loved ones attended a wake for Natasha Richardson at American Irish Historical Society in Manhattan today. [People]
  • The new tween Dora the Explorer has been hanging with some folks a little too old for her, like Amanda Bynes and Rihanna. This is not what we expect from you, Dora. [Urlesque]
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    OctoMom Gets Her Grip On Art World

    The OctoMom, Nadya Suleman, has created a lot of drama, condom use, and diaper sales, but now she’s also inspired art! Daniel Edwards, best known for his sculptures of Britney Spears giving birth doggy style on a bear skin rug and Paris Hilton’s anointed autopsy with dog Tinkerbell pawing her body, has taken another pop culture icon, the OctoMom, and made her even more plastic. Pepto Bismol pink String Of Babies has Nadya Suleman wrapping her tentacles around eight baby heads and one giant phallic baby bottle. But we all know, she’s really got a hold on the media! [Hollywood Drag]

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    Women Who Rock: Betty Ford

    BETTY FORD (1918- )

    Former First Lady Betty Ford, born Betty Ann Bloomer in 1918, was a pioneering force for the causes of substance abuse rehabilitation and breast cancer awareness. Never before had a public figure, let alone a First Lady, allowed the people to know so much of her private life. Betty Ford stunned the nation with her public admission of her prescription drug and alcohol abuse. By allowing all to see that drug and alcohol abuse can affect anyone and, more importantly, that a person can recover from those addictions, Ford set an example. Her passion for helping others with the same struggles led her and her husband, President Gerald Ford, to establish the Betty Ford Clinic. Over the years, the Betty Ford Clinic has helped celebrities and ordinary people alike break free of substance abuse.

    Not only did Betty Ford speak openly about her substance abuse, but also she revealed her struggle with breast cancer. Going public with her mastectomy raised national awareness for breast cancer. Her life is a living and lasting legacy of how our experiences can shape and make better the lives of countless others.

    Further reading:

  • Betty Ford: Candor And Courage In The White House by John Robert Greene
  • The Times of My Life by Betty Ford

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  • Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of March 20th 2009

    We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This week seven winners will receive a copy of CHEER! Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »

    Professional Tennis Star, Born A Hermaphrodite, Ignites Controversy

    Germany’s Sarah Gronert is a professional tennis player who competes on the same level as the Williams sisters and Maria Sharipova. The thing is, Gronert was born with both male and female sex organs (i.e. she’s a hermaphrodite), though she had surgery a few years ago to remove the male genitalia. Her story ignited controversy in her own country and within the professional tennis world, but she was able to plead her case with the WTA (the group that oversees the sport) so that she could continue to play among her female peers. But her critics believe that the fact that she was born both as a man and a woman gives her an unfair advantage competing against women. “There is no girl who can hit serves like that, not even Venus Williams,” said Schlomo Tzoref, who coaches rival player. “When I heard her story, I was in shock. I don’t know if it’s fair that she can compete or not. She does have an advantage, but if this is what the WTA have decided, they probably know best.” Apparently, Gronert is so good, she’s expected to be crack the Top 50 players in the world this year.

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