Now that Catherine has jumped off the “Twilight” bandwagon and dragged Emily down with her, Annika and I are holding down the fort for “Twilight” fans on The Frisky. I finished the fourth book, “Breaking Dawn,” this weekend and am super sad about it. To get over my melancholy, I’m catching up on my “Twilight” movie news! First, Catherine Hardwicke, the “Twilight” director, is out for the filming of the second film in the series, “New Moon.” I’m actually pretty relieved about this, because as much as I enjoyed watching the movie, including all the campiness, I do think there were lots of rushed moments and poorly shot scenes. I hope they replace the screenwriter as well — I know they had to condense the storyline so that it wouldn’t be an absurd four hours in length, but I felt like grazed over important bits that made the love story “believable.” No word yet on who is going to direct “New Moon,” but the guy who directed “About A Boy” and “The Golden Compass,” Chris Weitz, is supposedly among the contenders. Keep reading »
Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia from the “Star Wars” franchise, was on “The Today Show” this morning promoting her new memoir “Wishful Drinking.” She had some hilarious little anecdotes about her life growing up in Hollywood, including being told, repeatedly, by Cary Grant not to do acid. I personally loved the moment when she corrected Matt Lauer, who called her mom and dad, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, the “Brad and Angelina of their day.” She said, “Actually, they were the Brad and Jennifer Aniston. Liz Taylor was the Angelina,” referring, of course, to Taylor breaking up their marriage. I also loved that she sat in her chair all folded up, like a Shaman. Clip above! Keep reading »
Across the country today, a lot people called out of work, not because they’re sick, but because they’re queer. It’s A Day Without A Gay! This boycott hopes to show the gay community’s strength in the face of Prop 8 and other anti-gay marriage bills that passed back in November. It’s days like these that truly remind us how much we idolize our gay friends, relatives, and heroes. It got us thinking…what would happen if they called out of work every day? After the jump, 12 things we would have missed out on if gay men and women weren’t a part of our society.
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Dental hygiene is important, people. If you don’t wash your face for a while, you might sprout a few zits. Those go away in time. If you stop brushing your teeth, they might fall out. Tooth loss is forever. Use the next 21 days to develop a habit that will keep your chompers in business. If you’re lazy like me, try dental flossers, which even come in the shape of dinosaurs! Plaque is not sexy. Floss. Keep reading »
By now most people know that Urban Outfitters owner Richard Hayne is a raging Republican and has donated thousands of dollars to right-wing causes, but what you might not be aware of is that Urban pulled a line of “I support gay marriage” t-shirts in California after only selling them for a week. It’s not a question of politics, really. Designer Tara Littman pointedly asks: “With quite a few pro-Obama shirts in their store and even some anti-McCain products, this clearly isn’t a company that has a problem being politically aligned, so why?” This is an especially important question to ask to ask today on Day Without A Gay, when the gay community is encouraging everyone to call in “gay” to work today and donate time to a cause instead. So, what are your thoughts? Why do you think Urban Outfitters pulled the gay marriage shirts? [Racked] Keep reading »
I like to think that I’m reasonably independent. I’m a modern woman, following in the charming footsteps of Mary Tyler Moore (I even have a little beret, but I don’t throw it up in the air, because I’m afraid I’d lose it). I like my work tremendously. As a result, I’m inclined to regard myself as fairly different from Melissa Beech, who recently wrote on The Daily Beast about her sugar daddy who “pays for a killer wardrobe,” as well as her apartment, and about $5,000 worth of expenses per month. As readers decried her for being “a prostitute,” “selfish,” and “classless,” I congratulated myself on working for a living and not having to rely on an older man to cover all my expenses. Keep reading »
In an effort to promote peace and reduce tension around the world, a bunch of peace-loving hippie activists are organizing a worldwide, simultaneous orgasm to synchronize with the two-hour period around the winter Solstice. If you want to join in the good times, set your motors for Sunday, December 21, between 6 and 8 a.m. EST, when the third annual Global Orgasm for Peace officially goes down. The bad news is you’ll have to wake up super early on a Sunday. The good news is: Yay, morning sex! This year’s global orgasm is especially meaningful after the election of Obama and a renewed sense of worldwide hope. “It’s the Global OOOBama Factor,” organizers state. Their hope is that a simultaneous world-wide orgasm will effect “positive change in the energy field of the Earth through input of the largest possible instantaneous surge of human biological, mental and spiritual energy.” But they caution against your own surge of spiritual energy resulting in a pregnancy, so if you’re participating with a member of the opposite sex, make sure you’re protected against pregnancy. ”Remember,” organizers say, “over-population (6.8 billion people and counting) is a major cause of ‘peak everything,’ so please don’t make more babies in the Global-O.” [LiveNews.com.au] Keep reading »