Category Archives: News

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The Protesting Of Proposition 8

The passing of Prop 8, which bans gay marriage in the State of California, has been causing a riot on The Frisky, but that’s nothing compared to what been going on in the streets and in the gay community. Borrowing chants from the Civil Rights movement, homosexuals have rallied together this week to fight for their rights to have families.

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The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 8-9th 2008

There are two marathons for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” on this weekend, so there is no excuse for you not to be in the know about the drama and conspicuous consumption. But if McMansions, just-for-the-hell-of-it shopping sprees and gossip aren’t your shtick, then there’s plenty of other stuff to watch. And guess what? All of it isn’t mindless TV. Oh, and don’t forget — Amelia will be liveblogging “True Blood” again on Sunday at 9pm EST! Keep reading »

Quickies!: Chris Brown’s Hotness Literally Makes Rihanna Pass Out

  • Rihanna stumbled off stage and fainted at her concert in Australia. I guess she was grossed out from having to sing “Umbrella” a-gain. [Dlisted]
  • Every woman, at least once in her life, should savor the delights of a Republican man. [Dear Sugar]
  • If you enjoy adult toys, hopefully you already know the best way to clean them. But if you’re not sure, read this before you develop a weird infection. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Friends can get in the way of your relationship. These nine signs will let you know if your bestie is really a frenemie. [Your Tango]
  • Here are the Cliffnotes to Amy Winehouse. You know, in case, “Jeopardy” has a category on crackheads. [Candy Kirby]
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    Poll: Did You Get Lucky On Election Night?

    The Urban Dictionary word of the day for Nov. 5 was “Obama baby.” Definition: “A child conceived after Obama was proclaimed President by way of celebratory sex, or any baby born under Barack Obama’s term(s).” Yesterday’s was “election erection.” Participating in the electoral process this week really turned some people on! A quick glance at Craigslist’s missed connections listings showed that a bunch of people narrowly missed the possible loves of their lives on Tuesday night (keep reading to see a few). Did you get lucky or have a sexless night because of the election results? Keep reading »

    Romance On TV: Grey’s Anatomy Sets Up Its Lesbian Romance For Failure

    Last night on “Grey’s Anatomy” we finally got to see how ABC execs decided to cut out Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) and her lesbian love storyline. There was much backlash and gossip regarding the unfair decision to give Erica the boot because people and network execurives seemed “uncomfortable” with her same sex relationship. The news leaked that she was getting the ax right before the episode aired. So how did they do it? More details after the jump. Keep reading »

    Is Your Dog Cute Enough To Be First Dog?

    In his election night speech, President-elect Barack Obama told his daughters they had earned a puppy, and speculation over what type of dog the family should get began. Michelle has said they will be getting a shelter dog, but with Malia’s allergies, it needs to be hypoallergenic one.

    No matter where the Obamas’ dog comes from — the pound or a breeder — it has to be photogenic, for sure. We bet your dogs are awfully attractive, so we want you to send canine photos and videos to tips@thefrisky.com, along with the reason your dog would be the perfect presidential pet. Next week, we’ll post the cutest dogs and award one the title of First Dog.

    UPDATE: Barack Obama responded to the question at a press conference today…

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    The Daily Squeeze: Thakoon For Target, Red Lips, And Strong Handshakes

  • Photos showing the Thakoon Go International for Target collection are out. For clothes that are coming out in December, they’re awfully summer-y. Yes, we know it’s a “resort” collection, but what Target shopper vacations in Brazil at this time of year? [Nylon]
  • Craigslist is taming its “erotic services” listings by requiring vendors of those services to pay a pay of about $10 for each listing by credit card. The money will be donated to charities that combat child exploitation and human trafficking. [NY Times]
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    Commenter’s Ball: Our Five 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, here are our five favorite comments from last week…

    Best Female Driver
    “Simosa” from ”The ABC’s of Dating”
    Wendy rocked out her dating ABC’s! Simosa applauded her with:
    “This is a great list. They should distribute this list to all 16-year old girls when they get they pass their driver’s test.”
    Ha, you mean before they ride in the backseat! Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Zack And Miri Made A Porno, Now You Can Too

  • Porn star Belladonna explains how to make an adult film. [Asylum]
  • Think your relationship is odd? Don’t worry, opposites attract. Check out these odd celebrity marriages. [Your Tango]
  • Lubricant is necessary when you’re excited, but your bod isn’t revved up yet, so test your knowledge on this often-forgotten step to good sex. [Dear Sugar]
  • Dreaming that you cheat with your boss, for instance, could mean that you work too much. Dreaming of infidelity doesn’t mean you have an inner-harlot. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Botox may be the second most popular prescription drug, but it’s still a dangerous toxin. [College Candy]
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    Marriage Under Attack!

    One of the biggest defenses used by people who are not in favor of gay marriage — even from those who don’t oppose civil unions or other gay rights issues — is that marriage is an institution that’s founded on connecting mothers and fathers to their children. Writes Jennifer Roback Morse for the National Review, in her article “8 Is Not Hate”:

    “I view marriage as a gender-based institution that attaches mothers and fathers to each other and to their children. Those of us who support Proposition 8 believe that children deserve at least the chance to have a relationship with a mom and a dad. That isn’t hateful toward anyone.”

    Righty-o! Using “the children” as a shield for bigotry seems like shifty parenting to me, but whatevs. When the divorce rate is at 50% in this country, marriage is already under attack — by straight people! Keep reading »

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