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Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of February 6th 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 five of you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This weeks winner’s will receive 1928 Jewelry. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Gift For Gab… Keep reading »

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Slumdog Millionaire”

Anyone can see the movie — only smarties read the book. This year, all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads. “Slumdog Millionaire” scored 10 Oscar nods, which means we’re going to get to see M.I.A. wear something insane when she performs her nominated song, “O Saya,” on February 22. The movie focuses on Jamal, a chai-wallah, or tea boy, who wins the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” The story is based on Vikas Swarup’s Indian bestseller Q&A. However, more than the title has been changed. After the jump, how director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufroy fiddled with the original … Keep reading »

The Mother Of Octuplets Speaks!

Ann Curry scored an interview with Nadya Suleman, the mother of the octuplets everybody’s talking about, and a portion aired this morning on the “Today” show. We thought Suleman was bats*** when we heard she already had six children, lives with her mother, and isn’t currently employed. So, when we saw how poised and together she appears in this clip, we were surprised. Supposedly, Suleman was asking $2 million for interviews. Did “Today” pay up? Who knows. Maybe she’s hoping the exposure will inspire someone to make a movie of her life. Or maybe she’s so out of touch with reality that she doesn’t even realize what it’s going to be like raising 14 children. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson Isn’t A Cover Girl

  • Jessica Simpson will not be gracing the cover of Self magazine as previously planned. Jess has been making a lot of headlines for her recent weight gain, but Self claims that’s not why the pop star won’t be on the cover anymore. They claim she’s too busy. [Popeater] — Doing what, making straight to video movies?
  • Ever wanted to know how Barbie was made? Here’s a step-by-step guide as to how the famous doll is assembled from a designer’s point of view. [Designboom]
  • The woman who gave birth to octuplets has granted her first interview to NBC’s Ann Curry. [LA Times]
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    Bravo’s “Project Runway” Replacement

    Since the “Project Runway” fiasco hasn’t been sorted out yet, Bravo has a new fashion competition to replace their signature show, which may or may not be heading over to Lifetime. It’s called “The Fashion Show,” and it “will follow professional designers as they strive to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog world of fashion and compete for a chance to have their designs sold for the mass retail market.” The show will debut later this year, and Bravo wants us to pick the last designer to join the competition. After the jump, two potential contenders. Keep reading »

    The Top Ten Things Women Shouldn’t Do In Public

    Earlier this week, the good people at AskMen.com revealed their list of the “Top Ten Things Men Shouldn’t Do In Public,” which included definite no-no’s like picking their noses and peeing conspicuously, and debatable no-no’s like crying (Come on, what if his dog just died? What if he just watched “The Notebook” for the first time?). Interestingly, they said proposing to your girlfriend on a subway was a “bold” public move — something that really ought to TOP the list of forbidden public acts, if you ask me (I mean seriously, a subway? Is there a danker, drearier place on Earth to ask a woman to spend the rest of your life with you?!).

    Anyway, there’s no reason men should have all the fun, so in the interest of equality we’ve got a list of our own. After the jump, the Top Ten Things Women Shouldn’t Do In Public. Keep reading »

    A Toilet Could Save Your Relationship

    A lot of women — myself included — get pissed off when a guy leaves the toilet seat up. Sure, it’s one extra step, but would it kill him to spend a few extra seconds to escape our wrath? Apparently so. I’m sure it instigates many a fight among couples, which is why you’ll be pleased to know that some students have created a toilet that automatically puts its seat down after it’s flushed. So, even if your boyfriend is a lazy bum, you’re relationship might still work out! However, if he doesn’t flush, you have bigger problems. [Born Rich] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Mars Is The New Celeb Kid On The Block, Stay Youthful Like Demi Moore

  • Bronx Mogli has been dethroned. Mars Merkaba, Erykah Badu’s newborn, now has the strangest celebrity baby name. [Dlisted]
  • Lynne from “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is dumb as a box of white rice. Not only is she not sure there’s air conditioning in her home, but she also thinks horseradish comes from little ponies. Now my dreams of Lynne putting Vicki’s million dollar ass in its trailer park place have been crushed. [Dlisted]
  • Michelle Obama’s hairstylist will train D.C.-area stylists to do the first lady’s hair because he doesn’t want to move, and flying back and forth isn’t practical in this economic climate. How do I get an application for this apprenticeship program? [Perez Hilton]
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    Tears Are Not So Cathartic After All

    Do your emotions ever overflow to the point that you know a “good cry” is inevitable? This happens to me regularly. I usually welcome the tears because conventional knowledge is that crying is cathartic. But sometimes I end up feeling worse than I did before. At least I’m not alone.

    Tears accompany a myriad of human emotions — sadness, happiness, anger, nervousness, etc., and sometimes, a “good cry” is the only way to regain mental balance when your emotions are out of whack. But some researchers say that linking crying with emotional cleansing is misleading because not everyone feels better after every cry. Those, like me, who place a high expectation on a tearful breakdown often experience emotional confusion afterward.

    So the next time I feel like crying, I’m just going to veg out on chocolate, watch a funny flick, and cuddle my cats, instead. [New York Times] Keep reading »

    5 Things You Didn’t Know About Super Bowl Porn Stars

    Everyone is still talking about the porno incident during Sunday’s Super Bowl game. The initial reaction was shock. How did a pornographic movie pop up during the biggest game of the year? Now the reaction has shifted to curiosity. Just who are the two actors in the 30-sec porn clip? Tristan Kingsley and Evan Stone. After Tristan pulled Evan’s penis out of his pants right after the Arizona Cardinals scored a touchdown, she blogged … Keep reading »

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