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Prescription Eyelash Enhancer Coming Soon

If thickening and lengthening mascaras just aren’t enough to make your lashes look all fluttery, a savior is on its way. A new drug called Latisse was recently approved and will soon be available with a prescription. The cream supposedly boosts lash length and thickness by encouraging hair follicles’ regrowth, but any part of the body exposed to the cream could show hair growth. We’ll be sticking to our fave OTC lash-enhancer, CoverGirl LashBlast. That stuff works wonders without the danger of growing extra, unwanted hair. [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »

Kate And Leo Don’t TiVo “Titantic” Either!

I want to read Richard Yates’ “Revolutionary Road” before I see the film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, but I hope I can get through it quickly, based on this adorable interview with the pair on “The Today Show” last week. I was never a “Titantic” fan — absolute crap script, for starters (this coming from the woman who watched “Must Love Dogs” and “Two Weeks Notice” back to back last night — but these two did have lovely chemistry. Keep reading »

Publication Of Holocaust Memoir, Loved By Oprah, Canceled

Berkley Books, an imprint of large book publisher, Penguin, has canceled the publication of the Oprah-endorsed Holocaust memoir, “Angel at the Fence,” after allegations of its validity were made by Jewish groups, family, and friends. “Angel at the Fence” was supposed to come out in February, and told the love story of Herman and Rosa Rosenblat — in the memoir, Mr. Rosenblat claimed that his life was saved when young Rosa (then Roma Radzicky, also a prisoner at the concentration camp) threw him apples over a fence to prevent him from starving. Rosenblat said they found each other years later, set up on a blind date. “I wanted to bring happiness to people,” Rosenblat said in a statement issued Saturday through his agent, Andrea Hurst. “I brought hope to a lot of people. My motivation was to make good in this world.”

Though there is no doubt Rosenblat was a Holocaust concentration camp survivor, serious doubts exist that he could have met his wife in the ways he describes in the book. Thus, Jewish groups and scholars worry that such inaccuracies would only encourage Holocaust deniers. Keep reading »

Is That A Box Of Heart Shaped Candy Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Just as I feel a sense of satisfaction about making it through the holidays season solo, now Valentine’s Day is already rearing its fugly pepto pink head in drug store aisles across America. Puke! Can’t a single girl catch a break? It’s not even New Year’s yet and mid-February merchandise is out. And the way my relationships go…the dude I’m dating this week probs won’t even last seven weeks– so, how’s all that V Day chocolate going to? Those candy hearts are going to go bad before my manly flavor of the day does! [The Consumerist] Keep reading »

10 Things I Learned In 2008 & 10 Things I Hope To Learn In 2009

In the school of life, every year is a learning experience. And 2008 certainly had its educational moments. Here’s how this year made me a hip smarty-pants and how I hope 2009 will make me a mensa-like slut.

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The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For December 27-28th 2008

Saturday

  • “Law & Order” on TNT at 10 am
  • “17 Kids and Counting” on Discovery Health at 11 am
  • “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on Bravo at 12:30 to 9 pm
  • “Skins” on BBC America at 3 pm
  • “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” on STARZ at 6:10 pm
  • “My Cousin Vinny” on TBS at 9 pm
  • “Gentlemen’s Clubs Revealed” on A&E at 11 am
  • “Saturday Night Live” on NBC at 11:30 pm
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    Quickies!: Rihanna Planning Acting Career, Big Surprise!

  • Rihanna will play the lead female role in a remake of “The Last Dragon.” Maybe she’ll disappear just like Vanity did soon after playing this role. [Mediatakeout]
  • Remember when the only thing you drew on your Etch-a-Sketch was a jumble of lines? Some people are actually able to create art on their’s. [Asylum]
  • It may not seem like it, but there are some Hollywood marriages that have survived. And there are enough to do a top ten list. [Your Tango]
  • Madonna’s New Year’s resolution is to stop trying so hard. Well not really, but it’s a good suggestion. [Shine]
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    Commenters Ball: Our Favorite Comments Of The Week

    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 well award five of you an awesome internet chatty Cathy’s a little something special. This weeks winner’s will receive Creative Nail Designs’ Stickey Base Coat which is guaranteed to make your mani-pedi last longer. So, without further adieu, here are the lucky winners of this week’s Commenters Ball… Keep reading »

    Purrfect Singer, Dancer and Actress Eartha Kitt Dies At 81

    Eartha Kitt, the “Santa Baby” crooner and former Catwoman, died of colon cancer at 81 on Christmas Day in Connecticut. The self-proclaimed “sex kitten” began her career as a dancer in the famed Katharine Dunham troupe and cabarets, but progressed to acting and singing on stage, in movies and on television. She won two Emmys, and was also nominated for several Tonys and two Grammys. Kitt is well-known for her feline-like movements and sultry voice, but she is also remembered for an anti-Vietnam War comment she made at a White House Luncheon hosted by Lady Bird Johnson. “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed,” she told the group of about 50 women. “They rebel in the street. They don’t want to go to school because they’re going to be snatched off from their mothers to be shot in Vietnam.” Keep reading »

    Have You Given Up Champagne Toasts Because Of The Recession?

    The Times reports that champagne sales are down this holiday season and not necessarily because people can’t afford the bubbly. Amid layoffs, foreclosures and other economic losses, as well as a shortage of the usual celebratory occasions like “mergers, closings, bonuses and office parties,” “People just don’t want to look extravagant today,” said Paul Grieco, a Manhattan restaurateur. “They still want to drink, so they cut out the Champagne and go directly to whatever they’re drinking with dinner.” Convinced this includes sparkling wine priced $10 to $20, “the sweet spot these days for good wine values,” the Times gathered a wine panel to taste test 25 bottles, admitting that, “While our price range was $10 to $20, most of the wines in the tasting were $15 to $20.” This makes total sense since a $15 bottle of sparkling wine looks so much less extravagant than a $15 bottle of champagne. “Let’s be honest,” the reporter mused, ”none of these bottles will match a very good Champagne. But they cost half what you would pay these days for the least expensive Champagne.” Half as much, huh? Clearly the Times has never heard of Andre.

    So have you been cutting down on your Champagne toasts this holiday season because of the recession? And if so, what are you drinking it its place? [NYTimes]
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